Friday, April 28, 2006 


Koreatown the Screening. The movie suxxx, but I had a good time making fun of the the movie with Josh Lee while downing a couple of cold ones. Posted by Picasa

 


Koreatown the F-movie: "Suck lolli and Shoot First" Posted by Picasa

 

Koreatown

Tagline="Walk Tall Shoot First"

I would have called it, "What The F@#%?!"

Seriously, it's that bad. --So bad that it drew curses from even me along with disgust and contempt. When it was over, I breathed a sigh of relief, "Finally!"

I went to see the "world premiere" of Koreatown The Movie last night with my good friend, Josh Lee, at the Sunset Screening Room in Burbank. Actually, the movie isn't totally finished yet. They said that it was about 75% to 90% finished. I would say they have 100% more to go. --Meaning start all over with a new script. They just wanted to finish up mostly on sound editing. I would say they have a lot of film and sound editing magic to do to make it even watchable.

I didn't know much about this movie before I went there. I was kinda excited and was kounting down the minutes before the movie Koreatown started. This was my first experience going to a film screening like this. I thought the process of moviemaking was quite interesting. It was cool to see David E. Baker, the creator of the film, and other people who worked on the movie. Mr. Baker seemed like a nice enough guy.

I just don't understand why he made this movie. Frankly, I don't know why people even make low budget movies at all. Do they even make money making these low budget movies? Do people even watch these movies? Do filmmakers make them just because they've always dreamed of making films, but couldn't get into Hollywood? Well, if you make a low budget independent film, it should be more original than anything out there in Hollywood. I found nothing original about this particular movie. Most low budget films are really bad, and this was no exception. I've had more moving experiences watching short films on the internet.


Okay, enough of my ranting. Here's the story:

The movie takes place in Koreatown, Los Angeles. For some strange reason, all the Koreans have disappeared. Not one Korean can be seen roaming the streets of Ktown. Now only low life scum of the earth and cheap skanky hookers walk the streets of Ktown. Only the Korean business signs remain. Spoiled-young-Korean-punks-who-spend-their-parents-money-like-there's-no-tomorrow-
while-their-first-generation-parents-work-long-hours-to-give-them-a-better-life are nowhere to be seen inside the Korean nightclubs and bars. (I'm being facetious here, but honestly, how can you have a movie called, "Koreatown" and hardly have any Koreans in it?) I'm assuming the biggest demographic is going to come from young Korean males between the ages of 17 to 35. It will be off-putting to many when you have a movie set in Koreatown with only a couple of token Korean actors.

What was Mr. Baker's purpose in having a movie take place in Koreatown without having Koreans appear in the film? Call me ethnocentric, but where the heck are all my people? This movie could have taken place just about anywhere in LA County if he just wanted a dark and seedy place to set the environment in. I don't think it would have been difficult to find some Koreans to star in the film. I know there are a lot of wannabe actors out there. He could have chosen me, for instance. I would have starred in this B-movie and he could have paid me less than what he probably paid those other gringo actors. I would have worked for chump change if I could be in a movie.

Anyway, back to the story. Tim Lovelace stars as this ex-cop who wants to find his daughter, Kimberly, who is taken into a prostitution ring. Apparently, years ago Tim fell in love with a beautiful Asian hooker, but she also happened to be the main squeeze of a pimp named "Ghost". The hooker had a baby girl with Tim, and she tried to pass her off as Ghost's daughter. One day, Ghost found out that the bastard girl wasn't his, so he murderized her at a local park. Tim keeps having nightmares/flashbacks about seeing his dead daughter lying there at the park. The word, "Ghost", is carved onto her forehead in Korean. I highly doubt that Ghost knew how to carve in Korean though. Ghost is played by British B-movie star, Daz Crawford. I couldn't read the carved-in Korean chicken scratch on her dead forehead.

Tim seemed to have gotten himself on the wrong side of the law, because he was locked up in prison for 15 years or so after his adultery with Ghost's ho. But, before that happened, he also seemed to have forgotten to learn from his mistakes, because he had a second bastard daughter with the Asian hooker mom. Now, he's out of prison and lives in a slummy apartment with no Koreans in Ktown. I guess the whoremom was killed off too. He wants to find his second daughter, Kimberly, before it's too late. He doesn't want her murderized like her first daughter or devirginized by some nasty john.

He meets up with an old cop buddy of his played by David E. Baker. Tim and David E. Baker go around Ktown looking for Kimberly. They talk to every pimp and ho in their desperate attempt to find her.

One night, Tim walks the streets (where no Koreans walk) alone. He walks by a gringo john who is with a nasty Asian prostitute. The guy is leaning against a pillar while the slut seems to have caught her mouth on his pants zipper. She keeps struggling to get her face off of his pants by repeatedly pulling her head away, but the guy is just there putting his arms behind his head and enjoying it.

Then, Tim starts having migraine headaches and has a flashback of her dead bastard daughter's corpse face. This flashback happens A LOT throughout the movie. We get the idea. We don't need to see her nasty smiling corpse face so often.

Then, Tim gets held up by a white teenage punk who wants his money. Tim just lights his cigarette and points his own gun at the punk. The punk freaks out and tries to walk away, but Tim grabs him and shows a picture of his daughter and asks if he's seen Kimberly. The punk takes him to a Korean bar full of fat Hell's Angels-types (and no Koreans). There is a pretty chunky Korean ho-bag there. Apparently, the chunky Korean girl is the punk's girlfriend. The chunky Korean ho tells Tim that Kimberly is a new recruit for Ghost, the pimp overlord. Tim goes off searching for the Ghost.

The chunky Korean girl tells the punk that she'll try to get off work early, because she has school the next day. The punk says that he'll come pick her up after she's done with "work". The chunky Korean slut keeps calling him to come pick her up, but that lazy-ass good-for-nothing slob who can't-get-a-job falls asleep and doesn't hear the phone ring. The chunky Korean girl starts walking home alone, but apparently one of Ghost's henchman found out about her squealing the info to Tim, so he kills her and dumps her body in a garbage bin.

Ghost's posse also kill David E. Baker by stabbing him to death, because they found out that he's been helping Tim find Kim. David E. Baker, although he's a cop, was paid off by Ghost to keep quiet about his drug deals and pimping business.

Tim then talks to his old catholic priest and tells him about what's happening. They go to have some drinks in a Korean bar (without Koreans). The priest gives his advice by saying that jesus turned the other cheek when he was wronged. Turn the other cheek! Bah ha ha ha ha! Turn the other cheek while your daughter is being tortured, drugged, and made into a hooker?!!!! Thanks for the advice, father.

Tim goes out to seek revenge and to get his daughter back. Later, the punk and the priest join him on his Kill Bill-like revenge mission. Tim gives the punk a baseball bat, because "you can kill a person with a gun." Apparently, the movie's budget was so low that they couldn't afford more than a couple of guns. The priest starts shooting bad guys left and right with his shotgun that seemed to have been paid for by the church's offering money.

The punk goes around clubbing drugmakers in the Ghost's factory. The Ghost's underground drugmakers manufacture what they call "Sextacy". It's like Ecstasy but with a certain more oomph like Viagra. The pills looked like Tic Tacs with Valentine hearts on them. The sound effects are so bad in this film. When the punk clubs people over the head with his bat, a cartoony "clunk" sound emanates. That generated tons of laughs from the audience. Couldn't they find a more realistic "hit-over-the-head-with-a-baseball-bat" sound effect than that off of the internet or something?

Tim, all of a sudden, becomes some Dirty Harry-type-dude and starts shooting two guys at once without even looking. Of course, the bad guys can't aim and the good guys always have pinpoint accuracy because of god's grace.

Tim manages to get through the procession of tougher and tougher bad guys as he goes through the levels like a videogame.

There is one hot but skanky looking Korean girl, Karen Park, who likes to shoot people while sucking on a lollipop. She shows no remorse at all and actually takes pleasure in shooting people in the face. She does whatever Ghost commands. Karen kicks Tim's ass the first time around. This time, Tim's pissed so he shoots the bejeezus out of her. Her lollipop falls out of her smirky mouth along with some of her teeth.

Tim has a shootout contest Wild West-style against some crazy nerdy sub-boss, but gets shot in the stomach. Tim's about to get shot in the face, when suddenly the punk arrives and conks the crazy sub-boss with his baseball bat. "Thump".

He finally reaches the final boss level, the "Ghost" level. Tim has a revolver in his hand, but was previously shot by one of the insane sub-bosses. Ghost meets Tim unarmed, but laughs at him. "You won't get any satisfaction by shooting me." Tim, delirious from a heavy loss of blood, agrees and drops his gun and proceeds to duke it out Ultimate Fighting Championship style. Ghost is much tougher than him and keeps punching Tim's bullet-laden stomach. Ghost starts kicking Tim's face Jackie Chan style over and over while Tim just stands there like a drunken idiot. Ghost says, "Aren't you proud of your daughter following in her mommy's footsteps?"

All of a sudden, Kimberly, shoots Ghost in the head. The Ghost kicks the bucket. Kimberly starts sobbing uncontrollably. Tim lays there on the ground next to Ghost when another sub-boss comes to finish Tim off. Tim then plays possum until the sub-boss gets close enough and shoots him in the eyeball and blows his brains out.

The punk comes to Tim's side: Don't die.

Tim: It's too late for me now. Take care of Kimberly.

The punk: Okay.

The flashback of Tim's daughter appears and she smiles and goes away finally.

Later, Kimberly and the punk go to the park where her sister died and leave two roses, one for her sister and one for her dad. The Spirit of Tim sees them and vanishes into thin air.

The End.

Silence from the crowd.

The lights turn on.

Half-hearted clapping and laughter emanates from the audience.


This movie was so bad, it's funny.

The fight scenes were pretty generic. Everything about the film screamed "Amatuer". The sound editing sucked. Sometimes, you have loud heavy metal type music and other times, you have silence. You can hear characters talk, but the camera shows someone else. You could see the choppiness in between the frames when they switch to different camera angles.

There was too much use of the same flashbacks of Tim's dead daughter. The movie dragged on and on even though it was only an hour and a half. There was also much too liberal use of blurry camera techniques to show that Tim was in a hazy daze.

The acting was really bad. The direction sucked. The plot and storyline were terrible.

You had no sense of sympathy for the characters. There should have been some background scenes to show Tim's relationship with his daughters. Instead there are only flashbacks and dialogue.

I think I could make a better movie with my digital camera and post it on Youtube.com. I can hire my friends and we could make a pretty interesting home movie.

I'm sure it's pretty difficult to come up with a good movie with such a limited budget. Maybe drama or love stories might work better with that kind of a budget. With action thrillers, it's hard to get excited about such cheesey fighting.

If I were to make this film, I would have made it extremely violent. That would make it stand out in a tired genre of fighting thugs. I would make it so ultraviolent and realistic. I would show the impact of every punch, knife wound, and bullet going through someone's body. There should be a lot more rage and pain in character's faces. Since this movie also is about hookers, I would show a lot more gratuitous nudity and sex. By pushing the envelope of sex and violence beyond mainstream movies, this would have been an instant classic and a huge moneymaker. Too bad, a lot of film makers soften this stuff up for audiences. I think audiences are ready for extreme violence. Look at Grand Theft Auto games for instance.

I enjoy watching good movies, but bad movies really help make my movie reviews more interesting.

The Highs: Not bad for a really low budget F-movie. It's fun to see places in Ktown and say, "Hey, I recognize that place." You can have a great time poking fun of it while watching it with friends while you're drunk.

The Lows: The low budget quality of this movie permeates throughout the film from beginning to end. No Koreans in Koreatown The Movie.

The Verdict: A low budget action film that tries to imitate the big boys in Hollywood, but comes up dreadfully short and gets spanked.

My Rating: F, 15.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 


V for Vice: Padme and The Phantom of the Opera. Posted by Picasa

 

V for Vendetta

"People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people. "-V.


Natalie Portman plays Evey, an ordinary girl that works at a British television station. One night, she meets a masked man known simply as "V" and her life changes forever.

The movie takes place in the not too distant future in England. The country has become a totalitarian dystopia.

Late one night, Evey tries to get to someone's house after the 11:00 pm curfew, but she is surrounded by fingermen, the secret police. They try to gang rape her.

Fingerman: By sun-up if you're not the sorriest piece of ass in all'a London...then you'll certainly be the sorest!

Ouch! Rape sux.

V comes to save the day. V is a Shakespearean knife-wielding mutant freedom fighter who wears a Guy Fawkes' mask.

After exterminating the bad guys, he introduces himself to Evey:

"Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a bygone vexation stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it's my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V."

ObViously V adores alliteration absolutely.

Evey: Are you like a crazy person?

V: I'm quite sure that they will say so.

Evey: Who are you?

V: Who? Who is but the form following the function of what, and what I am is a man in a mask.

Evey: Well I can see that.

V: Of course you can. I'm not questioning your powers of observation, I'm merely remarking upon the paradox of asking a masked man who he is.

V says to remember, remember, the 5th of November when Guy Fawkes was arrested for conspiring to blow up the British parliament in 1605. V plans on taking up the cause four centuries later and tells everyone to join him in front of parliament.

V uses terrorist tactics to pursue his own personal vendetta and to bring about sociopolitical change in bringing down the totalitarian government.

V starts killing people starting with the talking head on the tele who used to be the commander at the detention camp V was in. V later goes after the church bishop who has a thing for young girls. Evey agrees to help him out. She dresses up as a little girl and the bishop starts putting the moves on her in bed. V takes him out, and Evey tries to run away. She gets captured and is put in a prison. They shave off her lovely locks and now she's a baldie. Her only hope in living on is reading the letters of Valerie who tells of her lesbian story and how the regime has conducted horrible experiments in their efforts to take control of the country. The interrogator tells Evey to reveal where V is, but she says she won't. Then, she is told she is free to leave, because she has no fear. It turns out she was in V's Shadow Gallery the whole time. She's pissed off at him at first, but later she begins to understand V's own motivations.

Evey agrees to meet him before the next 5th of November when V plans on blowing up parliament.


This was a great movie, despite its many flaws. I was hoping it would be spectacular, but it didn't rise to that level. Nevertheless, the Wachowski brothers display their genius once again in this film after making the magnificent Matrix movie trilogy.

This was a profound movie filled with many different levels of symbols and meanings.

"There is repeated reference to the letter "V", or 5 in Roman numerals, throughout the film. V is held in Larkhill cell number "V". V's favorite phrase is "By the power of truth, I, a living man, have conquered the universe", (which in Latin is "Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.") V's Zorro-like signature is a "V", as are his fireworks displays. During the battle with Creedy and his men, V forms a "V" with his daggers just before he throws them. After the battle, when V is mortally wounded, V leaves a "V" signature in his own blood. V's introduction to Evey (above) begins and ends with "V", has five sentences, and contains 49 words that begin with "V". The Old Baily and Parliament are destroyed on the fifth of November. V's final song with Evey, is song number 5 on his jukebox. When V confronts Creedy, V plays Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, whose opening notes have a rhythmic pattern that resembles the letter "V" in Morse code (···–). The Symphony's opening was used as a call-sign in the European broadcasts of the BBC during World War II in reference to Winston Churchill's "V for Victory". The film's title itself, is also a reference to "V for Victory". Finally, an inverted red-on-black "A" symbol for anarchy is shown as V's "V" symbol."-Wikipedia.

V can be considered to be a movement against the conservatism that is going on today. There are competing ideas of anarchy, terrorism, and liberalism against conservatism, nazism, fascism, and totalitarianism. The government regime also censors everything that they do not disagree with. V keeps a collection of all the banned books and items in his Shadow Gallery. Before the current regime gained control, they used a secret conspiracy to conduct a viral holocaust to rid itself of the unwanted. V calls out to the people to stop the madness and fight back.

The tv talking head that V terminates is a religious right-wing conservative who talks about g-d and the evils of gays and Muslims. This movie also talks about hypocrisy and religious fervor.

V is not just a man, but an idea. And an idea can live on forever.

The Wachowski brothers make some of the most profound movies in modern times. This is another must see movie for its provocative ideas, but not for its story or action, however.

The Highs: Powerful and profound ideas and imagery on current sociopolitical values.

The Lows: Flawed film. You can easily see its comic book roots and self-important philosophies and viewpoints. Something about it's preachiness was somewhat offputting. The ideas were great, but the movie's execution is lacking.

The Verdict: Viva la V!

My rating: vB, 84.

Monday, April 24, 2006 


Sarah and Mikey at the playground.  Posted by Picasa

 


Mikey and me at the playground. Posted by Picasa

 


Mikey pushing me hard on the swings. Posted by Picasa

 


Mikey running on the playground bridge. Posted by Picasa

 


Sarah and I hiked up the Sam Merrill Trail at Mt. Lowe in Alta Dena. It was a great day to hike. It was overcast so the sun wasn't beating down on us when we were hiking up the steep trails. The air was so fresh and so clean. I used to go mountain biking up here. There are a lot of great things to see. Coming down is like a rollercoaster ride since the trail is really narrow and windy. You have to be very careful here. One false move and you can easily fall off the cliff and die. Posted by Picasa

 


Abigail. She's very cute, sweet, and smart. Posted by Picasa

 


Christopher. He's very bright. He's a good bible study student. His parents taught him well. He used to be well behaved, until the other hyper kids started talking loudly all the time. Now, he likes to crack jokes too. Posted by Picasa

 


Stephanie. She's sweet and very very quiet, and shy.  Posted by Picasa

 


Andrew. He's very quiet and well behaved. He's very eager to please. He remembered to give us xmas presents. A great kid. Posted by Picasa

 


Kristy. She's very sweet, but very hyper. We call her "Sugargirl." I'm trying to get them to cut down on sugary cereals for breakfast. Man, they can talk. A lot more than I do. Posted by Picasa

 


Jason. He's smart. Lately, he's been talking too much with his friend, Caleb. This tag team duo loves to cause trouble in class. He behaved in the beginning. Now, he loves to talk all the time. They think that I don't know they're doing things behind my back, but teachers know what's going on. I used to be just like them when I was young. Posted by Picasa

 


Caleb. He's smart and knows a lot about the bible. He's best friends with Jason. They're always causing trouble. Too bad he broke his arm recently. Posted by Picasa

 


Tyler. Another wise-cracking kid. He's loud and hyper. He loves telling jokes. Posted by Picasa

 


Angie. She's smart. Sometimes, she's quiet and shy, but she's very bright. Posted by Picasa

 


Austin. We call him "Sugarboy" because he's so hyper. He used to go around hugging everyone. He's also a wannabe comedian. He cracks jokes all the time. Posted by Picasa

 


Hae Eun. She is nice and quiet. She's Koreanized. These are pictures of some my 2nd grade sunday school kids. They're a hyper bunch of kids.  Posted by Picasa

Friday, April 21, 2006 


The Squid and the Whale Posted by Picasa

 

The Squid and The Whale

One of the best nature films about marine animals I have ever seen!

Obviously I'm being facetious. This is really producer Noah Baumbach's semi-autobiography about his childhood experiences with his brother dealing with their parents' divorce. It's based upon the difficulties his family suffered through as his mom and dad were getting separated.

Both mom and dad are writers and intellectuals. The story takes place in Brooklyn, New York in 1986. Jeff Daniels plays the father, Bernard Berkman. He plays a has-been writer and college writing professor. Mr. Berkman is an arrogant jerk with an overly inflated ego.

The movie starts off with the family playing a nice game of tennis. Mr. Berkman is really competitive. He tells his 16 year son, Walt, to keep aiming the ball directly at his mother (Laura Linney). The game ends after Mr. Berkman hits Mrs. Berkman with the ball and they get into a fight.

Apparently, Mrs. Berkman was having an affair with another man. Mr. Berkman starts yelling and beating her.

The next day, they have a family meeting to discuss that mom and dad are separating. Dad will get the kids Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, and every other Thursday.

This is a very poignant movie about the hardships families must go through during separation and divorce.

Walt worships his dad and repeats everything his father says. The 12 year old son, Frank, adores his mother.

The kids express their confusion with their parents' separation by acting out in strange ways. Frank starts manifesting his pre-pubescent urges by masturbating a lot. Frank keeps a torn-off picture of a woman's body part and jacks off to it at the school library. It's not even a good picture either. I can't even tell what it is exactly. It looked like the back of a woman. It wasn't even a picture of a woman's genitalia. Frank starts going behind a bookshelf while other kids are studying. He starts rubbing his groin against the bookshelf and meditates on that torn-off picture. He ejaculates and then wipes his cum on several books to mark his territory.

As the story progresses, Frank starts getting more sexually active with himself. He starts drinking beer as if it was soda and starts busting out his parents' whiskey. He looks at himself in the mirror and imagines having sex with himself. "No, Frank, please don't stop!" He puts his mom's panties and bras on her bed and fantasizes some weird stuff. Then, he runs into the bathroom and pukes all over the toilet. He falls on to the bathroom floor. A cashew that he likes to stick up his nose from time to time falls on to the floor beside him.

Another time, he walks around with a handful of his boy juice and spreads it all over a girl's locker. He gets caught and his parents come in to meet with the school administrator. They say that Frank's wad was on the locker and on the library books.

Mr. Berkman: How do you know they were both Frank's?
School Lady: Well, I suppose it's possible other kids are masturbating and spreading their semen around the school as well... It's possible, but, uh, somewhat unlikely.
Mr. Berkman: Oh, it happens, I'm sure, much more than we know.
Mrs. Berkman: Bernard, have you ever done anything like this?
Mr. Berkman: I'm not going to answer that.

Walt inherits his father's jerk-ass personality. Like father, like son. He goes around quoting everything his father says. He doesn't really even know what he's talking about, but insists that he's brilliant.

He plagarizes Pink Floyd's "Hey You" song and passes it off as his own. He wins the school talent contest and wins $100. Later, the school administrators find out and tell him to cough up the $100 back.

He meets a girl named Sophie at school and she becomes his girlfriend. After he rams his tongue down her throat, he says he wishes she didn't have so many freckles. Bastard!

Walt and Sophie are both virgins. One night, Sophie starts stroking Walt's weenie and he becomes a little trigger happy. I think it lasted no more than 5 seconds.

Mr. Berkman gets an old dilapidated house on the other side of town. One of his lusty students, Lili, needs to find a new apartment because she can't pay the rent. In order to save Lili from having to blow her super, he invites her to sleep at his place. Both father and son gaze at her admiringly.

Walt really wants to screw her. He talks about it with his friend and his friend says, "She could probably move her pussy muscles just the right way so you blow your load in like seconds." Undoubtedly true, based upon his past experience from Sophie's hand-job.

One night, Walt goes into Sophie's room and starts staring at her naked legs on the bed. When she catches him, he lifts up his head so fast that he knocks her nose really hard, giving her a bloody nose and ruining his chances to get laid.

Mrs. Berkman starts sleeping with Frank's tennis coach. Mr. Berkman calls him a philistine-someone who's not intellectual and doesn't like interesting books and movies.

The movie is pretty disturbing. The kids talk about mom and dad's affairs nonchalantly. Actually, the kids seem to be wise beyond their years in some respects, aside from their crazy hijinks. It's creepy when the parents talk to their kids about their sexual exploits. When dad starts telling his son to sleep around, it's very inappropriate.

One time, Walt calls his dad to ask him if he can sleep over at his gf's house. His dad says, "Have fun. Come back Tuesday."

Mr. Berkman starts putting his moves on Lili. One time, Walt walks in and see his dad with his hands up Lili's shirt. Walt starts running and jumps into the polluted river.

Frank loves his mom more and hates his dad. While Walt hates his mom and blames her for the marriage falling apart.

One time Frank starts playing table tennis with his dad. His dad is so competitive with him that Frank throws the paddle at him in frustration.

Daddy Berkham: Hey! Watch it!

Frank Berkham: Suck my dick, ass man!


This movie brilliantly shows how the parents' messed up lives can screw up the kids. The whole family is screwed up in this movie. The complex relationships shown between each of the family members and the way their new love interests interact with all the other family members is quite interesting.

Walt tells his story to the school counselor about how one time, when he was very young, he went to the Natural History Museum with his mom. He saw the giant Squid and the Whale fighting and it scared him. Now, he realizes that the fighting within his own family is much more scarier. Perhaps, the Squid and the Whale is an analogy to his mom and dad fighting.

This movie is a good look into one family's messed up life. Every family is screwed up one way or another. Just look at yours.

The Highs: Brilliant acting, story, direction. Insightful look into the chaos divorce causes to children.

The Lows: Awkward to watch some scenes. Disturbing to watch little Frank drink booze and jack off.

The Verdict: Divorce sux.

My rating: B, 88.

 


Dinner at Pastor Iris' house. (Tony's camera). Posted by Picasa

 


Tony cut out my wife from the picture.  Posted by Picasa

 


Iris, Sarah, and Me. Posted by Picasa

 


Tony Koo. He's a great bowler. We were supposed to go ice skating, but a lot of people flaked out so we decided to go bowling. Tony has his own bowling ball and shoes. He killed everyone else. He averages near 200. Posted by Picasa

 


These next 5 (or previous 5, depending on how you view them) are taken with Tony Koo's camera. This is when we went bowling awhile ago. I vow never to go bowling again. I suck at bowling. I only go once every leap year. I haven't improved since junior high when I went bowling with Arvin Kan. Actually, I think I was better when I was in 8th grade than I am now. Posted by Picasa

About me

  • I'm David Kim
  • From L.A., California, United States
  • Sarah is my life.
My profile
www.flickr.com
This is a Flickr badge showing public photos from David Kim. Make your own badge here.

Links

Categories

www.flickr.com
www.flickr.com
Animal of the Day
The WeatherPixie