Archive for the 'movies' Category
This weekend was absolutely gorgeous here in sf.. With temperatures reaching into the 80s, it was like the second time in the 10 years I’ve lived here that I actually got to bust out the shorts..
So, today, Andy, Meredith and I went over to Alameda to check out the monthly flea market. Didn’t find anything great, since browsing was cut short due to a massive infestation of gnats that seemed to plague the market (maybe it should have been called a gnat market)..
We then grabbed Bailey and headed for the dog beach at Fort Funston.
And then, Andy made a video of the lovely day. Yay.
Niiiice. The first four minutes of Borat are on YouTube now..
And I still have to get my arse to go see Pirates of the Caribbean… jeez, if only the weather would stop being soooo nice, I could catch up on some movie watching.
I saw the movie An Inconvenient Truth tonight at a movie night that Willo organized… I knew really very little about the movie going into it, except that Al Gore was in it and that it was a documentary…
Here’s the trailer:
Word of warning though.. the trailer makes the movie seem like it’s gonna be SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY exciting (your ticket buys the whole seat, but you’ll only need the edge).. but, watching Al Gore talk about global warming is kind of like a very well done college lecture. His presentation was so slick, and Apple must be ecstatic over the amount of product placement they got in the flick (which fits perfectly with their iconoclastic, leftist, I’m cooler than you image). I do think it was a slightly alarmist, but, as he said in the movie, people need a jolt in order to actually do anything about stuff. I mean, ice caps melting, hurricanes, floods, disease, drought and war… Kind of fitting that I saw this movie on 6/6/06… Repent! The end is nigh! But yah, I do recommend that you see the movie since it definitely has encouraged me to do some more reading on the whole issue, and that’s good… As far as alarmist documentaries go, I much prefer Michael Moore’s work, cuz at least we’d be laughing through most of the movie.
Anyway, this movie reminded me that once, in a previous life, I had made hybrid cars and really wanted to make the world a better place.. Hmm. I mean, once in awhile, little glints of my lefty self surface, like when I bought a tree in England a few years ago. But.. I’ve been really feeling myself growing quite libertarian (I think I’ve been reading too many economics books) the past few years.
So, I’ll have to do some more research on this whole thing… I’m not convinced that legislation is necessary to combat this problem — I think that if enough people are made aware of the issue, they’ll start to choose carbon friendly choices… Or, maybe economic pressure (like from rising gas prices) will be enough to make an impact.. Anyway, I’m rambling, but I do feel a little good about the whole thing cuz at least my commute to work doesn’t contribute to global warming..
Oh yah.. in the trailers, there was this movie about this girls’ high school basketball team that looked really good, The Heart of the Game that looked really good.. opens next Friday!
Since I love making movies, here’s the august roadtrip movie (45mb download) from my latest trip for your viewing pleasure.. enjoy.
Alan, Sarah Jane, Kane, Shingo, Andy, and I rode in Sunday’s Scooter Rage 19 here in San Francisco… Our little scooter gang is growing into a healthy group now… The ride started out at First Kick Scooters in SOMA, and made its way all through San Francisco — the ride was called the “Three Golf Course” ride, though I counted that we passed five: McLaren Park, Harding Park, Olympic Club, Lincoln Park and the Presidio…. It was a gorgeous day, absolutely perfect for a scooter rally.. All in all, there were about 100 scooters on Sunday.. and no real hassles (although I heard somebody had a crash, so that’s no good)..
I made a scooter movie for you all to watch.. enjoy.