Just watched The Boondock Saints on DVD. Frankly, I don't see what all the fuss is about. Not bad. Not particularly good either. Rips off a lot of other movies. I didn't really see anything original in it. Afterward, I watched Overnight about the director, Troy Duffy. I definitely could see Duffy's worldview in the movie. Black and white. Everyone is for you or against you. Evil or good. Anyway, not a bad effort, but I'll wait for it to be on TBS to watch it again.
Since I mentioned it as well, I did like Overnight. Kind of like the Metallica documentary, this one was originally commissioned by Troy Duffy's band
The Brood just after Troy Duffy got his movie deal with Miramax. The band still didn't have a deal yet. And like Metallica, I don't think it ended up showing the
group in the light they really wanted. Though in this case it was more Troy Duffy himself.
The show starts off from the point where Troy Duffy got his movie deal. Prior to that he was a bartender at a low-rent Hollywood bar. Almost from the beginning you can see Troy Duffy being an arrogant prick. Through his attitude, he manages to piss of everyone. The people paying him. His band. And in a telling fit, after the band's managers complain about getting no money when they sign them to a record deal, Duffy tells them they don't deserve anything. Guess who is making the documentary? Yup. The managers. In the end, the fuckwad made them see the money in the documentary that they didn't see from the record deal. Cause they could have made the documentary make Duffy look like a driven mover & shaker. Instead, he appears to be a manic depressive asshole. I think the latter is the truth, but had he been a bit nicer to his friends at least, they could have hidden the mistreatment of everyone else.
Anyway, in the end Troy Duffy blew the little money he made and everyone goes back to day jobs.
What movies have you paid to see in theaters, more than once? Movies so good or so intriguing that you couldn't wait for it to come out on tape or DVD.
My list? The ones I can remember were all seen twice because I wanted to hang out with people who were seeing the movie. The Fellowship of the Ring, Batman Begins, Pirates of the Caribbean. I can't remember anything before 2000 that I saw more than once in the theater.
Added: Remember, you have to have paid more than once. Seeing twice on free passes or on someone else's dime doesn't count.