Sunday, August 06, 2006

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang = Fun Fun
See my front porch? This is where I had planned to spend my entire long weekend and here it is Sunday at ... what ... 5:00, and I still haven't ventured anywhere near the place.
Oh boohoo I have such a hard life, you are no doubt thinking. And you would be correct, so nuff complaining. I'm almost done getting Eva's crap ready for camp, the weather is definitely starting to warmup after the furnace kicking in the other morning, Jerry is smoking some ribs on the bbq (an experiment - I'll keep you posted) and I'm figuring that once I kick Sputnik out of my spot (don't cats know how to relax better than anybody?), I'll settle down with my new music magazines that I have still only glanced through, or the Chuck Palahniuk book (Ghost) which I am reading - lord he's a weird, but entertaining, fucker. And then you will see what is meant by the word relax.
Last night we rented the film Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Have you seen it? We howled throughout the entire thing. It is full of zingy very clever one-liners. I was almost afraid to laugh in fear of missing the next one, because they are just thrown away. I love it when a film is so clever and so full of witticisms that they can afford to just throw them away like that. Nothing worse than a one-joke movie, in my opinion. And I always like a film that breaks through the fourth wall, as well.
Opinions please. Apologies if you don't live in Canada and don't know who I am talking about, but Val Kilmer as Gay Perry in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Chris Hyndman from the Designer Guys - separated at birth, or what? And it's not just the gay factor either - they actually do look alike, especially since Kilmer is rather burly as Gay Perry. What do you think - am I full of shit or am I onto something here?
And can I just say how happy I am that Robert Downey Jr has gotten cleaned up and straightened out, because he does a great job as Harry - the narrator - he has too much talent to waste as a waster.
Without giving away any essential plotlines, check out some of these lines from Kiss Kiss Bang Bang:
Perry: Look up idiot in the dictionary. You know what you'll find?
Harry: A picture of me?
Perry: No! The definition of idiot. Which you fucking are!
**
Perry: [to the camera] To all you good people in the Midwest, sorry we said "fuck" so much.
**
Perry: He called her a... well, a bad word. [pause]
Perry: Cunt.
**
Harry: I peed on the corpse. Can they do, like, and ID from that?
Perry: I'm sorry, you peed on...?
Harry: On the corpse. My question is...
Perry: No, my question. I get to go first. Why in pluperfect hell would you pee on corpse?
**
Harry: Umm, clearly I'm interrupting. I feel badly. Let me... What are you drinking?
Harmony: Bad.
Harry: Bad? Sorry.. feel...?
Harmony: You feel bad.
Harry: Bad?
Harmony: Badly is an adverb. So to say you feel badly would be saying that the mechanism which allows you to feel is broken.
**
Perry: Go. Sleep badly. Any questions, hesitate to call.
Harry: Bad.
Perry: Excuse me?
Harry: Sleep bad. Otherwise it makes it seem like the mechanism that allows you to sleep...
Perry: What, fuckhead? Badly's an adverb. Who taught you grammar? Get out. Vanish.
***
There. Don't you feel refreshed after reading those?
I know I do.

19 comments:

Barbara said...

Oh Barbara B. you relax now you deserve it. My brother Nick did something really nice for me... he put in 3 times the memory into my computer and fixed it all up so it goes really really fast.... I am zooming all over the net in record speeds.... gotta go see how fast this baby can load up now.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Yay for fast-loading computers Barbara W. Nothing I hate more than sitting there going "come on, load. LOAD! It's been, like ... 5 seconds already!"
Nothing is ever fast enough, you'll see.

mellowlee said...

I absolutely MUST see this movie now! Awesome review!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Oh it's so funny, Mellowlee! I'd watch it again right now.

She's Crafty said...

Gotta love a movie that makes you laugh! I am going to have to rent this for sure.
I sent you a pic of George w/ Joe Strummer from myspace, hope it links up ok nonspacer! ;)
I am listening to an unknown cd that is in my music at my folks place. It isn't anything I own myself, its good, but I have no idea. What a mystery? Very interesting. Will have to find out when the parents get back tommorrow!

She's Crafty said...

That sister of mine...the mystery CD is Arcitecture in Helsinki! It took me long enough to catch on.
Good old Google!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I used Eva's account to look at the pic, Sarah. Thanks. Doesn't it just break your heart? Joe Strummer looked exactly the same right to the very end.

aha - Architecture in Helsinki. I've never heard their music - but have always liked the name.

Ariel S. Hyre said...

SG-1 flashback! Now I have to see that movie. And give Sputnik a pet from me. I've always wanted to be a cat. *purrs*

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Consider her patted, Minty. Wouldn't it be super to be a cat? Or an otter?

tydes said...

I'd never heard of that movie before and then someone told me about it and who was in it and I asked... how the hell did I not hear about this movie. But I still haven't watched it.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I know, it's been released on a very low-key basis, Jeff, which is a shame because it's brilliant. But sometimes I like having a film which nobody else has seen...
But with you I will share - see it!

Ben said...

So what happened with the ribs Barbara ?

Were they good ?

Barbara said...

Most women would like to be cats and most men would like to be birds if re-incarnated... I know I would love to be George's cat. But then again maybe not... I bet his cats are mad at him for being away so long. Poor kitties...

kees said...

Yeah great film, I wanted to marry Val Kilmer once upon a time, I've seen Willow more times than is healthy. Very funny.

Jas Bhambra said...

Seems like a good fun movie. The one-liners are hilarious. Must rent this movie.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

The ribs were good, Ben! Except everything smelled like apple wood smoke afterward. I went to the grocery store yesterday and was standing in line thinking "somebody smells like wood smoke" and then realised it was me.

That actually makes sense, Barbara W, as most women probably figure they've already spent one lifetime looking after other people's needs and now it's their turn to lie around in the sun, while men just want the freedom to get the hell out of there.
Wonder what that says about those of us who want to come back as an otter?

You don't want to marry Val anymore, Kees? I'm sure he would be very hurt to hear that.

It's a riot, Jas. How was your holiday?

phlegmfatale said...

That dialogue is incredibly funny - can't wait to see that meself!

BWH999 said...

I got to meet Shane Black yesterday. I just kind of sat and stared.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I need to see it again too, Phlegmfatale. I'm sure I missed half of what was said.

You do hang with the big guns, bwh!
I'd be afraid to say anything to him, because my dialogue does not keep up to that in his film.