Heh, perfect. I am in. Now that year-end is pretty much over I should have time to actually watch some movies.
By the way, just about to pull the trigger on that 5020UBe. Free shipping from Sonicvisions! You two are a horrible influence! :D
No I have not, but it's on my list. Definitely looks like one I would enjoy.
This had the potential to be hypnotizing like that, since it actually looked pretty darn good in spots, but I think the subject was so unlikable that I just could not buy in.
Len Fearnside watched
I have a weird obsession with skateboarding documentary. I watch all of them and pretty much love all of them, so when this popped up on the documentary channel, I was pretty stoked. Too bad this is an absolute mess of a documentary and even the skating is subpar.
We spend around 90 minutes with Josh 'Skreech' Sandoval, a skater from Fullerton who I've never heard of before and there is nothing here to indicate why we are following this guy around. He is a deadbeat, now with a baby, and with a young girlfriend who can't help but love him for some reason.
There are some good scenes, one for example where he and his girlfriend are about to go to a concert and Skreech ends up getting so drunk he can barely stay awake, essentially ruining their night. It was a fascinating scene and pretty much encapsulates their entire world. Unfortunately there are not enough of those scenes, so you just end up watching an uninteresting character waste his life for an hour and a half.
Len Fearnside watched
There was enough Shane Black shining through this movie to make me like it more than I ever expected I would. It was darker in a good way; not in the annoying, brooding way, but in the humorous way that I enjoy.
It started slow and kind of painful, but once things got rolling and we got into more of the meat of the story, including more of the Mandarin (Kingsley was freaking amazing) it became a lot of fun.
Not much else to say. It was a decent to quite good superhero movie and I enjoyed most of the 2.5 hours I spent in the theatre.
While that is likely true Brent, the mere thought of having to re-watch even a few minutes of this movie makes me cringe. Blech.