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The Last King of Scotland

Ding, Political, Thriller 2 Comments »

last-king.jpgI finally watched The Last King of Scotland. We went to go see it once and got stuck in traffic and abandoned ever seeing the movie. Luckily, Netflix came through for us. When I saw it, I thought, “Wow.  What a crazy story…” but then I looked it up and it ends up it is based on a novel. So… anyway… I loved Forest Whitaker as Idi Amin and I didn’t even mind that he delivered the ding.

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Dr. Nicholas Garrigan, the horny doctor, was played by James McAvoy. Luckily he was good because it is going to take a lot from him for me to forgive that Becoming Jane trailer. I still can’t watch him in a movie without calling him Mr. Tumnus and asking about Lucy Pevensie once or twice.  Lucy was from Spare oom, by the way.

Rotten tomatoes rating: 88%

Man of the Year

Comedy, Political No Comments »

tomdobbs.jpgMan of the Year is available on HBO so of course I watched it. I love when all the kind of bad movies come out on cable and then there are lots of things to watch. No Bear Grylls for me, when Man of the Year is on. I have a good buddy Sameer who used to claim that every time he came over we were watching Laura Linney movies. Now, I can’t see her in a movie without thinking “Laura Linney” in my head.

[spoiler alert: don't read further if you don't want any mystery in this movie]
Laura Linney plays a programmer that finds a bug in voting software that made Tom Dobbs, played by Robin Williams, win the election by mistake. She “cracks” the bug when she realizes that the software ranks people by the alphabetical order of the double letters in their name. So, Dobbs wins because he has double bs which are lower in the alphabet than the double gs of incumbent president Kellogg. What kind of crazy bug is that? Why doesn’t the system just add up the votes? I guess this is why we need code reviews. Accidental alphabetizing of double letters is the number one cause of buggy code in the country.

Oh, also I want to point out that on imdb the plot keywords are: Fart Joke / Political / Fart / Satire / Political Thriller

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Rotten tomatoes rating: 21%