Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I Watched a Terrible Movie Because It Was Filmed in My Old Office

You don’t need a reason to watch bad movies. You could be bored. You could have broken your remote in a way that the TV channel is stuck on TNT. A bookcase could have pinned you to the floor, and bad movies could be the only thing keeping you sane until help arrives. Yesterday, I watched a bad movie for one specific reason: They filmed it in my old office, and I wanted to see if my former desk made a cameo.

It didn’t.

To add insult to the self-incurred injury, the movie — Walk of Shame, which notably was not screened for critics — was unremarkably bad. You’d think a film that starred Mrs. Jack Donaghy and Mr. Liz Lemon would have a vague chance at being funny. Nope. So here, then, are the highlights: screengrabs of the office I used to work in. Yes, it’s about as fun as a walking tour of my office, which would have taken about ten minutes and therefore would have been a better use of everyone’s time.


THIS IS THE ELEVATOR I USED!


THIS IS A HALLWAY I WALKED THOUGH!


THIS MORE PEOPLE THAN I EVER ACTUALLY SAW IN THIS ROOM!


THIS IS THE MEETING ROOM WHERE PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT THINGS!


INSIDE SECRET: THIS MEETING ROOM IS HAUNTED IN REAL LIFE! 

(GHOST NOT VISIBLE!)


THIS IS NOT ACTUALLY A MAKE-UP ROOM IN REAL LIFE!


I’VE BEEN HERE! HI!


HERE ARE SOME COMPUTERS!


THIS GUY DID NOT ACTUALLY WORK IN MY NEWSROOM! IS AN ACTOR!


I NEVER ACTUALLY LOOKED IN THIS DIRECTION WHILE I WORKED HERE!


IN THE MOVIE ELIZABETH BANKS WAS UGLY SOMETIMES!


THIS HALLWAY IS ACTUALLY A SWIMMING POOL IN REAL LIFE!


I AGREE WITH THAT LADY ON THE LEFT!


MY COMPUTER MESSED UP!

THIS IMAGE IS MORE INTERESTING THAN ANYTHING IN THE ACTUAL FILM!

And that’s it.

Yes, the movie was lame. Yes, this was the very Elizabeth Banks film that closed down a significant chunk of the 710 during filming, snarling traffic for Los Angeles on Super Bowl weekend. And yes, in spite of it all, it’s still weirdly interesting to see places you know used as backdrops in the movies. I maybe haven’t lived in Los Angeles long enough for that novelty to wear off, and I’m okay with that.

I’ve just go to ask: If my computer wasn’t actually featured in any pivotal scene, did the crew really have to screw with all my settings?

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