favorites from last month. always logging stuff late. hapa boy from the bay area.
Completely rehearsed for maximum impact, every single gesture a matter of utmost sanctity for its audience, yet the story itself remains unoccupied. Nothing at all happens in this movie, to the point of a perverse hyperviolent climax that turns out to be completely false, further enforcing the unerodable devotion to the family unit. A sick triumph of oblivion over incident; everything will remain exactly as it is. "Our forever."
[with commentary by director Paul W.S. Anderson and producer Jeremy Bolt]
"I think Paramount was a little shocked. It had all this gross horror and all these disturbing images. I don’t think anyone at the studio had really seen that stuff before because I was shooting in England. Generally, people from the studio watch what the main unit shoots, but all of the horror stuff was being done second unit, directed by me on the weekends. I don’t think anyone…
My family went to a house party in 2005. While all the parents drank and chatted downstairs, all the kids were up in the playroom, shooting Nerf guns and watching Shrek 2. When the credits rolled, the host's kids popped into the bonus features and queued up this motherfucker. After every character performed their song, we were asked to vote on who should win. I put up my hand for Donkey's passionate performance of "Disco Inferno," but, of course, Prince…