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Day 295: The Room (aka YOU’RE TEARING ME APAAART, LEEESAAAAA)

4 May

The Room, written, directed and starring Tommy Wiseau

So, I didn’t get to expand on this yesterday, but I wanted to feature something (now) near and dear to my heart.

This last Saturday I got to attend a “The Room” party, which went from being a Rocky Horror Picture Show-like movie experience to a drunken crazy-fest. And, strangely enough, this is exactly how The Room (2003) needs to be watched: with a little bit of lighthearted silliness.

The movie is a disaster, to say the least. It’s full of plot holes, soap-opera lines, and melodramatic acting… not to mention how creepy all of the characters are (I’m looking at you, Denny!!). But what makes it so great is how classically bad it is, much like the other midnight movies out there (RHPS and Snakes On A Plane are just two examples).

After I signed up to drink every time a football was on the scene – which is ridiculous because this comes in the most ridiculous times – it was clear that everyone at this party was going to be either drunk or close to it by the end of this film. Boy, was I right!

By all means, I want to say that this movie is no Oscar winner, but the movie is classic. Whenever the main characters enter a room, they say “Oh hi _____” before getting to the point; Johnny (played by the strange Tommy Wiseau, who also wrote and directed the film) bellows out poorly-accented lines (“YOU’RE TEARING ME AHHHPAAAHHHHT LEEESAAA!”) and drinks scotchka; Denny is apparently an 18-year old drug addict that has serious parental-deficiencies as he lays in bed with Lisa and Johnny while they’re trying to get it on (mind you, Johnny wanted to adopt Denny); then there’s Mark, who’s Johnny’s best friend (and this fact is stated NUMEROUS times throughout the film) and seems like a cool guy until, you know, he sleeps with Johnny’s fiancée…. it’s like scene after scene goes by, making less and less sense.

But overall the experience was a blast. Those of us at the party pelted the make-shift screen with plastic spoons (and sometimes knives and forks) everytime the pointless spoon painting showed up in a scene, and we all yelled “GO! GO! GO!” as we travelled along with the stock footage of the Golden Gate Bridge… there were tons more, but that’s something you should find out for yourself.

I highly recommend The Room because it is an experience in itself. It may be considered the worst movie ever made (probably after Troll 2 (1990)), but it sure is a hell of a lot of fun. Especially if you don’t take it seriously (please don’t. That’s a fate worse than death!)

Here’s a preview for you to get stoked about, and if you live in Oregon, Wiseau is showing the movie in Portland towards the end of May! ENJOY (and beware!)

And thanks to Bryan for inviting me to watch this insane film. SPOON!

Day 137: The Exploding Girl

5 Oct

Hey guys, if this is your first time on the site, be sure to check out the about page at the top for more info on my project! Also, sign the guestbook (also located in the top)!

Before I get into the post, I just wanted to say HOORAY! EARLY POST! That’s right.

Now that that’s over with, I have a few quick announcements before I get this blogpost on the road.

First, I’m still looking for collaborators. Really, all I’m looking for is some people who like to look for optimistic things in the world and want to talk about it. I’m still going to do the daily project, mainly as a goal for myself, but it would be nice for others to spread their view of the world as well.

Second, I am always looking for suggestions for the blog! If you see something neat (but don’t want to be a regular collaborator), email me at lawdki@gmail.com and I will do a guest blog!

Third, if you have a cool website or blog that I can put on my blog roll, let me know! I love looking at blogs and sites, and hopefully some of you will too! Let me know or send me a link through the blog or through email!

Okay, on with the blogpost!

Today, I want to feature not a movie but a trailer for the movie called The Exploding Girl (2009).

When I first saw the preview for this in the Spring, I wanted to see it so badly. Of course, I completely missed it when it came to town, but it’s been living in the back of my mind since then.

Thankfully it’s streaming on Netflix instant watch, but the trailer got me thinking…

Now this movie has INSANELY mixed reviews. Critics love it because it’s a really deep character study of this college girl with epilepsy, and audiences hate it because they say it’s way too boring. I’m the type that’ll sit through a boring movie because I want to, so I’m going to watch it.

Really, though, the preview just grabs me in a way I cannot understand. The music (Which is called “hvernig á að særa vini sína” by the band formerly known as Andhéri … also, this song is absolutely NO WHERE to be found), the acting, the ambience… it all looks really emotional and good.

I’m planning on watching it tonight, so I’ll let you know my thoughts on it tomorrow with my other blog Eye Candy (sorry it looks terrible right now… I’m in the process of “pimping it out”).

Anyways, here’s the preview for The Exploding Girl. Tell me what you think of it in the comments below!