Tag Archives: Movies

Lip Dub – Flagpole Sitta by Harvey Danger

Somebody posted this music video to a list I’m on. It was made after work one day by a fun bunch of geeks.

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Not So Wild Hogs

I watched Wild Hogs last night and was less than impressed. My son Christopher had seen it and said it was hilarious; as we have similar tastes I thought I would enjoy it. I should probably have taken a cue from the fact that Martin Lawrence was in it as I’ve yet to find one of his movies neither puerile nor simply lame. The humour in this movie is all visual and borders on slapstick. None of the main characters put in much of a performance, although William H. Macy is almost convincing as a clumsy, bungling programmer. I thought that the shining performance of this movie was John C. McGinley as a gay highway patrolman, but even this delivery was perhaps just a subtle variation of his portrayal of Dr. Cox in Scrubs.

Damn You, Music Moods

I was in Somerset Mall this afternoon on my way to pick up some groceries. As I walked back from Paper Weight (gotta check for new photo mags every week) I spotted some tables outside the supermarket and assumed them to be from Paper Weight as usual, until I spotted the sign saying DVDs: 2 for R129.95. I have a weakness for collecting older, classic (to me anyway) movies so I had to browse around and see what I could find.

There was the usual selection of lame recent movies that someone mistakenly thought people would buy, but I did find four movies that were on my mental “I’d buy those” list. Empire Records, The Commitments, Blade Runner and Seven. I also bought a copy of Celtic Tiger, Michael Flatley’s latest show, for Mela, who loves musicals and dance shows. Of course I had all these in my hands before noticing the small print on the signs. The special I saw applied only to movies marked at R69.95 and none of the ones I had were that cheap. So on my grocery trip I spent R430 that I had not intended to. Damn you, Musid Moods, why can’t you keep your evil temptations in your store where I know to avoid them?

Just Incredible

elastigirl Saw The Incredibles last week.  Cool movie, but what really struck me was how hot the Helen Parr/Elastigirl character was.  I can’t say if it was Holly Hunter’s voice, the red hair, the hippy figure or the whole package that did it for me but I have had her in my mind ever since.  Does that seem a little strange, finding a cartoon character hot?