Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Much Ado About Nada

I was watching Master and Commander the other day when I was thinking of how good this movie could have been. I couldn't put my finger on it, but it was lacking. It was historically accurate, visually nice, yet, as a film, it was just okay.

They had young boys on the ship. I wouldn't let the younger kiddies see it because one of the boys gets his arm amputated and if I'm not mistaken, another one dies. It's one thing for kids to see an adult die in a movie, but I know that kids get disturbed by seeing kids die in movies.

No, there were no women serving in the British Navy during the Napoleonic Wars (early 1800s). If a woman comes up to you and tells you she served in the British Navy back then, she's lying.

I saw Land of the Dead again. Great movie. If you haven't seen it yet, drop what you're doing (unless you're holding a baby or a hand grenade) and go see it. It scared me, because zombies during this time period are learning to communicate. Society hasn't changed either. There actually is a The Man in this film, played by Dennis Hopper. Actually it was probably this movie that inspired my last post.

I've earlier said that I want either Morgan Freeman or Antonio Banderas to play me. I want to add a third possible candidate - John Leguiziamo. That guy's one of the more underrated actors out there. He's played a lot of different parts, and I liked his job in Land of the Dead.

My fav actor though is Johnny Depp, but I wouldn't want him to play me. He's like Robert De Niro where he actually studies the dude he plays. I wouldn't want to wish that on anyone.

And lastly, we bought the Star Wars III DVD. I already reviewed that one too. I'm kind of mad at Samuel L Jackson though. If he wasn't so mean to Annakin Skywalker, I don't think Annakin would have turned into Darth Vader. I'll have to tell him that next time I see him. "Hey Samuel L Jackson, you know if you weren't so mean to Annakin..."

Now changing the subject entirely away from movies, Zombie Lama got dibs on Paulina Rubio. I'm bummed. I guess that serves me right for spending two weeks interviewing and moving around. We lose hot babes. Not good.

Don't worry friends. I'll be blogging more, now that I have a job. Interviewing really sucks the life out of you. When we create a new society after the zombie plague ends, let's remember to make the interview illegal. Too stressful.

I like the idea of five games of tic-tac-toe. The company selects five people to play the would be interviewer, and if the company fails to win a game, the bloke or dame gets the job. Sounds fair? Sure. Only problem is, I have a feeling productivity will suffer. Oh well, if productivity is low, then the CEO needs to order more beer on Fridays, right?

All right folks, I best get ready to work. Hope you can all get some sleep on the job (unless you're a trucker) so you'll have time to do some blogging tonight. I'll be online hopefully. Hope to see ya there.

25 Comments:

Blogger Sadie Lou said...

Morgan Freeman rocks! I haven't seen him do a bad performance yet. He's been in crappy movies (Hard Rain) but he was still good.
It's really strange but sometimes a movie will come out and even if a bunch of people tell me it's good or worth watching, I still won't see it. It's this way with Master and Commander. I refuse to watch it and I have no idea why. I don't really like Russ Crowe, I think he's an Oscar Hound, but that's not the only reason--thanks for the warning on the kiddies, I like when you do that.

11/08/2005 8:38 AM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Sadie - I don't really like Russ Crowe, I think he's an Oscar Hound

He is. He thinks every performance he does has to get nominated for best actor. He's actually rather annoying at times.

Morgan Freeman rocks! I haven't seen him do a bad performance yet.

Me too. Love the guy.

As for the kiddie warning, I like doing that because I hate to see kids swarm in movie theatres and hide behind the seats. I've seen this many times.

11/08/2005 8:43 AM  
Blogger Sadie Lou said...

He is. He thinks every performance he does has to get nominated for best actor. He's actually rather annoying at times.
The academy created a monster by giving him any kind of recognition.

As for the kiddie warning, I like doing that because I hate to see kids swarm in movie theatres and hide behind the seats. I've seen this many times.

Sadly, so have I. The ignorance and lack of common sense in parents, baffles me every time.

11/08/2005 9:05 AM  
Blogger thephoenixnyc said...

Your first paragraph summarized my exact feelings on "Gangs of New York" its was good, but something that could have made it great was missing.

I did enjoy MAC though, even though it was only "good."

11/08/2005 9:08 AM  
Blogger The Zombie Lama said...

"Land of the Dead" was a great return for Romero. As you know, some of us zombies already know how to communicate. Granted, typing gets harder as the fingers rot off, but we press on.

As for Paulina... All I can say is

>:o)

11/08/2005 9:18 AM  
Blogger Scott said...

I didn't like Master and Commander, and it came highly recommended by a friend of mine--but then again, he liked Starship Troopers, so there you go. He enjoyed the realism, but I found the whole doctor-captain relationship to be a bore, and totally ham-fisted. And of course, Russell Crowe is starting to get on my nerves.

11/08/2005 12:42 PM  
Blogger Bearette24 said...

I have the same birthday as John Leguizamo :)

Interviews should be illegal now!

11/08/2005 12:53 PM  
Blogger Moni said...

Oh I actually liked Master & Commander probably because it has one of my favorite actors in it. Billy Boyd is also an underated actor. Probably because he does a lot of indie films. I think in places Master & Commander seemed to drag and it was a long movie. It couldn't hold audience attention long enough to warrant the length. Not to mention the extra long title: "Master and Commander, The Far Side of The World." There's a mouthful. lol

I will try to see Land of the Dead sounds like a good time. ;)

I'm glad the interview process is over for you, I know I dread that too.

11/08/2005 1:53 PM  
Blogger Notta Wallflower said...

Good recommendations for movies. I've never seen Land of the Dead. I never saw Master and Commander because I'd have a hard time supporting anything Russell Crowe does because he's reportedly such an asshole. If I don't have some sort of respect for a particular actor or artist, it's very difficult for me to enjoy or support their work.

11/08/2005 3:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude

"No, there were no women serving in the British Navy during the Napoleonic Wars (early 1800s). If a woman comes up to you and tells you she served in the British Navy back then, she's lying."

She's also have to be -

a. over 200 years old
b. insane to think anyone in 2005 would believe she was young enough to serve back then...

never mind the facts...

11/08/2005 4:53 PM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Sadie - Sadly, so have I. The ignorance and lack of common sense in parents, baffles me every time.

Ditto. :(

Phoenix - Your first paragraph summarized my exact feelings on "Gangs of New York" its was good, but something that could have made it great was missing.

I have yet to see it. It's been on my queue, but it's one of those movies I have to watch w/o my son. I heard it's very violent.

ZL - "Land of the Dead" was a great return for Romero.

I really wish he'd get some recognition for this. We studied Night of the Living Dead in film class, but I really think Land was even better.

Scott - And of course, Russell Crowe is starting to get on my nerves.

I think he's starting to grate on a lot of our nerves. I'm not a fan of the director of Starship Troopers. He hates the human race. He also did Robocop. I'm not into cynicism.

Bearette - Interviews should be illegal now!

You'll get no arguments from me.

Moni - I think in places Master & Commander seemed to drag and it was a long movie. It couldn't hold audience attention long enough to warrant the length.

That might be it. It was too long. I kept getting up to eat something or to do something else the 2nd time watching it. We bought the DVD because it was in the cheap used bin.

Notta - I never saw Master and Commander because I'd have a hard time supporting anything Russell Crowe does because he's reportedly such an asshole.

Wow, he's getting no love from this blog. ;)

Anonymous - She's also have to be -

a. over 200 years old
b. insane to think anyone in 2005 would believe she was young enough to serve back then...

never mind the facts...


The more you come here, the more you'll get my humor. It's a strange type where you sometimes get it hours afterwards. I've offended folks, who went off on me, then later came back and said I made them laugh, but they didn't realize it was a joke right away.

11/08/2005 6:16 PM  
Blogger Bhakti said...

Zombie-Slayer guy:
I LOVE Johnny Depp, too. In fact, consider yourself tagged!!

(Check out my 'I've Been Tagged' post; answer all 7 questions yourself and post the answers on your site). Already been tagged with these questions? Let me know and I'll think of seven more!

P.S. I was just thinking (I know that sounds unusual these days!), but wouldn't it be cool if Morgan Freeman, Johnny Depp, Antonio Banderas, AND John Leguizamo (how do you spell his name???) all played you in the movie version of your life? I would LOVE to see the many different interpretations! That would be interesting, to be sure.

By the way: I love your site and Zombie Lama's site, too. You would never think of slaying him, would you??? :(

11/08/2005 6:54 PM  
Anonymous Michele said...

I'm a huge Morgan Freemna fan, per my baby cousin Sadie. Did I ever tell you he and Jamie Lee Curtis are sort of my personal movie star friends? I feel like I could sit and have a cup of coffee with them and not be all freaked out.
Anything Morgan does is gold. Do you remember the scene from Glory, the night before their battle, and they're all singing around the campfire, and ole Morgan starts double-clapping, kind of spiritual like, with his eyes closed? Super cool, and again, affirming we'd be best friends, because I'm a very gifted clapper myself.
Thanks for doing a shallow post, Zombie. I like your thoughtful political ones, or class-ones, but I don't think about stuff like that much, so I don't comment. Have you ever read "Gone With the Wind"? Ashley writes Scarlett these super philisophical letters, describing and analyzing the war, and she always folds them up, saying, "The War, the War, oh why does he always write about that? I want him to write about how I looked at the last barbeque!" Sometimes, I feel like Scarlett, because I hate to think politically. My husband explains to me almost everyday why we're in the war because I keep forgetting.

11/08/2005 7:03 PM  
Blogger The Wedding Party said...

land of the dead was fucking sweet! the original dawan of the dead i still think is the best, but i also took a flask fulla rum into the theatre w/ me when i saw it, so when i actually watch it w/o being compltely shit-canned, i'll let ya know what i really think. also, i only killed 6 kids on halloween, the other 5 were actually zombies.

11/08/2005 7:07 PM  
Blogger Bridget Jones said...

I like Morgan Freeman too (lotsa class). I didn't like Master and Commander and agree with SL about him being an Oscar-chaser (and egotists sans pareile). That last Star Wars episode sucked.

But one movie that got great press, and that I totally hated, was Sideways. I bought the idiot CD, made myself sit through the whole thing, and then tried to give it away to pals. We went through about 10 people before we found one who would even consider keeping the CD.


ICK!!

And The Royal Tannenbaums?

Another movie hyped that failed greatly (at least to this person)......Bridg

11/08/2005 7:09 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

I just saw Depp on E! the other day. "True Hollywood Stories" or something like that, and it was great.

He's definately a movie hero to me!

I don't do scary movies, so I'll have to get back to you on those.

I like Crowe, but only because of Gladiator. I freaking LOVE that movie. It's my fave. I don't know much about him other than that. But, I know alot of people don't care for him.

Now where's my cartoon? =D

11/08/2005 7:48 PM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Bhakti - By the way: I love your site and Zombie Lama's site, too. You would never think of slaying him, would you??? :(

Don't worry, we'll have to do something with the politicians and the ambulance chasers who make the cost of living go up. I'm just worried we're going to make ZL obese. ;)

Michele - Did I ever tell you he and Jamie Lee Curtis are sort of my personal movie star friends?

No. I don't know anything about Ms Curtis. She cracked me up in that Fish Called Wanda movie though.

As for politics, I can't do a steady dose of it. I'm stuck in it constantly and there are times I'd rather just talk about music and movies. If I win my bid for Congress, I highly doubt I'll stay in for more than two terms.

Wedding - also, i only killed 6 kids on halloween, the other 5 were actually zombies.

We had almost no trick-or-treaters. We should have given them handfuls.

I hope you're reinforcing your house if you have zombie problems already. :p

Bridget - I didn't like Master and Commander and agree with SL about him being an Oscar-chaser (and egotists sans pareile). That last Star Wars episode sucked.

Yeah, Sadie's right about Crowe. As for SWIII, I read the script ahead of time so I knew the dialog would be awful. I went into it for the action and the special effects, which were absolutely excellent.

I watched twenty minutes of Sideways and my wife got up and turned it off. It was that bad.

Haven't seen Royal T's yet.

Jenn - Now where's my cartoon? =D

Give me a week or two. I have so many projects going on. I'm currently doing Slade. Love your new pic. That's what I'll use.

11/08/2005 8:28 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Aww! It doesn't have to be a cartoon of me! I just wanna see what you do. But, that's really sweet! And thank you for the compliment!! The one at my blog too.

11/09/2005 1:54 AM  
Blogger bsoholic said...

If a woman comes up to you and tells you she served in the British Navy back then, she's lying. I knew she was lying to me! Dammit!

Also, I agree that it was Samuel Jackson's fault Anikin turned! He could of been a cooler Jedi Master and saved a lot of lives. Oh well, he screwed up. Hehehe

11/09/2005 6:13 AM  
Blogger exMI said...

Haven't seen Land of teh Dead yet. But last night I did watch Shaun of the Dead. Those guys will make your job pretty easy.
ZL got Paulina rubio so you better grab Thalia and Adimari Lopez NOW!!!

11/09/2005 6:25 AM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Jenn - I just like to draw and I don't draw realism, it's cartoonish.

Bsoholic - Also, I agree that it was Samuel Jackson's fault Anikin turned!

Yeah, I'm really disappointed in Samuel L Jackson for this. But I'm really mad at Tom Cruise for letting Goose die.

Exmi - All right. I better put dibs on them. Loosing Paulina Rubio was not a good thing.

11/09/2005 7:58 AM  
Blogger SME said...

Jeez, some lady told me just the other day she fought in the Napoleonic Wars and I BELIEVED her!
I feel so foolish.

11/11/2005 6:58 AM  
Blogger Vest said...

I joined the British Navy, Wed Jan 7-1942, 31 days after Pearl Harbor, Sun dec 7-1942. I was 15 yrs 5 months and 20 days old, about 4ft 11''and 45 kilos (95lbs.
Need more info? ask me.
Vest daily gaggle.

11/17/2005 2:53 AM  
Blogger Vest said...

correction, Pearl Harbor 7-12-41.not as previously stated.

11/17/2005 3:00 AM  
Blogger Vest said...

sme, your mum will be horrified, you are not blonde are you?

English comedian Benny Hill sang,
"Remember what Lord Nelson said
at the Battle of Waterloo
Stick your finger in your ear
and sing ting-a-ling a-loo".

Horatio Nelson exp 21-10-1805.

11/17/2005 3:14 AM  

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