Thursday, February 24, 2011

In Retrospect, Blank Check is a Really Bad Movie


For those who don't recall, the 1994 movie "Blank Check" is about 12-year-old Preston Waters who accidentally gets a blank check that he fills in for $1,000,000.

I didn't love this movie or have a particular fondness for it, but apparently I liked it enough at the time to convince my parents to take me to see it.  

For that, I'd like to apologize to my parents because that must have been an excruciating 93 minutes.  I don't know how they resisted the urge to tell me how stupid it was.

The movie simply does not hold up as an adult.  Just look at the premise, you have to be 12 or under to think that it has the makings of a good movie.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Damn You, Hall Pass Billboards


These  "Hall Pass" billboards are everywhere.  I get it.  There's a movie called "Hall Pass" that's going to be released soon.

The sight of them invokes anger.  Mainly because of Owen Wilson.   He looks so douchey in the picture that I want to punch him in the face.

I'm really supposed to believe Owen Wilson as a nerd between that picture and Hollywood telling me he's the cool guy for the last 10 years.  Being a nerd is really more of a Luke Wilson role.

The only redeeming thing about the billboard is Jason Sudeikis.  The hapless look on his face gets me every time.  It gives me hope that the movie could be funny.

Yet it's not enough to cancel out Owen Wilson.  The "Hall Pass" billboard is like my Overlook Hotel so if I go Jack Torrence crazy,  you'll know why.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Third Olsen Sister: Elizabeth Olsen


Who knew there's a third Olsen sister?  Well maybe "The Onion" did. I know your initial response might be this,  but there is.

 Elizabeth Olsen is the younger sister of Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen.  Like them, she's an actress.

The appearance of a third sister seems pretty suspicious to me though.  How come we're just hearing about this sister now, and why didn't anybody mention her before?  It's sketchy that all of a suddenly she shows up.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Get Your Smokey On


Oh the Ad Council and US Forest Service, you're way off with this one.  They're decided that the new tag line for Smokey the Bear is "Get Your Smokey On."

They've plastered these posters all over the place.   Billboards, bus stops, and I've even seen one covering the whole side of a building.

I can imagine nerdy business guys high fiving when they came up with this:  "How can we make Smokey the Bear more urban?  I got it.  This is really going to relate to our urban base."