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10 Nov 03

blockbuster movie vs screening room movie

i enjoy it when the crowd actually boos at the end of a movie. that’s exactly what happened at the end of the matrix revolutions when i saw it on friday night – and it was warranted. for a movie called “the matrix” there was surprisingly little matrix included. the best comparison i’ve heard was courtesy of jay pinkerton: If the first Matrix was Star Wars, Revolutions is Episode II. so true, complete with the cheesy dialogue and forced romance. i’m not going to say i hated the whole movie, but it was a big disappointment.

on saturday night, however, i went to see a movie called american splendor which was very well done. it’s the story of a comic book author who worked as a file clerk during the day. what’s interesting about this movie is that it’s about a real guy, so they interspersed clips of the actor portraying him with the real harvey pekar – and made harvey the narrator for the movie. it’s quite funny and bizarre and sad, all rolled together. i can’t imagine many people will see this movie though, which is a shame. perhaps it’s because it doesn’t involve enough bullet time.

3 Responses to “blockbuster movie vs screening room movie”

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    el scotto Says:

    people didn’t actually boo when i saw it on friday night, but one guy sitting behind us just said, “wow. good effort guys, good effort.”

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    el scotto Says:

    best strongbad ever.

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    pager Says:

    are you sure that guy sitting behind you wasn’t….you?

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