2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) ***1/2 and Wanderlust (2012) **1/2

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) ***1/2 Third Viewing The first time I saw 2k1:ASO, I was bored silly. The second time, I fell asleep midway through the movie. I feel like I haven’t given the movie much of a chance. I love most other Kubrick movies with Dr. Strangelove and A Clockwork Orange in my top 10 all-time favorites. So, why not 2k1:ASO? I found a high-def version and watched it on my 96″ projector screen. What a difference that made. I also split up watching it into two parts. I went in knowing the film was slow. 2k1:ASO is … Continue reading 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) ***1/2 and Wanderlust (2012) **1/2

And So It Begins, Again

Ever since I was a teen, I’ve watched at least five movies a week. I’m a total media junkie. Five Movies a week, 10 or so records, a boardgame or two, and a crapton of TV. Honestly, I’ve weighted it, a crapton. I’m in my mid 40’s now (remembering exact ages is for the soon to be depressed), so by my estimation I’ve seen thousands of movies. On the Buddism scale of quiet zen reflection, I’m a total failure unless, as I imagine this is the way the world now operates, we’re just a collection of what media we’ve consumed. … Continue reading And So It Begins, Again