As long as we're pointing out milestones, I want to call everyone's attention to Life of Convenience. Our good friend J Clark is celebrating his 50th strip with a FULL WEEK of "Convenient" action. LIVE action as it were. These strips are all being made with photographs featuring the real-life stars of the strip. It's a really cool idea and you need to check it out!
Archive for October 15th, 2003
If you haven't seen their particular brand of surreal comedy, now's a great time to investigate. Their latest strip - "White Ninja gets a kiwi" - is a shining example of their inspired, bizarre, but ultimately charming sense of humor.
So The Matrix Reloaded came out on DVD yesterday, shortening the gap between theatrical release and home video purchase to 3 months instead of the standard 6. In the future, they're just gonna download these movies into our brains Johnny Mnemonic-style.
I'm leery to buy Reloaded because I imagine after The Matrix Revolutions hits, they'll collect all three movies into some super DVD package that will actually induce Matrix-like hallucinations when you remove the shrink wrap.
It's hard to believe that Revolutions is less than 3 weeks away. I predicted to Cami that once Reloaded hit store shelves, it would mark the beginning of a media onslaught to sell, sell, SELL America on the franchise again.
The producers of the film have to admit that they lost a lot of people with the second installment. Now they have the job of convincing us that it will all make sense in the end.
They'll probably succeed, too. Looking at the trailers, it seems as if they're really amplifying the action and cutting back on the philosophical/religious stuff. At the end of the day, audiences will have less difficulty understanding things blowing up.
Personally, one of my favorite scenes in Reloaded was the one spoofed in today's comic - Neo meeting The Architect. I thought the dialogue was rich and interesting, even if it was a bit wordy. I look at that scene as the lynch pin of the movie - everything before it and after it somehow relates to what was revealed in its running time.
Of course, the best Matrix spoof ever was devised around this scene. It was the opening sketch of this year's MTV Movie Awards and featured Will Ferrell as the bearded know-it-all. If you didn't see it, I weep for you. "CONCORDANTLY! ERGO!"
I'll be back later in the morning with a more thought-out blog. Right now, after having finished the comic and watching the Chicago Cubs botch their World Series clincher, I've just... I've just gotta sleep...
More soon. I promise.
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