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Monday Movies: The continuing decline

The only movie I watched this week was Animal House. There were some funny parts and obvious cultural touchstones, but the main reason to watch it was to continue clearing out the old “what, you’ve never seen that?!” queue.

What did you watch, dear readers?


June 14, 2010 - Posted by | Monday Movies


  1. Cremaster IV and V and De Lama Lamina. I really like the imprint these movies left on me even though I didn’t think I wasn’t “getting” them during the viewing.

    Looking forward to seeing the rest of Cremaster cycle tonight and tomorrow.

    Comment by toops | June 14, 2010

  2. 9 Songs. Hubba hubba.

    Comment by k-sky | June 14, 2010

  3. Nothing! But upcoming

    Comment by ben | June 14, 2010

  4. They’re doing something similar at the Gene Siskel.

    Comment by Adam Kotsko | June 14, 2010

  5. As well they might.

    Comment by ben | June 14, 2010

  6. “Land of the Lost” was better parsed as a stoner film than as a parody film. Even still, it wasn’t especially good. Took two nights to watch.

    “Pandorum” was, basically, terrible. Essentially a bunch of derivative cliches hung together by Dennis Quaid–this in itself should have been a clue that the movie was shit. However: Volchok from “The O.C.” was in it, but you might recognize him as James from “Twilight.”

    Overall, two movies that didn’t make sense on their own terms let alone any other standard of rational interpretation.

    Comment by Craig | June 14, 2010

  7. Animal House is arguably the most important movie of the past 40 years. It basically singlehandedly created an entire culture and an entire film genre. Hard to think of any other single movie with that great of a societal impact.

    Comment by Robert Halford | June 14, 2010

  8. Also notable for synthesizing late 60s hedonism (the Donald Sutherland character) with early 60s conformity, thus creating the basic youth culture of the 80s, and to some extent 90s and today.

    Comment by Robert Halford | June 14, 2010

  9. the only film i remember having seen is the brothers gloom. except i was kind of drunk at the start (from 1/2 pint of franziskaner & bottle of chimay white), had to leave 3 mins in to pee, sat in the wrong seat, when i returned to the correct seat spilled my water all over the floor and eventually sobered up. it made me sad afterwards (the film). i am a little frustrated with having been inebriated at the start because it detracted from my enjoyment somewhat.

    Comment by sarah expletive | June 14, 2010

  10. New apartment, new roommates, one of whom eats up all Apatow-brand and related products. In the past week I watched for the first time but was not sober for: The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Knocked Up, Role Models, and I Love You, Man. If I never saw another one of these type of movies for the rest of my life, I’d be fine, though I might use them in explaining family resemblance, were I introducing Wittgenstein to someone.

    Comment by Yrruk | June 14, 2010

  11. Pat Garret and Billy the Kid, and what I could of The Wild Bunch. Peckinpah is like one of those cap-gun armed kids with plastic cowboy hats who worships outlaws and has “NO GIRLS ALLOWED!” signs posted on his door.

    Comment by Jake | June 15, 2010

  12. Yrruk, LOL.

    Comment by Earnest O'Nest | June 16, 2010

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