Strange But True XI: “Hot Fuzz”

This evening, hubby suggested, in rare mood of beneficence, that we try ordering a movie from our On-Demand service.

After all, since being rudely cut off from HBO, Showtime, and Cinemax a month ago, self has been languishing, reduced to spending evenings grading papers while ESPN commentary punctuates her brainwaves.

So, self and hubby go down the list: Bug? Lavalady enthusiastically suggests, plus Ashley Judd is seen for many minutes with no clothes. Disturbia? No, no, not Shia LeBouef!!! Breach? No, no, not Ryan Philippe!! Hot Fuzz?

And, at this juncture, self recalls that every time she surfs the tag “Movies” on WordPress, the Featured Blog, which has remained unchanged for almost a year now, is myBlog’s Hot Fuzz movie review.

Self has actually clicked on this blog to read more, and here’s what she reads:

Saw on DVD
Rating – A-

A top London cop (Simon Pegg) is ready to die of boredom when his superiors transfer him to a sleepy English village to work alongside a blundering but well-meaning young constable (Nick Frost). Craving some real action, the big-city bobby may just get his wish when the town begins to stir with a series of grisly “accidents.” Is foul play afoot in this seemingly idyllic hamlet? Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) directs.

The boys had seen this in the theater so I am playing catch up. Simon Pegg is a hilarious. First “Shaun of the Dead” and now this – if this guy makes a movie you go see it. Simple as that.

To which post there are four responses, the first of which goes:

thrashassassin Says:
Sep 26, 2007 at 0:23
I don’t get it, is that all of the review, am I missing something?

(Ha ha ha ha ha ha!)

And the fourth of which says:

Nicholas David Says:
Oct 24, 2007 at 5:29
I watched this movie over the weekend and I must say, I wasn’t really impressed. While I absolutely love Shaun of the Dead, this movie doesn’t come close. I desperately tried to love it because of the previous movie, but I couldn’t get myself to do so. Being a huge fan of the movie Point Break, I found the PB reference scenes hilarious.

And, oh my God, self never in her wildest dreams imagined she would be mentioning Keanu and Hot Fuzz in the same breath, but she is in absolute agreement with Nicholas: the Point Break references are hilarious.

And, by the way, hubby has been laughing his head off for the last 90 minutes, and there’s still half an hour to go. Stay tuned, dear blog readers, stay tuned.

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