Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Stop... Hey... What's That Sound?

Not much new to report these days... At least nothing I can report, just yet. Lots of work stress. A great 4-day weekend with the best buncha friends a guy could ask for. And a quick listing of some of the audio I've been listening to when I have the time...













Wizard People, Dear Readers
by Brad Neely
The cartoonist/humorist offers up an alternate take on the film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by recording, in-character, an alternate audio commentary track which brings out Harry's dark side in a big, big way. A must for fans of the Potter books and clever, potty mouth humor. (Look it up on YouTube for some great samples.)













Catching The Big Fish
by David Lynch
Everyone's favorite abstract filmmaker (Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks, Mulholland Drive) discusses his work, his life and examines how the practice of transcendental meditation relates to one's ability to create. A wonderful experience.













Make Love! The Bruce Campbell Way
by Bruce Campbell
The beloved B-movie actor/writer/director narrates this fully dramatized "audio movie" based on his fictional account of landing a role in a film starring Richard Gere and directed by Mike Nichols. Goofball slapstick and knowing satire.

And The Fantastic Four (Radio Series)
A radio drama from the 1970's about the popular superheroes -- starring a then-unknown Bill Murray as the Human Torch! Interesting, but Bill's the main draw here.

More later, but for now a few quick reviews...

Theatrical

Michael Clayton ***
The Darjeeling Limited ***
D-War/Dragon Wars (Korea) **

DVD/Home Video
House Of Games: Criterion Collection ****
Battle Royale (Japan) ****
12 oz. Mouse: Season One ***1/2
The Spanish Prisoner ***
Trouble In Mind ***
Vengeance Is Mine (Japan) ***
TMNT (2007) ***
Hell Up In Harlem ***
The Hard Way ***
Blue Swallow (Korea) ***
Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride **1/2
Don't Come Knocking **1/2
Green Snake (Hong Kong) **1/2
China Girl **1/2
Rampo Noir (Japan) **
Welcome To L.A. *1/2

4 comments:

Tim said...

Good post, sir! Thanks for coming up here to hang with us on the weekend. "We're not worthy!"

--mcc said...

And thank you, good sir!

It took me nearly an hour to stop laughing about our SpeedBreakfast at Denny's.

RARR! RARR! RAAAAR... BLARRGHUGHHH!!!

Sorry other peeps.
Private joke. :)

Meagan said...

Hey, Matt. It was cool to see you this weekend. Timmy gave me your blog address, so I suspect I'll be going through the backlogs at some point and commenting on entries you've long forgotten.

You asked about my drawing blog...this is it:

http://idrewsomestuff.livejournal.com/

--mcc said...

Thanks, Meagan! T'was great seeing you, too... Very nice work on your blog, there!

Have a look around. I've been a little lax in recent blogging, but here's hoping you like whatcha see and looking forward to your commentations! :)