Via Wil Weaton Dot
found the Chrysler
Million Dollar Film Festival
and we spent an enjoyable few hours
watching the various films and voting for them (and of course, we had to
suck up to Wil Wheaton and vote his the highest). Of the ones we did see,
the ones I liked the best were:
The Good Things The entry that Wil Wheaton stars in. A poingant
tail of a toll booth worker trying to find meaning and direction in his life
on the day his ex-girlfriend (and it's never made real clear who dumped
whom) is getting married.
The Etiquette Man The ending is weak on this one (yea, right, like
that would ever happen) but watching Steve Coulter's The Etiquette
Man is just gosh darn swell. Right from a 50s educational film on dating.
Indefinitely A film just as good as The Good Things. I
really got into the story of a videographer who falls in love with a bride
to be. My only real complaint about this one is just as I'm getting into
the whole story it. End. Stop. Fini.
Wait! What about the impending marriage? Does the videographer stop the
wedding? Does the bride to be drop her jerk of a fiancé? I want
The Parlor Talk about your sureal films. A group of people sitting
in a waiting room having the wildest conversations and nobody appears to be
who they say they are (a old guy claiming to be a 13 year old girl named
Beth?). Spring clues in on the setup before I do, but I did manage to guess
Tower of Babble This one is high concept—two billion monkeys at
two billion typewriters writing the dialog to our lives. We have three
completely different stories going on, each with the same sequences of
dialog. It works, and yes, the three story lines to intersect at the very
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