Friday, April 28, 2006
Yesterday, I hung out with my buddy Sean Whitley, his daughter Winter, and his Aunt Judy. Actually, I spent more time hanging out with Sean. Winter always pulls a shy routine with me. When she finally warms up to my ugly mug, I’m always about to leave.
No matter the age, I don’t do well with the ladies.
I turned Sean onto an episode of Arrested Development that I knew would appeal to him.
Sean is very much into Japanese monster movies like the Godzilla pictures. And on that particular episode of A.D., they poke a little fun at those types of films.
The Bluth Company is trying to get some Japanese investors on board their home building project. They don’t have any homes built to impress them because of a mole problem. Somehow, wires get crossed involving the CIA, a mole suit, a small town complete with miniature trains, and a jet pack suit.
The windows are opened for the investors and they see the tiny town. They believe what they are seeing is real and to realistic scale. That is until a giant mole (Tobias in a costume) pops up from over the hill and starts wrecking the mini-metropolis. George Michael flies in with his jet pack suit and it looks as if he’s fighting the mole.
The first time that I saw it, I was in stitches. Sean had a good fit of laughter as well.
Arrested Development was or is a great show. I still haven’t heard if NBC or Showtime has picked it up yet. There are the rumors floating around that it may be saved. It truly is an awesome show.
I purchased season 1 on DVD and I need to get the rest of them.
After that, we popped in a movie that I received from Netflix called Hostel. Even with the promise of Quentin Tarantino’s name attached to it… It was bad. It was the typical slasher type of film with exposed breasts of hot young girls and filled with gratuitously bloody special effects.
Sean and I were laughing through the majority of the film. It was like watching a concert video of GWAR. The bloody sequences weren’t horrific at all. Instead they made us laugh out loud.
But I will say this… There was one scene that made me wince and I’m sure it would do the same to anyone. Cold-blooded killer or not, you can’t help but wince when you see someone try to walk when his or her Achilles tendon has been severed. That’s just something that all of us can identify with and we cannot ignore how that would hurt even if it were just “movie magic”.
It was predictable and took way to long to get to the killings.
If you like the type of horror movies that will make you laugh, then check it out. Otherwise, stay the hell away from Hostel.
I’m very excited about tomorrow night. I’m going to the Greensboro Grasshoppers game with Marcia Gan and friends. Marcia told me that our tickets are in the suite and this will be a first for both of us.
I’ll make some notes and take some pictures for a full report. Hopefully, I haven’t built it up to much in my mind.