Saturday, May 12, 2007

I Guess You Think You're at the Movies

I've watched a whole bunch of movies lately. So why don't we discuss?

"Beerfest" -- Ok, I should probably be a bit ashamed of watching this, but it was a funny diversion at least. Not much else to say, really, it's freaking "Beerfest" -- you want actual analysis?

"American Hardcore" -- Good music, cool look back. A bunch of the old hardcore guys are really insufferable dorks, though. After the fifteenth 50-year-old guy telling you what a trailblazer he is, it gets kind of old.

"The Death of Mr. Lazarescu" -- Great performances, subtle humor, way too long. Movies about the mindlessness of bureaucracy shouldn't make you feel like you're in a Kafkaesque world yourself.

"Repo Man" -- One of my favorite movies from my teenage years, I haven't seen it in ages, and it had just been reduced to a bunch of one-liners bouncing around my mind. A friend recently warned that it wouldn't hold up. He was utterly wrong. One of the finest movies ever.

"What about our relationship??"

"Fuck that."

Pure excellence.

4 comments:

Brushback said...

"Repo Man" still remains one of my top 5 or 10 movies ever. Besides all of the fairly authentic L.A. punk rock references (it's almost funny now, how the Circle Jerks cameo was such a big deal back then), almost every character in the movie is a riot.

And, like you kinda said, the one-liners are cool.

Tapeleg said...

Really? Beerfest? Ashamed? Have you seen Super Troopers? Meow?

But, if you feel guilty, see Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead. Then , you will feel guilty for not embracing Beerfest.

gsdgsd13 said...

BB - The Circle Jerks cameo (and the great soundtrack) was the whole reason I initially rented the movie, at age 14 or whatever -- living in not just Boulder, but a suburb of Boulder, things like "Repo Man" and "Urgh! A Music War" were the only connections I had to the scary world of punk rock.

Tape - oh, I love "Super Troopers" (and in fact, just typing that makes me want to watch the opening scene again -- perhaps I will). But there's sort of a feeling they've been coasting since that. "Beerfest" was funny, and had a lot of great scenes, but it didn't make me hyperventilate the way ST did.

fredoluv said...

i was gonna ask for more Beerfest analysis, too. Maybe a line graph depicting actual laughs in ST, Club Dread, and BF or...

Give us more.

Still waiting on the Bertuzzi jersey pix..