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Who’s Laughing Now?

29 Jun

Since the Red Sox are now four games ahead of the Yankees, not to mention on a 12-game winning streak, I thought I’d post this movie my friend Kerri sent me (and she’s a Met fan). It’s a Red Sox fan walking through the bleachers in Yankee Stadium. Just beware: if you’re going to play this at work, make sure it’s loud enough for you to hear, but not too loud. As you might expect, it’s a bit profane. Still, in the current context, all I can do is watch this and laugh.

Arrrrrrrrrrgh

29 Jun

Oh, bugger.

That’s my reaction when it comes to Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. I was really disappointed and frustrated by this movie.

The first Pirates was so much fun, so exciting, so fresh. This one drags, is too long, and doesn’t have the same spark.

Largely, that’s a result of editing. Specifically, there was none.

The movie takes about 20 minutes to actually begin, and though Johnny Depp has a funny entrance, it’s sort of worthless because he has another one — the way he should have been introduced, the way the movie should have started — some time later.

Basically, this Pirates just needed to be a whole lot tighter. Instead it’s as loose and swishy as Jack Sparrow himself. Continue reading