I discovered Flixster last night, and instantly fell in love.Â Here’s a social network built around watching movies, something which we at the Saunders household do lots.Â The premise is really simple: join, convince your friends to join, share, rate, and watch movies together.Â As you watch them, your preferences are accumulated, and together you can separate your personal dogs from your personal favorites.
I got some fabulous responses to the invitations I sent, like the one from an old friendÂ below:
But before I go there, I can tell you that I like complex quirky films like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Garden State, and Wild at Heart and Memento and Total Recall.Â I like the poetry of Lost in Translation and The Virgin Suicides. I like the mood of The Dead (based on James Joyce’s novel), and the intensity of Black Hawk Down and The Professional, and the tradition of The Homecoming and It’s A Wonderful Life, the humour of Airplane and The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, the romance of Notting Hill and The Titanic, the integrity of Fahrenheit 911, the action of Dawn Patrol and Angels One Five and Apollo 13 and True Lies, the heart of Rocky, the drama of The Insider and Quiz Show and Beautiful Mind and Erin Brockovich and Philadelphia and The Firm, the art of The Fifth Element and Blade Runner and Excalibur and Natural Born Killers…..Â Â Â Wait, wait, I’m out of breath….Â oh, and Dr. Strangelove, and the original Lolita with Sue Lyon.Â There are just so many great films…..Â Â I also like most of the great new animated films like Shrek and Ice Age and Finding Nemo, many of which come from Pixar.
Did I mention The Professional?Â I would say it’s one of my favorites. I have always liked Gary Oldman’s work, and this is where I started to like Natalie Portman.Â Â I particularly do not like films that exploit torture such as Seven and the sequel to Silence of the Lambs.
Now, I justÂ need a few more friends.Â If you’d like to join my Flixster network, click here.Â