LOREN: Shut up! They are a Los Angeles institution!• Went to Quantum of Suckage, which featured action sequences that were visually incomprehensible—I mean, they were shot and cut in a way that you couldn't even follow what was going on within a scene. ("Who just hit whom?!" "Which car just got smashed?!" "Whose gun fell to the floor?!" "What the fuck is going on?!") I've seen this technique used before to equally dismal effect, but it did work very well once—and just once. In The Bourne Ultimatum, you didn't feel like an outside observer trying to make sense of what was happening on the screen; you experienced the sensation of frenetic disorientation as if you were in the middle of the action, which, I suppose, is a testament to director Paul Greengrass. Goddamn, I love those Bourne movies. All of them. (The second, The Bourne Supremacy, is my favorite.)
PRINCE: They should be in an institution!
• Saw the full trailer for the new Star Trek movie, which ran before James Bond. I am the ultimate anti-Trekkie, but I have to admit that the new film looks awesome.
• Watched the 60 Minutes interview with Barack and Michelle Obama. They're smart, charming, funny. The entire transcript can be read or the entire interview can be viewed here.