Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Liz Buchanan and the Incredible Dorkiness


"You keep using that word. I do not think that it means what you think it means."

Monday, July 28, 2008

Alas poor Yorrick

I have been trying to write something eloquent about how I feel about The Dark Knight and Heath Ledger. I think that the conversation I had in Stratford (after having seen Stratford's Hamlet and The Dark Knight this weekend) kind of sums up my predominant feeling after the film.

Andrew: Hamlet doesn't have a plan, (in Joker-esque tone) he just does stuff
Me: Oh no... now you've made me sad that we won't ever see Heath Ledger do Hamlet.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Non-Playa Character

If you get that pun you might want to reconsider how much time you spend reading this blog.

OK, I know that most of you secretly hope that I'll lose the power of speech each and every time I talk about Final Fantasy. You may also wonder how in God's name you got to be friends with such a lamer in the first place.

You can at least watch this video and appreciate that I'm not quite THIS lame (or at least you sympathize with the girl and have a much better idea of why I haven't been on a date that's lasted longer than 1:40 in months):

Sunday, July 20, 2008


At the risk of this web log becoming a watered down version of Transbuddha, I present the greatest thing to hit Sesame Street since the Beetles presented "Letter B":

Saturday, July 19, 2008

You had me at "Hello Dolly"

Given how much I talk, you wouldn't think I'd dig silent movies. I'm far from being a buff, but I am a bit of a Charlie Chaplin addict. I also tend to think that less is more with movies (and often theatre, art and music), because it forces you to focus on communicating simply and clearly. By removing one vital element (ie: dialogue) the director is forced to convey the truth of the scene in another way. When it's done effectively it can cut right to the heart of what that scene/movie is about. Hence, why I enjoy silent films.

SOOOOO how psyched was I to see a beautifully animated film where the first 30 minutes or so contained no dialogue?

I really can't say enough good things about Wall-E. The animation was gorgeous and the story was excellent (though, like most people I thought that the allegorical use of 'Buy and Large' as an antagonist was a little rich coming from Disney).

Did I just use two literary terms in one sentence? Grade 10 English was not wasted on me after all!

Back to Wall-E. As for the controversy, which I sort of promised myself I wouldn't go on an angry rant about- I just imagine a certain CNN news commentator, who shall remain nameless, having his studio blown into tiny bits by Eve everytime he talks about the liberal environmentalist agenda of the movie. Funny I thought it had a pro-earth agenda, and I guess I kind of thought that was everybody's agenda.

Friday, July 18, 2008


Why do I always eat too much when I go out to dinner?

Incidently: fried bananas covered in liquer with ice cream=awesome.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Stolen from Angelo (with a twist)

Liz's Summer Movie Report Card (so far):

mark out of 10

Iron Man expected: 6.5, actual: 8 (difference +1.5)

Prince Caspian expected: 8, actual: 5.5 (difference -2.5)

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull expected: 7, actual: 7 (difference 0*)

Kung Fu Panda expected: 6, actual: 7 (difference +1)

Get Smart expected: 9, actual: 8 (difference -1)

Wall-E expected: 7.5, actual: 9 (difference +1.5)

Wall-E has definitely been the highlight this summer, though I was pleasantly surprised by both Iron Man and Kung Fu Panda. Don't get me wrong, Get Smart was awesome, but I had very high expectations for it too. There might be a lot of that going on this summer. Not that there are any other movies (possibly opening this week) that have unbelievably high expectations...

The Dark Knight expected: 9

Also have some "want to see"s with medium to low expectations. Yes I go see movies that I think will suck. Nothing lower than a 3, unless I'm dragged kicking and screaming by friends who insist that "Dude Where's My Car?" looks "funny"

Clone Wars expected: 6

Hamlet 2 expected: 4 (maybe?)

Also kind of want to see Towelhead if it makes it to a theatre-near-me.

*Oh and yes. I got EXACTLY what I expected from Indiana Jones. No more, no less.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008


Did I just volunteer myself to work 42 hours next week?

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Same Bat Time, Same Bat Channel

Well I just happen to think that this is the best trailer for The Dark Knight so far:

Also, in case you're still thinking of taking Batman TOO seriously:

Don't think I'm not still thinking of dressing up in costume at the movie theatre. I just don't want to do it if it'll be cool.