the host

After seeing the preview months ago, I expected "The Host" to be a campy korean monster flick. And yes, the horror is absurd in certain parts if not thrilling...but I was suprised to find a dynamic mix of political commentary and some heartwarming/humorous dysfunctional family satire.

The origins of this mutant river monster was inspired by a real life scandal that started anti-American protests in South Korea back in 2000. In the movie, a U.S. military scientist instructs his Korean underling to dump thousands of bottled formaldehyde down the drain - which leads into the Han river. 6 years later, a mutant river monster emerges and starts to kidnap and eat humans. However, I enjoyed the fact that the monster wasn't one-sided in its villainy or monstrosity. It does kill and eat humans, but its also graceful in how it swoops and dives into the water. It can also be delicate as shown by how it handled the heroine when she tried to escape the sewer. The girl's father is a loveable clumsy slob who slapsticks his way into hero mode to save his daughter alongside his family.

It was refreshingly genuine and free of smart-ass one liners that pollute most American action/horror flicks. The effects were good - especially the rumbling sound effects -and I was thoroughly entertained.

cool chair

spring forward music

My wife hates daylight savings time - simply for the reason that she'll lose an hour of sleep. This girl cherishes her beauty sleep. I know she works hard and everything, but don't the longer days and later sunsets make up for it??

Stephen Marley feat. Mos Def - Hey Baby
Stephen Marley feat. Damian Marley - Traffic Jam
Really looking forward to this album.

Amy Winehouse - Rehab (Desert Eagle remix)
Isn't it trendy for every celeb to be in rehab nowadays?

DJ Day feat. Aloe Blacc) - Closer
Nice cooldown vibe.

10 years later

Can't believe its been 10 years. I vividly remember where I was on that day.

job-related tracks

yes, the 9 to 5 can be a grind:

mark ronson feat. debbie nova & q-tip - Tomorrow

consequence - job song

kanye west - spaceship

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