Friday, October 06, 2006

The New Joint

I'll be setting up shop over at this place. SmirkEff will be kept around as sort of an archive.

Update your links and come on by.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


Friday, July 28, 2006


Thursday, July 27, 2006

String Theory

Been busy fighting crime and trying to keep Bryan Singer from ruining my good name with his caca movie.

I thought all you nerds would enjoy this show. It's a documentary that's been running on PBS the past few nights about String Theory. I won't even attempt to explain it...but the website has all three hours available in QT in little bite-sized portions. Check it out.

Keanu Says Whoa

Sunday, June 25, 2006


Superman vs SHAZAM!

FLASH vs The Trickster (Hamill reprising his role from the tv show)

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

DVD's That Will Make You More Attractive

I've sorta bailed on blogging lately. Too much work, been working on other non-interweb endeavors, etc. Blogger's steadfast commitment to middleness is also a contributing factor to my case of the almost-summer blahs.

BUT...I've surfaced from my funk to deliver a few hearty recommends on this DVD new release Tuesday.

I don't think I wrote anything up about DAVE CHAPPELLE'S BLOCK PARTY. In short, it's a masterpiece. A confluence of comedy, ass-kickingly GREAT music, and pervasive vibe of good spirits. I walked out of the theater happy as a motherfucker that evening. In a day and age of persistent global pessimism, Chappelle cobbled together this wonderfully hopeful film. When we are contently bombarded with reminders of how shitty the human animal is, it's rare and lovely that something like this can come along and reveal how art truly lifts us out of the muck.

KISS KISS BANG BANG arrives to hopefully get some love after being virtually ignored theatrically.

The wackiest zombie movie EVER lumbers onto region 1 discus today. CEMETERY MAN is a weird, distant memory for me. Pretty much because I've never seen it straight. I'm curious if it works as well not stoned out of your gourd. We shall see.

This past weekend I poured over the new DAZED & CONFUSED Criterion. It's such a pure and innocent piece. I don't think it so much captures the time and place verbatim as much it relates the feelings of that time and place. Which I think is the more commendable feat. I think this rates up there in my all time favorite films.


Saturday, June 10, 2006