|09.22.07||Alamo South Lamar||This Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2007|
man! for a genre film festival I sure have seen a lot of comedies today. It's ok though, the humor is always a welcome addition to the blood and guts. They're so close in so many ways anyway that I'm glad this year has these lighter moments. My memories of last year were pretty relentless. Or maybe I'm just picking the pansy movies this year, who knows.
Anyway, for midnight they showed Postal with Uwe Boll and star Zack Ward in attendance. Yes, he's the guy who was Scut Farkus in A Christmas Story.
As for the actual movie, eh. It got some laughs from the audience but never more than a smirk or occasional chuckle from me. It wasn't bad in the way I thought it'd be bad (Uwe being so self-aware now that it comes off sad), but it wasn't.... well, good. It seemed like a checklist of things generally considered in bad taste nowadays. I felt sorry for Michael Pare when he popped up here, and also sad when I saw Dave Foley's penis. That's about all I have to say about the movie.
The Q&A was great though. I never in a million years would've thought that Uwe Boll would be the straight man, but he totally was compared to Zack Ward. That dude... well, I'm sure the video will be on the Internet very soon (if not already). But seriously, he had some... conviction. And beers. Lots of beers. I think he called us all queefs, challenged us all to fight in the lobby, suck his cock, and fuck off. Multiple times. I actually think I'm too tired to adequately explain this Q&A. Words fail me. I still can't believe Uwe came off as the sane one. OK, it was like this. It was like being at a bar at 1:45AM and somehow being cornered by the guy who's been drinking since noon except instead of talking about conspiracies or his cheating wife or whatever, he talks about political satire movies and Uwe Boll's balls. It starts off funny but then goes on and on to the point where you're looking around for a way to escape. Still though, memorable to say the least.