I consider myself a pretty serious movie fan, but the simple fact of the matter is that I miss stuff. Famous and interesting stuff. But not for long!
Welcome to Where Everyone Has Gone Before, the column where I continue my film education before your very eyes. I will seek out and watch all of the movies I know I should have seen by now. I will first "review" the movie before I've watched it, based entirely on its reputation. Then I will give the movie a fair chance and actually watch it. You will laugh at me, you may condemn me, but you will never say I didn't try.
The Film: 'Solaris' (2002), Dir. Steven Soderbergh
Starring: George "Batman" Clooney, Natascha McElhone, Viola Davis, Jeremy Davies and George Clooney's posterior.
Why I Haven't Seen It Until Now: Well, I didn't want to see Steven Soderbergh's remake of Andrei Tarkovsky's science fiction classic until I had seen the original, but I put off seeing the original until last week's column because I was quivering in my boots at the thought of actually trying to watch it, an undertaking some have compared to scaling Everest. Now, having fought and defeated the original, I can watch the remake guilt free!