Monday, December 29, 2008

Got popcorn?

To wind down from entertaining and all the prep and clean-up that goes with it, Hubby and I like to find a few free moments to watch some movies. As I review the list of movies that have crossed the airwaves at our house recently, I ask myself WHAT WAS I THINKING?

Some of these we actually "watched" as opposed to it's just on. You have to understand that when Hubby is home, the TV is ALWAYS on. When I'm home alone, the TV is ALWAYS off.

Well, almost always off.

As for the entertaining, we had these little things over at our house Saturday; not real sure what they were. They were pint-sized, squirmy, made squeaky noises, and like to eat candy. We tried securing them with rope, teasing them with the coyotes and wild pigs, threatened to throw them out of airplanes or that we would be putting them in the oven but to no avail. We even tried Hide 'N' Seek and directed them to the giant wardrobe upstairs. Nothing worked. They had endless energy and bottomless pits for stomachs. Why can't we channel their energy for power?

We finally identified them as Hubby's cousins and someone explained that they were "children".


Seriously, they were well-behaved and had a great time running around and playing in our yard (with all the leaves from Canada and Mexico and a neighbor's cat; no coyotes or wild pigs stopped by).

So back to the movies.

Austin Powers, The Spy Who Shagged Me: WTF? I've seen this movie before and once was enough. But last week it was on some channel somewhere deep in the innards of the choices offered by our satellite service and neither one of us were able to find the energy to change the channel. Mike Myers is talented and I loved him as Shrek but I don't have much use for Austin Powers. Dr. Evil and his clone? Sure, why not. I will say that I like the last scene where everyone is looking at the sky creatively describing Dr. Evil's rocket ship.

Kung Fu Panda: I an 8-year old? I think I would have liked it much better if I were 8 or maybe 4. Although funny in parts, it was incredibly silly and slow more often than I thought necessary. I kept expecting the Jonas Brothers to appear and break into song. It made me hungry for noodles though.

National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets: Entertaining but even more silly than the first one. I kept looking for Indiana Jones to show up and run screaming from a room full of snakes. I used to have a thing for Nicholas Cage. I got over that. He seems to whine too much in whatever movie he's in.

I'm much more into Matt Damon now. Bring me some Bourne!

A few times I walked into the den and Shrek 3 was on. At least I like Shrek and each time I see the movie, I notice more of the jokes/gags that are more adult in nature. How often do you get to see the results of some nooky between a dragon and a donkey? And a cat in boots is simply irresistible. Shrek and Fiona must be the also-rans although I really admire Fiona's gusto in this one.

I'm ready for some basic TV shows. We got HD for Christmas so we are all set for Lost and 24 to start in January. It's about DAMN time!

How about a dramatic smiley vote here at


Anonymous said...

I loved Kung Fu Panda and I too wanted noodles so I did the next best thing and had some Ramen Noodles. Salty but good.

I told the hubs that I don't know what it is about Matt Damon but he can manhandle me all he wants as Jason Bourne.

I'm with you, bring me some Bourne Porn!

Marvel Goose said...

I can happily report that I've never seen any of these and only know what Shrek is because of the multimedia assault.

I read Entertainment Weekly every week and scan People's website so that I will be able to decipher what people are talking about. My wife says that I am a "reading obsessive".

ReformingGeek said...

@Bee - Go Jason go!

@Marvel - And I thought I didn't get out much ;-) Maybe I need to be a reading obsessive.

Anonymous said...

someone explained that they were "children".

Is that what they were? I thought a circus train must have derailed nearby.

After all, Reed's hair is bright enough to be clown hair! (I'm just kidding. Really)

Deb said...

I just picked up a Bourne book at the library in hope of keep Matt Damon alive and well in my brain. "Bourne porn", Yee Haw!

Anna Lefler said...

Yeah, I know what you mean. Lately I've been getting up in the middle of movies and saying, "Yep, I'm done now."

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Happy New Year!

:^) Anna

ReformingGeek said...

@zyada - Reed will always be Ron from Harry Potter to me.

@Deb - Enjoy!

@Anna - Yeah. I want the time back. Happy New Year to you, too!

Ed said...

It's tough to be paraded through all the movies the kids want to see now. Nicolas Cage looks almost exactly like my cousin. Be thankful you moved on! ha ha

Ed said...

You are about to be removed from my blog roll!!! It’s nothing personal…I’m restarting for 2009 this Thursday. Were you at the top of the list in 2008? If not, here’s your chance to be. A single comment gets you on my blog roll. Keep commenting and you’ll stay at the top. Hope to see you in 2009!

Machinist said...

I have recordings of over a thousand movies but I am afraid I have not seen even one of the ones you mentioned. Oh well.

A happy and safe Texas New Year to you, Neighbor. Thank you for giving so much to so many through your blog. I have been hooked since I first saw it.

ReformingGeek said...

@VE - I'll be commenting and competing for that top spot!

@Machinist - Thank you for continuing to read! Happy New Year to you, too!

yellojkt said...

National Treasure 2 was incoherent even by Jerry Bruckheimer standards.

"1.00s, 1.50s, 1.75s for the short arms. If you know what I'm talking about, you're probably old, too."

"Boomer brain fog: What was the last, middle, and first part of what you just said to me?"