| "Look at this happy person with her awesome t-shirt!"|
(This could've been you. Loser.)
L: Am I supposed to be part of the conversation?
M: Yes! You're our lucky winner. And BASS President.
M: Bassssss.... Oh god you're typing all this! She always does this. I never notice. Now you know all the secrets behind B-WAB.
L: It's so fun to watch it live.
M: This drink is strong.
L: [whispers] She's still typing.
J: Meredith, as soon as you're done with your fancy new phone [dramatic sigh] why don't you tell us about Attack the Block?
M: I was texting my Mom! I gotta think for a second. [focuses] Well Attack the Block is another excellent film from the makers of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. It follows a troop of young boys.
J: Gang. It's a gang, Meredith.
M: Oh my god. I just got straw-ed. That's not going to make any sense.
J: Doesn't matter. Keep going.
M: Okay. A gang of young boys as they defend their south London neighborhood - potentially Brixton - from an invasion.
|The gang. No, literally.|
M: That's all I've got.
J: It's a surprisingly serious story (alliteration!) of racial and socioeconomic tension, coupled with a most dramatic version of an alien attack in London. When I first sat down to watch Attack the Block, Meredith warned me that the beginning would be a bit hard to get through.
M: First five minutes, a little rough. Misleading. But maybe that's the point. Am I even speaking in full sentences? [laughs] Anyways... it is chock full of metaphor and symbolism and deeper meaning while still remaining accessible and very entertaining.
|I did not think this man could ever look any more awkward. |
Boy, was I wrong.
M: Yes! The lingo - whatever you want to call it - is outstanding! You really must see it for yourself.
J: Agreed! The brogue is incredible and authentic and wonderfully varied for a movie that takes place of the span of exactly one night.
|Aliens. Trust. Believe.|
J: All in all a movie quite different from both Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, but one I would wholeheartedly recommend.
M: And minus Simon Pegg. But all the same, it's truly worthwhile.
M: It's kind of warm in here. I'm also wearing wool socks. I was wearing clogs earlier, but they slide off your feet sometimes, and it's hard to walk. Dammit Jenna!
L: That's why I'm being as quiet as possible.
|Fantastic shot of the group. Happy anniversary, BWAB!|
M: We are friends! We are laughing!
We have another BWAB anniversary participant! No comment on relation. It's definitely not nepotism.
|The party continues.|