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May 04, 2004

Damn the Torpedos!

So last night I was all excited because the USA Network was showing the movie U-571. I know, I know - that's not exciting! Why were you excited?

WELL. I was excited because my new celebrity crush, Matthew Settle, is in that movie. Not for very long, mind you. But he has some lines! And he looks cute! Is there anything else that matters?

(By the way, I'm really not sure about this guy's sartorial choices, as seen in that last photo.)

SO, I was running around my apartment screaming my head off (figuratively) at my good fortune. And I recruited Teem to watch with me. She's a good friend, so she agreed to watch. According to her, the people portraying the Germans were "authentic." Yeah, I don't know either. But I could make out all the numbers they were saying, so I guess three years of taking German really did pay off.

But back to Matthew! He plays the just-married torpedoman, Lt. Larson. Actually, the film did not have nearly enough of the right Matthew (i.e. Settle) and had way too much of the obviously inferior Matthew, Matthew McConnaHEY! Who looked really skeery and stuff, all shaved and intense. But I could deal with him and his naked bongo playing if it meant that I was going to be able to bask in the loveliness that is Matthew "The Better One" Settle.

Oh, and a little too much Jonbon in this film, too. And his funkay haircut. But I do like when Jonbon gets killed by an enormous flying hubcap.

But back to the Matthew that matters. He looks so pretty in his dress whites during his "wedding," and he gets to exclaim that the Navy "didn't even give (me) five minutes to consummate my marriage!" when he finds out he's been sent out to sea. Teem missed that part because she was inexplicably focused on something else, but through the magic of TiVo she was able to replay the scene. And she agreed that his reading of the line was simply astounding.

Later in the film, my Matthew is shot! Repeatedly! In the chestal area! But he lives on, don't you know. He's evacuated off the German submarine and lives to fight (and consummate) another day.

I'd say his screen time was 10 minutes, total. I feel cheated!

Posted by Highwaygirl on May 4, 2004 02:40 PM to the category Celebrity Crush

Matthew is very cute. He looks like the illegimate love child of Billy Campbell (you already mentioned the resemblance) and Hal Sparks, who I think is so cute.

Posted by: Nancy at May 5, 2004 01:28 PM

Good lrod, he does! And Hal Sparks is freaking adorable. I want to put him in my pocket (not saying which one).

And I will love Nancy forever for agreeing with me on the cuteness of Matthew Settle.

Posted by: Highwaygirl at May 5, 2004 02:01 PM

Hal Sparks is already in my pocket, so you can't have him!

And I thought you already loved me forever, for introducing you to Starbucks bars and turkey pepperoni and Glenny's Soy Chips and...was there something else?

Posted by: Nancy at May 6, 2004 07:29 AM

Actually, I introduced her to Glenny's Soy Crisps. Although, had Nancy not introduced me, I guess I would not have introduced her. But um, yeah. I have no point.

Posted by: Teem at May 6, 2004 04:39 PM

Don't forget Into The West starts Friday on TNT - Starring Matthew Settle.

Posted by: Cindy at June 6, 2005 02:46 PM

Ooh, Matthew Settle?!? Why hasn't my Tivo Wish List picked this up?

*bitchslaps Tivo (lovingly, of course)*

Thanks, Cindy!

Posted by: Highwaygirl at June 6, 2005 09:45 PM

Too funny...I saw a big ad for Into the West last night in People, and noticed Matthew Settle. I was trying to remember why I knew his name and reminded myself to come see if he was one of your celebrity crushes. Lo and behold!

That thing is packed with good peeps, though. Keri Russell (a personal girlcrush), Christian Kane (wearing braids!) and freaking Balthazar Getty!!! Balthazar! I thought he was dead or something.

I'm totally watching.

Posted by: Roo at June 7, 2005 12:50 PM

Matthew Settle is still delectable. Heh, you know who else is in this, Erika? SKEET ULRICH. He's looking pretty rough (I want to slather eye cream on him posthaste), but Kerri and Matthew look good.

Posted by: Highwaygirl at June 8, 2005 11:57 AM
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