Not long ago outside the Laemmle 5 Theatre on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, I remember seeing an intriguing poster. It had figures with foreboding, glowing eyes across the top, and a man in a ragged cloak leaning over to a child. The title was simple, Ink. It seemed like the kind of film a lover of “Akira”, “Dark City” or “Bladerunner” would enjoy. It also looked like an animated film, which I love. So it stuck.
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An old book written by Philip K. Dick and newly finished by me The Simulacra continues Dick’s trend on taking an egg batter to my brain and firmly stirring. While there are several characters in this sprawling 230 page novel, it’s not about the characters. As in most of his stories, the subject matter is more the environment and how characters are paddle balled around until the reader is left flummoxed that it all somehow makes sense and manages to sit at the bottom of your soul for days, making you not only wonder how many drugs Dick took, but also very afraid of how close each of his books seems on the verge of happening in the real world. If not in a literal sense, certainly a figurative sense.
(500) Days of Summer is not the movie to take someone to if you have just started dating them. This is not, as the voice over claims in the first few minutes of the film, a romantic comedy, i.e. a film in which the couple ends up happily ever after. It’s fun, funny, in fact it’s a pure joy to watch. It so eloquently captures the ups and downs of a relationship that isn’t meant to be that it draws out of you every doubt in your mind that you could possibly have with the person sitting next to you. And gives you hope in the potential…for the next one…alas not the one you’re with. Ouch.
Now, if you’re pretty confident in your relationship, or have just gotten out of one, you should then, without a doubt, see this film.
Bladerunner is my favorite movie, not by much, but it has remained so since I first saw it at 14 years of age. I’ve been waiting in anticipation for the newest version that comes out on DVD in December. But this evening I heard from a producer that the newest version of Bladerunner is playing at a theatre near you…or at least me…or at least if you live in the Los Angeles area.
It’s playing until next Thursday, October 18th, 2007 at the Landmark Theatre in the Westside Pavillion Mall on Pico Blvd, just East of the 405.
I’m rushing to see it tomorrow, so will refrain from speaking anymore about it until after.