Posts Tagged ‘freaks’

Boondock Saints (2000) – wild schtuff….

Sat ,04/04/2020

Amid the various show-bingeing going on at present, we watched Boondock Saints last night. Crazy movie, ridiculous violence, but entertaining nonetheless despite its age (1999). And they do well with nearly a complete no-name cast, save for Willem Dafoe, Billy Connolly definitely playing against type, and (if you know who he is), Ron Jeremy in a bit part.

Basically this is a vigilante movie of another stripe – here, two Irish guys from South Boston go on a killing spree, wacking lots of heavy hitters in the various Boston Mafia clans (Russian, Italian, you name it). The movie doesn’t have a positive view of the Boston police for sure (Willem Dafoe is the FBI agent who gives them their marching orders) and it’s pretty gritty generally.

There are also some pretty crazy scenes in this movie and at least a couple notable stunts. While it’s nothing you haven’t seen before, if you’ve ever watched ANY gangster movie or movies with big shootout scenes (a la The Matrix of the same year as this movie but far less blood) and while the climatic scene to us simply didn’t work, it’s still a great ride, even if it veers into weird territory several times (You have to kind of figure out what’s going on at the start for a bit, it doesn’t really have much of an intro, kind of like jumping into a moving car, plotwise – and Willem Dafoe has a multi-layered character, to be sure).

Given the amount of blood flying around is not really less than say, Zatoichi, Snatch or In Bruges, or other similar over-the-top style fight/samurai movies, i’d definitely NOT recommend watching this with any kids. Enjoy!

Too funny….

Sat ,21/03/2020

the Goldfinger comment about the cafeteria workers is priceless 🙂

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funny…..

Sat ,25/01/2020

Pretty great impression!

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RIP, Old Woman….

Wed ,22/01/2020

One of the all time funniest people has passed – rest in peace.

Terry Jones, 77; charter member of Monty Python comedy team

A sampling:

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oh, Ken Jennings…

Thu ,16/01/2020

not a Jeopardy geek but these are good reads – kudos to Ken!

Ken Jennings Is Jeopardy!’s Greatest Player of All Time

Ken Jennings Didn’t Want to Compete in Jeopardy’s Big Tournament, ‘Which Sure Looks Pretty Dumb Now’

Brad Rutter on Buzzers, Strategy, and Why He Lost Jeopardy!’s Greatest of All Time Tournament

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Jack Sheldon, RIP

Thu ,02/01/2020

Jazz great Jack Sheldon, the voice of Schoolhouse Rock!, RIP

RIP. Of course my fave work is the Simpsons version of I’m Just A Bill, included below too 🙂

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Merry Christmas!

Wed ,25/12/2019

From Oz:

and America:

B5….a bit more

Sun ,22/12/2019

interesting side issue, following up on yesterday’s DS9 post – I didn’t really watch B5 in its original run, then watched it on my buddy’s DVDs several years ago, then a couple years ago rewatched it all. On DVD it holds up fairly well – it’s obviously lower budget than DS9 was, and while the overall plot holds up, there are definitely lame moments from time to time (DS9 wasn’t completely immune to this problem either, but barring the Vic Fontaine aspect near the end, at least they didn’t resort to the holodeck every time they ran out of ideas – TNG, I’m looking at YOU).

Anyway, interesting read to be sure…and F people who don’t realize the impact of the Amiga computer – Ask Spielberg and Jurassic Park on that one among many, many others 🙂

‘Babylon 5’ is great, so why does it look so bad?

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weird….

Sat ,02/11/2019

as seen originally on Boing Boing – pretty weird. definitely a Yellow Submarine vibe, among others…

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wow.

Sat ,28/09/2019

old clip – 1971(!) I think, but has no less impact. I’ve never read any Norman Mailer books, and the only other time i’ve seen him speak was in the When We Were Kings movie, where it was benign. But here, he comes across as ten sides of a supreme, egomaniacal JACKASS. Especially with the gray fake-fro and the go-go boots!? Moreover (not completely clear, not being there in person) but the camera makes him often look like he’s staring at nothing when he speaks, but he’s probably looking at Gore Vidal or the other woman.

Although in the end it largely has no effect on him, his ego force-field obviously protects him from really LISTENING to anything they say to him – each of the others really lands several zingers, including Cavett (but sorry Dick, that hair really looks glued-on? yipes!)

in any event, if you can last through this thing, barring NM’s last speech (which is arguably less obnoxious than most of what he says), this is quite the show….!

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