saw Zach and Miri Make a Porn for the first time. Seth Rogen of course can only be Seth Rogen, but I really liked the chemistry with Liz Banks. also....the scene where the one girl is feeling constipated has a pretty hardcore "shock and awe" quality to it. goddamn
Just watched [REC] 2.
That **** was completely ****ed up.
was it as good as REC 1?
It was very different. I'm surprised at how different it managed to be despite being another "found footage/shaky cam" movie set in the same exact apartment building. It didn't try to be as "realistic" (inasmuch as any zombie movie can be) as the original [REC], and I'm not sure if it's because I saw Quarantine before I ever saw the original [REC], but I found [REC] 2 to be quite a bit more disturbing. Especially the big twist ending, eeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. Ew :p
Without spoilerizing too much, I'll say that the religious iconography that we caught a glimpse of in the final moments of the first [REC] figures tremendously in the sequel. Which was probably a bit of a risky choice in a nation so heavily Catholic as Spain. There's more graphic violence in this one. Sure, the first had plenty of blood, but this one features no less than five people getting their heads blown off by a gun. And while the cameras don't linger on those moments, they do show them. It fills in some of the gaps left by the original [REC], but I'm not so sure that's a good thing. Not having perfect knowledge contributes to the suspense and the terror.
Watched From Dusk Till Dawn for the first time since it originally came out. Man, it was over the top. I forgot what a great bad guy George Clooney can be.
Cinderella 3: A Twist In Time (or as I call it, A Twist In the Panties)
I don't even know why I was curious enough to see this... AGAIN. I had actually forgotten that I've seen it before. So that means it's very forgettable, right?
Well, yes and no. First time viewing it (several years ago), I didn't really pay much attention. But now that I've seen this on YouTube, I've gotta say, this is one hell of an experience, as an undergroud Disney fan and as a guy who knows at least a little about the film making process.
The film itself actually starts interesting, because let's face it, "F*** happily ever after!" is an interesting concept when taken to a Disney franchise. I started going along with it after five minutes, and that lasted for about thirty. Then I started to see how the film kinda sucks (which is inevitable, seeing it's a Disney "Straight-to DVD" sequel). The plot starts to take a turn for the more predictable, and near the end it's become another lousy Disney Sequel.
One thing that it has going for it is it's self-aware view of it's own world. Without spoiling anything (though it is a Disney flick), it's at least interesting to see the characters start to question the cartoony fairy tale logic that set up the first movie. Not really effective, but interesting all the same.
But between the animation stolen from other Disney flicks (Captain Hook's ship makes an appearance... not as an easter egg, but as a setting! And some the animation is taken from Pocahontas!) and how corny the plotline gets after some time, it's just like I watched a typical fanfic.
I may question my curiosity now, but at least I could sate it with the knowledge that this is just your typical Disney sequel.
I didn't know there was a Cinderella 2, let alone a 3.