Friday, November 18, 2005

Movies, when we can squeeze 'em in

Last night we started watching Bubba Hotep on DVD. It's got a great story; Elvis is alive and living grumpily in a rest home in Texas. He and the "real" JFK (who's black) realise that something is not quite right at the rest home, and before you know it they're killing over-sized scarab beetles and fighting an ancient Egyptian mummy who likes wearing cowboy hats.

I haven't seen the whole film though, because Baby's been having fussy evenings. Perhaps it's her way of protesting the changes I'm implementing in the way I respond to her early nap awakenings (by leaving her in her cot and trying to pat her to sleep, instead of picking her up and playing with her).

We've gotten into a habit of always recording Veronica Mars and Miracles, because there's a 99% chance I'll get called up for feeding or settling duties in the middle of at least the first show.

Apparently Joss Whedon really likes Veronica Mars too, and Charisma Carpenter is due to appear on the series shortly (Alison Hannigan is already on it). Miracles is pretty good too; it's sort of an X-Files meets Catholic Church mythology, and it's main character is played by the nearest thing to Johnny Depp I can think of (Skeet Ulrich).

8 comments:

Juliabohemian said...

My husband and I sometimes split our movies into installments and watch a little each night, because he has to go to bed early.

Rainypete said...

Bubba Ho-Tep!! Right on, I thought I was the only other person on the planet to have seen it!! I love how he ends up where he is.

EB said...

Good movies are worth the squeeze. I'll keep an eye out for Bubba Hotep; your description alone made me laugh.

Nigel Patel said...

I've been meaning to watch Bubba Hotep. Bruce Campbell is a fellow suburban Detroiter.
I haven't watched TV in over a year. My ex keeps trying to get me into My Name Is Earl. I'll pick it up on DVD next summer.

Violet said...

juliabohemian: that's an interesting idea. First, the boy has to grow boobies...

rainypete and eb: we still haven't got to the end of the movie yet, but so far it's really good.

Nigel: what's My Name is Earl?

Nigel Patel said...

Earl is a comedy staring Jason Lee about a man who has done bad things and each week he tries to tick off another person on his list of people he needs to make amends to.
I'm quite surprized that I haven't tried to fix my VCR to watch it but so many TV shows are coming out on DVD that I think I can get it later.

Violet said...

nigel: a show about repentence eh?

glomgold said...

Woo woo! Bubba Ho-Tep!!