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Retrofraction avatar 8:40 PM on 10.03.2016  (server time)
My Favorite Blockbuster Moment

I guess you could say that as a kid there were not many who were not more cultured than I. Not that as kid the things I did were lame but that there simply was a world of possibility out there I had not explored.

So when the first trombone sectional movie night I was amazed at what was to be found. My section leader, who is now a professional female body builder (never would have guessed that myself), had managed to get the guys all together to watch Strange Brew. I do not know if you ever managed to watch that film but it was probably one of the most absurd comedies at the time. (Probably up there with Air Plane)

https://youtu.be/yZCI39NWZ5g

So my mind was opened to the crazy comedy genre and I don’t think it ever quite recovered. As from then on it was really hard to write anything serious, and in 2006 dark was in. But everything I tried to write just came out silly.

Fast forward to 2007 and I was in charge of getting the movies for the “low brass movie night”.  My friend was the leader, but I guess at that time I was already known as the movie guy so I got stuck picking the films that year.

We had a small Blockbuster, in fact it was tiny; pretty much every square inch of the place was filled with DVDs. That was the year when Hot Rod came out and it was pretty perverted. (Which was a great hit as it pretty much filled everyone’s need for little boy humor)

Being the guy who does not like looking though the whole store for another movie I simply picked up Hot Fuzz on a whim. Which looking back was the best thing I could have done.

https://youtu.be/ayTnvVpj9t4

But honestly it was the right kind of smart comedy that a film like Hot Rod perfectly counters. At first everyone thought I picked a serious drama action flick and they were pleasantly surprised to find a horror and comedy elements tied together.

Most of the people there had never heard of Hot Fuzz and it was a crazy success.

But yeah that was my favorite night renting from Blockbuster.


 
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