Let’s Go To The Movies

Movies… I like them. I spend an inordinate amount of time trying to perfect a complex yet accessible system whereby my Netflix queue is strategically spaced out for optimal movies-per-month-ness. That being said, I rarely get too giddy when some bit of film-related news comes out. There are exceptions…

“Natalie Portman plans to star in V for Vendetta, a Warner Bros. adaptation of Alan Moore’s best-selling graphic novel. The Wachowski brothers (The Matrix) will write and produce the film, which takes place in an alternate future where Germany wins WWII and Great Britain becomes a fascist state…”

In other movie-related news… I watched Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, a decent film… Cusack aways seems to be playing some variation of himself, but I never seem to mind, and Savannah makes me happy. That film was overshadowed by the subsequent viewing of 25th Hour which, despite being a “Spike Lee Joint” (a phrase annoys me to no end) was coherent and engaging. Brutal… difficult to watch at times… but an amazing look at personal responsibility, consequences, and lost opportunities from the perspective of a handful of characters who… shocker… actually have depth. 

Random semi-related thought: why do film credits typically have “Directed by So-and-So” near the beginning and then “A So-and-So Film” at the end? Do you really need to tell me twice that you directed the film? I’m perplexed.