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Movie Revue

Kosh needs his vegetation time in front of the telly to unwind from work. During the day I'm still catching up with tons of episodes of DaVinci's Inquest [but I wouldn't impose that upon Kosh!]; in the evening/night, we've watched a few movies.

Like these:
  • SHAUN OF THE DEAD.
  • omg so f*cking hilarious! Get it! Rent it! Watch it!!!! i was howling with laughter through so many parts of this flick! I am so *not* a zombie-movie-type person, but then again, this is NOT a typical zombie movie. It's great. Go watch it! Go!!

  • BATMAN BEGINS.
  • Eh. Wasn't very impressed. Slept through the middle half of it. The only thing going for it? The corny close caption description of the music - THAT had me LOL-ing and smiling [effectively countering the yawning. temporarily.]
Examples:
  • In the solitary cell, Qui-Gon Jinn says "I counted six, Mr Wayne" : [ominous theme playing]
  • When Bruce Wayne gets released from prison & dumped by side of the road, he gets up and studies the mountains : [suspenseful, meditative theme playing]
  • Soon after Bruce Wayne arrives at the training place, Qui-Gon Jinn growls "Make no mistake : here you face death!" : [tense action theme playing]
  • Bruce Wayne spray paints his first batsuit : [dark, thrilling theme playing]

  • Yeah, dunno how funny that strikes you reading it here... i just have to say that when you combine a sucky movie with corny captions, it makes the movie just a wee bit bearable!

Oh, and how's this for s.a.d.?

A few minutes ago the TV was on and I caught a few minutes of something that looked like George of the Jungle - except that it wasn't with Brendan Fraser. And Ursula looked [and sounded] very very familiar. I had an idea of who she was, and wanted to confirm it. So hunted high and low in imdb/amazon before finding the movie (George of the Jungle 2 : i think it was a direct-to-DVD release!). Looked up Ursula, who was played by one Julie Benz. Who played Darla in Buffy / Angel. I was right! Haahahahaaaaa! I am *so* proud of myself!

But wait! It gets better! I noticed Ms Benz is in a new tv series DEXTER, and after a few clicks here and there to get more information... whaddaya know... it's based on those alliteratively-titled books I totally loved last year, about a "moral" serial killer who helps hunt down "run-of-the-mill" serial killers. See here and here. Would be really interesting to see how they adapted that to the small screen. Pity we don't get Showtime. Oh well. [Oh - i *think* Ms Benz plays Dexter's "beard" of sorts. If you've read the book u know how/what I mean].

Comments

  1. Shawn of the Dead is hilarious! I loved it!

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  2. Shaun of the Dead is awesome. My husband and I always hum the "White Lines Zombie Version" and laugh our asses off.

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  3. I have watched most of the zombie horror movies but a funny one - I haven't seen. Will try to get the DVD version.

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  4. I am a zombie-movie person, and you're right that "Shaun of the Dead" is one of the great ones .. the "Shaun" crew have cooked a new one called "Hot Fuzz" that looks hilarious, but I'm not sure when or how wide it will open

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  5. I watched "Shawn of the Dead", then picked up a copy of "Dawn of the Dead". That caused me to laugh at some of the somes in "DOTD" as I could remember a similar scene from "SOTD". Hilarious.

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