Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I saw Cloverfield Monday night. The movie is told completely from the vantage point of a home movie camera. And I mean completely. It starts at a going away party, and then hits the streets as something awful attacks Manhattan. The effect is both mesmerizing and annoying. At times you feel like you're there, but you may also feel like puking. My wife got so nauseated she had to step out and, how do I put this delicately, BARF. This, even after we sat in the back row. I knew it was going to be a rough ride. Did you see The Blair Witch Project? Similar camera work. I did not get sick but I did feel like I just read in the backseat of the car during a long road trip.

The movie has some incredibly tense scenes. A couple of times I was reminded of the immortal Aliens---especially in the tunnels. Unlike Aliens, I didn't care enough about the characters, and the ending will leave some unhappy, but overall I somewhat enjoyed the ride. B- I should note I've talked to people who loved this movie and some who hated it. I'm somewhere in the middle.

Thank you to all the people who wrote into to express just how awful Diet Dr. Pepper Cherry Chocolate tastes. It's hard to put into words, but many of you tried. I'd say a mat shot at closing time comes closest, only this doesn't give you a buzz. I was also fascinated that one person, Sara, actually likes this soft drink gone bad. Sara, are you sure you're drinking Diet Dr. Pepper Cherry Chocolate?

Shawn Terrell is really getting upset about the Pearl Jam bashing. You may be having fun, but I have to work with him.

9 comments:

Lacey said...

Congrats on the hitching...when did that happen?

And outside of the special effects, my 12 year old cousin could have made Cloverfield. Just wasn't diggin' it.

Melinda said...

The commercials for that movie made me feel sick, so I knew there was no way I was going to see it in a theater.

Congrats also. I knew, but since you hadn't said anything, I figured I'd wait until you did.

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Murph! Had no idea. Much happiness to you, her and the whole brood. Did I notice in your Christmas commercial that she has boys as well?

Sara said...

My brother says (about the awesomeness that is Diet Dr. Pepper Cherry Chocolate): "You should have told him that your brother likes it, too, but then again he also likes the Cornhuskers so what does he know?"

I know of at least 4 people who like it: me, my brother, his girlfriend and one of the chaperones at the youth center. I guess go ahead and send the rest of the cans to Winterset.

Matt said...

GO DRAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Trish said...

Murph, according to the WHO website you're still a "single dad, raising four rambunctious boys"???

travis said...

All things happen for a reason... maybe this is happening so that Shawn will realize that Pearl Jam sucks!

travis said...

OK, OK, I am done now. I'll quit. Shawn seems like a nice guy and I agree to never approach the Pearl Jam topic again. It's out of my system.

Alisa said...

sounds like cloverfield is like my first week on the job! lol. I miss you guys! I want to pull an andy and come back.