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Monday, June 26, 2006

Just as I speak up in defense of the Internets.

I just saw The Lake House. It wasn't bad. I liked it enough, given I figured out the whole damn plot 20 minutes in. And I really, really hate when that happens, so the fact that I am admitting to liking it says a lot about this film. I didn't regret not seeing Tokyo Drift or anything. The problem is, I just went to the film's IMDb page. I really should never, ever do that. At least, I shouldn't read the message boards. Because it's full of people who have seen the movie and still have no goddamn clue what's going on, and that irritates me shitless. Maybe it's because I always see movies by myself (and as such, without distractions), maybe because I have watched thousands of movies, or maybe it's because I hexpecially like the twisty-plot ones, but I very, very rarely am totally clueless as to what's going on in a film, and I certainly never get the plot all fucked to hell. Sometimes, I swear I talk to people about a film and hear their ideas about what happened and end up explaining shit and wonder if we were even watching the same thing. It's nuts. Uuuuh, that's it, really. You should see it. I mean, it'll make your head hurt with the idea of having a relationship with someone living in the future (and God help you, definitely don't view the message board about that), and there were a few times in the film where you could see the film was originally set in 2002/2004 instead of 2004/2006, thanks to Sandy's unmistakable mouthing of "...2002" when the audio says "...2004," but it's a pretty good flick udderwise. Keanu Reeves, one-time love of my life, or at least loins, is finally starting to look...older. I must say, though, I do love that both of the leads here are in their 40s. That's hawt. (Aside: Does anyone actually want to see that new Superman movie? Am I the only one who already considers it a waste of valuable screen space? AND WHY DO I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL NOVEMBER FOR CASINO ROYALE? DAMNIT!)

7 Comments:

At 6/26/2006 12:15:00 PM, Blogger girlhattan said...

i think superman is *yawn*... i have a secret feeling that the devil wears prada will give it a run for its money. supes is opening on wednesday, and devil opens fri, but i suspect that devil's weekend gross will be pretty good. very respectable against a "tentpole" like supes is supposed to be. anyway i know i'm going to go see devil....

 
At 6/26/2006 01:57:00 PM, Blogger K. said...

I have much more of a desire to see Devil Wears Prada than Superman Returns, which I could care less about -- and I am a huge comic book geek.

 
At 6/26/2006 08:16:00 PM, Blogger Dragonslayer said...

I want to see both "Superman" and "Prada", but will see neither because I can't be troubled to drag my ass to the theatre.

 
At 6/27/2006 12:54:00 AM, Blogger The Soviet said...

i think i'm getting dragged to superman tomorrow. and he never DID take me to "stick it."

sigh.

 
At 6/27/2006 08:27:00 PM, Blogger FUNKYBROWNCHICK said...

Superman? Definitely a waste. But, all this talk about movies reminds me that we should do the Netflix friends thing. Coming up ...

 
At 6/28/2006 03:23:00 PM, Blogger QuietlyGoingMad said...

Admittedly, I will see neither, but on Sid's rec. I did see Stick It (which is not a movie I'd typically see) and about wet myself laughing.

I'm saving myself for Strangers with Candy...and of course, Snakes on a (MF) Plane.

 
At 6/29/2006 04:08:00 PM, Blogger The Soviet said...

guess what? i have had a terrible cold so i didn't make it to superman.

do i feel bad?

not really, no.

i heard it was 'ok.'

besides, i saw the first little bit of "cellular" on tv which had my attention SO much more. and got to watch several episodes of L&O:SVU. yay for sick days.

 

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