OK, so the run time on the movie label claims it was only 1 hour and 48 minutes long… but it felt MUCH MUCH longer than that.
Supposed to be a “comedy” – so not funny.
They really just had a boring story and put in wacky soundtrack music in an attempt to make people believe it was funny.
I don’t remember if I ever posted this picture – but I am halfway through the second season of Chuck on DVD, which I love.
I took this picture before ever having watched an episode – I just knew Adam Baldwin played Casey – and couldn’t resist the opportunity to have a picture taken on set.
(we were visiting our department counterparts at Warner Bros – a sister company at the time – and they took us out to the lot for a studio tour).
Now EVERY TIME I watch an episode and Chuck is standing at the Nerd Herd desk, I think…
“I’ve stood there”
Sadly, the only camera available was a camera phone… but trust me, that’s me.
I listened to a review this morning on NPR by Mr. Kenneth Turan of the LA Times.
It was for Roman Polanskis’ new film “The Ghost Writer”.
It was a lovely, glowing review.
Kenneth Turan is clearly quite the fan of Mr. Polanski. Thinks this film is the director at “the height of his powers”… hopes this turns the mans career around… and, in the radio version, hoped that this film would allow Mr. Polanski to “catch fire, one more time.”
Not one place in the film review did Kenneth Turan mention THAT ROMAN POLANSKI IS A FILTHY CHILD RAPIST WHO DESERVES TO BE SHUNNED BY EVERYONE IN DECENT CIVILIZATIONS!!!
I used to like listening to Kenneth Turan. He’s an excellent movie reviewer who, even though I really don’t like the artsy kinds of movies he does, always makes the movies he enjoys sound wonderful and intriguing and like something I might want to see.
Sadly, from this day forward… I will always think of Mr. Turan as someone who thinks it’s perfectly OK to be a child rapist as long as you are also a talented artist.
So we went to see a totally adorable movie about giant food falling from the sky today.
It was a good movie – Yes… there was some fairly blatant fat bias in the character of the mayor / villain… But, it was seriously hilarious other than that, and I have a hard time getting outraged when I am being so thoroughly entertained.
What killed me, though, was the price of the thing. $10 for a 4 pm movie? What happened to the matinee? You now have to hit the movies at 10 am to pay $5 for a ticket. Ridiculous!
For the SB and I, we got out for $20… But my sister and her three kids, along with demands for soda, candy, and popcorn… It cost her $43 for 1 and a 1/2 hours of movie?
Thank goodness for Netflix!!!
OK, I know that as a person of the female gender, I am not in your “target” audience. (which, from the commercials you show on your network seems to be comprised mainly of 40 year old men who think their penises require enlargement).
Seriously, MAV, you chose to be the folks who are broadcasting WFTDA roller derby, and that means I have to watch you.
Not only do I have to watch you… but I have to PAY FOR AN EXTRA TIER EACH MONTH just for the privilege of tuning in your channel (and believe me, without you, I would not be buying that tier).
So I have to say… the fact that you’ve cut back the derby to one day a week… a day when I am usually not even home? Well, this disappoints me.
And the fact that there are WFTDA regional finals going on RIGHT NOW!!! and I am having to watch tiny blurry figures skate around online because no one on TV is covering it live? This also disappoints me.
You, MAV, YOU decided to carry roller derby… so get with the carrying already!!!
Because I am really starting to rethink paying for your tier, and even though I am (gasp) FEMALE! And therefore, it seems, according to your TV promos, etc, a complete moron who is only as good as my boobs are perky… I make the budgetary decisions, and I can cut you off. Yes I can! You are paid per subscriber, MAV… you might want to get with the program!