WOW! I am surprised you really didn't like it Dante. I even recorded it so the Boy could watch it too - and he really liked it. From what I can tell from your posts that I have read, I thought we had similar taste in movies.
ETA: LOL @ Smirk
This message has been edited by AnnyBoo on Apr 17, 2012 5:47 PM
I downloaded a bunch of hand-held movies - I think Lake Mungo, among them. Will have to give it a try.
Among the bunch was one called "Home Movie" - sorta meh. But I didn't go to sleep so it had that going for it.
Anny, if you haven't seen it already, you might want to check out "World's Greatest Dad", with Robin Williams - it has the same vibey-vibe going on as ..Funny Story..., albeit a bit darker. It also uses Under Pressure - which, honestly, brings any movie up an extra 1/2 cookie in my book.
People who write condescending responses like yours Anny tend to have a grandiose sense of the importance of their own trite opinions. They make up for their own obvious deficits by demeaning the opinions of others.
Before this thread I had no opinion of you one way or the other. I guess whatever you've written in the past here was so inconsequential that I never even really noticed it.
There are many possible responses to what I wrote. I could've easily accepted if you disagreed with me & stated a half-way intelligent opinion on why that was. Instead you insulted me by writing a throw-away one-liner.
I'm in my mid-forties and am not up on every quirky 'Indy' movie out there that appeals to the college set. "Under the radar" is an idiomatic expression that IMO is open to interpretation. If you want to imply someone is 'stupid' for not agreeing with your idea of what makes for an "under the radar" movie that is your problem.
Someone wrote "Whatever" because they thought you were joking, as I did, because Office Space is in no way under the radar, it's extremely popular. And "whatever" also in no way needs a response of "Fuck off" from someone who is reportedly in their 40's. The only thing "grandiose" in this entire thread is your bizarre overreaction. Can it.
This message has been edited by DanteBean on Apr 22, 2012 4:13 AM
(Just letting you all know that I search the database first to make sure a movie hasn't been discussed.)
I saw another movie this weekend on one of the free movie channels I have currently. I like to spend Sundays watching randoms. It was called "My Last 5 Girlfriends". Here's the detailhttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt1050002/
It kept my attention, but wow it was strange. I was discussing it with one of my girlfriends at lunch today and she said it reminded her of a movie she saw called "The Science of Sleep" (herhttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt0354899/ )
She did say that a close friend recommended The Science of Sleep and while she appreciated the effort, she definitely DID NOT LIKE. I wouldn't exactly recommend My Last 5 Girlfriends, but it had its moments.
On a NOT UNDER THE RADAR announcement - I finally saw Midnight in Paris. I in general am NOT an Owen fan. And he kind of bugged me in the movie, but for the most part (as a journalist major and professional writer) I kind of dug it.
Anybody see The Science of Sleep or... (gasp!) My Last 5 Girlfriends? And Dante? How the hell do you keep all the movies straight? Sounds like you see a TON for ... work? As a casual movie watcher, I mix them all up in my head.
This message has been edited by AnnyBoo on Apr 23, 2012 9:29 PM
I've seen Science of Sleep, couldn't stand it. Gondry is so overrated. I'll give him Eternal Sunshine, but he's so hell bent on being cute or quirky that it ruins what would could be good movies.
And I don't know, I've never really thought about it. I've always been a huge movie fan, they (and live music) are my escape. While I go to movies with friends and significant others, I actually prefer to go alone. They've always been the one time every week (I go every Sunday) where I can get away from life and shut off my phone and not talk to anyone for a couple of hours.
And I see movies on my own time. From 2004-2011 I worked with special needs kids, and we would go on trips to the movies all the time, so it's not like I ever got to see anything I wanted to. I would always bring that up every other post or so to remind people why the hell I saw Big Mama's House 3 or Step Up 2 The Streets in theaters. Totally against my will plus I was getting paid for it!
Speaking of music videos - the Vevo app on Xbox has me watching them again. I would have killed for on-demand, hi-def, music videos when I was in college. But no, back then I had to sit through 10 minutes of crap commercials for 2 lousy videos that probably sucked anyway.
Caught this randomly this weekend while browsing the app and thought it was really powerful. (Remember, I'm 40+ now, and ultra unhip, so this is probably really popular and I just don't know it.) Regardless, its pretty much the complete opposite of the jingoistic 3 Doors Down crap I thought it was going to be when it started.
I just googled Gondry as I had no idea he did music videos as well. Holy resume, Batman! That guy is a freaking renaissance man. Musician, band member, music video direction, invented common film techniques, screen play writer, director, producer, etc.