What I Watched, What You Watched #167


Happy GilmoreI am in Los Angeles this weekend for a wedding so I am going to be brief this morning with my What I Watched thoughts, however here in the hotel we actually watched the entirety of Happy Gilmore and the first 20 or so minutes of Knight and Day, a film I still feel is better than most made it out to be, the opening minutes in particular are quite solid.

I also watched Martin Scorsese’s The King of Comedy in preparation for tomorrow afternoon’s Movie Club discussion, but that’s about it.

I did, however, want to add that while flying into Los Angeles two nights ago, looking out the window so many movies came to mind, both Drive and Heat due to just the number of lights across the horizon and then Collateral as Staples Center came into view.

I also couldn’t help but think of Zodiac, which isn’t a Los Angeles-set feature, but as the plane banked and we were looking down at the street and the cars, I kept thinking of that overhead effects shot from Zodiac. It was always a weird scene to me as, for whatever reason, the way the car turns the corner never felt natural to me.

If you don’t remember the scene, you can watch it in the effects featurette below, it comes up at the 5:40 mark. I love the scene, but for some reason it just doesn’t look right.

Now with my rambling out of the way… what did you watch?