Animal suit geeks? You mean like furries?
Ya always gotta go there, huh?
Very cool, but what's the Donnie Darko connection?
I read that it was Donnie Darko inspired.
Late 80s, masks, etc.
2007-06-29 09:12 am (UTC)
Pssh. Whatever. Donnie Darko was overrated by all the people with crushes on Jake Gyllenhaal.
Neat video though.
GodDAMN. Fucking LJ logging me out all the time.
Well, DD is one of my favorite movies. I really wish it could have had more of a budget.
What is that guy famous for? I think I've seen the name before, but you make it sound like it's some Teen Beat thing.
He's played the brooding love interest in several films, including Brokeback Mountain, The Good Girl, The Day After Tomorrow and Lovely and Amazing. But I recall a lot of women sort of swooning over him. Not really Teen Beat, but college types -- I think he's got the troubled brooding emo guy thing, with good body (see Jarhead), that really works for some women.
Oddly, it's been my impression that the type of girl who goes for Jake Gyllenhaal is often in the the same social group as guys who go for his sister Maggie Gyllenhaal (Secretary, Adaptation). Good genes in that family, apparently.
Yeah. I am guilty of finding Maggie Gyllenhaal cute. After "Secretary" it is hard not to. Plus James Spader's character's name is "Mr. Gray" which is kind of odd.
I saw Donnie Darko when it was still in its first run in the theater. I had heard it had good reviews and it was Halloween and I had nothing better to do. I was blown away. I dunno if it because I am from Virginia and so is the director but that movie resonated in me, as it did with a lot of people. It was a HUGE hit in London, with graffitti artists painting the timecode on Donnnie's arm around the city.
Richard Kelley's next movie is said to be horrible. The footage I have seen backs this up. Hopefully it is at least as good as Donnie Darko. BTW the extra features on the new DVD are different from the first DVD release (hilarious commentary on one of the extra features) and the religious overtones were cut out with good reason IMHO.
You know, I'd sooner think I've watched more than enough movies, but I haven't even heard of half of those. And Adaptation is the one I've seen.
Maggie was the sister in DD, by the way.
Most of them are entertaining movies, and I'd recommend them as pretty solid rentals (except Lovely and Amazing, which is boring as hell).
Maggie was also in the recent Stranger Than Fiction, which was surprisingly clever and funny. I had been worried it'd just be a Will Ferrell vehicle, a la Anchorman or Talladega Nights.
I should rewatch Donnie Darko. I really don't remember being all that impressed with it.
Yeah. Go for the director's cut.
Wait, you do have a new tv, right?
27" CRT, not widescreen or anything, if that's critical. I've had it for several years. You aren't thinking of the old 13" set I had are you?
Yeah, I think I've been over since. But I just thought I'd ask.
Molly had us over to watch Lovely and Amazing and we left and came back when she had finished watching.
"Boring" is a rather generous assessment!
I hate that we can't edit our entries "after the fact" in LJ.
Aside from deletion, I'm anti-destructive-editing since people can reply to it and you can then do sneaky things.
The only way I'd be for it is if a revision history would be available.
Fuck that. The system ought to just put a little italicized subtext "this message was edited on xxx time and date" . . . That way you know the message has been edited from the original typing.
I was going to edit my last post and apologize for derailing your thread, but I can't even do that.
Yup. Always room for improvement.
By "after the fact", I meant after posting. See the problem here?