Saw "Hot Fuzz" yesterday. Pretty fun. If you enjoyed "Sean of the Dead", you'd probably like this one. Sadly, it's only playing at the Rave and Hamilton Place, so it's kind of hard to find a showing... but we thought it was worth looking for it.
The plot is that London's top cop, Lt. Angel is SO good at his job that he's making everyone else look bad. He gets a promotion to Sargent and is relocated to a rural town, even though he doesn't want to go. There he finds that the this perfect little village may have a very low crime rate, but has an amazingly high fatal accident rate. Sargent Angel feels the accidents are related and everyone else in town makes fun of the new guy crying 'Murder' at every turn. Great, dry British humor ensues.
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Spidey - 3 Rocks. A bit TOO much soul searching going on, but the "Pete transformed under the influence of the Suit" scenes were laugh out loud funny. I don't know if they WROTE it that way, or if Toby was just so damned geeky that he couldn't look cool on a bet and Raimi desided to have him ham it up - but the LOOKS on the faces of the extras as they react to him passing by was worth the ticket price.
The Black Suit effects were fab. I didn't think they could make that stuff look more creepy and disgusting than it was in the comix... but they did.
Post by Dreamwebber on May 6, 2007 23:21:45 GMT -5
As far as the movie theatre goes....saw Blades of Glory at the Drive-in (chaproned two sets of 15 year old couples) with one of their mom and dad's last weekend. Thought it was lame...but, I kind of expected it. It was a double feature...but, I can't even remember the second one...."Wild Hogs" or something like that which was totally stupid.
As far as renting....Borat. It was hillarious with the exception of the naked fighting ugh!!!
I never bothered with Spiderman 2, considering Spiderman 1 sucked so bad.
They always mean beautiful things like hummingbirds. I always reply by saying that I think of a little child in east Africa with a worm burrowing through his eyeball. The worm cannot live in any other way, except by burrowing through eyeballs. I find that hard to reconcile with the notion of a divine and benevolent creator. David Attenborough, on crediting God for the wonders of the world.
Good idea. It was fun, but it dragged ALOT every time they tried to toss a Moral into the story line. None of the jokes were knee slappers... of course, I was also rather tired and didn't want to go in the first place, but it just wasn't as funny as I had hoped.
Technically speaking - it was BEAUTIFUL to look at. Fiona's hair was fab. The texture in the 'costume fabrics' were lovely. The mat paintings for some of the scenes were something you might frame and hang on the wall. It just didn't 'flow' currectly and it wasn't funny.
I'm really starting to think that they NEED to have the actors record their lines TOGETHER!!! We all know that Disney brings in all the actors and records all their dialog one person at a time. The conversations between charactors is really starting to suffer from that. It actually SOUNDS like each person was just reading their lines, not like they were interacting with each other.
Post by Homebrew Dave on May 20, 2007 12:38:16 GMT -5
Agrees with HD...we need to have a "Notta Halk3's first time in over 20 years in the theatre party"
Do they still have a theatre there? I remember learning how to drive a stick shift in that parking lot. Might be fun to have a movie party there if they still do.
No, the theater there has been a church for some time now. And even if it was still a theater, it was never upgraded with new technology. No no no...we need to take halk3 to either the Rave or the new cine-plex at Northgate where they have THX surround sound and DLP projection.
Halk3, DLP is high-definition for movie screens. Amazingly awesome picture quality.
Post by Copperhead on May 23, 2007 14:05:21 GMT -5
The Family Stone. Didn't think it was as funny as I'd heard. I groaned at some of the words that came out of Sarah Jessica Parker's mouth. She played the character well...more interesting than funny, I guess.
"A wasted youth is better by far than a wise and productive old age." Jim Steinman, "Everything Louder Than Everything Else."
Post by Justin Thyme on May 23, 2007 14:18:53 GMT -5
I went to see Spiderman III on opening night. First opening night movie I had gone to in years. I enjoyed it but the part where he gives himself over to the power of the black slime I thought was stolen right out of The Mask with Jim Carrey.
JiT "Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone's lifestyle, you must fear them or hate them. The second is that to love someone means that you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don't have to compromise convictions to be compassionate." ~Rick Warren