Monday, February 25, 2008

Slow Zombies

Daily Hoop Conversation:
Tink: I had a dream that we committed a crime and were on the run.
Hoop: Oh yeah? What did we do?
Tink: I don't know. The dream started after we did it.
Hoop: Well, that kind of takes the fun out of it.
Tink: I know! So then we beat this random chick up so I'd feel better.
Hoop: Smooth.

Daily Hoop Conversation 2:
Tink: I had a dream that everyone was turning into zombies.
Hoop: That sucks.
Tink: Yeah, but they were slow zombies. So I just walked around them.
Hoop: Was I a zombie?
Tink: Uh huh. Then you ran off to find some food because I was immune from the zombie virus and you couldn't kill me.
Hoop: Mmmm. Brains.
Tink: And Duff (our dog) was a zombie too. Then I went to a wedding and the couple turned into zombies just as they were saying "I do". It was really sad.
Hoop: Sounds like it.
Tink: But then a priest stopped me on the way out of the chapel and gave me some green hacky sacks. He said, "Here my child. These will help you." But there were only five, so I had to use them wisely.
Hoop: Hacky sacks?
Tink: They only LOOKED like hacky sacks. If you threw them on the ground and stomped on them, they released a zombie anti-virus.
Hoop: Oh.
Tink: I tried to be slick and break one in-between the newly married couple, hoping it would cure them both. But it only cured them for a few minutes. So then I cured Duff and we went looking for you.
Hoop: Good plan.
Tink: I know.


The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Do yourself a favor and throw away your money right now. This movie was so horrible, Hoop and I stopped watching it 9/10ths of the way through. We couldn't even stand to stick around for the last ten minutes of the movie. At least twenty minutes of the film was taken up with Brad Pitt staring off into space, or at someone, who was likewise staring off into space. More than once I screamed at the screen, "DO SOMETHING!" Movies should not be this painful to watch. The real shame of it was that I insisted on buying this hunk of junk because I was sure it was going to be a keeper. Hoop and I gave this movie zero out of five sporks.

One word, HOT. Hot actors, hot action, hot superpower. Sign me up for a sequel! After a sad run of reject-movies, Hoop and I were glad to find something with a little more "oomph" in it. The movie goes quick and the special effects keep you hooked. There is definitely some charisma between Hayden Christensen and Rachel Bilson. Although I wouldn't call this the blockbuster of the year, it's definitely worth the price of admission. Hoop and I give this flick four out of five sporks.

WWC tomorrow!

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At 25 February, 2008, Blogger furiousBall said...

rachel bilson is allowed to get crumbs in my bed, just sayin'

i'm half way through the assassination of jesse james and i like it. it's slow, but decent. and you have weird elbows

At 25 February, 2008, Blogger Gordo said...

I have the Assassination downloaded (oops! Did I say that? ;-)), but just haven't watched it yet.

Hayden Christiansen makes me twitch, so I'll pass on Jumper until it's on DVD.

At 25 February, 2008, Blogger Mamalujo said...

"Then I went to a wedding and the couple turned into zombies just as they were saying "I do". It was really sad."

Hello? Ever study any Freudian psychology?

At 25 February, 2008, Blogger minijonb said...

your dreams are so much better than mine. i'm jealous!!!

At 25 February, 2008, Blogger Jen said...

Awwwww, man. . . we just bought "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford". And why did we do this? Because I said so. ***sigh*** I'm not huge on westerns, but couldn't seem to walk away from it. Now, I don't wanna see it. . .

You already read my take on "Jumper" we liked it, but it seemed super rushed and didn't seem to have the cohesion a movie usually takes on. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't the best either. Good for entertainment, for sure.

Your dreams are a lot like my dreams. The husband always listens, but somehow ends with, "you're weird." ***laughing***

At 25 February, 2008, Blogger Sparkling Red said...

Hoop wins the award for best use of "Smooth" in a sentence. And as a sentence. Smooth!

At 25 February, 2008, Blogger mamatulip said...

You have zombie dreams?

You are so cool. Don't sell your brain on Ebay.

At 25 February, 2008, Blogger Reb said...

Tink, did you at least like the scenery in Jesse James? That was all shot up here in AB, the train scene (I haven't seen it yet, so not sure what else) was filmed here in Edmonton, at Ft. Edmonton Park. I know this because the Bag Lady's hubby was an extra! Well, and the never ending news about the famous couple.

At 25 February, 2008, Blogger Jay said...

I love how you don't bother with going around and killing all the zombies with shots to the head or anything like that. You're freaking immune to them.

Not a bad superpower, by the way. I still like being invisible and able to fly, but that one ain't bad.

I have the Robert Ford movie in my NetFlix queue but I'm leaving it at the bottom cause I didn't want to commit to such a long movie. I'll probably never actually rent it now.

Jumper does look cool though.

At 25 February, 2008, Blogger Aunt Jackie said...

Wow... you are having some interesting dreams. I always enjoy the daily hoop conversations. I even thought about putting up some daily Mr. J conversations, but haven't decided yet. lol

I think the Zombie dream ties in to your wedding stress somewhere.

At 25 February, 2008, Blogger R.E.H. said...

I really enjoyed that zombie movie... oh, wait - that was your dream. How am I going to see that one. Hacky sack cure for the zombie virus... that's a winner right there!

I really want to see Jumper though, good to hear it's got your approval.

At 25 February, 2008, Blogger Chris said...

Is it zombie day in blogland or what?!

At 25 February, 2008, Blogger Jay Cam said...

hoop seems very calm about being a zombie.
personally, i would be freaked out! i'm sure brains don't taste too good. at least not raw! but with a little seasoning...
: )

At 25 February, 2008, Blogger LL said...

Hmmmm... You loved Jumper... PinTA hated it. Now I'm torn. Maybe there's a generation gap at work here. ;)

I might just have to catch it... when it comes on TV.

At 25 February, 2008, Blogger Maggie said...

Ooh I love your dreams. The green hackey sacks are awesome. Only a dream could produce that kind of logic.

At 25 February, 2008, Blogger Jo said...

I need to think of a superpower before I catch the zombie-dream virus you & Jay are spreading. Flying doesn't work for me...I either need a running start or I have to flap my arms; sometimes I fly everywhere in a laundry basket but that's problematic too.

Too bad about "Jesse James", I was hoping for a good one...I'm glad you liked "Jumper", that's on my list!

At 25 February, 2008, Blogger Alli said...

I LOVE ZOMBIES!!!! Why can't I have cool dreams like that?

At 25 February, 2008, Blogger Christy said...

So what did you eat before these dreams? And have you watched Shaun of the Dead?

At 25 February, 2008, Blogger flutter said...

Oh Hoop.

At 26 February, 2008, Blogger Jess Riley said...

I love zombie dreams!

Bummer to hear that Assn. of JJ stunk--I wanted to see that. I did like Casey Affleck in Gone, Baby Gone.

At 26 February, 2008, Blogger Peggy said...

If you were immune to the zombie virus then you could be Will Smith's girlfriend in I am Legend. Not a bad gig when everybody else in the entire world has gone zombie. I'm glad that your dream zombies were slow. Those sort of zombies are so much easier to deal with.

At 26 February, 2008, Anonymous Chatty said...

Wow! You and Hoop actually go to movies sometimes? In a theater? I'm jealous. I just found your blog because of Weekly Word Challenge (I'm entering for the first time tomorrow) but I've been reading your blog, and all I can say is - cool! My husband's motto is "we don't need no stinkin' theaters!" He rents everything from Netflix, so by the time we see anything, it has been quite some time, so nobody is talking about it around the water cooler anymore. Tonight, for instance, we watched Indiana Jones the final Quest - or something - anyway, the one with Sean Connery. It was great, but I think it dates from 1989! So, *sigh* I think it's cool that you and Hoop see current movies. BUT WAIT - don't think for a moment that the husband doesn't know who Rachel Bilson is! Oh, no, he was a loyal watcher of the O.C.! He just doesn't go to MOVIES...
And I just want to say that I think it's fantastic that you have this wonderful word/photo game every week, and I'm very happy that you let everyone play - thanks! This is going to be really fun, because I love taking pictures, and now I can actually have an excuse to do so!

At 26 February, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dream discussions. *sigh*
The thing is, you have interesting dreams...mine are so weird and convoluted that no one ever wants to discuss them!
That, or I can't remember them.
There might be some bad psychology there...

At 26 February, 2008, Blogger gr said...

zombie dog? has that movie been made yet? is there a million dollar screenplay here, what with the hacky sacks and all?

At 26 February, 2008, Blogger Christy said...

Oh yes, anything with Luke Wilson in it I have seen. He's dreamy. ;o)

P.S. Look at the life banter section of my blog.

At 26 February, 2008, Blogger Tequila Mockingbird said...

why WOULDNT hacky sacks help you? if those assholes on gilligans island had had them, they wouldve gotten off the island a lot sooner.

At 26 February, 2008, Blogger g-man said...

Wow those are some dreams. I'd say too that you might be experiencing some anxiety over the wedding. It is stressful. Hoop is a hoot.

At 26 February, 2008, Blogger janet said...

zombie dreams ... stressing much?

At 26 February, 2008, Blogger captain corky said...

Tink, What do you take before you go to sleep? I want whatever it is. ;)

At 26 February, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your mind is a wild place. It only needed sex to make it a true zombie psycho movie.


At 26 February, 2008, Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

funny dreams! LOL!

At 26 February, 2008, Blogger The Mama Bear said...

Explain my dream this weekend when Walter Mattheau and Rebecca DeMornay, plus two other actors were in the bathroom with me while I was trying to take a shower????
Can you?
See. Dreams who knows.

I so want to see Jumper, I remember before kids we used to have $$ to do things like see a movie...and then we had the 3 freeloaders, I mean adorable children who bleed us dry.

Posted my first Weekly Word Challenge, still making buttons, but made a chintzy banner for me.

At 26 February, 2008, Blogger the Bag Lady said...

Tink - tell the Bag Lady you saw her hubby in the Jesse James movie!! (He would have been the handsome one...hehehe)
We went to that movie in the theatre - there were about 14 of us in our group (family members)- because the Cowboy was an extra. There were only about 6 other people in the theatre!
By half way thru', the Bag Lady finally said "Jesus Christ, I'm gonna shoot him myself if this doesn't end soon!" The whole theatre cracked up.

At 27 February, 2008, Blogger Foo said...

I find it comforting to read about your dreams, Tink. I thought I was the only one who dreamt weird, dark shit instead of, you know, rainbows and unicorns.

I have mixed feelings about your movie reviews. On the one hand, I'm disappointed to hear that the Jesse James movie I was looking forward to is a bomb (the beauty of Netflix is that I'll order it anyway and not feel like I've lost any money if I only watch the first 15 minutes of it). On the other hand, I'm really glad that the teleporter movie was cool. My favorite comic book character, Nightcrawler, is a teleporter. Just the other night, I had a dream where I was hanging out with some superheroes, and I was a teleporter (but not Nightcrawler).

No zombies – though there was that business about some woman wearing a Hilary Clinton mask. Don't know what that was all about.


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