I don't go to movies all that often, but my brother had an unexpected day off that corresponded to my own and it seemed like a shame not to take advantage of that. When the day came, it was a gray, angry, rainy day that seemed as though the sky would open up at any moment, so our options for an activity we could do together were somewhat limited. I suggested we could meet at a recently opened movie theatre and he agreed that sounded like the best course of action. The movie we ended up watching together was Denzel Washington's latest: The Book of Eli.
My friends, if you played and enjoyed Fallout 3 or its predecessors in the slightest, you owe it to yourself to see this movie. The visuals, the sense of desolation, and the tone of the story are damn near identical. I don't want to give away too much about it, though this being the internet, you may already have had the ending spoiled for you. I'll just say that I walked out of the theatre with two desires: I want to see the movie again, knowing what I learned near the end, and I wanted to play some Fallout 3. Anyone who's on my friends list on PSN knows I've been indulging in the latter at every available opportunity over the last week or so.
Dude must have the Grim Reaper's Sprint perk.
If you're interested in learning a little more about the movie, 1up's 4 guys, 1up podcast did an interview with the screenplay writer, Gary Whitta. It's quite interesting, especially if you think you might want to write for a living. Whitta's probably best known in our circles as the founder of PC Gamer magazine, and on the podcast he tells how he went from that to writing a post-apocalyptic adventure movie, among other projects. You can find the podcast behind this link, and then scroll down to the show from 12/04/09 with toon Link's head next to the description.
Right, enough of that, let's get to the recaps. Don't forget to find the Simpsons reference in today's post.
No one got the exact quote for last week, but Celicacrazed came closest. "Be there or kindly be square" is a quote from Apu's brother Sanjay as he invited Apu to his yearly party in the episode "22 short films about Springfield." If you're wondering what all this is about, check last week's recaps.