In Search of Some Randomness

stuckLooking for a change in my entertainment, or perhaps just searching for something random, I looked through a pile of DVDs in the basement.  I came across a discard movie from the library.  It was in the pay what you want or pay what you can pile.  I don’t remember what I had in my pants pocket, but a loonie or twoonie (the one and two dollar coins in Canada respectively)seems likely–of course I could have been super cheap and only dropped a couple of quarters.  I really don’t remember.

The film is titled Stuck Between Stations.  I suspect the only reason I grabbed it is that is stars Zoe Lister Jones who I thought was super funny in the short-lived but rather funny Whitney.  She’s got that sarcastic slightly scratchy voice that reminds you that Hollywood is not entirely full of cookie cutter actors.  If I read the synopsis before taking from the library, the memory of it has been completely erased due to vacation and teaching from home.

I am not going to sing the praises of the film because it is far from perfect.  However, since I chose the movie blindly without even reading the synopsis I was pleasantly surprised.  It was a talky film that used a lot of non-traditional exterior shots and some unusual interior shots to tell the story.  Maybe the best way to think of it is a starker, harsher version of Before Sunrise.

Now after a couple of weeks of shutdown or lock-down, or whatever we are doing to limit the spread of the virus, it is hard to forget that the world after midnight exists.  I have looked down some busy streets late at night only to find then devoid of cars, when weeks ago they would have been a long row of headlights and an equally long row of taillights.  Things have changed.

When was the last time you were surprised by a movie?

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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4 Responses to In Search of Some Randomness

  1. capejohn says:

    The comment you left me about my video ending was apropos. Since then I have been working on branding and uploaded my latest keeping in mind the pandemic. Your critiques would be much appreciated.
    John

    • Anthony says:

      I will check it out after work

    • Anthony says:

      I enjoyed the video and I understand that it was about walking. You’ve included some nice video effects.
      I probably still would have used your line from the cycling video–either with you or some kind of spinning wheel logo, or action shot of a wheel spinning.
      I liked most of the edits, but I think you should play around with the transitions. These were not jarring, but you might find something more comfortable, or might find something you like better.
      I look forward to more videos.

  2. retrodee says:

    I don’t watch a lot of movies, and the ones I do are usually animated. So last Sat I watched Toy Story 4, and it was really fun. I was pleasantly surprised that one of the characters was a talking doll from the 1950’s!

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