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Thursday, February 05, 2009

Coming Attractions

I can't wait to see Land of the List.

I hear the movie version is true to the spirit of the TV show. Chakka's ToDo list battles with the Sleestak inventory list while the T. Rex prepares to go shopping. No sign of Rick Marshall, Will, or Holly, but they are probably in the cave preparing their Christmas card mailing list.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

This is a test.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Peer Pressure

Ok, so my buddy Eden gave my blog a shout-out, so I guess I'd better go update it quick.

Good thing I went to see a movie this weekend. (I really did, too.)

Of course I went to see G-Wall-E, that adorable little robot movie that warns us all about what life will be like if we continue to try to retro back to the "Leave it To Beaver" 50's fantasy life style. In it, human kind is waited on hand and foot by June Cleaver androids. Dinner is always hot, there's always an apple pie in the oven. Sounds perfect, right? Well, it would be, if the androids were on Earth. Instead, however, humanity is out on a giant starship, while the G-Wall-E robots, also known as Beavs, try to sort out the moral problems humanity has left behind. Alas, all but one of the G-Wall-E robots has broken down, and the last one is on the verge of a nervous breakdown because no one will play with it. Into this scenario comes the FONZ-E robot, in search of any sign that Earth is recovering from the 50's schmaltz, and moving towards the 50's cool. The best scene is where G-Wall-E and FONZ-E use a fire extinguisher to jump a shark. Featured too were a couple of tunes from that great musical Silk Stockings as a tribute to the McCarthy era. "Glorious Technicolor" and "Cheery Siberia" bookmarked the film.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Truth is Stranger Than Parody

This was showing on our OnDemand channel...

How can you make fun of a movie that is all about thumb-sucking?

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

New Video!

As old TV shows return to DVD, I went and got me that classic horror series, Adama's Family. You know the show--Starbuck, Uncle Fester, Cousin Boxy, and It were all favorites of mine. And the Cylons, of course, who so charmingly tried to kill the undead as they traveled from town to town trying to find Middle Earth.

By the way, if anyone is reading this, I'm participating in a blog-Santa-type thing, courtesy of Eden over at http://blog.piggyhawk.net

By the end of the calendar year, I will send a tangible, physical gift to each of the first five people to comment here. The catch? Each person must make the same offer on her/his blog.

Of course, your comment must come by the end of the calendar year to count ;).

Friday, July 27, 2007

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the bookstore...

Everyone is talking about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and being extremely careful to mark spoilers and all. But no one is talking about the spoilerish nature of the title itself. It's pretty clear to me that Harry, Ron, and Hermione all kill themselves when they fall off of their horses in a fox hunt. This leaves you-know-who to take over Hogwarts, where Defense Against the Dark Arts becomes a class on how to shred those paint-by-number black velvet pictures from Spencers. Not that any of today's young readers have experienced the rite of passage that was Spencers, but we old fogies will get a huge kick out of Voldie taking a razor blade to that Elvis jumpsuit glowing in the ultraviolet light. This is, of course, right after he turns Draco Malfoy into a golf ball that is glued to the tee after he catches Draco playing the shot game in Potions class. "One shot every time he says the word 'Mudblood' and two if he hisses it!"

Thursday, June 29, 2006

It's a Bird! It's a Plane! No, It's Super Super!

Now in theaters near... someone... but not you!
Superman from La Mancha

This delightful musical features Schneider, the well-loved superindendent from "One Day at a Time" as the Knight of the Botox Countenance. After reading too mant Marvel Comics, Schneider deludes himself into thinking that he is really the crime-fighting superhero Superman. Along with his faithful side-kick Chachi, he roams the streets of Metropolis looking for adventure.

He encounters the woman whom he believes is his true love, Lois Lane. In reality, "Lois", played here by DeVine, is a hard-boiled cross-dressing detective calling himself Ally Pachino. Schneider continues in his delusional adventures until he is finally brought to his senses by The Enchanting Lex Luthor, who is really Tony Danza (playing himself). The Enchanting Lex Luthor convinces Schneider that he is not Superman, but instead a washed-up TV star who should be confining his exploits to reality TV shows. The joke's on Tony, though, as, in a touching death scene, Schneider reveals the entire movie was actually a Fox TV reality show.