Sunday, November 30, 2008

Burning the midnight oil

You ever notice that, in TV and movies, when someone is working at the office late at night, they always have the lights off, except for maybe a lone desk lamp. Why? Are they not allowed to keep the lights on past 5:00?

I'm going to add this to the list of of things in TV and movies that bother me.


Being cooped up in your house for the better part of four days will make you do things you normally wouldn't do, watch movies you would normally not watch.

I just watched "Duets," the 2000 blockbuster starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Giamatti and Huey Lewis, among others.

The whole movie is about karaoke... yes, karaoke. Huey Lewis plays a karaoke hustler... yes, a karaoke hustler. He travels the country hustling other karaoke singers and winning prize money by performing different blues-style songs. I don't know why he just doesn't sing "Hip To Be Square" or "I Want A New Drug."

Gwyneth plays Huey's daughter. In between singing two songs, she has a few dozen incredibly retarded lines.

I think this movie ruined it for any future karaoke-themed movies. Although, it is the best Huey Lewis movie I've seen in years.