Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Rize Up!

I cleared my latest Netflix dryspell by watching "The Woodsman" and "Vera Drake" over a week ago. Yes, I'd had them since October. Yes, I know I technically spent $47.80 for that privilege. It wasn't worth it for "The Woodsman," which I found just not very redeeming but dude, it was so worth it for "Vera Drake." Holy shit, that movie was fantastic.

Like a good Baptist, I have no shame in rededicating my life when I lose my way, and so I am back to watching DVD's when I get them. And I'm also being more critical of my queue. Life is too short to watch sucky movies. That means it's going to take more than a flashy box cover and a quippy write up to catch my eye, you movies you. It's going to take ratings. And recommendations. So take that, sucky movies. That'll fix you.

I digress, as I am wont to do. Last Saturday night I watched "Rize" which was directed by David LaChapelle. And I totally wanted to go see it when it was released in 2005 but no one would oblige me so even though it's now like almost 3 years old and probably not as awesome as it used to be, my body responds to the music and my head and heart tell me I should learn to krump. I now what you're thinking ... "But Robby, you're an aging white boy with limited rhythm, and that funky knee thing."

But honey, I got rhythm. And it works best when I freestyle.

Perhaps I'll YouTube a video of my krumping and we can put it up for debate. Who thinks this is a good idea?

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