Archive for November, 2005

AFI Fest Day 6 – the halfway point…

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

Day 6 is the halfway point of the festival and I’ve seen 10 films so far. Tuesday I squeezed in 3 docs. I started with Buckle Brothers. It’s the story of African American Southland cowboys who bullride. It was okay. (Not exactly a review you can put on a poster.) I wanted a little more […]

Movie theater irritation #7

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

Answering your cell phone during a movie is not appropriate behavior.

Movie theater irritation #6

Tuesday, November 8th, 2005

Seat kickers!

AFI Fest Day 4 and 5 – I missed something…

Monday, November 7th, 2005

Well…I missed Pablo – the Poet’s Lives. That means it will win something. It happens every festival I cover for IDA magazine, whatever film I miss that is IN competition is the one that will win making in nearly (but not totally) impossible to write about. Day 6, tomorrow the halfway point, I’ll get up […]

Movie theater irritation #5

Sunday, November 6th, 2005

People who check their mobile phones to get the time during the movie! You’re watching the movie, you’re into it, in the zone and then out of the corner of your eye two rows up and to the left there is a bright green light that pops out of nowhere for a second and then […]

AFI Fest Day 3 – 2 more docs…

Sunday, November 6th, 2005

After the impressive turnout of Burning Man-ites at the Friday night screening of Burning Man: Beyond Black Rock I thought I should arrive early on Saturday to ensure myself a seat. Saturday’s show didn’t sell out – but looked close to full. Producer Mike Wilson introduced the film saying, “We made the movie for the […]

AFI Fest Day 2 – sell out crowds…

Saturday, November 5th, 2005

There were lines and people trying to get in. The thing was hoppin’! I managed to see Pelé Forever, a documentary about Pelé and his career in professional futbol AKA soccer. The 3 million dollar film was 5 years in the making and has been released in Brazil but is till seeking distribution in the […]

Movie theater irritation #4

Saturday, November 5th, 2005

Movies that start late.

11/4 (tonight) at AFI Fest…

Friday, November 4th, 2005

Going to see two docs tonight Pele Forever and Burning Man: Beyond Black Rock. Saw the opening night film last night Walk the Line, not a documentary, a biopic, but still quite good.

Movie theater irritation #3

Friday, November 4th, 2005

I truly hate when people walk into a movie theater late and then are angry that there are no “good” seats left or no seats left together. Especially when I got there an hour early to score the good seats…together. Unless it’s me walking in late and angry…then it’s okay.