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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Steve's Church-Less Movie Of The Week ...



Yoinked from wikipedia and mating-habits.com ...


"The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human is a 1999 American mockumentary directed and written by Jeff Abugov, and starring David Hyde Pierce, Carmen Electra, Lucy Liu, and Mackenzie Astin.


Imagine you're an alien zipping along in your flying saucer with a little spare time on your... hands... or, whatever. You're kicking back with the alien-equivalent of a brewski, flipping through the alien equivalent of cable TV when you come across a nature documentary on this primitive race of critters called 'Humans.' Before you know it, you're sucked into watching how these strange and irrational beings live, court, and mate. Though it makes no sense whatsoever, it's sure more entertaining than watching the alien equivalent of the Home Shopping Network. Such is the clever premise of Jeff Abugov's ingenious and hysterical satire 'Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human.'




Pierce, playing an alien (credited as infinity-cubed in the opening credits), narrates a courtship in a late-20th century American city as an extraterrestrial nature documentary. The relationship "footage" is played straight, while the voice-over (with its most often wildly inaccurate theories) and elaborate visual metaphors add comedy. Among the themes explored is the possibility that, when describing their interpretation of other species' acts and feelings, humans may be getting everything wrong.


Like some entry from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, structured along the lines of, say, Wild Kingdom, 'Mating Habits...' follows The Male (Mackenzie Astin) and The Female (gulp, Carmen Electra) as they perform the elaborate dance we call "dating," but Narrator David Hyde Pierce ('Frazier') elevates to the much loftier-sounding Mating Ritual. Electra, surprisingly enough, and Astin hold up their end of the bargain as they navigate the traditional perils of a burgeoning relationship: the First Kiss, the Meeting of the Parents, the First... You Know. All are clinically and comically chronicled by Pierce's unflappable narrator who easily steals this show. Picture a very chipper Niles from Frazier confidentially calling the penis a Seed Shooter and you get the idea.


Throw in the best on-screen human sperm bits since Woody Allen's 'Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afrais to Ask' and you've got a winner. We're certainly an odd lot, we humans. But, interesting and entertaining as this clever film certainly is, imagine if The Male had been Electra's real life hubby Dennis Rodman. I wonder if aliens watch freak shows, too."




Steve's Snacks Of The Week:


Coffee

Pills

Chips

Loneliness

Ice Cream

Internet Porn (so lonely)




... AND NOW, Reverend Steve and this blog are both PROUD to once again present today's Church-less Movie of the Week absolutely FREE!


But first lets go over a few theater rules. Absolutely no talking is allowed. Any and all talkers will be murdered Sweeney Todd-ish. No cell phones or African-American berries going off in the theater. And NO TEXTING!


And be sure to dim your headlights (where applicable).




So, all that's left to say is ...


ENJOY THE SHOW, Y'ALL!


WATCH THE MATING HABITS OF THE EARTHBOUND HUMAN FOR FREE RIGHT NOW!

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