Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Movie Review

Fun with Dick and Jane - The funniest part about this review will be how Blockbuster has once again screwed up. If you'll remember a few months back we received a $45 credit from Blockbuster by mistake. The kid at the counter argued that it was in fact my credit and he'd be happy to put it on a gift card, but either way it was staying on my account. Great. $45 in free Blockbuster stuff. I bought a few movies and we used the rest on rentals. I still have a few bucks left on it. Recently they sent us a coupon for a $1.99 rental any movie in the store. So we rented Fun with Dick and Jane and we used this gift card. For those just tuning in, Blockbuster has paid us to take movies, and is now offering us discount coupons so the $45 error they made in our favor is going further than it normally would. Thanks again Blockbuster. If you can screw up again soon that would be great.

On to the movie. I had heard the movie was a remake, but that doesn't matter. It's sortof funny, but it isn't the comedy of the year we'd been told it was. It was a pretty decent story, with a happy ending, and it will make you laugh in a few places but I wouldn't go out of your way to see it. It's not your typical Jim Carrey humor so a lot of it is pretty funny. I thought. I didn't make a back-up copy of it before we returned it because I'll probably never sit down and watch it again. That's my review in a nutshell.

As for the rest of the week, the Jeep is still in the shop where it has been for almost seven days now. I think I finally have their attention as they've gone from calling me sir to by name. Yesterday I administered them an ass chewing that I was going to blog about but did not. If you really want to hear the story I can tell you. In short, they suck, I win. Later this week we're doing experimental photography for Tiffany's My Space page. No, nothing pornographic, but we're trying some multiplicity and vintage styled headshots. If they turn out well, I'll post the pictures here. If they don't, you'll never know. I hope everyone else is having a good week. The wife is in class late tonight so I'm having dinner alone. I'm thinking Peanut Butter and Potato Chip sandwiches sound good to me. I guess if no one is watching I can throw in some marshmellows too right?


I wish I had read that before. Arrived from Netflix yesterday.
posted by Blogger Jenn at 8:18 PM  
Sorry Hooters. You might like it, it's not a bad movie. Maybe even worth a Netflix. We get Hostel tomorrow...I can't wait!
posted by Blogger Raul Duke at 9:59 PM  
We've got that movie in the mailbox waiting on us, so I hope I like it more than you did.
posted by Blogger Chas at 8:08 PM  
So what's up with the Jeep? Nothing serious I hope.
posted by Blogger Chris D. at 9:06 AM  
Naa, just an ABS sensor that I don't have the tools to replace. They got in one that was bad and the other one had to come from detroit. Don't think it has arrived yet so I'll have another weekend without it. The good news is right now it's getting great gas mileage.
posted by Blogger Raul Duke at 11:54 AM  
We watched this movie last night, and we both liked it a lot.
posted by Blogger Chas at 3:43 PM  
I didn't say I hated it, but it's not something I'd watch again and again. I'm glad you guys liked it as it was funny in parts. I guess I was just let down because we'd heard it was one of the funniest movies ever made.
posted by Blogger Raul Duke at 10:26 PM  

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