Shake And Bake Sunday

Out of boredom, me and my sister checked out some cable movie channels to kill our time yesterday. Luckily, we had some old but good comedy flicks that killed our time.

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First, we watched “National Lampoon’s Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj” at noon on Star Movies. We haven’t watched that movie yet and we really don’t know why we missed that funny movie.

Yahoo Movies has a lot more to say:

Taj Badalandabad, the personal assistant to the legendary Van Wilder, has just graduated Coolidge College and is now on his way to England’s Camford University. Taj is on a quest to follow in the footsteps of his father’s legend as a ladies’ man at Camford, beginning with membership to an exclusive campus Fraternal Guild, the Fox and Hounds. But when Taj arrives at the venerated campus, he quickly discovers he has not been accepted to the Fraternal Guild, and that the stuffy head of the Fox and Hounds–Pip Everett, the Earl of Grey–is, in fact, a wanker. Taj seeks out the only housing available on campus and finds himself suddenly “Head of House” for a group of student misfits. Taj also finds out he will be a history teacher to his new mates and that his teaching supervisor will be Charlotte Higginson, an English beauty with a wild streak who just happens to be dating Pip Everett. Taj decides to take on the challenge before him–not only will he transform the band of misfits into Big Men (and Woman) on Campus, he will give the Fox and Hounds and Pip a run for their money. At the campus Society Inaugural Ball, Taj announces that he and his new mates are starting their own exclusive society–the Cock and Bulls. And the Fox and Hounds will be meeting the Cock and at the venerable Camford Cup–an ongoing series of campus academic events and athletic competitions. Taj whips his band of adopted ruffians into the leanest, meanest and sexiest fraternal society ever to muss the sheets at Camford. His ingenuity is not lost on Charlotte as Taj does everything he can to draw her attention away from Pip. As he faces the first test of his new insights into the female sex, Taj realizes that sometimes you have got to let you’re heart lead you, even if you know it’s taking you places you’re not supposed to go.

The comedy and naughty content was well balanced in this film. Though it is not recommended to be watched by minors, I was really mesmerized by the leading lady in this film. She looks like Elisha Cuthbert. 😳

You can download the “National Lampoon’s Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj” here.


My sister already reserved our main TV set at 9 PM for HBO‘s showing of “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” which is starred and produced by zany guy, Will Ferrell.

Yahoo! Movies, again, has a lot more to say:

Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) is a NASCAR racing sensation whose “win at all costs” approach has made him a national hero. He and his loyal racing partner and childhood friend, Cal Naughton Jr. (John C. Reilly), are a fearless duo, thrilling their fans by finishing most races in the top spots – with Ricky Bobby always leading the pack. When a flamboyant French Formula One driver, Jean Girard (Sacha Baron Cohen), challenges him for the supremacy of NASCAR, Ricky Bobby must face his own demons and fight for his place as racing’s top driver.

I’m a sucker for comedy movies, add up the car racing content, it’s one hell of a show that I want to watch over and over again. πŸ˜†

The movie was centered on a life of Ricky Bobby, a son of a NASCAR driver whose career is heading nowhere. As a childhood, he was a braggart who continues to create his own rules. On his adulthood, he worked as a pit crew of the same stock car racing association but had his finest day when he replaced their lazy main driver and still managed to win. He started to be on the spotlight and lived a celebrity life and even helped his long time best friend, Cal Naughton Jr., to be on the driver’s seat as his co-driver. Until one day, he’s team decided to drop him because of his “Shake and Bake” lifestyle. They decided to hire the services of Jean Girard, a French Formula 1 hotshot and left Bobby after suffering a psychological disorder obtained from a crash. All of his possessions, including his wife, went to his best friend Cal and that’s the start of the twist in the story.

Girls really follow money. That happens on real life. They are too good to be true. πŸ™„

Ricky had nothing up to the point that he turned to his mother for help. He worked for a pizza parlor as a delivery boy, which accidentally leads him to a meet up with his lost father. He was then saved from his untimely racing downfall, thanks to his father who picked up his pieces.

“If you’re not the first, you’re last.” πŸ˜‰

You can download “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” here.


~ by Joshua Tadena on December 31, 2007.

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