Sunday, April 27, 2008

ShallowGal reviews this summer's hottest movies

ShallowGal is here to give you the very first reviews of all those summer blockbusters.

You're wondering how ShallowGal got to preview all these movies. The perks of blogging never end ! But I'll tell you a secret. I haven't actually seen them. Heck ShallowGal hasn't been to the theater to see a non-Disney movie in years. Kind of like that travel writer, ShallowGal is basing her reviews on hearsay, commercials and their Colin-ness. (1)

Hey, you get what you pay for. Up today: Get Smart

Starring Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway, Get Smart is based on the eponymous television show. (2)

True story: Last month, some of PCSguy's co-workers came over for dinner. We were discussing upcoming movies and someone mentioned Get Smart. This one woman, Maggie, had never heard of it.

Because she was born in 1984.

Which leads us to a partial pictorial list of things that ShallowGal owns that are older than Maggie:

Personalized barrettes were an important fashion statement in the 70s.
Also another clue as to my real identity for all my internet stalkers.

I have never found an actual use for either of these items.
But one day Noa might need to make a diorama of Holland, and I'll be ready.

It's not often that you get to say
"I have tampons older than you."

ShallowGal plays golf every twelve years (whether she needs to or not)
simply to let others share in the joy this golf bag brings.

Wait. What were we talking about? Movies. Right. ShallowGal was going to give Get Smart two thumbs up simply because Steve Carell is so funny in The Office. But Evan Almighty and Dan in Real Life both kind of sucked.

And there is a disturbing lack of Colins in this movie. Memo to Hollywood: No Colin-less movie will even be eligible for two thumbs up.(3)

Bottom Line: ShallowGal wants to like Get Smart but she thinks it will make her feel old. And silly for wasting her youth collecting teeny things. ShallowGal's review in a nutshell: wait for the dvd.

1) Either Firth or Ferrell, I'm not picky.
2) If the opportunity to use the word eponymous arises, you
have to use it. Cause it may be years before you get another chance.
3) It still might get an A or 5 stars or a "way to go" but not two thumbs up. Keep that in mind during casting.


countrymouse said...

I *totally* agree with "wait for the DVD." But, well, kinda wondering *why* you'd still have a box of the deadly tampons hanging around? Because if you kept them thinking to yourself that one day in the far future when we're all connected by the internet you might need a box of vaginally insertable poison to illustrate a story--well, that'd just be spooky!

vuboq said...

I remember the tampon story! I believe you found them in Millie's basement or something?

ANYWAY, I lurve Anne Hathaway ... but I agree with your "wait for the DVD" assessment.

I also lurve the Collins. Mmmm. Mr. Darcy.

Maggie said...

There were tampons and barrettes before 1984?!?!?
Wow... I guess you really do learn something new every day. :)

FYI: Collin Ferrell in In Bruges is really hot! ...strange movie though.

Connie C said...

Colin Firth is God. (Is SG, by any chance, a Jane Austin fan?)