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14 May 2007 @ 09:07 am
Grindhouse (very slight spoliers)  
So Grindhouse was pretty good. Very gimmicky (fake trailers, missing reels, poor sound and film quality), but cutely so. The zombie flick ("Planet Terror") dragged a bit, but it was great to see Freddy Rodriguez and Rose McGowan as action stars. The scenes in the hospital really reminded me of Stuart Gordon's films. I can see why some people might not like Tarrantino's "Deathproof" but I liked the narrative trick he used to take the audience by surprise. And I didn't mind at all the yakking that bothered some people. That's part of his charm as a writer/director.

Listening to: The Sundays - "Can't Be Sure"
theballadofyoko on May 14th, 2007 02:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much-- I thought I was the only person in the world who enjoyed Deathproof. I liked the talkiness of it, and the narrative leading up to the end was fantastic.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: blue bottleassmonkeydiary on May 14th, 2007 02:22 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the second half of Deathproof was a great time. I was howling at the "Faster Pussycat Kill Kill" style ending.
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Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: orange peekassmonkeydiary on May 14th, 2007 08:25 pm (UTC)
That's great. Here's hoping you're still going strong when "28 Months Later" hits theaters.
lipbylipbylipby on May 15th, 2007 03:52 am (UTC)
Yeah, I guess our reactions are kind of flipped: I thought Rodriquez movie was wall to wall fun and Tarantino's kind of flat.
gloompixie on May 16th, 2007 12:14 am (UTC)
I was happy just to see Rose... :]
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: blue statueassmonkeydiary on May 16th, 2007 03:07 am (UTC)
Yeah, I've been loving her since The Doom Generation.
(Anonymous) on June 1st, 2007 02:32 am (UTC)
Grindhouse rocked
I missed it on the big screen, but then it should up at the Arlington Drafthouse, a drink/movie place in Virginia. That was a great place to watch it!

I liked "Planet Horror", but "Deathproof" was awesome. I recommend it to everyone I think is not easily shocked....
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: aqua chairassmonkeydiary on June 1st, 2007 11:45 am (UTC)
Re: Grindhouse rocked
Nice... I love movie theater bars. Used to go to the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin. I wish there was something like it in Philly.