Here in no particular order are the bestthingies we wanted to rub oil on in the past year:
Movies: (I’ll note I’ve not gone to any cinemas in the past year, nor the year before that, and it shan’t be likely to change in the next annum, where I got these audio-visual trinkets is purely mine own business thank-you-very-mush)
28 Days Later (never has Sandy Bullock been so good) But seriously folks, a triumph of lo-tech filmaking, every dollar is on the screen.
Lost In Translation – I spent 4 days in Tokyo, and I can totally relate. Tokyo is a total head-fuck, you think you know what is going on, you think you know where you are going, but you don’t. Again, lo-tech filmaking which tells a story.
American Splendor – A brilliant interpretation of Harvey Pekar’s comic book and life. Put it into a box set with “Crumb” and “Ghost World” as the 78rpm box set.
Everything else: renting DVDs online and getting them delivered to home.
TeeVee: the year they finally gave up broadcasting anything good and just sent it straight to digital sets:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer – The series ended with a bang-whimper, seasons 4 and 5 came out on DVD which is more important.
Firefly – Fox tried to smother it, but issued what it had on DVD and we got to see the potential they squandered.
Bittorrent: a Wayne and Garth moment, if you please.
Joan of Arcadia – who knew Fat Tony could be such a nice guy?
Rekkids: didn’t buy many because who in their right mind wants to go to a record store?
Books: Quicksilver was great, but I gotta wait like LOTR for the other two, that’s harsh because I’m a quick reader.
And for the upcoming year: YO HOLLYWOOD nobody wants pan and scan movies on DVD, so just stop it, alright?Powered by Sidelines