Monday, June 12, 2006

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

Well the hot weather pinned me indoors this weekend, as it was too hot for Lauren and Rena was working. Lauren also has a sore throat at the moment so she was having difficulty sleeping during the day, which meant that it would have been nigh on impossible to play some KOTOR2.

Instead I watched films as part of a catchup session. In order they were:

Assault on Precinct 13 (Remake): Should be retitled assault on the eardrums! Sky listed it as a 15 certificate. I think there must be some mistake! 18 all the way in my books - or am I becoming a fuddy duddy? Anyway it was pants apart from the proper treatment of Psycologists!

Stepford Wives (Remake): Whilst this story leans itself well to a comedy make-over and the cast was pretty good, it was still a lousy attempt with a predictable twist. Stick to the original.

Logan's Run (Classic): Shown on TCM and edited to have the bouncy bits taken out so it can be shown as PG before the watershed. Still a Classic but I missed the bouncy bits that made this a teenage classic! I can't believe they are planning a remake!

Bull Durham: An old favourite. I am weird as far as Brit's go... I like baseball movies (such as Major League and The Natural)! Anyway it was still great and Crash's list of beliefs only didn't make it as my quote title as it is too long!

Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy: Better than I expected. Best for all the in-jokes linking back to the BBC TV version! Not brilliant though.

Æon Flux: This was completely panned so I didn't hold out much in the way of expectations. I don't think the panning was deserved! Not too bad but there have been better films of this style (Equilibrium comes to mind). Charlize Theron is very watchable and the amount of Toupée tape that she must have gone through makes the mind boggle!

I also watched the football, but would have probably gotten more entertainment from watching Anchorman! (OK, maybe not!)


Jase said...

Annie Savoy: What do you believe in, then?
Crash Davis: Well, I believe in the soul, the cock, the pussy, the small of a woman's back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.
Crash Davis: Goodnight.
Annie Savoy: Oh my.

GF said...

I really liked Aeon Flux, though the woman with hands for feet really really annoyed me.

Tried watching Ultraviolet but not got to the end of it yet. More Milla acting badly if you ask me.....

Jase said...

Ultraviolet got even more panned than AEon Flux!
The Channel 4 dramatisation was good though.

I agree about Sophie Okoneida's character in AF though. Both disturbing and annoying! Pete Postlethwait dressed in a HUGE condom was even more disturbing though!

Jase said...

Bad me! This movie quote has no relation to the post (apart from a tenuous reference to the film). I must try harder to be at least relevant to the post content or I am spoiling the spirit of things!

Jase said...

Clue: One of the films I watched!

Jase said...

Quote from Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.