Friday, January 13, 2006

Roll Film

I used to be quite the movie buff (cue the Seinfeld reference, please). I met my future wife in a film class. I drifted away from watching films for almost a decade. There were other things out there to amuse me: a wife, music, books, and our children. Most of the movies we go to watch are with the kids. There's no movie theater in Smithville so the wife and I rarely go to the movies (they also just cost too damn much). I'm also not too keen on renting movies. But lately I've found myself buying lots of used DVD's. I stay up late watching them after the kids have gone to bed. So the cinema bug is still in me. I've found myself visiting IMDB often lately. I've also been digging the blogs Film Brain, Cinecultist/Crazy For Movies, and The House Next Door (Matt Zoller Seitz's blog). I think I'll add a film heading to the sidebar soon.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Um hmm. Those late night/dark house sessions are calling you. The lure of Dawn of the Dead, The Body Snatchers and Bubba Ho-Tep is too strong to resist. Give in, give in! - Shrub

jen said...

What have you been watching?

Ryan said...

I hope you will add the film heading. I'm a film snob from way back. Movies give me an absolute thrill. I just very rarely get to see any. After years of looking for "Happiness," I finally found and bought it at Tower a couple weeks ago. Absolutely a great movie--but it disturbed me more than anything has in decades. The last film to affect me so was Eraserhead.

Best,
Ryan

Wally Bangs said...

I haven't been watching anything new, just catching up on some films I would have liked to have seen in the theater, plus digging some television offerings. In the last month: Sideways, The Life Aquatic, Shenandoah, Kung Fu Hustle, Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978), Bubba Ho-Tep, Finding Neverland. Nothing too heavy. Just the fact that I've been able to watch some movies again is a big deal for me. I usually don't like the thought of spending 90 plus minutes watching anything.

Mo said...

Wally said, " I don't like spending 90 minutes watching anything" This is true. He won't watch new hour long shows on TV because he can't devote an hour a week to them if they turn out to be good. And btw "You watched Finding Neverwhere" without me?! You stink.