This past weekend I was fortunate enough to get invited to a free screening of The Social Network, David Fincher’s movie about the founder and founding of Facebook. I haven’t talked a whole lot about movies here on the blog, which is short-sighted on my part. Sometimes I feel like the only reason the library exists is as a housing project for films. And there are plenty of movies out there that have affected me as much or more than anything literary.
There are also plenty of bad movies that would be fun to talk about.
Two days after watching The Social Network (my review) I subjected myself to the other end of the spectrum. I’m a fan of bad horror movies, as long as they can make me laugh. Netflix has a streaming option on their service, which is essentially full of nothing but crappy horror movies. I gave House of 9 a try because Dennis Hopper and Peter Cipaldi were in it. Big mistake. It made Glitter look like Roadhouse (figure that one out!). I hated every single thing about the movie, and I watched the entire thing like a fool. It didn’t make me laugh, it didn’t make me think, it didn’t do anything but annoy me, and it is my fault. Nobody held a gun to my head.
A while ago I did a poll about books, where everyone had to talk about books you hated. Today I think it would be fun to do the same with some movie recommendations and condemnations. What is a movie everyone should watch? What is a movie that everyone should stay away from?
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