#879 "Just roll with it."

August 31st, 2011, 8:24 am

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Reply NtKPaige, September 1st, 2011, 4:50 am

Eagle vs Shark So in the fine tradition of off-topic blogging here on Neko, I'm having a go.

It was one of those rare occasions yesterday, Gar found himself with a free night, so how better to spend it than, you guessed it, movie! Our first attempt, Tideland, proved way too extreme for the mood we were in. The opening scenes were shocking and for me much too much (I know I know, Gar calls me a wuss too), so we decided to have a go at a fairly unknown little Sundance film called Eagle vs Shark

The premise, in a nutshell, is Lily (beautifully played by Loren Horsley), a socially awkward cashier in a fast food burger barn develops a crush on socially inept Jarrod (the unfortunately hideous Jermain Clement from Flight of the Concords) and decides to follow him back to his hometown where he has to "kill a man" and insanity ensues, including Jarrod getting his backside handed to him by a guy in a wheel chair.

It's an odd little movie that nearly lost us in the first half an hour, but as the characters and plot settled it slowly revealed its hidden charms. There is a surprising depth to even the satellite characters, though I must confess I did spend most of the film wondering if both families were collectively missing chromosomes, or whether there is just something in the water in New Zealand.

Which may explain this.

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Reply Guest, August 31st, 2011, 8:45 am

the dingle thingy on MAisy's head vanishes!

Reply NtKGar, August 31st, 2011, 9:19 am

Whoops! Fixed that, thanks :)

Reply Guest, August 31st, 2011, 9:48 am


Reply Gearactua, September 1st, 2011, 1:22 am

fat·tas·tic adj \fat-'tas-tik\
1 a : based on fat: not skinny
b : created or seemingly created out of unrestrained jiggly
c : So filled with fattitude that it challenges physics

2 : marked by epic larditude


--fattasticosity noun
--fattasticon noun

Reply PersephoneWatching, September 1st, 2011, 1:05 pm

AAaaaahhhhh, someone made me listen to backstreet boys! Now I'll have to cancel it out with an hour of death metal!


Reply Descolada (Guest), September 11th, 2011, 7:29 am

Tiddly Dee ^_^ mmm dethklok.

Reply DrakeFeatherwing, June 17th, 2012, 3:46 am

@Descolada: Fuck yeah Dethklok. :)

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