Jason (jcreed) wrote,

"Hot Fuzz" appeared on K's netflix queue, so we watched it. My central expectation of "police movie" + "comedy" is pretty much "comedy derives from incompetence", so I was surprised when in fact most of it derived instead from the hypercompetence of Simon Pegg's character. Or, well, to be more accurate, the contrast between that and the easy-going no-fucks-were-givenness of the local police force in the small town he's forcibly relocated to. Anyway, lots of good jokes, appropriately banal and evil villains, and things exploding. Eminently quotable. (Yarp/10)
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    Well I am certainly glad I saw Arrival so that I get the wug joke in http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=29480#more-29480

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    Saw "Arrival". It did have some nontrivial linguistics content, but it still felt kind of wrapped up in a discernible layer of Hollywood Woo. The…

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    Had some dinner at Aliada with akiva and sasha and K, and afterwards saw Herzog's "Aguirre, the Wrath of God" in Socrates park. Enjoyably bleak.

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