Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Yet Jonah Hex Gets a Wide Release? SOLOMON KANE Review!

That will clear right up with a good exfoliating cream.

This is Bennett, taking a break from wearing chain mail and bicycle gloves.

Consider the idea: “If every day was a beautiful day, then what’s considered a beautiful day?” I’ve long believed that beauty resides as much in destruction as it does in creation—that in order to truly appreciate a beautiful day, you have to have intimate knowledge of nuclear fallout, cannibalism, lack of hair gel, terrible tan lines, etc. Broken down, it’s a pretty simple and common notion: good and evil are binary forces that cannot exist without the other; picture a circle with two balls keeping away from each other as they travel around the circle. If this is true, then using that model and plugging in different, opposing variables for ‘good’ and ‘evil’ should keep the concept functioning just the same. 'Beauty' and 'ugliness' are commonly regarded as analogous to 'good' and 'evil,' so let's input those into the model I've decribed. The problem I quickly discover with the model is that it implies a distance between the two variables, a sense of space, or of a line or border or boundary separating the two—no 'gray area' from blending or mixing to the two concepts. They simply exist side by side but independent and isolated from the other. Even the famous yin-yang's borders are solid, and the white and the black fields can be defined as purely white or purely black, despite the smaller circles of the opposite color residing in their bodies.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Fighting Points of View KOs THE FIGHTER

Withdrawal can be a bitch to deal with.

This is Bennett, taking a break from kidnapping John Matrix's daughter.

I recently caught the much-hyped film, The Fighter, the true story of down-and-out boxer Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg), his family, and his rise to the top. Much has been made about Wahlberg’s and his two co-stars’ performances: Amy Adams as Charlene, Ward’s love interest, and scene stealer Christian Bale as Ward’s older half-brother Dicky Eklund. All the accolades they have coming to them are well deserved. All the hype surrounding this film? Not so much.