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|09.20.08||Alamo South Lamar||This Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2008|
Day Three. The early start definitely helped my place in line for tomorrow's films. It dawned on me though that I'd have to come down here on my lunch hours Tuesday and Wednesday to make sure I get decent seats for Wednesday night's secret screening (which I seem to know what it is due to a publishing discrepency) and Thursday's closing night film (which I also seem to know due to another publishing discrepency. Huh, guess my friends' literacy is really coming in handy, as are the ads in this year's program book).
This was... All I knew was that it was about food, which means it probably had some cannibalism. I remembered that Japanese film from two years ago that turned my stomach a little bit with the human fat frying and thought this would probably be worth watching. It was I guess, although I thought it was missing a climax or an ending or something bigger than I got considering the build-up. There are overtones of Perfume, Donnie Brasco, and that prison movie with the dude with breasts that played the first FF all rolled together with cooking tips and Brazilian hookers wearing sexy outfits. Again, I can't say it was bad, but it didn't blow me away.
The VIP badges selling out in two hours did though. I thought the price increase was pretty steep for one year but, once again, bought one just because.... hey, it's the alamo. I was pretty shocked though to learn that they sold out in 2 friggin hours. I hope they held a few back to release or award throughout the year. I know several people who forgot and are not relegated to non-VIP status. Depending on how they do the ticketing next year, it may not matter anyway. I'd rather have them sell out in two hours than sell 800 and have the VIP mean nothing.