Monday, April 9, 2012

Movie Day

It probably shouldn't be a surprise that a movie with Canadian actors based on a Canadian comic and shot in Toronto is very very Canadian but I was surprised.



It was entertaining in the way that drinking with my friends in the bar is entertaining. That sensibility was weirdly well represented. I now feel like a stereotype.

Perhaps this way of being is honed in Canadian-style environments, such as inside tents on top of picnic tables:



Better for your mental health to be from a weightlessly charming country like Canada than, say, Belgium:

13 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I'll take movie day over moving day, every time.
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fish said...

I absolutely loved SPVTW.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Saw something being filmed across the street from Cora yesterday.

None of the talent had showed up by the time we moved on though.

Substance McGravitas said...

I tend to just swear and complain that they're getting in the way. An old jobsite was used for a few things, so I chatted with crew and talent on breaks. Missed out on Nastassja Kinski though. I might be in an X-Files episode, but I never watched the show (a friend was in town being someone who gets murdered in the first ten minutes and I tagged along and hooked her up with pot).

vacuumslayer said...
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vacuumslayer said...

I never had an interest in seeing Pilgrim because it looked very teen angsty...and I didn't care a whole lot about teen angst even when I was a teen.

Substance McGravitas said...

The "teen angst" angle in it really isn't any different from another movie in which Object of Desire appears. The initial trailers really played down what an odd movie it is. It's pretty obvious when one character is full of shit because another character will call them on it.

It's hipster/geek culture sent up with love, in a way like Manhattan except you ditch the 17-year-old for an adult.

Substance McGravitas said...

It also doesn't hurt that the director did this and so has the skill of good timing.

vacuumslayer said...

Oooh, I enjoyed "Sean." Did not care for "Hot Fuzz."

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Rats, I was expecting the original version of Star Wars, with Vincent Price as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Paul Lynde as Darth Vader.

vacuumslayer said...

Oh, and I forgot to say how awesome the tent vid is. It is pretty damn awesome.

M. Bouffant said...

It was entertaining in the way that drinking with my friends in the bar is entertaining.

Hell really is other people, innit?

Mendacious D said...

"Hell is other bar tabs."