Tuesday, November 29, 2005

DVD Merry Go Round!

A bunch of stuff that I've either already blabbed about or don't really deserve their own posts.

War of the Worlds (2005): That Spielberg kid is gonna be big one day, I tells ya. I still dig it. It's a tight, focused little global invasion movie. And that first tripod erupting from the Earth is just some fine, high tension cinema. The disc looks and sounds wonderful. I ponied up for the two-disc because I liked that cover better. Yes, I am that shallow.

Paradise Lost: Man, that Damien kid is lying his balls off. I've got no hard evidence to back that up. But that feeling right in the pit of my stomach is profound. His face is full of tells on the stand, too. I used to be a big supporter of the WM3...but after watching this and having read the actual court transcripts I'm a little more grey on the whole thing. There are some glaring omissions by the filmmakers. Well, I just don't know...

Battlestar Galactica: I sort of put this aside when my wife wanted to go through Lost. Glad to be back to it. I'm even over my Starbuck hate. I like how that character changes. And I fucking love Baltar and Number 6.


Blogger Kayla said...


8:31 AM  
Blogger Ben Miro said...

Leave my KOOL's alone. It's the only currency here in the JOINT!

9:33 AM  
Blogger Paul said...

I don't know - I think Echols was just a victim of his own stupid "outside" act. I think the stepfather did it - all the way. Watch the sequel.

7:52 PM  
Blogger Chris Oliver said...

Kayla pretty much said everything better than I could, but I'll give it a try. It's interesting, because we are surely as guilty of letting our own preconceptions color our judgement as the townspeople are. I mean, you see some kids that dress in black and listen to Metallica and play D&D in a redneck town, and you just know that they're gonna get blamed for this shit whether they did it or not. And the religous jerkoff stepfather just seems so much like our idea of a villain. I'm not saying the kids did it--they probably didn't, and the town rushed to judgement regardless, but you have to wonder how much your perception is being shaped by your own prejudice, just like the townspeople that are sure they did it.

9:07 PM  
Blogger Ben Miro said...

Seen the sequel. The stepdad is for sure a major creep.

All I'm saying in the post is I can sense when someone is lying. That kid is lying. I mean, come on...he took the name "Damien" from some saint that tended lepers?!

When I get to work I'll put up the link to the site that has a complete transcript of everything. Just off the top of my head Damien wasn't just being treated for being bi-polar...but schizophrenia. That borderline retarded kid confesses AFTER his conviction in the presense of both of his attorney's. With the attorney's pleading with him not do this and really governing the precedings. He gives some details consistent with the murders. Not a lock for guilt...just more puzzle pieces.

3:47 AM  

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