Snakes on a Plane - My YouTube Expose

Excuse my first foray into the realm of YouTube and home-made films. This ins't pornography or anything, but I wish it was.


OK GO! More Fun with Treadmills

OK GO - "Here it goes again"

A friend found this video on late night MTV2. It's amazing. I saw OK GO! in Providence last year on a $5 show. They were great. At the end of the show, the band got out on stage for their encore and did this amazing dance routine.

I guess it was a taste of things to come.

With this video, OK GO fulfils the image that they left on the Stage in Providence last January. They're cool. They're having a good time, and they don't care who knows it. Like Hot Hot Heat, the OK GO sound is poppy and catchy, but also distinctively Artsy. Like Talking Heads (Who actually formed at RISD in Providence to define Art Rock) OK GO thinks a lot about image and a lot about the purpose of their music.

Maybe with this Track "Here it goes again" Ok Go shows us that this agind Art Rock foursome has a couple more twists left in the clothesline.


Snakes on a Plane

Snakes on a Plane was cult before it was even filmed. The idea that Hollywood would produce a movie as obvious, ridiculous, and gratuitous as Snakes on a Plane seemed to connect with an American youth all too willing to revel in the absurd.

In truth, the movie, and it's enormous word-of-mouth hype are anything but disappointing. This movie is AMAZING. It is absolutely hilarious, and at times, downright scary.

Samuel L. Jackson's decision to be in this movie may go down in history as one of the wisest choices for a falling Hollywood actor. A number of bloggers and internet pundits called Jackson's decision an inevitable choice in the quest to find the ultimate flop. But this is the wrinkle in which Snakes on a Plane lives and breathes.

Like The Producers, Snakes on a Plane is born to lose. It is designed to fail, engineered to flop. But in this decision, Snakes' producers hit solid gold. By making the movie as cliched, and predictable and gratuitous as they could, they created a film that is not only enjoyable by downright thrilling. It is like watching a two hour cartoon on Saturday morning television. You know every twist, you can predict who will and will not die, and you can expect Samuel L. jackson to be the fucking man.

That's what happens. That is what makes this movie SO SATISFYING.

In a interview with Jon Stewart, Samuel L. Jackson said that he didn't even read the script before agreeing to do it. He read the title and decided to go for it. We, like Jackson, only need to read the title before WE go to see it. Sure it's obvious, but hell, isn't all of the fodder that Hollywood feeds us?

At its core, Snakes on a Plane is a bad movie that embraces its faults and becomes the most enjoyable movie of the summer. There has been NOTHING better this summer. There hasn't been a movie like Snakes on a Plane since Independence Day.

As a satire on the American Summer Blockbuster, Snakes on a Plane seems to cry for justice in the Hollywood movie industry. It makes fun of itself, and does not fall into the usual Blockbuster pretentiousness for which Hollywood is known the world over. Snakes on a Plane is not the best acted, or best produced, or best made film of the summer. BUT it is the best film.

Do yourself a frickin' service and see this movie. Everyone will talking about, it is a instant cult classic and the college campuses will not be able to live without it.

So save yourself the embarassment of thinking that Superman was the best film of the summer, and see SNAKES ON A PLANE.
As Samuel L. Jackson explained to Stewart on Comedy Central, "Snakes on a Plane may be the best film of the summer."
There is no maybe and no doubt.