Posts about Movies

The Station Agent

Melissa and I watched The Station Agent a few weeks ago on the recommendation of a coworker of hers. I had never heard of it before, but it really is a fantasic movie. I think it has some of most unique characters I've seen in a while, and it has tons of rolling-on-the-floor-hilarious lines as well as dealing with some tough emotional issues.

Rotten Tomatoes rates it at 95% right now. If you haven't seen it and you're looking for something a little different, I'd very much recommend it.

Shaolin Soccer

I finally got around to watching Shaolin Soccer. It tells the story of an old man, a soccer star in his younger days, and a young kung-fu master who is trying to show people how kung-fu is great for everyday life. They team up together to form a kung-fu soccer team, and take over the world!!!!

Ok, so they don't take over the world, but the story is pretty funny. Watch it.

Super Size Me

I watched Super Size Me (imdb.com) on Sunday night. It was a very entertaining documentary, although I can't say that Spurlock's findings were surprising. If you eat crap everyday, it's going to have an affect on your mind and body. The obesity crisis in North America (no, Canada is not immune from this, unfortunately) is just a symptom of our society's refusal to acknowledge personal responsibility. Stop depending on the latest fad diets, "magic" pills, and surgery.

The secret formula is: eat well, exercise regularly and get enough sleep.

Anyway, on to Fast Food Nation...Hopefully this will reinforce my current disgust at fast food and I'll never eat another big mac again.