This weekend is shaping up to be mighty fine in the movie department, and I’m chomping at the bit to see Kill Bill.
I came from the era when Pulp Fiction was a revelation and was part of the generation to whom the movie was marketed specifically for. There wasn’t a dorm room in sight that didn’t have a Jules Winnfield poster hanging in it when I went to college. Trust me.
There are rumblings that the first volume of Kill Bill is light on Quentin Tarantino’s trademark dialogue, but that volume two makes up for it in spades.
There’s also talk that the finale of the first installment is outrageously violent. Over the TOP violent. Wile E. Coyote violent. Blood doesn’t seep from wounds, it gushes. And Uma Thurman is finding a hundred and one ways to slice a man to ribbons – probably even inventing some techniques along the way – as Quentin pays homage to all the grind house kung-fu flicks of the 70’s.
I think Kill Bill will prove to be an interesting experience. I mean, when you think of all the watered down copycats that flooded theaters in the wake of Pulp Fiction, what direction can an auteur go when his voice has been co-opted by the masses?
Kill Bill looks like a full-frontal assault on our expectations. A jarring stab to the kidneys to wake us from our slumber and erase and shades of doubt in a sea of red.
By the way, everyone. I’m toying with some new site designs. But before I can implement them, I need to get a couple of other things up and running again. The server movie last week kind of laid me up and I’m still recovering.
At the top of my list is bringing the forum back online. I created a backup right before the switch, but am kind of lost in terms of reinstalling everything. If anyone has experience with this, contact me the usual way.
So, Arnold Schwarzenegger is now the new governor of California. Good work, left-coasters. You’ve now supplanted Florida and that whole “hanging chad” debacle as our nations greatest embarassment.
I think voting a former Austrian bodybuilder into the highest office of your state probably wasn’t the wisest move, but it’ll make for some great late-nite fodder for the rest of us.
Some might view the Schwarzenegger election as a triumph of the openness of American politics. I view it for what it is – a big, freaky circus greased with the money of special interests who thought they could win over the worlds 5th largest economy with a little star power. Looks like their bet paid off.
In less scandalous news, Cami and I are finally getting around to seeing School of Rock tonight after work. I missed it over the weekend since I was at that convention, but I’ve heard nothing but good things.
Frankly, I don’t see how it could fail. I’m a big Jack Black fan and you know that director Richard Linklater will do it right. I’ve enjoyed all of his movies immensely.