notes from
the MUCK . . .

How does your garden grow? With muck, muck and more muck! I spent much of today finishing the final muck box and then shifting muck from one box to the next. The first box, which the Big Lad is enthusiastically pointing out, has been rotting down for two years now and once we’d removed the top quarter of unrotted material, we found we’d hit the pay dirt.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

THE WRESTLER Movie Trailer (Finally)

I've been waiting a long time to see this trailer. Watch it here.

We will all be hearing a great deal about this movie come award season. I've personally been very excited about it based on the unanimously positive advance word, and, more importantly, on the concept itself. Using a washed up, but brilliant actor like Mickey Rourke for a movie like this, a Darren Aronofsky movie like this, is the cinematic equivalent of Rick Rubin producing Johnny Cash's last records.

Unfortunately, after watching the trailer, I'm a little skeptical. It feels like a good indie festival movie, but nothing life changing. On the other hand, there are definitely a couple moments even in the trailer where hints of Rourke's acclaimed performance shines through. At the very least, you're guaranteed a good soundtrack anytime Bruce Springsteen is scoring a movie. I don't know, what do you guys think? Are you interested?