Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Batch o’ Hatch: I Wanna be Last Action Hero’d, The Cabin in the Woods on Friday the 13th, and Our Atlanta Trip

I Wanna be Last Action Hero’d

Remember Last Action Hero?

While sludging through work this morning a random thought popped into my head. I was a little stressed and tired and, worst of all, it was a Wednesday before 5:00 p.m. So I decided that I needed to pull a Last Action Hero. Yes, being magically whisked into one of my favorite films would definitely do the trick and get me through the mid-week slump.

And then I realized that this would be a great thing to discuss here. So, if you had a magic ticket that would allow you to pass through into any movie, which one would you choose?

Keep in mind, you wouldn’t be entering into your favorite movie’s universe as a new or existing character. You’d just be yourself, in whatever flick you chose. You’d probably just suddenly pop into existence right next to the film’s characters, just like Danny did in LAH. You’d have a lot of explaining to do.

Also, there’d be that awkward discussion where you’d have to explain to a fictional character that they’re not real.

Knowing all this, I’d probably enter Star Wars since I’m not really that big of a fan and wouldn’t mind letting any of the film’s characters know that they’re just figments of George Lucas’ imagination. Plus, it would be pretty kick ass to fly the Millennium Falcon.

Now that I've turned a simple question into something needlessly complicated, let me know what movie you’d LAH into.

The Cabin in the Woods on Friday the 13th

Not only is this coming Friday of the 13th variety, The Cabin in the Woods is finally coming out. I get to watch multiple films about creepy cabins? Is it my birthday?

Here’s to fun Friday the 13th screenings! Check out one The Cinefamily in LA is holding over at this here CHUD article.

Our Atlanta Trip

Pat briefly discussed our trip up Atlantee way this past weekend to see Delta Spirit but I wanted to throw my two cents in - I had as much fun as is legally allowable. Allow me to share two of my favorite photos from the trip:

Showed up to the concert venue to discover it's also hosting Atlanta's upcoming Lebowski Fest!

One night we went to Target. All I bought was this pinata. Turns out it wasn't house broken (it released its chocolate filling on our luggage on the trip back) so I threw it away.

So that's it for this installment of Batch o' Hatch. Don't forget to tell me what film you'd like to visit!

One last thing - I tweeted this earlier but here’s an awesome photo from Moonrise Kingdom that I came across today:


  1. The Cabin in the Woods has been getting some really positive feedback from what I hear! I may even bite the bullet and go see it in the cinemas (getting over my fear of horror, perhaps?) haha

    1. Saw it last night, Ruth and it's fantastic. It's not super scary but it is pretty gory. A very fresh take on the genre.

      Any thoughts on what film you'd visit?

  2. Ha, awesome, inventive write-up. I have no shame admitting that I love Last Action Hero. Movie rocks.

    1. Thanks, Alex! I'm curious - what film would you enter?