Thursday, August 5, 2010

Wasn't Me...

I've been on a space kick the past couple months.  I am re-watching the TV series Defying Gravity, one of my favorite new shows that ABC decided to cancel.  ABC, why do you always do this to me?  Pushing Daisies, Happy Town, Better Off Ted, Invasion, Flash Forward, Middleman (ABC Family), etc...  Congratulations ABC, I think you have now taken over the top spot for most frustrating TV station.  I am getting to the point where I am not sure why I even give you a chance because I know you will leave me hanging.  I guess you need to make room for all your Bachelor/ette/pad shows.


There are many great movies about space and space travel.  Movies that inspire, movies about the human spirit, movies that make me believe in humanity and give me hope that we aren't doomed.  I'm sure you know the ones that I am talking about: Apollo 13, 2001: A Space Oddity, The Right Stuff, From Earth to the Moon, Mission to Mars...realistic movies and movies that could be possible in the near future, not pure sci-fi like Star Trek or Star Wars.  There is always one movie that is left off the list.  In fact, most people haven't even heard of it but everyone I know that has seen it has loved it.  I first saw it about 10 years ago but forgot about it in the following years.  However, when I saw it on my friend Angie's bookshelf last week, I was very excited and knew we had to watch it soon.

This movie is of course: Rocketman starring Harland Williams (I know, you've probably never heard of it).

You may think that I am joking, but I am not (mostly).  It may not be the same kind of movie as the others but it is still great.  This is one of the funniest movies - it is like Ace Ventura in space.  You will laugh the entire time.  Idiotic humor, fart jokes, a monkey...this movie has it all.  I guarantee that you will be saying "It wasn't me..." for the next two weeks.  If you are in the mood for something fun and you have watched Borat too many times, give Rocketman a try.  Oscar winner it is not, but it will make you laugh (unless you are one of those New Yorker cartoon people, then this is too lowbrow for you).  Thanks to Angie for reminding me of this *classic*.


Lax Guy said...

Rocketman has been on my "to buy" list a long time. Unfortunately I rarely think about it when I am actually in Best Buy. It is a very underrated movie and Harlan Williams is a comedic genius. The isolation chamber scene is pure gold.
ABC pisses me off too. Better Off Ted was one of the Funniest shows on TV last year. Pushing Daisies was like a network-friendly Six Feet Under type show; pure gold. Add Carpoolers to that list, it never even got a chance to get legs. Even Cavemen was starting to look promising before they canceled it. Frankly I am amazed that Lost made it through...The Bachelor is the absolute worst reality show on the air. How can people watch that idiocy? It's basically a bunch of desperate people with stalker-like mentalities and low self esteem (despite their feigned cockiness) whoring themselves out for money. Pathetic and contrived.

Michael said...

Oh my gosh, I completely forgot about Carpoolers. That was a great show.

Never watched Cavemen...thought they were funny in 30 second slots but couldn't see watching it for 30 minutes.

I too was surprised at Lost making it. I didn't actually watch it for this reason. Just started watching it last I kind of wished I would have watched it on TV.

I suppose I guess I should be more angry at the American public for watching crap than at ABC but I don't think ABC markets or airs their shows correctly and that helps lead to their failure. Like Clerks: The Animated Series (not as good as the movie but not terrible. I remember watching the superbowl just to see this commercial and then it aired and I was like "That's it? I know tons about this and that commercial doesn't really make me want to watch it." And then it didn't air on the date the superbowl commercial said but two weeks later...then they didn't show the episodes in order, which is especially dumb in this case since the second episode is a flashback episode so it made no sense when it was shown before the first episode. I still think having a flashback episode for only one previous episode is hilarious!