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Monday, January 19, 2004


Saw Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns the other day, and I have to say, if you see only one documentary about a band this year, I wholeheartedly recommend that you see I Am Trying to Break Your Heart (IATTBYH). But if you see two, then see Gigantic. Unless you happen to be, like...Bennet. In which case you should probably just see Gigantic.

Yeah. So the overall quality wasn't as good. It didn't follow any logical order, it left out some important things, and some of it looked like it was shot by a kid with a vhs recorder. Maybe it was. Unlike IATTBYH, it didn't make you think, 'Sweet Merciful Mothra!..these guys are geniuses and I need to purchase all of their albums, all of the albums by bands that these guys were also in previously, and all the albums that were made by guys who were once in the same band as members of this band before they were in this band!' Instead, it just made you think more like, 'Yup, They Might Be Giants are pretty cool.' Not that I didn't already know that. It will also make you pull out all the bootleg cassettes Bennet made you in like 8th grade. At least the ones that aren't on Then. But, in it's defense, it almost got as good a rating at Rotten Tomatoes as did IATTBYH. And it was funny throughout. Also, it wins the award for "the most porno sounding name for a non-porno film."

The other benefit of cool movies like these is that it allows you to attune yourself to the tastes of the reviewers on Rotten Tomatoes. For instance, John Patterson, L.A. WEEKLY: asshat. MaryAnn Johanson, FLICK FILOSOPHER: know-nothing dill-hole. Roger Moore, ORLANDO SENTINEL: ...man...what can you even say about that guy..?!?!

Also saw Johnny English. It's not worth going into except to say it was better than the reviews indicated, and that if you happen to think Rowan Atkinson is a genius then you will like it.

So that about wraps it up...

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