When the news season of Flight of the Conchords was announced I started bugging Bob about getting HBO again. We haven’t had HBO since The Sopranos ended.

Bob called on the day the new season started which was the same day as the Obama concert and the person asked Bob if that’s why he was adding HBO. He told them no, his wife wanted to watch Flight of the Conchords. Then the guy agreed that HBO had many fine programming choices. Bob and I cracked up over that line.

Since we have a premium channel again, I did a quick scroll through the movies to see if there was anything I wanted to see and I added a few, mostly movies that are in my netflix queue.

And I added Ghost

Yes, the 1990 movie with Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze. I haven’t seen it since 1990 and I think the first time I saw it was at a screening so I knew nothing about it except it was a new movie coming out.

I can’t remember for sure but I suspect I loved it when I saw it. I vaguely remember it being something of a phenomenon and making oodles of money. There were various analysis articles like in Time Magazine about women watching this movie and love and death and so forth.

This time I found it entertaining and thought it held up pretty well for being dopey romantic ghost movie. When I checked the Wikipedia entry I just about dropped my teeth when I saw that it had earned a best picture nomination. Yikes. It wasn’t that good.

But the leads were cute together. I love Demi’s adorable short haircut. And Whoopie was really good. The special effects were laugh-out-loud horrible and of course I was wondering how Molly could afford that fancy apartment after her banker boyfriend was killed and didn’t he have a family that wanted to swoop in and claim his assets?

The two decade old styles were more noticeable in some places than others. I loved the office for the bankers with the light blue carpet. Demi’s outfit in the final scenes is awful enough to earn special recognition. It was like a jumpsuit made out of black t-shirt material and the front top half was completely cut out in a goofy shape and she wore a grey t-shirt with no bra.

I have no concluding statement.

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