“There's more to life than just books, you know. But not much more...” - The Smiths
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
World's Shortest Movie Review: "Be Kind, Rewind"
( crocheted robot by Nicole Gastonguay)
Summary: A paranoid klutz named Jerry (Jack Black) gets electrocuted while trying to sabotage the mind-control beams of the local power station, and becomes magnetized - bad news for the discount video store where his friend Mike (Mos Def) works. Mike & Jerry replace the erased tapes by starting up a custom-order moviemaking business to replace all the erased tapes, filming everything from Robocop to The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. Will they save the doomed store and battle corporate entertainment? The Bottom Line: Bizarr-o, slapsticky, retro fun from start to finish. I had a wicked stomachache and this movie made me forget it for two hours ... the magic of cinema! I totally want a Sweded videostore in my neighborhood. This movie gave me whole new respect for things like fanfiction, gawdawful as it may be.
A Side Note: This movie reminded me of the kids who recreatedRaiders of the Lost Ark in a backyard. Great story.
"All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom." - Albert Einstein