Starring Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand
As I sat down to watch Despicable Me, one thought dominated my brain space for the full 95 minutes of the film: Why aren’t I enjoying this? There are evil geniuses running around doing wildly over-the-top shenanigans. There’s a legion of yellow oompa loompa style minions speaking in their own made up language and providing comic relief. Some of my favourite comic actors, such as Jason Segel, Will Arnett and Jack McBrayer are providing voices. I should be entertained by this movie. Instead, I was bored. And I think I know why.
Ever have one of those shows or books that you’re kind of embarrassed to admit to being into? Not because it’s poor quality, but because as a Christian there’s some stuff in there that isn’t exactly above board? Least I Could Do is one of those things for me. The comic is incredibly well drawn and very funny. It’s full of fun pop culture references and extreme antics that are comedy gold. However, the main character, Rayne, is a bit of Lothario. His sexual conquests are many. And therefore there are some strips that are not exactly G rated.
But don’t worry! Today’s Webcomics Monday is not about sex, but evolution.
Reading the book, I was imagining a Tim Burton/Robert Rodriguez style production. From the article, it looks like they’re at least jumping onto the Tim Burton style with the reference to Beetlejuice.
Will this be a good movie? I’m really struggling to see how this will come together. The book was a bit of a mess and I can’t see the movie pulling it all together. Only time will tell.
I can only hope that anally violating a marshmallow bear with dynamite is left out of the script.
I’m in the process of putting together a list of movies that I want to see but have never got around to watching. My aim is that when I’m walking around the video shop I’ll know what to target. So what should be on my list?
I’m looking for movies in any genre and from any decade. I’m especially interested in those movies that either get a limited cinema release or go straight to DVD that are under appreciated gems. Cult movies are warmly received.
If it’s a big budget blockbuster from the last ten years or so, you can go ahead and assume I’ve either seen it or have chosen not to see it. I watch a lot of movies, but there are far more movies out there that I haven’t seen.
As an indication of taste, some of my favourite movies include (in no particular order):
- The Crow
- Fight Club
- Josie and the Pussycats
- Donnie Darko
- Almost Famous
- The Matrix
- X-Men 2
There’s gotta be a stack more on my favourites list, but that’s just off the top of my head.
So what should I add to my list? What’s on your must see list?
The internet is a very big place. People from all over the world are connected through their internet connection. Personally, I have made friends through the internet, friends that I may never have met in real life, both here in Sydney and overseas. As Christians, I believe we have a responsibility to harness tools such as the internet for the Kingdom.
And that’s just what The Timothy Strategy is doing. Using our connection to the world wide web to pray for each other.