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Sleepy Solaris, Curse of the Kabuki

Tuesday, November 26th, 2002 · 4 Comments

I like most movies. Jen sometimes makes fun of me for liking bad movies. Classic examples include Clueless and the elusive Fuzz Bucket, a made-for-TV ’80s movie that most people know nothing about (it was not even listed in IMDB the last time Jen and I checked!).

So whenever we see a movie that even I don’t like, you know it’s got to be bad. Such was the case last night when Jen and I headed to the AMC Kabuki in Japantown for a preview screening of Solaris, the new Steven Soderbergh film starring George Clooney and his naked ass.

Aside from the concept of a faraway place that causes beings to materialize from our memories and interact with us, and the general trippy nature of the film — both things I find pretty cool — there’s not much to write home about in this movie. It’s sort of like Eyes Wide Shut meets The Abyss and 2001: A Space Odyssey — slow talkers with very little character development hanging out in space with a big purple mass of looming energy. And, as Jen pointed out, it was fun to watch Natascha McElhone, who was straight out of the Wide Eye School of Acting in her role as Rheya.

The only other time we saw a movie at the Kabuki was Moulin Rouge, which we also won tickets to see in a preview screening. I really disliked that movie. Solaris I could maybe watch again if I had to, but Moulin Rouge — no thank you. Is this the beginning of a new trend? The curse of the Kabuki?


Tags: movies

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 tonya // Jan 3, 2004 at 8:56 pm

    Thank you so much for mentioning Fuzz Bucket my husband and family think that I am crazy. I loved that movie when I was a kid. I am always looking everywhere to buy it. Suggestions?

  • 2 Betsy // Mar 14, 2004 at 12:48 pm

    hi i like to buy the movie. we name are cat after the movie. thank you

  • 3 Priscilla // Sep 25, 2004 at 12:56 pm

    I am looking to but the movie Fuzz Bucket for My brother for Christmas it was his fav as a kid

  • 4 cynthia // Sep 30, 2004 at 1:05 am

    Has anyone found the movie Fuzz Bucket. I have been searching too. I don’t even remember what all the hype was about, I just know that I loved that movie. And would love to watch it again. Let me know if you find it!!!