Sunday, September 03, 2006

Day 568

Today was another day spent with the windows open, enjoying the beatiful fall weather.
Also, no change found.

Tonight Marti and I decided to have enjoy another double feature for the price of one (As described on Day 469). We paid to see Invincible, saw the first 10 minutes of Cross-Over while waiting for the start of our second movie, Snakes on a Plane.

Quick reviews;

Invincible - Was a very solid movie. It was a very good sports movie, and the CGI shots of Veterans Stadium were amazing, since the Stadium has been gone for years. They even worked in some lines about how Phily fans threw snowballs at Santa Claus.

Cross-Over - We had 40 minutes to kill before Snakes, so we ducked into this theater to kill some time. Poor Wayne Brady. I kept waiting for Drew Carey to ring the buzzer and give him no points for the skit.

Snakes on a Plane - This was the PERFECT movie for the double feature for the price of one. The idea is that the second movie is one that is SO BAD you would NEVER pay money for, but you wouldn't mind watching in a theater for all the big bangs and CGI stuff. This movie wasn't trying to be, but ended up being one of the funniest movies I have seen in the past few years. Marti and I were laughing out loud at many parts, sadly we were the only ones.

We once again, played the "Bad Movie Game" where we bet $1, and each pick one person in the movie. If your person dies first, then you win. It's a tough art, because if the charater has no baggage (Sick mother, sad childern, debts, etc.) then they will die. But if they have TO MUCH baggage, then they will probably make it to the end so they can solve their problems. Since Marti lost last time in Poseidon, she got to pick first. Which was great because she picked my first choice, the skany stewardess (People into sex, ALWAYS die in these movies). So I was suck with the Co-Pilot, or Whammy, as I called him (He was played by the Sports Anchor from Anchorman). While it was tense for a moment, and Whammy came back to life after some serious bites, he bit it with about 20 minutes to go! Bailey 2-0 in the "Bad Movie Game"!

Anyway, this movie was great, because Sam Jackson was just screwing around most of the time, and had a "I just called my bank to make sure the check cleared" feel to him. Sadly, he never used the airphone to dial up The Wolf to solve the problem. Somewhere Marcellas Wallace is crying, or getting plugged by the gimp.

What was great, was the other B-list actors who were really TRYING! They were hammering home their lines, thinking this was their big break, and every scene might be the one that is shown as their Oscar Clip.

If you do see this, first off, don't pay! Secondly, stay for the video in the credits. It blows the roof off any Unintentional Comedy Scale. Let's just say that "I see the Venom in your Eyes" is in the lyrics, and it is performed by a group that might as well be called "The Black Eyed Peas 2".

Total for the Day - $0.00
Total for the Race - $193.25

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