|Title:||Where the Wild Things Are|
|11.06.10||DVR||This Screening is part of event: DVRfest 2010|
Huh. I'm not sure what I expected out of this and I'm not sure if I am impressed or disappointed or what. I kind of don't know what to think about this movie. I can definitely say that the creatures looked cool and were remarkably ambulatory. The design of their creations was cool as was the scenery. I think it's weird that Jonze - whose music video work can be so colorful and polished - tends more toward muted tones and hand-held in his feature work.
Kind of a weird movie I must say. I liked the music. Thought the kid was good... I guess it's really the story that's not sitting right with me. I'm not like a super fan of the book and really don't remember it that well at all (although I certainly had a copy as a kid), but isn't the book more about having fun for a night than bumming everyone out? I don't know... it all seems like some special view of childhood that I don't really identify with.
I guess this movie is hitting me like Adaptation did, which was I enjoyed the idea of the movie way more than actually watching it.
So... kind of a bummer end to DVRfest this year. Lots of falling asleep and rewinding. It also feels a bit short, but nothing I can do about it now that it's over. Next year perhaps.
So the stats. Oh the pitiful stats. This past year i saw 110 movies (0.3 a day), only 4 in the past week and month. My grand total is 2153 but with these slow years my average is down to 0.98 a day. Ouch. Netflix is now killing the venues at 395 with the number two slot being Alamo South lamar at 244. Do I usually talk more about this? I can't remember.
So yeah... to bring it back, Peter Bogdanovich kept his review cards going for something like 17 years. I'm now a pretty decent chunk into that at 6. Another two years and I'll be over halfway there, which is both awesome and insane. This year I've learned of a new group of Alamo regulars all with their own "tallies" going, which makes me feel old and pretty cool. This time next year I should maybe have my rumpus room done to the point where i do this festival in here rather than the living room. I hope to have my life in order to the point where I can do 10 movies again, and who knows how many movies I'll see in the meantime. Hopefully more than 4.