52 Word Review: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

The fifth Harry Potter book, more thriller than adventure, was the one that I think was ghostwritten, and the movie held true to the book, as usual. The three main actors weren’t nearly as horrible as they are in the previous movies, acting lessons finally? Effects: nice. Story: padding for the series.

52 Word Review: Eagle versus Shark

Eagle vs. Shark I went to see Eagle vs. Shark because I think Jemaine Clement is one of those inherently funny people. If you agree, you will probably like it. Otherwise it’s an “offbeat” Napoleon-Dynamite-style romantic comedy from New Zealand. What it lacks in hobbits it makes up for in Awesome clothes and nunchucks.

52 Word Review: Transformers

More than meets the eye!Transformers was the coolest, silliest movie I’ve seen in a long time. There’s obviously some nostalgia at work here, but it’s a solid, loud, typically-Michael Bay action movie. If you played with the toys as a kid like I did, rest assured, Optimus Prime is still as cool as you remember.

Savage: The Movie

Saw this over at Matt’s LJ, seemed interesting.

IF YOUR LIFE WERE A MOVIE, WHAT WOULD THE SOUNDTRACK BE?
REMEMBER, DON’T CHEAT!
So, here’s how it works:
1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, iPaq etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the song that’s playing
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
6. Don’t lie and try to pretend you’re cool…

Note: I skipped the song if the same artist came up again.

Opening Credits: Dr. Dre & Ice Cube – “Natural Born Killaz”
What kind of movie is this going to be?

Waking Up Scene: Susie Van Der Meer – “Somebody Has to Pay”
From the Run Lola Run soundtrack, not a bad choice for a breakfast montage.

Walking Down The Street Scene: House of Pain – “House of Pain Anthem”
This could be funny, fitting or tragic depending on which street we’re talking about.

Car Driving Scene: The Police – “Don’t Stand So Close to Me”
Eh, not a great fit.

High School Flashback Scene: Mr. Mackey – “It’s Easy, Mmkay”
Nice choice here. Life advice, South Park stylee.

Drug Abuse Flashback Scene: Blue Swede – “Hooked on a Feeling”
Bizarre.

Summer/Beach Scene: Blink 182 – “All the Small Things”
Good beach music.

Nostalgic Scene: Insane Clown Posse – “The Neden Game”
Just can’t make this one work.

Bitter, Angry Scene: Nine Inch Nails – “Where is Everybody?”
Few better choices than Nine Inch Nails for bitter music.

Break-up/Throwing Things/Slow Motion Scene: The Dust Brothers – “Psycho Boy Jack”
If you broke up in a run down gas station with flickering flourescent bulbs, this would be a good choice.

Regret Scene: Ahmad – “Back in the Day”
Title works, song doesn’t.

Bar Scene: Air – “The Vagabond”
Harmonica, hand clapping and Beck, sounds like a good bar to me.

Nightclub Scene: Underworld – “Ballet Lane”
It fits if its a laid back club full of people sipping amaretto.

Fight/Action Scene: Green Day – “Basketcase”
Eh, can’t imagine this song causing any fights.

Sad, breakdown scene: Korn – “Lost”
Angsty, gritty, good pick.

Death Scene: Hüsker Dü – “M.I.C.”
Pacifist punk song, bad fit.

Funeral Scene: Moby – “My Weakness”
Kinda sad I guess.

Mourning Scene: Beastie Boys – “Eugene’s Lament”
Probably the best pick of the bunch.

Mellow Scene: Kittie – “Immortal”
Instrumental Kittie song, I guess that passes for mellow.

Dreaming About Someone Scene: Bjork – “Sod Off”
Dreaming about pre-emptively dumping someone.

Sex Scene: Kompressor – “Vitamins are Good”
Bizarre.

Contemplation Scene: Outkast – “Prototype”
Well he says “i think” alot…

Fancy Party: Ministry – “Psalm 69”
Not too fancy.

Realization Scene: 311 – “Fat Chance”
Realizing one of your favorite albums is almost over.

Flashback/Build up Scene: Howlin’ Wolf – “Moanin’ at Midnight”
This song begs for sepia tone.

Chase Scene: Mudvayne – “Nothing to Gain”
Hmm, wouldn’t work for a car chase, maybe a foot chase through the city.

Happy Love Scene: Marilyn Manson – “The Speed of Pain”
Might work with a loose interpretation.

Happy Friend Scene: Cut Chemist meets Shortkut – “No Mistakes in this Number Son”
Not a bad fit.

Closing Credits: Basement Jaxx – “Same Old Show”
Decent credits song.