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So recently Ive been watching, or letting run on the TV while I work, a lot of movies. A lot of it is stuff I have seen, a habit of mine. I listen to them rather than music sometimes while I work. If I get tired or need to take a break I can look up and watching for a moment and then get back to my research or what have you. Recently I have watched, Gun Crazy, an Asian flick with some sorta super star - Rei Kikukawa. I am not sure how famous she is but upon looking her up she seems to have been in some big stuff, maybe not the best work though. I saw some Godzilla remakes or something. To be honest if you are a film person this is a good flick to watch, just don't spend a lot of money on it. It is just a chopped Frankenstein of scenes from other flicks including some Quentin Tarantino stuff, and things like Point of No Return or - La Femme Nikita .... I dare some one to count all the references in this film. It is fun to watch, but kinda of ridiculous. I picked it up for about 2$ and felt it was worth every penny. Good Popcorn flick, and the name is honestly why I grabbed it. Of course the original American film Gun Crazy, and it other various titles, is a classic.
The Asian version also says "Episode 2" so I am curious if it is a TV movie or what? Probably just a sequel, but I will have to look into that.
The other flicks I watched in my spree have been The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence, Mommy Dearest, Meat Train, Dead Pool, Gozu, Lost in Translation.
Mommy Dearest and The Man Who Shot liberty Valence are old favorites of mine. And I would say are the kinda of films every one should see if they claim to love films. GOZU, is a rare treat from director Takshi Miike, who apparently is in love with David Lynch films.... OK if I have to say anything else to get you to go see this movie than its probably not for you. But its like nothing you have ever seen before. Meat Train is a new flick, whole title, Midnight Meat Train.... interesting DP work, some of it very cool, some of it just more of the same stuff we have seen before. I am going to be looking into this one some more. If you know who "Bullet Tooth Tony" is then this maybe a film for you.
I would love to rant on and on but I have to get to some other work. Let me close by saying that the more I watch films the more I feel apart of its community. There is something that bonds us all. Even if you hate the film or dislike the director when you see them in interviews, you have to see that they too are putting there minds on display for every one to criticize. That they completed the project is sometimes more of a triumph than we can ever know.... So I suddenly find myself more open to watching things and sitting back to say, hey that's cool. Not the first time I've seen it or totally unforeseeable, but man, Looks good. I bet they are proud of that.
PS- If you ever get to watch interviews with Director Miike, let me just say that he amazes me. And I wish more people had the humble approach to the work that he does. I suspect he has a lot of fun and is very happy doing what he does.
OK that's it for today guys. Later