Questing away in Chris's absence!
Most little kids want to be a doctor or an astronaut or a chef when they grow up, but I wanted to be a casting director. Watching this documentary made me sad that I never chased that dream! It was a really interesting and insightful look into the history of casting, mainly focusing on casting giant Marion Dougherty. The list of stars to whom she gave their big break is staggering. They showed clips of many of them, which was fun to see. Especially Jon Voight, because he was laughably terrible in his acting debut. Casting By is currently available on HBO, check it out!
As soon as it was over, I wanted to watch it again. I can't believe I've gone this long without seeing it. So freaking funny, and infinitely quotable. SHUT THE FUCK UP DONNY.
Depressing but good.
It's beyond my control how much this movie totally ruled.
Watched today as part of the Oscar quest. I didn't think it was nearly as good as the book, but it was still decent. I really want to punch Tobey Maguire in the face, though.
Exactly what you would expect, and totally fun. It feels like you are inside the imagination of an 8-year-old boy, which I assume is exactly what Guillermo del Toro's head is like.
Part of the Oscar Quest, and dear god, it was boring. Not as boring as The English Patient, but it's up there.
I've been watching shitty SyFy movies since before it was cool. Now that it's cool, the movies are trying too hard. I still liked it, but it was no Mega Python vs. Gatoroid.
Cute movie. The 2nd half was far better than the first, but I still didn't think it completely lived up to the hype. Still worth seeing!
Okay, so it's no High School Musical, but it was still adorable!
Another Oscar quest movie. I had no idea what it was about, or even that Robin Williams was in it! Really good, but really sad.
If you have a way to watch this HBO movie about the rise, fall, and recovery of champion snowboarder, Kevin Pearce, do it. I totally didn't expect it to be half as good as it was. And Kevin isn't the only highlight - his parents, friends, and brothers (especially his brother with Down syndrome) are also fascinating. So good.
What a wonderful, wonderful movie. You'll laugh, you'll cry, I very much doubt you'll hurl.
More Oscar questing. I bet this movie seemed a LOT more satirical in 1976. Now, it just seems like a documentary. Fantastic performances, but it really dragged. Marginal thumbs up.
The Oscar Quest continues. Loved this movie! I've actually never seen it or read the book, for shame.
Freaking. Adorable. And the Pixar short "The Blue Umbrella" was so good! The animation was UNBELIEVABLE.
It was actually better than I was expecting! Fun popcorn flick.
Great little thriller! The ending was disappointing, but it's totally worth renting.