Any Simpsons’ fan will know of “Focusin”, the mind-sharpening drug that Bart Simpson took during a pharma trial. He immediately blew past Lisa and became the smartest kid, probably ever. Once we stopped, things got back to normal and he went back to being lovable, slightly-dumb Bart. Well, get me some Focusin, because I just watched Primer and Predestination back to back and I need a nap. Don’t get me wrong, these are really, really good films. They’re super smart, entertaining (in their own way), and well-made. Primer, for God’s sake, was purportedly made for $7,000! If that’s true, I’m doubly-blown. Predestination had a bigger budget and bigger stars, but it is no less twisty and time-altering.
Kathy, Burk and I try to explain these movies. Burk sent an email that made perfect sense. He’s seen it a few more times than I (not that repeated viewings would help me - they wouldn’t), but his expanation made sense. Just trying to explain that on the podcast, well, let’s just say, I didn’t bring my Focusin. Burk tried is darnedest - while Kathy and I looked like my mom does when I try to explain how to switch from broadcast TV to streaming. Again, we tried - but it is a bit comical. I felt that my next three movies would have to be Winnie the Pooh, The Nut Job 2 and Christmas with the Cranks. I think I can follow those.
Don’t be scared off. You are probably much smarter than I. So check them out. Mind-bending - oh, and Amazon has Focusin for 30% off through the end of the month. -Mark