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The VelociPastor

Some of you will be interested to know that a very, very, very low budget movie called VelociPastor exists.
The plot summary:
“After losing his parents, a priest travels to China, where he inherits a mysterious ability that allows him to turn into a dinosaur. At first horrified by this new power, a hooker convinces him to use it to fight crime. And ninjas.”
Yep, a priest who becomes a were-dinosaur and fights evil.
Originally a film-student project trailer, it became a micro-budget movie.
The director originally had thoughts of it being some sort of commentary about the Catholic Church, but eventually dropped those pretensions, arriving at the the rationale that
“The movie is made to be fun, and anybody looking for deeper meaning in the man-turns-into-a-dinosaur genre is probably on a fool’s errand.”
Probably.

I have no intention of watching it, and you probably know if you have an interest in this sort of thing.
If you don’t, then don’t watch the trailer below.

Most pastors do not openly fantasise about becoming dinosaurs and killing problem people, if you were worried.


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When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings

When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings is not a hymn.
It’s a song that featured in the Coen Brothers’ Netflix movie The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs.
In the movie it is a duet sung by the titular character and someone he encounters.
Don’t base your theology of the afterlife on these lyrics, but it does make a salient point about the experience of life on this earth.

Here’s the original from the movie with singalong lyrics.
But if you watch this it’s a massive, massive spoiler.
You’ve been warned.

The lyrics:
Let me tell you buddy there’s a faster gun
Coming over yonder when tomorrow comes
Let me tell you buddy and it won’t be long
Till you find yourself singing your last cowboy song

Yippie ki yi yay when the roundup ends
Yippie ki yi yay and the campfire dims
Yippie ki yi yay he shouts and he sings
When a cowboy trades his spurs for wings

When they wrap my body in the bindling sheet
And they take my six irons and pull the boots from my feet
Unsaddle my pony she’ll be itchin’ to roam
I’ll be half way to heaven under horse power of my own

Yippie ki yi yay when the round up ends
Yippie ki yi yay and the campfire dims
Yippie ki yi yay he shouts and he sings
When a cowboy trades his spurs for wings

Yippie ki yi yay I’m glory bound
No more jingle jangle I’ll lay my guns down
Yippie ki yi yay he shouts and he sings
When a cowboy trades his spurs for wings
When a cowboy trades his spurs for wings

Words and Music by Gillian Welch & David Rawlings


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See Hunt For The Wilderpeople

It’s on NITV tonight.

But I’m going to watch the Blu-ray sometime soon as well.

It’s that good.

Ricky town. Population… Ricky.


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The Honest Trailer For Avengers Endgame

The Honest Trailer for Avengers Endgame only goes for seven minutes, so it struggles to point out every plot-hole and inconsistent quirk in the movie.
After all, Endgame ran three hours and capped off twenty-one previous movies.
It could have been a very, very long trailer if they’d tried to do them all.

I’m still going to but a copy and watch it when it comes out as a take-home disc, though.


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The Three Step Plan To Dealing With A Crisis

“All right, first: don’t panic! Second: don’t panic! And third: did I mention not to panic?”
Jiji the cat (as voiced by the late Phil Hartman in the English dub), Kiki’s Delivery Service.


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It’s For A Good Cause

I’m seeing my first ever Fast And Furious movie tonight as a part of a fundraiser session for a local netball club.

It looked interesting, in any case.

Maybe I’ll have to take a look at the others.