Hello all and welcome, it's time to gather 'round and listen, as I tell a grim tale about a movie I watched, that ultimately I probably should not have. Do you ever occupy yourself with some other activity while watching a movie, only the second activity is the one you really focus on because the movie is so boring/crappy? For me sometimes I do it because if you're just watching a movie, by yourself, in a way that means that you are trapped alone with that movie until it ends. Sometimes I will decide I want to know about a movie I suspect will be complete garbage, but I'm just not brave enough to put myself alone in a room with it. So I set a secondary task, a handheld game or the internet or something ANYTHING, to be the third wheel to my date that I suspect is doomed from the start. In the spirit of that endeavor, I actually was doing TWO other things while I aired Devil, a film that was meant to kick off a series titled ever so humbly THE NIGHT CHRONICLES, dealing with the supernatural within urban society. That's right boys and girls, this is an M Night Shyamalan production (he didn't direct, but he did write it, so the fingerprints are still all over the murder weapon). I can't emphasize enough the sheer arrogance it must take to launch a series of movies, and name the series after yourself. Me personally, I wouldn't want my name on the Marquis over this movie, but that's because I like good things. Enough exposition though; what is Devil all about?
|WHAT DID I DO TO DESERVE THIS MOVIE THEN?!|
|Look at this compelling human drama.|
|Bokeem Woodbine's face says everything I was feeling.|
Regrettably even though this movie sucked on toast it still managed to gross 63 million, making it a wild success compared to its budget. They are currently shooting Night Chronicle numero dos, and I anticipate that it will also be a piece of shit, but that they will make a profit off of it by shooting it on a micro budget. No doubt we have more of these smouldering shitheaps in our future, and that is truly sad. As a side note, Blogger recognizes dos as a word, but it doesn't like that I typed numero. Weird.
That's it for today! Join me again on Monday for THOR.