Señor Grumblecakes (jervo) wrote,
Señor Grumblecakes

This is one of the most depressing news stories I've read in a while.


While I haven't exactly quit smoking, I have stopped smoking at work. I don't even bring cigarettes to work anymore. Well, except for today, because after work I have a little guitar meeting, and I know I'm gonna be smoking during that. So they're currently burning a hole in my jacket pocket.


Last night the woman and I rented "Behind Enemy Lines", and I think I managed to piss her off with my comments about how fucking stupid it was. Which is not to say I didn't enjoy it. But, I mean, it had the potential to be so much better - and if only someone else had read the damned script, they could've fixed a lot of scenes that don't make any sense. Gene Hackman's character was totally unnecessary, as was the satellite/heat-seeking video scene. Come to think of it, the only scenes of the carrier ship that are necessary are the ones right before Owen takes off. They could've just focused on Owen's struggle to make it to safety, and it would've been a much tighter and exciting film.

It's also kinda wierd to see Owen as a soldier; his speech pattern is too informed by pot smoking and he's just too nice a guy to kill anybody.


Whether "The Osbournes" comes back for a second season or not, a DVD with full profanity, extended scenes and perhaps subtitles is absolutely necessary.

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