Tuesday, November 28, 2006

We play out our last scene

I'm going to watch Casino Royale, a film that has had a promotional budget almost a large as the filming budget, and this got me thinking of films I've stumbled across with no prior knowledge.

At the moment I can think of 2 films which fir into this criteria and both were bought on VHS for 99p at a discount vidoe shop in my local highstreet quite a few years ago.

The first film was Happy Gilmore, starring Adam Sandler, which I'm sure did have a bit spent on it but it went underneath my radar and I only discovered it in around 1999. It became I sure-fire hit with me and my friends and we were able to watch it over and over again, quoting all the best lines.

The next film is 'Office Space' which I probably got a hold of in around 2001. It's a very funny film, and I'd recommend it to anyone. Watch it!

So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life.


So why else am I talking about these films?? well, I also put an 'Office Space' picture in my last post and I also want to put in a youtube clip of course!!


9 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's how I found the Shawshank Redemption, totally by accident. Great flick. I'm glad your feeling better. You sounded like I did a few weeks ago. Maybe it's lack of daylight. Who Knows.

adem said...

I do hate it when films are built up too much, well any event for that matter, and usually it ends up being a disappointment.

Lay of daylight is bad too.

Nils said...

I once saw Office Space late one night on TV without knowing what I was going to get. Normally you just switch channels within five minutes – this one, of course, got my total attention. And what a great film it was!

Anonymous said...

I never heard of office space and one of my friends told me to watch it... that I'd love it.

GREAT movie.

Of course a while back I took a test on which character from office space I was... it told me I was Milton. LOL.

I want a red stapler now.

Kieran said...

By accident I watched this while Sigur Ros played in my ears. It was funny and upsetting all at the same time. I need to have lie down.

adem said...

If you like 'Office Space' then check this out.

They've re-done the trailer to make it seem like a thriller. Very funny... and clever.

Aravis said...

This was such a great movie!

Have you seen Saved!? That's another hilarious movie that didn't get blockbuster press. While it's about teens fending off their evangelical christian classmates instead of disgruntled office workers with larceny issues or stapler fetishes, it has a similar "rebel" dynamic and had me literally howling with laughter. Like you, I'm often turned off by overly-hyped movies, or books as well. I think twice before picking up a book if it has an Oprah's Book Club sticker on it. :0P

I love the new template, btw!

adem said...

It sounds a little "teen comedy" to me so I probably won't rush out and buy it, buy thanks for the heads-up and if I get the chance I watch it. I just read up on IMDB.com and it doesn't sound half bad and it got an average of 7.0 in the voting which is generally a good sign.

I watched Casino Royale last night too so more to come in my next post.

Anonymous said...

Damn it feels good to be a gangsta!

Great film :)