February 17th, 2008
|08:10 pm - SF/33 Mini-Update|
First film: Cloverfield. Filmed in Hurl-O-Vision. I don't usually watch films through my fingers, but the hand-held shakycam gimmick got real old just about the time the first monster attack hits, and it got sickening by the third time we were running for our lives. Still a compelling kinda thing, but I had to keep checking for Awesome Things to be going on in between averting my gaze lest I hurl my breakfast sandwich.
Second film: King Dinosaur. Hilarous bad Bert I. Gordon flick you may remember from MST3K; this one brought us the gift of Joey the Lemur, friend to mankind! The climax of this film involved the producer taking a komodo dragon and a monitor lizard and throwing them into a Fight Club for some gecko-roman wrestling. Fun to snark at.
Third film: The Last Mimzy. Kids' flick? Sorta... it's a sci-fi fairy tale and involves kids, but it was actually rather compelling and featured Rainn Wilson as a kinder, gentler Dwight Schrute. Plus the special effects were rather nice.
Plus a bunch of shorts, ranging from the amusing to the incomprehensible. We're s'posed to vote on em. I saw 2 installments; missed the third.
Currently there's a documentary on the Apollo missions showing, but I had to stop at home and pick up some extra stuff, so you get this report. Okay? Okay. Bye!
|Date:||February 18th, 2008 01:28 am (UTC)|| |
they were able to show cloverfeld? huh.
After getting seasick at Master and Commander, I finally learned my lesson and now take Dramamine before seeing just about anything billing itself as an action movie.
|Date:||February 18th, 2008 01:44 am (UTC)|| |
funnily enough, i just saw that documentary at home today. the extra interviews are awesome.
I saw The Last Mimzy a couple nights ago. Ummm... being an inhabitant of Whidbey Island, I wasn't as charmed as you were. Plus, I thought the parents were Dumb and Homeland Security shtick a little off. But I really liked Rainn Wilson and Katherine Hahn.
|Date:||February 18th, 2008 04:52 am (UTC)|| |
I don't understand the thing with Cloverfield -- I very easily get motion sickness, but the movie did nothing to me. Or my lunch.
Same with me. Maybe because I heard a lot of complaints before I watched it, and was prepared for the worst. Were you?
|Date:||February 19th, 2008 02:07 am (UTC)|| |
Nope. I'd known fairly little about it as I was pretty much dragged in to see it.
|Date:||February 19th, 2008 06:22 pm (UTC)|| |
No motion sickness for me either. Not a drop.
How close to the screen were you, Spatch? I've heard that the front-row joes are the ones most affected.
|Date:||February 21st, 2008 04:20 am (UTC)|| |
"We have brought civilization to Planet Nova."
Vali decided that Joey the lemur was a deep undercover agent and will end the four scientists when the time is right. I like this theory of hers.