Every film is better in a theater, but no film compares to the incredible difference between seeing The Room in a packed theater of spoon throwing fans and seeing it in the comfort of your own home.
I have seen The Room in theaters two days in a row and unlike other so-bad-it's-good films (Birdemic: Shock and Awe and The Wicker Man (2006) for example), The Room was just as hilarious and entertaining during round two. That is probably a credit to the different audiences and the sheer unintentional hilarity/oddity of the film.
That, or I just really love throwing spoons at Tommy Wiseau & Co.
I had, at first, incorrectly labelled this as American Psycho, but with moms replacing yuppies and kitsch replacing modernism. Even though it is just as hysterical (maybe more so) and it plays up the thin veneer of sanity masking a total sociopath, Serial Mom is more about the thin veneer masking normalcy in stereotypical white picket fence America. Perversion, vulgarity, and other "unhealthy" habits are shown in one form or another in nearly all the characters. I put "unhealthy" in…
It seems that any other director would not be able to handle Stoker's subject matter without making it feel gratuitous. Chan-wook Park somehow manages to handle Stoker's deeply disturbing material, but makes it so beautiful. I had not expected to be as put-off by some of the material in this film, but because it is all handled with such grace I found it a lot easier to get over.
There is a predator/prey motif apparent in Stoker that is very…
If I never saw the other Total Recall, I might have really REALLY enjoyed this, but I did see the 1990 version so I knew this wouldn't be as good. I didn't want to compare it to it, but all the not-so-subtle references to the superior classic just kept on bringing me back to the Verhoeven's adaptation. In fact, I found that most of the time I was excited because I was waiting for the next reference to the other…