A Random Blog of Everything I like
It’s been a while since I wrote a new post here, the last post was on Thursday.
I was actually planning to write a birthday post for Julian Barratt on May 2nd but I got soooo busy and unable to do it. So I am just going to say it today 🙂
Hope you have A healthy and long life…and start writing Boosh again 😉
Today, I want to share 5 movies and 1 TV series…like I said above, I was/am a bit busy so I choose to write these interesting viewings in short review.
Run Fat Boy Run (2007)
Run Fat Boy Run is a fun movie about a man trying to show the woman he loves that he can change. Dennis Doyle (Simon Pegg) ran away on his wedding day because he felt that he was unworthy for her. He came to regret that but she had already had new boyfriend now. Doyle wanted to prove to her that he had changed and willing to do charity marathon to show his determination.
RFBR is really funny but the story is rather typical. There are many movies like this and that makes the movie a bit forgettable. I really like the comedy in this one, I had great fun watching it…but I wouldn’t call it great movie.
The Boat That Rocked (2009)
This is a rewatch! I watched it years ago and I miss watching it again. I always find it surprising that the movie didn’t do well in the box office. I think TBTR is really interesting and fun. Good comedy with great music.
The story is basically about pirate radio called Radio Rock. It story starts when a young boy named Carl comes into the boat and joins the crew of Radio Rock. This Radio is operated on a boat. The owner is a flamboyant man named Quentin. There are 6 DJs, The Count (an American man), Dr.Dave, Breakfast DJ simple Simon Swafford, ‘Midnight’ Mark (who looks so much like Keanu Reeves), Angus ‘The Nut’ Nutsford, and Bob ‘the Dawn Treader’. Somewhere in the middle of the movie, another DJ comes along, Gavin, he isn’t actually new…he was the star DJ of Radio Rock and then he left and now he comes back. Other crews are Felicity, ‘Thick’ Kevin, Harold and the Boss, Quentin. Meanwhile, the governments are trying so hard to close down this radio. They try everything to stop the radio.
The Third Man (1949)
I have to thank Andina @ Inspired Ground for this one. She asked us to watch movies together. Unfortunately (or fortunately) the DVD was not good and the movie stopped before it reached the last scene. We changed it with Funny Games. Seeing the cover of the DVD made us think that the movie would be very serious and thrilling. It turned out the movie was a bit funny, well the funny part was mostly because of the music…the music stuck on our head and made us laugh every time it showed up.
A writer came to Vienna under his friend’s invitation but he found out that his friend died from accident. His death was full of mystery so he decided to stick around and tried to solve the mystery. He also fell in love with his friend’s girlfriend.
Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs (2009)
Director: Phil Lord, Chris Miller
Cast: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Neil Patrick Harris, James Caan, Bruce Campbell, Andy Samberg, Mr. T, Bobb’e J. Thompson, Benjamin Bratt, Al Roker, Lauren Graham, Will Forte
I watched this because it’s based on a book and I always give movies based on book a chance…plus the title sounds interesting. But it turned out to be another not so memorable animation and easily predictable.
Flint Lockwood was an inventor but his inventions often failed epicly. He decided to create a machine that could turn water into food. Everyone praised him but something went wrong.
One thing I don’t like about this movie is how smart women always being labeled as ugly! Is that a culture thing? I’m honestly getting bored with that kind of stereotype. If you are smart then you are a geek and not attractive!! Enough with that kind of theme already! That’s why I can’t give the movie more than two stars.
I watched this because of the cast…it has so many people I like. Despite the nudity shown here, I still like the movie. It has a fresh theme.
Confetti was a name of a wedding magazine. They were planning to make an original wedding theme. Out of so many applicants, they chose 3 couples; Matt and Sam wanted a musical wedding, Isabelles and Josef wanted a tennis themed wedding, and Joanna and Michael wanted a naturist wedding where both couple and guests were naked. The movie was made as mockumentary. It was fun watching how different the three couples were…although I kept wondering how much they paid Olivia Colman and Robert Webb to go frontal naked most of the time.
How Not To Live Your Life (2007 – 2011)
I really like this show!!
Don Danbury is a dickhead, well that’s what his late grandma called him. Can’t blame his grandma because he really is an annoying man. Don is a selfish, manipulative, thinks nothing but sex when he sees attractive woman, lazy, and other bad things. However, all his bad habits sort of make us enjoy watching his life. In a way, he often gets lucky.
I usually dislike comedy with sex-joke but somehow I can tolerate HNTLYL because Dan Clark can still make it enjoyable. The characters, apart from him, are also fun to watch, especially Eddie Singh. Eddie and Don are a bit like platonic gay couple where Eddie is the patience wife and Don is the bitchy husband. I like seeing them both. Dot’s bitter comment and flat face are also interesting. The show is fully narrated by Don and there are often list of things Don shouldn’t do in certain situation. It’s a fresh comedy and I really like it.
Dan Clark was part of The Mighty Boosh for 1 episode as Two Hats, and Dan invited the two Boosh to play in one episode of HNTLYL. Julian appeared in Series 2 and Noel in series 3. Julian looks great but Noel looks weird 😉