Friday, June 09, 2006

Hang 'em beyond a reasonable doubt

Good things about this week:

The Proposition is one of the best movies I've seen in a while. I'm a little biased towards Westerns, I suppose, being from Alberta. (Or for a reason that would merit mention on a law blog, maybe it's that the lawlessness of the West is in direct contrast to the sheer amount of law I study at school - nah, I just like the horse- and gunplay.) Featuring Guy Pearce at his absolute ugliest, the movie seems to combine the poetry and violence of two great literary works - True History of the Kelly Gang and The Collected Works of Billy the Kid - and puts them on screen. I'm sure it adds in violence from other various sources too, because it's really, really violent. Just a heads up.

World Cup action. Being Canadian, it's obviously hard to get excited about soccer, but every four years it fits the bill. As for the low scoring, I wouldn't mind it so much if I could make up for it in a lopsided PS2 simulation, as I did with hockey, but it's still impossible. Oh yeah, and trying to get all of your players red carded and have the goalie your only player left? That doesn't work either.

On Monday, the best guilty pleasure of the summer comes back to TV in the form of Hell's Kitchen. Gordon Ramsay, premier British chef, Satan incarnate and sometimes Kiefer Sutherland lookalike hosts his own cooking reality show - except in reality, the settlements from a verbal abuse civil suit would far exceed the show's top prize. In a perfect world, his catchphrase "button it!" would be a national craze.


Anonymous said...

Did you know angry people are more likely to die of a heart attack? That dude is f-ing DUE.


Anonymous said...

I'm waiting for

"The Assasination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"

which is surely the best title of recent years.


Lawyerlike said...

Except they've changed that title to capitalize on the buzz surrounding another summer flick, so now you can expect to see:

"The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford ON A PLANE"

Thomas said...

For a good take on Ramsay, read A Cook's Tour where Anthony Bourdain finds him a sympathetic character. And who wouldn't want to yell at some of those people?