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Serendipity

18 Apr

We had a bizarre videotape accident, which led to taping over the first episode of Mad Men. We didn’t notice until we sat down to watch it tonight.

In one of those happy coincidences, though, there was something English and slightly surreal on the telly. 

Go, people. Go now.

Go and rent, borrow or steal * the movie Hot Fuzz

I guarantee, you will not be disappointed. **

 

* Stealing is not an option this establishment endorses or condones.
** Bemused and a little weirded out, possibly. But therein lies the true greatness of this very very surprising fillum.

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5 Comments

Posted by on April 18, 2009 in be happy, movies

 

5 responses to “Serendipity

  1. Linnaeus

    April 19, 2009 at 12:49 am

    I have four words for you:

    Shaun of the Dead

    A zombie movie by the same crew. It’s even better.

     
  2. RacingHippo

    April 19, 2009 at 4:17 am

    It’s the swan that does it for me.

     
  3. jon

    April 19, 2009 at 5:07 am

    It’s not so good. The gags and performances are ok, the fat copper is good, but the premise and ending are predictable and unfunny. What’s especially annoying is

    spoilers of a sort

    the early technique of sharp cuts marked by loud noises is carried on throughout the entire picture. Every single cut is accompanied by an unnecessaryly loud slamming noise. It is meant to be jarring and fits the early scenes, by the middle of the film it’s bothersome and by the end oh please just give it a rest. Also, it gets quite bloody and very sweary at the end, for not purpose. It wasn’t funny and it wasn’t clever. The commentary is unbeleivable smug and self-satisfied.

    So, not that great.

     
  4. Melissa

    April 19, 2009 at 8:16 am

    Gerald, I’ve not seen Shaun of the Dead, but I think I will have to now.

    John, agreed. The swan was just the icing on the cake of Very Strange Movie.

    And Jon, clearly I am much more lowbrow than you. As a way to spend a Saturday evening, I thought it rocked. Perhaps some of the swearing was cut for TV, although there was one that made me cry with laughter. And the end violence was so over-the-top — especially the guy who impales himself — I was afraid I’d wake the kids! I saw that the DVD release is a 3-volume set, which suggests that they have a lot of stories to tell. Don’t think I’d buy it, but I did enjoy watching.

     
  5. Fraser

    April 24, 2009 at 10:51 am

    I don’t think it was cut for TV release in Australia. They don’t do that very much any more unless the original is from the US and we sometimes inherit very cut films.

     

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