movies, movies and football
movies, movies (and football) (this post has nothing to do with September 11)
We finally sat down and relaxed yesterday. The past two weeks have been a blur of running around, wedding stuff, school stuff, just general craziness. Yesterday, we took a break from everything and stayed in the house all day, watching tv and talking. Things we watched:
Heist. Wow. That was probably the worst dialogue I've seen in a movie since Attack of the Clones. Every sentence was a cliche, every word uttered was laughable. The acting left a lot to be desired, and the plot was ridiculously strained. I would like that two hours back, please.
Rat Race. We sat through this...I don't know why. It wasn't stupid in the Dude, Where's My Car sense, but it was stupid enough that I hated myself for actually laughing at a few parts. It's interesting - I waver between thinking Seth Green is the cutest thing alive to thinking he's a slightly retarded imp.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail DVD: The extras on this DVD are worth the price alone. The commentary is hilarious. The English to Japanese back to Enlgish translation of some scenes had me rolling on the floor. Well worth the overpiced $30 we paid for it at Suncoast.
Blade II: I thought it was fantastic. The first time we saw it, it was on a shitty DiVx copy. It was so much better when you can actually see the action without squinting or straining your eyes.
Dusk Till Dawn DVD: If you like this movie, you must watch it with the commentary. The first time I saw DTD, I had no idea that it was a vampire movie, so I was stunned when that whole scene at the Titty Twister took place. I never get tired of this flick, ever. The commentary made it even better. (This holds true for most movies we have listened to the commentary on, with the exception of Donnie Darko, which ruined the whole mystique of the movie for me).
Willy Wonka: It was on tv, and I get suckered into watching it every time it's on. It was especially interesting to watch this time, after reading the essay at the Banned Books Project about the book/movie. (Yes, that was a hint for you to go read it)
So, we have somewhere around 180 channels on our digital cable. Most of them are movie channels. I've begun to notice something; there are some movies that are just always on. Every day, every single day of the week, you can, at some point, find Mr. Mom, Funny Farm or Firestorm. I always had this thing for Howie Long, but Firestorm tries even my patience.
Besides the movies that are on continuously, there are several actors who will appear on at least one movie channel at any given time of the day: Steven Seagal, Michael Madsen and Eric Roberts. Has Michael Madsen ever made a movie that didn't go straight to video or cable? Has he ever made a decent movie?
I am still looking for decent horror movies to purchase. I can't decide whether it's worth it or not to buy Last House on the Left. I'm sure my memory of the movie (which I saw at a double feature one Halloween with Texas Chainsaw Massacre) is a lot better than the movie actually is. Actually, all I can remember is the weener biting scene. We decided against owning I Spit on Your Grave, but we will be collecting all the Day of..Dawn of..Return of...the dead movies. Brains, anyone?
The NFL season goes into full swing today. If you need me, I'll be in front of the tv, switching between the Jets and the Packers games and most likely cursing and screaming.