Tuesday, December 22, 2009
A Year at the Movies
I just finished A Year at the Movies by 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' writer and voice of Tom Servo, Kevin Murphy. Murphy spent every day of 2001 in movie theaters all over the world watching films and documenting his experiences. A Year at the Movies is crazy good and an excellent read. Murphy is sarcastic, honest, self-deprecating and sentimental. There are a few places in the book that are genuinely sweet and even heartwarming. Thankfully these moments are few and far between though as Murphy takes on multiplexes, bad movies and even kidney stones in his fight for the ultimate movie experience.