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September 15th, 2005

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11:57 pm - 6:5 When he opened the third seal, I saw there shrinkwrapped a copy of Mac and Me.
I got paid today.

Generally when I get paid I make a short excursion to Best Buy or some such place to test my self-restraint in front of the DVD section.

I went to One of Those Stores and they were selling Mac and Me on DVD. Remember Mac and Me? 'course you don't. It was an incredibly mediocre film. It's a 90 minute McDonald's commercial (complete with Coke-addicted alien (that's Coke, the beverage, not coke, the drug which probably inspired Mac and Me) masquerading as a slightly cuter version of ET for kids too slow to appreciate the real thing. The TV previews featured a bunch of kids bragging about how many times they'd seen it ("Thirty seven! In a row!"). The centerpiece of the film is a dance sequence in McDonalds featuring good ol' Ronald McDonald. Choreography fetishists might read that sentence and try to imagine what incredible feats of footwork Ronnie was doing, but you miss my point: The film culminates in the dance scene which, as far as Hollywood dance scenes go, is at or below average..

Admittedly I liked Mac and Me the first time I saw it, but in my defense I was nine. Two years later the only redeeming quality I could find in the film was that if you squint hard, you can spot the Catty Kathy Garbage Pail Kid on the main character's wall.

Apparently Mac and Me has been out since April, but I didn't know because it's one of those things you just don't look for.

I understand, of course, that film distribution rights can be complicated and cost-prohibitive to obtain, but lots of good stuff is still not available on DVD. Twice Upon a Time? Max Headroom? Shock Treatment??? No, no, and of course not. Nobody wanted a DVD edition of Mac and Me. Nobody. I'd buy "Manos" The Hands of Fate or Robot Monster before I'd ever watch Mac and Me again for free.

Well, actually, I kinda did buy Manos a few years back... And I kind of like it, if only because it's inept, not actually evil.

At least all four Killer Tomatoes movies are out now...
Current Mood: angrydisgusted
Current Music: Echo and the Bunny Men -- The Killing Moon

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Date:September 16th, 2005 10:36 pm (UTC)
everything ever made ever will be on DVD.

Unfortunately, many of my favorite movies and TV shows (Twin Peaks, Twice Upon a Time...) are tied up in ownership disputes, and don't look as if they're coming out anytime soon, if ever. I will be picking up the Masters of the Universe and Dangermouse sets for the nostalgia factor, though. I used to love those shows, and I think the "best of" idea for Masters of the Universe was a great move. I could never justify spending $40/season on that cartoon, but it's one of a small number of shows where owning a few choice episodes would be preferable to the entire series.

I like Songs for Silverman, but I guess I'm alone in that.
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Date:September 16th, 2005 11:40 pm (UTC)
I like it more than I did when I first listened to it (Jesusland is starting to grow on me). I hate that I had to watch the DVD to understand what any of the songs meant.

Musically, most of the songs don't do anything for me. Sadie's pretty good, though, but so is the song about his son.

6:5 When he opened the third seal, I saw there shrinkwrapped a copy of Mac and Me. - Garmonbozia for the soul.

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