It's been exam week here at Zombie central, and since the Resident Offspring had a very light exam schedule, we had time to watch a few movies.
Loved it! It was a hilarious buddy stoner action flick, that had a sweetness and innocence about it which made it very endearing. Seth Rogan and James Franco are both so fun to watch, but it is Danny McBride who all but steals the show as Red, the supplier who just won't die. Franco is absolutely adorable as Saul, the drug dealer, who takes his bubbeh to the opera and calls her a pimp.
My Bloody Valentine 3D
Highly predictable slasher flick, which was actually made quite fun via the magic of 3D glasses. We giggled through the whole thing, were suitably grossed out when the dude got his jawbone ripped off and it flew past our heads and we could hear it splat on the wall behind us. At one point the film stopped abruptly, leaving the six of us in attendance, sitting in a dead quiet, pitch dark theatre. I am happy to report we all survived.
What We Do Is Secret
The biopic of the 1970's LA punk band, the Germs. Apparently the surviving members of the orginal band were so impressed with Shane West's performance as front man Darby Crash, that they invited him to join them in a reunion. The film is done is a semi-documentary style, alternating interviews with performances and scenes depicting the relationships and the conflicts within the band.
Crash had a five-year plan to become a legend, and in the process led the Germs into becoming one of the most notorious bands in LA, resulting in their being banned from every venue in the city. Ironically, his suicide, planned to cement his legendary status, was overshadowed in the press by the murder of John Lennon the following day.
A comedy, a slasher flick, and a rock biopic - I would say that's a pretty well balanced diet, wouldn't you? What's your favourite genre of film?