Well, that was pretty goddamned good. Two questions:
1. Where can I get a video camera that can last on six hours plus of continuous use without a battery recharge, a spotlight and an infrared view, and get knocked around eight way to Sunday without breaking? (Edit: OK, maybe it wasn’t six hours, really, but Sony’s Sigital8 HandyCam models apparently fit most of the above. This one’s only $320 off Amazon resellers!)
2. How the hell did that movie get a PG-13 rating? Methinks some people are going to have something to complain about, but that doesn’t include me.
Going to see “Cloverfield” tomorrow in Austin. It’s the matinee showing, because neither I nor the friend I’m going with are sure just how you can make an interesting “realistic” thriller about a barely-seen rampaging monster in New York be PG-13.
Theories include the New Yorkers being so scared for their lives that they forget how to curse (unlikely) or the shaky-cam is so effective that we’ll all be leaving the theaters wondering just what the hell happened (hopefully not the case.)
It was pretty good. Robot fights, sudden panic, awkward sexual tension, explosions, mundane one-liners made bizarre by delivery and implied nudity. Worth the work distraction.
Not that I’ve given my dwindling number of readers much to keep their attention of late, but I did have an outage today. Thanks due to the host for the quick fix.
So, what shall we talk about? I’m in a feisty mood.