Yesterday, Rob and I ran in a 5k, and on our way home we talked about how nice it would be to snuggle on the couch that evening and watch a movie.
"What do you want to watch?" He asked me.
"I don't know, but I'd kind of like there to be a monster in it," I said. "And accents are ok, but modern language is a must. And the monster doesn't have to be scary...."
"Well, you figure it out...." he told me, so I stumbled on http://whatthehellshouldiwatchonnetflix.com
This is a fun little site where you click on the genre you want to watch, and it makes a suggestion. If you don't like it, you can ask for another. I figured monsters were fantasy, and the first hit I got was a gold mine (although I did play with the site for a while longer just to see what all it would suggest.)
The History of Future Folk was an independent fantasy comedy, about an alien who comes to earth to claim the planet for his people, but falls entranced with music. He subsequently lives life as a human, while playing gigs as his alien self at a local dive bar with great, fun sets. Things get interesting when another alien from Hondo is sent to dispatch the General, and there is, indeed, a monster.
Every once in a while I stumble on a movie that really warms my heart with its quirkiness and soul. I would put this on the same awesome hearty level as Seeking a friend for the end of the world. I might even want to go as a Future Folk groupie next year for Halloween!