J: I would LOVE that.
M: I think there's a lady group that already does that. I haven't listened to them yet because I was mad.
J: We'll just have to do it better.
M: Fair enough. Challenge accepted. Also, I don't play an instrument.
J: Well I allegedly play more than one. It'll even out.
M: I have a drum set.
J: Half the battle?
J: So ages and eons and a long time ago we watched The Trip to Spain, the third in a possible franchise featuring Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan.
J: Really!? I don't even remember the ending. Oh wait. Yes I do. That was some unfinished drama there!
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J: And this was the first of the three where both main characters maintained a really decent sense of... decency...
M: Well said. [laughs]
J: But seriously! It was mostly good, clean, accent fun!
M: Brogue fun? We're all about brogue fun here. Brogue-infested fun. That sounds terrible.
J: [frowns] No no. No infestations. Wrong.
M: Infestation implies they're not welcome. When, in fact, brogues are very welcome at Blog With a Brogue. Encouraged, even!
J: Shall I get Downton Tabby then?
M: [laughs] Please do. Classic literature. Litter-ature. Cats.
J: Little sneak preview for ya!
M: [drinks] You'll have to put a link to Downton Tabby.
J: Done! So highlights from The Trip to Spain?
M: Um. As I recall, we saw this the day after the triple homicide on Mass St. so I was quite bummed, and this movie did cheer me up considerably. It was a nice escape for sure.
J: Oh sh*t. I forgot about that. I was almost nervous to go out on Mass, but it didn't last long. And this movie was a very satisfying reminder that Lawrence was as it ever was...
M: [nods] Very true. And, as with the other movies, there were more than a couple laugh-out-loud parts.
J: The Moors?
M: [laughs] That it happens in Granada was the icing on the cake for me.
J: I just like that we've both been there!
M: Indeed. A three-hour tour.
M: I did not go back to the Alhambra while I studied there for that reason!
M: [nods] That being said, the Alhambra is amazing and worth a visit.
J: The shots were surprisingly familiar. And the jokes that Rob was making at that time were allllllmost too much.
M: Easily my favorite part of the movie.
J: What accent was he doing? Roger Moore?
J: The Moor Moores in Moor-land.
M: [laughs] Too much, and yet, just enough. Is how I would describe Rob Brydon in general.
J: I'm trying to remember other parts of the movie...
|"Bond. James Bond."|
J: The first one really held most of the magic.
M: Also, getting a text message from my parents asking, "What's the movie about the two guys that eat at restaurants then talk about it?" I don't even know how to say that grammatically correctly. [regards empty glass] That was delightful. Also the fact that I wasn't initially sure if they were talking about The Wine Show!
J: So I will say, if you're a fan of The Trip series, The Trip to Spain is another fantastic installment and worth watching for a few scenes alone. The dramatic interludes really take it up a notch this time and left me really hoping that they would continue.
M: Also. The Trip movies always make me want to watch other movies or shows with Steve Coogan. And I only say Steve Coogan because I haven't seen anything else with Rob Brydon. But. You really need to watch Moone Boy. Like a lot.
J: It's British?
M: Irish! Even betterh! But seriously, Chris O'Dowd. It's fantastic, and you and your bae should watch it so we can blog about it properly!!
J: Hahaha aw, I have a bae. That's neat.
M: That is neat! I'm very happy for you!
M: All I wanna say is... that... those movies entertain me significantly. And, if you feel so inclined, you should really watch one through three [snap-snap-snap].
J: That was NOT in a z-shape, ladies and gentlemen. Just for the record.
M: It was not!
J: Truly, this was my favorite of the series, just because our main characters didn't do anything too untoward.
M: Really? Ah, that's fair. I really wish it had less "plot" and more, just, circumstances.
J: I know exactly what you mean! The fact that the main plot drama occurred with Steve Coogan's son was a relief at the least.
M: [nods] [considers empty glass]
J: So I look forward to...
M: Round four!
J: Yes! And I hope we get a more wholesome view of the whole endeavor?
M: Less plot, more brogue! That's the BWAB way!
J: Oh my god. OH MY GOD. We just found our tagline!
M: "Oh my god, we did!"
J: Seriously though, less plot, more brogue. Sh*t's forreal. Night, all!
|But really, we should do a fourth movie.|