About a month ago, I remember seeing a trailer for a movie that quickly grabbed my attention. Needless to say, anything that has a scene of the Statue of Liberty’s head rolling down the streets of Manhattan, will surely grab my attention. And that is, regardless of whether or not, the movie is actually any good. The title of this one is Cloverfield, by the way. And it’s about to come out anytime now, if it hasn’t yet. I’m not really sure what it’s about, though. I read somewhere that it’s a tale of a monster, or something, that is told from the viewpoint of a small group of people, who apparently witnessed it. Oooohhh!
Enough said. I’m going.
I love a good spook! And, it really doesn’t take much to get me all excited. Especially when it comes to movies. I mean, I love a good Oscar-winning drama, just like anybody else. But I’d shell out a few bucks on a b-grade horror flick, just the same. Suspiria, anyone?
I remember a roommate of mine from way way back. He’s such a big movie freak that he checks out almost every movie that comes out. Yet, criticizes almost every one of them, as well. Like a bad New York Times review. It bugged the tar out of me that, out of a dozen movies he watches (within a month’s time), he only raves about, oh say, one or two. The rest? Well, he comes home with a big frown on his face, like he just lost big money in Vegas. He’d yak and yak about how awful the actors were. And, how the plot could’ve been improved by this and that. Oh, and if only this director was at the helm, instead of that one, it would’ve been… well, cool. I guess.
And if you don’t mind, I just missed the greatest TV commercial ever!
Wait, I just remembered… I haven’t seen a single movie in two years. That’s right! No movie. No DVD. Nothing. What’s up with that? Is it really possible to live life without movies, in this day and age? It’s almost like saying it’s possible to live life without hearing any music. Well… maybe. Maybe, not.
But I might just go ahead and break the streak this weekend, and see Cloverfield. I just checked right now. It’s coming out on Friday. Sweet!
Would it be good? Would it be worth it? Who cares? As long as I hear people screaming … oh my Gaaawwd, oh my Gaaaawwwd… I’m sure it’ll be worth every minute.
And every penny, too! Hey, that’s what matinees are for. A little insurance. 🙂