Sometimes I decide to put together a two or three movie film fest. The object of most of my filmfests isn't watching obscure cinema with subtitles. Rather it's most often to make me laugh.
So rather than take my Blockbuster.com outgoing flicks to the post office i went to my local BBV store, picked out three DVDs and exchanged my just-viewed films for tonight's film fest.
My first choice was made solely on its title: "The Darwin Awards." Frankly, I was curious to see what a film maker could do to the often darkly humorous stories of people's passing improves the general gene pool. I didn't expect much and the movie didn't challenge my expectations for the first 35 minutes. First up was th yahoo who made the mistake of taking a retriever on an ice fishing trip where he used a stick of dynamite to clear a whole in the ice. His dog sees the stick of dynamite land on the ice, retrieves it and deposits it under his just purchased SUV. You can imagine the results. Then came the sequence about the good ole boy in the Nevada Desert who outfitted his car with a surplus rocket motor and gained fame by turning two tons of Detroit iron into an unguided missile that impacted 300 feet up a mesa near the seldom traveled highway. Then came the two dudes who found an unconventional way to see a Mettallica conference. Seriously baked, the two dudes actions earned their position on the Darwin list. This is a "no name" movie, but if you want a few minutes of teary-eyed laughter, it's worth renting. check it out.