My March list of movie recs, and one you should not bother with.
The Descendants - I found this movie to be boring and underwhelming. I have no clue what everyone saw in this movie. The Clooney character was one I really liked, and Matthew Lillard was a nice surprise, but beyond that I found it to be a snoozefest. You can tell me why I'm wrong in the comments, but I'll just laugh at you because opinions can't be wrong, they can just be different.
Detachment - Two words: Adrien Brody. The man can almost do no wrong. A film by the fella who brought you American History X, about a substitute teacher in a low income school. My only fault with this movie is that there wasn't one parent to feel good about. All the parents in this movie were jackholes. I know that was on purpose, but for realism's sake I would think he could've thrown in one parent who cared about their kid.
Gigantic - Cute and quirky, and I didn't want to wring Zooey Deschanel's neck in it. I know everyone loves her, but I do not. She always just plays herself. She does have a mighty cute wardrobe, but I can take her or leave her. The movie though, was enjoyable.
The Skin I Live In - Twisted, and amazing. In Spanish with subtitles. Very strange story and I really enjoyed it.
The Baby - You didn't think I'd pass up throwing in a '70s B horror movie did you? Loved this one. Totally campy, and more funny than scary.
Mr. Death - Documentary about a total kook who says his "findings" disprove that Jews were gassed at Auschwitz during the holocaust. Prepare to be angered by his ignorance, while fascinated with how absolutely strange this man is. Oh, and you're going to want to brush his teeth. He talks about drinking like 50 cups of coffee a day and smoking 3 packs of cigarettes. You can almost smell his bad breath through the tv.
If A Tree Falls - One of the best documentaries I've ever seen. A good glimpse at the works of the Earth Liberation Front. You see the folks as humans and understand why they do what they do, then quickly switch gears as they talk about buildings they have "blown up on accident." I don't believe in violent actions like these folks push, but I can empathize.
Blank City - Fantastic documentary about the DIY film scene of the '70s. You will recognize some of the filmmakers. Also ties in the punk, and art scene of the time. I highly recommend.
Well, that's all I've got for now folks. Hope everyone has a lovely weekend. I'm headed up to the hills for my second weekend in a row of no internets. Yay cutting the tether!
Happy photo of the day: This makes me laugh. Then I don't look at it for a while. Then I look at it again, and it makes me laugh.