Right, homekiddies, I do believe you know the drill at this point. Not only am I trying to be deliberate about what I read, but when I do have downtime, to be deliberate about what movies/television I watch.
Given that I thought both Beneath the Planet of the Apes (when Charlton Heston escapes into the abandoned subway station to find a telepathic, nuclear-bomb worshipping cult) and Mad Max were good date movies, I think it very clear that I need your help with film choice.
Again I’m open-minded: guilty pleasures, films you only watch when your significant other has dumped you, films that scared the hell out of you when you were little (see: Little Nemo), films that you lecture other people about not understanding what cinema is until they’ve seen it, whatever. I want the good ones, the crap ones, the inane ones, the embarrassing ones, the offensive ones.
Again, three people will be selected to receive a homemade postcard from a stock of photos that I took as a 12-year-old, and no longer have any recollection of who the people in the photos are. All of them terrible photos, all of them hilarious.
Given that I’m working the night shift, I can promise you that I spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about silly things to write on the back of these photos, but beyond that, let’s be honest, they’re pretty crappy prizes.
The real prize is the glory as you show off to the other readers your excellent/delightfully terrible taste in film.
And now, for a paragraph-long film review of Max and Mary, a 2009 claymation film about two pen-pals, one a sad, ugly girl from Australia, one an fat old Jewish guy from New York City. The film manages to maintain a lighthearted and sweet tone while morbidly mixing in suicide, mental illness, repressed homosexuality, depression, alcoholism, death etc. At times a bit cartoon-y in its predictability of what sad thing was to happen next, but overall an engaging and very human film. Don’t watch it as a feel-good movie like I attempted to do, but worth seeing. Thanks, Michelle, for the recommendation.
Looking forward to watching whatever you’re watching. Peace.