Friday, August 1, 2008

A Movie Post

Today is finally August 1. Not that I want the summer go by any quicker, but today is the release date for Midnight Meat Train, the movie based on Clive Barker's story of the same name (from Books of Blood) and starring Bradley Cooper. 

I love Bradley Cooper. He played Sidney's reporter bud who almost ruins everything by looking a little too deeply into her fiance's murder in Alias. He also played the lead character in the very short lived (thank you once again, FOX) but hilarious Kitchen Confidential.

I have been waiting to see this movie FOREVER. And guess what - I still get to wait FOREVER! At least until it hits DVD because thanks to the infinite wisdom of movie distributors and theater management, I can see Mamma Mia 20 freaking times a day and travel to every theater within a 30 mile radius to see the new Kevin Costner movie, but I can't go see the one movie that I really want to.

Make that two movies actually. Tell No One, the French movie based on Harlan Coben's book by the same name, is also not playing at any of the theaters near me. No. To see either one of these films, I have to drive into Denver. Frankly, I'm a little pissed.

It's not that I expected to be able to see Tell No One anywhere near here. We had an AMC that was playing some Indy and foreign films, but apparently they've decided it is more cost effective to run the same movie on 4 screens than to show a movie that might attract less of an audience. But, Midnight Meat Train, yeah laugh at the title, was one that I expected to be able to see.

This has been happening to me quite a bit lately and I am none too happy about it. I have to wait another 3-6 months after the theatrical release that I have been hearing about for the damn things to come out on dvd because they aren't Hancock.

I like blockbusters the same as everyone else. I saw Hellboy and Wanted and absolutely loved them. I also saw The Dark Knight and thought it was fantastic as well. I guess I could understand the distribution issues if I didn't have other films readily available to see that make me go, HUH?? Like Mamma Mia, c'mon is the move really that freaking popular that it's still running on multiple screens at every single area theater!? My movie doesn't deserve even one. Musical fans everywhere rate higher than horror fans? I don't think so. I'm fairly certain that the horror industry has yet to become the red-headed stepchild of the movie biz. So what's up with the lack of distribution on all things not Saw lately?

Anyway, I'm still mad but I'm off my high horse. We did see X-Files last weekend, opening night. I was super excited about it and it let me down big-time. I won't give anything away, but if you've seen it don't you agree that it was kind of a cop-out for X-Files last hurrah? It could have been an episode. I think it wouldn't have bothered me as much if the show was still running, but for what is probably the final x-file, the movie kinda sucked. It pains me to say that, too.


Jennifer said...

Aww, that sucks to hear. Guess I'll just wait for X-Files to come out on DVD. I did look up Midnight Meat Train after you told me about it (and I laughed), and I have to admit it looks quite entertaining. And apparently Abba and Meryl Streep fans outnumber horror fans. Now, that's scary!

Anonymous said...

I'm gonna see X-Files. Don't know if it will be on DVD or in the theater, but I have got to see it...lol! It's like an addiction. :)

Brandt Cooley said...

Seems not enough people know just how fantastic Kitchen Confidential was.