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20 July 2010 @ 10:17 am
more festival films  
Finished off the Q-Fest/Danger After Dark Festival with three films last week.

On Thursday, I saw You Should Meet My Son!, a zany, low budget, fish-out-of-water comedy about a conservative Southern mother venturing into the gay lifestyle to find a new man for her son. It was pretty cute.

Then later that night, I saw Enter the Void, a film which really freaked me out. In a good way. It's one of the trippiest films I've ever experienced. Establishing it's uniqueness early on, the entire film is shot in the first person. Through the eyes of the main character, a young Canadian drug deal living in Tokyo, we take hallucinogenic drugs, commit crimes, and get killed. And that's where the movie really gets started. Much of the movie is about what happens to his consciousness from the moment of death until the moment of his next reincarnation.

Saw Red White & Blue Saturday night. It was a hard film to enjoy, but an interesting one to watch. It's an unusual revenge story set in Austin, Texas, following two residents of a boarding house. I mainly went to see it because Noah Taylor (from Flirting and The Year My Voice Broke) was in it, but now I wish I could disassociate it from my memories of him.

I also saw Inception Saturday, but I'm going to have to save that for another post.


Listening to: Amy Winehouse - "Wake Up Alone"
The Mud Puppy: Eva Greenmudpuppy83 on July 20th, 2010 03:58 pm (UTC)
I very much like today's photo, though I don't think she really needs that umbrella...
traballenguastraballenguas on July 20th, 2010 08:32 pm (UTC)
Enter The Void sounds really cool. I might check that out.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: blue statueassmonkeydiary on July 21st, 2010 01:23 pm (UTC)
Yes, I think you would definitely enjoy the experience of watching it.
traballenguastraballenguas on July 21st, 2010 01:27 pm (UTC)
I once had an idea of creating a video game from the perspective of animals, like wolves or some other predator, with the HUD showing scents, scent strength, etc.

I like the idea of immersive perspectives that are unfamiliar.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: king kong voyeurassmonkeydiary on July 21st, 2010 02:29 pm (UTC)
That would be great. Even for non-predators. You could be looking for a safe place to bury your eggs. I would spend hours trying to force non-brachiating animals to brachiate.
traballenguastraballenguas on July 21st, 2010 06:22 pm (UTC)
LOL, you are my target demographic! I think it would be a great game.
Pallaspallasathene8 on July 20th, 2010 09:53 pm (UTC)
Those little striped shorts are adooooorable.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: drooling monkeyassmonkeydiary on July 21st, 2010 01:23 pm (UTC)
Aren't they just?
joshuavorbisjoshuavorbis on July 21st, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC)
saw enter the void at toronto film festival last fall. really strange film. complete visual overload. i don't know if i liked that noé didn't cut except for flashbacks. instead he kind of google-earth hovered over tokyo. also entering the void of the abortion was something else. and then there's the WTC allusion and the penis splooging on the frame, etc. definitely beyond his last major film, irreversible, which was controversial and overwhelming in its own right.
Diary of an Ass Monkeyassmonkeydiary on July 21st, 2010 06:41 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the abortion was tough stuff. I'm kind of dying to see Irreversible after seeing ETV.