Monday, March 16, 2009
So I am sure we have all heard about the odd behavior of Joaquin Phoenix lately and if you haven't just watch this. I personally think it is all a hoax and just a publicity stunt to get people interested in what he is doing. Apparently, Casey Affleck is his brother-in-law and is taping a documentary on Phoenix's journey from actor to "rapper". I think it will most likely turn out to be more like a mockumentary, kinda like Spinal Tap with more of a reality edge to it. Another thing that makes me believe this? This past weekend, he did a concert in Miami and got into an altercation with a heckler in the crowd. Even though he was dragged off by security, the police weren't called and no arrests were made. To me, that just sounds like perhaps the heckler was a setup? I don't know- but if he really is this wacked out, I am both sad and disappointed in him. Not that he cares. Also, he is really really bad at hip-hop. You can see the video about the altercation and read the story here.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
My brother recently lent Chris and I the first season of Freaks and Geeks on DVD. It took a few weeks for us to start it, but we have spent the last few nights diving in. I must say that I ADORE it. It is so funny and brilliant. This show is how the Apatow gang came to be in existence. It stars some of my favorite people, such as: James Franco (cutie), Seth Rogan, and that guy from "How I Met Your Mother" and "Forgetting Sarah Marshall".
It does such a great job of showing the complexities of the parent/child relationship as well as the awkward "finding yourself" feeling of high school. And it is incredibly witty to boot. I can't get enough of it and it wasn't until after we started watching the series that I found out it was canceled after one season. I know I am late in saying this, but... BOOOOOO. What is it with FOX canceling great shows? First "Arrested Develeopment" (RIP) and now this. Although, this did happen a few years before Arrested Development, it doesn't make it sting any less. So now I will have to watch each of these episodes slowly and with much appreciation. Because there isn't nearly enough to satisfy me.