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Andrew Niccol, whose Gattaca is the most prescient science fiction film ever, just missed the mark on this Hollywood farce. Rich in subtle humor, but too stingy with heart, S1M0NE skewers the popstar culture, anticipating the ginned up frenzy of TMZ.

[The following questions were culled from various movie surveys that I’ve come across. I’ve been filling it out for the last month]

  • Earliest Movie Watching Memory: My first movie was Empire Strikes Back. My Dad and older brother went. I remember the Hoth sequence. There were some boys in the front row goofing that dad barked at to keep ’em quiet.
  • Last DVD purchased: I’m not sure. I don’t buy too many DVDs. Possibly Gus Van Sant’s Elephant ($2)
  • If you were a guest programmer for TCM what three movies would you choose to best represent your tastes: Were talking classics, like, from the 80s right? Since I watched Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on TCM a couple of months ago I’m counting anything from the 80s and before. Casablanca (because it still holds up today as a compelling drama), Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark (not just for nostalgic reasons), and The Jerk (for some nostalgic reasons, but also because it’s hilarious).

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