Monday, September 19, 2005

Random entertainment blurbs

Maggie says:
Damn - I haven't been on m-pyrical in a month! Let me make amends with a few random entertainment items that are on my mind:
  • Emmy's Shmemmy's. The Emmy's last night were horrendous. I'm sorry, but "Everybody Loves Raymond" represents all that is wrong with American television. And finally - finally! - the stupid show is over and I tune in to see some props go to "Arrested Development" and "Scrubs" and instead see Emmy voters give the same annoying family a big send-off. If I see damn Doris Roberts accept another award I am going to freak out. I know, respect for elders and all, but Jessica Walters (Arrested Development) and Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men) both kick ass on their shows and should've been rewarded for it. Doris Roberts bugs the hell out of me. I did agree with the Emmy going to Felicity Huffman, whom I adore, for her Desperate Housewives character, whom I also adore and who's the only real character on that show, in my opinion. So there.

  • "The 40-year-old Virgin" is still in theaters. Saw this last week and laughed so hard I was crying! But interestingly, my friend and I definitely laughed harder than anyone else there, and I was definitely the only woman laughing. Hmmm.... But seriously - a perfectly cast movie with hilarious, gentle humor about things you wouldn't think could be portrayed gently. The foursome in this photo are cast so perfectly - their dynamics are what make this movie work. And Paul Rudd is officially my imaginary funny movie boyfriend. The final scene - a song and dance number to "The Age of Aquarius" - is the most hilarious thing I've seen on film since the fight scene in "Anchorman." It's not as funny (because I maintain the "Anchorman" scene to be the funniest thing ever filmed), but it definitely approaches the same levels of ridiculousness that I enjoy seeing in comedies so much.

  • Watched "Office Space" again. I think this movie is such a testament to the times. It's going to live on and on and be so '90s, so corporate America, forever. It means something to everyone who's ever worked in a cubicle (which I did for six months and promised myself I'd never do again, I hated it so much). This movie has some of the all-time classic movie lines, some of the all-time classic movie details. "I wouldn't say I've been missing it, Bob" and "PC Load Letter" make me giggle like crazy, and Michael Bolton and Bill Lumbergh are some one of the funniest characters ever. A perfectly funny movie.
That's all for me. Now that serious fall movie season is about to kick off, I think m-pyrical will start to pick up a little. For movie-lovers, fall is the best time of the year. I can't wait.


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