my Movie

Movie Details

Title:   The Descendants
Director:   Alexander Payne
Year:   2012
Genre:   Drama
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   11.09.12

Other Movies Seen By This Director (4)
- Downsizing
- Election
- Nebraska
- Sideways

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
11.09.12DVRThis Screening is part of event: DVRfest 2012
The story of DVRfest 2012, the eighth of its kind, consisting of 9 parts

This year's DVRfest is different from the last few years. For one: I remembered it was happening. And because of that, Molly decided to leave town rather than spend all weekend watching movies. SO, I have all of Friday and Saturday to myself. Just me, a pile of junk food, and a DVR that's 82% full.

The only catch is that there's this video game called Dishonored that's really good and gorgeous and with all this boy-alone time it's a pretty heavy battle between movies and video games being waged in my head. Even now as I sit at the computer to write this, the Steam icon is glimmering in my system tray, beckoning me to it. I have to admit that most of Friday night was conceded to gaming. I did finally tear myself away to watch a movie though, thus officially begins the fest!

The Descendants is Alexander Payne doing a movie in Hawaii. I know Clooney's performance is good and it's a pretty dreary story but... a lot of the movie felt like a vacation for the filmmakers. Maybe that's my own baggage but whatever.

I guess it was good. It kind of left me cold. Seems like a movie that's destined to be overrated.

Let's see if I can fit one more in tonight before passing out, then tomorrow is movies from the moment I wake up.
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