March 8, 2010 by sandwichcontrol

So, last night, in the our world without cable, we did not watch the Academy Awards. We did, however, watch Where the Wild Things Are. It was totally brilliant. I couldn’t watch it everyday or anything, but it was most definitely the most beautiful film I’ve seen in a long time. Sadly, it led to a discovery of yet another act of needless 80’s movie remake.

So what had happened was, in the movie, KW’s voice actor was Lauren Ambrose. I could not place her, so I looked her up on IMDB and figured out that she was the chick on Six Feet Under. I never really watched the show, but I saw an episode here and there and know who she is. Anyway, on the front page of IMDB there was a picture of this guy who looked really familiar. Turns out he is Jeremy Renner the main character in The Hurt Locker. I recognized him from an episode of Angel where he played Angel’s protege. While looking this guy up I noticed that he was rumored to be playing Hawkeye in the Avengers movie. The mention of an Avengers movie makes me giggle like a schoolgirl, so I had to look it up. I then noticed that Chris Hemsworth is slated to play Thor. So, I look him up. Hemsworth played George Kirk, James T. Kirk’s dad, in the most recent Star Trek. He is playing Thor in the film of the same title. At this point I noticed it. A needless 80’s remake of epic proportions. Red Dawn. The brilliant film from 1984 where the Swayze and the ma-Sheen fend off an invading Soviet Army. Apparently Thor is going to fend off the commies this time as he assumes Patrick Swayze’s role of Jed. First the Karate Kid, now Red Dawn. The next thing you know, they’ll make an Aquaman movie with Lou Diamond Phillips and Ving Rhames. Oh, wait, they did. Strangely enough, they cast the guy who played Green Arrow on Smallville to play Aquaman in the movie. Weird.

What have we learned from this little experience? The innernet movie database is a scary place to go wandering around. There is no telling what you’ll find.

Well, it’s Monday again. After a beautiful weekend, it’s supposed to be rainy all day today. So much for riding my trike to work. I have no idea what Le Duke has in store for me today. I’m sure it will involve using back muscles in ways they were never intended to be used. We might be going to pick up a really really heavy piece of furniture from some of his friends. He loaned it to them so long ago that he could not remember what it looked like, even though he eats dinner over at their house all the time. We tried to get it on Friday, but we did not have the proper wheels to get it from the house to the van. I don’t even want to think about lifting it into the van. The thing weighs a ton.

Well, I need to go get ready for whatever lies ahead of me. More soon. ~SC


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