Monday, November 9, 2009

At The Movies

Hi everyone, Katie here.

It was a lazy movie weekend here in the townhouse. I sat in my red chair watching Glogirly and Gloman watch movies ALL day yesterday. They watched so many movies even I had to get up and take a break.

Seems that all the local video stores have gone belly up so when there's nothing on TV, nothing online, and nothing at the big Red Box, Gloman's got quite a drive to get to the last video store standing. Video Stardom. What kind of a rinky dink name is that?
You can tell by their font that they are definitely second rate.

Fortunately it's next door to LeeAnn Chin.
The cream cheese puffs make Glogirly very happy.

Well I'm no Roger Ebert, but I can at least give you a few tips, or shall I say warnings, about our weekend movies. Keep in mind, these were all Gloman picks. Four out of five were movies he had never rented before. That's not too bad really. He's done worse. It always stings a little though when he rents a movie they've already seen. Especially when they've already seen it AND it sucked the first time.

So here we go with the recaps.

The Taking of Pelham 123
Starring: Denzel Washington, John Travolta

This was the winner of the bunch. Although we've learned from countless other movies that just because you've got some big names and great actors, you don't necessarily have a decent movie, Denzel Washington and John Travolta do not disappoint. And the movie doesn't either. (except they do try to pull off some lame-o heartfelt just didn't belong) But more important, Travolta does an amazing job of playing a crazy psychopath with one heck of a temper. Gloman loved him.
...he even laughed out loud a couple of times and woke me up.

Dark World
Starring: A bunch of actors I've never heard of.

If you think Chuck Norris is a great actor, you'll love this one. Glogirly said that the entire cast must have attended the Chuck Norris school of acting. Surprisingly neither Glogirly or Gloman slept through this one. The story (?) was ridiculous enough and the dialogue stupid enough to be almost funny. I think that's what kept them awake. The unexpected humor was a nice consolation for Gloman.
...he even laughed out loud a couple of times and woke me up.

Starring: Val Kilmer, Cuba Gooding Jr.

Kind of a futuristic sci-fi computer geek thing. I saw signs of napping when the movie lost Glogirly for a good 45 minutes or so. Val Kilmer plays a greedy powerful guy with really, I mean REALLY, bad hair and an ill-fitting suit. He wants to take over the world so to speak and is implanting some crazy computer gadgets into unsuspecting people's necks as part of an evil experiment. Cuba gets an implant, unbeknownst to him, and the experiment goes terribly wrong. Good thing for Cuba, because if the experiment would have gone right, his head would have exploded. I'm not making this stuff up. I've already said lame-o once today, but I'm going to have to say it again. Lame-o with a capital O. Gloman couldn't believe how wacko this one was.
...he even laughed out loud a couple of times and woke me up.

The Maiden Heist
Starring: Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken, William H. Macy,
Marcia Gay Harden

Don't judge a book by it's cover. Four fabulous actors couldn't save this ridiculous attempt at a madcap art heist caper movie. I mean come on... from Shawshank Redemption, Catch Me If You Can, Fargo and Mystic River to THIS! Freeman, Walken and Macy play three pathetic security guards at a museum. Each have developed a rather unhealthy relationship with a particular piece of art that they've been staring at and guarding for years and years. Freeman has a strange attachment to a painting of a woman and a cat. Walken has it bad for a painting of a fully clothed woman standing on a beach. And Macy, oh why Macy why, has the hots for a bronze nude. The museum is relocating the entire collection to Denmark, so the three come up with a plan to steal their coveted pieces. Harden is Walken's unfortunate wife. She's somewhat of an innocent feminine accessory to this whole messed up movie. It was supposed to be a comedy, but only the scenes that weren't supposed to be funny were funny.
... yes, Gloman laughed out loud a couple of times and woke me up.

There was a fifth movie. 12-Something. Starring I don't know, some WWF wrestler guy. This alone should have been a giant red flag. This was the movie that Gloman had rented once before. And it sucked the first time. When he realized what he'd done, he yelled something out loud and woke me up.

At least the weekend AND the movies are finally over.


  1. It's too bad that most of the movies were stinkers. I guess you never know until you watch them.

  2. We've never heard of those movies before. We bet our dad would like them, but mom....not so much. Sounds like you had a relaxing Sunday, anyway and that's all that matters! Yum, cream cheese puffs!!

  3. Sometimes I like it if what's on TV is boring...then the lap stays put. If buttered popcorn appears...all the better.

    We have never heard of any of these movies!

  4. Hi Katie, We think the best thing about your weekend was the cream cheese puff. Oh, and hanging out with your humans all day was pretty nice too.

    Purrs, Raymond and Busby

  5. Thanx for the insight on the sucky movies. We just got our new TV delivered (42" flatscreem) that dad mounted on the wall yesterday and mom's already talking about which movies to watch on it. When mom used to go to the video store (Hollywood Video) in NJ, she would sometimes just close her eyes and grab a few. Shockingly some were pretty good, but mostly, they sucked! At least you got to snooze!

  6. Thanks for the movie we know which movies not to rent! Our humans don't rent movies will use On Demand...that saves her a trip to the video store...

  7. Everyone needs a movie-a-thon once in awhile. The PM normally saves hers for blizzard season!

  8. Hi Katie,
    A movie weekend sounds fun to mama and fun to me cuz it means she hangs around the house. My papa would like these movies, but maybe not mama. She would like the Chinese food tho. Thanks for the reviews! You look very pretty in your red chair. Has glogirly every tried Netflix? It's so easy, huge selection and no worries on returning them. Just a thought.


  9. I laughed out loud (and I'm at work) about the movie Darkworld starring "a bunch of actors I don't know." When I looked at the cover before I read your review I thought...I don't know any of these actors. Thank you for you insightful movie reviews! Helping me to add yet more movies to my list of don't see-ums.
    ~Lisa Co9T

  10. The Blockbuster down the street from us just went out of business, too! We watched the movie "Take" this weekend with Minnie Driver; it was very depressing!

  11. Katie
    We think the best thing about those movies was seeing you photographed in that red chair ... and red is certainly your color my dear!

    from one tuxie girl to another

  12. Thank you for the reviews. Those were stunning photos of you.

  13. You are such a good looking kitty Katie!
    Too bad my boys live so far away!
    I met Matilda, the famous cat from the Algonquin Hotel yesterday.
    Check it out!

  14. Hi Katie! Thanks to you and Glogirly for coming by the Cute today! It's always nice to make new friends.

    You are a gorgeous girl... and it looks like you had a nice, relaxing weekend! We have some video stores still, but I've pretty much figure out Netflix is the way to go!

  15. Looks like a bunch a dogs in your cat house.

  16. Hmmm, we don't think we will pick any of those to check out. We still have a few video stores left here in NZ, and now the movies are so pricey to go to, we are using them more. Actually, our local library is a good place to borrow dvds from.

  17. Can't wait to see what kind of movies Glogirly comes up with!! Yes, we like Vimeo better than Youtube!!

  18. mai beans didna watch ANYFIN fun dis weekend. Dem are stooooopid.

  19. Your eyes must be tired, unless of course, you slept for most of the movies!
    ~ Maggie Mae

  20. Our people went nostalgic this weekend and watched the restored remastered Wizard of Oz anniversary edition that they bought on Amazon. Oh! the colors and the details that were once lost to time. It was magnificent!!

  21. Great reviews! You are one pretty kitty. Saw you on TGH. My boy is right under you.

  22. Well, I usually sleep through movies that we rent so we just quit renting. I like to buy the ones that we saw in the theater and liked, then we watch them over and over again. I saw a sweet new kitten next door today that had white boots. I haven't seen on like that for a long time. Of course it wasn't as cute as you Katie.

  23. Thanks for the heads up on the movies! Great reviews. I think the mom is going to try the first one with John Trovolta, she like his shows a lot. Sounds like for sure you had a movie weekend.


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