Kimme on Sunday, January 10, 1999 - 05:34 pm:

Just spent this weekend and last weekend in bed sick with two different versions of the flu. No going out for this girl, so I watched many movies, supplied so graciously by my non-sick friends.

H2O was AWFUL. And to boot, it was less than an hour and a half. I mean, come on, they get the slasher queen herself to make an encore performance, and THIS is all they can come up with???

Perfect Murder was worth the two bits, but then again, I was doped up on NyQuil.

Truth be told, the only REALLY good flicks were old ones, ones I'd seen a dozen times already. When Harry met Sally, Dangerous Liasons, Immediate Family, Aliens. You get the drift.

But then Buggie brought over Empire Records and Dream for an Insomniac. Can I just say (nothing against you, Bug, love o' my life) that the trend in Hollywood to appeal to gen-xer's makes me want to throw up. I really reached maximum tolerance when Ione Skye (in Insomniac) says in an oh so angsty but hip gen-xy way, "I dreamt last night that Fredrich Nitzche was wispering in my ear 'All men are inherantly evil... all men are inherantly evil'". GOOD GOD. Please, to all you Hollywood types, STOP. CEASE. DESIST. Go home. Have sex with your wife, if that's what it takes. Hell, when all Hollywood was busy powdering their noses, movies were a lot fucking better. If that's what it takes to get back on track, I'll be the first to spearhead legislation legalizing drugs for anyone who is involved in movie production at all. But no more of this shite.

What does everyone else think? Anyone seen anything good lately? Heard Waking Ned Devine is ok, but have yet to see it.

By Jocelyn on Wednesday, January 13, 1999 - 01:55 pm:


i LOVED "h20." i thought it had all kinds of brilliant insightful ways to work on the horror flick paradigm. i have it ranked in my top ten movie experiences of 1998.

no, i haven't seen anything good lately at all. in fact, i've only seen things that either sucked a lot of booty or were designed for twelve year olds (since i take ashley to the movies a lot). honestly, i think the last movie i actually enjoyed was "h20," now that i think about it.

i'm with you on the barf me gen-x appeal issue though (though to be honest i didn't TOTALLY hate "empire records"). i know nobody who talks like the people in those movies, and i'm part of that generation.

hollywood. they have not a clue.

By Jocelyn on Wednesday, January 13, 1999 - 01:58 pm:

oh yeah, one more thing.

i remember what it was about "empire records" that made me hate it. i was actually kind of enjoying it, that is until the point where that chick gives the big speech about trying to kill herself with a pink dixie razor. give me a break. and if i remember correctly they do this funky camera angle from above her or something. give me a FUCKING break. yeah, that was the moment when i couldn't even pretend to take the movie seriously anymore.

the worst part is, i can totally see the screen writer finishing that speech and being all like, "yeah, now i've nailed how the kids are talking and thinking. i'm an insightful genius."

give me a break.

By Janet on Wednesday, January 13, 1999 - 04:34 pm:

I liked Empire Records.

I even own the soundtrack!

It's just a harmless, fun movie that's great to watch on cable, in my opinion...

By Kimme on Wednesday, March 24, 1999 - 08:43 pm:

A while ago Slap and I went to see Rushmore. It was a Sunday night, one of the first warmish evenings of the year, so we walked into lovely downtown Denver. Neither of us were really into seeing anything, we just wanted to get out of the house for awhile.

How fantastic. This was one of those movies that I wanted to be watching again before it was even over. It was the complete package. Visually, it was remarkable. The camera angles were fresh and interesting. The soundtrack was perfect. Any time music was added, it only bolstered the scene playing. And the story was touching without sappiness, the characters wonderfully believable. I highly recomend it. And I can't believe it wasn't even nominated for ONE Oscar.

Getting back to Gen-xy stuff, I do have one confession to make. I loved Before Sunrise. So yes, I'm also guilty. And this movie wasn't just cute gen-xers being unbareably intellectual, but it happened in Europe. How sheik, how suave. I loved it. Sigh. They got to me, too.