Saturday, February 7, 2009

At least I (sort of) didn't pick the crummy movie this time

Last night was pretty laid back here in the Sturghouse, so J and I decided to rent a movie AND a Wii game. Par-TAY!

When we got our Wii, we joked that we can't really afford to buy any games for it.

It's funny because it's true.

And now we know that we can't afford to RENT them either! Dang, those things are NOT cheap. Or maybe I am. Either way, that little sucker cost 8 bucks ("Don't say 'bucks.' It's not ladylike." -Michael Scott) AND we have to return it.

After "Micah" played his Wii game (Ratatouille- and I use air quotes b/c I think J. is really the one who played it under the guise of "helping Micah learn") the little angels went to bed and J. and I watched The Happening, which is the latest M. Night Shyamalan flick.

And yes, I realize it came out like years ago or something, but I never claimed to be cinematic connoisseur (I had to look up how to spell that).

I think I've mentioned before that I'm challenged in the area of movie selection. Cinematically challenged? I always pick a total sleeper or otherwise craptastic movie.

But it wasn't completely me this time. See, a few hours earlier, I was sitting in the hoopty mini-van with our 2 youngest angels, rather than dragging all 3 kiddos into the movie store where their 6 little grabby mittens suddenly seem to turn into 6,000, and J. called me to see if I was down with renting The Happening.

Let the record show that, although I wanted to see the movie (red flag alert right there), I warned him that I had heard it was kind of stupid and we might be disappointed. However, we decided to make that determination for ourselves.

And The Happening met our sub-standard expectations. In that it was a sub-standard movie.

**Spoiler alert!! If you think you may fail to heed my warning and rent this show anyhow, don't read further!**

Basically, the plants and trees get all their collective undies in a bundle because of the poor way they are being treated by humankind and start poisoning the air and it makes all who breathe it want to commit suicide. Seriously? The plants are mad? I'm no ecologist, but give me a freakin' break. Seriously.

Clearly sci-fi is NOT my genre.

But my point is that the main actor is Mark Wahlburg AKA Marky Mark (minus the Funky Bunch). About halfway through the movie, J. reminded me of the SNL skit "Mark Wahlberg Talks to Animals" starring Andy Samberg as Marky Mark. We found it on the internets pretty quickly and I'll be darned if Marky Mark didn't sound JUST LIKE THAT throughout the whole movie. It might have ruined the rest of the show for me if 1) the movie had actually been any good to start with or 2) it wasn't so stinkin' funny.

So tonight, I leave you with "Mark Wahlberg Talk to Animals."

Say hi to your mother for me!


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  2. ok- the happening was the WORST -and only bad M. Night movie. man, i was so disappointed.

  3. Thanks for the warning. Its one of those films that I say to myself, "Next time we rent movies, I'll get that one" and then when "next time" arrives, I stand in the rental store going, "I know there was something I wanted to see...but can't for the life of me remember what it is"
    I had seen that SNL skit before, but didn't completely get where it was coming it in reference to that movie?

  4. @ Jen- Welcome to SITS!! And I might just take you up on the banner offer! How sweet!

    @ Tracey- Did you see The Lady in the Water or whatever his other one was? I haven't seen that one, but I've seen all the others and liked them.

    @ Denyse- I do that ALL.THE.TIME. Can never remember what I "wanted" to see. I don't think the skit is in reference to the movie, but it's a spot on Mark Wahlberg impression. Pretty much how he acts and "acts."

  5. Thanks for stopping by! It's fun to make new blog buddies!

    I LOVED that SNL skit- I fell asleep that night watching it, but my hubby laughed so hard, he loved it so much he had to show me- so we pulled it up on youtube. haha good times!


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