Friday, May 13, 2011

For Your Funny Friday Night at the Movies

Good news! Blogger has gotten over it's flu bug and Allison and I are able to share blog posts with you again. But guess what? Jimmy crack corn and I don't care!

That's right, it's Friday night and all day tomorrow will be spent at soccer fields and baseball diamonds (if it stays dry enough). Which means it's time for some mindless entertainment that actually is kind of mindful. Galaxy Quest!

This film came out back in 1999 and is a parody of the original Star Trek series.

If you haven't seen it, you should. It's funny. It's clever. It's got hilarious spoofs of Trekkie-like stuff, and a great cast that includes Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shalhoub and Sam Rockwell. And did I mention Alan Rickman? Even the USCCB Film Office approves.

My favorite character is the one who provides plucky comic relief, which is almost everybody, and just what the doctor ordered. Have a look,

See? Unemployment, doubt, redemption, existential angst, heroics, space travel, comedy. Have fun with it.