Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Good, The Bad, and P. Diddy

"You're waiting for a train. A train that will take you far away. You know where you hope the train will take you, but you can't be sure. But it doesn't matter!"

"Tell me why! Tell me why it doesn't matter!"


If that doesn't make sense, go see the movie "Inception." If you've already seen it, go see it anyway. Like many Christopher Nolan films, it deserves at least two viewings.

I saw it for the second time tonight. There are very few films that I'll sit through twice in theaters, but this one was even better on round two (probably because it made more sense - the first viewing is a little disorienting). I left the theater in a state of awe, totally unsure of what was and wasn't reality in the film.

It's a film I can't stop thinking about. And I like that. I think that's what a good film is supposed to do - stick in your brain for days.

Of course, bad films can stick in your brain too. Just last night I watched what is possibly the best worst movie I've ever seen. It was made in the 80's and it's called "Computer Beach Party."

I think think everything I could say about "Computer Beach Party" can be summed up with this one minute clip:

I think it's probably sacrilegious to talk about "Computer Beach Party" and "Inception" in the same post. But hey, both films entertained me. They just entertained me in two very different ways.

Anyway, enough film geek babble. I should not be awake. I'm gonna head to bed and see what clever illusions my subconscious creates tonight. Steve says that the sequel to "Inception" should involve people being dropped into my dreams. My dreams are notoriously bizarre. Like the dream I had where I was enrolled in a math class and P. Diddy was the teacher. But we won't go into that.

And for the record, even though I had a dream about P. Diddy one time, I still have never woke up in the morning and felt like him. I'm not really sure how people do that. Somebody please tell me.


  1. I agree 100%. Some films are meant to distract you for a couple of hours, others are supposed to stay with you. Inception was definitely the latter for me too - on the Tube home I kept expecting 'the kick'. Mental film. Loved it.

    I think I would also love Computer Beach Party, and after that clip I really feel like I need a glass of water. Yeah. From inside. Yeah. Yeah.

  2. Oh my goodness. That clip made me want to smash my head through the computer screen. I found it so horribly painful. Which is probably why it would be hilarious. Such bad acting and lines.

    I still have to see inception. People keep telling me I need to go, so maybe I'll go see it tonight.


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