Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Oracular Spectacular (also not a movie)

Once again I've opted to talk about something that isn't movies! Instead I'm going to educate the masses on THE BEST ALBUM FROM ANYONE IN A REALLY LONG TIME, "Oracular Spectacular" by MGMT. I am so obsessed with it right now. You might be familiar with the hits "Kids," "Time to Pretend," and "Electric Feel," but the rest are even better. "The Handshake," "The Youth," and "Pieces of What" are three of my faves. Because it's necessary to your life to buy at least those six songs, it's only logical to just buy the entire album. I use it to work out, to ride the bus, to drive around in the car, to hang out in my room, and to dance crazy at parties. It's all purpose music. I saw MGMT live last summer and they were awesome in concert, too.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Blockbuster is closing!

So the State College Blockbuster Video location announced that it's going out of business. That means I got to purchase discounted rental movies this weekend! Unfortunately they were not actually that discounted as they were still $9.99. However I still bought their only copy of the movie Ghost World. For those of you who are unfamiliar, this is a movie about two girls who just graduated high school, who end up following this creepy loner guy around town and later befriending him. It's way better than it sounds, I'd seen it like eight times prior to buying it. One girl is played by Scar Jo and the other is played by an actress who never became famous.

I also bought these little DVD cards of the cover art of various movies. They were only five cents, but you had to buy at least twenty, so I ended up getting some for my friends, too. I hung them up around my room all haphazardly like they do on Kindergarten bulletin boards and I would venture to say that it looks pretty badass. They were perfect for the spots where I couldn't fit a full poster. I'm probably going to go back and buy some more today. Maybe I'll figure out a way to take a picture of my display and put it on the blog! STAY TUNED DEAR READERS!

Next weekend I will probably go back to Blockbuster when the prices have diminished even further. I'm hoping I'll be able to find a cheap blu-ray of A-Team. I was really hoping they'd have Igby Goes Down but I guess somebody snatched it up already. I also wanted to get The Room, which I saw for the first time this weekend. It's this cult classic famous for being laughably bad, and it is hilarious.

I noticed they had a lot of stupid blu-rays out, like Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. Who the hell buys that? No one needs to see a romantic comedy in high def, especially one starring Matthew McConaughey, who is arguably the ugliest man on Earth. The same thing happened when Mike's Video went out of business, and I went on the final day, and all they had was Swing Vote on blu-ray. Hopefully this coming weekend will be more fruitful.