Bläeckfisk is the Swedish translation for the word octopus. I am not Swedish, but I do own a lot of furniture from Sweden and I like octopuses while admiring their multi-tasking ability. I would like to travel to Sweden at some point, plus I think it is a pretty cool looking word. Anyhow, speaking of words, I guess you could say that is why we are here. Words are the foundation for way we try to wrap our thoughts around everything in the galaxy. The tendrils that lead to emotions and curiosity. I am not here to solve the mysteries of the universe, just to discuss words in general. Specifically words written by other people and have been printed off and slapped between two slices of thin card stock. Many of these sandwiches go on to bigger and better things, some bigger and better than others. So, I guess we will be talking about those as well. If you share an interest in words or enjoi seeing what they can look like in action....välkommen! (Swedish for welcome.)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

F26: Iron Man 3-Directed by Shane Black

'What I am really wondering is when is my sandwhich going to get made."

Holy crow. What a ride. People go to the movies for all sort of different reasons, but to some degree everyone goes to escape from their own lives. Maybe you are dragged down to the movie house to endure a heart touching romance flick. Maybe a kooky indy psuedo-drama just came out by your favorite director. An international heist thriller, complete with killer car chase? Sure, sign me up. I have all types of different tastes in movies and really will watch anything. I enjoy em all. Some more than others, but I savor the metamophasis of ideas to words to eventual movement of everything that makes it to the screen and respect the process.

Let me say this, the third installment of the Iron Man franchise kicks ass. Major ass. This might be one of my favorite ALL TIME flicks. The plot is witty, the acting superb and the effects are ridiculously miraculous. It is unlike anything I have ever seen and it will blow your mind. As my students would say, it is way boss and should not be missed. See it. See it again. Then rent it. When released, own that sucker. It is a true masterpiece and something I can't wait to someday sit down with my kids and watch. In all honestly, I was not really expecting too much after really disliking Iron Man 2, but seriosuly friends, it is awesome and a garaunteeed can't miss blockbuster.

Tony Stark is back and this time fighting an international terrorist known as the Mandarin. When an old rival genetic regurgatation company suddenly starts to parrellel the attacks of the Mandarin, Iron Man is forced to save the day. And does he ever. The comic book genre has been pretty saturated as of late, but this is right up there with the latest Batman installment, if not a slight shade better. Every scene seems to top the last one and what I keep coming back to is how this movie relentlessly gives its audience something it has never seen before. Run to the movie house and see this. Thank you Shane Black, well done.