I had a weird dream the other night that I was in the tv show 24. Now, I've never actually seen that particular program, and since I don't watch television I can't even say that I've seen ads for it, nor do I know anyone who watches the show and have only heard passing references to it. But there I was, with Keifer doing whatever it is he does on that show. I don't remember, but I do recall being very excited.
I did buy The Lost Boys that day, so I guess Keifer Sutherland was on the brain, although I didn't watch the film until the following day...
I've been watching a lot of films lately, and I think I'd like to try to keep track of them all. Here are some I've seen in the last couple of weeks:
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Diary of the Dead
Wings of Desire (1987)
Death Becomes Her
Stranger Than Fiction
The Lost Boys
The Lost Boys wasn't as good as I remembered it. It seemed to move too fast for me this time, but I still welcomed the familar images. I must have seen that movie a thousand times when I was little. Wings of Desire was wonderful: beautiful, poetic, deliberately paced, gorgeously shot. The Orphanage was scary, but also very sad and poignant. The Fountain was a little weird for me...especially Hugh Jackman as a floating Buddha. Death Becomes Her is a classic and I hadn't seen it in years, but I was quite impressed with the visual effects and I love Meryl Streep so much. Stranger Than Fiction is one of my most favorite films ever. I'm writing a little paper on it this week so I'll probably watch it again. It makes me happy that I've seen this many films so far this year. I'm sad I didn't go to Sundance this last week though. And I haven't actually been out to a movie in weeks, but I'll try to find some time this week to go see Benjamin Button