Friday, 6 December 2013

The Goonies

The first movie start the new category "movie with pirates" is even the best pirate movie ever: The Goonies!

Here's the plot: the first Gooonie ( = Goon Docks inhabitant) is a pirate named One-Eyed Willie, chased by English warships and forced to hide in an huge cave near Astoria, Oregon, with ship, treasure, crew and all. The story starts three centuries later when an highly assorted group of boys decides to find the hidden treasure, between nasty pirate traps and dangerous criminals.

Why is this movie so cool? Well, probably because it's really well done. Something like an Indiana Jones, but without nazis.

Here's a screenshot of our heroes studying the treasure map. The first one, with the mouth full of ice cream, today is a famous advocate for Hollywood stars. The second one made an hobbit in a famous trilogy. The third has been involved in a process with Michael Jackson. The last one helped Indiana Jones in The Temple of Doom driving a cab with two bricks tied under his feet.

There are many things to say about The Goonies. My favorite one is that was filmed in Astoria, but all the locations are real, and their distance followed during the movie. So, you can try to do the same path to the treasure just looking at this .

There's a pirate ship in the movie: it's One-Eyed Willie's Inferno. It was built using ropes and material from another pirate ship coming from a Disney park, which was unused in that period for maintenance. At the end of the works it  was put on auction, but sadly no one was interested, so it has been dismantled. I discovered this just a few days ago. I'm still wondering how beautiful would be my garden with the Inferno staring in the middle. Why in a garden and not, for example, pillaging around the seven seas? Because I'm not so sure that this ship can float.

During the film, there's a scene when Chunk, saying he's depressed, shot a bottle of whipped cream directly in his throat. So this film could be even in the category movies with creative use of whipped cream. In a couple of minutes, Cyndi Lauper will sing on TV a song dedicated to the Goonies themselves, called The Goonies 'R' good enough. The video shown is not that interesting, but that's not the real video for the real world: the real one is much better, and it was filmed after the movie with a lot of strange guest stars, like the wrestler Andre the Giant, and a lot of the goonies themselves. And the plot of course is based on the movie. Here's the video:

As you can see when the clip ends, there's a second part. Here

Nothing more to say, except:

Spoiler one: they will find the treasure.

Spoiler two: no one will die. Neither the chasing criminals.


Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Soul Kitchen

Yesterday I had to cook an onion soup, and this is a kid of recipe with long times on less concentration. The ideal recipe for watching a movie with no risks. And what's better than a movie which talks about cooking?

And here comes Soul Kitchen, the best German movie ever! Full of people, music, recipes, health problems, night drunkenness, knives, dishwashers and much more. Sadly it lacks of pasta, but the plot is somewhat piratish, however. I think this movie must be shown in cooking class too. Maybe.

What makes the story even better is the location. It's not New York or Los Angeles like the 99% of movies, but Hamburg, and even if nothing in the movie makes this place necessary, there's a moment during the movie that you understand that a plot like this needs a special city. And what's better than a city in northern Germany with canals like Venice?

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Billy Wilder's the Apartment

For our new category Movies with creative use of Pasta here's The Apartment, with Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine and Fred MacMurray, from the Director Billy Wilder, no less!

Of course, I still haven't seen the movie, but I can quote imdb for some no-spoiling plot:

A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.
But our team captain told us of some creative use of pasta, surely something related with the image above.

The main purpose of this category is to promote good pasta movies between fellow Pastafarians. So, every time you are asking yourself for something to see, you can just pick a movie here, watch it, and maybe even comment it somewhere here around.

And for the same reason, every one is asked to bring new movies for common knowledge.

And again, if some of you feels strong for some sort of writer inspiration, just ask and you'll get full writing powers all around. So that articles can be written directly from the inspired pirate who saw the movie, without passing from someone that not even knows it!

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Some advices for low-carbs Pastafarians

For the pirate who want to be in good condition for Talk like a Pirate Day, here's some good advice for a (temporary) low-carbs diet:

It transforms almost everything into spirals. Or vegetable noodles, if you prefer.

Quite similar with the first one, but it works horizontally instead of vertically and it's white (it looks better in most kitchens, and maybe you are not forced to hide it after every use).

Aaaaarrrrghh! It's almost Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Ahoi! In a couple of days it'll be Talk Like a Pirate Day!

The Pirate and the President

Is your pirate regalia ready and pressed?