Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Boring Update and a Couple Movie Suggestions

I haven't posted very much lately, mostly because I haven't been up to all that much. A lot of job searching, Muay Thai, and Jiu-Jitsu mostly. I've got a trip to Las Vegas coming up that will hopefully result in a job and relocation. Hopefully more on that in the future.

Besides the stuff above I've also been waiting for Mickey Rourke's new film The Wrestler to come out in a theater in this area. It's a hard hitting look at the results of the lifestyle live by many wrestlers throughout the ages. Much like Mick Foley wrote in his great review of the film on I'm surprised that what looks to be a very good film has been make about the subject of professional wrestling. Below is the trailer for the film.

Also, if you've got a Netflix account you should check out the documentary Bigger, Stronger, Faster. It came out back in May but I've only just watched it today. It takes an even handed look at the impact that steroids have had on our culture. It's told from the prospective of a guy who grew up around the same time I did, watching and enjoying the same roid fueled entertainment (think Rambo, Hulk Hogan, Jose Canseco, etc). The director adds a personal touch to the story as well since both of his brothers have taken steroids to aid their attempts at professional wrestling, football, and weightlifting careers. Here's the trailer for it.