Recently, I’d been thinking a lot about the 1997 David Fincher movie, The Game. (Immediate sidebar: 1997?! That movie is 15 years old?! Gahhhh, we are all turning to dust!) That movie, I’d been thinking lately, was so great. Very very fun movie. I make jokes and references to it on a pretty regular basis, maybe not here, because not everything is a blog, OK, but in my day to day life with real human beings who I interact with in the physical world. But I also only saw it once in the theater, so it was exciting to discover that it was on Netflix Instant. (Here I’m using exciting in the most broad, least-actually-exciting definition of the word.) Those are nice moments, though, when you want something and then you are just allowed to have it. Enjoy those moments, they are rare. So, the point is: I rewatched The Game last night, and it’s still great! It totally holds up, which I think has a lot to do with the lasting and influential power of David Fincher’s moody aesthetic. It looks like it could have been made today because everyone today is making movies that look like that. You should rewatch it, though. It’s fun! It has a great, elaborate, paranoiac build up, and then there is that scene in the office cafeteria where everyone from the entire movie is having a snack, and then the “twist” ending and the party invitation that reads “Nicholas Van Orten will be arriving sometime between 8:17 and 8:34 PM.” It’s good. (Incidentally, and I know I have mentioned this, but I am rewatching The Sopranos from the beginning and that show is just a wall-to-wall treat. But I guess I am in a rewatching mood! Somebody stop me! The Mask reference! Which I cannot rewatch because I have never seen it and guess who has two thumbs and isn’t about to watch The Mask for the first time in his 54th year on Earth?)
Hey, but so what is another movie that was so great the first time that we haven’t seen in forever but that we’ve been meaning to watch again because we loved it and think that will be fun to do? Leave your suggestions in the comments, and whichever movie gets the highest number of upvotes, we will all rewatch it together AS A FAMILY. Unless it’s terrible. This is not a legally binding suggestion. Good luck trying to FourChan me into starting a pop up Klondike Bar restaurant in Alaska’s butthole or whatever those pranks always are. I’m a grown man and I don’t have to do anything I don’t want to do! But OK, let’s do this. What will it be?! Napoleon Dynamite, I know, but what else might it be?!