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FBG Movie Club - DotM: Richard Linklater (1 Viewer)

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Month 1: Steven Spielberg
Month 2: Martin Scorsese
Month 3: Billy Wilder
Month 4: Denis Villeneuve
Month 5: George Miller

June is 80s' birthday month, so he picked the director. What is interesting is that this time he has only seen 10% of the director's movies. In a way, we have the opposite of Miller here. As I was listening to the making of Fury Road there was some quote by Miller that he liked to make movies that people don't need subtitles to understand in a foreign language. Here we have a guy that is much more at home letting the camera linger while the actors bs about life and philosophy. We also have a so many themes and movies that are perfect for this time of year. We have a lot of walking and talking (set in June, no less), we have a bit of baseball, we have the last day of school, and like Miller we have a director with a new movie being released during the month. He even has a movie that was listed on the last director's list of top 10 movies!

Month 6: Richard Linklater

I am not sure how to separate the discussion this month. It seems like he has a big bucket of movies that I have in my mind as I described above: walking and talking/philosophizing and school/baseball. My lean is to suggest watching one from there, and watch one of his others. The others lean drama and biographies.

Influences:

HERE is a list of his 10 favorite movies. I like how much these lists feature past DotM's or future ideas.
It's summer, so I suggest having some fun with other baseball movies or another High School or coming of age movie.
 
I wasn't joking in the other thread. This is my answer for best trilogy of movies. I absolutely love the Before trilogy, and Before Sunset is one of my favorite movies ever. I have seen more than 80s - I counted 13 that I have seen from the list, but I have not seen any of the last 4 he has made. I am looking forward to catching up with those and the discussion around some of his movies. My starting position with Linklater is that the Before Trilogy is amazing, Dazed is slightly overrated (but I am liking it more with each watch), Everybody Wants Some!! is way underrated, and Boyhood is way overrated (tied in to my love of the Before movies). I watched School of Rock countless times with my son and have a love for that movie too.

I have been wanting to catch up with Linklater and especially with Before Midnight. I am going to try to watch as much as possible. Which means a rewatch of 3 Before movies, a watch of both Bad News Bears (never seen either), and a watch/read of The Last Detail/Last Flag Flying. I have never seen either, and had no clue they had the same characters or what basic plot was of either before yesterday. There's a couple others that look interesting, so I better get to it.
 
I have watched zero Linklater movies.

Regarding his favorite movies - Tokyo Story is as sad of a movie as there is.

I will try and get to one or more of the Befores.
 
I have watched zero Linklater movies.

Regarding his favorite movies - Tokyo Story is as sad of a movie as there is.

I will try and get to one or more of the Befores.
1. Wow to the bolded.

2. I actually thought of you and a couple other posters and wondered your take and if you would like any of his.

Honestly, if you have seen 0, start with Dazed. It's not my favorite, but it's the Linklater DNA. First, you get a kick *** soundtrack. But you also get a couple things that you will encounter frequently - his walking and talking shooting style, and glimpses of his philosophy that will only be more front and center on most movies you'd see in people's favorites of his. You also get introduced to Linklater, well his surrogate Floyd. If people have 0 tolerance for him or the style of Dazed, I'd guess they will struggle with Jesse and the Before movies.
 
I love several of his movies.

During the pandemic, I instigated something similar to this thread with my wife, 2 daughters and their SO's-----pick a favorite director and suggest 4 of their films for all of us to watch and discuss. I chose Linklater.
 
I’ve seen a decent number of his films, but the Before trilogy has escaped me. Will put on the plan for this month (although my movie watching may be down because out on vacation a good chunk of June).

He definitely is more my speed than Miller and Villenueve were. I’ve seen Dazed and Confused, SubUrbia, Waking Life, School of Rock, and Boyhood. Been a long time since watched SubUrbia and Waking Life though.
 
One thing I watched as a lead up was THIS on Criterion channel. I like these segments and seeing what the people pick for their selections. I haven't seen any on that list.
 
I love several of his movies.

During the pandemic, I instigated something similar to this thread with my wife, 2 daughters and their SO's-----pick a favorite director and suggest 4 of their films for all of us to watch and discuss. I chose Linklater.
Awesome! Which 4 did you suggest?
Dazed and Confused
Before Sunrise
Waking Life
Boyhood

The Before trilogy is all fantastic but I chose the first and recommended they watch the other 2 at some point (the 4 twenty-somethings hadn't seen any of that trilogy). I wanted them to see what else he has done...
 
Possibly a weird suggestion... watch Spring, a movie by Benson and Moorhead (Resolution and Endless guys). It's been described as a Linklater movie with monsters.
 
I’ve only seen Boyhood and Dazed. I love Dazed, that was on regular rotation in high school and college. Boyhood was fine. I really want to see the Before trilogy, Slacker, School of Rock plus his new movie Hitman comes out on Netflix this week.
 
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I’ve only seen Boynood and Dazed.
Same for me. Dazed is absolutely iconic and I liked Boyhood a lot more than others here. Very innovative to develop a film over 10 years, and I found the character development of Mason to be fascinating.
My position on Boyhood isn't that it's a terrible movie or anything, I just found it and the characters a bit dull. He also did similar things with time in the Before trilogy and other movies, so part of my comment that Boyhood is way overrated stems from a frustration that the Before movies get overshadowed by a movie I felt was more of a gimmick than a good movie.
 
Suburbia may not resonate with middle aged folks if they’ve never seen it, though if you are still emotionally connected to a certain kind of teenage experience, it may still hit well. I saw it as a kid and loved it. Just a great encapsulation of the malaise and confusion of trying to figure things out as a post high scho young adult. Great soundtrack too.
 
Woodshock (1985)

We might as well start off the month at the beginning with Linklater's first film: a seven-minute documentary of the Woodshock music festival in Austin's Waterloo Park. He shot it on two Super 8 cameras along with his longtime cinematographer Lee Daniel.

I guess it's significant in a way because Linklater returned to the Austin 80s underground scene with Slacker, Dazed & Confused and Everybody Wants Some but there's not much to the film; it's mostly shots of the crowd drinking beers and jumping into the creek. The only musician who appears is a young Daniel Johnston who was still working at McDonald's at the time.

 
I’ve only seen Boynood and Dazed.
Same for me. Dazed is absolutely iconic and I liked Boyhood a lot more than others here. Very innovative to develop a film over 10 years, and I found the character development of Mason to be fascinating.
My position on Boyhood isn't that it's a terrible movie or anything, I just found it and the characters a bit dull. He also did similar things with time in the Before trilogy and other movies, so part of my comment that Boyhood is way overrated stems from a frustration that the Before movies get overshadowed by a movie I felt was more of a gimmick than a good movie.
I thought the actor playing his son was kind of weak and bland. Tough because once you make that casting choice you are locked in but I thought he was a weak link.
 
To start off I watched the Dazed and Confused + Everybody Wants Some!! combo that is a fitting double feature. I will talk about them more later, just wanted to post for people who haven't seen them that they would make great bookends to the month. Dazed takes place last day of school/start of summer and the other is last days of summer/first day of college.
 
My wife and I watched School of Rock last night. What a sweet, fun movie. Not sure why I never saw it before. I mean I’m a teacher, I love music and generally like Jack Black when properly deployed. This was the perfect vehicle for him but the kids stole the show. They were all so perfectly cast and such talented kids. Big thumbs up and a true family movie with heart.
 
To start off I watched the Dazed and Confused + Everybody Wants Some!! combo that is a fitting double feature. I will talk about them more later, just wanted to post for people who haven't seen them that they would make great bookends to the month. Dazed takes place last day of school/start of summer and the other is last days of summer/first day of college.
That is a good suggestion- will have to try to make that happen this week. I see Everybody Wants Some is streaming.
 
My wife and I watched School of Rock last night. What a sweet, fun movie. Not sure why I never saw it before. I mean I’m a teacher, I love music and generally like Jack Black when properly deployed. This was the perfect vehicle for him but the kids stole the show. They were all so perfectly cast and such talented kids. Big thumbs up and a true family movie with heart.
I forget that the guy who plays Ned is the writer of the movie. We are thinking about watching this one with the kiddo.
 
To start off I watched the Dazed and Confused + Everybody Wants Some!! combo that is a fitting double feature. I will talk about them more later, just wanted to post for people who haven't seen them that they would make great bookends to the month. Dazed takes place last day of school/start of summer and the other is last days of summer/first day of college.
That is a good suggestion- will have to try to make that happen this week. I see Everybody Wants Some is streaming.
Dazed is one of my favorites and I was very excited to see Everybody Wants Some---like KP suggests, it's a semi-sequel and received very good reviews. I saw it the day it was released in theaters. But it just did not resonate with me nearly as much as Dazed. I may have to rewatch it and give it another chance.
 
I love several of his movies.

During the pandemic, I instigated something similar to this thread with my wife, 2 daughters and their SO's-----pick a favorite director and suggest 4 of their films for all of us to watch and discuss. I chose Linklater.
Awesome! Which 4 did you suggest?
Dazed and Confused
Before Sunrise
Waking Life
Boyhood

The Before trilogy is all fantastic but I chose the first and recommended they watch the other 2 at some point (the 4 twenty-somethings hadn't seen any of that trilogy). I wanted them to see what else he has done...
I am not a fan of Boyhood, but I can't quibble with this list, either. These 4 movies are Linklater, or what I think of him. There are a lot of meaning shots and philosophizing in those movies listed. My gut is to replace that with something else of his, but there
I watched the first 2 movies of the Before movies last night and I was surprised that I started wondering if it's blasphemous to suggest Before Sunset instead. Yes, it's partly because I adore the movie, so I am biased. On top of that, I was also thinking about how somebody coming to the trilogy would connect with them, especially Sunrise plus Sunset covers the first movie with flashbacks and the dialogue in the opening scene. It looks like we have a few that haven't seen them, so I am really looking forward to any reactions or thoughts that way. Much of my love for these movies also comes from seeing them as they came out and experiencing the journey that way. Sunset was a movie I was REALLY looking forward to when I heard they were doing a sequel.
 
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To start off I watched the Dazed and Confused + Everybody Wants Some!! combo that is a fitting double feature. I will talk about them more later, just wanted to post for people who haven't seen them that they would make great bookends to the month. Dazed takes place last day of school/start of summer and the other is last days of summer/first day of college.
That is a good suggestion- will have to try to make that happen this week. I see Everybody Wants Some is streaming.
Dazed is one of my favorites and I was very excited to see Everybody Wants Some---like KP suggests, it's a semi-sequel and received very good reviews. I saw it the day it was released in theaters. But it just did not resonate with me nearly as much as Dazed. I may have to rewatch it and give it another chance.

They have a lot of similarities, but what I was thinking about after watching these close together is that Dazed has more variety of the people we are following. Yes, it is a lot of the jock guys, but if you aren't 100% with them you meander through with the 8th graders, the stoners, and Goldberg and crew. In Everybody, you get the baseball team and that's about it. Where I fall is that honestly I don't want to hang out with anybody in Dazed for very long. At the end of the day despite liking it more with each watch, I think that is what will keep me from loving it. On the other hand, a few of the side characters in Everybody really charm me and keep me wanting to hang and b.s. with them. For me it also helps a bunch that the womanizing is aged up because it's college and the hazing isn't as mean spirited. I just have more fun with Everybody Wants Some!!
 
To start off I watched the Dazed and Confused + Everybody Wants Some!! combo that is a fitting double feature. I will talk about them more later, just wanted to post for people who haven't seen them that they would make great bookends to the month. Dazed takes place last day of school/start of summer and the other is last days of summer/first day of college.
That is a good suggestion- will have to try to make that happen this week. I see Everybody Wants Some is streaming.
Dazed is one of my favorites and I was very excited to see Everybody Wants Some---like KP suggests, it's a semi-sequel and received very good reviews. I saw it the day it was released in theaters. But it just did not resonate with me nearly as much as Dazed. I may have to rewatch it and give it another chance.

They have a lot of similarities, but what I was thinking about after watching these close together is that Dazed has more variety of the people we are following. Yes, it is a lot of the jock guys, but if you aren't 100% with them you meander through with the 8th graders, the stoners, and Goldberg and crew. In Everybody, you get the baseball team and that's about it. Where I fall is that honestly I don't want to hang out with anybody in Dazed for very long. At the end of the day despite liking it more with each watch, I think that is what will keep me from loving it. On the other hand, a few of the side characters in Everybody really charm me and keep me wanting to hang and b.s. with them. For me it also helps a bunch that the womanizing is aged up because it's college and the hazing isn't as mean spirited. I just have more fun with Everybody Wants Some!!
Thanks. I will watch EWS!! again this month.
 
To start off I watched the Dazed and Confused + Everybody Wants Some!! combo that is a fitting double feature. I will talk about them more later, just wanted to post for people who haven't seen them that they would make great bookends to the month. Dazed takes place last day of school/start of summer and the other is last days of summer/first day of college.
That is a good suggestion- will have to try to make that happen this week. I see Everybody Wants Some is streaming.
Dazed is one of my favorites and I was very excited to see Everybody Wants Some---like KP suggests, it's a semi-sequel and received very good reviews. I saw it the day it was released in theaters. But it just did not resonate with me nearly as much as Dazed. I may have to rewatch it and give it another chance.

They have a lot of similarities, but what I was thinking about after watching these close together is that Dazed has more variety of the people we are following. Yes, it is a lot of the jock guys, but if you aren't 100% with them you meander through with the 8th graders, the stoners, and Goldberg and crew. In Everybody, you get the baseball team and that's about it. Where I fall is that honestly I don't want to hang out with anybody in Dazed for very long. At the end of the day despite liking it more with each watch, I think that is what will keep me from loving it. On the other hand, a few of the side characters in Everybody really charm me and keep me wanting to hang and b.s. with them. For me it also helps a bunch that the womanizing is aged up because it's college and the hazing isn't as mean spirited. I just have more fun with Everybody Wants Some!!
You kind of hit on my take. I think the characters are more fleshed out in EWS!! than they are in Dazed (probably because there are fewer of them). Dazed, though, strikes just a bit closer to home for me.

I was the same age as the incoming freshman in both years the films are set, so both resonate heavily. It's amazing how many of the beats Linklater gets right. Pretty much every event in both films happened around me back then - if not the exact same episode, something remarkably similar.
 
Me and Orson Welles (2008)

I enjoyed this one a lot when it came out but DotM brought me back to it. It's a rare period piece from Linklater set in 1937. It tells the story of Orson Welles' legendary staging of Julius Caesar from the perspective of a teen actor who played Lucius in the play. The script combines his coming of age story with the backstage story of a theater company coming together to put on a show.

Zac Efron plays the romantic lead but the film is dominated by Christian McKay's incredible performance as Welles. McKay's portrayal goes beyond mere imitation; it's uncanny how he seems to inhabit the great man. Claire Danes plays their ambitious love interest and a fine cast of character actors portray Welles' Mercury Theater members. I don't know how accurate it is but it's kind of funny for film fans to see the Joseph Cotten character hitting on all the women in the cast. Efron is fine but I never believed for a second that he was from the 1930s but I suspect casting the heartthrob from High School Musical helped get the project funded in the first place.

Linklater isn't a visual stylist like Miller or Scorsese (or Welles for that matter). Linklater's directorial hand is more subtle. But there's a definite humanity and generosity in the production where even the smallest bit player is given a chance to shine. It's easy for the audience to be swept up in the director's love for show biz, Shakespeare and Welles.
 
Bernie (2011)

I listened to the Big Picture pod on Linklater and when they mentioned this movie, I’ll be honest, I had no clue what they were taking about. Turns out it’s not a Bernie Sanders movie but a bizarre mix of a Christopher Guest mockumentary and a true crime movie. It’s about a small town Texas assistant funeral director who kills an elderly woman. Jack Black, Shirley MaClaine and Matthew McConaughey are acting while actual townspeople who knew the real perp and victim provide some incredible color. It’s genuinely very funny, Jack Black actually delivers an interesting performance but it does make me question how appropriate it is making light of a murder like this. It’s a good, easy, funny watch on Hulu or Peacock but also damn this was someone’s mom, sister, grandmother. Not sure how cool it is getting so many laughs at her expense.
 
There’s a an image of Jack Black with a mustache and knee high socks riding a tandem bike with Shirley MaClaine that might be the funniest image of all time. My wife and I were both rolling. The look on Jack’s face lmao.
 
American Graffiti (73)

I have nothing to say about this movie. It’s one of my all time favorites and a clear inspiration for Dazed. A near perfect movie and an all time great soundtrack. My real issue is here is George Lucas. He’s once again fouled up his own work. This movie was remastered to take out all the imperfections and then a fake filter was placed back over it to give it a “film quality”. Such stupidity. The charm of this is that it was a low budget movie, filmed quick and cheap. It’s supposed to be set in 1960. It shouldn’t look so perfect. Further proof Lucas has no idea what’s appealing about his own work.
 
American Graffiti (73)

I have nothing to say about this movie. It’s one of my all time favorites and a clear inspiration for Dazed. A near perfect movie and an all time great soundtrack. My real issue is here is George Lucas. He’s once again fouled up his own work. This movie was remastered to take out all the imperfections and then a fake filter was placed back over it to give it a “film quality”. Such stupidity. The charm of this is that it was a low budget movie, filmed quick and cheap. It’s supposed to be set in 1960. It shouldn’t look so perfect. Further proof Lucas has no idea what’s appealing about his own work.
And that he ran out of ideas decades ago and doesn't know what to do with his time.
 
School of Rock

HUGE hit with the kiddo. She was bouncing up and down and had a fist in the air during the final songs and laughed a lot throughout. Sure, it's a bit more crass than anything we've watched yet, but some stuff goes over kids heads anyway. What's left after that like 80s said above is a movie with some good laughs and a big heart. Tonight while watching what I thought about is how easily it could have been sanitized if others where involved or it was made just a little later. I could easily see something on the lines of High School Musical - all the Disney heartthrobs singing b.s. rock. Instead you have a great group of kids that can play, and they are actually talking about kick *** rock music. The movie and it's soundtrack can (and just might in my household) provide a springboard for sharing more music like this.

My favorite exchange was about 1/2 way through the movie. In the opening scene she asked me if this is how real concerts are, and I said something like "not really, the actor is hamming it up a bit for laughs here". Then comes of the montage of him showing the kids videos of their instruments and we cut to Malcolm spinning around the stage like a freak and Keith Moon being Keith Moon. Cut to her slowly turning to me and "uh, you were saying??" :lol: Touche.
 
I also watched the Before Trilogy yet again. I have thoughts, but I think I will save them for the end of the month and see if anybody has watched them as well this month. I don't know how to talk about Before without spoiling stuff.

I am about 1/2 way done with reading The Last Detail and will attempt to get through Last Flag Flying and watch that movie after. I also want to get at least a couple other newer ones of his since I haven't seen the latest 4 he has done. My library also has Tape, and we will see if I get to that as well. I remember digging it when I saw it, but also don't remember much about it.
 
School of Rock

HUGE hit with the kiddo. She was bouncing up and down and had a fist in the air during the final songs and laughed a lot throughout. Sure, it's a bit more crass than anything we've watched yet, but some stuff goes over kids heads anyway. What's left after that like 80s said above is a movie with some good laughs and a big heart. Tonight while watching what I thought about is how easily it could have been sanitized if others where involved or it was made just a little later. I could easily see something on the lines of High School Musical - all the Disney heartthrobs singing b.s. rock. Instead you have a great group of kids that can play, and they are actually talking about kick *** rock music. The movie and it's soundtrack can (and just might in my household) provide a springboard for sharing more music like this.

My favorite exchange was about 1/2 way through the movie. In the opening scene she asked me if this is how real concerts are, and I said something like "not really, the actor is hamming it up a bit for laughs here". Then comes of the montage of him showing the kids videos of their instruments and we cut to Malcolm spinning around the stage like a freak and Keith Moon being Keith Moon. Cut to her slowly turning to me and "uh, you were saying??" :lol: Touche.
I like what you said. Link kept it fun and light but just the right amount of drama. Just the right touch for the kind of movie it was. Expertly directed for a guy I don’t think is known for that kind of movie.
 
American Graffiti (73)

I have nothing to say about this movie. It’s one of my all time favorites and a clear inspiration for Dazed. A near perfect movie and an all time great soundtrack. My real issue is here is George Lucas. He’s once again fouled up his own work. This movie was remastered to take out all the imperfections and then a fake filter was placed back over it to give it a “film quality”. Such stupidity. The charm of this is that it was a low budget movie, filmed quick and cheap. It’s supposed to be set in 1960. It shouldn’t look so perfect. Further proof Lucas has no idea what’s appealing about his own work.

Restorations giveth, restorations taketh away.

Lucas has become a bit of a Bond villain in his old age but you home theater nerds are culpable for this as well.
 
School of Rock

HUGE hit with the kiddo. She was bouncing up and down and had a fist in the air during the final songs and laughed a lot throughout. Sure, it's a bit more crass than anything we've watched yet, but some stuff goes over kids heads anyway. What's left after that like 80s said above is a movie with some good laughs and a big heart. Tonight while watching what I thought about is how easily it could have been sanitized if others where involved or it was made just a little later. I could easily see something on the lines of High School Musical - all the Disney heartthrobs singing b.s. rock. Instead you have a great group of kids that can play, and they are actually talking about kick *** rock music. The movie and it's soundtrack can (and just might in my household) provide a springboard for sharing more music like this.

My favorite exchange was about 1/2 way through the movie. In the opening scene she asked me if this is how real concerts are, and I said something like "not really, the actor is hamming it up a bit for laughs here". Then comes of the montage of him showing the kids videos of their instruments and we cut to Malcolm spinning around the stage like a freak and Keith Moon being Keith Moon. Cut to her slowly turning to me and "uh, you were saying??" :lol: Touche.
I like what you said. Link kept it fun and light but just the right amount of drama. Just the right touch for the kind of movie it was. Expertly directed for a guy I don’t think is known for that kind of movie.
I haven't watched the behind the scenes, so this is just be me guessing: I think they cast for music talent first, acting second. Where I think Linklater is perfect for this is because of his style we've touched on before where he seems perfectly happy with meandering around and capturing stuff as it happens. With the writer being Ned in the movie, and having Jack Black, Silverman, and Cusack on the set I imagine it was incredibly loose and goofy for the kids and it got a good performance from them. Black seems like a Sandler in that he has that goofy immature vibe that kids would love, but I also fully get it grating on adults' nerves. Perfect for that 10-14 age range at the movies.

It shows that the movie comes from a love for music. Judging by his soundtracks, also right up Linklater's alley.
 
I also watched the Before Trilogy yet again. I have thoughts, but I think I will save them for the end of the month and see if anybody has watched them as well this month. I don't know how to talk about Before without spoiling stuff.

I'm going to watch Before Sunrise and see where it goes from there. I've never got around to Before Midnight.
 
I was just looking at the list - has anybody seen Apollo 10 1/2? I hadn't heard of that until looking at his wiki, and was surprised it was PG-13 based on what I saw in the description. I thought might be something else the kid might like since she likes space and astronomy stuff.
 
American Graffiti (73)

I have nothing to say about this movie. It’s one of my all time favorites and a clear inspiration for Dazed. A near perfect movie and an all time great soundtrack. My real issue is here is George Lucas. He’s once again fouled up his own work. This movie was remastered to take out all the imperfections and then a fake filter was placed back over it to give it a “film quality”. Such stupidity. The charm of this is that it was a low budget movie, filmed quick and cheap. It’s supposed to be set in 1960. It shouldn’t look so perfect. Further proof Lucas has no idea what’s appealing about his own work.

Restorations giveth, restorations taketh away.

Lucas has become a bit of a Bond villain in his old age but you home theater nerds are culpable for this as well.
That’s fair and I’m sure there a lot of people who love the restoration and it’s crystal clear appearance.
 
That’s fair and I’m sure there a lot of people who love the restoration and it’s crystal clear appearance.

I'm pro-choice about director's cuts because they're generally better although we've reached the point of the diminishing returns the with technology we have.

To bring this back to Linklater, there's a nice scene in Me and Orson Welles where Welles speaks passionately about The Magnificent Ambersons. He's talking about the book; his radio and film adaptations are still in the future but the audience knows how this will turn out which adds some poignancy to the scene.
 
My wife and I watched School of Rock last night. What a sweet, fun movie. Not sure why I never saw it before. I mean I’m a teacher, I love music and generally like Jack Black when properly deployed. This was the perfect vehicle for him but the kids stole the show. They were all so perfectly cast and such talented kids. Big thumbs up and a true family movie with heart.
I forget that the guy who plays Ned is the writer of the movie. We are thinking about watching this one with the kiddo.
Don’t watch his movie Chuck and Buck with your kid
 
My wife and I watched School of Rock last night. What a sweet, fun movie. Not sure why I never saw it before. I mean I’m a teacher, I love music and generally like Jack Black when properly deployed. This was the perfect vehicle for him but the kids stole the show. They were all so perfectly cast and such talented kids. Big thumbs up and a true family movie with heart.
Cel-lo!

I really do love him in that movie.
 
I also watched the Before Trilogy yet again. I have thoughts, but I think I will save them for the end of the month and see if anybody has watched them as well this month. I don't know how to talk about Before without spoiling stuff.

I am about 1/2 way done with reading The Last Detail and will attempt to get through Last Flag Flying and watch that movie after. I also want to get at least a couple other newer ones of his since I haven't seen the latest 4 he has done. My library also has Tape, and we will see if I get to that as well. I remember digging it when I saw it, but also don't remember much about it.
Is before sunrise streaming somewhere? I didn’t watch it when it came out so not until I was a bit older it seems like something I would have liked but I had a hard time getting into it. I should probably give it another try.
 
Is before sunrise streaming somewhere? I didn’t watch it when it came out so not until I was a bit older it seems like something I would have liked but I had a hard time getting into it. I should probably give it another try.

They all were on Max for a long time but left in March or April. Before Midnight is free with ads on the Roku Channel for some reason but the other two are PPV only as far as I can tell.

I downloaded a 720p rip of Before Sunrise that I'm going to watch because I paid for the DVD almost 30 years ago. :pirate:
 

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