Monday, July 7, 2008

Best Film of 2008

Everyone has those days at work where you just sorta hate every passing minute of existence and on those days you really appreciate something (anything) that is just light hearted and fun. I had one of those days this past weekend and luckily for me I stumbled upon this video titled "where the hell is matt?" Naturally, as a fellow person named "matt" I was curious to see where this video was going and discovered this jolly world traveller who filmed himself dancing in cities all over the world.

This just made my soul smile and when your soul smiles, you have to share that with others. So I officially claim this video for the documentary genre and hope to one day meet this fellow matt and shake his hand for making, quite arguably, the best film of 2008.

Click here and let your soul bound like the legs on this well travelled man.

HBO Brings Summer Entertainment

If you are like me, the summer months translate to 'nothing to watch on tv.' Of course, there's always the ever wonderful USA original programming to keep us entertained (Burn Notice starts this Thursday and you can't help but love Monk), but that only covers so many nights! Thankfully, HBO has heard the collective sighs of boredom and answered the call with a summer long documentary series.

Airing every Monday night from now until the end of August, HBO has put together a pretty impressive list of films. Tonight's documentary is "The Art of Failure". Directed by Jeff Stimmel, it looks at artist Chuck Connelly, who sold more than a million dollars worth of art in the 1980's.

So if you are luckier (or richer) than myself and actually get HBO I highly recommend making the jump to their website and seeing the list for yourself. HBO has always been on the forefront of documentary promotion so let's hope this series is just a taste of more to come.