Whoa how many of you were willing to go see "The Boat That Rocked"/"Pirate Radio" based on ASR's glowing recommendation?
You know that he's 18 right? And that type of rebel movie is right up his alley? And AST's user age range averages 14-18?
"(inaudible) I've seen, basically, all of those at this point."
"Yes, but have you ever seen Threen Wolf?"
~ AST Wake Up podcast 07/25/09, the Technology episode
I'm 19! That means I'm clearly done with rebel phase and well into the "I-kind-of-still-need-my-parents-but-I'm-not-fully-admitting-it!" phase!
But yeah, if I wasn't clear enough, I LOVED the movie but it wasn't necessarily great. In fact, the plot was a mess and the only glue to the story was the government trying to shut them down. It just resonated with me and my love for the cast and good rock.
I fully expect a large amount of people to disagree with me. Hell, I actually think Kevin Smith movies are funny! I have Linkin Park on my iPod and I don't always skip the songs when they come on shuffle! What the fuck do I know?
Well, I'm convinced.
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I actually do think there are funny Kevin Smith movies but I hate them now.
I thought Zack & Miri Make A Porno was the funniest film he's ever made. Not even meant to be a dig at the others (which I liked when I was 13 but cringe at completely now), I really did enjoy it quite a bit.
This movie's been out for a couple of years, but I (and akliner) watched Son of Rambow this weekend. I loved it a lot. I think the character of Didier (the French exchange student) was just a brilliant creation all around. And I liked the rest of the movie a lot, too.
Just watched Sleeping Dogs Lie (originally titled "Stay") directed by Bobcat Goldthwait. Sick, twisted and hilarious. It's available on Netflix "Watch instantly". Funny cameos from Posehn and Agee.
I'm not a big "movie person", so when a movie is released on DVD, I don't rush to see it.
Today I finally broke down and watched "Year One", "17 Again", and "Fanboys". Is it wrong that I got more laughs from "Fanboys" then I did from the other two combined?
"17 Again" - I like Matthew Perry; he's barely in this frickin' movie. It's all about Efron. ZE is not funny.
"Year One" - Strike two. I forgot a credo of mine-"Jack Black is not funny."
I'll give some props to Michael Cera though.
"Fanboys" - Funny. Unexpectedly funny. What worried me the most is when they were asked "Star Wars Geek" questions and I knew the answers. Oh well.
"Except for MJEH. He is an irredeemable fiend who should be locked up!!" - Alex Mac
Just watched Star Trek. It's still a lot of fun and a great summer movie, I just wish I had a giant screen so I could appreciate it properly.
Saw Precious yesterday - Monique's funniest role!
I finally saw Zombieland. I really enjoyed it. And it looks like our "little miss sunshine" might pull out of adolescence without getting ugly. Plus, she proved that she can actually act and wasn't good just because she was a cute little girl. And am I wrong to think Jesse Eisenberg is a little hot? Maybe I just have a thing for amusement parks...
S.W.A.S.S. points, no deductions!
I just watched Herzog's Bad Lieutenant film. This is quite possibly the greatest film ever made and I will battle with anyone who disagrees with me. Herzog is officially the most important artist alive today and arguably the most talented filmmaker to ever live. I had to take a shower after watching this due to how sweaty and excited I became from deciphering the layers and levels of genius. I am going to watch this goddamned wonderful thing ten more times in the next ten days and if Herzog and Cage don't win Oscars then fuck an Oscar and fuck you.
4 films I just saw:
Darkon - Documentary about Live Action Role Players (nerds). Good in the sense that it was truly about why these people do what they do. It made you better understand the world they fabricate for themselves. An interesting point was that they didn't talk at all about anyone feeling embarrassed about doing it, or showing peoples reactions to them doing it. A very interesting and I thought positive take on it.
Westworld - Kind of a let down. It was good, but I guess I hyped it up to much for myself. It was probably more groundbreaking at the time for being one of the earlier "evil unstoppable entity" movies. Which is admirable. I guess.
Billy the Kid - Not about the Wild West gunslinger, but a documentary about a neurotic outcast kid in high school. The movie follows Billy as he waxes poetic on topics like love, rock n' roll, honor, and all sorts of other personal things. It paints this kid as a real human being, with the same kind of essential desires that we all have, just with an awkward way of dealing with them. That, mixed with his general fearlessness makes for some pretty cringe-worthy moments, but if you can sit through those, its a very genuine look at someone that would otherwise not get this much attention.
Dark Streets - Neat cinematography. Thats mostly it. Though the end was kind of a neat twist in thatKind of a downer movie really, but I guess thats what they were going for.