For the third year in a row I will be attending San Diego Comic-Con (yay). I depart tomorrow morning, traveling via Greyhound for the better part of 2 days. I will be back on the 29th, and until then will not have internet access, meaning no site updates.
I saw Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker yesterday and intended to review it, but it looks like I'm running short of time. I will mention that it is one of the best films of the year so far, and one of the better action films of the decade. It is about as intense as a film can get, featuring several heart-pounding scenes. One sequence, involving Ralph Fiennes, is on it's own, a masterwork. Also, after Michael Bay pretty much ruined movie explosions, Bigelow makes them dangerous and devastating, which is the way they should be.
Anyways, keep cool my babies.
-Ace Lightning (it'll catch on)
Nothing but the hurt left here.
Nothing but bullets and pain
and the bled out slumping
and all the fucks and goddamns
and Jesus Christs of the wounded.
Nothing left here but the hurt.
Believe it when you see it.
Believe it when a 12-year-old
rolls a grenade into the room.
Or when a sniper punches a hole
deep into someone’s skull.
Believe it when four men
step from a taxicab in Mosul
to shower the street in brass
and fire. Open the hurt locker
and see what there is of knives
and teeth. Open the hurt locker and learn
how rough men come hunting for souls.
posted by adam cook