Cool musik

Monday, September 25, 2006

I don't care what other people say, this song is soooooooooooo COOL. I love it. GO Fergie!



UPDATE:
Here is a new link to Fergie's London Bridge.

A small promise

Sunday, September 24, 2006

-Will you wait for me?
+Mmmm... how long?
-I'm not sure. Maybe a year and a half, maybe two.
+(Pretending to think about it)
-...
+Yes. I'll wait for you. (Of course I will).

Ok, now for some good movies

I know my last post was pretty negative towards the film industry, so this post is one of redemption. There still are good movies being made. And I saw two of them in two straight days! Cool, huh? The sad part is that they were both made in 2005, but they're still good.

The first film is Imagine Me & You. This is quite frankly a lesbi-chic-flick. Yeah, I know, I wasn't really excited to see it, but some friends had it and there was frankly nothing better to do. Anyways, in spite of the lesbian subject matter, the film was actually a refreshing surprise. The dialogue was witty and fun, the characters were pretty well drawn out and believable, the story, if predictable (it was a chick-flick after all), ended up wining me over... and for a hard-core cynic like Germy to be won over, that's really saying something. Rent it, it's a genuine good time. Woo knew dykes could be so compelling?

The other movie I wanna recommend is Brick. Oh man, this movie was awesome. Thinking about it afterwards, it's pretty bizarre and even ridiculous. It's basically a 1940's crime-mystery/film noir flick set in a present-day high school in the US. I know, weird, huh? It brought back memois of the ludicrous Bugsy Malone film. But Brick just works, and it actually works quite well. I don't want to spoil it for you, so just take my word for it and rent it. It's at least a departure from everything else you've probably seen in a while (unless you just saw like The Maltese Falcon or something, haha). I definitely will be on the lookout for Rian Johnson's (the writer/director) next film...

Movies, movies

Ok, summer came and went... and so did those summer movies. Here my take on what was hot and what was most definitely not.

The DaVinci Code:
I thought the book was fun. The movie? Well, even though it had the excellente Amelie (ak.a. Audrey Tattou), Tom Hanks, Ian Mackellen and Jean Renoir, it was, well, so-so. I mean it wasn't a bad movie, it was OK. Not a great movie, just a fun one. Sort of like the book. Hey, that means it's a near perfect book-to-screen transfer. Cool.

Pirates of the Caribbean II:
I have not yet seen the first one, but since Johnny Depp got an Oscar nomination for it, my interest was piqued. Sadly, this sequel is same-old, same-old. Nothing too special. Orlando Bloom is hot. Yawn. I actually forgot I had seen it, thank goodness I kept the ticket stub, haha. Sadly, this film has grossed over $400 million dollars in the US alone. That means we'll be getting more of this in the future. Thank you, brain-dead moviegoers. I still want to see the first one, though, to see what all this fuss is about.

The devil wears Prada:
The only reason I wanted to see this was to witness Meryl Streep be bitchy on screen. Well, she is. And that's about the highlight of the movie. This woman is amazing; the actual script was not. Nuff said.

Lady in the water:
I get really annoyed that M. Night Shyamalan insists on giving himself bigger and bigger roles in his own movies. It was cool when he made a cameo in Sixth Sense. It was weird when he became a supporting character in Signs (awful film, btw). I don't remember if he came out at all in The Village (I really liked this flick, btw, his best IMO). Now he returns as a secondary character in Lady in the Water. Yuck. But the film is actually semi-decent. Much better than Signs, although that's not saying much. I guess we all want to be totally wowed again by him like we were in Sixth Sense. It didn't happen. Lady is sort of OK-ish only.


Little Miss Sunshine:
I saw this film with the local gay group from my workplace. Going out with them was interesting. I commented how crappy the summer movies had been so far, and some of them balked and said they had really enjoyed Superman Returns and Pirates II. Geez, and I thought fags were supposed to be all artsy and cultured. My mistakes... what ever happened to good old-fashioned stereotypes. We went to see this movie after going all out to dinner and they all had a grand time, laughing their heads off. I thought it was alright, but felt I was being left out of a joke. I just didn't think it was either that funny or that good.

Talladega Nights: The ballad of Ricky Bobby
I won't even go too much into this. This film was lame. My brother dragged me to see it and I want my money back. There were like 2 or 3 good jokes, but nothing remotely memorable. It wasn't that funny or that inventive. WIll Ferrel rocks but the film was still lame. He's no Adam Sandler or Mike Myers.

Idlewild:
Ok, this is why people hate musicals. This has got to be one of the worst films I've seen all year. Yuck. Incoherent plot, lame acting, the music was awful and the musical numbers were pretty lame also. An
d it was cheesy and predictable. Awful. There's this one part where the guy plays the girl this terrible song and she thinks it's so good she actualy starts crying. It was the most unintentionally hilarious cinematic moment I've seen all year.

The Covenant:
Yeah, this isn't exactly a summer movie anymore, but what the hell. It stars some insanely hot guys and I went along just to see them shirtless, sweaty and distressed. All in all I was not disappointed. Of course, the movie stank, but my expectations were set accordingly.

I passed on seeing Superman Returns, Miami Vice, Cars, Snakes on a plane, Flight 93, World Trade Center, Mission Impossible 3, Poseidon; and I don't regret it. And X-Men III was totally forgettable. Yawn. What a boring summer. Yawn.

I guess we'll all just have to wait for Dreamgirls to save the day.

More updates

Sunday, September 17, 2006

I known, I'm lame for not posting more often. But get off my case, I've had a lot of work and there's only so much Germy to go around. Anywyas, here are some updates:

-My brother got married!!! It totally turned into a 3-day wedding event down in southern Mexico. I actually had a really good time. Seeing old friends and family is always enjoyable. I made a very irreverent yet hilarious toast to the new couple (at least I thought so) and danced to the wee hour of the morning. The Ex was actually my date, so I had lots of sex too, which was also cool. More on that later. Seeing my brother married off produced mixed feelings. Of course I'm happy for him but I just feel that our relationship will never be the same again (because it won't, he's married now). And that makes me sad. And that's life.

-There's this new guy at work who I've sort taken under my wing. He's fresh out of school and bright-eyed and innocent. Awwwww. I predict that will be gone in like a year, ha! Anyways, I'm going to try to practice being a mentor for when I someday have people reporting to me. Oh, and there's this other new guy. He's really hot. There's just something I like about short stocky guys. Yum. More on that later.

-I participated in the Seattle AIDS Walk. I helped raise money and it was fun. I then went to one of the sponsors of the event (an eye-glass store) and spent $500 on some new Prada glasses. Oh, the sacrifices one makes for charity. Germy isn't normally one to drop brand names and say how much I spent on material things (like Psesito), but since my birthday is coming up, I thought I'd treat myself to something nice. And tell the world a bout it. Sue me.

-I've made a new friend. He's from Mexico city (chilango!) and he started working here about a month after me. Being new also has made us bond more and have more in common whereas hanging out with my brothers friends sometimes makes me feel like I don't really belong all the time. We hang out, go to lunch, give each other rides to the airport and what not. My brother even asked if we were going out and I was like "Umm, no." Just friends.