I will admit to being in a film slump for the past few weeks. It may have to do with August being the only month worse than January for new releases (sorry Riddick, I'm not biting). Or it may be all the cheery press about this being a record summer at the box office. I've been complaining about all the crap films this summer and may have set my own personal record for not bothering to go to the movies. However, this bitching has turned to ennui which bloomed into some low level depression. I don't know about you, but when I'm down, I don't watch movies & smoke weed. And I certainly can't write about that on this site.
So when I first read about Escape from Tomorrow, I was able to lift my head back off my desk. And when I watched the trailer (which is currently being scrubbed from the internet by Disney), I felt that small thrill of hope for something creatively fresh, subversive and freaky enough to force me out of my cynical stupor.
I'm hoping this is released in October and this doesn't end up like something I can't focus my bloodshot little eyes on. (Topher Grace, give me a call!) So more like this please, filmmakers! OK, now where's my weed card? I've got work to do.