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tashabear
tashabear
so much for that idea
Well, I guess I won't be going to see
Cloverfield
. It's reportedly making some people motion-sick.

I could give it a try, I suppose, but I got sick at
The Blair Witch Project
(IIRC, their viral marketing campaign led me to LiveJournal, so I guess some good came of it), and I can't even watch darkwolfie play first person shooter video games. He moves the camera around so fast I get ill. I get teased because I fall asleep in cars so quickly, but I can't knit and I can't read, so what else is there to do? I suppose I could take Dramamine or whatever, but I don't like doing stuff like that; I might as well just sleep.

Anyway. I'm not that broken-hearted at not going to see
Cloverfield
. There seem to be two schools of thought about it: those that love it and those that hate it, and besides, the secret plot twist isn't secret anymore, so why bother?

It's disappointing, though, because there haven't been any movies we've wanted to see for a while. I mean, there are those I'd gladly rent, or watch on TV, but I'm not willing to spend the time and money to go to the theater. It's sad, really.

i feel: blah blah

9 trips or shoot the rapids
Comments
baronessmartha From: baronessmartha Date: January 25th, 2008 02:02 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I have been told that if you sit back far enough to see the edge of the screen that mitigates the motion sickness.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: January 25th, 2008 02:09 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I'm not sure I care enough to spend the money to conduct the experiment, but if I get caught unawares at another movie sometime, I'll see if that helps. Thanks!
From: kightp Date: January 25th, 2008 02:37 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Most fast-action films make me queasy on the big screen these days, and the rest of them blast my ears out. So I wait for almost everything to come out on DVD. Somehow when the image is reduced to television-size and I have control of the volume, the problems vanish...
kestrel127 From: kestrel127 Date: January 25th, 2008 04:20 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Be warned then, Hot Fuzz is a super awesome movie but queased out the Girlyfriend because of shakycam / fast cuts. This is also why I'm not going to see Cloverfield. There is a m15m parody of it up, so that'll give you the basic idea.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: January 25th, 2008 04:44 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Oh, I saw Hot Fuzz in the theater and have it in a digital format. I love that movie. That didn't have the same handheld shakiness that Blair Witch and Cloverfield have. Fast cuts and pans, yeah, but it was still steady, and dialogue scenes were steady as a rock, so that was fine.

Who knew Simon Pegg could be so hot?
kestrel127 From: kestrel127 Date: January 25th, 2008 04:45 pm (UTC) (base camp)
He was in an episode of Dr. Who. It was awesome.

I can't wait for Run, Fat Boy, Run.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: January 25th, 2008 04:50 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I saw that ep! It was indeed awesome.

I rewatched Kinky Boots yesterday, and I hadn't realized the Nick Frost was in it! Made me chuckle.
esmerel From: esmerel Date: January 25th, 2008 04:54 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Blair Witch made me horribly ill. Ugh. I've always had a problem with motion sickness though, myself. But I never was good at falling asleep in the car! My mom would get so mad when I'd read and make myself sicker:)
girlygothic From: girlygothic Date: January 25th, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I knew from the first ad that I wouldn't be able to see it due to camera-shakiness issues*. Kinda bummed about that too, as from what I understand everything else about the movie is good.

* Shaky camera work doesn't make me nauseous. It just irritates and aggravates me to the point that after two hours I'd have a psychotic break.
9 trips or shoot the rapids