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23 February 2005 @ 07:59 pm
bad film therapy  
I rented Stephen King's Dreamcatcher and have been watching it in snatches over the last few days. I rented it once before, mainly because it had Jason Lee, and it's such a hilariously bad movie that I had to see it again. The ridiculous boyhood in-jokes and patter, the toothy eels, the anal births, the telepathy, the sudden schizoid British alien, Beaver fishing for his goddamn toothpicks despite the freaking toilet monster mere inches under his ass! (oh god I wanted to bitch-slap him so bad), not to mention Morgan Freeman (!) as a psychotic Army officer, and all of it climaxing in the revelation that the gang's mentally deficient boyhood friend is actually another species of alien sent to Earth to battle the Greys--it's a classic. I should probably buy myself a copy.
all work and no playhesychasm on February 24th, 2005 04:15 am (UTC)
Jason Lee's in that movie? I caught part of it on a motel TV one night and thought it was pretty awful, then tried to read the book (just in case) and thought it was the poor woman's version of It. Couldn't finish. But maybe one day I'll be able to enjoy the badness in spite of myself.

(Did you know a young Seth Green stars as Richie Tozier in the movie It?)
Anna S.eliade on February 24th, 2005 04:25 am (UTC)
Jason Lee's character is Beaver, and I don't think I'm ruining the movie for you to say he dies early. ;>)

It's an awful movie, but it cheers me in a strange way. Also, it's really got some beautiful scenery--snowy woods and mountains. There's this one part where they show dozens of different animals fleeing through the trees that's just gorgeous. Still, all in all: tragically bad. *g*

(Did you know a young Seth Green stars as Richie Tozier in the movie It?)

I did not! Maybe I'll rewatch that someday. :>)
timian on February 24th, 2005 07:41 am (UTC)
the toothy eels, the anal births

::cries:: I saw that movie on TV one day when I had the flu. Or, well, I saw part of that movie, because when that guy passed the alien through his anus and then the eel bit off part of that guy's arm and then killed him.... Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! I couldn't take it. I was Freaked. Out.

It's possible I'm a huge wimp.
[Law]treacle_a on February 24th, 2005 08:14 am (UTC)
Damian Lewis is in that isn't he? I've often thought of watching it just for him ::hearts Band of Brothers:: but I must admit to the spincter-related content putting me off. If it's really that bad though, I might just give it a go :P
fanaddictfanaddict on February 24th, 2005 03:36 pm (UTC)
My husband and I watched it on HBO last year and spent the whole time yelling "Ass monsters!" - which pretty much sums up the premise of the movie and it's asstastic nature. The fleeing animals with the red contaminant on them was pretty erie actually, and Damian Lewis is always interesting. But... ass monsters... It's like some straight guy's homophobic nightmare come to life.

Er, by the way, not sure I've commented before... I befriended you because of your stories, which I've been reading since TS days. So, er hi.
Pamgoosegirl9 on February 25th, 2005 02:23 am (UTC)
Hee. And 'Ewwwwww'. You're bent (in a good way). :)