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I got sent something today.









I had to share a little about this.
I got them in a big box that was left on my doorstep.
Karl is a wonderful creature and I'm lucky for knowing him every single day that I know him. yup.

And look, Alicia... evidence of packing!

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maddening
Mar. 14th, 2003 02:34 am (UTC)
A movie about time travel and the deus ex machina sums up your life?

what the fuck are you, a comic book superhero?
jizzer
Mar. 14th, 2003 08:52 pm (UTC)
Almost, I'm missing the cape. But I mean like the message behind it. And just the way his life is so fucked up... I relate. Entirely. But yea, I just noticed and I'm a die hard Gyllenhall fan, so it was worth the time to type
maddening
Mar. 15th, 2003 07:57 am (UTC)
So in your opinion, what was the mesage behind it?
Just curious. Opinions differ.
I'm fond of Gyllenhall myself, especially in Donnie Darko.
It's a shame that it was such a small run. I'd have loved to have seen it in a theatre.

hehe.. wait... you relate to Donnie Darko's fucked up life? Is this a teen angsty thing?

What other movies are up there on your top ten list, eh?
jizzer
Mar. 15th, 2003 11:38 am (UTC)
Honestly...
I wouldn't really know what the message was. I think it was something to do with sci-fi drama, mental defficencies, space travle, appreciate life, kind of a thing, but I never really looked that into it. I liked just appreciating how great it was.

Yea it is a shame. But I like that he does these small films. Same with Jena Malone.

I relate in the way that I think exactly like he does. I'm not sure how else I could say that, but everything he did in that movie, I could see myself doing. Also the mental problems... yea...

Other movies? I really love indie flicks. Or stuff that makes me think, like Fight Club, Memento, Boiler Room, Life as a House... and comedy and stuff. I don't know, I don't really ever dislike movies so it's hard to pick favorites. How about you?
maddening
Mar. 15th, 2003 01:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Honestly...
So you like the movie for the 'message' but don't know what the message is.

alrighty.

There are such things as better distributed independent films. And off the top of my head, Bubble Boy and The Good Girl weren't exactly small release. They didn't get Summer Blockbuster hype (thank god), but they were backed by major studios and had national distribution. I think Donnie Darko is really his only honestly independent film, even including the things he's done where he's not a major face (like in Home Grown)

Hah. You think like a supernaturally empowered somnambulist who needs to fix the world?
Aside from the sleepwalking, I'm pretty sure that Donnie didn't really have any mental health issues.

I hope you don't mean that Fight Club, Memento, Boiler Room, or Life as a House are indie, just that they're films that made you think, for one reason or another.

Fight Club always pops up in the list for most people I know. Either because they genuinely get it or because they genuinely want to be someone who gets it. Memento was neat, but I honestly got bored with it really quickly. Boiler Room is an alright movie, nothing to write home about and Life as a House was one of those things that just felt like the studios trying to put out something that would make the oscar nominee list.

I dislike many movies for many many reasons. I'm exceedingly critical of them. So it's rare to find something that really hits me without reservations about its nature, content, acting, filming, or just how ding daggity hard it's trying to *be* something.
There's a trend in the last few years toward filmmakers trying their damndest to be 'indie'. And it's gotten formulaic enough that it's really incredibly easy to pull off.

I don't pick favorites anyway. I don't use a lot of superlatives.
jizzer
Mar. 15th, 2003 08:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Honestly...
yea, sry if everything I said was hypotcritical of what I meant. I was simply trying to say that he doesn't usually pick flicks based on money. Usually they mean something, or they're funny, or they have a point to them. Or I like them. Like High way? that was a weird trippy movie that didn't have a chickflick-comedy-sellout theme to it. It was just weird, and you either got it or not.

Well I mean, you either took that movie to be his completely dillusional skitzophrenic invisionment, or you took it to be sci-fi time traveling bunny. But either way, you know he was a messed up kid. That kind of stuff doesn't happen to normal people. You can't be the average person to go burn up some dude's house.

No no no nooooo, they're NOT indie flicks. They're just up there on my favorites. I also like movies that really look cool. Like I know I love a hundred others, but I can't think of them right now.

I don't know if I genuinely got fight club. I'd like to think I did. I just happen to be a Chuck Palinhiuk fan (the author of fight club). If you read, which I don't, you should try some of his books. I suggest Invisble Monsters or Choke. Yea Life as a house just made me cry and fall in love with Hayden Christensen for a mere summer. I mean I know what you mean. Those emmy movies. Like "In the bedroom"? What kind of a trashy film was that? bad acting, bad plot, just boring... I hated it, but yet it won alll that stuff. I don't understand critics now adays.

Yea I know what you mean. Everyone wants to be the next Memento or Fight club, or something that makes you sit there and say "wow, that was a fucking great movie". Soo many imitations. But what movies do you actually like? Or books for that matter? I'm in the mood for some new stuff to cultily follow.

Also sorry about my immaturity that I'm sure you picked up on. I'm one of those people who will love a movie because I love the main character, or vice versa. It's the hormones, they'll pass I know.
maddening
Mar. 16th, 2003 10:18 am (UTC)
Re: Honestly...
You don't read but you're reccomending Palanhiuk books. Mmkay.
Well then I'd reccomend them right back.
I never saw High Way but the person who was telling me about it in glowing terms the other day was the same person gushing about The Rules of Attraction to me... so the reccomendation on it is rather suspect. I might rent it at some point. maybe.

Movies I've seen that I've actually liked... jeeze. uhm.
After initially hating even the idea of them and vowing never to see them, The Lord of the Rings movies are just absolutely gorgeous. The visual style and the cinematography are unbelievably good.
Adaptation had a beautiful look and depth and was genuinely moving.
But then most of the stuff I'm thinking of right now is cult classicy kind of stuff. I was flipping channels the other day and saw the beginning of Queen of the Damned, which I'd never seen before. It was horrible, of course, but when he's doing the little 'music video' over the credits, the scenes and the look are entirely stolen from The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, a movie I really love the art direction of.
Then there's stuff like UHF, Tapeheads, Mel Brooks movies, Original Vincent Price flicks, and every ounce of bad horror. Especially Roger Corman style bad 80s horror.

My roster of likes is just way too broad. Though it seems narrow when people start naming off specific movies.

As for books.. David Sedaris, Eric Bogosian, Nicole Blackman, Tom Robbins, Charles Bukowski, Clive Barker, Irvine Welsh, certain Christopher Moore books, and a hell of a lot more than I can think of sitting here. I read a hell of a lot more than I watch tv. So it shows in my book collections. Though most of it is non fiction.

I dunno that loving the movie because the main character is 'hAAWT' is something that's always a phase.
Sometimes people never grow out of that.
Which is why I end up in conversations with people my age trying to explain that I don't CARE that Queen Amidala is a hottie, the new generation of Star Wars movies are just BAD.

jizzer
Mar. 16th, 2003 02:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Honestly...
No I don't really read. I'm not the typical avid reader. Every month or so when I get sick I get into a reading shtick but other than that, I avoid books. I say chuck palnhiuk because in most of my "shticks" I read a book by him, and I'm never really dissapointed. There's always a twist, or a new look on life, or something that I can amuse myself by. The fact that he can make witchcraft and death by a lullaby into an interesting read makes him uberly cool in my book.

High way... it was one of those well made films, not much point, but there was stuff in it that are worth watching it for. Rules of Attraction I definitley recommend too. It was made well, and it kept me hooked. Not for the hot guys or anything, but the filming was really good and they messed with the order that made it completely not the shit-chick-flick. I liked it, but as we've seen that doens't mean much.

I agree on the Lord of the Rings. Despite the fact that I could never read the books, I like the movies. Although, I happen to dislike the choice of Elijah wood. The 2nd he was improved, but he just, doesn't cut it for me I guess. I've heard good stuff about Adaptation. Queen of the damned I saw in theatres and was in aww of cinematography, but otherwise it was sad in plot and acting. It made for a good 2 hours though. I haven't seen alot of 80's, probably because I wasn't born yet. Thinking about it, I also liked the Faculty. I'm not too sci-fi, but that was good in my opinion. They mixed good shooting, humor and horror all at once. Hated the ending though.

The only book I recognized there was Irvine Welsh, but I've tried trainspotting and I couldn't get very far. All the irish accent. I'm still trying though. I got the acid wash house. I've also been trying to get through Catch 22 and Slaughter house 5's. They'er classics, but they're probably worth trying if I want to understand what the hell is going on in my journalism class. I'm more into fiction than non-fiction. Like biographies, unless completely un biographic like, bore the hell out of me. Like I hate essays on them. Why do I care? What's so great about Robert E. Hemphry? Is he going to help me graduate? Get into a good college? Did he learn anything that I won't learn or that will change anything? except waste a good month of my life suffering to learn about him. But again, this is just me.

Yea, it might not be a phase, but I wasn't a 4 year old watching Beauty and the Beast for that hot grizzly ogre. I'll have to see, but I hope I'll get more intellectual than that. Soon.

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