“Are we all, without realising it, taking part in a vast witness protection programme? Did we observe, at some time in the distant past, a deeply disturbing event in which we were closely implicated? Were we then assigned new identities, new personalities, fears and dreams so convincing that we have forgotten who we really are?”—
“And the Man ruined the ozone, he’s burning down the Amazon, and he kidnapped Shamu and put her in a chlorine tank! And there used to be a way to stick it to the Man. It was called rock ‘n roll, but guess what, oh no, the Man ruined that, too, with a little thing called MTV!”—Dewey Finn in The School of Rock (2003) (via quatsch)
“People keep sending me links to interviews with Vin Diesel where he talks about his love of D&D. I’ve watched a few of them and he really does seem to have a passion for the game, or at least he did as a young man.”—Penny Arcade! - True Story
For those not down with Twitter-ville. Here’s my posts from last night’s CONTROVERSIAL Crank 2 live Twitter session. Reading them makes me realize how insane the movie really was.
Here we go:
Crank 2 Live Tweet. Let’s GO! Follow @ScottAukerman @PaulScheer @jwoliner @erockappel @steveagee and more for updates. #TwitFlix
Fuck. Chev needs to call Dwight Yoakam and figure out what’s happening!
First applause break - Statham runs super fast after putting a jumper cable on his tongue! #TwitFlix
Holy shit! Another applause break! This is way better than Crank! Just mayhem!!!
Even some white characters are talking in weird racist Asian voices! Weird. #TwitFlix
Holy shit! They shot Crank 2 in some of the same spots we shot Human Giant!! Chev is getting shocked by a dog collar! #TwitFlix
A dog just bit a cops duck off! #TwitFlix
“FULL BODY TOURETTES!” #TwitFlix
Chester from Linkin Park cameo! #TwitFlix
Chev is having sex on a horse racing track!!!!! #TwitFlix (this scene lasted 10x longer than I thought it could!)
Horse race sex scene is easily one of the most dumb/ridiculous things ever in a film. Can’t believe it. Crank 1 is dead to me. #TwitFlix
Surely everyone has mentioned this, but Chev Chelios just killed an Asian dude and said “Chicken… and Broccoli.” Speechless. #TwitFlix
RT @scottaukerman Here’s a lesson, kids: Tattooing your entire face will get you exactly ONE movie role. #twitflix
[AT THIS POINT THE TWIT-FLIX CONTROVERSY BEGAN!!]
Oh no! Getting attacked by Harry Knowles for TwitFlix! Why the negativity HK??! @headgeek666 you are taking Crank 2 too seriously! #TwitFlix
And over. I’m sorry @indiepix and @headgeek666 if you feel #TwitFlix has hurt the integrity of a film with a character named PoonDong.
Oh shit! Crank bloopers! #TwitFlix
RT @jwoliner The last “blooper” consisted of showing how an extra had shit himself. Going out with class! #TwitFlix
Re: @headgeek his point is, its not cool to text/Twitter during movies, which I agree with. However, this was Crank 2 and we did make a point to sit in the back row by ourselves where the light could not bother anyone.
Basically, I don’t want to give the impression that its cool to text or Twitter in a theatre, BUT if there is a movie with a character named PoonDong… I think its a unique situation and we were respectful in how we did #TwitFlix.
RT @JASONSTATHAM Hey @headgeek666 Maybe those guys needed to tweet to keep their heart rate up. Haven’t my films taught you anything?
@devincf You really think that’s analogous? Come on. You’re taking this all a bit too seriously. No one was irritated by what we did.
@devincf Yeah texting during a live standup performance is the same as me texting IN THE BACK ROW of a theatre during a movie where a guy has sex w/a woman on a horserace track for 2 minutes & then you see a shot of a horse’s dick. Keep fightin’ the good fight!
Ending my part of the TwitFlix Tweet War & emailing those who I know. I feel like Chelios after he fell out of a helicopter. Good night!
AFTER A FEW EMAILS…
UPDATE: A TWITTER TRUCE HAS BEEN REACHED! @ericvespe, @headgeek66, @devinCF: We’re all cool! @iamdiddy would be proud. POSITIVITY! LET’S GO!
“What we have here is a team that believes very deeply in itself. The Blazers are playing their best basketball of the season, at the time in which playing your best basketball matters.”—John Canzano (via fletter)
How the hell does he do this? No editing or alterations, so is this phone some kind of predator-style handset with a cloaking device, or is it just some David Blaine-type sleight of hand?
It’s just the mirror is not there, and you have two similar rooms, 4 actors dressed the same and so on. it helps that you never see the camera man up close, and the girl in the reflection stays in the background, or you’d notice it’s not the same people. i recall the same trick being used in la haine, in the bathroom mirror scene.