Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Kung Fu Panda

We watch this last night for FHE. Zoie had a blast watching it, and I'll admit I enjoyed it too. Jack Black is hilarious. I love the opening part where he says, "There's no charge for awesomeness."

It had several good messages. After the show I asked Zoie what she learned, and she told me she learned that if there's a bad guy, you need to fight him. Hm, not exactly what I was hoping she'd get from it.

Get Smart

Matt's co-worker lent us this show. I had only heard about it, and didn't really know what to expect. I guess it's a remake of either an old TV show or old movie. It's a bunch of spies in Control (something other than the FBI or CIA). Steve Carell is an analyst or something, but really wants to be an agent. He gets his chance when all the other agents covers are known. He's a really unlikely, inexperience spy.

Overall it was pretty funny, even though a little predictable.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


I actually watched a movie that nobody here has reviewed yet!

I thought it looked stupid, but I ended up really liking it. Hayden Christensen plays a guy who has a genetic mutation that allows him to "jump" from one place to another, no matter how far away. So, he could be in his living room and decide he wanted to go on top of the Eiffel tower and be there instantaneously. He ends up finding another guy like himself, and learns there are lots of them out there, but there are people called the Palladins who hunt them and kill them.

Very interesting concept, and I was happy to see that Hayden C. is a much better actor than he ever showed as Darth Vader. There were a couple spots we forwarded through, but it looked like it didn't show much and happened really quickly.

Friday, September 19, 2008


Nothing like a movie from 1985.

I saw this at the store for $5, and decided to buy it. My family had watched it several times growing up, and I remembered it being really good. It was still funny, but I am bothered when movies make light of death and murder (which this definitely does).

The opening credits say that the movie is based on the board game. I can't think of any other movies based on games. That's quite creative.

I think my favorite part is the ending when Tim Curry is telling everyone "who done it".

Some of my favorite lines/parts:

"Is that what we ate?" followed by a "I'm going to puke" sound.

"I'm going to go home and sleep with my wife."

"But it is dark upstairs, and I am frightened of the dark. Will anyone go with me?" "I will." "I will." "No thank you."

When Tim Curry throws Mr. Green into the "toilet", and you see him come out a minute later drying his hands and a flushing sound in the background.

The actor who plays Mr. Body is named Lee Ving.