*full disclosure – credit for this blog title goes to Cinema Sins.
So this guy, Chris Huebs, put together a couple of YouTube videos that Cinema Blend caught wind of and reported on today. I opened the first one at work and proceed to laugh right out loud. First because the concept is clever and in some instances hysterical, but mostly because of this guy’s music choices.
He basically took the question of “What would happen if, during a movie, the instant someone in the movie said the title of the movie, the movie ended?” He took a few movies and cut them in this way, and added some new music over the credits. Now, not everyone may find this hysterical, but the contrast between the movie itself and the song chosen really made me laugh. Out loud. A lot.
Among the things I love in life, high on the list is the movie watching experience. Going to a theater, getting some popcorn, settling in, watching the previews (seriously one of my favorite things on earth). The sound, vibrating your chest, the visuals. I love it all. Comedies, dramas, action/adventure, documentary … pretty much any genre I love them all. I really love watching movies.
I also love comedy in general. Stand up in particular. So there is one comedian who also loves movies and I listen to his podcast regularly: Doug Loves Movies (if you like movies and comedy, I highly recommend it). This year, Doug is holding a challenge of sorts. In honor of leap year, watch 366 movies this year. So, I’m going to try it. I discovered it late (about two and a half weeks into the new year) so I’m already behind, but I’m gonna give it a go anyway, because I love movies. I’m hoping it will encourage me to see more movies in the theater, something that my kids and I love to do together. But also, between Netflix and Hulu and the other online streaming services, movies are easy to get and watch.
Now, I’m not a professional critic by any stretch of the imagination, but I am going to also attempt to do a review of sorts when I watch something. Technically, I’ve already reviewed Movie #3: Lazer Team. I will try to come back to #1: Star Wars: The Force Awakens and #2: The Skeleton Twins when I have a chance.