Examined Life – The Red Vic

This documentary is really thought-provoking. It provokes my thoughts so much that some of my thoughts are now pregnant with other, littler thoughts. Those little thoughts will someday birth thoughts of their own and make the first thoughts grandparent thoughts. This will go on until one of the thoughts decides it should start a blog called Fuck Yeah Baby Thoughts and then the irony will be lost.

On a related note, I’m working on a theory as to why new documentaries fucking suck. It goes something like “Hi I’m Alex. I paint toy soldiers. Check out this new urban beat I just downloaded. Wow, the cars on this road sure move fast. Wait, why are you fading out?” It’s mostly a compilation of really interesting stuff about life.

Um…Info? July 12-14.

The Hurt Locker – Embarcadero Center Cinema

Riveting. Explosive. Intense. Dramatic. Pulverizing. Rip Out My Heart And Eat It Raw. Soul-Jarring. Kidney-Rupturing. Eye-Gouging. Bowel-Tickling. These are just a few of the adjectives people (me) are using to describe this movie.

“Three members of the Army’s elite Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) squad battle insurgents and one another as they search for and disarm a wave of roadside bombs on the streets of Baghdad.”

Online movie twinkies are abuzz over this and in all seriousness, it’s supposed to be really good. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow, the most celebrated female action movie director since…oh. Hey, remember Strange Days?

You can watch the first 8 minutes above. Why? I don’t know, but you can. Info.

9.99 – Lumiere

This. Movie. Is. Stop. Motion. It looks basically like Waking Life but without the part where I leave to go to the bathroom and don’t come back. It has an actual plot while it endlessly and circuitously ponders the meaning of life. I was just thinking about the meaning of life myself yesterday. I decided it was a cheeseburger. Then I devoured it. Now I’m confused again.

This movie is based on the stories of Etgar Keret, whose name makes me feel dyslexic. Info.

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