I started renting movies I thought I'd never watch, and enjoyed some of them. Or I'd have a list in my head of things I'd want to check out but they'd be gone or I'd forget the mental list completely and just go for anything- often taking out the 4 video limit with all titles from the same letter.
It's fun, what can I say...so I decided to create a community to talk about these movies, and to get recommendations for stuff to check out, of course.
More recently I got on this 90's kick, because I kept seeing videos at the library I remembered coming out but never went to see. They have loads of these also, I think because it was during the 1990s that most libraries started collecting non-educational or non-'essential' films. I dug Singles, Reality Bites, checked out some of the View Askew productions which I thought were largely crap, especially DOGMA, which sucked! I hate religion in films mostly- except for uh...this movie Household Saints, it featured Lili Taylor as this spiritual daughter, Vincent D'Nofrio was in it...I like both of them as actors, I rented Mystic Pizza because I'd always see parts of it on TV, and it was cool to see it all together, and then I saw Dogfight in the racks and rented it because Lili Taylor was in it and so was River Phoenix, who for some reason I forgot about entirely but now am trying to rent all of his movies...most of them aren't very good. In the fall I rented Stand By Me because I'd hear people mention it and not know what it was about or even what River Phoenix looked like though I clearly remember the day he died and seeing that on TV. I enjoyed that movie, but most of his others are bad. I want to see My Own Private Idaho, but the library doesn't have it. A lot of the others he is in are just cold war movies, like Little Nikita or Sneakers, which I rented recently because I thought I remembered seeing it on TV. I thought it starred Johnny Depp and I expected a moment in the movie where he'd slide down the roof in hightops- does anyone know what movie that is?
Anyhow, enjoy your stay here- contribute, talk, blah blah blah! Uh...movies!