Sunday, January 4, 2009

Lakeview Terrace is trash and so is the ZUNE

JAN 2 2009

So we took the Zune in and had it exchanged for an Mork-purple Ipod Nano-nano. It is too bad. I really didn't want to give into the APPLE machine or the ITUNES mess, but anything beats a machine by Microsoft that is geared to break the APPLE machine and fails across the board. Microsoft is such a fail.
Last night we had a late viewing of LAKEVIEW TERRACE. Now of course, it is a Samuel Jackson film...he is the selling point, but other than that, I wasn't entirely sure what we were getting into. The husband is some kid I have seen before and who is going to be in the WATCHMEN, but other than that...it was a pack of nobodies.

Jackson delivers all of his lines and is quite a menace in this film. But right out of the gate, you know you have an hour and some change and the ending isn't going to be pretty. So throughout the movie, the viewer has to prep for what will be an acceptable conclusion. There is a twist that bring a potential rape and murder into the equation, but if you are conscious, you realize that the PG-13 barriers aren't going to let this happen.

It is unfortunate, Sam Jackson is a jerk in every part he acts. He is a hot commodity in Hollywood, but predictable as anything. He has become a character actor...and there was a time when it didn't seem like that was his direction.More of my musings can be found HERE. Furthermore, you can catch me in our FORUMS.