Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Skins was one of those TV shows that was like no other, one that could transcend boundaries without getting cheesy or stupid. For me I can honestly say it's one of the best programs I have ever watched, and it makes me sad knowing it was only 2 seasons.

Skins was a British TV show that aired on channel E4 in London. It is about a group of friends living in Bristol and all the shit they go through; and their is a lot of shit. I was first turned on to this show after the 1st season was over by my good friend Joel. I was looking for something to ease the boredom brought on by the writers strike and turned to the internet to fill the television gap. After watching the first episode I was automatically hooked. The way everything was presented was so near perfect in my eyes.

The show dealt with real problems, and not in a cheesy watered down way like Degrassi: The Next Generation but more like the 1980's Degrassi: Jr. High/High series'. It covered everything including drugs, alcohol, serious injury, death, stalking and just about everything a high school kid can get into. And all of these problems and good times were wrapped into a group of characters that were all encapsulating real in their own ways.

When I got word that this show was done, well at least the cast from seasons 1&2, was over I was shocked and right pissed. It seems the creators of the show want to do this whole thing where every 2 seasons it's going to be a new group of kids, which I guess is a mixed blessing. On one hand you'll get a new bunch of characters to keep the format fresh, but on another hand its like falling in love with a new group of friends and then they die off every 2 years; jesus the show is emotionally draining enough as it is!

This is a beautiful show, absolutely beautiful. All of the episodes are on the internet at: http://www.greatstufftv.com/skins/ and i highly suggest you see this. If you're like me and had lost faith in alot todays programming, this will be a welcomed surprise.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

"Look at this marose mother fucker right here. Looks like somebody shit in his cereal. Holden whats wrong? Bankey on his rag?"

Kevin Smith is hands down one of my favorite directors. Okay so there we're a few rough patches that didn't exactly show of his greatness....mainly Jersey Girl. But thats beside the point.
His intelligent dialog-filled, theatrically unsuccessful movies are a glimmering ray of hope that the next generation of film makers may not be retards who have read too much and watched a few Kubrick joints so they think they are the king shit.

Kevin's movies definitely effected me and the way I view film in a very profound way, and they definitely helped me some serious rough patches in the horrible lameness of adolescence. One of the first movies of his I saw had to have been Chasing Amy. Now if you haven't seen this movie its the basic "guy falls for girl he can't have" storyline, but shes a lesbian. Now the main part of this movie that helped me alot, especially on the relationship side, was Kevin Smith's (Silent Bob) Amy Story. The basic premise of the past being the past made me kick myself in the head for alot of dumb comments I had made to some of the women in my life. That and the portrayal of the friendship between Banky and Holden as a different kind of love story is absolutely awesome. Most of us love our friends but i don't know many who would be willing to be in a threesome with me in order to save that friendship...actually thats sort of comforting hahaha.

But then of course the always amazing Clerks. Clerks is a movie I'm sure will stay at the top of my most beloved movie list, snuggly tucked between Star Wars and Rushmore. The whole movie basically takes place in and in front of a convenience store. I'm sure the premise is something that almost everyone can understand: the ultimate shit day at work. But the delivery of everything (especially considering the actors we're pretty young and unexperienced) is amazing. The way this movie effected me (even before I ever started working). Never think of your job as your "living," keep as something you just do.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


I am Camgore
I am an insane entertainment fanatic; I am obsessed with movies music and video games. I'm just gonna use this as my.....landfill; I guess thats the right word for it.

I'm gonna post reviews on the for mentioned medias, new and especially old shit as well. And don't get me wrong I'm not just gonna gab on and on what movies I love, I'm gonna review the absolute bullshit I've seen... mostly because I like to bitch about stuff I hate.

ooohh yyessss