The Funniest Joke in the World
This is for you, Mike:
My name is Bob. My friend Justin and I are aspiring filmmakers and we have pretty similar tastes in movies. This will include our take on what's going on in film and television today as well as updating you on the status of our own work.
Well here they are. Some I agree with, some I don't, some I haven't gotten to see yet. I can say without hesitation that the Bob Award nominations ain't gonna look like this:
Possibly the greatest bit of inspired lunacy in the history of Monty Python. Blows "SNL" and "Mad TV" away:
Reviews of "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer" and "Notes on a Scandal."
I'm just gonna say it. This is one of the best films of 2006.
Last fall I gave you several updates on the status of the release (or lack thereof) of the new film from Mike Judge, "Idiocracy." FOX didn't release a trailer, gave the film no advertising of any kind and dropped it in a few theaters in Los Angeles and throughout Judge's home state of Texas for about two or three weeks in September. The movie came and went with little notice, not due to a lack of quality, but simply because few knew it even existed. But I kept looking for it, hoping against hope it would make its way to even one screen in the Seattle area. It never did. So this morning I headed over to Fred Meyer, and I can only assume I was the first person who bought it there. I hope it's sold a few more copies since.
Decide which is funnier. The real thing done with complete seriousness, or Michael Cera's (George-Michael on "Arrested Development") parody. Look for Martin Starr (Bill on "Freaks and Geeks") in Cera's:
Yes kids, I'm going to once again speak of the virtues of the greatest film of all-time, Bruce Robinson's "Withnail and I." Why do I love it so much? Why does anybody? There's no plot, it looks as though it were made for television, but there's just something about it. If there's a film out there that is more quotable I'd be stupefied. If there is a better moment than Withnail demanding "finest wines available to humanity," well then I'll eat my hat. (Not literally, but hey, I like the saying, "I'll eat my hat." It's underused in present day society. If I'd lived in the Great Depression I'd have heard it all the time. Probably would have gotten sick of it. Because you see, cliches and catch phrases...Oh....Oh, I'm sorry. Now I've gone off onto a tangent about hat eating. It's terrible really. Sometimes you just get started and you can't stop. Oh, and I'm still inside parentheses. I must really do something about that.) There. That's better.