June 25, 2006

Movie Night

Last night, my cousin had me over for a movie night. Got over there to discover that they had Chinese food, and pizza, ready to be devoured and washed down with ice cold beeah. Hey, it may be rough, but I figured I could help out by getting rid of some of that stuff for them. After chow, we sat down to watch a couple movies, one of which came highly recommended. Hah.

Here's a tip... do not ever watch "Syriana." Seriously. That has got to be one of the worst movies ever. And I'm not saying that because of the leftist lean of the movie. Hell... I don't care about that. The story itself sucked dog balls. The scenes jumped back and forth at an insane pace, and it took almost the whole movie to tie everything completely together. It was a waste of time, talent, and energy. The fact that Amanda Peet was in the movie didn't even help... and that's bad.

Supposedly, there is a message to the movie, but about all I could get out of it is that our government plays Gott with the Middle Eastern nations, even to the extent of taking out innocent leaders. And because of our interference, good people are driven to turn to terrorism. They aren't bad folks, they just have nowhere else to go.

If you got something else out of it, cool. I won't be watching it again to try and interpet anything else.

After shaking off that crap, we salvaged the evening watching Kate Beckinsale in Underworld: Evolution." Ah... now there was a story I could follow! Not to mention that Beckinsale's character looked pretty good:


Especially, from behind.... yeeeoowwww!!!

Tonight, I'll be going back over there... we're going to watch a documentary about The Flora-Bama, a roadhouse that used to sit on the Florida-Alabama state line. Sounds pretty interesting.

This may be my last post until I get home on July 4th, but I'll do my best to keep up with everyone. Keep stopping by... I'm sure there will be some new content in the meantime, thanks to the baby sitters: Eric, Harvey, RSM, and Zonker.

Posted by That 1 Guy at June 25, 2006 03:03 PM | TrackBack

Got over there to discover that they had Chinese food, and pizza, ready to be devoured and washed down with ice cold beeah.

What??? And no Portabella mushrooms?!?!? You must've been sorely disappointed!! :-)

Posted by: David Drake at June 25, 2006 04:24 PM

Yea I'm with you. I saw the G. Clooney name on the cover & thought that's gotta be a good movie. What was worse my wife & I watched it. Now if you want to see a fine documentary that will stay with you like cream of wheat search out "The Dancing Outlaw" I promise you you won't be disappointed, I know them both. They are WV cult hereos.........and once you watch it I want a report.

Posted by: tom Hindman at June 25, 2006 06:13 PM

I haven't bothered to see Syriana because every review I've read says exactly what you described in the above post in one way and another.

Ah, good pic. Reminds me that I recently watched (via Netflix) the two Black Scorpion films from the 1990s (they were beyond corny and derivative, in an R rated way, of the Green Hornet, among other things, but they featured Joan Severance modeling what I like to think of as a well tailored wardrobe). :-)

Posted by: Seth at June 25, 2006 09:28 PM

Someone wrote a documentary on... the Flora Bama Lounge? It's still there, sweetie! I've been there. They sell a buttload of Florida lottery tickets there, or they used to, as the Alabama folks used to come on over and buy 'em there. But damn. Someone wrote a documentary on the Flora Bama? heh. Wait until I tell my folks! Holy crap.

On another note, my husband rented Syriana and said the same thing you did. I said, "Hun, how was the movie?" and he replied, 'I do believe that was the worst movie I've ever seen in my entire life...' Thank God I blogged instead...

Posted by: Bou at June 25, 2006 09:51 PM

ok first off T1G,

the portabellos seemed to have had some sort of aphrodesiacal effect on you...

the horny lemurs

even a mention of Amanda Peet in there

note all of this "talk" took place after the portabellos..


I think not

it is those mushrooms

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at June 25, 2006 10:26 PM

Ok - AW, we have GOT to stop thinkin' alike. Or else call before we comment. That was EXACTLY what I was going to comment.....

Oh shit - maybe we do share a brain.......

Posted by: Tammi at June 26, 2006 04:37 AM

Bou, thanks for clearing that up. After the loss
of Trader John's, the demise of the Florabama would not go over well.

Posted by: Smokin at June 26, 2006 10:20 AM

OK, where's the picture of the backside?

Posted by: og at June 26, 2006 10:55 AM

Travel safe T1G. :)

Posted by: Richmond at June 26, 2006 11:10 AM

We caught underworld evolutions here over the weekend. I thought it was okay, I figured it was just a cinematic vehicle to show Kate in a skin tight vinyl. That's not a bad thing.

Posted by: Contagion at June 26, 2006 03:35 PM

Flora Bama is a legend, son! MULLET TOSS!

Posted by: howard dean at June 28, 2006 08:26 PM

Two things:

First - you can't TALK Kate backside and not SHOW Kate backside. Bad form, dude.

Second - Flora-Bama ROCKED. I loved that place, although I prefered Flounders in Pensacola. Boy, you ain't lived until you're on about your third "Diesel Fuel" - the nine dollar drink in a mason jar that thinks 'more booze' is a resonable substitute for a mixer...

Posted by: Mike the Marine at July 1, 2006 12:09 AM