Today at one of our local theatres they randomly had a showing of TOP GUN at 12:30pm...
Which I think is so awesome, but… like… why. I thought maybe today was the anniversary of the release but that would be May 16. Odd. And why 12:30PM? They didn’t advertise it either. So do they expect people to show up at the theatre planning to see another film and then be like “Oh, Top Gun is playing! Let’s go see that instead!” I actually would probably do that because randomness is funny but idk. More awesome Tom Cruise movies should randomly be played at theatres. VANILLA SKY NEXT PLEASE!!!!!!!!!
I’m mad that I haven’t seen Scream 4 like 8 times already but I am sick as a dog, AGAIN, and I can’t do anything so I’m just going to have a movie marathon at home and hopefully get to go the movies soon because there are finally some things I really want to see but I have to see Scream 4 like at least 12 more times first so yeah.
regarding that movie with Kat Dennings, do you seriously think its OK to just go around trying to fuck everyone including your TEACHER when you are in high school? That movie looks like shit.
I just think people should be able to do whatever the fuck they want as long as it isn’t hurting anyone else. I think that if someone wants to sleep around then that doesn’t affect me at all so why would I give a flying fuck? Why would I take the time to call them out as a slut and try to make them feel bad about it? There are so many movies who portray the BAD character as girls who have sex and the GOOD girls are the virgins and that’s total bullshit because there is nothing wrong with either girl - the virgin or the “slut”. This movie seems to have a protagonist who is a sexually active young woman and they aren’t portraying her as bad which is awesome. This doesn’t even need to be said, but if she were a guy, people would just be cheering on the character telling them to fuck as many girls as possible. EYEROLL.
I don’t know much about this movie, but from the trailer, I see a young girl harnessing her confidence and doing what she wants and not caring about what people think of her and more movies need to be like that.
As for the teacher thing, of course you shouldn’t try and fuck your teacher. If any of my friends tried to go after our teachers when I was in high school there would have been some serious side eyeing going on from me, but that would be because of the age and authority figure factor. I don’t have a problem with age differences normally but I do when one of the people is underage. I’m not cheering on Kat Dennings’ character in this because she’s after her teacher, I’m cheering her on because of the reasons I listed above. Like I said, all I know of this movie is from the trailer, so I may have a completely different opinion once I see it (which will hopefully be soon, it goes into limited release on May 6). As of now though, I applaud the movie for being anti-slut shaming.
“There’s no point to any of this. It’s all just a random lottery of meaningless tragedy and a series of near escapes. So I take pleasure in the details. You know… a Quarter-Pounder with cheese, those are good, the sky about ten minutes before it starts to rain, the moment where your laughter become a cackle…”—Reality Bites (1994)
I have a weird question.......I've never seen any form of scary movie. Ever. And I'm 21. I'm terrified of being scared.....as stupid as that sounds. I just don't understand how people enjoy watching that on the screen. Anyway.....as dead-seat against scary movies as I am, I'm intrigued my Scream. I've heard all this hype about it since the new one has come out. Being a rookie, would to suggest the original Scream as my first "scary" movie?
Well, the short answer is, yes of course you should watch it. Anyone anywhere who is even slightly curious should watch it because it’s amazing. However, you (as someone who has never watched a scary movie) are not going to appreciate Scream the same way the rest of us do. One of the reasons Scream is considered so revolutionary and genius is because it is part horror movie, part horror satire. It’s the first self-aware horror film ever. It turned the horror genre on its side by parodying it while at the same time delivering a genuinely good horror picture. It makes fun of horror cliches, so if you’ve never seen a horror movie, you’re not going to know it’s a cliche. The group of teens in the movie are obsessed with horror movies themselves and are constantly referencing them. Some of the references are blatant, others are just kind of a wink. They talk about what’s going on in their lives as if it’s actually happening in a horror movie, which introduces us to one of the best scenes ever where the biggest horror movie fan stands up and declares, “There are certain rules that one must abide by to successfully survive a horror movie!” He lists three things that happen very often in horror movies, and you’re just not going to find it as funny or brilliant cause you don’t know how on the money it actually is. ALL OF THAT SAID, you can still enjoy the flawlessness of Scream. Absolutely, you should watch it. And if you enjoy it, check out the sequels because they are all fantastic.
You need to watch more movies so I know what to watch, cause I just watched like 4 movies that sucked. every time you tell me to watch something, i end up loving it. any recommendations for NEW movies?
ps you were so right about The Dilemma and The Green Hornet. SO TERRIBLE!! Thank God we have Scorsese. what would we do?
If we didn’t have Marty I would drop dead. Anyway, I’ve gotten a lot of messages asking me this same question and I promise I am going to have a reviews post up soon. I have a stack of new (and old!) movies to watch and it’s going to happen this weekend because I am planning to lay low. =)
I am a huge movie buff and literally just spent the last couple of HOURS on your blog (first time here). Great great stuff! Lots of movies I haven't seen that I want to check out now because you've touched on them here. One thing I read was the whole Leo being snubbed by the Academy Awards. I completely agree! I'm such a huge Leo fan. Ever since I watched Titanic. I always say Leo deserves so many more awards than what he has/has been nominated for, lol. Loved reading that bit. Anyways, awsome blog again. I can't believe I haven't found you sooner!
Thank you thank you thank you! I love messages like this. It’s awesome you spent all that time looking at the blog, glad you like it.
As for Leo, the whole thing used to really bother me (and, I admit, when I saw his Shutter Island snub happen I nearly dropped dead), but then I remind myself how little the awards really even matter and I don’t care. I mean, Marty didn’t win an Oscar until 2007. That in itself shows you how they don’t mean much. It’s one of those things where it’s like, if you get one, it’s a great honor. If you don’t, who cares.
I read barley any film blogs. Off the top of my head, here are some on tumblr:
Oh and there’s also Roger Ebert’s blog, but he tends to talk about like 29083190 million things, not just film. I still enjoy it though. If anyone reading this wants to reply with their film blog link, go right ahead.
I'm really happy you enjoyed Scream 4 so much! I had the same reaction as you. It was soooo incredibly fun and entertaining. I mean, I realize there were flaws with it, but I got such a kick out of watching, none of that stuff really matters to me. How would you rate it against the previous three films?
It was incredibly fun and entertaining, but the best part is that it wasn’t *just* fun and entertaining, it had it’s finger directly on the pulse of what’s relevant to young people in terms of movies and social media. It was just as self aware and ironic as the original Scream. They weren’t trying too hard to be hip and new and fit into the trends that are in horror films today, they did their own thing just like they did in 1996 with the original Scream. I LOVE how it tied into the first 3 so much. It was like Wes Craven & Kevin Williamson kept looking at us Scream fans and winking.
A perfect example of all of this was the scene where the kids are watching Stab at the Stabathon and quoting every line as it was happening on screen. Prior to going to the theatre to see Scream 4, my friend and I marathoned the first three films and during Scream 2, when Stab is playing at the theatre we recited the “I don’t even know you, and I dislike you already!” line that Heather Graham (as Casey) says as it played on screen, which is one of the lines that the audience screams out at the Stabathon. The whole thing was just ACCURATE.
I can’t really rate it against the first 3 films. I’ve been living with those films, collectively have seen them hundreds of times, for over 10 years. This I just saw last night and am really overwhelmed by. In time, I guess I’ll be able to compare them, but right now I’m just reveling in all the awesomeness. :)
I can’t even tell you how much I loved it. I’m still processing it and am pretty overwhelmed so I can’t even really explain why I think it was so genius. Definitely one of the best horror films I’ve seen in a very long time. I haven’t had that much fun at the movies in ages. I can’t even remember when. It’s funny, I was just saying to my friend how I watch so many movies and love so many of them, but there’s really nothing like seeing a film you were DYING to see and have it not only meet, but exceed your sky high expectations. We’ll be seeing it again, hopefully tonight, and I think I’ll be able to form sentences after that now that I can notice more little things in the film and not just be overwhelmed and overexcited by it all.
oh also, i had turned off messages so no one would spoil Scream 4 for me (it worked - I went in completely clueless & spoiler free and had the time of my fucking life) so I just turned my messages back on! it was nice taking a little break but I still have tons backed up to answer. I’m out of town right now so I probably won’t get them all done until the end of this week. Happy Easter!!!!
hey did you/are you watching any of the on demand TFF films? i think the bleeding house one looks good, and the zach braff one, the high cost of living. actually they all look good but they are $7 each so i wisely am consulting you first :)
Hey! I haven’t yet, and I doubt i’ll have time to unfortunately, as I am going out of town tomorrow, but when I get back I am marathoning that shit haha. Everyone is saying The High Cost of Living is GREAT, though. I really can’t wait to watch it. Zach Braff is kind of selective with what he does, and I always enjoy what he ends up doing, so I’m very excited for it. I’m sure many of my friends will be seeing all those films this week and by the time I get back I’ll have a ton of full-on reviews. I must say, though, that anything Tribeca Film selects to be a part of the festival is worthwhile and I can say that 100% honestly. Most films I have seen as a result of TF have been incredible. Once in awhile there’s a few that I don’t find AMAZING, but that’s bound to happen since I watch so many and everyone has different tastes. However, I truly have never seen a TFF movie that I hated or thought wasn’t worth it. :)
korben-dallas said: YOU SAW WE BOUGHT A ZOO? I’m so fucking jealous. Cameron Crowe is my favorite director, I can’t wait for that movie. It feels like a lifetime since he had one come out.
No, Cameron is still currently filming that which is why he couldn’t be there last night. The Union is Cameron’s latest finished film, which is a documentary about the musical union of Elton John & Leon Russell. :) And yes, it’s been far too long. I long for the days where Almost Famous (my all-time favorite film) came out, and then boom, the next year we got Vanilla Sky (also in my top favorite films ever).
So this was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever been a part of last night. I really don’t have words to describe it other than holy fuckballs. I’ve been working with TF for two years and the whole thing has been one of the greatest experiences of my life but this was beyond anything that came before it. I’m just really impressed and proud that everything came together the way it did. I mean, it’s always amazing at TFF but last year the opening movie was a Shrek film. This year, Elton John performed a free concert after the screening of a NEW CAMERON CROWE FILM. It doesn’t compare. I was veryveryVERY sad that Mr. Crowe couldn’t be there though. Marty is my favorite director of all time + Cameron is my favorite screenwriter & one of my favorite directors so it would have been nice for him to personally debut his film and see those two incredible men who have influenced my life so strongly together on the same night. I know Marty is a big fan of the film and it’s just so amazing to know that they’re on the same wavelength. Ahh, this is a good day to be obsessed with movies & music, you guys. A really good day.
If you’re anywhere near NYC and don’t have any TFF tickets yet, you are lacking something in your life so do it now http://www.tribecafilm.com/filmguide/
“Do I have an original thought in my head? My bald head. Maybe if I were happier, my hair wouldn’t be falling out. Life is short. I need to make the most of it. Today is the first day of the rest of my life. I’m a walking cliché. I really need to go to the doctor and have my leg checked. There’s something wrong. A bump. The dentist called again. I’m way overdue. If I stop putting things off, I would be happier. All I do is sit on my fat ass. If my ass wasn’t fat I would be happier. I wouldn’t have to wear these shirts with the tails out all the time. Like that’s fooling anyone. Fat ass. I should start jogging again. Five miles a day. Really do it this time. Maybe rock climbing. I need to turn my life around. What do I need to do? I need to fall in love. I need to have a girlfriend. I need to read more, improve myself. What if I learned Russian or something? Or took up an instrument? I could speak Chinese. I’d be the screenwriter who speaks Chinese and plays the oboe. That would be cool. I should get my hair cut short. Stop trying to fool myself and everyone else into thinking I have a full head of hair. How pathetic is that? Just be real. Confident. Isn’t that what women are attracted to? Men don’t have to be attractive. But that’s not true. Especially these days. Almost as much pressure on men as there is on women these days. Why should I be made to feel I have to apologize for my existence? Maybe it’s my brain chemistry. Maybe that’s what’s wrong with me. Bad chemistry. All my problems and anxiety can be reduced to a chemical imbalance or some kind of misfiring synapses. I need to get help for that. But I’ll still be ugly though. Nothing’s gonna change that.”—The opening monologue of Adaptation
is seriously one of the greatest films ever made to the point where it’s hard to watch without having to pause it so you can in amazement for a few minutes before continuing. I haven’t watched it in so long and it came on this morning as I was getting ready for work and tearing myself away from the TV to actually leave the house was really hard.