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[Jan. 22nd, 2008|09:20 am]
terribleturnip
In praise of goofy movies.

After eating our weekend’s quota of butter and cheese in one glorious meal, midwifed by Skivee...er, the meal was midwifed, not us...damn participles, wandering around, coming close to the edge of the cliff...DANGLING.

Where was I? Oh, yes, well, personally I think that all of our cholesterol and blood pressure issues would be solved by moving around more and laughing a LOT, which has been my secret. Okay, and falling down, dropping things and juggling glass items poorly. But those last ones might just be coincidence and linked to my particular metabolism.

So, since plans for the weekend included being on my feet all day, all three days, moving around and doing...chores, work and other heinous activities that it's a shame to have waste a three day weekend on, it was time to work laughter into the mix.

We started with Redneck Zombies. Filmed on the Maryland’s Eastern Shore, featuring some of the Captain’s college classmates and worth watching if you know the area or are a fan of truly horrendous, cheap-ass horror films. Which I am. Hey, all my vices keep me off the street and out of debt, so don’t judge me. It was HORRIBLE. In an oatmeal make-up, overacted by amateurs kind of way. Actually it was like watching a bad high school play but on film.

We then moved onto with Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie. And I have only just NOW, in typing it, realized that they don’t mean “colon” as in guts, but “colon” as in punctuation. Which is much funnier. I’ve never actually watched the show, so it was new to me – and, yes, that the characters are a shake, a box of French fries and a wad of meat does amuse me. Your results may vary. And it took me half the movie to really understand what the wad of meat was saying. And the movie, frankly, was just a little too long – I could see its appeal as a 30 minute program. But still. Everytime I would start to think “well, this is sort of dum...omigod that’s hysterical!”

The funniest part of the movie is when the evil nemesis character, who is wearing what appears to be glass bell jar on his head, steps off screen, and you hear a tumble and shattering glass. Then “Fucking sandals.”

Which is still making me giggle. And I was sober then and sober now.

Along the same vein, although not animated, we watched “Orgazmo”, which I gave to the Captain for Christmas. I got that one because we had enjoyed “Cannibal, The Musical” so damn much. I had been cruising Netflix looking for bizarre horror movies and when I was searching for something that involved cannibals, “Cannibal, The Musical” came up. Well, of COURSE I had to rent it. The very juxtaposition of Cannibal and Musical demanded it. I had no idea that it was a Trey Parker movie. And if you think South Park is stupid, you may not like this. But it’s funny as hell. The characters are fabulous and the dialogue makes me writhe in jealous fury that I didn’t write it. When I’m not laughing my cider out my nose.

So, after reviewing Cannibal, we watched Orgazmo – same group of writers, directors, actors, but this time, it’s about a Mormon guy who’s somehow tricked into becoming a porn star, and winds up as a superhero. I won’t ruin it…but the superhero sidekick wears a helmet with a dildo on top...which makes for some..interesting visuals. And Ron Jeremy...to whom age has NOT been kind. "Jesus and I love you, Joe"

I have to call Cannibal the better of the two…but still, both worth watching if you have a high tolerance for silly.

And boy, did I need some silly this weekend.
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[User Picture]From: thewhitedragon
2008-01-22 02:47 pm (UTC)
Orgazmo is hysterical as is CtM - both Dawny and I quote bits of both movies on a fairly regular basis. Heh.

Have a shpadoinkle day!
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[User Picture]From: dawntreader90
2008-01-22 05:22 pm (UTC)

Cannibal!

best. musical. evar!! (okay, maybe not EVAR, but definitely ranks up there in hilarity.) i think we need to watch it again. :)

"we are INNNDIANS. we have... TEEEE-PEE."
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[User Picture]From: dashrippington
2008-01-22 03:06 pm (UTC)
Redneck Zombies... I love how horrible it is. Lisa once told me that the scene in the cave while dude was trippin' was filmed in her basement... and most of the "hospital" scenes were filmed in the halls of UMBC.

I had an autographed copy... but loaned it to someone and promptly never saw it again. I have a new copy that hasn't been signed yet... but I'm just waiting until I can cross paths with Lisa again.

Have not seen ATHF:Movie yet. Love the show though... so I'm sure I will like the movie.

CtM is HYSTERICAL!!! LOVE IT!!! Orgazmo equally as humorous for the adult child in all of us! Sounds like a great weekend!
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[User Picture]From: dawntreader90
2008-01-22 05:07 pm (UTC)
i have to say Cannibal and Orgazmo both crack me up soooooo much. they are both so utterly bizzare and stupid and hilarious all at the same time.

after watching Orgazmo and laughing to the point of tears on SEVERAL occasions, i looked at TWD and said, "do i have to turn in my girl card over this? because i have the feeling someone's going to find out and confiscate it!"

also... did you know that Cannibal was their first movie project? they actually were enrolled at Colorado University and failed their courses so badly because they were making that film up in the mountains. the "Indian tribe" were foreign exchange students. i've seen that movie way too many times.
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[User Picture]From: dashrippington
2008-01-22 05:10 pm (UTC)
yeah... most girls don't truly appreciate the infantile male humorist. I'm glad that there are some in this world that do.

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[User Picture]From: ferlonda
2008-01-22 07:18 pm (UTC)
You are so right about the moving and laughing... Good for pretty much everything that ails a person!

You must have seen Shaun of the Dead already? How about Bubba Hotep?
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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2008-01-22 07:50 pm (UTC)
I can't pass up anything zombie...especially if it's funny. Hot Fuzz is funnier than you would think -- and I was pleased that it was way less guns and car chases (two things that bring out my ADD, ooh, plus martial arts fight scenes. Like alchemy, they just make me impatient.)

Peter Jackson's Bad Taste...bad and funny.

And, Bubba Ho-tep? Who could skip a movie that's got Bruce Campbell as Elvis, Ossie Davis as JFK and a Mummy?
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