Pop Culture Friday Heart Attacks, The Rock, and Dangerous Women.

24 May

1.  Demi Lovato–Heart Attack–Well here’s your plastic soulless pop for you if you want it.  She sings like two notes, talks about if she falls in love she’ll have a heart attack, but I think she’s more likely to clog up her pores with all that ink she spreads all over herself in this song.  Also it’s like autotune ran in and decided she could only yowl like three notes.  Boring.

2.  Fast and Furious 6—Well it’s your average big giant summer movie, though I’m surprised it’s doing so well.  Also can I say this must be an amazing summer for The Rock who is showing up in a bunch of big movies this year.  Good for him.  I’m not really into the movies he’s showing up in, but he’s very likable and doesn’t take himself too seriously.  As for the movie, it looks like it’s squarely in the Die Hard sort of genre–impossible mission, lots of guns and cars, a tank, impossible stuff.  I’m not going to be too hard on this one, it’s exactly the sort of thing people go for around memorial day.  So there.

3.  Silken Prey by John Sandford–Murder, Scandal, Espionage, and an extremely dangerous woman.  Lucas Davenport will be lucky to get out of this one alive.  I’m guessing he doesn’t get out of this alive.  Surprisingly it’s the scandal that does him in.  Very early one morning, a Minnesota political fixer answers his doorbell. The next thing he knows, he’s waking up on the floor of a moving car, lying on a plastic sheet, his body wet with blood. When the car stops, a voice says, “Hey, I think he’s breathing,” and another voice says, “Yeah? Give me the bat.” And that’s the last thing he knows.  The last thing he knows?  Really?  Also they’re in a moving car beating someone with a bat?  I hope they’re in the country–how could you even swing a bat hard enough in a car?    The story seems to wander into generic action territory after the bat beating, oh well, again this is memorial day, so why not read something like this?

America, the things you like this week are big loud and dumb, but it’s Memorial day weekend, so I’ll give you a pass.  Next week, up the brains please?  Thanks!!!!

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