I keep hearing how the movie industry is down for like the one thousandth straight month or whatever. And I keep wondering to myself, do they realize what absolute crap they're putting out? Take this summer, Batman Begins and (maybe) Star Wars were the only big Hollywood movies that were worth my time. Stuff like The Island, Stealth, Fantasic Four, etc. look just terrible. Don't even get me started on the Dukes of Hazzard. Whoever came up with the idea to make that should be shot. That goes for Tim Burton, too.
At the same time, lots of great movies are being unrecognized. March of the Penguins has gotten a lot of press but its box office sales are actually relatively low. My favorite movie of the summer, Me and You and Everyone We Know, has gotten almost no attention. Same with other favorites like Crash and Hustle & Flow. Junebug and Broken Flowers just came out recently. I'm anxious to see both of them, but I doubt either of them will get much recognition.
Speaking of good movies, I watched two classics this weekend. Laura from 1944 and 12 Angry Men from 1957. Laura was good, but 12 Angry Men was just brilliant. There was a total of maybe 3 or 4 sets in that movie, and 90% of the movie was set in one of them. I've never seen such a simple setting generate so many emotional peaks and valleys. Very unique movie and definitely worth anyone's time.
Currently listening to: 65daysofstatic - ``The Fall Of Math''