Sunday, October 18, 2009

Something About Fall

I'm not sure what it is. Maybe it's football season, the start of the new fall shows, the clearing of the allergens from the air, or the cooler temperatures, or all of the above. The revelation of the trees' colors doesn't have the pop of the fresh brightness of spring, but rather a muted blending that suggests a more mature, less garish complexity. The Halloween season gives an excuse to fire the imagination. Thanksgiving allows us to remember all that we have been given, and gather with those we love. What can I say, there's something about fall that agrees with my disposition.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

A Trip to Zombieland

Zombie movies are well trod territory by now. I don't care, I still enjoy them. But I'll be the first to admit their quality tends to be pretty low. It's too easy to go for the jump scare, or the gratuitous gore. But when done right, zombie movies can be immensely fun. Enter Zombieland, a movie squarely in the immensely fun catagory. Heck, Zombieland is easily the funniest movie I've seen in a long time, and it's a pretty darn good zombie movie too. Underneath the humor the sense of isolation that drives the genre is very present. Humor, danger, touching character moments, and blood-slavering dead people. What more can you ask out of the Halloween season?