Thursday, January 31, 2008

Three Movie Summaries from a One Day Flu

A spaceship heads for Mars, and dispatches a landing craft. Three astronauts go down to the red planet and meet a glowing red alien with soulful electronic eyes. “I am your mother, the mother of all things,” the alien says to them by means of holographic telepathy, “don’t you know I have never stopped watching you, never stopped loving you? My sweet lost children, why must you torment yourselves so?”

A regular dude with a sexy grin becomes the focus of a 24 hour TV show. The cameras follow him everywhere (except to the bathroom). Under their bright lights he becomes a celebrity but his life falls apart and he cannot get together with the woman he loves, a coltish UPS delivery person with over-plucked eyebrows and a kind of underwritten personality. The grand climax involves a penis pump.

Eisenheim the Illusionist seems to believe that the woman he loves has died. He’s devastated, bereft, lost. He wanders the streets of Vienna in a surly daze, his eyes like two dead things trapped in glass. At night he conducts magic performances which are like séances, raising the dead to life, hoping beyond hope that his departed loved one will return.

2 Comments:

Anonymous RS said...

In comparison:

"One movie and one game summary from one day home with two sick kids"

A shop boy met a fallen star and fell in love with her, learning that true love can't be bought. The witches all died and the good guys all won. Robert Di Nero played a "whoopsie."

Marge Simpson killed Mr. Burns with poison donuts at Krustylu Studios. It's not hard to win The Simpson's, Clue with two sick kids as your opponents.

4:53 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

You just keep that flu over there, Josh...I am crazy enough as it is without it!!!

6:05 PM  

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