Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Oscars. Can you tell it's still Spring Training?

I don't get to watch a lot of movies. Unless they are made my Disney, Pixar, or involve light sabers, Indiana Jones, or Transformers I usually miss out unless Ang and I luck out and catch one of the Grandparents in a moment of weakness. If this happens we immediately drop the whirling dervishes off and leave a vapor trail in our wake before they come to their senses and change their minds.

To protect the innocent, actually guilty in this case, I'm not going to mention the website I stumbled across where you could watch movies online that were still in the theater; I'm pretty sure I heard a click on the phone the other day which could have been only static, but my paranoia is telling me it was the Fed's turning on the tape recorder. Anyways, I got to see "Grand Torino" (Clint was epic), Ang got to see "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (from what I saw it was a big case of the weird) and Ciera watched something with the Jonas Brothers. THAT one I avoided like the plague.

As a Red Sox fan I'm a sucker for the down trodden and the underdog. After years of being tied to the whipping post and always having Lucy pull the football away at the last minute, the Olde Towne Team finally made good. Not only once. But twice.

So tonight I hope to see the Hollywood equivalent of the Boston Red Sox kick the establishment square in the gibleys and walk away with one of those bizarre little statues.

Think of Sean Penn, THE Clint Eastwood, and Brad Pitt as the MFY.

Look at Mickey Rourke and think ALCS 2004.


Tex said...

i have YET to finish watching a movie on that site.

HorshamScouse said...

//Look at Mickey Rourke//
Can't do it, Ted. Since whatever plastic surgery/botox/fight damage he inflicted on himself, I can't bear to look at him.

Ted D said...

Tex, I think they shut it down. Tried to watch something last weekend and couldn't get it to pull up.

John, he really looks completely different. But he was fantastic in "The Wrestler".

HorshamScouse said...

Was that Alexis at SG pointed me there yesterday and it ran but said it wasn't available outside the US.

Ted D said...

Not Hulu, John. I can't find it now since they took it down. Ironically, Ciera found it.

HorshamScouse said...

If you're in Firefox, check out History/Show All History.

(Don't know where it is in IE.)

Ted D said...

I'll try and find it for you John.

Beth said...

I looked at a couple of films over the weekend on that site. It was clear to me that some of them had been filmed on a video camera in the theater - really poor quality on Twilight, for ex. It can't be legal!

Oh, and Mickey Rourke - ew!

Ted D said...

Beth, I watched "Gran Torino" and it was a perfect copy but some others you could hear people coughing, eating, etc.. I'm pretty sure it's not legal!

I like the comeback story, Beth. I'm a sucker that way. ;)