Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sing Sang Sung - AIR

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Racist Robots and Guinea Pig Spies? Fine. But Sound Scientific Theory?!

Science and reasoning has no place in popular American cinema. I was pretty upset by the fact that in its most recent Ice Age installment, Blue Sky abandoned all understanding about the Earth's prehistoric timeline, simply for the sake that, well, kids love dinosaurs. Whatever, it's just a cartoon that's bound to confuse kids. What else is new.

But this is ridiculous. The film Creation, starring the fantastic Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly as Mr. And Mrs. Charles Darwin (respectively), can not find a distributer in the U.S. because the theory of evolution is simply too controversial for an American audience. It has a deal EVERYWHERE else in the world, except our own country. It's embarrassing, and not just because such a huge percentage of the American public (61%) refuse to believe a beautiful and simple truth that has done more to further humanity's understanding of the natural world than any other idea. It's embarrassing because so many American's refuse to give a film that the Hollywood Reporter called "even-handed and wise" a chance because they're so vehemently opposed to any form of thinking other than their own.

I've been to church, several of them in fact in fact. Not my thing, but hey, I see the appeal. Is it too much to ask of the American public for a similar show of open-mindedness?

Saturday, September 12, 2009

NY GeekCast Cult Classics

It seems the only thing internet related I do these days involves the GeekCast. Not that that's a bad thing, but still... I need to plug back in.

So check it out!