When I talked about a movie, in Father K's blog, that gave me the shivers even though it wasn't an horror movie, I was talking about Grizzly Man. This is basically a documentary about the life of Timothy Treadwell, a bear enthusiast that, after spending 13 summers with the bears of the Katmai National Park (Alaska), eventually got killed and eaten, along with his girlfriend, by one.
The reason it sometimes made me feel somewhat uncomfortable is pretty obvious, the entire film is about a person that we know from the start that gets killed in the end. This is relevant because the majority of the film consists in footage shot by Tim himself, with the remainder being interviews with people who knew him, so eventually we get kind of attached to him.
He is not the kind of person you like easily, though, being the odd-ball he is, and most of you will probably think that he was plain crazy, but I can actually relate to him, due to the fact that apparently we share some points of view. I have a less romantic vision of animals, though.
Don't get me wrong, as I've said in the post about I Am Legend, I fucking love animals, more than I love a lot of people, actually, but I don't fool myself. Tim, on the other hand, actually believed the bears liked him and wouldn't hurt him. Anyway, I don't judge him. He lived, and ultimately died, doing what he loved the most, and that's something that not all of us can say.
Whether you think he was a genius or a madman, I recommend you to see this movie. It's not something to watch light-hearted, and at times it can make you think, but overall, for me at least, it was a good way to spend a couple of hours.
On the other hand, if you prefer a lighter experience, The Simpsons Movie is for you! As a big fan of The Simpsons, I really didn't know what to expect. Would it be a worthy addition to the license or just an easy way to make more cash off this franchise? Well, I'm very happy to say that, simply put, I couldn't imagine a better movie based on The Simpsons. It seems like they picked up the absolute best parts of 20 episodes or so and put them together to make a movie. Forget all the dispensable stuff every episode usually has, this is a fucking laughing riot from start to end!
I really don't know what more to say without spoiling the movie, but believe me, if you're a fan of The Simpsons (who's not?), this is a must see. All the major characters are there, the animation is simply superb and overall this is definitely one of the funniest movies I've ever seen.
Homer salutes you:
(believe it or not, this is actually a scene in the movie)