Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Spotted Dick: A Meditation on Growing Up

One of Slickdeals' "Up and Coming Topics" today is for a 6-Pack of Heinz Brand Spotted Dick. If you're wondering, they're 10 oz. cans and are on sale for $22.48 at Amazon. But I'm not here to sell you on some dick.

Take a look at that Amazon page. I remember there were times and are times when I look at a product's page and I can't stand unhelpful reviews. Maybe they go way off-topic; are written in alternating caps; or are just completely immature. And you can bet I'm gonna put a big, fat "Not Helpful" vote their way.

And people usually follow suit.

Monday, August 24, 2009

"Inception" Teaser 1 breakdown and analysis

Last week, we got the teaser for Christopher Nolan's latest, "Inception." Secretive to the utmost, the auteur has kept much of the film under wraps, save the logline:

"A contemporary science fiction tale set within the architecture of the human mind."

If you haven't seen it, find it here.

Now, seeing as I'm spending all day watching it anyway, I might as well do one of those analyses, see what we get.

Let's break it down shot-by-shot, shall we? (Click on thumbnails for enlarged views.)