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Sunday, October 16, 2005

This is Just Ridiculous 

I know this site has been essentially dead for two weeks (thanks to our Anonymous Benefactor for getting us back online), but is it really necessary to overcompensate with a half-hour Deviant VidCast? Even with DSL, it's a 20-minute download!

Well, enjoy it. This week we feature:
  • Aqua Teen Hunger Force
  • Noam Chomsky
  • Towelie
  • MadTV
  • The Shining
  • Ministry
  • and more!
Et Cetera

Saw A History of Violence this weekend with JB. My reaction? Meh. It does some things well, and for where it goes, it's a good ride. But it just doesn't go very far.

My beef with The Machinist was that -- unlike Fight Club and Usual Suspects and other movies with a warped-reality twist -- there was no other story to follow whilst trying to decipher the mystery. The same is true about History. In Cronenberg's best films, the violence is a means to discussing other things (technology, television). Here, though, it's just kinda there -- and unlike, say, La Haine, the story doesn't really delve deeper than: "What goes around comes around."

(Side note: Did you know they're planning to make another Fly?)

Still, Ed Harris and William Hurt give good performances (Vigo just sorta gawks the whole time).


UNICEF bombs the Smurfs? What the Smurf!? via MoFi. Watch the video.

Today I'm listening to: Zohar!