Monday, January 08, 2007

Pan's Labyrinth

The title of this blog is in reference to a movie that is in limited release (and thus has various release dates around North America and ?the world?). It's received droves of critical reviews so far from the likes of Rotten Tomatoes and Ign (the two places I check for reviews before deciding whether or not to see a movie). Rotten Tomatoes is usually known for its harsh critiques and reluctance to give any movie rave reviews, which really peaks my interest for Pan's Labyrinth. Ah ... but before I go further I should mention that this movie is supposed to have a lot of gore (it involves "dark fantasy" and the Spanish Civil War). So ... if it's going to be illegal for you to see this movie ... don't go see it. I won't condone anything illegal ... in writing. Anyway, it's by Guillermo Del Toro, the same guy who directed Hellboy (which I wasn't a huge fan of, but lots of people seemed to like that movie). In any case, if you happen to be itching for a movie, something more cerebral and dramatic and imaginative and original all at the same time, then go see it. If you're chomping at the bit for more cookie-cutter Hollywood fare, still go see it, because it'll make you realize that there's more to storytelling than what Hollywood has to offer.

And ... this newspost is still not done. I've started a fun little forum game for my own amusement and my characters' torment. Let's see how many of my own characters I can traumatize (like I don't do that already). There's also this sadistically cute dog.

Finally, like I requested in the mail list, I'd really appreciate it if people voted for KM again. I miss the good ole days when KM was in the top 100, which really meant a lot to me. I'd probably be lucky to have 100 readers at this point ... but I can dream ... and you can help me get there. And yes ... I'm writing this at 2am, so I'm entitled to be a sap right now. Oh, and if a smattering of you happen to drop me a line to tell me what you think of KM, the good, the bad, the ugly, I'd love you for it. I forgot you can comment directly to this blog, which isn't too hard at all, or you can drop a line in the shoutbox. (Though to be honest I like email best, cuz then I can look back at it later and be encouraged ^__^).

And ... this is a really long post already, but I've got to mention that I HATE Eunice for getting me addicted to another YouTube show. Kidding. Well, only sorta. Here's Eunice's blog, here's the show and here's the manga. Hana Kimi is rather ridiculous, but it's wierdly addicting. I usually hate shoujo, and heck, there are parts of this manga/show that make me want to smack my forehead, but I still keep reading/watching. I'll just pretend I'm using the videos to studying Chinese.... (And that I'm looking at the cute guys trying to learn how to lip read in Chinese XD).

The end of the longest blog. Ever. *SLEEEEEP*

posted by bluebug at 12:13 AM


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