Thursday, November 19, 2009

Yes, Yes, YES!

I hit some real winners this week. (We won't talk about MORTAL THOUGHTS which I turned off after 14 minutes; if anyone out there has actually sat through that movie and would be willing to admit it and give me a run down on where the hell it ended up going, plot-wise, I'd be willing to send them a pound of coffee).

ANYWAY. Some actual winners: The Cable Guy. I saw this in the theater and just didn't get into it. No one I knew really did. At the time it just seemed kind of. . . blah and not all that funny. This time? I found it very funny. And I'm sorry, but I am one of those people who really gets a kick out of Jim Carey. I just think he's outlandish and and hilariously annoying. Facial expressions, gangly limbs, weird voice things, all of it. So that he was playing this toned-down (for him, anyway) lisping cable dude just kind of made me chuckle a little. Matthew Broderick really isn't acceptable for me anymore unless we're talking Bueller. He is a wishy-washy LAME-O in virtually everything else he's done since that. I was actually rooting for "Chip" the whole time because Broderick's character was so boring. Ugh. Maybe his theater work is more interesting.


My absolute favorite moment in the whole film was when he calls Broderick after some sort of weird scenario where there is definite tension between them, and he is just mumbling and being really crass and groaning as he talks and then says, "Hang on a minute, I have call waiting" just as Broderick starts to get pissy with him, and he obviously stays on the line and just sits there and does this ridiculous groaning HUMMING to some sort of tune and then just ends it with a large, sarcastic NNAAAAAAAHHHHHH. And then picks up the conversation as if he'd actually been on the other line and the little performance was supposed to have been the HOLD MUSIC?!?!?!? I don't know why it struck me as being so funny but I really was dying from laughter. Many, many other parts gave me the giggles.





Lost Season 4, episode 1.
This is one of my favorite seasons just because it's so short and everything is just so "balls to the wall" because they don't have a lot of time to waste so it's basically all action. Season 4 also continues the grand tradition of basically anyone punching Ben Linus in the face if they're having a bad day. Ben is looking tough in this one. We get to meet Frank Lapidus, although not in this episode, which of course thrills me. Hurley tearing ass all over SoCal in his camero is pretty sweet. "YOU WANNA LAND YOURSELF BACK IN THE NUT HOUSE, REYES? CUZ I CAN MAKE THAT HAPPEN!"

"really?"






Porky's

This is seriously, honestly, one of my favorite films of all time. I hadn't seen it in a good couple of years and the absence from it only made my heart grow fonder. Seriously. WHO WRITES THIS STUFF?





1. The cool guys joke about Pee Wee and how he was so desperate to get laid that he wore a condom to his date.
2. They fix up this elaborate prank where all their friends think they'll get to roll with a stripper but instead get chased into the Everglades by a knife-wielding husband. Oh, and the stripper CHECKS them all out, naked before all this goes down. AND the stripper's name is Cherry Forever, played by Ma'am from Webster. About Pee-Wee? "What do you use for a jock strap, kid? A peanut shell and a rubber band? We'll have to tie a board across his ass, he's liable to FALL IN."
3. THE LASSIE SITUATION (Kim Cattrell as Miss Honeywell is genius).
4. THE MIKE HUNT SITUATION. (My favorite moment of the film).
5. THE LOCKER ROOM SITUATION.
6. MISS BALLBREAKER.
7. Mickey. One of my favorite characters.
Seriously, the list goes on and on. I found the sequels to be equally entertaining. I especially like how they all got to wear 80s prom dresses at the end of Porky's Revenge.
This made my evening extremely joyful. I highly recommend checking it out if you haven't done so.

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