Thursday, January 05, 2006

Recently I bought and watched Serenity and Wedding Crashers, both of which I never caught while in theater, but wish I did. Well, actually, buying them now was technically cheaper in the long run, so I guess it worked out in the end. Hahah! Screw you corporate America!!! Wait, wait! Damn, you still got my monies!

SerenitySerenity is an engaging sci-fi flick with slight mystery undertones and high action overtones. Written and directed by Joss Whedon, who also wrote Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel (both of which are shows I rarely ever watched), it stars a cast of no big name stars in an intricate story of Earth's future. In fact, the most noticeable stars in the movie were Wash (Alan Tudyk, who was also in A Knight's Tale) and Mr. Universe (David Krumholtz, who is in the TV show Numb3rs and the movie 10 Things I Hate About You). Still, the movie manages to catch your attention and pull you in to a story about a mystic young girl with a cryptic secret about the universe. Between a robbery and a few battles with the Reavers, clues of the mysterious young girl's past emerge as her memories begin to unravel at a pivotal moment. What she knows may be the key to figuring out why the universe as they know it is the way it is. This movie is a great buy or rent if you're into the sci-fi stuff or just want something action packed to watch on a Friday night. I highly recommend it! And hey, Joss Whedon or any of his crazy cool "browncoats" and fans (if any ever read this), I'm all for a sequel. Count me in for promotional efforts!!

Wedding CrashersGet ready to laugh your ass off! Wedding Crashers is a hilarious comedy about two mediators who are co-workers in work and crime. Their crime: crashing weddings and having a blast partying and getting some tail. All is well in the crashers' worlds until John Beckwith (Owen Wilson) falls for Claire Cleary (the deliciously hot, Rachel McAdams) after crashing the biggest wedding of their crashing career. In order to get to her, though, John must get closer to her as she already has a boyfriend. Bringing his bud and co-worker, Jeremy Grey (Vince Vaughn), along, John aims to please Clarie while playing it cool around her family. But not everyone is cool with their background or presence at the estate. The jokes will keep you rolling and the story will keep you going. I highly recommend it as a movie to watch in the company of friends any day of the week. And if your drinking, I recommend drinking every time they mention the words "marriage," "sex," or "rule(s)."

As for what I've been up to lately, I can sum it up in one word: speeches. I doubt you want to hear more. Let's just say I'll be ready for the next tournament with everything I am entered in. Debate, that's another story. No worries: though I see things come'n undone, I know most definitely they always work out the way they are meant to be.


Bree said...

Joss Whedon is a god among men...I'm assuming from what you wrote about the browncoat promotionals that you watched the special features. :)

Oh, and nice Prettyman reference! lol

Thister said...

Yes, I did watch some of the extended stuff. I didn't realize it was a show before it was a movie. While I was watching it, I kept thinking about where I had seen these actors in other movies or shows. The mechanic, Kaylee, used to be on a show on Nickelodeon called "Space Cases." I used to watch it all the time. LOL! I seriously hope they make a sequel.

Yeah. I've been in the mood for Tristan Prettyman lately. If I was with her, however, I'd be in the mood for her daily. LOL!

bardot said...

looks like we were both movie watching FIENDS! haha.

quick story: i remember meeting joss whedon and his crew when i volunteered at the, ahem, comic book convention in san diego. i was taping their names to their nametags, and, being a closeted buffy/angel fan, i recognized their names. joss introduced me to everybody, and i was quite star-struck. they were really nice!

i haven't seen either movie, but i'm getting there!

Thister said...

Haha! Movie watching/blogging fiends, indeed!

Wow! That's wicked rad that you got to meet Joss and his crew. He seems like a cool guy, at least he appears to be in his interviews. And hey, being at a comic convention isn't so bad. Though, I have to admit, I've never been. I would like to go though. Truth is, it's "bad" when you're there and you consider it to be your journey to the Mecca. Crazy 30-something year-olds who still live in their parens' house in the basement. Haha!

Well, hopefully you enjoy Serenity and Wedding Crashers as much as I did!

Bree said...


I thought I was the only person alive that watched Space Cases. Jewel Staite was the one with the rainbow hair...that had the "she's not imaginary, she's invisible' best friend! I LOVED THAT SHOW and am still haunted by the fact that it was CANCELLED WITHOUT CLOSURE. But, that's how I felt about "firefly" too.

Huzzah! Also, you've totally picked up on more of my're even starting to type like me...what with your 'hella's" and your "wickeds" and your 'rads". What's next? Are you going to start proclaiming Jason Mraz 'a beautiful man' and Tristan Prettyman 'your future ex wife'? LMAO! You know I love it.

Sorry about not being around as much, and I do owe you an email...I'm getting to it. Things have kind of taken flight around here...but you already knew that. XD

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