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The Black-Hearted Insurance Company
May 2007
 
 
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Sun, Apr. 29th, 2007 11:33 pm



The last one I linked to got yanked by NBC, so here it is again. For a few days, anyway.

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Thu, Apr. 26th, 2007 12:09 pm

HOT FUZZ IS PLAYING AT THE DAVIS STARTING TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!

Maybe I should just take a nap for the next couple months. This is ridiculous.

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Thu, Apr. 26th, 2007 10:22 am

THE PIPETTES ARE COMING TO THE EMPTY BOTTLE THURSDAY 7 JUNE 2007.



Related: How far away is Minneapolis? They're playing there Friday 8 June 2007, and I'm thinking of asking for those two days off work. Who's with me?

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Thu, Apr. 26th, 2007 10:15 am

Last night, the Ticketweb site said the tickets for Brand Upon the Brain go on sale today at noon.

This morning, the Ticketweb site says the tickets for Brand Upon the Brain go on sale tomorrow at noon.

What gives?

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Wed, Apr. 25th, 2007 11:32 pm

http://www.musicboxtheatre.com/branduponthebrain.html

TICKETS GO ON SALE TOMORROW AT NOON

BY TOMORROW I MEAN THURSDAY THE 26TH

THE TICKETS ARE TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS PER PERSON HOLY BALLS

CRISPIN GLOVER IS DOING THE NARRATION!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!!?

GARGLE BLARG

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Sun, Apr. 22nd, 2007 10:05 pm

Yesterday is a weird blur. I don't really remember what I did. I'm okay with that.

Today! Went with horty_pie to see Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters and Hot Fuzz. A few quick words:

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters is exactly what you would expect, provided you expect an episode of the show that's about 90 minutes long. They weren't kidding in the trailer when they said the movie has "five characters and two new backgrounds." There are more than five characters (though not many more), but most of it looks like it was just lifted directly from the show. Including the animation. It's probably not a good introduction to the concept and the characters-- any 12-minute episode will do, really-- but for rabid fans it should more than suffice that this was actually produced by a major studio and released in theaters.

Hot Fuzz is the new film from many of the people who made Shaun of the Dead. It's excellent, although the pace is much more leisurely than Shaun of the Dead. After how well-received Shaun was, expectations were high for this film. It wasn't as frenetic as I was expecting (the trailers helped feed into this), since the first hour and a half is basically all setup for the last act. Which actually is ridiculous action-movie eye candy. The flair that Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg showed for creating great characters the audience really feels invested in has carried over from the first film, which is fantastic. I'm anxious to see it again-- Shaun of the Dead was loaded with references and background jokes that took several views to catch, and I'm sure Hot Fuzz is no different.

joanofarrgh and I watched the first part of the recent Masterpiece Theatre production of Bleak House (starring Gillian Anderson and a bunch of British people, including one guy who kind of looks like Crispin Glover and Ian Richardson-- the very definition of British Badass). I admit I'm hooked and can't wait to see the next part next Sunday night. Or, failing that, get it from Netflix. The way the film is shot is very contemporary, which is interesting. There are a lot of long tracking shots that look as though they were shot handheld (which is cool) and some weird quick-cut scene transitions (which can be a tad jarring). I'm not usually into this sort of thing-- or am I? Again, I should probably get more of it from Netflix.

I watched the first half of Street Trash the other night before I realized I was completely exhausted and went to bed. I have yet to finish it, and I'm completely exhausted again. So not tonight, then.

So sleepy.

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Thu, Apr. 19th, 2007 11:46 am

Coffman vs. Escalator, Escalator Wins Every Time.

Not sure how I managed to avoid spilling my coffee.

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Wed, Apr. 18th, 2007 11:11 am

If the commercial failure of Grindhouse has taught us anything, it's this: the American moviegoing public doesn't want to pay one admission price to see two movies unless they're paying to see Epic Movie and sneaking into Norbit afterwards.

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Tue, Apr. 17th, 2007 10:17 pm

I bought Stella: Season One and the new Stars of the Lid album with my "tax return" (read: paycheck). From what little I've heard so far, the Stars of the Lid album sounds exactly like the last one. So that should be good.

I added about six more comics to my pull list today. Tomorrow there will be violence done to my bank account, I imagine.

Time to watch Street Trash. I've heard good things.

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Sun, Apr. 15th, 2007 11:48 pm

Holy CARP, Grindhouse dropped from 4th place at the box office last week to 10th this week. Look for those individual features to be in theatres post-haste.

New rule for 2007! If you didn't see at least one of the following films in theatres this year, you don't get to bitch about horror remakes until 2008: Grindhouse, The Abandoned, or Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon. Where do I contact whoever it is who runs the internet to get this instituted?

I watched Stranger Than Fiction tonight. I liked it very much. It almost made me cry-- like a girl.

Related to nothing: Roger Martinez took down his blog archives today. Dammit.

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