Friday, February 22, 2008

The Blizzard King


I figured I'd take a minute to thank everyone who stuck their heads into this little experiment of mine over the last five days; needless to say, this has been the biggest week ever around these parts when it comes to traffic.

I'll be putting up a new column at some point in the next 48 hours, but given that New York is buried under a foot of snow and the little man who runs the video store downstairs was kind enough to loan me Into the Wild and 30 Days of Night a couple of days before they officially hit the street, the wife and I will be hibernating this evening. (The latter movie -- should she choose to watch it without covering her eyes -- will allow Jayne the opportunity to finally see the inspiration for my Halloween costume from a few months back.)

Really, thanks for all the support.

Have a great Friday folks.

10 comments:

Calitri said...

No so long ago it was just a few of us loyal followers. Ah, the good old days.

At the same time, congratulations on the new found mega success. As always, I look forward to the things to come.

Turn up the heat, microwave some popcorn, grab a blank and enjoy the movies and the wife.

Anonymous said...

Do not let yourself be brow beaten into filling a news hole. Quality over quantity is the big problem as it is.

Joshua said...

I just finished 30 Days of Night (my brother works at a video store). Not as good as I wanted it to be. People are always acting way too stupid in it. I know it's a horror-movie cliche, but sometimes I want to see a person with an actual brain-cell in one of these situations.

MataHari said...

I'm in AZ, we had over two feet of snow last Friday. I hate that groundhog...

I've been a reader here for over a year now, always something worthwile. Have a great night Chez!

Chez said...

Joshua --

Yeah, but it's a hell of a nasty little ride. I thought it managed to do a really inventive and gorgeously conceived comic justice. Plus, Ben Foster is just great -- second role he disappeared into last year. (The first, of course, being Charlie Prince in 3:10 to Yuma.

Robo said...

Completely unrelated but on the topic of good things to watch...Have you seen Dexter? With Michael C Hall? Show is one of the better ones I've seen in quite some time. The writing is clever and very funny (subtle) at times. Hall does an amazing job. Season 1 is premiering on CBS tomorrow night but I think the non-family network version has to be much better. I just blasted through 12 episodes of season two that I downloaded via bittorrent. (which on an even more unrelated note is very cool. I've known about it for some time but never invested the effort to get into it. I highly suggest it if you're a movie buff).

Just my $0.02

Joshua said...

Chez-
Yeah, Ben Foster is the shit. I remember the first role I saw him in, as a mentally challenged student on Freaks and Geeks. He did a lot with what was, essentially, a throw-away role. Since then, he's shown himself to be a chameleon, with stand-out roles in "Six Feet Under", "Alpha Dog", and "3:10".

He was great in 30 days. Creepy as hell.

Joshua said...

Robo-
Oddly enough, my wife and I were talking about Michael Hall in the same conversation as Ben Foster. Both are excellent at becoming the characters they play. Dexter is one of my favorite shows, hands down.

Gotham City Insider said...

You bastard! How was Into The Wild. I read the book years ago but missed the movie entirely.

Chez said...

The book was much better. A lot of Penn fellating the ghost of Chris McCandless, who was basically just a really stupid kid.