Monday, June 23, 2008

Mindless Movie Mania

School hols started on Friday and to keep the boys off my back, I've been digging up old dvds. So far, they've watched Finding Nemo, Ice Age, and in between they watch a bit of Cartoon Network and sometimes we join Eddie in 24 (he completed Season 1-6 in less than a month and that's only when he's off work and has the time).

Last night, we watched KungFu Hustle. I laughed till tummy ache at my favourite part, the part where the fat fella was throwing daggers and they kept landing on Stephen Chow, and moments later Stephen Chow being bitten by snakes after he whistled (cos the fat fella told him the only way to prevent the snakes from biting was to whistle). Shortly after that scene, I fell asleep on the sofa, but the boys and Eddie continued watching.

And right now, the boys are watching Dodgeball. We may watch White Chicks later in the day, that show never fails to make me laugh out loud.

Two more mindless funnies I like are Life of Brian and Zoolander. What mindless movies do you guys like?


tealeafs said...

Um, does The Full Monty qualify as mindless? Mmm, I like. :)

Actually, I don't like mindless movies. Always feel cheated for spending more than an hour on it.

Quite enjoy Meet The Parents/Fockers.

Uh, can't think of any others at the mo. I know there's more!

Lilian said...

Full Monty was really funny.

Meet the Parents I like; the sequel I didn't like.

What about Austin Powers?

Back in the 1980s, there was a show that looks corny now but for some reason I found soooo rib-ticklingly funny, the title was TOP SECRET (Val Kilmer was the lead).

I never really enjoyed Naked Gun and its sequels nor Jim Carrey's comedies.

Love Adam Sandler's comedies, but they usually have pretty good storylines, so not quite so mindless.

bACk in GERMANY said...

Hey you two ladies... you struck a chord with me too!!!

I luuurrf both Ben Stiller and Adam Sandler's movies. Haha... my poor hubby gets confused as to who's who most of the time. But he isn't the only husband I know who can't tell the two apart. :o)Also, Steve Martin's movies never fail to amuse me.

Yep... hated Naked Gun. And Austin Powers is repulsive too... no offence to those who like Mike Myers, but errm, not exactly my cup of tea to unwind and laugh.

Lilian said...

Mike Myers' latest offering Love Guru tanked at the box office. He appeared at the American Idol finale in his Love Guru persona and was so un-funny; looks like he's losing his touch.

Yeah, Steve Martin's very funny. The boys have been re-watching (and loving the movie lots) Looney Tunes: Back in Action, and Steve Martin's in there as the villain, pretty hysterical. Also funny in Father of the Bride, with another funny actor Martin Short.

My favourite Ben Stiller movie is probably There's Something about Mary. And I like most of Adam Sandler's movies, but if I had to choose, the best would be Wedding Singer. How hysterical was his song "Somebody Kill Me Now"?!!

tealeafs said...

Ah yes, Adam Sandler too. Enjoyed 50 First Dates, Wedding Singer ... Gonna try catching his latest You Don't Mess With The Zohan! I mean, the word "Zohan" is already hilarious!

No to Jim Carrey, Mike Myers, Will Ferrell (double no). Jack Black and Steve Carrell, okay, no biggie.

But the one mindless show my kids love is Mr Bean (animated or not). LOL

Alcovelet said...

Ooh, I loved Austin Powers, especially when they positioned the fruits to block the body parts. Hahaha! Aside from that, Steve Martin. I even love him at the Academy awards - one time, Bjork appeared in this dead swan outfit, after which Steve Martin said in a dead pan way - "that's so last year."

I'm more a serious movie fan though. Have you guys seen Michael Clayton, or Good night and Good Luck? George Clooney's movies have been very interesting.

Lilian said...

I think I must be the only woman on earth who doesn't 'get' George Clooney :) Every time I see him, I think of Buzz Lightyear, those jaws you know.

Haven't watched many serious shows recently; the only two I remember are Atonement and There will be blood. Enjoyed both. My all-time favourite serious show is probably Shawshank Redemption.

My favourite genre is probably bittersweet romance. Love Actually is my favourite movie, also like Bridget Jones' Diary, Serendipity...yeah, chick-flicks.

bACk in GERMANY said...

Oh you guys are such movie-buffs. Alan and I have stopped going to the cinema since Bryan arrived. The last movie we caught on big screen was when my parents were in Frankfurt, and that was a disappointing "I Am Legend" that left many questions unanswered.

Now we only watch DVDs, IF we have the time and ENERGY at the end of the day.

Hey... my recent sweet romantic dupe was Katherine Heigl's 27 Dresses on video. Gee... so sad... sniff!

bACk in GERMANY said...

"I think I must be the only woman on earth who doesn't 'get' George Clooney :) Every time I see him, I think of Buzz Lightyear, those jaws you know."


I should be letting the kids watch something... They've not watched anything from the box for eons now...

Lilian said...

Yalah, so much hype about I am Legend, what a bore.

For your kids, I recommend Toy Story and Toy Story 2, they star chick-magnet George Clooney ;)

Alcovelet said...

I never saw it that way, but now that you mention it, ahahaha!!! From now on, it'll be George Lightyear everytime I see him!

I'm a movie buff for sure, but not at the movies. It used to be on planes - I'd catch the latest and even watch it a few times if I travelled within the same month, which was often the case. I don't miss that nowadays!

It's videos for us now when (more like IF) RK falls asleep before 12. The last two times, I did the stupid mistake of watching a movie after 12 and didn't go to bed till 3, and then had to wake up at 8 the following day (ok, so I did it the second time to confirm it ain't worth it!).

Lilian said...

I watch movies on the airplane too. We'll only go to the movies for major animated shows eg Kungfu Panda or major release like Indiana Jones.