Okay, things are so tense around here (and everywhere) I thought I would attempt to start a movie thread and lighten the mood. With the colder weather approaching I know that I rent more movies and would love to hear about what everyone else likes.
Last weekend I watched Stuck. It is a little independent movie inspired by an actual event. Remember a few years back when the doped up chick in TX hit a homeless man and let him die in her garage? Well, that is the story here. Mena Survari plays the young girl with terrible decision making skills and Stephen Rae plays the unlucky jay walker. This movie is hard to describe. I laughed, I felt bad, I had to look away at times. The filmmaker takes great delight in gore, but never to an extreme where it is just gratuitous. Both leads are up to the task and you actually start to feel bad for all involved. There are times of sheer adrenaline as well closer to the end of the movie when you are not sure what exactly is going to happen.
If you like movies with a different style and are tired of the usual blockbuster crap churned out by the majors - rent this one. I do forewarn, NOT for children.
What have you seen lately?
Really good timing!
Also for me since I just upgraded my AV system and joined Netflix.
I like to watch films first for pure entertainment then again to get a little critical.
Recently viewed Indie, The Slaughter Rule and The Bridge as well as blockbuster stuff like 88 Minutes, Bucket List and
Cold Mountain which I find haunting.
Best movie of the year. Saw it in the theatre and DVD. Usually fall asleep to movies and their tired story lines.
Idiocracy is pretty good as is Zeitgeist.
Offshore – “haunting” is a great way to describe Cold Mountain. I was not sure I would like it because a.) not huge on love stories b.) not huge on sweeping epic type movies c.) Kidman is hit or miss in my book, but ended up becoming completely engrossed. And yes, shed a tear or two.
Charlatan – I really want to see that, maybe I will pick it up tonight.
Re-queuing Netflix list. BTW, has anyone seen The Bridge?
Watched Iron Man. Thought it was good.
Some Jet Li/Jackie Chan flick. Sucked because it was geared towards a teen audience.
I love documentaries, but I think The Bridge may be a bit much for me.
I am a fragile flower.
Dude, you talk about haunting!!!
That’s what I am saying. That is just too much reality for me at this time.
Yeah, I kinda wish I didn't see it.
But ya did Blanche! Ya did!
Bigger, Stronger, Faster - much more than I expected. Very interesting and my heart went out to the makers parents.
Roids are still bad - that never changed.
Or hemorrhoids? Spelling is awfully hard these days.
Steroids have never killed anyone. They actually are quite medically useful. If dipshits abuse them so be it. Dipshits abuse everything. Let's not define rules/regulations in accordance with abusers. I
f you've went to a pro sporting event, you're probably giving money to people on 'roids. So that makes you an enabler and therefore part of the problem.
Could you BE a little more melodramatic?
Watched Smiley Face today starring Anna Faris. Funny movie about the day in the life of a complete stoner. Uh oh - I guess I just donated to the cannabis society. My bad.
It's called existentialism. Bill Nye has a show based on it called Stuff Happens. Even contemporary Christianity is moving towards existentialism after it initially dogged it a bit.
Steroids have the same sort of potential adverse effects as say a meat-based diet or some of the more popular prescription medicines or even high fructose corn syrup.
I guess we watched two different documentaries.