Monday, April 21, 2008


I've been working a lot lately and will be working quite a bit this next week so I apologize for the less than usual posting.

I saw The Forbidden Kingdom Thursday night and I thought it was pretty rank. It's too kid-like for adults to enjoy and it's too adult-like for the kids to understand. And even though Woo-ping Yuen (The Matrix series, Kill Bill, Crouching Tiger, Fearless, etc, etc) did the martial arts choreography, I was still unimpressed with the fight scenes. That's all I have to say about it so try not to get too excited about a full review. It ain't happenin'.

I also watched School Of Rock again because Elise had never seen it. With such great cast and crew, I'm still really disappointed that it's not as funny as it should be.

In the past 6 days, I have listened to M83's Saturdays=Youth like a bajillion times. I think I listened to Pet Sounds once and I'm listening to Beaches & Canyons by Black Dice right now. But other than that? Seriously, it's been playing non-stop. But I had to create a playlist that consisted of the entire album, minus that one awful song I mentioned in my review. It's a tragedy. I also usually just skip the last track and go back to beginning. Maybe my playlist needs another trimming.

I feel like my blog has somewhat of an identity crisis. I'm wondering if I should cut back on the video game and news aspects and stick to mostly reviews of music and movies. That might help narrow it down. I was also thinking of taking it in another direction and making a video blog (not a vlog). Maybe something where I compile various videos found on the interwebs. Everything from music videos to trailers to shorts to whatever. has really shown me that I love to watch pretty much any video online, even if it's about bands I don't care about. But I still like writing reviews, even if I'm not very good at them, so maybe I would incorporate that. A compilation of videos and reviews. Is that even more of an identity problem? Maybe. If anyone has any input, I'd be more than happy to hear it.

3 comments: said...

I feel a little spastic that I enjoyed Forbidden Kingdom. Silly? Absolutely, but I had fun.
I'm not sure why.

Craig Kennedy said...

Oops, that was supposed to be me.

Daniel G. said...

Hmm, unimpressed by The Forbidden Kingdom. Not too many people are saying that, so I'd actually like to see you review it. Oh well, I haven't seen it anyway.

Regarding the identity crisis, I say go with what feels natural. Obviously movies are what I'll be interested in, but there shouldn't be too many rules. At the same time, it does help to know what your focus is, both for writing and "marketing" purposes - whatever that means.