Thursday, January 25, 2007

SFF Day 7 (Wednesday)

I did not have to work a volunteer shift and neither did Alene, so we went up to Park City with the intention of seeing the movie "Black Snake Moan" as well as the movie "Fido" later that night (midnight showing at the Egyptian theater).

When we arrived at Black Snake Moan, it looked like a mad-house, with people all over the place. Despite the theater being able to seat 1200+, we knew it was impossible to get in. It sucked because it was the premiere and we would have been able to see all the stars, but oh well I guess.

We went downtown to main at first. We walked up to the Egyptian and saw there was a movie about to start that had no sold out yet, so we thought the subject matter looked decent (it stated it was about a mongolian farming family that is forced off their land by the government and moved into the city and how they deal with it).

THIS MOVIE WAS THE WORST MOVIE I'VE EVER SEEN! Seriously, it was bad. I have no idea how it got by the screeners at sundance, but it was more of one of those whacky art-pieces than anything with long-drawn-out scenes with no talking for literally 5 minutes at a time. I can usually stand those, but not this time. It just plain SUCKED!!

Alene really wanted to go half-way through, but I thought it might get better so we should stick it out. I was wrong. I'm sorry baby.

After that, we got something to eat at the Wasatch Brew Pub (delicious nachos), then walked around Main and grabbed some movie snacks at the 7-11. We got in the wait-list line and were only #16 and 17, so our chances of getting into the movie we REALLY wanted to see (Fido) were very good. During that wait, we met a cool guy from bountiful that was a student at the U.

The movie was excellent and lived up to the hype it was getting. It starred Carrie Anne Moss (from the Matrix), Time Blake Nelson (from O Brother where are't thou) and a bunch of other people I recognized from smaller roles in movies (one of them was a bad guy in the Mission Impossible movies).

It was basically set in the 1950's "father knows best" era. During this time, the whole "zombie" phenomena started to take off among the youth, so I'm sure this is why they chose this era. Basically, the idea was that zombies were alive and everywhere and taking over the world, but a company (zombicorp?) invented a collar device that when placed on a zombie, made it so they did not desire human flesh anymore. People started to have zombies as servants around their homes and treated them like pets.

Fast forward to Timmy and his family (carrie ann moss is his mother) and they are the only family on the street without a pet zombie, while other families have 2 or more (something to do with his dad being scared of them). One day his mom buys a zombie and Timmy becomes attached to it. Here is a summary of the rest:

"Timmy Robinson's best friend in the whole wide world is a six-foot tall rotting zombie named Fido. But when FIDO eats the next-door neighbor, Mom and Dad hit the roof, and Timmy has to go to the ends of the earth to keep Fido a part of the family. A boy-and-his-dog movie for grown ups, "FIDO" will rip your heart out."

It was HILARIOUS and gory at the same time. Pefect in my opinion.

Here is a screen shot from the movie:

Anyway, can't wait to get this one on DVD. I know Russ would love it. Alene and I left the theater at 2am and gave that dude (the U student from bountiful) a ride to his car.

1 comment:

  1. I just read all of you SFF entries and I started thinking, " did I already read this?" Then I remembered that I read Alene's blog about these movies. Huh, interesting. You're like a girl sometimes.