Saturday, October 28, 2006

Johnny Depp Is In Nightmare On Elm Street? What I Think About Balzac, and more on BEARS!!!!

Nightmare on Elm Street
As I watched Freddy Kruger do his slashing and bashing and whatever the hell he does I realized Depp was in this movie. Cool. Anyways, the movie is not very scary, I've been meaning to see it forever. I was severely disappointed with Kruger, he looks like an old man with a wussy glove. That's not hot. Damnit Paris...

Anyways, I just love movies that scare the crap out of me. I think a good dose of scary movies can only be good for you. Kinda like eating your vegetables.

Balzac, a Pretentious Writer You Need to Read
So, I started reading this book by Balzac, a French writer from the 19th century. It's called Le Pere Goriot, and it is excellent. Highly recommended, although I can tell it's not a happy story and the characters in this book are going to get severely punished by fate in one way or another. I'm more of a happy book kinda person, but suffering and tragedy can be interesting... or at least instructive I hope.

Ok, I did spend a lot of time in front of the tv today, I was pretty zonked (but no headaches!). Guess what I saw, a show on... BEARS! BEARS! BEARS! Bears are even more amazing than I ever imagined. Their sense of smell is so keen, something like 2100 times more sensitive than ours, 7 times more sensitive than a bloodhound. Crazy. The show talked about grizzlies, polar bears, black bears, brown bears, talked about every kind of bear I guess.

Anyways, tomorrow my mom and I are going to the church nearby to check out dogs that are up for adoption (we're just looking). I kinda wish we would adopt a black bear, they look soooo cute!!!

If you need further proof that bears will take over the world, here you go:


Anonymous said...

The care bears movie scared the crap out of me. So did ALL the 'Earnest...' movies!

Did you ever notice that Balzac sounds like Ball sack?

Bears make lousey pets. Most drown in the aquarium long before they grow to adulthood.

Sebastien Millon said...

Oh yeah, I remember that Carebears movie, it really did scare me!!! I loved that halloween Ernest movie, that was my favorite of all.

And yes, I've heard that many times before about Ball sack, and it's true, it really never ceases to be funny!!!

But if you train the bears DB... I want a bear pony!!!!

MrManuel said...

The original NOES freaked me out as a kid. I love the movies now, but more for a a nostalgia reason.

Sebastien Millon said...

Yeah, they are fun! I understand the nostalgia bit, that's how I am with stuff like Poltergeist and It which I saw when I was younger.

M said...

I remember the first time I saw that movie Depp caught my attention because of his terrible acting! I was very surprised to recognize him in later movies and thinking he had improved immensely. Then one day I read an interview where he said he was so ashamed of his bad performance in that movie that he decided to take acting lessons. The funny thing is nowadays when I watch that movie I don't think he's as terrible as all that.

I never read Balzac, but if you get a chance try reading a Portuguese author also from the 19th century called Eça de Queiroz, he was great! I hope he's as much fun to read in English as he is in Portuguese.

Glad to hear you're still feeling better! :)

Sebastien Millon said...

Mariana, that is hilarious about Depp. I didn't know that at all. I wasn't particularly distressed by his acting, nor was I impressed. I mean, this is Nightmare on Elm Street, not Shakespeare!!

Oh, and thank you for the recommendation. I love new things to read, and I haven't had the chance to read many Portuguese authors, I read one a while back but can't remember the name of the author.

Anonymous said...

To give "Nightmare" (one of my favorite horror movies) some credit, you had to have seen it when it came out to fully appreciate it. Back then all we had were Mike Myers and Jason Voorhees. Nothing wrong with 'em but neither of them were fathered by 100 psychopaths and set on fire by the neighborhood watch group.

I digress. The whole point is that Freddy was something rather novel when he appeared on the scene so to see him now probably doesn't do the movie justice.

Sebastien Millon said...

Nicole, I understand what you are saying. Sometimes it's hard to judge a movie after 20 years, becuase the things it did back then were so novel and nowadays it just seems boring. Not that I'm called the movie boring, but ya know.