Saturday, June 07, 2003
I'm going to try to stick to a topic of MOVIES this coming week. I've watched a couple of good ones over the past couple of weeks:
- MINORITY REPORT - liked it, but not as good as the short story
- THE PIANIST - good movie, but depressing; at least it was somewhat redemptive at the end, but did he have the opp to help the officer who'd helped him...?
- THE ANIMATRIX - anyone who likes the storyline of THE MATRIX flicks will get into these animated/anime vignettes; 'specially liked the story on what happened to the Osiris and the one on how the boy (who deifies Neo in M:R) found the truth
- BREAKFAST CLUB - on TNT this morning, and still the best movie from the 80s on teen angst, judgmentalism and misunderstanding
As I was watching the movie this morning, I was struck by this thought: The best movies of my life were probably made in the 80s. Now, that's just a generalization right now, and probably/hopefully isn't entirely true. I've liked alot of movies from the 90s and beyond, and I'd say that GLADIATOR and THE MATRIX are right up there at the top of my best-of-life list, and they're recent films. But there's something about nostalgia, remembering going to the theaters (I'm still in the same town and some of those theaters don't exist any more), going to a summer movie double feature, finding a good action flick on the last day of school - priceless.
Don't save me the aisle seat. I prefer fourth row center, thanks.