Or shall I say, my Quickster queue? That’s a discussion for another day. It’s time for another stop on the Monday Movie Meme tour and this week’s topic title, courtesy of Dale over at Smurfin’ the Web is “The City’s The Place.”
The topic of this weeks discussion is movies that contain the name of a city in its title. Pretty simple really, but can you come up with some good ones? Lets see shall we?
After reading Dale’s post, it looks like another participant took all the good ones.....even ones that are set and were made where I live right now...so here are a few selections I came up with while quickly browsing through my movie rental list. These titles are from movies that I have not yet seen but want to watch sometime in the near future. I selected them to also keep in line with the Group Blogging Experience’s week #15 prompt: Longing while trying to get up to date after slacking off since the week of Growing Wild.
What is all the hype about? It is the same question I ask myself every time a friend, relative or acquaintance talks about this movie. Most people that I know who saw “ATL” enjoyed it and have good things to say about this movie. In fact, it is one of my cousin’s favorite movies but I just don’t understand what makes it so special. Maybe it’s the hip-hop/R&B music industry centered story that caused my confusion about it’s huge amount of support among movie goers, maybe it’s the fact that it is directed by a guy who has worked on more music videos and television commercials than films or maybe it’s the singers, rappers and video models in leading roles more than actors who make most of their living doing just that.....acting.
I didn’t want to see “ATL” when it was released in theaters because the movie trailer nor the cast made me put it in my weekend plans and if I never watch this film, I probably won’t wonder what could have been, but......it’s in my Netflix queue so that I can at least find out why people praise this movie.
If I must leave you all with one thing, it is that while these movies are currently on my Netflix queue, this does not mean I will get it from Netflix. I’m still going to rent them but it may be from another company or service depending on the title’s availability my schedule.
After watching a documentary called “Two Towns of Jasper,” I am interested in finding out if a Hollywood version does this true-life murder any justice. Sometimes, the producers get it right (hmm, maybe “Antwone Fisher,” anyone?) and in an attempt to add their own flair to it, sometimes they transform what actually happened into an absurd story that makes it almost offensive to those who lived through the reality of what a film is trying to represent.....you know, like “Pearl Harbor” (I still like this movie though, in a dramatic sense, from a Hollywood-ized, entertained viewer’s standpoint).
How, exactly does this film fit within the whole Fast & Furious film franchise? It’s set in Tokyo with a story that involves Japanese organized crime gang, Yakuza, which may make for an action-packed story aside from the race cars. I’ve never been too interested in watching “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” but added it to my Netflix queue anyway just in case I can compare the movie to others in the series and learn some new ideas for event costumes or decorations.
What movies with a City in their title would YOU add to this list?