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July 10, 2010

"A Deep Cess-Pool of Creativity:" AoSHQ Movie Club

I had an idea to try this for a while. We pick a movie, watch it, I review it in a lead post, but the review only really is a jumping off point for group discussion.

With so many people on Netflix it's pretty easy.

steve_in_hb just recommended to me "Overnight," a 2003 documentary about the guy who wrote Boondock Saints.

I've never seen the movie (I've heard it's kinda awful, though for some reason it has a cult following), but I was interested by steve's plot summary:

1. Boston tough-guy bartender/bouncer is plucked out of obscurity and given a million-dollar deal for his script (and his band, actually).

2. Guy makes a lot of videos of himself and his friends after the deal talking about how awesome he is and how he and his band/entourage (called "The Syndicate") will forever change how people view music and film, because, he says, they have "a deep cess-pool of creativity" (and he didn't mean that in a funny way).

3. Guy's fundamental nature as first-class egotist and all-around asshole causes friction and then vows by most people in Hollywood to never work with him again.

4. Guy returns to being a bartender/bouncer.

If that interests you, it's available at Netflix (at the link above) as a play-over-your-computer option. I think I'll also watch Boondock Saints and see if this movie really had the potential, as this guy alleged, to completely remake our conception of entertainment. I kinda suspect not. (That's also free for playing over the computer.)

So, sort of a double feature, if you want to bother with the second feature.

I'll put up a review/discussion post on Tuesday or Wednesday.

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