Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I get excited about movies all the time, but rarely this excited. I love movies about people, as opposed to movies about the explosions happening around people, or the wacky/outlandish love triangle they end up in because their dead girlfriend comes back as a hilarious and wisecracking ghost. I love movies that feel like a camera just happened to be rolling as these people were living their lives. I also love movies that look different, and while "Medicine for Melancholy" isn't rewriting the book on how a film should look, it does have a very beautiful muted color pallet. And I especially love when comedians take serious roles. I want to clarify that I'm not saying there won't be funny parts. I'm saying that the comedian, in this case Wyatt Cenac of The Daily Show fame, is playing a character that happens to be funny rather than a funny character. The movie looks gorgeous, and right up my alley.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Hello hello internets. Just a quick note, you can go to http://www.itunes.com/sundance and download 10, that's right, 10 of the film festival's shorts for, get this, free, that's even righter, free. I haven't watched them yet, so I can't speak to their quality (I'm sure they're not terrible), but you'll probably never get another chance to consume them after this, and, you can tell all of your friends how plugged in you are, and this sentence is kind of running on like omg lolz rofl-copter... what have I become?!