welfare bum

Successfully missing the point since 1977.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

how many movies can YOU cram into 48 hours?

since it's been a while, i decided that i would cram watching as many movies as possible into this weekend...
  • The Incredibles - a super-hero cg-animated picture from Disney/Pixar. tons of fun for the whole family, tons of silly bits. a bunch of the film is reasonably predictable, but still lots of fun to watch. one of many good points to look for - when mr. incredible can't close the car door properly. golden, go rent it.
  • Shark Tale - a somewhat disappointing cg-animated picture from Dreamworks that seems as though it was written specifically to capitalize on the popularity of Will Smith. it wasn't entirely bad by any stretch, but certainly not the 90 minutes of awesome i come to expect from big-budget animated films. it probably would have been better if DJ Jazzy Jeff was in it too (though there are brief appearances by both Ziggy Marley and Doug E. Doug). get it from the library if you really need to watch it, or wait for it to come on TV.
  • I, Robot - an excellent adaptation of an Isaac Asimov sci-fi novel. sure, it's another Will Smith pic, but it seems to me that they spent less time focusing specifically on him as the actor behind the character and more on plot and character development (and a side-note - the person who does the voice for the main robot character also happens to be Steve the Pirate in Dodgeball). worth renting, i recorded it off the Movie Network.
  • Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story - a film that takes a ridiculous story line (entering a dodgeball tournament to raise money to save a failing gym), ridiculous characters (see the aforementioned Steve the Pirate and Ben Stiller's character), some wonderful jokes in terribly poor taste ("you guys had me at blood and semen") and tons of ridiculous cameos (which i won't spoil for you) and you get a painfully funny film that you can watch more than once and not get tired of it. definitely rent it, or buy it if it's cheap.
  • Office Space - probably the single most important movie for anyone to watch if they work in an office. i swear if you combine the Peter Gibbons and Michael Bolton characters, you come up with my corporate careers almost instantly. i'd have to say that there probably isn't any particular point in the movie that's instantly more brilliant than anything else, but the movie just works on a whole. constantly good from beginning to end. it's probably the only picture out there that speaks so well to the average corporate drone who feels like nobody knows what their life is about. highlight - "Seems like you've been missing a lot of work lately Peter." ... "i wouldn't say that i've been *missing* it." go and buy a copy of this on DVD and/or video and watch it as often as possible. more gooder, all the time.
being that there are actually MORE movies that i've watched this weekend, maybe i'll save the rest for later to *brag* about. being that i've managed to list about 8 of the last 40 hours of my life above, i wouldn't want people to immediately say "wow, he literally spent more than half of the available weekend watching movies."

that would just be silly.



  • At Sun Oct 01, 10:11:00 PM, Anonymous Tracey said…

    you can never watch too many movies on a weekend. my dream is to be fabulously wealthy and watch movies all day.

  • At Mon Oct 02, 01:30:00 PM, Blogger Martini said…

    I don't know why I don't own Office Space. Well, it's probably because I never went to the store and bought it. Now might be a good time.


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