Before each day’s showings, I’ll try and give a little background as to why I selected the films I did. I may not get around to writing up actual reviews afterwards – the sheer volume would overwhelm my output capabilities – but I’ll try and indicate whether the movies lived up to expectations or not.
The latest in alternative takes on the zombie genre, and it’s Canadian to boot! The funny premise — zombies as “house pets and domestic workers” in a ’50s suburban setting — sounds like an extension of the final bit of Shaun of the Dean mixed with Leave it to Beaver. Cast includes Carrie-Ann Moss.
I obviously didn’t know what I was getting into when I added this to my list. I’m aware of Da Ali G Show, but have never seen it … and in particular, the character of Kazakhstani reporter Borat Sagdiyev. The trailer was LOL funny, so I thought this would be perfect to see with the Midnight Madness crowd! But it seems like Borat is some sort of phenomenon, and showings for this movie were some of the first to sell-out. I didn’t have any luck with the advance draw, so Mike and I are planning on trying the Rush line tonight after Fido. But with so many people out there pleading for Borat tickets, I don’t think an hour before showtime (which is when Fido ends) will be good enough to get a decent spot in the Rush line. We shall see.