Sunday, April 26, 2009

My Weekend, through movies.

This weekend I was working on a sewing project that I have long procrastinated finishing because I made a mistake and would have to attack the piece with a seam ripper, a lot. I am the kind of person that likes to have movies on when I am doing things, but unfortunately, due to poor planning, I had no netflix at home for the weekend. So, what did I watch when I was ripping out my misplaced seam? Why, the last forty minutes of Encino Man and Short Circuit, of course.

Before you judge me (TOO LATE) I should probably tell you that I watched Encino Man because I have a secret [shh] celebrity crush on Brendan Fraser and hadn't seen it since it was in theaters originally. (And for all of you Portland dwellers, I watched it at the old Tanasbourne Mall theater, long before Evergreen Parkway moved in.)


And Short Circuit, come on, it was on on-demand, and who doesn't love Steve Guttenberg and Johnny 5 Alive!!! I have to say though, Ally Sheedy was beyond horrible in Short Circuit. After 90 minutes of robot flavored bliss, the credits helped me relive the joy of the film by rehashing several of the scenes when Johnny 5 was oh-so-charming and anthropomorphic,and I regretted not bidding on that ebay auction a few years ago where they sold Johnny 5. Then, I started thinking that I was glad that the sequel to Short Circuit (Short Circuit 2, 1988) came out before Hollywood started naming sequels to be punny and ridiculous, lest we have a movie called Shorter Circuit. (Fact: when I saw the trailer for Fast and Furious, I was genuinely confused. I thought, "didn't this movie already happen, and have two sequels with horrible titles?" Yes.)

Even though there is no shortage of Short Circuit related videos on youtube, I thought I'd share the Kids Inc cover of the Short Circuit theme song, originally by Debarge, "Who's Johnny" because why wouldn't I mention Kids Incorporated in a blog post about Short Circuit and Encino Man?

4 comments:

julianne rose said...

hello my childhood!!! kids incorporated and short circuit!!!!!!

deanna said...

sometimes I sing kids incorporated...K-I-D-S...
and I don't share your crush with Brenden but I do love Pauly Shore and his quirkiness.
xoxoxo

Shlee said...

oh. oh wow. prize find.

beckie said...

Encino Man is so awesome!!!! My brothers and I would always scream, "My Pancreas!" anytime one of us hit each other. I don't think we even knew what a pancrea was, probably still don't...