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Last weekend (or rather two weekends ago, but I'm really behind on posting) I went to the movies. I didn't really intend to go, as I haven't been to the movie theatre in about five months (because I'm so cheap), but it turns out that in Ann Arbor I have friends and friends like to do social things and sometimes social things include going to the movies. So we went to see Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. It was a very pleasant popcorn movie. It was overly complicated with everyone betraying everyone else, but that's what pirates do. And unlike the second one, this one actually had an ending, which was nice. And this one actually made me laugh again. I was especially happy to see some of the smaller parts (like Gareth from The Office and his friend, or the two guards from the first movie) return and get a little more action.

Once I went to the movies once, I thought "Hey, I never go to the movies! I should do this again!" So when I went back to Srahtown, I decided that since I had no Memorial Day plans for Monday, I would go and see Shrek the Third in the afternoon. It turns out that my local theater only shows movies in the evening on weekdays (even holidays like Memorial Day) so I looked for an afternoon alternative. In Hamilton, about a half hour away, there was a discount(ish) theatre so I went to see Hot Fuzz. And I am so glad I did! If you've seen Shaun of the Dead, it was structured along the same lines, where you set up a sort of cute and amusing comedy which then erupts into violence and gore. In this case, rather than a man who wakes up in a zombie-infested world, it was an obsessed super-cop who is making the rest of the London Metropolitan Police Force Service look bad, so he is promoted away to a sleepy little town in Gloucestershire that has long been considered the safest town in Britain. But little do they know that in this town lurks a secret that will erupt into violence! And necessitate a lot of jumping through the air while shooting! And firing guns into the air while yelling "Aaaaaaah"! And police chases through scale model villages! It was awesome. And that's not even mentioning the cast and cameos: Tim from The Office (he has a name and it's Martin Freeman, but he'll always be Tim to me no matter how much space travel and p0rn stand-inning he does), Bill Nighy, Timothy Dalton, Jim Broadbent, Stephen Merchant and uncredited appearances by Cate Blanchett and Peter Jackson. If you have an opportunity, you should go and see this movie in the theatres or at least see it when it comes out on DVD.

DS Andy Wainwright: You do know there are more guns in the country than there are in the city.
DS Andy Cartwright: Everyone and their mums is packin' round here!
Nicholas Angel: Like who?
DS Andy Wainwright: Farmers.
Nicholas Angel: Who else?
DS Andy Cartwright: Farmers' mums.

srah - Monday, 4 June 2007 - 12:13 PM
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Comments (8)

gravatar Jennie - June 4, 2007 - 12:48 PM -

I saw Hot Fuzz a couple weeks ago and I loved it. Not as much as Shaun of the Dead, but it still made me laugh SO. MUCH.

gravatar alfie - June 4, 2007 - 2:05 PM -

Timothy Dalton? I think I have to see this movie.

gravatar srah - June 4, 2007 - 2:18 PM -

Or we could kick the crap out of him.

gravatar Craig - June 4, 2007 - 2:26 PM -

I loved Hot Fuzz, it's one of the few movies where I left the theater wishing to go right back in and watch it again.

Also, I'm very proud that before clicking to the imdb pages, I knew that you were referring to Hitchhiker's Guide and Love, Actually. Obviously, it doesn't take much to impress myself with myself.

gravatar Elisabeth - June 5, 2007 - 12:47 AM -

I've heard good things about Hot Fuzz. And any excuse to see my true love Tim Canterbury is good enough for me.

gravatar srah - June 5, 2007 - 6:32 AM -

He doesn't have a huge part, but on the other hand, I just said "huge part." Heh heh.

gravatar فهد - June 5, 2007 - 7:47 PM -

بعد التحية والسلام
اود ان استفسر عن المدينة التي درستي فيها في فرنسا .انا فهد من الكويت اود دراسة اللغة الفرنسية اين تنصحيني ان ادرس في اي مدينة

gravatar srah - June 5, 2007 - 7:55 PM -

Wow. That is way above my Arabic level, but I take it that you are Fahad from Kuwait. And... something about France and the French language? Sorry I can't understand more!

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