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From last night until Wednesday, Senior Management's staying in the Big Apple, or La Grande Pomme de Terre, as her ancestors would say (she can trace her lineage back to a Norman lord, granted lands in England by William the Conqueror, in return for his help invading good old Blighty back in 1066).

I already miss her, but I'm a glass is half full kind of chap, so I choose to focus on the fun my son and I will have, watching some of the movies which never make the playlist on family film night.



Shaun of the Dead
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Way too much swearing for my taste, but it's so delightfully silly, I close my ears to the rude words and enjoy the heck out of this one anyway.

The Mystery Men
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Great story, wonderful characters, and a touching overall message. This movie should appear on every Top 10 Superhero movie list ever.


The Austin Powers trilogy
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Clearly the inspiration for every spy movie ever made (or at least, it should have been).


How about you?


What movies are on your imminent playlist?

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msstacy13
Aug. 12th, 2013 02:58 pm (UTC)
Since you ask...
  1. Badlands
  2. A Canterbury Tale
  3. Anonymous
  4. Moses
  5. Abraham
jongibbs
Aug. 12th, 2013 03:32 pm (UTC)
I don't think I've seen any of those. I hope you enjoy them :)
msstacy13
Aug. 12th, 2013 03:41 pm (UTC)
Me too.
I was browsing at the library,
and these looked like they might be interesting.
Badlands may be too unsettling for me...
msstacy13
Aug. 12th, 2013 05:30 pm (UTC)
since I was st the library,
I picked up a few more...
  1. The Only Way
  2. Wild in the Country
  3. Song of the Thin Man
  4. Shadow of the Thin Man

I've seen those last two before...
bogwitch64
Aug. 12th, 2013 04:23 pm (UTC)
Great choices! Have you ever seen Hot Fuzz?? Oh, another one that was great and I really can't say WHY was Attack the Block.
msstacy13
Aug. 12th, 2013 05:36 pm (UTC)
I'm now twelfth in line for Moonrise Kingdom.
That ~was~ you talking about Moonrise Kingdom, wasn't it?
bogwitch64
Aug. 12th, 2013 09:43 pm (UTC)
Probably. I love that movie. It's my favorite of the Wes Anderson films. Well...it ties with The Life Acquatic.
msstacy13
Aug. 13th, 2013 11:41 am (UTC)
I'm third in line for The Life Acquatic.
jongibbs
Aug. 12th, 2013 09:36 pm (UTC)
My son and I quote Hot Fuzz all the time :)
darkspires
Aug. 12th, 2013 05:18 pm (UTC)
Ummm a pomme de terre is a potato. The literal translation is apple of the earth. A real apple off a tree is is pomme.

As for movies, I don't watch many now. The last one was Avatar and I loved it.
jongibbs
Aug. 12th, 2013 09:38 pm (UTC)
Lol, I know, but I thought a grande pomme sounded more Australian than French ;)
karen_w_newton
Aug. 12th, 2013 10:56 pm (UTC)
Just caught the first Despicable Me (cute and sweet) and I also loved Wreck-It Ralph. It's amazing how much good writing goes into cartoons these days!
jongibbs
Aug. 13th, 2013 08:50 am (UTC)
Good films both :)
paulwoodlin
Aug. 13th, 2013 09:50 pm (UTC)
I think cartoons get good writers because so many of them were rebels from Disney and created a standard of weird other cartoons are expected to match. Just a theory.
jongibbs
Aug. 14th, 2013 09:12 am (UTC)
Sounds plausible to me :)
paulwoodlin
Aug. 13th, 2013 09:47 pm (UTC)
My father and I only get to watch movies like Mystery Men and Shawn of the Dead when "senior management" is out, too. Both of those are really cool, by the way, but I have to give MM a slight edge thanks to "The Bowler."

I saw "Pacific Rim" just yesterday. I think if Mako was the main character and we spent a little more time on how the "drift" creates a psychological bond between characters, it would have lifted this great action flick into a great SF film.
jongibbs
Aug. 14th, 2013 09:11 am (UTC)
I've heard mixed reviews on Pacific Rim, but it certainly looks spectacular. Mind you, Battleships andJohn Carter of Mars got absolutely slammed by the critics, and I quite enjoyed both of those :)
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