|11.08.08||Internet||This Screening is part of event: DVRfest 2008|
Constant readers (my mom doesn't even read this site. Seriously, who are you people!?) may recall that around this time every year I sequester myself to a weekend of personal movie festivalling in an attempt to a) celebrate the anniversary of this site and b) clear my DVR of recorded movies. I call it DVRfest.
Constant readers may also know that my cinematic habit has severely lessened this year, well out of the area of fantacism and some say beyond even the most casual viewer's intake. Well, I sort of apologize. It's true that I'm seeing many less movies than previous years, but a substantial increase in Real Life tasks coupled with a natural upswing in my other leisuretime hobby (video games) has given way to less movies, less blog posts, and less postage paid by Netflix. However, one long-term goal of this site from the very beginning was to show trends and periods of my life via the movies I watch, so I never watch a movie just because my ratio's getting too low or see more of something just for the stat here. It's an honest reflection of my habit and, as such, it will have low points as well as high.
So an interesting thing happened this year when I set aside some time for DVRfest: I didn't have any movies on my DVR! So instead, This year will the subtitle of DVRfest 2008 will be:
The Ones That Got Away: Catching Up on Movies That Slipped Through The Cracks (Special Internet EP Edition!)
I've loaded up 6 or 7 movies that've been sitting on my hard drive for an indeterminate amount of time in an effort to see all of them today (yep, chores and errands and everything else comes tomorrow; DVRfest is only one day this year). A lot of them are new, most of them you've probably seen already, but whatever... it's my festival and I do what I want.
First up is this George Clooney movie that I heard was trying to be screwball. His previous attempt, with the help of the Coens, was... OK. Let's see how this one fares.
Yeah... pretty much what I thought. It doesn't really come together for me in anything more than a nice homage to older, better movies. The beginnings of pro football elements were interesting and all but were all pretty cursory. In the end it was OK but pretty forgettable. I hope that isn't a running theme throughout the day/night. We'll see! Up next is a documentary that's supposed to be pretty intense. Well, up next directly is a trip to the grocery store to stock up on things that are bad for me, but after that it's the documentary.