OK, my previous posting got all boogered up for some dumb reason and now I’ve finally ascertained the problem and fixed it. As for my previous posting, Blogger is so goofed up that I couldn’t even EDIT the durn thing, so I’ve re-written it out here for your reading pleasure (or whatever you get out of reading what I spew onto this blog). I expect you to appreciate the level of effort that went into it, and also to think of how many children could be fed by that crust of bread the next time you go to throw it away because you “don’t want it anymore”. Here ya’are:
Today’s song of the day happens to be a worship song that we sang at church this morning. It was in swahili, and the main line goes something like this: Yesu ni wangu, wa uzizi wa milele. Something like that. Also, my other song of the day is “Freestyle” by good ‘ol P.O.D.
Well, over the past couple of days I’ve been able to do some cool stuff and see two great films. One of which outshines the other by a billion gigawatts. On Thurs. night, I joined the ranks of Justin and Michael (and now also Dr.) Edwards in seeing City of God. Also, I’ve now seen the critically-acclaimed, and ten-times Oscar nominated Gangs of New York.
Let me begin by saying that all that Justin said about City of God is true. And let me end then by saying, ’nuff said. If I had to compare it to anything, I might say that it’s kind of like a cross between Snatch and Amores Perros, except set in Rio De Jinero in the ’60s-’70s. And much, much bloodier and more disturbing, and also, interestingly enough, much much more humorous.
Gangs was less-impressive (I saw it Fri. night), especially after just seeing the aforementioned film above. But I still enjoyed this film immensely. It had a freaking awesome cast, which surprised me by including, besides Leonardo DiCaprio and Daniel Day-Lewis; John C. Reilly, Liam Neeson, Jim Broadbent and Brendan Gleeson. I thoroughly HATED Cameron Diaz in the movie, and also all of the scenes with naked people. It sucks that good films have to be tainted by that sort of jazz. I can actually appreciate a thing like that if it’s represented tastefully and artistically, and not in a gratuitous way. I mean this in the sense of how God intended it. Anyhow, I’m going to stop talking about that right now.
I just got back from seeing Vinegar Tom at BGSU, and came away with a sense of sadness, upset resignation and feeling that I was made to waste a good $5 just to fulfill a class requirement. It was too feministic, too cynical and sarcastic to really make me happy. As a matter of fact, I don’t think the play was meant to make me happy. Alright. Done with that.
Now I’m going to add the part where I rave about the Oscars.
Nicole Kidman won Best Actress (see! I TOLD YOU SO) and not undeservingly, because she really blew the audiences away with her poignant display of a prosthetic nose. Chicago won Best Picture (see! I TOLD YOU SO AGAIN) and I just threw my hands up in the air and said “gazzaawwll!” Surprisingly enough, The Pianist became the dark horse of the event by raking in several awards, not the least of which being Best Actor for Adrien Brody, and Best Director for Roman Polanski. Ha ha ha, Roman can’t pick up his Oscar ‘cuz they’ll arrest him! Eminem won for best song… yeah, well, I KIND OF found “Lose Yourself” to be catchy and rhythmic and it tugged at my heart strings and I JUST HAD to sing along with it at a hundred billion decibels-ANYHOW. Spirited Away kicked off the event by winning Best Animated Picture which totally was a false start to set us up for an awesome Oscar show, because while it winning was awesome, the rest of the show sucked. Oh, I thought that Mickey did a nice job presenting, and it was cool, I just don’t know WHY they had him present with that Alias girl… what’s-her-name. Steve Martin did a freaking awesome job of hosting a not-so-awesome show. LOTR: The Two Towers only came away with 2 awards… that was sucky- but, LOOK OUT WORLD! This is the Year of the King and just you wait and see what ROTK rakes in this time next year, it’ll get its dues or The Academy will get theirs! Anyhow, that’s all for now!