6 posts tagged movies
I love As Good as It Gets so much.
It came out in 1997 and I went to go see it with my mom and my dad. I was 11 and in middle school and I remember sitting in the theater and seeing a few girls I knew from school walking in. They didn’t see me. Half way through the movie, they got up and left. Next week at school I heard them talking about how boring it was. IDIOTS. I LOVED IT.
And will continue to love it forever more.
Frankly, I will not consider my life to be worthwhile until I own a Brussels Griffon like Verdell.
Anyway - it’s now available to watch instantly on Netfilx. This means nothing to me (since it’s one of the first movies I ever owned on DVD), but…. maybe you aren’t lucky enough to own it.
I also urge you to look at the As Good as It Gets imdb page because Jill the Dog is actually listed as a cast member. & the trivia page includes so many gems. Can you imagine if John Travolta had actually ended up playing Melvin? THE HORROR.
The Shining - Zooms (by Ian Kammer)
I now believe that the movie the Titanic bashers were talking about — the junky embarrassing one, the one with cringe-worthy dialogue, the one that only a teenager could love — is a figment of their imaginations. Yet the hostility directed toward Titanic, the venom that you will read by commenters on almost any article about the movie, including this one, can’t merely be dismissed. It has to be recognized for what it was, and still is: One of the founding manifestos of hater culture. Titanic came out just as the Internet was starting to rise up and merge into the ocean of our lives, and though, at that point, most of the hate directed at the movie was conversational and anecdotal, in spirit it was computer-viral. It was about fragments of resentment banding together and organizing themselves into a cult, a movement, an anti-fan club.
- Owen Gleiberman on Titanic
Artist: Linda Hordijk
I so vividly remember the feeling of walking around in 2 inch thick foam flip flops.