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Friday 28 January 2022
Last week, I rewatched Heavy Metal for the first time in years. It's both better and worse than I remembered, and I remembered it pretty accurately. It's probably the perfect movie for 14-year-old boys and no one else.
Some other movies I saw recently for the first time:
5/2014. Epic Movie (2007)
The only thing epic about this movie is how astonishingly bad it is. Everyone in the cast is better than this, but the direction and especially the editing kills every attempt at a joke. The best thing to see here is the Coca-Cola product placement!
Sorry this isn't a better picture, but I'm not looking at this film any longer than I have to.
6/2015. I Used to Go Here (2020)
Does anyone else remember going to pre-pandemic film festivals? This felt like one of those. Community's Gillian Jacobs is a writer who learns that her first published novel is a bomb while on her book tour trip back to her old college. It's s coming-of-middle-age dramedy. I enjoyed it.
7/2016. The Wrecking Crew (2008)
This is a documentary about the studio recording artists who made the sounds of the 1960s. It's like the real-life story of Tom Everett Scott's character from That Thing You Do!, and it's good!
8/2017. Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021)
The sequel to The Hitman's Bodyguard suffers from the typical sequel problem of "more of the same." It's okay, but there's no real reason not to just watch the original again.
More to come.