Sunday, August 31, 2008

End of the summer, comedies, and "comedies"

I never ended up publishing a review of "Tropic Thunder."

So, the short of it is that it was my favorite comedy of the summer, depending on what genre you put "Wall-E" in.

It wasn't perfect, but it was a hilarious attack on Hollywood and the absurdities that are accepted in that society.

It's not perfect, and stumbles over some logic and pacing, and Ben Stiller should have considered casting somebody besides himself in the Tugg Speedman role. Nonetheless, it is hilarious, and contains a pair of the best performances in a comedy in years, courtesy of Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Cruise.

In descending order of how funny they are, with links to the movies I've reviewed, is my rankings for end-of-the-summer comedies. And take notice, that just like everybody else, I didn't bother with "College."

1. "Tropic Thunder"
2. "Pineapple Express"
3. Any given Joe Biden speech
4. "Hamlet 2"
5. Getting hit in the face by Kimbo Slice:

6. Hurricane Gustav
7. "Disaster Movie"

Saturday, August 30, 2008


Welcome to the inaugural post of CM Life's Lifeline blog!

First order of business, I would like to bring attention to something found on TechEblog: A young man built a gigantic Super Nintendo controller.  

The kicker?  It actually works.

SNES Controller
So it's cool, but I would hate to be the guy stuck playing "Mortal Kombat 2" with that thing.

Still, it's only slightly bigger than the original Microsoft Xbox controller. That was like playing a video game with a Weber grill.

Movie post coming later tonight. You know you want it.