||[May. 5th, 2008|06:49 pm]
|||||...All The Go Inbetweens-Silversun Pickups-Pikul [EP]||]|
This weekend I did something unthinkably out of character for myself. I saw not one, not two, but THREE movies.
I know I can't believe it myself. On friday I saw Iron Man with Sarah, Paul and Alexis. It was actually really good. Robert Downey Jr. was pretty amazing in it...and I think everyone who sees it will agree this movie would have been a disaster with anyone but him cast in the main role. Dare I even say he could be one of my favorite actors? I guess that doesn't mean much condisering I've only seen like 36 movies.
The second movie I saw was I Am Legend. What's really shocking about this is the fact that i NETFLIX'D it! Yes, it's true, I joined Netflix and actually plan on paying for and watching what could turn out to be several movies per month. A few people recommended I Am Legend, and I am totally in to end of the world movies so I gave it a shot. I liked it...it was sort of like the slightly more science based version of 28 Days Later. I do wish they had gone deeper in to the idea that the Fresh Prince was the last person on Earth and all of the crazy shit one would probably be doing if they knew no one else existed. (why wear clothes really?) Also the ending was just a tad but heavy handed, but I'll let it slide.
The final movie, also a Netflix rental, was something I've wanted to see for a while, and actually the reason I joined to begin with. Helvetica, is a documentary on the typeface...when and where it began, how it is used, and what it means. Basically, it was soft porn for a designer like me. I seriously enjoyed everything about this movie, even David Carson's annoying ass towards the end. Basically this movie is about how Helvetica is the best font ever created by man...nothing is better, everything is worse, and it will never be improved upon. Helvetica reigns supreme over everyone and everything, for ever and ever amen. And I can't entirely disagree. But what I really liked about this movie, besides all the historical and cultural info, were the shots in between interviews. Basically just fixed shots of Helvetica in use in signage in different cities around the world. But every shot was like, amazing and something I wanted to print out and put on my wall. If you aren't a designer or at least in to design you will probably hate this movie, but if you are, and can appreciate 1.5 hours of your life being dedicated to a typeface, definitely check it out.
I've still got my 3rd movie to watch this week, The Darjeeling Limited. Basically everyone I know loves it, which probably means I'll hate it. But we'll see.
Next in my queue are the first three Indiana Jones movies, some of my all-time favorites. Who wants to come to a screening party at my place in preparation for Kingdom of the Crystal Skull which comes out in 2 weeks!?!