We watched Jim Jarmusch’s Dead Man last night, starring Johnny Depp and a who’s who of character actors. I’d recommend this movie to folks who aren’t looking for a typical western. It’s more of a metaphysical story, following one man’s slow journey to his own death, and in true Jarmusch fashion, it takes its time. I wish they’d included some kind of director’s commentary or making-of special with the disc, because I’d love to have been a fly on the wall of that set.

Date posted: August 14, 2006 | Filed under humor | 6 Comments »

6 Responses to Stupid F**king White Man.

  1. Linda says:

    I’m newly addicted to DVD bonus features. Even if a movie doesn’t look that great itself, if the bonus features are highly reviewed, I’m curious.

  2. the idiot says:

    Yeah, me too. Often times I find them more interesting than the feature. “What the hell was he thinking when he did that?” “Where’d that idea come from?”

  3. Linda says:

    Case in point: ‘Alexander.’ I couldn’t bring myself to endure the whole movie, but I’m totally Netflixing the bonus features. Colin Farrell and Oliver Stone, BOTH pre-rehab?!?!? Good times.

  4. the idiot says:

    For pure geek-out good times, check the hours of footage on the LoTR DVD box sets. There’s more footage there than you can possibly watch in one lifetime.

    On the other hand, We thought the extras for Lemony Snicket would be good, but they mainly turned out to be Jim Carrey-fests, which were less than interesting.

  5. Linda says:

    Bitch, please: I’ve every syllable of the LOTR bonus features memorized. I obsessed over them with each Special Edition release, watching repeatedly before ever actually getting to the movies themselves.

    Funny you mention LOTR, though. I’ve had them on the brain lately and would like to rewatch the trilogy over the next available do-nothing weekend (whenever the hell that might be).

  6. the idiot says:

    I’m still on a LoTR hiatus, after having been immersed for three long years (when I worked at the game company, I was surrounded by Tolkien fanatics) and having seen all the bonus features, and having played the video games.

    No more Smeagol, please.