Saturday, March 01, 2008

DVD Collection Parts 17 & 18

Old School

Rating: 90

Plot summary: Mitch comes home from a business trip, only to find that his girlfriend is a certified freak who enjoys, ahem, relations with multiple "guests." Bummed by the whole thing, he moves out and buys a house on a college campus. To help release Mitch "into the wild," his friends Beanie and Frank (okay, okay...mostly Beanie) organize Mitch-a-palooza. The party goes over so well that Beanie and Frank (okay, okay...mostly Beanie) decide to start their own fraternity, using Mitch's house as a homebase. Initially reluctant to accept it, Mitch eventually embraces his role as "the godfather," leading a mismatched group of miscreants and outcasts to fight for their very existence. Bonus appearances by Craig Kilborn, Andy Dick, and Will Ferrell's nude posterior.

Favorite Quote 1: "Frank the Tank! Frank the Tank!"
Favorite Quote 2: "Honey, do you think KFC's still open?"
Favorite Quote 3: "True love is hard to find, sometimes you think you have true love and then you catch the early flight home from San Diego and a couple of nude people jump out of your bathroom blindfolded like a goddamn magic show ready to double team your girlfriend..."
Favorite Quote 4: "Earmuffs."
Favorite Quote 5: "Well, um, actually a pretty nice little Saturday, we're going to go to Home Depot. Yeah, buy some wallpaper, maybe get some flooring, stuff like that. Maybe Bed, Bath, & Beyond, I don't know, I don't know if we'll have enough time."
Favorite Quote 6: "I'm just trying to make a point, Frank. You don't have to celebrate it."
Favorite Quote 7: "You're my boy, Blue! You're my boy!"
Favorite Quote 8: "You're crazy, man. You're crazy. I like you, but you're crazy."

Odd acquisition story: I had nothing to do with buying this. Although it's truly one of the funniest movies I've seen in a while, my friend Jan purchased it as a Christmas gift. Hmmm...anyone else think I should change "odd acquisition story" simply to "acquisition story?" I'll put it under advisement. And...shouldn't this go under the "lingering questions" category?

Lingering questions: Why does stupid Andy Dick have to crop up in movies like this and Zoolander? Does anyone actually find that guy funny? I know I don't! What ever happened to Craig Kilborn? I know he pretty much played himself in this particular movie, but he was pretty entertaining. Just how late is KFC open?

Best of SNL: Christopher Walken

Rating:
150

Plot summary: Christopher Walken stars in a ton of different Saturday Night Live skits. Standout sketches include "The Continental," "Pranksters," the one where Mr. Walken is the captain of an ill-fated sea voyage, "Behind the Music: Blue Oyster Cult" (best known for "more cowbell"), a Mango sketch, "Ed Glosser: Trivial Pyschic," and one in which Mr. Walken tries to "help" a census bureau worker played by Tim Meadows.

Favorite Quote 1: "There's no stopping the bird attacks!"
Favorite Quote 2: "I've got a fever. And the only prescription is more cowbell!"
Favorite Quote 3: "We know that NOW. It's easy to say that NOW!"
Favorite Quote 4: "Again, I'd like to apologize for the gay stuff."
Favorite Quote 5: "I pranked him to death with a tire iron!"
Favorite Quote 6: "At that lunch...you're gonna treat yourself to a vanilla ice cream...you're gonna eat it too fast...you're gonna get an ice cream headache...it's gonna hurt...real bad. Right...here...for eight, nine seconds."

Odd acquisition story: I bought this one on a whim because I like Christopher Walken. It's probably the best sub-$10 purchase I've ever made. Simply put, I'm obsessed with this disc. Need proof? Check out this post, this one, this one, and this one.

Lingering questions: Is there anything Christopher Walken won't do? Has anyone seen any skit take a sharper left turn into hilarity as the "Pranksters" skit? That thing starts out so stupidly...then Walken comes on and blows us all away! Are you taking lovers walks? Well, are you?

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