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14 July 2010 @ 09:47 am
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So, upon returning home from New York last week, the Q-Fest/Danger After Dark festival had begun here at home.

On Friday, I saw a Greek film called Dogtooth about three adult siblings who had been raised since birth with no exposure to the outside world except what they're parents selected. Secluded away in a country house, they live in fear of being exiled, exploring the limits of their limited world and inventing strange games to pass the time. It was bizarre and intriguing and probably worth the price of admission for the dancing scene alone.

On Saturday, a bunch of friends and I went to see RoboGeisha, which was even worse that you'd think. Just like it says on the tin, it's the story of geishas being turned into cyborg assassins. Never attempting to be more than a B-movie, it eventually stopped being so bad it's funny and became so bad it put me literally to sleep.

Then on Sunday, K. and I biked uptown, hoping to see James Franco play Allen Ginsberg in Howl, but it was sold out, so we saw the non-festival The Girl Who Played With Fire instead. It was a good flick. I didn't like it quite as much as The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, possibly because the twisty plot was tied up into too neat of a bow, but it was definitely a good movie and I eagerly await the final chapter.

 
 
Listening to: Love - "A House Is Not A Motel"
 
 
 
Pallaspallasathene8 on July 14th, 2010 02:45 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear Dogtooth is good. I queued it the other day despite the bloody cover because so many of my Netflix friends were rating it highly. But I never know if I should trust them. :P
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: ballerina escapeassmonkeydiary on July 14th, 2010 03:59 pm (UTC)
It's not exactly a satisfying movie experience, but I think you'll get a kick out of it.
orcaarroworcaarrow on July 15th, 2010 01:41 am (UTC)
I have not seen any of the "The Girl Who..." series. I really want to see them as well as read them.

I'm sorry you feel asleep during a movie. That sounds horrible.