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Friday, September 28, 2007

Sean Kelly

What to Watch: Mainstream Vs. Independent Films

I am usually a guy who decides what films to see months before they come up. I am frequently look over the upcoming releases at IMDb to try and schedule what film I will see on what week.

Usually it's a very easy choice for me. I tend to go see one of the major releases for a particular week. You know the films that compete for a large opening box office, which are usually never heard of again after that week.

However, that is not the case for this week.

I am skipping movies like The Game Plan and The Kingdom and I'm probably be going to see Into the Wild, an independent film directed by Sean Penn.

It's not a big deal that I am going to see an indie film. I have been making a point to see one at least once a month for a while now. However, this is the first time, since The Wind That Shakes the Barley in March, that I will be seeing such a film on the weekend, which I usually reserve for more mainstream fare.

This would be due to the fact that I am not interested in any of the mainstream releases, however I still want to see a movie this weekend. I still don't know if seeing indie films on the weekend will become a regular thing.

I will still try to see such films at least once a month, however it would be hard to see them at any time other than during the week, since I already have many mainstream films that I would like to see.

Sometimes a proper balance is just so hard to manage

Sean Kelly

About Sean Kelly -

Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described ├╝ber-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).