|03.17.06||Alamo Downtown||This Screening is part of event: South by Southwest 2006|
Thank goodness for my friends in line. By the time Ohio let out and I walked the 5 blocks to the Alamo, the line was pretty freakin huge. Of course it was augmented by scores of drunken fools wearing green... This might be the busiest and most clogged that I've seen the city to date. I think the night of the Rose Bowl still wins for happiest and rowdiest but for sheer jam-packed busiest I think it was tonight.
Anyway, because of my friends in line I got in and got a good seat for this. The director and actor Michael Rooker were also in the house, which was awesome. Rooker came up wearing a Mexican wrestling mask and appeared to be very drunk although Gunn assured us that he wasn't. Funnily enough though, after the movie ended people just sat there for a few minutes expecting a Q&A that didn't happen. At first I thought they must've bailed on the screening to get their drink on but nope... they were hanging out in the back talking to anyone that would come up. Strange. If I had a number one complaint about the film festival this year I'd say it was how the Q&As were handled.
Anyway, the movie was tons of fun. The crowd was into it, I was feeling it, the gore was good the laughs were good the hot girls were hot... really nothing to complain about accepting that the movie is what it is. You have aliens in a meteor taking over Michael Rooker and stuff, you have little sluggy things trying to get down people's throats... that's a blueprint for a good time. I got to shake Rooker's and Gunn's hand afterward and tell them great job... it was cool.
So this week I've seen both Henry the serial killer and Dick Hickock of In Cold Blood in person at the Alamo and I'm still alive. Life is good.
Also, in one particular moment, Carrie the waitress transcended her previously-established level of cuteness to become the hottest woman I have ever seen... there for a few seconds at least. I mean oh freakin' my. I really wish I could pass as lesbian (pack a box lunch as it's said in the film).