Tuesday, 18 November 2008

packages

Perhaps I can keep on switching cable providers every two weeks...

I don't know about other countries, but over here the cable companies try to sucker you into buying the extended packages by giving them to you for free the first couple of weeks. That is how it came to pass that last night when I was idly paging through the their guide, I came across an 'interesting' movie.

The premiss of The Hole is that there is a video tape out there that will turn men gay seven days after having watched it. Of course they all need to test whether they're really gay - on one occasion a "straight" friend helps one guy out. Then a Swedish reporter from the San Bernadino Examiner tries to get to the bottom of the story...

Apparently over here the mainstream movie channels are not averse to showing gay porn at night. Hence my opening statement. ;-)

EDIT: On a more serious note, this morning I watched Das Leben Der Anderen. Wow! That Oscar was thoroughly deserved.

5 comments:

evilganome said...

This sounds like one more good reason for me to avoid getting cable. I have a hard enough time getting anything done around the house with just the internet and books to distract me.

sageweb said...

That movie "the hole" sounds hilarious. Our Cable and satelite providers battle it out for our business. We got 3 months of the free movie channels a year ago...I still have never canceled them and I never watch them.

more cowbell said...

See, so many things I miss from overseas -- the lack of commercials and late night porn-lite rating pretty high on the list.

joe said...

"The Hole" does sound hilarious, and I thought "The Ring" (of which Hole is a spoof) was one of the best suspense films I've ever seen. But is "The Hole" pure porn or just a comic spoof, or a combo of both?

I've been paying for cable since the Olympics, but I watch just a little over an hour per day (Rachel Maddow's news program on MSNBC) at most, so it's really quite a waste of money.

SubtleKnife said...

Oh, it's pure porn. What plot there is, is slightly more amusing than usual.