Monthly Archives: December 2009
Missed yesterday. And I could have hit it.
Almost decided to miss today.
Caught Weapons of Self Destruction tonight. “What the Fuck!”
Really need to finish up my thoughts on Friday’s double feature. Saturday’s Brodre feature and tonight’s REC 2 adventure fest, plus quick trips to PA, Sight and Sound Films, the future, Costa Rica VS. the Great American Road Trip and possibly start musing on my top 2000 films from the last decade.
You better Believe War of the Worlds is going on that list, pretty high up.
I slept in my jeans last night to help me wake up better. It kind of worked. Alarms don’t work that well anymore. I need to trick myself into doing it, by adding uncomfortable elements to my sleep.
Leave the lights on. Sleep on the back crurshling futon. Keep my jeans on.
Maybe next time I’ll keep the belt as well.
Last night I had a chance (fateful) run-in with Master Blake Larue on his way to see The Fantastic Mr. Fox with one Connie Chan who is still pissing me off over her refusal to meet up with us at Andrew Parrish’s house on Saturday, previous.
But more to the point (up to date), Blake mentioned a possible double screening feature of The Invisible Man and Frankenstein at the Film Forum on Friday (Today).
I jumped at this shit.*
* I used to be up on what was playing. Years ago I would have known about the James Whale retropactum (Rectospectum!) weeks in advance, but lately and largely as a money saving device I’ve been avoiding the schedules of all the groovy movie theaters in the area. Missing all sorts of important classics, I’m sure.
So I hit up the 2:25 Invisible Man with Chadd Harbold, meeting Blake and some of his conspirators at the theater. The Invisible Man is my favorite H.G. Wells novel. I had never read anything where the “protagonist” was so sadistic at the time. And the movie was surprisingly awesome when I rented it as a kid. Amazing special effects for 1933, especially when seen on a well-worn VHS through my ten-year-old eyes.
The movie was still good and the special effects were still impressive. But Claude Rains’s performance is what really hit me this time. You only see his face once in the film, but his voice-acting is sensational and his presemce is incredible throughout.
Before I got to finish writing this I did something weird and left to go to Ruby Tuesday New York
I don’t know whether it was stress related or from lack of sleep, but man I developed a shit ton of a migraine late last night. It kind of started after I took my nasal spray for my ears. And then as the pressure in my ears got worse the pain in my head got worse.
I thought I was alright when I left Katie and Zach but just kinda lost it and started bumbling incoherently on my way home at one point walking straight into a cop without seeing him. But he was cool I think.
I had a shit ton of bad dreams and then I woke up feeling hungover and my head was pounding. I didn’t get any work done and let down a lot of people.
I go park today
I spent my day going to the doctors and running errands in between. Last night to calm my nerves after a long day of work I tried to watch Next starring Nicholas Cage before going to bed.
The film was pretty poorly made. Not surprising for Lee “Die Another Day” Tamahori. Nic seemed kinda bored and the movie followed suit. Love the idea of him as a Las Vegas Magician, let down by the execution. Anyway the film was trogging along, getting lost in lousy exposition, Peter Falk cameos and bad Train CGI, when we get to a scene in a diner where Nic Cage finally meets Jessica Biel, some girl he’s seen in his dreams.
He approaches her and his first attempt at making a connection goes terribly wrong. And then we go back to Nic sitting at the bar of the diner before approaching Ms. Biel. Haha. I get it. It was Nicholas Cage’s super power that allows him to see 2 minutes into the future showing us one of the many possibilities of his future meeting with Jessica. The movie continued to show several variations, eventually introducing Jessica’s stalker of an ex-boyfriend. Nic Cage decides to let the ex-boyfriend punch him in the face, finally capturing Jessica’s attention in the right way.
The movie was getting good, then the DVD broke in my brother’s XBOX.
Just saw a wierd Biz Markie JC Penney commercial I think?
Girl you got what I need…..