Harold & Kumar go babysitting

Thought I wouldn’t have any internet access tonight, but, lo-and-behold, the neighbors have an open wireless network. Thanks, neighbors. Evening of fun with my nephew went pretty well — we really only had about two hours together, maybe a little less, because he went to bed (for the second time, and for good) at 8:30 — which means he didn’t get to watch the end of Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle , but I’ll catch him up on it in the morning.

There’s a sharp contrast right now in the, hm, genre? taste? of the movies I’ve seen so far in the cinema this year and those I’ve seen on video.

On video, last three (only three, actually):
1. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy
2. Wimbledon
3. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

In theaters, just saw:
13. A Very Long Engagement.
And tomorrow, barring hell or high water: 14. Vera Drake.

What can I say? I’d much rather see Racing Stripes again that watch Wimbledon another time, but my sister rented it and so, it was free. Also, Harold & Kumar really made me laugh. I compare it, sort of, to a cross between Office Space and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Van Wilder. I have Punch Drunk Love out to watch sometime in the next week, as well, and I’m really going to do it, this time.

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6 Responses to Harold & Kumar go babysitting

  1. tmseay says:

    Curiously, I rather enjoyed Wimbledon. Not great cinema by any means, but I thought it pretty fun fluff — maybe because I felt a lot of sympathy for the main character?

  2. webcowgirl says:

    I hope you love Vera Drake as much as I did.

  3. kepkanation says:

    My main objection to Wimbledon was Kirsten Dunst — character and performance, really. She tends to disappoint me, which is probably my fault for having expectations. Though yes, I did like the guy, AND his family — and I’ll give the film some credit for making him quit *despite* winning. So maybe I was being too harsh before.

  4. kepkanation says:

    OH MAN. I was a little bit destroyed by that movie. It was amazing. I think I might sob if Imelda Staunton doesn’t win the Oscar.

  5. simplelyric says:

    I seem to like Paul Bettany every time I see him, but the close-ups + voiceovers in Wimbledon were weird. Also, I seem to dislike Kirsten Dunst every time I see her. I don’t think she’s a bad actress, but she grates on my nerves. In that movie, I couldn’t figure out why we or PB’s character were possibly supposed to like her as a person.

    I didn’t enjoy Punch Drunk Love. However, I saw it with my parents, who went into it not expecting to like it and came out hating it, so different company might’ve improved my appreciation of it.

    I’ve yet to find anyone who shares my underwhelmed and generally unamused feelings about Office Space. Some parts of it worked for me, but most didn’t.

    Bizarrely, I’m not positive I’d previously even heard of A Very Long Engagement.

  6. kepkanation says:

    In that movie, I couldn’t figure out why we or PB’s character were possibly supposed to like her as a person.

    There it is, you’ve figured out what I didn’t like.

    I want to like Punch Drunk Love because I want to like Paul Thomas Anderson after Magnolia. And Office Space — it’s become part of the Kepka lexicon, in a way, with things like the severe beating of the office fax machine and the guy who burns down the building over a stapler figuring prominently into many conversations.

    I went to see A Very Long Engagement with a friend who had seen and loved Amelie, and she said it’s a pretty good comparision, at least in that many of the actors are the same.

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