Sunday, November 10, 2002
Lose yourself in the moment...

I saw 8 Mile with the usual suspects tonight (Shiv, Dennis, Steph, Helen, Kristie, and Dave who's visiting). I actually liked it more than I thought I would, but I'm a sucker for "underdog" movies like Rocky, Rudy, and Remember the Titans. Eminem, a celebrity by virtue of hip-hop skill and race plays, pretty much himself in this movie about a kid with dreams of making big as a emcee... all despite poverty, a crappy job, a broken family, betrayal, and yes... being white. I thought the movie would touch more on the race factor, but in a way it framed that issue like this: if you're poor, it doesn't matter if you're black or white... life is tough.

Anyways, there was a lot to like about the movie (directed by the same guy who directed LA Confidential). My only complaint was this one gratuitous sex scene in the middle of the movie that added NOTHING to the movie. Yeah, we know Eminem's character likes this chick... but to do we have to sit for like 10 minutes watching him bone her at his work? If he wants to make p0rn, Eminem's management should call up Snoop Dog and Girls Gone Wild. Pshhht. Oh yeah, the battles were nice too... I wish there were more of them. In the climatic moment of the movie, Eminem's character, Rabbit, has a rage-filled freestyle to the beat from the Mobb Deep classic "Shook Ones Part 2".

Good stuff. There's a good commentary on the movie written in the NY Times right here.

Random note:

My mom sent me grocery shopping yesterday (er, Friday) and we now have milk again in the house. Finally, I can eat my cereal... yep...


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