Last Tuesday night, 1075KZL teamed up with WCWG Channel 20 for a sneak preview of the new film Knocked Up. The preview was at the Carousel Grande on Battleground.
I wasn’t a fan of the Forty-Year-Old Virgin, but it is a free movie. And like I’ve always said, “I’ll see anything for free.” As proof to back that up… Chicago and Huey Lewis and the News concerts come to mind. (Chicago were awesome and Huey bored the Stove Top out of me)
My thoughts about the movie were dead on… Adolescent/locker room humor were the comedic mainstays all through out. Sure, there were some funny parts to it… I just found it a little “junior highish” for me. Drug use runs rampant as the male idiots in the film work on their celebrity movie nudity website with a stoner’s sense of urgency. And that’s the problem with the film… It was possibly made by stoners and it runs WAY too long… Just over 2 hours. The unofficial rule is that romantic comedies should never run over 100 minutes.
I just wasn’t impressed. I gave it 3 stars already on Netflix.
Kristina joined me for this flick and she really liked it. She gave it 4 out of 5 stars on Netflix.
And I noticed something while watching the movie… There were quite a few people in the auditorium that were coughing and coughing. Especially the lady right behind Josie. She apparently had some lung she wanted to cough out her body and onto Josie’s head. There were times where I just wanted to offer her the choice of letting me cut it out of her.
It wasn’t so much distracting as much as it grossed me out. There seemed to be at least a half dozen people in there just hacking up lung cookies as if there was stogy night at Yul Brenner’s.
In my head, I could see the germs floating through the air like the scenes from the Outbreak movie. I was hoping like hell that those folks didn’t meet up with an infected monkey in the past few hours. But then again, maybe… Just maybe… All those people were psychologically getting a contact buzz from all the pot smoking in Knocked Up.
It was killing me.
I did manage to bend the ears of the folks from WCWG TV 20 about the cancellation of Veronica Mars. It didn’t really matter because they have nothing to do with it. I just wanted to vent.
I also asked them about Supernatural to make sure that badass show wasn’t cancelled. From what Amanda and Michael told me… Supernatural will be returning in the fall.
Whew! Thank Confucius!
After the flick, Stina and I headed over up the street to the Rock-Ola Café for a couple glasses of wine and beer. We were the only two in the place and the bartender didn’t mind serving us well after they closed down for the night.
How cool is that?
And if you’re in Winston-Salem this Saturday night… Drop by the new Wild Wing Café (behind Fuddrucker’s on Hanes Mall Blvd) between 9pm and 11pm. Rock 92 is having a live remote with your’s truly hanging out and getting wing sauce nasty. If you tell me that you read about it on this here blog, I’ll hook you up with a cool Rock 92 Hanes Beefy-T t-shirt. While supplies last.
I’m out. Keep it between the ditches folks!