Merry Christmas plus some New Releases for December 22nd, 2010
Our good Yeti friend visited Videotheque and plastered his image all over our windows (courtesy of our bearded companion, RV Parks). The majestic Yeti uses the cold weather as an excuse to lay around in his bathrobe watching 'Alone in the Wilderness' (everyone at work recommends it, an amazing documentary about a man who builds a log cabin entirely on his own. Find it on the New Release Documentary wall!).
Now the Yeti is gone. His tempera-painted glory annihilated by the hard rain slashing against the bay windows. When the rain moves on & the Southern California sunshine & unhealthy air kick back in, give our friend RV Parks a call at (626)497-2777. He will put a Yeti or a Yak or a anything for you on your window (if you pay a modest sum, that is).
Despicable Me: We should all listen to others' mothers. They are wise, well-worn women who expel nothing but good advice. My mother loved this film a lot and talked to me for a while about how cute it was. I would trust her too. She is always right about everything so you should rent this as it has Steve Carell as a mad genius trying to reform and hanging around a lot of little girls. Cute! <3
Exit Through the Gift Shop: I don't care for graffiti art at all. If you ask curmudgeonly me, Banksy is just as bad as Shepard Fairey. This one lends itself a half-arsed political ethos & lacks much creativity or understanding of the basic tenets of art, while drenching in sick amounts of irony. But whatever, I'm no art critic and everybody smarter than me seems to love the guy. If you are smart and love irony (the title pretty much expresses how much you'll be getting) or dislike the art world and appreciate people like Banksy sticking it to 'em, this documentary is worth a look.
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work: I don't know much about Joan Rivers except that she used to host The Tonight Show in the Carson days and that she's the robot in Spaceballs. I'm told she's very Jewish, a gay icon and that she's had lots of surgery too. I think I should watch this doc and study up on my Joan Rivers.
The Other Guys: Really upset about what Bernie Madoff has done to your country? Think capitalism is running amok? Hate Reagan free-market? This film rages for you all in the guise of a pretty good comedy with Marky Mark and Will Ferrel as two bumbling cops (I know it's a cliche) arresting white collar crooks. Some pretty fantastic moments with Will Ferrel as an angry pimp named Gator.
Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps: So two films come out about the post-2008 stock crash.
MERRY CHRISTMAS!: Although we are a non-denominational business, we also love all you folk who celebrate those other equally stressful holidays like Kwanzaa and Hannukah! Take care for the holidays and make sure you don't drink and drive. And if you don't heed my advice, at least do your best to avoid police checkpoints!
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