They Don’t Just Sing


If you know what movie that line is from, then you can probably guess what this blog is about.

Last week, my beloved agreed to watch the movie of my choosing, on the condition that I sit through the movie of her choosing. We have very different tastes when it comes to all things cinematic – she tends to err on the side of crap like Rocky, while I have more a more refined tendency towards movies that really don’t go anywhere, but explore characters beautifully.

Eagle vs Shark is one favourite. Best In Show also rated highly for me. Both of these were resounding failures when I showed them to my beloved, and since then, movie selection has been an ongoing drama.

But back to last week.

My beloved selected Pump Up The Volume. It was OK. It had decent music. But I will never understand why adults get cast as high school students. Are we not meant to notice the copious amounts of chest hair? The excellent vocabulary, when in reality most teenagers will offer you a grunt when it comes to communication? My attention drifted during the screening, and I ordered the movie of my choice online before the opening scene ended.

I waited patiently, reminding my beloved of my choice every few hours.

I asked the folks on The Naughty Corner Facebook Page what their worst case scenario would be, and the answers looked a bit like my beloved’s top ten films of all time:

  • Xanadu
  • James Bond
  • Leon The Pig Farmer
  • Back to the Future
  • Anything Star Trek/Star Wars
  • Hansel and Gretel

And the list continued.

Imagine my delight when the movie I selected was nowhere NEAR any of these things!


Cue drumroll…

The film I selected for my action-loving beloved was….

Image by The Naughty Corner

Image by The Naughty Corner

Spiceworld: The Movie! YES!

Image by The Naughty Corner

Image by The Naughty Corner

She was less than thrilled. Huffed and puffed. But to her absolute credit, she did indeed sit through it. She even laughed. She even might have enjoyed it a bit.

I have to confess here that while I can recognise that the movie is pretty bad, it is actually quite funny. It’s also got some great cameo performances in it. And Mel C.

Source unknown, but so freaking true.

Source unknown, but so freaking true.

It’s her turn to choose next, and I know payback is indeed a bitch. But it’s OK. I’ve got my next film ready to go, too.

So, have you seen Spiceworld? Did you LOVE it?


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