Monday, April 14, 2008

My idea of good

I'm so tired of people telling me about movies they think are 'good' and then either renting them only to experience how much I think they suck or listening to them go on and on all the while saying to myself "what the hell are they talking about!, that movie sucked so bad I had to turn it off", but continuing to keep my mouth shut- just to be polite. Granted, there are way more movies out there that I think suck as opposed to rock but that's just me. Zoe's latest post was on a movie called Wristcutters: A Love Story and apparently she loved the thing but with the title alone I'm thinking it's not really a quality film... but maybe. After checking out the trailer I decided to let this one pass- but you be the judge and if you end up watching it, let Zoe know what you think.

Anyway, her post got me thinking about my own favorite movies and thought I'd share. For starters, the movie The Station Agent holds one of the top (If not the top) spots on my list and I recommend it all the time to people looking for a good flick. I actually only recommend it to certain people though, because of the slow pace of the movie tons of people would find it boring and I don't want to recommend it if I think they can't handle it. To me- those people are boring. If I ever had to do speed dating, this would be one of my questions- 1. Did they see it and 2. Did they like it. This would tell me a lot. (other speed dating questions are another post) I understand people like movies for very specific reasons and depending on what mood they are in when they watch it has a huge effect also but for me, The Station Agent is a movie I love because it's real- not real as in non-fictional but real as in authentic and 'quality'. I get a good feeling from watching it- not an angry feeling, a sad feeling, a violent feeling or a depressing feeling. It feels normal, it's cool as hell and it's definately in my top 5. Other movies are:

Good Will Hunting- it's a Boston flick and it's "awesome" for many reasons.
E.T.- It's a classic and a watching a little kids mind in action is hard to beat.
Swingers- Funny as hell

That's three for starters, there's more but I'm running out of time and gotta go- So anyway, go rent Wristcutters if you're into that or rent Station Agent if you want to spend time with space... Let me (and Zoe) know.






6 comments:

Zoe said...

Do you know how many times I've picked up the box for The Station Agent and almost rented it, only to have it edged out by a movie with the promise of sex. I'll have to give The Station Agent a try.

My other movie favorites; High Art, Trainspotting, When Night Is Falling, Love & Other Catastrophies.

afuntanilla said...

i LOVE The Station Agent! One of my all time favorites. All the characters just completely pulled me in....

r.d. said...

zoe I hope by now you've rented it...

afunt- shit, that means you'd pass phase one of the speed dating...

afuntanilla said...

r.d. > i'd pass much more than phase one

r.d. said...

Hey afunt, are you sure about that?

afuntanilla said...

Yes.