Monday, January 28, 2008

Here and There...

Rambo came in at #2 at the box office. What was number 1 you ask? The brain cell killing spoof flick Meet the Spartans. That's sad and a pretty terrible yardstick of today's cultural mindset, but I am totally not surprised. The commercials for Meet the Spartans looked like utter dreck and complete crap. Not one laugh, and not even keeping it on track of the movie they were supposed to be spoofing. They threw some pop culture lame quips together on the cheap and made 18 million. Guess the teenager crowd ate it up. The theatre is pretty much the lowest common entertainment denominator now - what else do people do on the weekend? Head over to the Movie Blog for a hilarious R rated review of Spartans by Doug Nagy where he lays into just how bad the flick is and what he thinks of those who pay money to see it. I don't know if Rambo is any better as I haven't seen it yet, but at least he was trying to make a film, not just a blatant money grab from the brain dead.

Elsewhere, the NHL All Star game was this weekend. Did anybody notice? Did anybody care? Yep, that's what I thought. Now we can get back to the Mats Sundin trade watch.

There's rumors of a PS3 price drop coming along and confirmation that GTA IV will come out April 29. Finally a big gun game for the PS3. I don't have one and can't see me getting one either. My PS2 works great and I can't be bothered with a BluRay player yet either (seeing as Serenity is still only HD-DVD and that is going the way of the dodo bird). With the format war winding down, I guess Sony will want to start pushing as many BluRay units as possible to make up for lost time. A PS3 price drop would help, but if they do the same thing as last time for the lowest end model, it won't be worth it. The current 40GB model lacks ports and doesn't play all the PS2 games. You get what you pay for.

Currently listening to Waylon Jennings 1994 album Waymore's Blues Part II. Excellent album.

Comments on "Here and There..."


Blogger Swinebread said ... (January 29, 2008 11:53 PM) : 

I heard Rambo was awful too


Blogger Eaglewing said ... (January 30, 2008 6:14 PM) : 

seems to be the consensus around the web. I'm still hoping to get out to see it, though who knows now.


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