Sunday, October 04, 2009

Sick autumn movie weekend

This weekend I was fighting the beginning of a cold (or was it fatigue from the stresses of the week?) so we stayed in Friday and Saturday nights. We turned them into movie nights since we hadn't had time to see much lately.

Friday we watched "Let the Right One In".

Holy smokes. So good. Need to read the book as it explains so much more that they weren't able to work into the film.

Saturday night VH1 showed "Anvil! The Story of Anvil" completely commercial-free, so we took it off our Netflix queue and tuned in.

It was very different from what I imagined. For the longest time I thought it was a mockumentary in the vein of "This is Spinal Tap", particularly when I read that someone named Robb Reiner was involved. Robb Reiner is not "Meathead" but the drummer for the band that did actually exist and had minor success in the 80s. It's a heartbreaking and lovely story about perseverance and unfulfilled dreams.