Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Pineapple Braided Gangsters

Pineapple Express
We saw this film on Friday night and my sides still hurt from laughing. Seth Rogan has not worn thin for me just yet and James Franco finally gets the funny role I knew he could play from his days on Freeks and Geeks. If you have not seen F&G take a look at the cast for a laundry list of actors who have been in the funniest movies from the past 2-3 years. Where Step Brothers was funny in it ridiculousness, it felt very much like a string of sketches. Pineapple Express keeps some of the ridiculious dialouge, but is carried by its outrageous plot and action as well. Yet another movie that delivers this summer.

American Gangster
Denzel Washington puts on an amazing performance in this film. How this slipped through our movie viewing cracks for so long I don't know, but I do know that we were missing out. I even enjoyed Russell Crowe in this film, he went beyond the grunts and yells of Gladiator and actually put on a good performance. It has been a very long time since I enjoyed a good period gangster movie and American Gangster fits that bill.

Braid
This is a game that I can sit down and share with my wife. It is a 2D platformer so her days of SNES Aladdin come in handy, the controls are stupid simple at just three buttons and it's puzzle game and she freaking loves a puzzle. Every puzzle in the game is solved by altering time in some way. As I said the three button controls are quick to pick up, jump, time reverse and use. It is the implementation of these buttons that make the game hard. It will bend your mind in ways it will not want to go, it is a mental exercise that is refreshing and occasionally frustrating.

2 comments:

Fonte said...

I just returned my two gamefly rentals yesterday so I really have no excuse not to at least try Braid. I've heard nothing but good things about it and Target has MS Points cards on sale!

Crystal said...

The game is WAY to hard :(

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