Freddy vs. Jason This movie fucking rules.
btw: are you of the opinion that the 2009 movie was a massive pile of
and a monumental disappointment
I haven't (and never will) see the 2009 Elm Street remake.
I watched a couple movies over the last couple days. . .
First a wrestling documentary called The Backyard
It came out in 2002, it's on Netflix right now and I HIGHLY recommend it.
It's about a bunch of backyard mongs and they talk about their dreams to make it to the big time while the doc details all the stupid shit they do to themselves. Fantastic movie. I think over the course of the film 'The Lizard', who you will hate undoubtedly at first, becomes very sympathetic. I mean, sure he's a goofy kid but part of him knows that what he's doing isn't really the right way, and you can tell he actually does kind of get it more than the other yard-tards. Specifically was the moment when some so-called Wrestling Promoter came to him with some gimmick they wanted to put him in. And Lizard rejected it not only because he likes his own gimmick, but more importantly because he didn't feel safe with those people. When he finally does go to a school, it doesn't look like a great or even good one, but I felt partially happy and partially sad for him. Happy because he actually did try to do it "the right way." Sad because he fell into one of those school's that probably took his money and didn't teach him much of anything at all.
Also enjoyed the two kids meeting up for an internet play-date, backyard-style. One was a rotund kid calling himself 'The Retarded Butcher' (complete with homemade shirt bearing the statement "I will beat your meat"). The filmmakers appeared to tip off his mum, so they could present us with footage of her following Butcher to the park and react with horror as he and his new buddy have at it. Her wails of "Noooooo, not the thumbtacks....Not the thumbtacks"
had me howling with laughter, not least because her monotone delivery implied a total lack of actual concern on her part.
The British kids cracked me up too. They were like, "We like to be more technical."
And they show them doing sunset flips. Then they're falling through old walls set up like tables. Was really happy for 'Scar' getting a girlfriend who told him no more backyard shit or he's dumped. The Mick Foley brother who's girlfriend was crying and telling him that he "juiced beautifully" may want to take note.
It's a really crazy movie. Between the 'Vince McMahon of Backyards', the hardcore kid who almost got his neck snapped taking a powerbomb near a cinderblock, and the mom cutting promos on her son, it's pretty much must see for any wrestling fan.
I also watched Date Night
I'm pretty sure this was originally pitched as, "Adventures in Babysitting for Parents". Which it is. I didn't find myself totally in love with this as something about Steve Carrell playing it realistic and then cracking jokes "Killshot!" when the guy has a gun pointed at him, didn't ring true to me. And to me comedy isn't funny unless it's honest. This doesn't mean the whole film is like that. The funniest parts are those real moments when they play off of what it really feels like to be with the same person for so long, and how at the end of the day you're exhausted and there's no time for "us time". Tina Fey saying she fantasized about sitting in a motel room and eating her lunch alone was spot on. And Carrell's reaction to this revelation, "That's...sad", is true and probably one of my favorite parts of the movie. It's funny because one really does feel that way after a while and it really is sad.
Some of the wacky stuff still hits. I like their interactions with Walhberg and James Franco. Franco in particular is pretty ridiculous. It's when the wacky and the real stuff collide that the movie fails, and it takes a lot a way from an okay flick.
It's no classic, but you could do a lot worse for an 90 minutes. Thumbs in the middle.