Tuesday, February 07, 2006

just another inValid

Couple a weeks ago i was digging through the cheap dvd bin...the one that's nearly as tall as i am, and filled mostly with movies like The Animated Matrix and the Left Behind Series. i was about to give up the search when familiar green letters caught my eye....about 2/3 of the way down was a movie i'd seen a million times in high school. a movie i LOVED

my best friend was with me, and if ever there was someone who could skillfully maneuver through four feet of mediocre dvd's....it's totally her.

two and a half minutes later i had it in my hot little hands

that's right my friends...GATTACA

there's something you should know about me...i have a great memory for all kinds of things...but movie details leave me the minute the film is over. i can generally recall if i liked the movie or not...other than that, well, i just don't know.

which is actually kind of a nice quirk if you think about it. i really get more for my money when i buy movies...it's like the FIRST time EVERY time!

so, have you seen this film? i'd totally recommend it. i'm not a fan of ethan hawk or uma thurman or jude law...but somehow the combination of the three is magic...like how when you read the ingredients of thousand island dressing it sounds all icky, but then you smear it on your salad and YUM! it's like that. you're welcome to borrow mine.

movie that is...i'm keeping the dressing for myself

anyways, i had a point to make. so in this movie, you've got your genetically engineered perfect people (the valids) and the people that are born the good ol' fashioned way (ask your dad...he'll explain it). those guys are called in-valids. and basically the in-valids can't get jobs, cause they're considered to be all defective.

i'm not going to give you all the details (mostly cause i can't remember them, even though i just watched it again two days ago). throughout the movie, the big boss dudes do all this genetic testing to make sure that no in-valids are posing as valids...and of couse one guy is. so this guy has to go through all kinds of stuff to not get discovered...he's gotta get rid of anything containing his dna.

so ever since i rediscovered the movie, i'm uber paranoid about leaving behind dna evidence. like if a genie offered me anything i wanted right now, i'd TOTALLY choose one of those air squirter things that cleans between the letters in the keyboard. that would be awesome.

i think i wiped off my computer screen six times today. and don't get me started on the lint brush

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on a completely unrelated note...if you have any taste in music at all, you'll be interested to know that the new Jack Johnson cd (which is the original soundtrack for the upcoming Curious George movie.....SO ADORABLE) was released today, and is only ten bucks at Target. go now....quickly.

you're welcome

15 comments:

LoriLoo310 said...

Ooooh, I want to watch that movie now. I will promptly add it to my Blockbuster Online Queue.

BSC said...

Gattaca? More like Borophyll.

rebecca marie said...

bsc - ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Breanna said...

someone pleeeeeeeeeease help me with this one...i even GOOGLED it...first time that hasn't worked for me...what am i missing?

borophyll???

LoriLoo310 said...

It's a line from Billy Madison.

"Chlorophyl? More like Borophyl!!"

PapaPeters said...

hahaha I laughed alot especially since you googled it hahah. Anyway I always wanted to see this one did you know we shed lbs of dead skin a day. It is really gross most of the dust in our house is dead skin google that

PapaPeters said...

Also I have been trying to patiently wait for you to notice i comment alot but I don't get noticed. maybe it's my poor grammar or lack of wit but it has been like a year or something and i still don't have my funny picture link... I'm protesting your site till you acknowledge me.....

I'll have my comeupannce.....

Breanna said...

oh ryan...i certainly haven't been trying to unnotice you! i'm so sorry you feel that way! from now on, i'll respond every time...to prove my friendship!

also...POUNDS of skin EVERY DAY?!?! eww! then why don't i lose pounds of weight every day? it's probably not quite pounds daily, but thanks for making me queezy!

and also, COME VISIT US!

Mrs. Andrea Wood said...

Gattacca is not the one where people aren't allowed to have anything with color or style, is it? There is some movie where people have to take pills to take away all feelings- prozac to the max. And then there is something about the guy finding a dog and ie has to be destroyed but he keeps it in the trunk of his car.

Is that Gattacca ir is that something else? I know I've seen it but I don't really remember.

tabitha jane said...

i LOVE uma thurman! i'd do her any day.

i also LOVE the new album. so cute! love the new version of "with my own two hands" . . .

saw tristan and isolde this weekend . . . i liked it.

tabitha jane said...

oh also, have you seen "the island" with ewan mcgreggor and scarlette johansson? (i'd do them both as well) . . . it's REALLY good. jon really likes it too (and he's a movie snob). it's sci-fi cloning stuff too . . .

rebecca marie said...

i was washing the lightbulbs in my bathroom once (no, i'm not psycho, they were the really big clear, hollywood kind... you have to windex them now and again) and i thought to myself "this is charred human flesh i'm washing off."

just a little happy thought for your tuesday.

mmmmdust.

PapaPeters said...

hmmm andrea you are talking about a different movie a good one but different can't remember title but let me see uhhh googling...oh first yeah i over estimated only between 8-11 lbs a year of shed skin but ussually about 75-95% of most housholds dust is actually skin.... oh the movie title I can't figure it out but yeas it's a differnt movie and I really wasn't worried about you commenting on my comments just want a silly picture link everyone else has one why can't i

Breanna said...

i think i know what movie you guys are talking about...is it the one where everthing is in black and white, until people experience pleasure then they turn to color? i haven't actually seen that movie, but it seems to fit the description i think...maybe it's called pleasantville or something...or is that a show on the WB? oy. who knows

Tim Lewis said...

Andrea, you're thinking of Equilibrium with Christian Bale and Emily Watson. There are like two cool fight scenes in that movie and the rest is just a reason to have those scenes.