See, I know I’m one of those people…
You know what I mean… one of those know-it-alls who spew excessive opinions about a certain movie, ranting about the director or its actors, and yet their dirty little secret is that they ACTUALLY HADN’T SEEN THE FILM!!!
All they’ve done is Google it and read up about it on IMDB, and maybe saw the trailer on YouTube. Maybe.
Yup, I’m one of those.
To fix this behavioural problem, let’s use the internet! Really. We can now safely say the internet is good for something, after all.
Here’s the deal: going to try to fit in as much films as possible, at least 100 days of it, in the next oh 100 days.
There won’t be huge pauses. Heck, if my Malbec supply keeps up, there might be a sister site called 100 days of Wine.
There’s several sites that list their own biased lists of MUST SEE FILMS. TIME WARNER has one, as does IMDB and ROTTEN TOMATOES.
I might rent some movies. Might even go out and buy a Criterion special ed. if I can’t find one otherwise.
But mostly it’s me, my Chrome and my torrents.
Love my torrents.
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Tonight’s offering is TO LIVE AND DIE IN LA.
I will dramatically pause now for all the William Peterson fans to swoon out of the way.
It’s one of those movies I was really wanting to catch on the big screen, however there was a slight hitch called a RESTRICTED rating and me, being a teenager with virgin eyes.
It’s probably a good thing I didn’t get to see it in theatres and am able to appreciate it now. For one thing, I’ve been to LA several times. It’s a weird place. Another thing is I am now very comfortable with just how creepy Willem Defoe can be.
He’s so fresh-faced in this film, though. Can’t get over it!
Admittedly I wanted to see the film so much back in the 80s because I was a huge WANG CHUNG fan. The film noir themes of corruption and the blurring between good and evil would have gone straight over my permed teased asymmetrical hair cut head.
Also the explosions, car chases and amount of blood and bisexuality (OMG BOOBIES!!1) would have scarred me for at least a weekend.
So, in terms of nostalgia and kicking off this insane project, go watch TO LIVE AND DIE IN LA with me, and let me know what you think.