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Communism was just a red herring

Had some fun adventures this week! For my friend's birthday we went to a local meadery and did a tasting. I discovered a type of mead that is so incredibly delicious it makes me weep. Unfortunately, the price also makes me weep. I got a big jug of hard lemonade that I can get refilled for $15, so that's pretty awesome. Their black cherry cider was also to die for.

We also watched a ton of movies. I brought Clue, which I hadn't seen in ages (flames...on the side of my face), and we saw this really cool movie that came out last year called Ink. Has anyone heard of it? It's an independent fantasy thriller about an event that takes place in a parallel dreamworld. The Storytellers come to us at night and give us good dreams, and the Incubi feed off our dreams and give us nightmares. A mysterious creature named Ink who isn't part of either category kidnaps the dream persona of a little girl, leaving her comatose in the real world. Her Storyteller sets off to rescue her, and the story slowly unfolds around her situation and the people who are trying to get her back. It's not a perfect movie by any means, but it's interesting and many of the elements are surprisingly well done for an independent fantasy movie. The special effects are minimal but extremely effective, and the music is pretty fantastic. The characters are also very intriguing, though it sort of leaves you wishing that there was more character development in general, as most of the characterization focuses on one person. Despite the flaws, there's a genuinely good story in it. You get the sense that if a few elements were tweaked, it could be really epic.

Here's the trailer, if anyone is interested:



I can't believe that Comic-con's in less than a week! I've gotta start planning everything soon and I'm starting to flip out just a little bit. :D

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grrgoyl
Jul. 17th, 2010 10:10 pm (UTC)
Good lord, this looks all kinds of awesome amazing. This is going straight to the top of my queue. Looks VERY Gaiman. I haven't looked forward to a rental in a long time. (BONUS! Netflix has it to Watch Instantly!)

Haha, Clue. The "flames" line will be my favorite in film history forever.

metatronis
Jul. 18th, 2010 02:59 am (UTC)
I thought you would like it. :D
It is Gaiman-esque - lots of Mirrormask vibes. Definitely worth a watch.

Clue is a comedy classic, if only for Tim Curry running around and being great.
grrgoyl
Jul. 20th, 2010 01:02 am (UTC)
Holy CRAP, Roxie. I just finished it. Seriously, this is like my new favorite movie. It's like what Terry Gilliam used to be, back when our love was new. I cried like a baby at the end. The music was so Amelie (as well as the dreamy look of the film). And I would never ever ever have found it without you!

Strangely, the Blu-Ray is cheaper than the DVD. I know this because I jumped straight on the internet to see before the end credits started. Can't afford it this paycheck, but I'm buying it the minute I get paid again.

Also expect to see significant pimpage in my next post. People need to know about this movie!
metatronis
Jul. 20th, 2010 10:43 am (UTC)
Yay, you did like it! From what I've heard it's gotten most of its attention from word-of-mouth and the internet, so yeah, pass it on!

Let me know how the blu-ray version looks. I got an HD TV and I'd love it to be my first blu-ray movie. :)
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