Posts Tagged ‘South Park’

Hamlet 2: The Christ of Art

September 11, 2008
What art is made of.

What would you do for your art?

Dana Marschz is pronounced Marsch-z (the “z” an additional emphasis beyond the “sch”) and is one of a number of things that makes the main character of Hamlet 2 that much more awkward and potentially tragic. As he even whines, “My life is a parody of a tragedy”. In fact the position Dana finds himself in is a pretty common tale for those that come to Los Angeles looking to become an actor. Their pride is stripped from them completely and they become emotionally erratic and completely insecure individuals…sometimes they never regain that composure because they don’t know how to refocus their creative and scarred sides into something healthy.

And so we follow Dana on his personal odyssey as he seeks to regain his inner strength and voice by creating an original work for a group of high school students. And quite an odyssey it is. Pam Brady (a South Park writer alum and Team America: World Police scribe) along with Andrew Fleming (the director of a nice little gem Dick and other lesser films) have created a concoction and character that’s so awkward that it’s hilarious, but then it stops being funny and becomes so very, incredibly awkward that it becomes honest. It’s like staring at a freshly opened wound.

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South Park – Free On-line

April 7, 2008

Canada on Strike

Below is a website where you can watch every episode of South Park episode for free including last weeks episode: “Canada on Strike”.

This political, social, pop culture, Peabody awarding winning satirical cartoon continues to get better and better. This last episode is probably one of the funniest I’ve seen (the week before left me in tears I was laughing so hard), and this season is one of the sharpest (last season was pretty amazing as well). Unlike Family Guy, which is quickly running out of gas, and The Simpson’s, which has lost the genius while remaining funny enough, I see no end to Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s brilliance.

 

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