MOVIES - AUGUST
High Fidelity could be a sequel to Say Anything. Not counting spiritual sequels, I love connecting otherwise totally unrelated movies that either star similar characters or have a ton in common elsewhere. The Big Chill could be a sequel to The Breakfast Club. This Cracked article does a great job of it. I guess it’s a similar feeling to watching Marvel hero movies post Avengers, like there is a bigger story/world than just the one you’re seeing at the moment.
I also disliked, though appreciated, Mad Max. I know I’ve been spoiled worlds over on post-apocalyptic settings, but even the plot/chatacters/etc didn’t grab me at all. It was however the perfect prelude to watching MST3K’s Warrior of the Lost World, a total Mad Max ripoff.
Also Robin Williams was big last month. Still have to see What Dreams May Come, re-watch Dead Poets and Good Will Hunting
SAY ANYTHING - Very 80s, very sweet. Predictable but sincere and fun
THE BIG CHILL - Ensemble cast, 24hr slice of life, sad that it ended
HIGH FIDELITY - Very 90s, Cusack is cool, favorite Jack Black role.
THE BIRDCAGE - Great fun. Just shy of Meet the Parents level
CAPTAIN AMERICA - Slick and cool. Bit too full of itself, convoluted
DEATH TO SMOOCHY - Rare performances, weak narrative
TREASURE PLANET - Quite pretty, didn’t get into it much
MST3K:WotLW - Awful movie, hysterical riffing. YAY MEGAWEAPON
Mad Max - Enjoyed 2, but could not care less for this. Impressive practical effects. More interested in the source material outside the film