In pop! We Trust (July 31st – August 6th)

At the Movies

It’s the end for Jason Bourne. Well that’s what they’re saying anyways. I attended the last Friday show of The Bourne Ultimatum and it did not disappoint. It should be said first that if you didn’t see the two previous excellent installments of the trilogy you will be lost. All the summaries in the world won’t help you catch up. With that being said Paul Greengrass does the action genre proud with his frenetic and frantic chase and fight scenes. One fight scene is guaranteed to be the most memorable of the summer and possibly of the entire year. Also, there’s a scene in which Jason Bourne retrieves files he’s looking for…well I won’t spoil it but suffice to say it was one of the highest highlights of the film for me. An excellent way to end an excellent series of films. The one lowlight: Greengrass needs a steadycam for conversations and for quieter moments. Go see it.

On the Tele

Again, summer is a bout repeats and reality. And with the season winding down (although it’s been a heatwave of sorts around here) it means the reality shows are winding down as well. So let’s crown some winners eh? FOX’s Hell’s Kitchen is coming to close next week and the final two stand as Rock and Bonnie. Rock is super driven and probably more deserving of winning his own kitchen but Bonnie is…well cute as hell. I’m guessing she’s a good cook or maybe just good television. Either way I’m rooting for Bonnie to win it. She’s a nanny and it would be quite the Cinderella story for her to win it all in the end. Oh yeah did I mention that she’s damn cute?

On the Rack

Again, I’m behind in my pull list. None the less I wasn’t really looking forward to anything specific this week. Something that has been rocking it lately has been DC’s Sinestro Corps War. The special sold out and it’s been quite difficult for me to find the following chapters anywhere around unless it’s on shipping day. I’ve been a Green Lantern fan for a while now and I’m happy they brought back Hal Jordan. Not that I had anything against Kyle Rayner, but Hal is…well he’s the best ever. I love how the Corps is portrayed as the force (cohesive or not) it truly is and we get to see some of the unknown to lesser known corps members shine. Or die. And on that note I hate John Stewart and if anyone “significant” dies I hope it’s Mr. Absent Personality. Also the Sinestro Crops finally pose a real threat to the GLs, something that in my view has been absent lately. The most memorable villain I can think of was Finality way back in the 90’s. DC has been recently really crappy with their Crisis’s (Crisi?) and with the impending Final Crisis coming this War maybe the only bright spot in the company for a long while.

In the Pod

Let me say this upfront: I hate Kanye West as a person. I don’t really like him as a musician either but as a person the guy reeks of douchebaggery. But I won’t lie. His new single is great. Taking a classic Daft Punk beat and working with the great Jon Brion, Kanye brings us Stronger from his upcoming album. I first saw the video and the beat sounded oddly familiar. Eventually Daft Punk themselves show up and then things in my head clicked. It’s catchy, it’s upbeat, it’s head bobbing…it’s the only thing that’s interesting about mainstream hip hop right now. And it’s a shame that the beat isn’t even original. Oh well. Enjoy.

Kanye West – Stronger


One Response to “In pop! We Trust (July 31st – August 6th)”

  1. marquis Says:

    Bourne Ultimatum= one of the best movies I’ve ever seen.

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