Here come the FUZZ!!!

July 31, 2007 at 4:17 pm (movies) (, , , , , )

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Today “Hot Fuzz” comes out on video and I think you should buy it. So far it’s been my favorite film of the year. It’s well written, good comedic timing, great action and some interesting CGI things that you wouldn’t expect.

I don’t want to ruin it for you so I won’t give too much away. This movie is brought to you by the same team that did “Shaun of the Dead.” “Shaun of the Dead” is a comedic zombie movie and is also fun.

Hot Fuzz” made me laugh and was the perfect escapism film. It had lots of action and spoofing of other movies. If you click on the title you can watch the trailer or play a game based on the film.

Inside information from the Q&A with the director, writer and stars: Edgar Wright, Nick Frost and Simon Pegg was very revealing. First off everything they do, they cement in script form before shooting. They don’t improvise anything because they said they don’t have the time or money to waste doing such. They are not announcing their next film as a team because then unrealistic expectations are put on when the next film is to be done. The TV series “Spaced,” the three of them worked on together in England will be available on DVD soon in the US. Complications arose because the music they licensed wasn’t available (or was crazy expensive) to license for US DVD release.

Overall this is a talented team that I’m looking forward to seeing more of their work on the big screen in the future. SO RENT OR BUY HOT FUZZ ALREADY!!! It will be as good for you as jumping thru the air shooting two guns could be.

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Baby Names

July 25, 2007 at 4:37 pm (babbling, Baby Names) (, , , )

Let’s just get this out of the way first: no Sam and I aren’t pregnant.

Yesterday a friend of mine in IL (Trish) and I were on IM trying to think of baby names for another friend who’s baby is due in December. The requirement was that they seem to like last names used a first names, and the baby is a girl. It’s harder than you think, because most last names are masculine: Jacobson, Manning, Smith, Hitchcock, Feldman etc.

This is the list we came up with:

Peyton Manning Herbert, Jesse Porche Herbert, Hayley Brooke Herbert, the father’s idea: Frigg N. Herbert, Schwartz Rose Herbert, Schnider Serenity Herbert, January Rain Herbert, Fillion Isabella Herbert, Picard Madona Herbert, Baldwin Betty Herbert,
Lucas Meadow Herbert, Wheaton Inara Herbert, Macy Rae Herbert, Mercy Me Herbert, Chase Kelly Herbert, Craft Ryan Herbert, Chase Muscle Herbert, Chase Schwartzenegger Herbert, Chase Sarah Herbert, Burr Cold Herbert, Gellar Michelle Herbert, Lee Anne Herbert, Love Ew Herbert, Carrey Leigh Herbert, Lara Angela Herbert, Kelly Alison Herbert, Ainsley Vivian Herbert, Emma Leigh O’Brien (already claimed by the other friend), Luna Stephanie Herbert, Hope Lee Herbert, Taylor Shana Herbert, Taylor Melody Herbert, Melrose Joy Herbert, Buneigh Keelor Herbert, Scully Jean Herbert, Jean Elizabeth Herbert, Brooke Andrea Herbert… and then work was over and we both got to go home.

Hopefully if anything that gave you a good laugh. And extra points if you are able to follow our train of thought. haha

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Chuck and Larry

July 24, 2007 at 4:08 pm (babbling, movies, religion) (, , )

Last night Sam and I ventured to the AMC at Universal Citywalk with our friends Natalie #2 and her husband Andrew to see “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.”

I typically enjoy Adam Sandler, and was in need of a good laugh. Overall the theatre was nice: HUGE plushy seats, free refills for those glutenous moments, nice size screen, the audience was respectful. It was a theatre I will feel comfortable going back to, unlike other AMCs in the city…but that’s another discussion. I enjoyed the movie, and think it was a fun date out.

This blog is about the horrible sinking sensation I felt in my stomach at a certain part in the film. Our heroes have gone to an AIDS benefit costume party. At the conclusion of the party they step outside to be hounded by a group of right-winged Christians. I myself am a Socialist and Christian. I know there are other Christians out there who behave in this manner. I have been fortunate to grow up in Toronto, Canada and now live in LA where that behavior is rare. This scene made me so sad. As a Christian you are called to love, and not to judge. For people to behave this way makes me ashamed. Yet I don’t know what to do about it. It makes me not want to tell people I’m a Christian at all. And it makes me cheer when our heroes finally punch the silly man with the ice cold heart.

The only saving point for me, in the film was near the end when the “pastor” says something to the effect of: I now pronounce you husband and husband, by the great Provence of Ontario, which is in Canada and has not had the closed minded views that our neighbor to the South has.

I have gay and lesbian friends and co-workers. I love them all, and I apologize from the bottom of my heart for the injustice and cruelty they’ve had to undergo. And I beg of you, please do not judge all Christian’s by the actions of a few.

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