June 19th, 2009

Fairytales (John)

Weird Urges

For some reason I am seriously jonsing to watch Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. I have never understood why people put it down, or Kevin Costner. While I don't enjoy all of his movies, I still think he's a damn good actor. I know that people will give 101 aesthetic reasons why they don't like him, but I don't care about that type of thing. I look at how he portrays the character and if he brings it home for me in the story. I've enjoyed more of his movies since he started doing darker, harder characters. Not that I don't enjoy his more light-hearted roles, like Field of Dreams.

I think the only movie of his I haven't seen is Bull Durham, I hear it's a great movie but I honestly can't stand most baseball flicks (but I will beat you if you try and stop me from watching The Natural *g*), and Fandango. Though I did try and watch the latter one but the acting in it from everyone is so bad (very immature, nowhere near honed as it is now).

But Robin Hood is one of his light-hearted roles that I enjoy the fuck out of, for several reasons:
1. I love movies with sword fighting, particularly if they have a 'gritty' look. It's more realistic.
2. Morgan Freeman (that's it. no other reason that that. he is the fucking man)
3. Really cool treehouses. :D
4. Alan Rickman as the Sheriff of Nottingham. Dude, I remember that I could not believe that was the same guy as in Die Hard. So I searched through my collection of TVGuides (obviously pre-internet, it was 1991) until I found a description of Die Hard and saw his name in the credits. And I loved him more.

5. Favorite Quotes:
I just find this a wonderful scene and it makes smile every time.
Azeem: Salaam, little one.
Small Girl: Did God paint you?
Azeem: Did God paint me?
[laughs]
Azeem: For certain.
Small Girl: Why?
Azeem: Because Allah loves wondrous varieties.

This will never stop being funny.
Sheriff of Nottingham: Wait a minute. Robin Hood steals money from my pocket, forcing me to hurt the public, and they love him for it?
[Scribe nods]
Sheriff of Nottingham: That's it then. Cancel the kitchen scraps for lepers and orphans, no more merciful beheadings, and call off Christmas.


Will Scarlett (Christian Slater) saying, "Fuck me, he cleared it!", when Robin and Azeem were successfully catapulted over the wall.

So yeah... I'd definitely say that's jonsing.

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EvOL Bastard (Einstein)

Got a funny story for you.

M called earlier and mentioned that the ex-SiL got a 'new' car finally, convertible. Well, her and the boyfriend were driving and she hadn't realized the headlights didn't come on automatically and they were pulled over.

*after running her license*
cop: I see you're a drug user. Got any drugs on you?
exSiL: No.

*to the boyfriend*
cop: Got any drugs on you?
BF: No.

He then makes them get out of the car and frisks them, telling the ex-SiL that it'll be a $170 fine for driving with no headlights, and then he searches the car. When nothing was found he just jumped back in his car and took off without saying another word, not even writing her that ticket.

For one thing, the car still has the temp tag on it so it's obvious that she'd be telling the truth about not realizing it about the headlights since the majority of cars do have that feature. Another thing, it wouldn't say on her driving record that she was a drug user, a shitty driver for sure, but not a drug user since she's never been arrested for drugs.

Cops around here suck ass and there's no way for her to report the behavior since he didn't give her any paperwork or card with his name on it.

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