Monday, June 23rd, 2008
Psyche. So I went and saw The Happening over the weekend. Before I go off too far, let me preface my digs; I have my opinions on M. Night Shyamalan just like everyone else. I even agree with the general public on some of them. I.e., The Sixth Sense is by far his best film. There are striking similarities between his style and Hitchcock’s. And he’s a terrible actor. Beyond that I tend to stray from the popular opinions when it comes to his films. I, for example, seem to be the only person on Earth who loved Lady in the Water. The self-referential narrative and the complete submersion into the world of fantasy literature was brilliant. Go ahead, disagree with me. Tell me the Deus Ex-Machina ending was ridiculous. I don’t care.That said, it’s clear there has to be some suspension of disbelief when you’re going into an M. Night picture, and I can get behind that. But his previous works seemed to have more, what is it…? Substance. I can’t say too much more without giving up spoilers, but if you’re planning on seeing it, consider this: it’s a decent concept and has some really effective elements, but is ultimately little more than a half-conceived shocking premise with poor execution and acting that’s even harder to digest than his usual melodrama. OK! Now that I got to over-analyze something, it’s on to Apple News! This week Apple did, um. Well, pretty much nothing. Everyone is eagerly awaiting the 3G iPhone at the new lower price, even though the new contract we’ll have to sign will actually end up making it as, if not more, expensive. So rush out and get one now! Go camp out and wait in line for days! It’ll be just like summer ’07! That summer ruled! Alright- I’m going to settle down and watch Vertigo or The Birds. And just because I’m nice, no contest this week. Email coupon code *Funky Bunch* to firstname.lastname@example.org for $10 off your next MacBook LCD repair. Skadoosh.
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