Monday, May 7, 2007

By the Power of Grayskull

I sort of have a list of people I want to have a drink with. Jack Black used to be number one, I figured he'd be hilarious when hammered. I have revised said list: Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are my first choices.

You can currently see them, as I did, in Hot Fuzz. You may remember them from Shaun of the Dead. If you don't, you either have poor taste in films (Remind me not to let you pick out a video next time, ok? I don't want you fucking things up. Retard.) or someone slipped you roofies. If you think you can escape my judgemental insults by claiming amnesia, let me refresh your brain:

Ed: "Purple Rain"?
Shaun: No.
Ed: "Sign o' the Times"?
Shaun: Definitely not.
Ed: The "Batman" soundtrack?
Shaun: Throw it.

"Hot Fuzz" rocked my world due to the quotableness and hilarity. It is a movie that gains more depth with each viewing (Like The Princess Bride. I watched it in elementary school and I'm still catching things. Last week I discovered a guilder and a florin are the same thing). A lot of scenes and quotes were lifted from other buddy cop movies, I don't think I'll be able to watch Point Break or Bad Boys II without thinking Nick Angel did it better (What am I talking about? I was never able to watch Point Break. I always fall asleep after 15 minutes. Or maybe that was just rohypnol.). In Shaun Simon Pegg portrayed a slacker very well so I was surprised that he could do just as well as a by-the-books supercop. He could actually act and stuff! There are many reasons to see this movie, but most importantly there is dialogue like this:

Danny Butterman: Where's the trolley boy?
Nicholas Angel: In the freezer.
Danny Butterman: Did you say anything like 'cool it'?
Nicholas Angel: Umm, no, not really.
Danny Butterman: Awww, shame.
Nicholas Angel: Well, you would have been proud of me before, when he attacked me in the hotel and I distracted him with the cuddly toy and I said, "Playtime's over" and hit him over the head with the plant pot.
Danny Butterman: Man, you're off the fuckin' chain!

Today's post is not very inspired. If you suspect I am distracted, you would be correct, sir. Mom went into the hospital Thursday and is scheduled for surgery tomorrow. This even overshadows the suck of my car getting sick. I am tempted to spend the evening eating phish food and watching movies. However, I will be shopping for birthday presents for MacGyver and F-bomb. Suck.


norahs1213 said...

And here I was, hoping you were going to wax poetic on the wonderfullness of 80s cartoons, or even the fashion faux-pas Adam committed every time he was shown on He-Man. Oh well, my disappointment isn't too palpable.

I do wish to see that movie, since I greatly enjoyed Shaun. And Point Break...was that the one with Keanu Reeves and the guy from Dirty Dancing? I think I accidentally watched it once, the entire time thinking to myself "Is this movie for real? Or is it a parody??"

rabidmonkey said...

oh, come on, point break wasn't that bad. sure, it was bad, but not mistaken for a parody bad.

i never saw shaun, but have always wanted to, if anybody wants to try to make that happen. there's only one dvd player in my house, and i just don't think i could sell my mom on a funny zombie movie.

velocibadgergirl said...

But inquiring minds need to know...who is F-Bomb?

velocibadgergirl said...

WAIT nevermind. Inquiring minds are idiots and figured it out, a mere nanosecond after hitting "Publish Your Comment." Stupid inquiring minds! Nyah!