February 7, 2010

HouseSitter Revisited...

Today I re-watched HouseSitter (1992) starring Steve Martin. I could not help but think how similar his character Newton Davis was to the character Adam that he plays in It's Complicated (2009)...the shy heart broken architect. I mean we are talking your typical nice guy. I'm wondering if we are just at this point for Steve Martin where he either can't remember the roles he has played, is completely aware of the repeat action or has just given up and would rather go with what he knows then try something new. Disappointing.

Six Degrees of Eliza Dushku...Kinda...

Recently I had the luxury of re-watching some older movies that I hadn't thought about in a while. I came up with a few interesting connections and observations. I know that this will get a little in the weeds like Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, but bare with me.

I first watched The Haunting (1999) and noticed that Owen Wilson's character was coincidentally named Luke, the name of his brother (i.e. Luke Wilson).

Next I watched The New Guy (2002), which has one of my favorite young actresses, Eliza Dushku. I've liked her ever since Soul Survivors (2001), (co-starring Luke Wilson).

The last movie I watched was the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992). Do you get where I am going with this? Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson and Eliza Dushku were not in this movie, but it does link to The New Guy. There is a scene in BTVS the movie where the cheerleaders perform the cheer "How funky is your chicken? How funky is your chicken? How loose is your goose? Our goose is totally loose! So come on all you Hog fans, so come on all you Hog fans and shake your caboose, and shake your caboose!" This exact cheer is replicated by cheerleaders in The New Guy and is lead by Eliza Dushku. She previously played a cheerleader in Bring It On (2000).

If we want to delve even deeper into the crazy connections between BTVS the movie and Eliza Dushku you go for the obvious link. She played Faith Lehane on the BTVS show from 1998-2007. All in all this weekend proved mentally stimulating and although I'm not sure anyone is going to understand what I have just blogged.

January 30, 2010

Grandma's Boy Revisited...

It just occurred to me that Kevin Nealon's character Mr. Cheezle from Grandma's Boy (2006) is oddly similar to Steve Martin's character Barry in Baby Mama (2008). Just saying, kind of a huge let down....as if the Baby Mama wasn't bad enough. Rip off!

January 13, 2010

Currently Playing...

In the spirit of Dr. Jerz's EL 250 class I thought I would list the games I am currently playing. It's hard to believe that I took the class back in 2006.

Resident Evil Outbreak
Resident Evil Code Veronica
History Channel’s Civil War: A Nation Divided
Delta Force Black Hawk Down

Clive Barker’s Jericho

November 28, 2009

Marvel Zombies...

I recently discovered the Marvel Zombies series. I wouldn't mind dressing up as one of the characters for Comic-Con, Wonder Con or a similar convention.

Click to enlarge
minimates_marvel_zombies_wave_1.jpgClick here to watch a cool fan made Marvel Zombies video. I was very impressed.