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|12.21.06||Terror Thursday|| Just when it's safe to get back in the water... you can't get to it! This is a Jaws rip where there's a monster in the sand that sucks victims down. While I guess it's better than it should be, it's still pretty long with cool things only sporadically peppered in. Like how one of the supporting guys is named Hoagy. Burt Young and John Saxon are the best parts of this movie but they're in relatively little of it. Every scene Burt Young has is basically this: "LA sucks I want to blow it up. It's better in Chicago" and at the end he blows shit up and finally gets to smirk. Saxon plays the police chief and has three mini-monologues that are good, but like I said most of the movie is about some random dude I don't care about, and the girl he used to date (who I also don't care about), and a roster of random victims who i both don't know and don't care about... which makes the movie kinda slow.|
Outside afterward, Zack and Scott Weinberg got into a frenzy of movie referencing that made me feel like I don't know who John Wayne is. It's times like this that i want to get a Vulcan membership, fall off the face of the earth for a month, and watch 8 movies a day. I know I shouldn't look at it that way, and there will always be movies I've never heard of, but sometimes it's overwhelming to be the small fish in the pond. It's a good kind of overwhelming though... it's like Scott was saying when he was talking to other Philly critics about why he wanted to move to Austin. He answered "I'm tired of being the guy in town who knows the most about movies. here i'm like number 12." Very true, and I had the same exact reasoning when I moved here, except I think I'd put myself more at around 50. 51 whenever QT's in town.