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Who are those people in the movie Cloverfield? January 25, 2008

Filed under: Actresses,Cloverfield,Entertainment,Film,Movies — allyouneediscourage @ 6:06 pm

Cloverfield movie poster

After watching Cloverfield last week, I was left wondering…who were the actors and actresses in the movie?  None of them were properly developed, and a few of them just seemed like arbitrary characters who could have easily been left out of the movie.  Then there’s the shaky camera which further hampered character development.  You can’t really focus on their faces when the screen looks like a whirlwind of colors.

The movie is like a Blairwitch meets Godzilla.  It wasn’t as frightening as I thought it would be, but at least the action made me feel like I was there.  Aside from the excellent gritty and realistic looking footage, Cloverfield doesn’t offer much else.  I don’t even remember the names of the characters.  That’s how forgettable they are.  It’s difficult not to roll your eyes at how dumb the characters are as they make one stupid decision after another.  By the end of the movie, you’re left confused and dizzy.

I went and looked up the cast and came up with these pictures.  Just the women though.  No one cares about the guys.

The lead actor in Cloverfield is

Michael Stahl-David as (Rob Hawkins) – Leads people to their death.  Constantly in the wrong.

The names of the three main women in Cloverfield are

Odette Yustman (Beth McIntyre) – Unrealistically hotter than the rest of the cast.

Cloverfield Odette Yustman is pretty

 Cloverfield Odette Yustman is really hot

Click thumbnails for full size pictures of Odette Yustman

Cloverfield Odette Yustman smiling  Cloverfield Odette Yustman is beautiful sexy hot pretty  Cloverfield Odette Yustman sexy  Cloverfield Odette Yustman is beautiful

Jessica Lucas as (Lily Ford) – Half Pakistani, half Black…possibly crazy.

Cloverfield Jessica Lucas

Lizzy Caplan as (Marlena Diamond) – Expendable stoned chick who looks 40 but is around 26.

Cloverfield Lizzy Caplan

The camera guy for most of the movie is

T.J. Miller as (Hud Platt) – Idiot who can’t hold a camera still.  Fucks the entire movie up.

I hope there is a sequel made because there are too many unanswered questions.  This wasn’t a bad movie, it was just unfulfilling.  Hopefully they’ll find a better camera guy next time.

 

General Motors proposal to compete with Tata Motors January 14, 2008

Filed under: Automobile,Automotive News,Business News,Cars,General Motors,Tata Motors — allyouneediscourage @ 10:23 pm

General Motors Logo

General Motors has recently been getting back into making cars instead of boxes with wheels.  They’ve been doing a pretty good job.  The new Malibu and the future Camaro offer much promise for GM’s future.  Now because of Tata Motors in India, GM has decided to work on a car that costs below $4, 000 to compete with Tata’s $2, 500 car.  How would a car like this be made?  Well check out this schematic from the NYTimes.

Tata Motors discount car schematic

I found this quote in a MONEY article “Detroit’s ‘new’ idea: Cars Americans want

“If your goal is to grow your business, you have to get serious about the small car market,” said George Pipas, sales analyst for Ford Motor (F, Fortune 500). “The steady decline in the Big 3 share can be traced directly to the lack of interest in the small car market.”

No George, I think the steady decline of the the Big 3 can be traced directly to absolutely shitty cars with a laundry list of shitty qualities.  You really don’t need a sales analyst to figure out why an American buyer will go for a Japanese or German car over an American car.  When I think GM cars, I think overweight, clumsy design, raspy engines, horrifying interiors, doors that rattle at 20 mph, front axles that break off at 60 mph, throttle cables that snap suddenly, and pretty much cars that couldn’t handle well even if they were helped along on rails.

Chevrolet Aveo Crash European Test

Until recently, GM couldn’t build their way out of a paper bag.  Last week, I drove a rental Chevrolet Aveo because a girl had rear ended my Acura, and the damages were severe enough to put the car in the shop for a week.  I didn’t want the Aveo, but it was reimbursed and it was all Enterprise had at the time.  Needless to say, the car was terrible.  They try to make it look all fun, spunky, and youthful.  EPIC FAIL.  If they can’t build a decent car for $13, 000, there’s no way they can build a decent car at $4, 500.  However, I guess anyone who’s buying cars priced this low have little to no concern for quality or safety for that matter.  Buy these moving coffins at your own risk.  It’s your funeral.

RELATED NEWS:

http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/01/10/tata-nano-the-worlds-cheapest-car/

 

Rudy Giuliani knows how to work an ad January 5, 2008

Filed under: Election 2008,Funny,Humor,Politics,Presidential Candidate,Rudy Giuliani — allyouneediscourage @ 12:20 am

Rudy Giuliani ready pumping fists

By the end of 2008, George Bush will be out of the office and a new president will step in.  Rudy Giuliani is gunning for presidential candidacy with this insane and unintentionally funny ad.  Giuliani was good for New York City especially after 9/11 but as leader of the country…well I want to say I am indifferent about him.

This ad is called Ready and is approved by Rudy Giuliani.

WOW.

I could not have made a more aggressive ad if I tried with all my might.  However…in my opinion, this ad probably could have been cut down to 10 seconds and still give off the same message.  Here’s what it would have been like.

Osama Bin Laden fires off an AK47 while terrorist children construct IEDs.  American children are seen crying.  At the end, a B52 Stratofortress carpet bombs the shit out of a small poverty stricken village.  Cut to King Leonidas spearing a Persian soldier screaming “FOR GLORY”!  Then Rudy Giuliani says, “I’m Rudy Giuliani and I’M READY!”