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Title: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: saltine on July 20, 2010, 12:22:52 PM
Now, you proud bloggers don't have to double-post! ;)  Post your links in this thread.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on July 20, 2010, 12:23:52 PM
Good idea! (http://everydayaphoto.squarespace.com/every-day-a-photo/2010/7/20/down-in-front.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on July 20, 2010, 12:25:55 PM
Candace, you are tempting me to triple post here  :D
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: saltine on July 20, 2010, 12:27:18 PM
Please do!  Then use this thread hereafter.  Thanks!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on July 20, 2010, 12:28:48 PM
Please do!  Then use this thread hereafter.  Thanks!

lol. Not what I meant, but because you're so awesome I feel compelled to comply.

A quick review of Scott Pilgrim Vol. 6: Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour over at TheReelists! (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/7/20/scott-pilgrim-vol-6-scott-pilgrims-finest-hour.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bondo on July 20, 2010, 12:33:21 PM
This thread is also known as the FroHam self-whoring memorial thread. ;D
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on July 20, 2010, 12:36:18 PM
This thread is also known as the FroHam self-whoring memorial thread. ;D

Be happy it wasn't pure post-whoring of the kind I used to engage in. I distinctly remember days with 150+ posts in a day.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on July 20, 2010, 12:50:09 PM
Does this include links to blog posts in marathons or in the "write about" thread?" Are we no longer supposed to post links in this threads?
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: saltine on July 20, 2010, 01:12:57 PM
You can post those links here and there ( in marathons and write about threads ) if you'd like.  This is a thread to draw attention to filmspotters' blog posts.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on July 20, 2010, 01:16:42 PM
You can post those links here and there ( in marathons and write about threads ) if you'd like.  This is a thread to draw attention to filmspotters' blog posts.

Ah okay, just checking.  :)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on July 22, 2010, 01:19:39 PM
I put up a new review of All Quiet On The Western Front that can be found, here (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/07/22/review-all-quiet-on-the-western-front-1930/).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: ses on July 22, 2010, 08:50:32 PM
A great, healthy dinner option for summer! (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2010/07/ceimb-chicken-with-warm-tomato-corn-and.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: oneaprilday on July 22, 2010, 09:13:22 PM
A great, healthy dinner option for summer! (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2010/07/ceimb-chicken-with-warm-tomato-corn-and.html)
Sounds (and looks! wow, great pic) delicious.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Solid Blake on July 22, 2010, 10:19:19 PM
Damn, didn't see this one yet... I swear.  ::)

I'm pretty sure Edgar00 just wrote something on my website: http://www.thegeekbomb.com/ (http://www.thegeekbomb.com/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on July 23, 2010, 04:05:55 PM
New review for Perfect Blue up at my blog. Those who wish to wait for me to review both films in this Far East Bracket should not go any further. All others, feel free to click, here (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/07/23/review-perfect-blue-1998/).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on July 24, 2010, 10:55:01 AM
Top 10 of 2010 so far!!! At TheReelists! (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/7/24/top-10-films-of-2010-so-far.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Clovis8 on July 24, 2010, 11:04:40 AM
Top 10 of 2010 so far!!! At TheReelists! (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/7/24/top-10-films-of-2010-so-far.html)

good list except I think you made an editing mistake. Youth in Revolt should be on the worst of the year list no?  ;)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on July 24, 2010, 11:10:49 AM
Top 10 of 2010 so far!!! At TheReelists! (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/7/24/top-10-films-of-2010-so-far.html)

good list except I think you made an editing mistake. Youth in Revolt should be on the worst of the year list no?  ;)

No, I actually like good movies.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on July 26, 2010, 10:11:50 PM
Newest entry in my Disney Animated Marathon, Beauty And The Beast, is up, at Bill's Movie Emporium (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/07/26/review-beauty-and-the-beast-special-edition-1991/).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on July 26, 2010, 10:26:34 PM
Beauty is Eternity Gazing at Itself in the Mirror. (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2010/07/beauty-is-eternity-gazing-at-itself-in.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on July 26, 2010, 10:45:54 PM
The Homemade Summer Movie Marathon is back (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/07/homemade-summer-movie-marathon-man-on.html)!

(http://www.swotti.com/tmp/swotti/cacheBWFUIG9UIGZPCMU=RW50ZXJ0YWLUBWVUDC1NB3ZPZXM=/imgman%20on%20fire2.jpg)

Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Mike Shutt on July 26, 2010, 10:52:41 PM
Best Of 2010 (So Far) (http://gothamcity151.wordpress.com/2010/07/26/best-of-2010-so-far/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on July 26, 2010, 11:45:58 PM
Predator (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/07/poll-results.html) poll results. Lowest participation ever.


New poll (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/)! I need to keep some indie cred, so I want you, the readers, to choose the topic of the next marathon.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on July 27, 2010, 07:29:58 AM
July continues to be a busy month at Bill's Movie Emporium, and I have another review up in my Disney Animated Marathon, this time for Dinosaur (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/07/27/review-dinosaur-2000/).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on July 29, 2010, 12:12:50 PM
Check out my apologetic review of Kevin Smith's Cop Out on Blu-ray! (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/7/29/cop-out.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on July 29, 2010, 06:25:47 PM
Bondo has the crazy idea that Frank Capra's Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is destroying America. Read all about it in his latest Adventures in Poliwood entry over at TheReelists.com (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/7/29/how-frank-capra-and-jimmy-stewart-destroyed-america.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 29, 2010, 06:33:07 PM
All I know is that film bored me to death.  :P
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on July 29, 2010, 06:34:58 PM
All I know is that film bored me to death.  :P

You are nuts!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 29, 2010, 06:56:57 PM
All I know is that film bored me to death.  :P

You are nuts!
I think you underestimate my apathy towards politics.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Mike Shutt on July 29, 2010, 07:06:25 PM
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I finally brought myself to watch this 207 minute Akira Kurosawa film. Almost everywhere I look, I see this film mentioned in the top 5 films of all time, alongside Citizen Kane, The Godfather, 8 1/2, and Casablanca. Could it possibly be that good?
Read my review of Seven Samurai here (http://gothamcity151.wordpress.com/2010/07/29/seven-samurai-a-review/).

(http://i29.tinypic.com/2njvjwg.jpg)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on July 30, 2010, 11:32:44 AM
Top 10 of 2010 so far!!! At TheReelists! (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/7/24/top-10-films-of-2010-so-far.html)

I'll read that article now. I haven't been to your site in a little bit. I really like it, but time has prevented me from visiting most of my favourite blogs and sites for a couple weeks now. I'll probably leave a comment as well, either praising or thrashing your list.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on July 30, 2010, 11:51:26 AM
Top 10 of 2010 so far!!! At TheReelists! (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/7/24/top-10-films-of-2010-so-far.html)

I'll read that article now. I haven't been to your site in a little bit. I really like it, but time has prevented me from visiting most of my favourite blogs and sites for a couple weeks now. I'll probably leave a comment as well, either praising or thrashing your list.

My list is perfect (except for missing films which I haven't yet see, I'm looking at you, Exit Through the Gift Shop!)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on July 30, 2010, 01:24:17 PM
And here it is. The final word on lens flares at the movies. Well, the final 2150 words. Yeah that's right, I devoted 2150 words to the topic of lens flares. Deal with it. Or just read it, over at TheReelists.com! (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/7/30/an-ode-to-lens-flare.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bondo on July 30, 2010, 01:51:15 PM
And here it is. The final word on lens flares at the movies. Well, the final 2150 words. Yeah that's right, I devoted 2150 words to the topic of lens flares. Deal with it. Or just read it, over at TheReelists.com! (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/7/30/an-ode-to-lens-flare.html)

Heh, and I thought my 1200 words on the filibuster was self-indulgent ;D
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on July 30, 2010, 01:56:31 PM
And here it is. The final word on lens flares at the movies. Well, the final 2150 words. Yeah that's right, I devoted 2150 words to the topic of lens flares. Deal with it. Or just read it, over at TheReelists.com! (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/7/30/an-ode-to-lens-flare.html)

Heh, and I thought my 1200 words on the filibuster was self-indulgent ;D

Lens flares are more important anyway.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on July 30, 2010, 07:29:43 PM
(http://info.englishcentral.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/minority-report1193401478.jpg)

Minority Report (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/07/homemade-summer-movie-marathon-minority.html) review.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on July 31, 2010, 08:54:57 AM
Review is up for the second half of my latest Far East Bracket match-up. You can read what I have to say about Nihon Kuroshakai (Ley Lines), right here (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/07/31/review-nihon-kuroshakai-ley-lines-1999/).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bondo on July 31, 2010, 09:01:49 AM
Minority Report (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/07/homemade-summer-movie-marathon-minority.html) review.

I think the main reason you can't have the downer ending in Minority Report is it would completely undercut the moral of the story.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on July 31, 2010, 11:43:06 AM
Minority Report (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/07/homemade-summer-movie-marathon-minority.html) review.

I think the main reason you can't have the downer ending in Minority Report is it would completely undercut the moral of the story.

I see what you mean and it makes sense, I just like the thought of Spielberg pulling the rug from underneath the feet of the audience. Also, while the moral of the story works fine given how it all ends, the real world often tells us that 'morals' and happy solutions don't always apply in 'the system', so I think using the sadder ending actually would have worked too. Yes, yes, 'it's a movie, not reality'...I know that, I'm just saying the potential was there. I see the downer ending as a message of 'If we don't wise up now, look at the crazy shit we'll be doing later on.'
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on July 31, 2010, 03:45:13 PM
Here come the vacation pictures. Mostly of birds and horses and beaches. (http://everydayaphoto.squarespace.com/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on August 01, 2010, 05:48:55 PM
Avatar review (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/08/homemade-summer-movie-marathon-avatar.html).

(http://i29.tinypic.com/2ex99n7.jpg)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on August 01, 2010, 06:56:15 PM
New review up at Bill's Movie Emporium. This time I take on Francis Ford Coppola's director's cut of One From The Heart (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/08/01/review-one-from-the-heart-directors-cut-1982/) for the 80's US bracket.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on August 01, 2010, 08:29:06 PM
The Missing Links (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2010/08/missing-links.html)

A song I wrote for a band that never happened. I think it's kind of funny.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on August 01, 2010, 09:41:32 PM
Race Around Ohio 2010 (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2010/08/race-around-ohio.html)

See all of the amazing things me and my friend did on this memorable day!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on August 03, 2010, 06:08:41 PM
The Disney Animated Marathon has a new post up at my blog, go and read about The Emperor's New Groove (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/08/03/review-the-emperors-new-groove-2000/) if you so desire.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on August 05, 2010, 09:47:47 AM
New post up at my blog as I finally finish off my last match-up in the first round of the 80's US bracket with, Style Wars (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/08/05/review-style-wars-1984/).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on August 05, 2010, 06:30:28 PM
New post at the movie blog, it's just a little pimpage of a top 100 animated features (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/08/05/filmspotters-top-100-animated-features-2010-edition/) list that some forum did.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on August 06, 2010, 03:19:38 PM
New post up at the movie blog, the Disney Animated Marathon continues with, Atlantis: The Lost Empire (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/08/06/review-atlantis-the-lost-empire-2001/).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on August 06, 2010, 03:31:36 PM
The beginnings of a series of sunrise shots. (http://everydayaphoto.squarespace.com/every-day-a-photo/2010/8/6/waking-up-is-hard-to-do.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 06, 2010, 03:53:34 PM
So thevoid99 is pretty much gone from our community indefinitely, but he now has a blog up (http://thevoid99.blogspot.com/) you should check out.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Solid Blake on August 06, 2010, 03:55:13 PM
Edgar reviews the first year of the USAGI YOJIMBO comic book series: http://bit.ly/cOy659 (http://bit.ly/cOy659)

(http://www.thegeekbomb.com/storage/post-images/157202-107022-usagi-yojimbo_super.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1281117981676)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on August 06, 2010, 04:58:53 PM
I've changed the look of EDAP (http://everydayaphoto.squarespace.com/). I like this one better, It's cleaner and better suited to pictures, I think. I've also changed the way the best of section (http://everydayaphoto.squarespace.com/best-of-edap/) works so that the top ten pictures from each year are shown in a gallery setting where you can scroll through them better. It's a lot cooler, I think.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on August 06, 2010, 09:42:47 PM
Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple? (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2010/08/can-you-enjoy-those-moments-of-life.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on August 07, 2010, 04:29:19 AM
The movie blog gets beefier with my review of Tengoku To Jigoku (High And Low) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/08/07/review-tengoku-to-jigoku-high-and-low-1963/) for the dictator club.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on August 08, 2010, 02:10:23 PM
I think I may be driving readers away with the non-stop string of animated film reviews as I try to finish the Disney Marathon, but I am a rebel so I continue with a review at Bill's Movie Emporium of Lilo & Stitch (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/08/08/review-lilo-stitch-2002/).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on August 09, 2010, 02:07:31 PM
Another new review is up at Bill's Movie Emporium, the Disney Animated Marathon trudges on with, Treasure Planet (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/08/09/review-treasure-planet-2002/).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on August 10, 2010, 10:11:01 AM
Yet another Disney Animated Marathon review that no one wants to read is up at my movie blog, so go check out Brother Bear (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/08/10/review-brother-bear-2003/) and make me think someone cares.  ;)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: ses on August 10, 2010, 11:38:57 AM
Chickpea salad with summer vegetables (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2010/08/chickpea-salad-with-summer-vegetables.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on August 11, 2010, 02:29:38 PM
At Bill's Movie Emporium I take a stab at possibly the worst Disney animated feature ever, Home On The Range (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/08/11/review-home-on-the-range-2004/).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Mike Shutt on August 11, 2010, 09:50:05 PM
Why Is The Romantic Comedy Dead? (http://gothamcity151.wordpress.com/2010/08/11/why-is-the-romantic-comedy-dead/) - My feeble attempt to examine what happened to this once great genre.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 12, 2010, 10:03:24 AM
ok, now i've added comments to my blog! Things movin' like a freight train.  http://screendat.tumblr.com/ (http://screendat.tumblr.com/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on August 12, 2010, 09:33:22 PM
Hey, I finally posted a review that isn't of a Disney film, Ferris Bueller's Day Off (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/08/12/review-ferris-buellers-day-off-1986/).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on August 13, 2010, 08:35:51 AM
The Battle of Red Cliff (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/08/homemade-summer-movie-marathon-red.html), in all its 288 minute glory.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on August 14, 2010, 09:11:05 PM
The Expendables (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/08/review-expendables.html).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 15, 2010, 06:15:45 PM
Processed Grass has moved over to WordPress as tracking numbers is easier. I still need to create my own header, transfer all my old reviews, and post a reflection of Twelve, but all systems are a go.

Processed Grass is back baby (http://processedgrass.wordpress.com/)!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 15, 2010, 06:20:34 PM
Awesome!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on August 16, 2010, 11:38:02 PM
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/08/review-scott-pilgrim-vs-world.html).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on August 17, 2010, 07:51:41 AM
Eat Pray Love (http://corndogchatscinema.blogspot.com/2010/08/eat-pray-love-2010.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on August 17, 2010, 09:43:13 AM
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (http://corndogchatscinema.blogspot.com/2010/08/scott-pilgrim-vs-world-2010.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: ses on August 19, 2010, 07:56:27 AM
Salmon Cakes with Creamy Sesame Ginger Sauce (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2010/08/ceimb-salmon-cakes-with-creamy-sesame.html)

I am also giving away a copy of the cookbook where I got this recipe.  All you have to do is leave me a comment telling me what is your favorite healthy recipe.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 19, 2010, 10:21:06 AM
A preview of my Top 100, in the form of my Top 97 Films of All Time is live (http://processedgrass.wordpress.com/2010/08/19/top-97-films-part-two/) so go check it out and see how drastic the changes are, and if your favorite film made the cut.

Changes are fairly drastic, your favorite film probably didn't make the cut
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 21, 2010, 02:07:56 PM
A short reflection on the merits of concert films in cinema and the concerns I have when dealing with these types of films (http://processedgrass.wordpress.com/2010/08/21/are-notes-not/).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on August 21, 2010, 04:53:15 PM
A preview of my Top 100, in the form of my Top 97 Films of All Time is live (http://processedgrass.wordpress.com/2010/08/19/top-97-films-part-two/) so go check it out and see how drastic the changes are, and if your favorite film made the cut.

Changes are fairly drastic, your favorite film probably didn't make the cut

Great list FLY. I'll comment on your blog.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: sdedalus on August 23, 2010, 01:06:18 AM
Potential double feature pairs with Meet Me in St. Louis. (http://metroclassics.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: sdedalus on August 23, 2010, 02:26:23 AM
Thanks.

Also there, you can find my wife's first bit of film writing, on The Princess Bride (http://metroclassics.blogspot.com/2010/08/good-parts.html).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on August 23, 2010, 05:00:07 PM
In order to hit .400, you gotta be loose (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2010/08/in-order-to-hit-400-you-gotta-be-loose.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 24, 2010, 08:12:28 PM
My attempt to make find some sort of closure with the passing of Satoshi Kon (http://processedgrass.wordpress.com/2010/08/25/satoshi_kon/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: ses on August 25, 2010, 08:32:16 PM
Roasted Tomato Salsa (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2010/08/roasted-tomato-salsa.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: mañana on August 25, 2010, 08:44:43 PM
Roasting is a good idea. Never thought of that.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on August 27, 2010, 01:10:08 PM
Mission: Re-nameable. (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/8/27/mission-re-nameable.html) My take on the story about Paramount removing the name "Mission: Impossible" from the franchise. There is also a new Errol Flynn WWII movie review to check out. And keep on checking back for more int he coming days.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on August 27, 2010, 01:37:17 PM
A substitution was made for the final entry in the Homemade Summer Movie Marathon. A Scanner Darkly is out, Memento (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/08/homemade-summer-movie-marathon-memento.html) is in.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on August 27, 2010, 01:51:48 PM
A bit of marathon news (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/08/marathon-news.html).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on August 27, 2010, 02:25:15 PM
A substitution was made for the final entry in the Homemade Summer Movie Marathon. A Scanner Darkly is out, Memento (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/08/homemade-summer-movie-marathon-memento.html) is in.

Boo, boo  :P

By the way, I should be good to go on our Rambo marathon in a week, maybe two at most.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on August 27, 2010, 02:34:36 PM
A substitution was made for the final entry in the Homemade Summer Movie Marathon. A Scanner Darkly is out, Memento (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/08/homemade-summer-movie-marathon-memento.html) is in.

Boo, boo  :P

By the way, I should be good to go on our Rambo marathon in a week, maybe two at most.

That sounds fine by me. Just PM me when you're ready. I have all them in in glorious HD waiting to be viewed.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on August 28, 2010, 01:38:26 PM
I Live in Fear (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/08/review-i-live-in-fear.html).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on August 28, 2010, 03:09:56 PM
A couple of new poll questions (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on August 29, 2010, 06:57:03 PM
My name is Adam and I'm a dork (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2010/08/my-name-is-adam-kuhn-and-im-dork.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on August 29, 2010, 07:27:26 PM
EDAP returns with a picture of a bird (http://everydayaphoto.squarespace.com/) (a tall, pink one) with several more animal and flower pictures to come.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on August 31, 2010, 07:21:48 PM
I try to answer the question, where are all the masterpieces? (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/8/31/where-are-all-the-masterpieces.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: robin.p on September 02, 2010, 08:32:19 AM
http://www.dontpaniconline.com/magazine/film/secret-cinema (http://www.dontpaniconline.com/magazine/film/secret-cinema)

new cinema experience...have you been/heard of it. what did u think?
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: robin.p on September 02, 2010, 08:52:28 AM
Steve Mqueen http://www.dontpaniconline.com/magazine/film/steve-mcqueen (http://www.dontpaniconline.com/magazine/film/steve-mcqueen)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: oneaprilday on September 02, 2010, 10:30:14 AM
I've been hearing about it on The Film Programme - sounds really fun!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: zak on September 03, 2010, 08:13:13 PM
Shane was just on TCM so I posted a few of my thoughts on the classic.

http://sanshyperbole.blogspot.com/ (http://sanshyperbole.blogspot.com/)

With daily posts I have a feeling I'm going to be spamming this thread a little bit.  Hope that isn't a problem.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on September 05, 2010, 10:56:52 AM
Rambo marathon: First Blood (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/09/rambo-marathon-first-blood.html).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on September 05, 2010, 12:26:26 PM
In case you missed it, I have started following along with Adam and Matty's Powell-Pressburger Marathon. The first review is up. THe Life and Death of Colonel Blimp. Read it at TheReelists.com. (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/9/3/powell-pressburger-marathon-the-live-and-death-of-colonel-bl.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on September 05, 2010, 02:42:47 PM
After almost a month off, Bill's Movie Emporium is back in action with, First Blood (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/09/05/review-first-blood-1982/).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on September 05, 2010, 05:54:47 PM
Review: The American (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/09/review-american.html)

Please, please see this film.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 05, 2010, 07:26:57 PM
Hum, I gotta decide if I'm going to see this or Get Low tomorrow. Maybe both? That would be crazy, though.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on September 06, 2010, 10:28:21 AM
Bondo returns with another Adventure in Poliwood with a discussion of A.I. and humany empathy toward robots. [urlhttp://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/9/6/robots-are-people-too.html]Check it out at TheReelists.com[/url].
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on September 06, 2010, 10:46:07 AM
A slightly underwhelming review for Machete (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/09/review-machete.html). I wanted to get it done, but I'm so damn tired this morning.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on September 06, 2010, 01:57:12 PM
The last Miyazaki film I'll be able to review for some time, Princess Mononoke (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/09/06/review-mononoke-hime-princess-mononoke-1997/).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on September 06, 2010, 08:56:12 PM
What's that? The sound of Junior's new (3rd time's the charm, I guess) writing blog? Yes! Find out why I named it The Terrible Trivium. (https://theterribletrivium.wordpress.com/2010/09/07/behind-the-name/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: smirnoff on September 07, 2010, 09:24:48 AM
Review: The American (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/09/review-american.html)

Please, please see this film.

It's on my radar, but I think I'll wait for the dvd. Thanks for the review.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on September 07, 2010, 10:07:21 PM
The David Cronenberg blogathon has begun at Cinema Viewfinder (http://www.cinemaviewfinder.com/2010/09/cronenberg-blogathon-considering.html#more). At the site (which is a pretty good one, by the by) you'll find links to not only 3 of my own reviews, but a host of other bloggers contributions to the analysis of the great director's body of work.

Enjoy!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on September 07, 2010, 10:16:45 PM
The David Cronenberg blogathon has begun at Cinema Viewfinder (http://www.cinemaviewfinder.com/2010/09/cronenberg-blogathon-considering.html#more). At the site (which is a pretty good one, by the by) you'll find links to not only 3 of my own reviews, but a host of other bloggers contributions to the analysis of the great director's body of work.

Enjoy!

Cool, I'm not on there so their selection sucks, kidding :), but it's always great to read what others think of Cronie's work.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on September 07, 2010, 10:20:40 PM
The David Cronenberg blogathon has begun at Cinema Viewfinder (http://www.cinemaviewfinder.com/2010/09/cronenberg-blogathon-considering.html#more). At the site (which is a pretty good one, by the by) you'll find links to not only 3 of my own reviews, but a host of other bloggers contributions to the analysis of the great director's body of work.

Enjoy!

Cool, I'm not on there so their selection sucks, kidding :), but it's always great to read what others think of Cronie's work.

I submitted my work. I'm sure you can as well. The guy who hosts Cinema Viewfinder Tony Dayoub at <tony@cinemaviewfinder.com>
I know he started posting links today, you might want to hurry.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on September 07, 2010, 11:12:39 PM
Between the Seats (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/09/2-years-old.html) is 2 years old. A little advice is the least I could give on this occasion.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on September 08, 2010, 04:56:49 PM
Two new reviews (http://corndogchatscinema.blogspot.com/) posted. First new ones in a while, minus the Harry Potter ones.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on September 09, 2010, 12:21:09 AM
If you're looking for a sneak peek at my top 100 list you're in luck. Here's the bottom quarter. (https://theterribletrivium.wordpress.com/2010/09/09/top-100-films-part-1-76-100/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on September 09, 2010, 06:05:02 PM
I finally return to my World War II Marathon with, Empire Of The Sun (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/09/09/review-empire-of-the-sun-1987/).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on September 11, 2010, 05:58:00 PM
Review: Lebanon (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/09/review-lebanon.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on September 12, 2010, 07:07:29 AM
First Blood rebutta (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/09/first-blood-rebuttal.html)l.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on September 12, 2010, 03:25:31 PM
My rebuttal for First Blood (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/rebuttal-first-blood-1982/).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: ses on September 12, 2010, 09:05:07 PM
Ham, Tomato, and Spinach frittata (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2010/09/ham-tomato-and-spinach-frittata.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on September 12, 2010, 10:16:19 PM
The first episode is here. Check out the podcast website here: http://thewhiteboardpodcast.wordpress.com/ (http://thewhiteboardpodcast.wordpress.com/)

Use this link in iTunes until they put us up for reals: http://thewhiteboardpodcast.wordpress.com/ (http://thewhiteboardpodcast.wordpress.com/)

Email feedback to thewhiteboardpodcast at gmail dot com

Enjoy! Our introductory podcast has us talking about the top ten things we would bring to a deserted island.

Also, any help in making everything work (picture?) would be greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on September 13, 2010, 03:30:49 PM
The World War II Marathon gets one last entry for a bit, Schindler's List (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/09/13/review-schindlers-list-1993/).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: mañana on September 13, 2010, 11:57:25 PM
Ham, Tomato, and Spinach frittata (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2010/09/ham-tomato-and-spinach-frittata.html)
We had the same thing for supper last night, sans the ham.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on September 14, 2010, 12:22:50 PM
Never Let Me Go

Awesome. Now with a renew at TheReelists. (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/9/14/review-never-let-me-go.html)

Let Me In

Awesomer. Now with a review at TheReelists. (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/9/14/review-let-me-in.html)

127 Hours

Awesomest. Now with a review at TheReelists. (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/9/14/review-127-hours.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Solid Blake on September 14, 2010, 02:38:37 PM
Never Let Me Go

Awesome. Now with a renew at TheReelists. (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/9/14/review-never-let-me-go.html)

Let Me In

Awesomer. Now with a review at TheReelists. (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/9/14/review-let-me-in.html)

127 Hours

Awesomest. Now with a review at TheReelists. (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/9/14/review-127-hours.html)

Are you at TIFF, Corey?
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on September 14, 2010, 02:46:51 PM
Never Let Me Go

Awesome. Now with a renew at TheReelists. (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/9/14/review-never-let-me-go.html)

Let Me In

Awesomer. Now with a review at TheReelists. (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/9/14/review-let-me-in.html)

127 Hours

Awesomest. Now with a review at TheReelists. (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/9/14/review-127-hours.html)

Are you at TIFF, Corey?

I live in Toronto and to school right in the middle of all the fun. Yesterday I had a day off so I gave my time to movies.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 14, 2010, 06:27:35 PM
If there was a film festival in my city, I'd skip classes. You, sir, have dedication.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Solid Blake on September 14, 2010, 07:16:43 PM
Working on some mock-ups for the new redisign for www.thegeekbomb.com (http://www.thegeekbomb.com)

How does this one strike you guys?

(http://i54.tinypic.com/8xnfr5.jpg)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 14, 2010, 07:28:17 PM
I like the simple elegance of it. A lot of blogs are over-cluttered and I think by making it simpler the more important design elements stand out.

However, I'd advise you add some clear, well placed links to RSS, Twitter, Facebook, etc.. Use some good icons or something. I am always frustrated when I visit a site and have to search to find those simple links.  Maybe just a few running down on the right side. Just my 2 cents.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on September 14, 2010, 10:39:17 PM
That looks very. very nice. Makes me want to work even harder on those articles.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on September 15, 2010, 01:33:49 PM
A new feature is appearing at Between the Seats. Actually, it's more of interest to those who don't visit the Filmspotting message boards. It's called Far East Specials and will essentially consist of the reviews I prepare for the 90s Far East Bracket, so I'm no sure why I'm plugging this here but anyways. I do often plug Filmspotting at my blog. I wonder if that's ever worked...

Redgardless, if anybody wants a sneak peek at the bracket verdict that should be posted sometime tomorrow, here is a review of 1 of the 2 movies from my matchup: After the Rain (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/09/far-east-specials-after-rain.html).

Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on September 15, 2010, 07:37:10 PM
Blogging Around (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/09/blogging-around-september-15th-2010.html) for September 15th is about bloggers covering the Toronto International Film Festival.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on September 15, 2010, 09:54:35 PM
Blogging Around (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/09/blogging-around-september-15th-2010.html) for September 15th is about bloggers covering the Toronto International Film Festival.

Thanks for the shout out!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on September 16, 2010, 10:16:37 AM
In which I discuss how Blu-ray is saving film, at TheReelists. (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/9/16/how-blu-ray-is-saving-film.html)

And don't forget to check out my review of the new 3D Herzog documentary about cave art, Cave of Forgotten Dreams. (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/9/15/review-cave-of-forgotten-dreams.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on September 16, 2010, 05:27:13 PM
Go to my blog and check out my review for, The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/09/16/review-les-parapluies-de-cherbourg-the-umbrellas-of-cherbourg-1964/).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on September 16, 2010, 10:08:39 PM
Blogging Around (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/09/blogging-around-september-15th-2010.html) for September 15th is about bloggers covering the Toronto International Film Festival.

Thanks for the shout out!

What can I say, I post links to sites and blogs whose quality I trust.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on September 16, 2010, 10:15:47 PM
In which I discuss how Blu-ray is saving film, at TheReelists. (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/9/16/how-blu-ray-is-saving-film.html)


You used images of Ursula Andress from Dr. No in your article. Your argument is sound.

Win!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: sdedalus on September 16, 2010, 10:30:01 PM
My responses (http://theendofcinema.blogspot.com/2010/09/professor-david-huxleys-quiz-answered.html) to this quarter's quiz at Sergio Leone & the Infield Fly Rule.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on September 17, 2010, 11:56:37 PM
The first half of my next 80's Bracket match-up gets a write-up, Modern Romance (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/09/17/review-modern-romance-1981/), don't expect the second half of the match-up until October 1st though.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on September 19, 2010, 10:53:50 AM
My trek into the world of Rambo continues with Rambo: First Blood Part II (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/09/19/review-rambo-first-blood-part-ii-1985/).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on September 19, 2010, 01:27:19 PM
The Powell-Pressburger fun continues with the beautiful Black Narcissus.

Quote
(http://www.thereelists.com/storage/post-images/title_black_narcissus_blu-ray_criterion.jpg)
It seems that Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger have some strange natural ability to tell a compelling story in as beautiful a way as possible. A lot of this has to do with cinematographer Jack Cardiff's impeccable use of Technicolor photography, but there is more to it than that. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp was a decades-spanning epic with a tight focus on character and satire. It told its story in a straightforward manner and managed to sneak up on me with its immense heart. Black Narcissus is not very much alike in that respect. The story itself is straightforward, but it follows an oddly poetic tone right from the start. Colonel Blimptook a satirical look at the darkness of war and its generational effects, but Black Narcissus lyrically reaches right into the darkest places of the soul to reveal the burning desires that make us who we are.
Read the rest at TheReelists.com (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/9/19/powell-pressburger-marathon-black-narcissus.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on September 20, 2010, 03:32:04 PM
Every once in a while I write about TV, and hey, I had a day before my life was swallowed up by school and work again, so I managed to fit in another episode of Firefly, War Stories (http://billstvemporium.wordpress.com/2010/09/20/firefly-1-10-war-stories/).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on September 20, 2010, 08:31:06 PM
The middle half of my top 100 list is viewable now! (https://theterribletrivium.wordpress.com/2010/09/20/top-100-films-part-2-26-75/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on September 21, 2010, 10:25:28 PM
A preview of things to come in October (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/09/october-plans-glory-of-rome.html).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on September 23, 2010, 02:32:39 PM
Review: The Descent (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/09/review-descent.html).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Mike Shutt on September 25, 2010, 04:15:28 PM
Haven't posted in a long while, but here is My Retrospective of GoodFellas. (http://gothamcity151.wordpress.com/2010/09/25/goodfellas-20-years-later/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on September 26, 2010, 02:33:49 PM
The Rambo marathon continues with my rebuttal of Edgar's review of Rambo: First Blood Part II (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/09/26/rebuttal-rambo-first-blood-part-ii-1985/).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 27, 2010, 12:44:34 PM
Working on some mock-ups for the new redisign for www.thegeekbomb.com (http://www.thegeekbomb.com)

Where are you on this?
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Solid Blake on September 27, 2010, 12:57:31 PM
Working on some mock-ups for the new redisign for www.thegeekbomb.com (http://www.thegeekbomb.com)

Where are you on this?

Waiting to hear back from our CSS guy, who appears to be dragging his feet on this. When there's no money, there's no motivation.  :(
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on September 27, 2010, 01:19:05 PM
Working on some mock-ups for the new redisign for www.thegeekbomb.com (http://www.thegeekbomb.com)

Where are you on this?

Waiting to hear back from our CSS guy, who appears to be dragging his feet on this. When there's no money, there's no motivation.  :(

CSS guy? You still using Squarespace? Ado, you need to it it going again because I still owe you some articles.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 27, 2010, 01:22:04 PM
And because I've already got 4 vg reviews with 2 more I should probably write soon...
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on September 28, 2010, 12:01:36 PM
review: Incendies (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/09/review-incendies.html).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: BlueVoid on September 28, 2010, 07:12:39 PM
My new blog is up on FlickChart!

The Depths Of Obscurity: Prehistoric Fantasies from the 1980s (http://blog.flickchart.com/index.php/the-depths-of-obscurity-prehistoric-fantasies-from-the-1980s/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on September 30, 2010, 10:38:00 AM
Harry Potter Days at TheReelists.com

Alright guys, Harry Potter Days will be starting soon at TheReelists.com. It will go from Oct 4 until Nov 21. Each week will focus on the next Harry Potter book/film in the series. I have reviews planned for each book and film all the way to the 7th film, with a special piece looking ahead to the 8th and final film. I also have other articles planned, stuff like lists of the best moments in each book and film, discussions of the phenomenal casting, an article about the often unsung hero of the film franchise, David Heyman, and more. If you have an idea for an article or other piece you'd like to submit (video, audio and image-based material is also welcome) just send me an email (coreyatad@thereelists.com) and pitch your idea or just send along what you've got. If the submission pertains to a particular book or film in the series I will post it during the corresponding week, otherwise I'll simply find the best time to fit it in.

The calendar is as follows:

Oct 4 - Oct 10: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Oct 11 - Oct 17: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Oct 18 - Oct 24: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Oct 25 - Oct 31: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Nov 1 - Nov 7: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Nov 8 - Nov 14: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Nov 15 - Nov 21: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Please take into account that I will need at least 24 hours between you submitting an article and my posting it. I can often manage to post faster than that, but 24 hours seems like a fair notice for myself.

Hope you all enjoy the Harry Potter-mania. It's been a ton of fun reading and watching, now lets see if it's as much fun writing about.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on September 30, 2010, 05:14:13 PM
My introductory post to Splatter Time Fun Fest 2010 (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/09/30/splatter-time-fun-fest-2010-is-here/)!
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Post by: edgar00 on September 30, 2010, 09:55:50 PM
froham, is this some sort of Harry Potter blog-athon?
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Post by: FroHam X on September 30, 2010, 10:00:03 PM
froham, is this some sort of Harry Potter blog-athon?

Not sure what that is, but yes?
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Post by: edgar00 on September 30, 2010, 10:04:05 PM
froham, is this some sort of Harry Potter blog-athon?

Not sure what that is, but yes?

It's when one site (typically a blog, which I know is not what The Reelists is, but whatev) hosts a marathon on a specific topic while inviting other bloggers to participate by sending in some of their own articles.


Question: If I just randomly watch, say, the 4rth film, do things get too confusing or is each episode sufficiently independent of one another to be viewed as a stand along movie?
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Post by: FroHam X on September 30, 2010, 10:05:34 PM
froham, is this some sort of Harry Potter blog-athon?

Not sure what that is, but yes?

It's when one site (typically a blog, which I know is not what The Reelists is, but whatev) hosts a marathon on a specific topic while inviting other bloggers to participate by sending in some of their own articles.


Question: If I just randomly watch, say, the 4rth film, do things get too confusing or is each episode sufficiently independent of one another to be viewed as a stand along movie?

Have you never seen a Harry Potter movie or read any of the books before? Because you might be able to watch any one and enjoy it, but they really are part of a continuing series.
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Post by: edgar00 on September 30, 2010, 10:07:47 PM
Okay. I was just curious.
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Post by: FroHam X on September 30, 2010, 10:10:41 PM
Okay. I was just curious.

What you should really do is read all the books and then watch all the movies. The books are phenomenal and the movies range from watchable to awesome.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on October 01, 2010, 09:25:26 AM
The 80's Bracket meets Splatter Time Fun Fest 2010 with A Nightmare On Elm Street (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/10/01/review-a-nightmare-on-elm-street-1984/).
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Post by: edgar00 on October 01, 2010, 05:18:40 PM
The 80's Bracket meets Splatter Time Fun Fest 2010 with A Nightmare On Elm Street (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/10/01/review-a-nightmare-on-elm-street-1984/).

Splatter Time: the most wonderful time of the year. Keep those bucket pouring.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on October 01, 2010, 06:10:06 PM
The 80's Bracket meets Splatter Time Fun Fest 2010 with A Nightmare On Elm Street (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/10/01/review-a-nightmare-on-elm-street-1984/).

Splatter Time: the most wonderful time of the year. Keep those bucket pouring.

stop commenting and get on that Social Network write-up!  its been almost 15 hours!
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Post by: edgar00 on October 02, 2010, 10:19:14 AM
The 80's Bracket meets Splatter Time Fun Fest 2010 with A Nightmare On Elm Street (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/10/01/review-a-nightmare-on-elm-street-1984/).

Splatter Time: the most wonderful time of the year. Keep those bucket pouring.

stop commenting and get on that Social Network write-up!  its been almost 15 hours!

The suspense!
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Post by: edgar00 on October 02, 2010, 12:11:33 PM
Review: The Social Network (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/10/review-social-network.html)
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Post by: Mike Shutt on October 02, 2010, 10:44:21 PM
My full review (http://gothamcity151.wordpress.com/2010/10/02/the-social-network-a-review/) of The Social Network.
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Post by: edgar00 on October 03, 2010, 11:30:47 AM
review: Let Me In (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/10/review-let-me-in.html)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on October 03, 2010, 06:24:50 PM
The second entry in Splatter Time Fun Fest 2010 is Sleepaway Camp (1983) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/10/03/review-sleepaway-camp-1983/).
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Post by: Junior on October 03, 2010, 08:25:26 PM
I'm back to updating regularly. Hooray! (http://everydayaphoto.squarespace.com/)

And there's a new half-a-podcast up. It's the first half of our discussion of the top 10 sports leagues in America. Tune in to hear why soccer and NASCAR and golf suck. Also the NHL and tennis. (http://thewhiteboardpodcast.wordpress.com/2010/10/01/episode-003-part-1-top-10-sports-leagues-10-to-6/)
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Post by: FroHam X on October 03, 2010, 09:38:13 PM
The introduction to Harry Potter Days at TheReelists.com. (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/10/3/welcome-to-harry-potter-days.html) My review of the book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, and more, will be up tomorrow.
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Post by: FroHam X on October 04, 2010, 10:05:56 PM
I got home late, but I got the post up. It's my first review as part of Harry Potter Days at TheReelists.com. My review of the novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone! (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/10/4/book-review-harry-potter-and-the-philosophers-stone.html)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on October 05, 2010, 03:18:48 PM
Splatter Time Fun Fest continues with the low budget, but amazing, The House Of The Devil (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/10/05/review-the-house-of-the-devil-2009/).
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Post by: FroHam X on October 05, 2010, 03:50:45 PM
Harry Potter Days festivities continue with my Top 5 Chapters: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone! (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/10/5/top-5-chapters-harry-potter-and-the-philosophers-stone.html)
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Post by: Duckers36 on October 05, 2010, 06:03:19 PM
Hi, I have 2 blogs:

The Mystery of Muckle Fugga (a quite rude spoof of The Wicker Man) at http://mucklefugga.blogspot.com/ (http://mucklefugga.blogspot.com/)

and

Adventures In Couchsitting, my entertainment reviews blog at http://adventures-in-couchsitting.blogspot.com/ (http://adventures-in-couchsitting.blogspot.com/)

Please feel free to stop by. 

I'm English by the way...
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Post by: edgar00 on October 05, 2010, 10:30:54 PM
Blogging Around (October 5th 2010) (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/10/blogging-around-october-5th-2010.html).

The Social Network and Harry Potter marathons for those of you who like those kinds of things.
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Post by: edgar00 on October 06, 2010, 11:52:34 AM
Between the Seats gets blustered at the LAMB (http://largeassmovieblogs.blogspot.com/2010/10/brutally-blunt-blog-blustering-44.html).
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Post by: FroHam X on October 06, 2010, 04:33:32 PM
Well, look who's been LAMBed now! (http://largeassmovieblogs.blogspot.com/2010/10/lamb-724-thereelists.html)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on October 06, 2010, 05:17:54 PM
Well, look who's been LAMBed now! (http://largeassmovieblogs.blogspot.com/2010/10/lamb-724-thereelists.html)

Cool
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Post by: FroHam X on October 06, 2010, 07:43:17 PM
Well, look who's been LAMBed now! (http://largeassmovieblogs.blogspot.com/2010/10/lamb-724-thereelists.html)

Cool

lol, your avatar makes that "Cool" seem so sarcastic. Love it!


And the Harry Potter Mania continues with an article in which I discuss Harry Potter and the Wonder of Young Adulthood (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/10/6/harry-potter-and-the-wonder-of-young-adulthood.html).
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 06, 2010, 08:42:07 PM
Bill was there before all us kids rolled in.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on October 07, 2010, 08:50:36 AM
Night Of The Demon (1957) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/10/07/review-night-of-the-demon-1957/)
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Post by: FroHam X on October 07, 2010, 10:42:21 AM
I'm not actually part of the marathon, but I did review a new DVD edition of The Exorcist: Extended Director's Cut (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/10/6/the-exorcist-extended-directors-cut.html) over at TheReelists.

And now I present you with my review of the film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone! (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/10/7/film-review-harry-potter-and-the-philosophers-stone.html) (That's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone to you Yanks)
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Post by: edgar00 on October 07, 2010, 12:35:34 PM
'The Glory of Rome': Ben-Hur (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/10/glory-of-romeben-hur.html)
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Post by: Solid Blake on October 07, 2010, 06:25:48 PM
Ding-dong! The Geek Bomb is dead!  :'(
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Post by: FroHam X on October 07, 2010, 06:29:19 PM
Ding-dong! The Geek Bomb is dead!  :'(

I will never love again!
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Post by: Bondo on October 07, 2010, 08:00:30 PM
The blog is back from the dead, Voting While Intoxicated (http://votingwhileintoxicated.wordpress.com/). I think that makes it a zombie blog. It says almost nothing about film but, you know, if you like politics it's got lots of stuff.
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Post by: edgar00 on October 07, 2010, 08:59:34 PM
Ding-dong! The Geek Bomb is dead!  :'(

I was wondering what was happening with that. So...what happened?
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Post by: Solid Blake on October 07, 2010, 09:08:54 PM
Ding-dong! The Geek Bomb is dead!  :'(

I was wondering what was happening with that. So...what happened?

Overwhelmed with real-life obligations to make it work right now. I have a good idea of what it could be, and I still have the domain rights... so maybe one day I can revisit the blogosphere.
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Post by: edgar00 on October 07, 2010, 09:25:08 PM
Ding-dong! The Geek Bomb is dead!  :'(

I was wondering what was happening with that. So...what happened?

Overwhelmed with real-life obligations to make it work right now. I have a good idea of what it could be, and I still have the domain rights... so maybe one day I can revisit the blogosphere.

These things happen. The day you decide to make your return to the blogging world, holla at me. I'm still willing to be a part of something like what existed at the Geek Bomb.
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Post by: FroHam X on October 08, 2010, 11:44:54 AM
You really want to be checking out my Top 5 Scene from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (the moviefilm). (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/10/8/top-5-scenes-harry-potter-and-the-philosophers-stone.html) You really do.
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Post by: Junior on October 08, 2010, 02:55:05 PM
Listen to me and my friends talk about football and basketball and baseball. Warning! It gets a little heated towards the end, but not with me. I don't care about sports. It's the second half of our top 10 sports leagues podcast! (http://thewhiteboardpodcast.wordpress.com/2010/10/08/episode-003-part-2-top-10-sports-leagues-5-to-1/)
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Post by: FroHam X on October 08, 2010, 04:25:53 PM
I wrote a post (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/10/8/geoff-johns-says-dc-characters-are-bigger-than-marvels-ant-m.html) in support of Geoff Johns' statement that DC characters are bigger and Marvel's and that its better for them to focus on crafting great standalone films than to force them all into a Justice League movie.
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Post by: 'Noke on October 08, 2010, 05:01:41 PM
Ding-dong! The Geek Bomb is dead!  :'(

I was wondering what was happening with that. So...what happened?

Overwhelmed with real-life obligations to make it work right now. I have a good idea of what it could be, and I still have the domain rights... so maybe one day I can revisit the blogosphere.

Damn. I wanted to get in on that. I had ideas and all. Damn. Sorry man. :(

If you do ever get back on it, give mes a call along with edgar.
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Post by: FroHam X on October 08, 2010, 05:51:16 PM
You can always come write for TheReelists ;)

Also, here's my post (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/10/8/order-of-the-phoenix-plot-spreadsheet.html) on the Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix plot spreadsheet Rowling used to keep track of plotlines and characters.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on October 09, 2010, 03:42:51 PM
Bride Of Frankenstein (1935) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/10/09/review-bride-of-frankenstein-1935/)
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Post by: edgar00 on October 10, 2010, 07:02:28 PM
Glory of Rome: Gladiator (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/10/glory-of-rome-gladiator.html)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on October 11, 2010, 02:44:44 PM
Nosferatu: Phantom Der Nacht (Nosferatu The Vampyre, 1979) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/10/11/review-nosferatu-phantom-der-nacht-nosferatu-the-vampyre-1979/)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on October 13, 2010, 09:30:12 AM
Janghwa, Hongryeon (A Tale Of Two Sisters, 2003) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/10/13/review-janghwa-hongryeon-a-tale-of-two-sisters-2003/)
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Post by: FroHam X on October 13, 2010, 04:11:59 PM
For anybody keeping up with Harry Potter Days at TheReelists:

Turkey Day caused some funtime havoc in the Atad household and so I couldn't properly get to my computer until yesterday, at which time I realized that my already written reviews from the 2nd and 3rd books were mysteriously deleted. Between my other work and responsibilities and the general soul-crushing annoyance of having to re-write my reviews, it has taken me a bit to get to that. I am working on the review of the second book right now, though, and I will have a whole slew of book-related articles tomorrow, with my coverage of the the Chamber of Secrets film starting up on Friday.

I've also got a review of Powell and Pressburger's A Matter of Life and Death going up in the next couple of days as well.

Yay!
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 13, 2010, 05:10:53 PM
It's not even November yet, how can you guys be having Turkey Day?????

O yea, Canada.
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Post by: FroHam X on October 13, 2010, 05:24:44 PM
It's not even November yet, how can you guys be having Turkey Day?????

O yea, Canada.

Colder climate, earlier harvest.
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Post by: edgar00 on October 13, 2010, 11:40:16 PM
Glory of Rome: Synchronization in Combat (Gladiator) (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/10/glory-of-rome-synchronization-in-battle.html)
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Post by: FroHam X on October 14, 2010, 11:09:01 AM
It's finally here, my review of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (the book) (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/10/14/book-review-harry-potter-and-the-chamber-of-secrets.html). I'll be the first to admit it ain't my best work, but that's what happens when my original work is deleted and I have to re-write from scratch.
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Post by: ses on October 14, 2010, 10:26:43 PM
Apple Brown Betty! (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2010/10/ceimb-apple-brown-betty.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on October 15, 2010, 08:02:18 AM
Dawn Of The Dead (1978) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/10/15/review-dawn-of-the-dead-1978/)
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Post by: edgar00 on October 15, 2010, 03:29:45 PM
Glory of Rome: Centurion (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/10/glory-of-rome-centurion.html)
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Post by: FroHam X on October 16, 2010, 01:36:01 PM
Here is an article I wrote about the encroaching darkness in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/10/16/harry-potter-and-the-dark-of-reality.html).

The Harry Potter Days festivities will continue today with a review of the film version of Chamber of Secrets, and tomorrow with my Top 5 Scenes, an article reviewing Columbus' overall contribution to the Harry Potter film series, and another about the unfortunately shoddy CGI that is so often detrimental to the first two films.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on October 17, 2010, 11:59:05 AM
Trick 'R Treat (2007) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/10/17/review-trick-r-treat-2007/)
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Post by: FroHam X on October 17, 2010, 12:27:12 PM
My review of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (the moviefilm) went up late last night. (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/10/17/film-review-harry-potter-and-the-chamber-of-secrets.html) I contains a lot of complaining.
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Post by: FroHam X on October 17, 2010, 01:19:01 PM
And my Top 5 Scenes from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/10/17/top-5-scenes-harry-potter-and-the-chamber-of-secrets.html)
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Post by: Corndog on October 18, 2010, 06:17:27 PM
Human beings must be known to be loved, but Divine beings must be loved to be known (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2010/10/human-beings-must-be-known-to-be-loved.html)
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Post by: Junior on October 18, 2010, 06:18:12 PM
Hey everybody. Guess what. In this week's episode of The Whiteboard Podcast my friends and I talk about the top 10 films of the 2000's. (http://thewhiteboardpodcast.wordpress.com/2010/10/18/episode-004-top-10-films-of-the-2000s/) This is relevant to your interests. Also, it'd be really great if somebody other than Bondo sent in feedback... but Bondo really shouldn't stop because he's our only line to the real world right now.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 18, 2010, 06:29:25 PM
I weep for your podcast's sense of reality.  :P
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Post by: 1SO on October 18, 2010, 06:44:15 PM
Downloading
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Post by: Bill Thompson on October 19, 2010, 05:27:33 AM
The Mist (2007) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/10/19/review-the-mist-2007/)
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Post by: edgar00 on October 20, 2010, 11:48:39 AM
Far East Specials: Kill Zone (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/10/far-east-specials-kill-zone.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on October 21, 2010, 03:19:44 PM
An American Werewolf In London (1981) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/10/21/review-an-american-werewolf-in-london-1981/)
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Post by: ses on October 21, 2010, 09:34:33 PM
Chicken Pot Pies with Phyllo Crust (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2010/10/ceimb-chicken-pot-pies-with-phyllo.html)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on October 23, 2010, 07:01:35 AM
Psycho (1960) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/10/23/review-psycho-1960/)
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Post by: ses on October 23, 2010, 10:17:50 AM
Psycho (1960) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/10/23/review-psycho-1960/)

Great review Bill. 
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Post by: Bill Thompson on October 23, 2010, 07:04:02 PM
Psycho (1960) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/10/23/review-psycho-1960/)

Great review Bill. 

Thank you kindly. :)
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Post by: edgar00 on October 24, 2010, 06:35:47 PM
Far East Specials: The Protector (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/10/far-east-specials-protector.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on October 25, 2010, 02:27:58 PM
28 Days Later... (2002) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/10/25/review-28-days-later-2002/)
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 25, 2010, 04:51:11 PM
Since the Spielberg reviews are already being posted in the marathon, I'll just say that I'm posting em with pics on my site if anyone wants to see if pretty images enhance the reading experience.

Duel (http://wp.me/pC1yx-ZK)
The Sugarland Express (http://wp.me/pC1yx-10W)
Jaws (http://wp.me/pC1yx-11S)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (http://wp.me/pC1yx-13z)
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Post by: ses on October 26, 2010, 09:58:27 PM
Cinnamon Crumble Apple Pie (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2010/10/cinnamon-crumble-apple-pie.html)
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Post by: Beavermoose on October 27, 2010, 01:00:21 AM
  :)looks yummy.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on October 27, 2010, 01:48:06 PM
Friday The 13th (1980) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/10/27/review-friday-the-13th-1980/)
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Post by: Junior on October 28, 2010, 12:16:37 AM
I took a shot at some nighttime photography. I think it turned out pretty great. There'll be a bunch in this series of a couple of different subjects so check back every day! (http://everydayaphoto.squarespace.com/every-day-a-photo/2010/10/28/shining-tree.html)
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Post by: oneaprilday on October 28, 2010, 01:01:56 AM
Cinnamon Crumble Apple Pie (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2010/10/cinnamon-crumble-apple-pie.html)
'tis the season! yummmmm. :)


I took a shot at some nighttime photography. I think it turned out pretty great. There'll be a bunch in this series of a couple of different subjects so check back every day! (http://everydayaphoto.squarespace.com/every-day-a-photo/2010/10/28/shining-tree.html)
Ooo, wow, love that.
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Post by: Junior on October 28, 2010, 01:08:36 AM
Thank you!
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Post by: Bill Thompson on October 29, 2010, 09:05:26 AM
1st Annual Bloody Machete Awards (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/10/29/splatter-time-fun-fest-2010-the-1st-annual-bloody-machete-awards/)
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Post by: edgar00 on October 30, 2010, 09:44:47 AM
Blogging Around (October 30th, 2010) (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/10/blogging-around-octobre-30th-2010.html)

Why Never Let me Go should be remembered around Oscar time, some questionable decisions by Criterion and something called the Machete awards.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on October 30, 2010, 11:54:29 AM
Blogging Around (October 30th, 2010) (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/10/blogging-around-octobre-30th-2010.html)

Why Never Let me Go should be remembered around Oscar time, some questionable decisions by Criterion and something called the Machete awards.

You sir, rock!
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Post by: ses on October 31, 2010, 09:34:00 PM
Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2010/10/happy-halloween-pumpkin-cookies-with.html)
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Post by: Junior on November 02, 2010, 05:42:51 PM
Today starts a series of 43 (!) pictures from the National Zoo in Washington DC at EDAP. The first is from one of the scariest things I have ever experienced. (http://everydayaphoto.squarespace.com/every-day-a-photo/2010/11/2/the-scariest-thing.html)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on November 05, 2010, 02:43:37 PM
Stalingrad (1993) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/11/05/review-stalingrad-1993/)
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Post by: edgar00 on November 07, 2010, 08:15:28 AM
Review: Bullets or Ballots (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/11/review-bullets-or-ballots.html)
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 09, 2010, 01:08:44 PM
Whoa, I'm branching out! Like a tree!

Tirade Tuesdays: Movie Trailers (http://cinemasights.wordpress.com/2010/11/09/tirade-tuesdays-movie-trailers/)
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Post by: FroHam X on November 10, 2010, 03:02:16 PM
Harry Potter Days and the rest of the goings on at TheReelists.com had to take a bit of a hiatus for the last few weeks, but I'M BACK!

First up is my attempt at a defence of Chris Columbus as the director of the first two Harry Potter films. (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/11/10/in-defence-of-chris-columbus.html)

Check back later today for the some Prisoner of Azkaban talk, and keep coming back through the week as I cover the rest of the films in the franchise, all leading to my coverage of Book 7 and Deathly Hallows Part 1 next week.


And for those less interested in Harry Potter, there are three new DVD and Blu-ray reviews for Jonah Hex, A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) and Splice. And hopefully soon I'll have my reviews of A Matter of Life and Death and The Red Shoes. So stay tuned!
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Post by: FroHam X on November 10, 2010, 07:22:05 PM
And here I present to you, my review of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (the book)! (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/11/10/book-review-harry-potter-and-the-prisoner-of-azkaban.html)

YAY!
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Post by: Antares on November 10, 2010, 07:35:15 PM
Review: Bullets or Ballots (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/11/review-bullets-or-ballots.html)

Good review of a good, forgotten gangster film.
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Post by: FroHam X on November 10, 2010, 08:35:09 PM
Here are my Top 5 Chapters from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/11/10/top-5-chapters-harry-potter-and-the-prisoner-of-azkaban.html).
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Post by: edgar00 on November 10, 2010, 09:30:57 PM
Review: Bullets or Ballots (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/11/review-bullets-or-ballots.html)

Good review of a good, forgotten gangster film.

If by 'good' you mean 'excellent' then yes, it is a pretty damn good review.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 10, 2010, 10:03:12 PM
1941 with pictures (http://wp.me/pC1yx-16r)
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Post by: Antares on November 10, 2010, 10:44:30 PM
Review: Bullets or Ballots (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/11/review-bullets-or-ballots.html)

Good review of a good, forgotten gangster film.

If by 'good' you mean 'excellent' then yes, it is a pretty damn good review.

OK... but don't dislocate your shoulder patting yourself on the back.  ???
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Post by: edgar00 on November 10, 2010, 11:16:31 PM
I wasn't being very serious. Don't worry. I rarely take myself very seriously anyhow.
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Post by: edgar00 on November 10, 2010, 11:16:58 PM
Review: The Wicker Man (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/11/review-wicker-man.html)
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Post by: FroHam X on November 11, 2010, 07:10:30 PM
Okay. So I promised I would have some Prisoner of Azkaban movie talk for you today, but I got all caught up in another piece I wrote about the book. It turned out very long.

Anyway, the article is all about how brilliantly Rowling used Time Travel in Prisoner of Azkaban. Come on and check it out. (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/11/11/harry-potter-and-the-miracle-of-time-travel.html)
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Post by: FroHam X on November 12, 2010, 02:01:50 PM
Harry Potter Days continues with my review of Alfonso Cauron's Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. (http://j.mp/9h7Vxr)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on November 12, 2010, 02:15:41 PM
Nae Maeumui Punggeum (The Harmonium In My Memory, 1999) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/11/12/review-nae-maeumui-punggeum-the-harmonium-in-my-memory-1999/)
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Post by: FroHam X on November 12, 2010, 10:05:35 PM
And here, for your viewing pleasure, are my Top 5 Scenes from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/11/12/top-5-scenes-harry-potter-and-the-prisoner-of-azkaban.html) Would have had them up earlier, but Squarespace was the target of a DDoS attack earlier tonight.
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Post by: edgar00 on November 14, 2010, 04:20:19 PM
Rambo marathon: Rambo III (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/11/rambo-marathon-rambo-iii.html)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on November 14, 2010, 04:30:09 PM
Rambo III (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/11/14/review-rambo-iii-1988/)
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 16, 2010, 01:06:15 PM
Tirade Tuesdays continues with a look at the shaky camera (http://cinemasights.wordpress.com/2010/11/16/tirade-thursdays-shaky-camera/)
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Post by: FroHam X on November 16, 2010, 01:11:14 PM
Harry Potter Days continues with a review of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (the book). (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/11/15/book-review-harry-potter-and-the-goblet-of-fire.html)

Check back later in the day for my Top 5 Chapters, as well as a review and Top 5 Scenes from the movie.

Tomorrow I will have reviews for the 5th book/movie and the 6th book. HARRY POTTER!
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Post by: Bill Thompson on November 16, 2010, 02:57:47 PM
Oh! What A Lovely War (1969) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/11/16/review-oh-what-a-lovely-war-1969/)
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Post by: FroHam X on November 16, 2010, 05:41:44 PM
Here is the Top 5 Chapters of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire I promised earlier. (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/11/16/top-5-chapters-harry-potter-and-the-goblet-of-fire.html)
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Post by: FroHam X on November 16, 2010, 09:36:41 PM
FroHam is here to tell you why Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (the moviefilm) sucks! (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/11/16/film-review-harry-potter-and-the-goblet-of-fire.html)
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 16, 2010, 10:22:22 PM
Yea, it's my least favorite film.
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Post by: FroHam X on November 16, 2010, 10:28:57 PM
To further illustrate the general suckiness of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, here are my Top 5 Scenes. (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/11/16/top-5-scenes-harry-potter-and-the-goblet-of-fire.html)
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Post by: 1SO on November 16, 2010, 11:31:41 PM
Dear, dear little hamster.  Did someone forget to clean your cage?  Goblet of Fire is so much better than you give it credit for. (And yes I have watched it recently (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=7319.msg420707#msg420707), and I watch it often.)  Goblet is the transition film, when the more childish aspects of the series give way to the heartbreak of adulthood.  That's perfectly captured in the Yule Ball sequence (and Ron's testy relationship with Harry in this episode.)

Did you really want to watch characters you never met play each other in the Quidditch World Cup?  This scene is not about the cup, it's about Harry's exposure to a much larger magical community out there.  To life beyond the walls of Hogwarts.  And it's about the attack on the camp.  The cup would have been big and flashy and completely lacking in personal stakes.  They showed exactly what we needed to see and didn't waste our time with empty spectacle.

The Tri-Wizard Tournament is Rowling's greatest high concept hook.  It brings a sense of excitement and danger that quidditch couldn't.  (That's a game, but here someone could be killed.)  It also makes for one last fun trip before Voldemort returns and the darkness takes over.  That fun starts with the arrival of the two schools a great set piece, wonderfully scored.  Again, you get a sense of the larger magical world.  It would go into my Top 5 Scenes from the film.

Brendan Gleeson's behavior is charming in its oddness.  He's unpredictable, perhaps untrustworthy or even dangerous himself.  One of my favorite supporting characters from the series.  I do agree with you on Crouch Jr.  The overly telegraphed tongue licking thing is the worst thing about the film.  (That and the return of Moaning Myrtle, whose pedophillac bathtub scene with Potter is uncomfortably creepy.)

The only thing we do agree on is Voldemort.  Definitely one of the best scenes of the entire series.
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Post by: Bondo on November 16, 2010, 11:44:07 PM
I'm with the hamster on this, relative to the other films and the quality of the given books, it really is kind of terrible. The Yule Ball and the end scene are fine but I feel like most of the action set pieces are disappointing, which makes the fact that they trim down so much of the great non-action stuff more glaring. And the entry of the other schools was cringeworthy. I think I'd only put it above Sorcerer's Stone.

The Myrtle-Harry bath scene is certainly not pedophiliac (he's pubescent, she's forever a teen)...I do think it worked alright though the fact that the actress playing Myrtle is significantly older than Harry, makes it a bit odder.
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Post by: FroHam X on November 16, 2010, 11:55:41 PM
The Moaning Myrtle scene is very Lorraine and Marty in the car before the Enchantment Under the Sea Dance, only awful.

And I like Bredan Gleeson. There is a charm. But he pushes it way too far. And yeah, that tongue thing is terrible.

But I do not buy the no quidditch. They could have at least showed a bit of it. Instead it's all the foreplay without the orgasm. It just feels wrong. It's a bad cut. (and by the way, there are some terrible edits in the movie) But it's your claim that they didn't waste our time with empty spectacle that's the most ridiculous. Explain this:

(http://i54.tinypic.com/bfma38.jpg)

Ugh.

And they are all transition films. It's the nature of the series. It doesn't excuse the general awfulness of the movie.

That fun starts with the arrival of the two schools a great set piece, wonderfully scored.  Again, you get a sense of the larger magical world.  It would go into my Top 5 Scenes from the film.

Oh god. That is literally the worst scene in the movie (and has an example of one of the worst edits in the film. watch for when Dumbledore is suddenly next to the giant lady whose name im forgetting and then runs back up to the podium.)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Beauxbatons Entrance (HQ) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvZwhQwWnx0#ws)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Sons of Durmstrang Entrance (HQ) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D06a47hcd2w#ws)

How can you possibly think that crap is good? What the hell is with the blurring on the staffs and the break dancing?
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Post by: Junior on November 18, 2010, 12:05:05 AM
Friends and Bill (jk, I still like you)! The Whiteboard Podcast is back. We're down a member and no longer list based but now it'll be me educating my friend Raz in the world of film and learning some stuff from him in the process. I think this first episode of the new format is pretty great. I had a lot of fun recording it and I hope that you will have fun listening to us discuss our hobby for about forty minutes a week.

This week's episode (which was supposed to be recorded by Halloween, oops) is on A Nightmare on Elm Street (http://thewhiteboardpodcast.wordpress.com/2010/11/18/episode-005-a-nightmare-on-elm-street/). Give it a listen and let us know what you think!
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Post by: FroHam X on November 18, 2010, 12:56:29 PM
And here are the links to the articles I posted yesterday about Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Book Review (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/11/17/book-review-harry-potter-and-the-order-of-the-phoenix.html)

Top 5 Chapters (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/11/17/top-5-chapters-harry-potter-and-the-order-of-the-phoenix.html)

Film Review (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/11/18/film-review-harry-potter-and-the-order-of-the-phoenix.html)

Top 5 Scenes (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/11/18/top-5-scenes-harry-potter-and-the-order-of-the-phoenix.html)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on November 18, 2010, 04:54:51 PM
Qing Shao Nian Nuo Zha (Rebels Of The Neon God, 1993) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/11/18/review-qing-shao-nian-nuo-zha-rebels-of-the-neon-god-1993/)
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Post by: MartinTeller on November 18, 2010, 05:07:09 PM
Qing Shao Nian Nuo Zha (Rebels Of The Neon God, 1993) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/11/18/review-qing-shao-nian-nuo-zha-rebels-of-the-neon-god-1993/)

Is this your first Ming-liang Tsai?  I'd be curious to see how you react to his other films.  They're much more... let's say "challenging".

He's one of my very favorite directors, but definitely not for everyone.  I'm glad you liked Rebels.
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Post by: MartinTeller on November 19, 2010, 04:29:23 PM
I've started porting over all my old blog posts to Wordpress here (http://martinteller.wordpress.com/).  Any comments or suggestions?  Please ignore how terrible my old reviews are.

I wish it was a bit simpler to fudge the date on a post, but otherwise this is easier than I expected. 
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Post by: Bill Thompson on November 19, 2010, 10:19:35 PM
The Tuskegee Airmen (1995) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/11/19/review-the-tuskegee-airmen-1995/)
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Post by: edgar00 on November 20, 2010, 06:57:11 PM
Time not always being on one's side, the Rambo III rebuttal (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/11/rambo-marathon-rambo-iii-rebuttal.html) comes a little early.
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Post by: Junior on November 20, 2010, 08:09:26 PM
My friend and I talk about the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear and get to some awesome feedback from our top 10 movies of the 2000's lists. There may or may not be some of our forum friends getting their voices heard (literally in one case).

http://thewhiteboardpodcast.wordpress.com/2010/11/20/bonus-episode-001-the-rally-to-restore-sanity-andor-fear/ (http://thewhiteboardpodcast.wordpress.com/2010/11/20/bonus-episode-001-the-rally-to-restore-sanity-andor-fear/)
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Post by: Bondo on November 20, 2010, 08:35:00 PM
Excellent, I was needing something to listen to during my workout tomorrow since I listened to Filmspotting and Wittertainment on long drives today.
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Post by: Junior on November 20, 2010, 08:58:23 PM
Have you listened to the Nightmare on Elm Street one? I'm proud of both of the new ones.
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Post by: Bondo on November 20, 2010, 09:34:58 PM
Have you listened to the Nightmare on Elm Street one? I'm proud of both of the new ones.

I did. Haven't seen the film so some of it was lost on me but I did like some of the discussion about uses of dream world (esp Nightmare vs. other horror films that use it as a jump scare cop out).
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Post by: Junior on November 20, 2010, 09:53:34 PM
Cool. It's always nice to know that somebody is listening out there!
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Post by: Bill Thompson on November 21, 2010, 12:57:52 PM
Rambo III Rebuttal! (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/11/21/rebuttal-rambo-iii-1988/)
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 21, 2010, 07:06:21 PM
Brazil (http://cinemasights.wordpress.com/2010/11/21/brazil-1985/)

Return I will to old Brazil.
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Post by: Chicago At Night on November 22, 2010, 06:37:30 AM
http://lookingforamericanmary.blogspot.com/2010/11/looking-for-american-mary-part-1.html (http://lookingforamericanmary.blogspot.com/2010/11/looking-for-american-mary-part-1.html)
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Post by: ses on November 23, 2010, 07:54:22 PM
Red Velvet Cupcakes (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2010/11/red-velvet-cupcakes.html)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on November 24, 2010, 11:13:05 AM
Red Velvet Cupcakes (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2010/11/red-velvet-cupcakes.html)

Hey Sarah, you could probably answer this for me, but what exactly is "Red Velvet?" I've had some Rev Velvet Chocolate Milk, and I liked it, but the box really didn't tell me anything about any extra ingredients, so is it cherries, strawberries, or something else? Thanks.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on November 24, 2010, 11:14:15 AM
Hong Ying Tao (Red Cherry, 1995) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/11/24/review-hong-ying-tao-red-cherry-1995/)
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Post by: ses on November 24, 2010, 12:04:53 PM
Red Velvet Cupcakes (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2010/11/red-velvet-cupcakes.html)

Hey Sarah, you could probably answer this for me, but what exactly is "Red Velvet?" I've had some Rev Velvet Chocolate Milk, and I liked it, but the box really didn't tell me anything about any extra ingredients, so is it cherries, strawberries, or something else? Thanks.

It's basically something that is lightly flavored with chocolate.  The Red Velvet is usually due to red food coloring.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on November 24, 2010, 12:25:55 PM
Red Velvet Cupcakes (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2010/11/red-velvet-cupcakes.html)

Hey Sarah, you could probably answer this for me, but what exactly is "Red Velvet?" I've had some Rev Velvet Chocolate Milk, and I liked it, but the box really didn't tell me anything about any extra ingredients, so is it cherries, strawberries, or something else? Thanks.

It's basically something that is lightly flavored with chocolate.  The Red Velvet is usually due to red food coloring.

So the only real difference between Red Velvet Chocolate Milk and Chocolate Milk is that the Red Velvet is only lightly flavored with chocolate and uses red dye?
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Post by: ses on November 24, 2010, 12:33:09 PM
Red Velvet Cupcakes (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2010/11/red-velvet-cupcakes.html)

Hey Sarah, you could probably answer this for me, but what exactly is "Red Velvet?" I've had some Rev Velvet Chocolate Milk, and I liked it, but the box really didn't tell me anything about any extra ingredients, so is it cherries, strawberries, or something else? Thanks.

It's basically something that is lightly flavored with chocolate.  The Red Velvet is usually due to red food coloring.

So the only real difference between Red Velvet Chocolate Milk and Chocolate Milk is that the Red Velvet is only lightly flavored with chocolate and uses red dye?

I have never had Red Velvet Chocolate Milk, but that is the only difference between Red Velvet Cake and Chocolate Cake.  It is a unique flavor, as far as the cake is concerned, the light amount of chocolate adds something to a predominantly vanilla flavored cake.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on November 24, 2010, 12:38:50 PM
Red Velvet Cupcakes (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2010/11/red-velvet-cupcakes.html)

Hey Sarah, you could probably answer this for me, but what exactly is "Red Velvet?" I've had some Rev Velvet Chocolate Milk, and I liked it, but the box really didn't tell me anything about any extra ingredients, so is it cherries, strawberries, or something else? Thanks.

It's basically something that is lightly flavored with chocolate.  The Red Velvet is usually due to red food coloring.

So the only real difference between Red Velvet Chocolate Milk and Chocolate Milk is that the Red Velvet is only lightly flavored with chocolate and uses red dye?

I have never had Red Velvet Chocolate Milk, but that is the only difference between Red Velvet Cake and Chocolate Cake.  It is a unique flavor, as far as the cake is concerned, the light amount of chocolate adds something to a predominantly vanilla flavored cake.

I'd imagine it would be the same for chocolate milk, thanks for the insight.  :)
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Post by: edgar00 on November 24, 2010, 10:00:21 PM
review: Mean Streets (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/11/review-mean-streets.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on November 24, 2010, 10:33:28 PM
Blogging Around (November 24th, 2010) (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/11/blogging-around-november-24th-2010.html)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on November 26, 2010, 11:39:45 AM
Chicken Little (2005) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/11/26/review-chicken-little-2005/)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on November 27, 2010, 02:24:46 PM
Saving Private Ryan (1998) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/11/27/review-saving-private-ryan-1998/)
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Post by: edgar00 on November 28, 2010, 11:12:24 AM
Rambo marathon: Rambo (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/11/rambo-marathon-rambo.html)
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Post by: Junior on November 28, 2010, 02:58:04 PM
The Toy Story 3 review is finally up! Hooray! (http://thewhiteboardpodcast.wordpress.com/2010/11/28/episode-002-toy-story-3/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on November 28, 2010, 08:59:33 PM
Rambo (2008) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/11/28/review-rambo-2008/)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on November 29, 2010, 04:28:44 PM
Bolt (2008) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/11/29/review-bolt-2008/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on November 30, 2010, 09:27:28 AM
The Princess And The Frog (2009) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/11/30/review-the-princess-and-the-frog-2009/)
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Post by: Junior on November 30, 2010, 06:48:29 PM
My little brother and I talk about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1.  (http://thewhiteboardpodcast.wordpress.com/2010/11/30/bonus-episode-002-harry-potter-and-the-deathly-hallows-part-1/)
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Post by: edgar00 on November 30, 2010, 10:23:00 PM
review: Polytechnique (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/11/review-polytechnique.html), the only movie I know that was shot in 2 languages. The movie has both original French and English audio tracks.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on December 03, 2010, 12:12:47 PM
White Dog (1982) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/12/03/review-white-dog-1982/)
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Post by: edgar00 on December 03, 2010, 02:16:16 PM
Far East Specials: Blood and Bones (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/12/far-east-specials-blood-and-bones.html)
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Post by: edgar00 on December 05, 2010, 07:35:31 PM
Rambo Marathon: Final Rebuttal (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/12/rambo-marathon-final-rebuttal.html)
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Post by: FroHam X on December 05, 2010, 09:35:00 PM
Over at TheReelists I made a few site upgrades. I've added Twitter, Facebook and Google Buzz buttons. I've also switched the commenting to the awesome DISQUS system. So come and check it all out, share some tweets and leave some comments. (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/12/5/social-integration-update.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on December 06, 2010, 11:55:14 PM
Come listen the full 5 and a half minute voicemail regarding Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 that aired excerpted on the newest /Filmcast After Dark. (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2010/12/7/my-epic-length-filmcast-voicemail.html) (Note, the After Dark had its live broadcast already, but won't be up for download until later this week.)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on December 07, 2010, 11:58:31 AM
Come on, we just need to do the podcast again!  ;)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on December 07, 2010, 11:59:22 AM
Come on, we just need to do the podcast again!  ;)

I have no time for podcasting. Leaving 5+ minute voicemails on different movie podcasts will have to do for now.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on December 07, 2010, 10:02:43 PM
There will likely be a new blogging venture coming soon with me and a couple of friends co-writing stuff. Fun!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on December 10, 2010, 02:45:42 PM
review: Bigger than Life (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/12/review-bigger-than-life.html)
(1956, Nicholas Ray)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on December 12, 2010, 08:51:52 AM
review: Black Swan  (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/12/review-black-swan.html)
(2010, Darren Aronofsky)
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Post by: Mike Shutt on December 12, 2010, 03:06:39 PM
Finally my thoughts on Black Swan (http://gothamcity151.wordpress.com/2010/12/12/black-swan-a-review/).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on December 13, 2010, 11:11:14 AM
review: Curling (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/12/review-curling.html)
(2010, Denis Côté)
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Post by: ses on December 18, 2010, 09:12:23 PM
Chocolate Mint Cookies (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2010/12/chocolate-mint-cookies.html)
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Post by: edgar00 on December 19, 2010, 05:31:26 PM
Far East Specials: Invisible Target (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/12/far-east-specials-invisible-target.html)
(2007, Benny Chan)
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Post by: edgar00 on December 23, 2010, 08:29:00 AM
review: Tron: Legacy (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/12/review-tron-legacy.html)
(2010, Joseph Kosinski)
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Post by: edgar00 on December 23, 2010, 08:42:58 AM
End of the year happenings at Between the Seats (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/12/end-of-year.html)
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Post by: edgar00 on December 26, 2010, 09:08:24 AM
Year in review part 1 (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/12/year-in-review-part-1.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: 1SO on December 26, 2010, 12:16:40 PM
Year in review part 1 (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/12/year-in-review-part-1.html)
Nice picks.  My Top 3 is in your Top 6.  A couple of buried treasures I wish you talked about more (Incendies) and you took a pro-Scott Pilgrim stance which is the right side to be on.

Congratulations, your Top 10 contains no controversy.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 27, 2010, 02:53:34 PM
Top 33 Albums of the Year! With Words! (http://processedgrass.wordpress.com/2010/12/27/taking-on-2010-albums/)
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Post by: 'Noke on December 27, 2010, 04:07:54 PM
Woohoo!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on December 28, 2010, 08:42:30 AM
Year in review part 1 (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/12/year-in-review-part-1.html)
Nice picks.  My Top 3 is in your Top 6.  A couple of buried treasures I wish you talked about more (Incendies) and you took a pro-Scott Pilgrim stance which is the right side to be on.

Congratulations, your Top 10 contains no controversy.

Incendies (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/09/review-incendies.html)
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Post by: edgar00 on December 28, 2010, 09:43:06 AM
Battle of True Grits  (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/12/comparative-review-true-grit-1969-and.html)

True Grit (1969, Henry Hathaway) and True Grit (2010, Joel and Ethan Coen)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on December 28, 2010, 09:47:02 AM
My Tron: Legacy review has earned over 500 pageviews thus far. Really? more than Avatar, Minority Report, Die Hard, etc?
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on December 28, 2010, 09:54:08 AM
Really? I've gotten almost no views for that review. Then again, I just put it up a couple of days ago.

The one I'm getting a ton of views on is Despicable Me with over 800 and it's been my top review consistently for like a week.
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Post by: 1SO on December 28, 2010, 10:48:09 AM
Battle of True Grits  (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/12/comparative-review-true-grit-1969-and.html)

True Grit (1969, Henry Hathaway) and True Grit (2010, Joel and Ethan Coen)
Excellent comparison.  I'm glad it wasn't about bashing the original, which is quite good if really old-fashioned.  Glad to see we agree about the handling of the snake pit scene. 

I also very much agree with this...
"Steinfeld’s portrayal is a more realistic one.  It is a good performance that will undoubtedly get her noticed from now on, but Kim Darby went an extra mile in giving her Mattie Ross some real flavour."

"I’m tempted to say Damon gives the best performance in the entire film. Barry Pepper’s Ned Pepper impressively echoes what Robert Duvall did decades ago."

Geez, we saw the same film.
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Post by: Antares on December 28, 2010, 02:40:50 PM
Battle of True Grits  (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/12/comparative-review-true-grit-1969-and.html)

True Grit (1969, Henry Hathaway) and True Grit (2010, Joel and Ethan Coen)

Very well written, it now makes me want to see the Coen's version even more.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 28, 2010, 04:29:34 PM
Really? I've gotten almost no views for that review. Then again, I just put it up a couple of days ago.

The one I'm getting a ton of views on is Despicable Me with over 800 and it's been my top review consistently for like a week.

Damn, how do you two generate so much traffic?
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on December 28, 2010, 07:36:42 PM
We post stuff like every day.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 28, 2010, 11:18:27 PM
Good plan, I'll give it a shot.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on December 29, 2010, 08:53:46 AM
Really? I've gotten almost no views for that review. Then again, I just put it up a couple of days ago.

The one I'm getting a ton of views on is Despicable Me with over 800 and it's been my top review consistently for like a week.

The Tron: Legacy review has reached 987 page views. I think I might know what's going on. I probably copied a popular one sheet-theatrical poster (the one I chose appears at the top of the review), so when people perform a Google search, my blog shows up. I can't imagine 987 people actually read my elongated review.
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Post by: edgar00 on December 29, 2010, 09:13:05 AM
End of the year part 2: performances (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/12/end-of-year-part-2-top-performances.html)
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 29, 2010, 09:14:16 AM
End of the year part 2: performances (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/12/end-of-year-part-2-top-performances.html)

Cool, will read over this now. Just looking at format I was wondering if I should have done a list like your or written something along with the names, but my memory likes the former, so I'm glad to know that this format can still come out looking great.
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Post by: edgar00 on December 29, 2010, 10:22:56 AM
Blogging Around (December 29th, 2010) (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/12/blogging-around-december-29th-2010.html)
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Post by: ses on December 30, 2010, 12:11:40 AM
White Turkey Chili (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2010/12/ceimb-white-turkey-chili.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on December 30, 2010, 01:27:22 PM
Not a review proper

Musings: Exit Through the Gift Shop (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2010/12/musings-exit-through-gift-shop.html)

(2010, by Banksy)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on January 02, 2011, 10:14:35 PM
I've moved here (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/). This is the first new post (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/01/started.html). Enjoy.
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Post by: FarfetchFilm on January 03, 2011, 02:21:16 AM
www.farfetchfilm.com (http://www.farfetchfilm.com)

my blog with end-of-2010 lists and about a dozen reviews, started it on Dec  31st 2010.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on January 03, 2011, 08:03:54 AM
Very nice Farfetch. I'll be checking in regularly.
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Post by: edgar00 on January 03, 2011, 08:27:20 AM
First posts of the new year and most have to do with what happened last year.

Most disappointing movies (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/01/end-of-year-part-3-most-disappointing.html)

Best DVDs and Blu-Rays (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/01/year-in-review-part-4-best-dvd-and-blu.html)

Best music (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/01/year-in-review-part-5-music.html)


Far East Specials: Woman in the Dunes (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/01/far-east-specials-woman-in-dunes.html)

Business as usual and heavy traffic (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/01/business-as-usual-and-heavy-traffic.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: 1SO on January 03, 2011, 11:17:13 AM
Far East Specials: Woman in the Dunes (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/01/far-east-specials-woman-in-dunes.html)
Great analysis.  Glad to see you also enjoyed this challenging film.  zarodinu will be especially pleased. 
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Post by: edgar00 on January 04, 2011, 03:22:42 PM
review: Valhalla Rising (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/01/review-valhalla-rising.html)

(2009, Nicolas Winding Refn)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on January 04, 2011, 03:24:30 PM
Far East Specials: Woman in the Dunes (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/01/far-east-specials-woman-in-dunes.html)
Great analysis.  Glad to see you also enjoyed this challenging film.  zarodinu will be especially pleased. 

Thank you for your comments and thank you for being a regular visitor.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on January 04, 2011, 04:50:30 PM
My 2011 preview (http://corndogchatscinema.blogspot.com/2011/01/2011-preview.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 04, 2011, 05:04:01 PM
I probably just totally destroyed the growth of views I was getting.

The White Hell of Pitz Palu (http://wp.me/pC1yx-1bs)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 05, 2011, 08:12:14 PM
No fancy intro, cute lead-in or anything other witicism. It's just there, all of it.

Why I Watch Films (http://cinemasights.wordpress.com/2011/01/05/why-i-watch-films/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: 1SO on January 05, 2011, 11:04:20 PM
No fancy intro, cute lead-in or anything other witicism. It's just there, all of it.

Why I Watch Films (http://cinemasights.wordpress.com/2011/01/05/why-i-watch-films/)
This is just sensational.  I wish all of you would answer this question with a post of this length.  I still confuse a few Filmspotters together, but I can always tell when something comes from Sam (and not just because I usually completely disagree with it.)

p.s.  your The White Hell of Pitz Palu URL hyperlink is incorrect.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bondo on January 05, 2011, 11:35:55 PM
I might have to take a stab at that.

I thought what you had to say about the bitter people was fairly profound, having tendencies in that direction myself.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 05, 2011, 11:46:58 PM
I give all the credit to Kieslowski for that because I suck at learning anything about people from real life.

I encourage others to try something similar. I'm not saying everyone has to have an exhaustive reasoning behind their favorite past time, I think I went a bit overboard with this post and I actually cut out a good portion of my initial draft, I just think it can be good to give yourself and others a sense where you are coming from when you talk about movies on the boards, or in life with real peoples.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on January 06, 2011, 12:14:49 AM
Awesome shtuff there Sam. Wich I had shtuff like that to say. It was a lot more gradual than that for me.

My only bone to pick is that I think you're totally wrong on King Kong. It's a mess of a film, but there is so much in it that I absolutely love that I'm willing to overlook it being too long and overstuffed and filled with some pointless and shoddy effects. Fact is, I still cry every time that monkey falls off the Empire State Building. And I don't care, anyone who tells me that the original movie is better in every way, it's not. The original is better for what it is, a silly B movie with a giant ape chasing screaming people. It most certainly does not earn that sad ending. At least Jackson's Kong develops the Anne Darrow character and her relationship with the monkey.

But that's not important anyway. Main thing is, you wrote an awesomesauce article there. Good work.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on January 06, 2011, 08:14:40 AM
And I don't care, anyone who tells me that the original movie is better in every way, it's not. The original is better for what it is, a silly B movie with a giant ape chasing screaming people. It most certainly does not earn that sad ending. At least Jackson's Kong develops the Anne Darrow character and her relationship with the monkey.

Jackson's version doesn't develop anything, it's just special effects after special effects. The original actually develops that relationship, and thus earns its ending, and that's one of many reasons why it is so much better than the unnecessary remake.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bondo on January 06, 2011, 08:43:24 AM
FroHam, I haven't seen the remake but having visited the 1933 last year I'm pretty sure you are wrong.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on January 06, 2011, 11:14:13 AM
Guys. King Kong 33 is one of my favourite movies ever and I've seen it way too many times. There is no development. The most that could be said is that maybe it's a little sad that the monkey loved the girl so much and all she ever did was scream in his face. The remake, using some of the non-CGI dino/bug time actually takes the time to make you feel for both Kong and Darrow and their friendship. Maybe it didn't work for you, but it's definitely there and it worked for me.

Ultimately I always think about how I showed my sister the movies. She watched the 33 movie and thought it was a lot of fun but that all the people screaming got a bit annoying after a while. Then I took her to see the remake at the theatre and she enjoyed it too, but she also cried at the end.

Now I'm not saying the remake is better than the original. No way. It has way too many flaws for me to say that. But it overcomes those flaws to a large extent my eyes because I'm never bored when I watch it and I always buy into that monkey having feelings. The original movie is basically a perfect example of what it is. It doesn't aim high in terms of story or character but it succeeds at what it does brilliantly. Jackson's version aims much higher, but it stumbles due to the burden of having been in his head way too long. In the end though I still think it's a very good, maybe even great movie.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bondo on January 06, 2011, 03:59:05 PM
Is it worth starting a thread dedicated to "Why I Watch Films" write-ups on the possibility that others follow suit?
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 06, 2011, 04:19:14 PM
Escape from Butcher Bay (http://wp.me/p1cb5b-15)

Yea, I have a video game blog, too. Because movies don't keep me busy enough.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on January 06, 2011, 10:02:18 PM
No fancy intro, cute lead-in or anything other witicism. It's just there, all of it.

Why I Watch Films (http://cinemasights.wordpress.com/2011/01/05/why-i-watch-films/)

Quite a read. It makes me want to write a similar article. Maybe, soon, I'm not sure.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bondo on January 06, 2011, 10:04:36 PM
No fancy intro, cute lead-in or anything other witicism. It's just there, all of it.

Why I Watch Films (http://cinemasights.wordpress.com/2011/01/05/why-i-watch-films/)

Quite a read. It makes me want to write a similar article. Maybe, soon, I'm not sure.

There's a thread (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=9569.0) for that. :)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on January 06, 2011, 10:48:50 PM
No fancy intro, cute lead-in or anything other witicism. It's just there, all of it.

Why I Watch Films (http://cinemasights.wordpress.com/2011/01/05/why-i-watch-films/)

Quite a read. It makes me want to write a similar article. Maybe, soon, I'm not sure.

There's a thread (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=9569.0) for that. :)

Sharp move.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on January 07, 2011, 04:19:14 PM
I was nominated for an award, read the post below to find out the who, what, where, why, and how you can vote,

Bill's Movie Emporium (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/01/07/hey-people-like-me-they-really-like-me/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: ses on January 07, 2011, 04:22:29 PM
I was nominated for an award, read the post below to find out the who, what, where, why, and how you can vote,

Bill's Movie Emporium (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/01/07/hey-people-like-me-they-really-like-me/)

Congrats Bill, and you too edgar, I see you are nominated as well.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on January 07, 2011, 04:56:24 PM
Holy crap. Bill AND edgar!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on January 07, 2011, 05:56:56 PM
Alright people. We got through 2010 pretty okay, and it's time for you to hear my Top 10 Films of 2010. But You don't just want to read a silly list, do you? Maybe you'd prefer to hear my voice. And maybe you'd prefer to hear my voice accompanied by the voice of 1SO. And maybe you'd enjoy listening to us talk non-stop for about three hours.

If all that sounds good to you then you can head over to TheReelists where I present to you...

The Top 10 Films of 2010 featuring Chuck Canzoneri! (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/1/7/audio-feature-top-10-films-of-2010-featuring-chuck-canzoneri.html)

There you can listen to the audio feature we prepared. You can download the audio. Or you can even go into iTunes and the audio should appear as part of the iTunes feed at some point.

Enjoy it everyone, and do yourself a favour, do not scroll down the post and spoil yourself by looking at our lists.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: 1SO on January 07, 2011, 06:41:56 PM
For the Record, that Top 10 is sooooooo 2 weeks ago.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 07, 2011, 06:46:25 PM
Man, it's okay so far. But it's clearly lacking something....
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 07, 2011, 07:30:48 PM
Top 5 Supporting Performances (Male and Female) of 2010 with words (http://processedgrass.wordpress.com/2011/01/08/taking-on-2010-supporting-performances/)!
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Post by: 1SO on January 07, 2011, 08:15:27 PM
Top 5 Supporting Performances (Male and Female) of 2010 with words (http://processedgrass.wordpress.com/2011/01/08/taking-on-2010-supporting-performances/)!

Banksy – Exit Through the Gift Shop is an inspired pick.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on January 07, 2011, 10:09:32 PM
Alright people. We got through 2010 pretty okay, and it's time for you to hear my Top 10 Films of 2010. But You don't just want to read a silly list, do you? Maybe you'd prefer to hear my voice. And maybe you'd prefer to hear my voice accompanied by the voice of 1SO. And maybe you'd enjoy listening to us talk non-stop for about three hours.

If all that sounds good to you then you can head over to TheReelists where I present to you...

The Top 10 Films of 2010 featuring Chuck Canzoneri! (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/1/7/audio-feature-top-10-films-of-2010-featuring-chuck-canzoneri.html)

There you can listen to the audio feature we prepared. You can download the audio. Or you can even go into iTunes and the audio should appear as part of the iTunes feed at some point.

Enjoy it everyone, and do yourself a favour, do not scroll down the post and spoil yourself by looking at our lists.

I definitely want to listen. You guys were awesome on The Reelists podcast.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 07, 2011, 10:13:48 PM
It's painful. So painful. Mostly because I'm use to being able to talk back to these voices.

And I'm pretty sure more than once they're talking about me when they say "other critics."  :D

It reminds me that I enjoyed the podcast quite a bit, especially before I was one it. Chuck and Corey are best when they are fighting and they get into a few good arguments.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on January 07, 2011, 10:19:31 PM
I was nominated for an award, read the post below to find out the who, what, where, why, and how you can vote,

Bill's Movie Emporium (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/01/07/hey-people-like-me-they-really-like-me/)

Congrats Bill, and you too edgar, I see you are nominated as well.

There are clearly better blogs on that list. I don't have clue how Between the Seats is in the running.

Bill, did you receive any sort of email or notice and if so where? By the by, you got my vote. No chance in hell I was voting for any of those other suckers.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 07, 2011, 10:23:12 PM
I do like CtCMR but I like Bill more.  ;)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on January 07, 2011, 10:39:47 PM
*innocently clears throat*

Oh, and you can vote for Between the Seats as Best Review Blog at Total Film. (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/01/poll-vote-for-best-review-blog.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 08, 2011, 12:14:22 AM
Top 5 Supporting Performances (Male and Female) of 2010 with words (http://processedgrass.wordpress.com/2011/01/08/taking-on-2010-supporting-performances/)!

Banksy – Exit Through the Gift Shop is an inspired pick.


Perhaps, but he's no Taylor Swift.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on January 08, 2011, 01:25:52 PM
I was nominated for an award, read the post below to find out the who, what, where, why, and how you can vote,

Bill's Movie Emporium (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/01/07/hey-people-like-me-they-really-like-me/)

Congrats Bill, and you too edgar, I see you are nominated as well.

There are clearly better blogs on that list. I don't have clue how Between the Seats is in the running.

Bill, did you receive any sort of email or notice and if so where? By the by, you got my vote. No chance in hell I was voting for any of those other suckers.

Well, thanks for the vote, it's much appreciated. But yeah, I received an email the day before the article went up, but it was sent to my old email that is no longer associated with my blog, so a bit weird.

I do like CtCMR but I like Bill more.  ;)

Thanks Sam. :) And yeah, I figured CtCMR to win this, and I'm not speaking ill of the blog that is winning, but after seeing it I don't know why CtCMR isn't winning.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Mosca on January 09, 2011, 08:28:30 AM
*innocently clears throat*

Oh, and you can vote for Between the Seats as Best Review Blog at Total Film. (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/01/poll-vote-for-best-review-blog.html)
Eeeks! Can one vote for more than one?
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Mosca on January 09, 2011, 08:30:24 AM
A great, healthy dinner option for summer! (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2010/07/ceimb-chicken-with-warm-tomato-corn-and.html)
Please may I have an easy vegetarian dish for a cold and rainy day?  :)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Mosca on January 09, 2011, 08:45:35 AM
In my blogs folder:
http://www.thereelists.com/ (http://www.thereelists.com/)
http://corndogchatscinema.blogspot.com/ (http://corndogchatscinema.blogspot.com/)
http://gothamcity151.wordpress.com/2010/07/26/best-of-2010-so-far/ (http://gothamcity151.wordpress.com/2010/07/26/best-of-2010-so-far/)
http://processedgrass.wordpress.com/ (http://processedgrass.wordpress.com/)
http://metroclassics.blogspot.com/ (http://metroclassics.blogspot.com/)
http://www.farfetchfilm.com/ (http://www.farfetchfilm.com/)
and
http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/ (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/)

Have I missed anyone? I have to like you, you know.  :D
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Mosca on January 09, 2011, 08:52:10 AM
and Pratters
http://www.pratyushkhaitan.blogspot.com/ (http://www.pratyushkhaitan.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 09, 2011, 11:16:33 AM
Ahem (http://cinemasights.wordpress.com/).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Mosca on January 09, 2011, 01:23:54 PM
Ahem (http://cinemasights.wordpress.com/).
Sheeeeeeet. How could I have forgotten you? You almost kind of nearly well just about liked one of my favourites, Shutter Island
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 09, 2011, 01:32:13 PM
I like to play with people's emotions.  ;D
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Mosca on January 09, 2011, 01:38:06 PM
And I'm glad you thought Sin City was a messy film. I thought it was ugly and excessive and I very much disliked it. So there.  :o
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on January 10, 2011, 11:37:31 AM
Our very own Sam the Cinema Snob reflects back on 2010: A Year With Films at TheReelists.com. (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/1/10/2010-a-year-with-films.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 10, 2011, 12:13:05 PM
I'm going to pull a Chuck and say that was totally 48 hours ago. 2010 sucks now.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on January 10, 2011, 01:44:03 PM
I made a writing portfolio for job hunting. It contains some academic stuff and some fiction stuff. You can check it out here: http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/p/writing-portfolio.html (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/p/writing-portfolio.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Scalzo on January 10, 2011, 07:54:10 PM
Yo. Here's what I and a couple friends have been up to the last year or so.  If you listen I think you'll see our influences are primarily the AV Club, PTI, and of course Adam, Matty and Sam.  We like to consider it loving homages, and not just lazy rip offs.  

This is our most recent episode. http://www.thefirstrun.com/2011/01/tfr-ep-47-kings-speech-kids-are-alright.html (http://www.thefirstrun.com/2011/01/tfr-ep-47-kings-speech-kids-are-alright.html)

Thoughtful criticism would be cool.  Gushing praise would be awesome. :)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on January 10, 2011, 09:00:44 PM
Nice Scalzo. Was wondering where you were.


I looked at the number of pageviews all time on the blog. Holy cow, Bill, that Empire Strikes Back review was damn popular. Do you know if yours got a lot of hits?
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on January 10, 2011, 09:46:18 PM
review: San Quentin (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/01/review-san-quentin.html)

(1936, Lloyd Bacon)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Mosca on January 11, 2011, 06:28:03 AM
Yo. Here's what I and a couple friends have been up to the last year or so.  If you listen I think you'll see our influences are primarily the AV Club, PTI, and of course Adam, Matty and Sam.  We like to consider it loving homages, and not just lazy rip offs.  

This is our most recent episode. http://www.thefirstrun.com/2011/01/tfr-ep-47-kings-speech-kids-are-alright.html (http://www.thefirstrun.com/2011/01/tfr-ep-47-kings-speech-kids-are-alright.html)

Thoughtful criticism would be cool.  Gushing praise would be awesome. :)
I am listening now. And I would listen simply for the way you say MONARCH  :D
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Mosca on January 11, 2011, 08:01:25 AM
Oops! Also have bookmarked:
http://www.afrofilmviewer.com/ (http://www.afrofilmviewer.com/)
SO many of you scribes scribing!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 11, 2011, 10:26:18 AM
Top 5 Lead Performances, Males and Females, of 2010 (http://processedgrass.wordpress.com/2011/01/11/taking-on-2010-lead-performances/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on January 11, 2011, 10:31:07 AM
I looked at the number of pageviews all time on the blog. Holy cow, Bill, that Empire Strikes Back review was damn popular. Do you know if yours got a lot of hits?

It barely got any my friend. I posted about this a while ago, but I had a stretch of two months where my readership dropped from about 8,000-10,000 a day to where I'm now at an all time low of maybe 300 a day if I'm lucky. No idea why it happened, but I do believe all of my fellow bloggers from around here have passed me by when it comes to readership, and my readership just continues to drop. It's all good though, I write because I like to write, so if only one person is reading my stuff then I'm okay.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on January 11, 2011, 12:29:55 PM
The Far East Bracket continues with the first pairing of my next match-up, Hatachi No Binetsu (A Touch Of Fever, 1993) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/01/11/review-hatachi-no-binetsu-a-touch-of-fever-1993/).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: ses on January 11, 2011, 04:53:38 PM
Penne with Braised Short Ribs (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2011/01/penne-with-braised-short-ribs.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on January 11, 2011, 04:55:49 PM
ses, you are taunting me with your delicious food. Can I marry you? Or can I at least come over for dinner?
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: ses on January 11, 2011, 04:57:40 PM
ses, you are taunting me with your delicious food. Can I marry you? Or can I at least come over for dinner?

 :) You are always welcome for dinner next time you are in Ohio, Froham.  You might have to run the marrying thing by my boyfriend first ;)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: 'Noke on January 11, 2011, 04:58:05 PM
Or can I at least come over for dinner?

Can We? Can we? I'll clean up!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: ses on January 11, 2011, 05:00:23 PM
Or can I at least come over for dinner?

Can We? Can we? I'll clean up!

You too are always welcome, Noke.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: 'Noke on January 11, 2011, 05:03:25 PM
Or can I at least come over for dinner?

Can We? Can we? I'll clean up!

You too are always welcome, Noke.

Fantastic!


I think one of these days I have to take a filmspotter road trip around America (and Canada.)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: roujin on January 11, 2011, 06:40:09 PM
The Far East Bracket continues with the first pairing of my next match-up, Hatachi No Binetsu (A Touch Of Fever, 1993) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/01/11/review-hatachi-no-binetsu-a-touch-of-fever-1993/).

whoa, awesome!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on January 11, 2011, 06:41:57 PM
The Far East Bracket continues with the first pairing of my next match-up, Hatachi No Binetsu (A Touch Of Fever, 1993) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/01/11/review-hatachi-no-binetsu-a-touch-of-fever-1993/).

whoa, awesome!

I figured you'd like that. :)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on January 12, 2011, 05:42:52 PM
People, people. It's finally here!

If You Buy Star Wars on Blu-ray You Are Destroying Art (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/1/12/if-you-buy-star-wars-on-blu-ray-you-are-destroying-art.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on January 12, 2011, 09:30:07 PM
Me and two of my friends are going to have our own radio show on the University of Cincinnati student run radio, bearcast radio (http://bearcastradio.com/). The name of the show is Here's the Thing and will be an entertainment based show that is concentrated largely on comedy and overall banter between the three of us. It should be interesting and I expect a lot of fun. It will be Monday nights from 8-10pm, but we are also planning on podcasting it. However, Monday is MLK day, so we are doing our first show this Friday night from 9-11. You can listen to us on the Bearcast website, or through live365.com and searching BearCast Radio. So be sure to tune in! And remember to follow us on twitter @HTTradio (http://twitter.com/#!/HTTradio) and be a fan on facebook at Here's the Thing Radio (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Heres-the-Thing-Radio/132991686764577).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: mañana on January 12, 2011, 10:59:44 PM
That's cool, Corn. I'll check it out.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on January 13, 2011, 08:41:55 AM
Best of luck. I'll listen when I can (a podcast version would suit me best, just saying).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on January 13, 2011, 09:18:10 AM
Best of luck. I'll listen when I can (a podcast version would suit me best, just saying).

Oh, podcast is the way to go I think. We just need a compact flash card to record the show.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: 'Noke on January 13, 2011, 10:13:15 AM
Best of luck. I'll listen when I can (a podcast version would suit me best, just saying).

Same here, I can't listen if there isn't a podcast, and would really love to.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on January 13, 2011, 04:45:50 PM
The second pairing in my latest Far East Bracket match-up, Gohatto (Taboo, 1999) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/01/13/review-gohatto-taboo-1999/).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on January 13, 2011, 04:46:04 PM
Taking a Break from the Playing (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/01/taking-break-from-playing.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Scalzo on January 14, 2011, 09:16:51 AM
Here's our most recent episode.  We cover Season of the Witch, I Love You Philip Morris, and Exit Through The Gift Shop.  We also list our 5 favorite films of 2010.  I must confess, I rip into my co-host pretty hard when he names his #4 film of the year....  But come on!

http://www.thefirstrun.com/2011/01/tfr-ep-48-season-of-witch-i-love-you.html (http://www.thefirstrun.com/2011/01/tfr-ep-48-season-of-witch-i-love-you.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on January 14, 2011, 11:41:19 AM
On the Ceiling (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/01/i-enjoy-off-kilter-quality-here.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: 1SO on January 14, 2011, 12:20:58 PM
I rip into my co-host pretty hard when he names his #4 film of the year....  But come on!
Is it RED?  ;D
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Scalzo on January 14, 2011, 01:28:40 PM
I rip into my co-host pretty hard when he names his #4 film of the year....  But come on!
Is it RED?  ;D

Ugh, that would have been an improvement.  No, Morning Glory.  Let's just say he's the mainstream, everyman, rom-com guy on the show.

After we come back from the last break, it occurred to me that neither of them listed The King's Speech.  That set me off again, and I went down their lists, ticking off all of their films that I feel King's Speech was better than.  Fun stuff!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 14, 2011, 02:37:43 PM
Hey, romcoms can be awesome.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bondo on January 14, 2011, 03:29:07 PM
I rip into my co-host pretty hard when he names his #4 film of the year....  But come on!
Is it RED?  ;D

Ugh, that would have been an improvement.  No, Morning Glory.  Let's just say he's the mainstream, everyman, rom-com guy on the show.

Ugh is right. Morning Glory was in my bottom five.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on January 14, 2011, 06:09:35 PM
Far East Specials: I Saw the Devil (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/01/far-east-specials-i-saw-devil.html)
(2010, Kim Jee-Woon)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on January 14, 2011, 06:37:16 PM
Apologies to those who found the review confusing. I wrote it without looking up the names of the characters (I sometimes do that and insert random words, letters or names as temporary substitutes) and actually forgot to look up the proper names before posting the review. For about half an hour the article had fake names for the two principles characters. Again, sorry.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: 1SO on January 14, 2011, 06:52:17 PM
That is my favorite review from Between the Seats.  It's the only 2011 film I've seen and your review points up what I love most about it.  I Saw the Devil may ultimately be a "love it or hate it" film, but it brings up a lot of questions.  It's a film that's good to discuss.  I've seen it twice and your review makes me want to watch it again.  See what I get out of it this time.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on January 14, 2011, 07:06:33 PM
Wow, thank you. I'm thrilled that you check in regularly.

Your comment about that review in particular is very high praise. I don't know what I consider to be my 'best work' so far. Never put much thought into it...

Yeah, it most certainly has re-watch points. Of course, I actually want to pay to see it at some point, whether at the cinema or on Blu-ray.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: zarodinu on January 14, 2011, 07:56:24 PM
Far East Specials: I Saw the Devil (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/01/far-east-specials-i-saw-devil.html)
(2010, Kim Jee-Woon)

Great review for a fascinating movie.  I am similarly reluctant to recommend this film to others.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: 1SO on January 14, 2011, 08:48:55 PM
After Enter the Void, other films are easier to recommend by comparison.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on January 15, 2011, 12:42:40 PM
Here's the Thing Radio now has a blog.

The first episode is available! (http://heresthethingradio.blogspot.com/2011/01/episode-1.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on January 15, 2011, 04:55:01 PM
Picked. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/01/picked.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Mosca on January 16, 2011, 08:43:58 AM
Here's the Thing Radio now has a blog.

The first episode is available! (http://heresthethingradio.blogspot.com/2011/01/episode-1.html)
I'm listening. You have a good radio voice.  ;D  I'm as far in as blood in the studio...
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Mosca on January 16, 2011, 08:46:35 AM
Here's the Thing Radio now has a blog.

The first episode is available! (http://heresthethingradio.blogspot.com/2011/01/episode-1.html)
I'm listening. You have a good radio voice.  ;D  I'm as far in as blood in the studio...
Losing me a bit on the brahs  :D
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Mosca on January 16, 2011, 08:53:55 AM
Here's the Thing Radio now has a blog.

The first episode is available! (http://heresthethingradio.blogspot.com/2011/01/episode-1.html)
I'm listening. You have a good radio voice.  ;D  I'm as far in as blood in the studio...
Losing me a bit on the brahs  :D
Much enjoying Jim at LSU  ::)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on January 16, 2011, 09:35:00 AM
Are you sure you have the right voice? I always have hated how deep my voice sounds. But glad you are enjoying the show!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on January 16, 2011, 10:49:20 AM
Serious Faces. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/01/serious-faces.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on January 16, 2011, 07:36:05 PM
review: Each Dawn I Die (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/01/review-each-dawn-i-die.html)

(1939, William Keighley)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 16, 2011, 10:16:59 PM
The Beginning of the End of Disney's latest Golden Age (http://processedgrass.wordpress.com/2011/01/17/changing-of-the-guard-the-end-of-disneys-latest-golden-age/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Mosca on January 17, 2011, 09:26:39 AM
Are you sure you have the right voice? I always have hated how deep my voice sounds. But glad you are enjoying the show!
Yes it was you. Deep is good.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on January 17, 2011, 09:35:26 AM
Hear ye! Hear ye!

Our very own 1SO, aka Chuck Canzoneri, has begun a regular column at TheReelists.

Every week 1StrongOpinion will offer up one strong opinion in his new column, One Strong Opinion.

The first post is up, and it's all about having a wrong opinion. (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/1/17/one-strong-opinion-the-wrong-opinion.html)

Enjoy.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Mosca on January 17, 2011, 09:39:41 AM
Hear ye! Hear ye!

Our very own 1SO, aka Chuck Canzoneri, has begun a regular column at TheReelists.

Every week 1StrongOpinion will offer up one strong opinion in his new column, One Strong Opinion.

The first post is up, and it's all about having a wrong opinion. (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/1/17/one-strong-opinion-the-wrong-opinion.html)

Enjoy.
It's good; also does that mean that many people in the future will change their opinion of Inception... :-X
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on January 17, 2011, 09:41:55 AM
In the future, people will look back on Inception as the defining film in all of cinema. Inception and Zoolander.
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Post by: Mosca on January 17, 2011, 09:43:08 AM
In the future, people will look back on Inception as the defining film in all of cinema. Inception No and Zoolander. Yes
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 17, 2011, 09:43:22 AM
If an opinion does not line up with a beloved conception of truth, proper case made and defended or not, it will be dismissed, I promise.
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Post by: FroHam X on January 17, 2011, 09:47:19 AM
Hear ye! Hear ye!

Our very own 1SO, aka Chuck Canzoneri, has begun a regular column at TheReelists.

Every week 1StrongOpinion will offer up one strong opinion in his new column, One Strong Opinion.

The first post is up, and it's all about having a wrong opinion. (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/1/17/one-strong-opinion-the-wrong-opinion.html)

Enjoy.


If an opinion does not line up with a beloved conception of truth, proper case made and defended or not, it will be dismissed, I promise.

I don't think it's so cut and dry, FLY. Obviously there are a lot of dicks on the interwebs, but I also think that most reasonable people are turned off by internet writing that displays only minority opinion without any clear basis. Chuck gets that across pretty well, I think. The fact that people do enjoy reading stuff that they don't agree with, but get angry when it isn't well argued or does not try to provide any reasoning for an opinion. Of course, real criticism is all about explaining the reasoning behind an opinion, so any opinion without good reasoning cannot really be good criticism, can it?
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 17, 2011, 09:50:36 AM
Good reasoning tends, more often than not, to line up with the idea of beloved constructs. Otherwise it tends to be dismissed as over-analyzing or irrelevant as that's an easier defense than engaged and informed conversation that may leave one in a position where they cannot defend a claim outside of simple emotional reaction.

Good reasoning and good criticism are only as good as the reader.
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Post by: FroHam X on January 17, 2011, 09:54:15 AM
That last part is definitely true. I just think you underestimate the amount of good readers out there.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 17, 2011, 09:57:20 AM
Nah, there's just a misconception of the term good, as tends to be the case.
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Post by: 1SO on January 17, 2011, 10:23:40 AM
It's good; also does that mean that many people in the future will change their opinion of Inception... :-X
The best argument against Nolan's swift rise to the upper ranks of cinema has yet to be written.

If an opinion does not line up with a beloved conception of truth, proper case made and defended or not, it will be dismissed, I promise.
Completely untrue.  One of the major inspirations for my article was your CrazyTalk column which I sorely miss.  Singin' in the Rain is one of my Top 50 films of All Time, yet I cannot find much fault in your well-composed argument against its greatness (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2009/8/31/singin-in-the-rain.html).
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Post by: FroHam X on January 17, 2011, 10:25:58 AM
Not everyone is as cool as yourself, Chuck.
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Post by: edgar00 on January 17, 2011, 10:30:07 AM
So, The Reelists is experiencing something of a rebirth! (in the sense that it was originally planned as a larger, multi-participant project and for a while back there was just froham writing once every couple weeks).

I await the upcoming articles.
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Post by: FroHam X on January 17, 2011, 10:33:26 AM
edgar, you could always join in on that rebirth. eh? eh? eh?
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Post by: edgar00 on January 17, 2011, 10:43:25 AM
I haven't ruled it out.
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Post by: ses on January 17, 2011, 08:57:58 PM
Roasted Salmon with Honey Mustard and Dill (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2011/01/roasted-salmon-with-honey-mustard-and.html)
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Post by: Junior on January 17, 2011, 09:22:54 PM
You can see the coils. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/01/you-can-see-coils.html)
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Post by: Junior on January 18, 2011, 10:51:34 AM
Rocking Out. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/01/rocking-out.html)
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Post by: 'Noke on January 18, 2011, 08:46:49 PM
Here's another one for you Mosca (http://jmnoke.wordpress.com/)

also, I'm just startin' this up with this new fangled teachnology, so could you blogging wizards take a look and see if there's anything you think I should change? It would be greatly appreciated. :)
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Post by: Junior on January 18, 2011, 10:03:12 PM
Top 5 albums of 2010. (http://benefitsofaclassicaleducation.blogspot.com/2011/01/top-5-albums-of-2010.html)
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Post by: Junior on January 19, 2011, 11:03:37 AM
End of the Night. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/01/end-of-night.html)
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Post by: Jared on January 19, 2011, 06:58:14 PM
So, The Reelists is experiencing something of a rebirth! (in the sense that it was originally planned as a larger, multi-participant project and for a while back there was just froham writing once every couple weeks).

I await the upcoming articles.

as do I. I poke in to read quite often.
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Post by: edgar00 on January 20, 2011, 10:20:33 AM
Upcoming marathon: Forgotten Film Noir (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/01/upcoming-marathon.html)
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Post by: Jared on January 20, 2011, 10:33:18 AM
fun. Ive been on a noir tear lately....havent seen any of those though
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Post by: edgar00 on January 20, 2011, 10:41:53 AM
fun. Ive been on a noir tear lately....havent seen any of those though

Funny thing is neither have I. I greatly enjoy noir and the box set was under 30$, so I picked it up.
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Post by: MartinTeller on January 20, 2011, 10:59:04 AM
Seen 'em all (I own the same box set), I'll be curious to read your reactions.
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Post by: Jared on January 20, 2011, 12:19:01 PM
Seen 'em all (I own the same box set), I'll be curious to read your reactions.

how far are you through the TSP noir list these days. Im at 94/250, but Im sure youre much farther ahead.
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Post by: MartinTeller on January 20, 2011, 12:35:52 PM
Seen 'em all (I own the same box set), I'll be curious to read your reactions.

how far are you through the TSP noir list these days. Im at 94/250, but Im sure youre much farther ahead.

204.  Haven't made any progress since NOIR-vember, except for While the City Sleeps.  I haven't decided yet when to tackle the rest:

1) after I finish the TSP Top 1000
2) November 2011
3) interspersed throughout my other watching

I'll probably go with #3.  Noir-vember was fun, but watching only one genre for an extended period of time leads to burnout.
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Post by: Junior on January 20, 2011, 12:46:16 PM
Tossed. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/01/tossed.html)
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Post by: edgar00 on January 20, 2011, 03:42:10 PM
Tossed. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/01/tossed.html)

Honestly, I hadn't visited your blog in some time. You have very good things there. Keep that up.
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Post by: ses on January 20, 2011, 03:50:07 PM
Vanilla Spiced Oatmeal with Dried Cranberries (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2011/01/ceimb-vanilla-spice-oatmeal.html)
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Post by: Mosca on January 20, 2011, 04:48:41 PM
Here's another one for you Mosca (http://jmnoke.wordpress.com/)

also, I'm just startin' this up with this new fangled teachnology, so could you blogging wizards take a look and see if there's anything you think I should change? It would be greatly appreciated. :)
Thank you and duly bookmarked!
Three of those four films I love. Don't Look Now never did anything for me. Grunt groan melodrama.
1984: As you say, ...the baggage of every single person who has read this book bringing their own imagery to the film. What to put in? What to leave out? What to reinterpret? It probably takes me 10+ hours to read a decent-sized book, so how to compress that down into 2 hours?
As my dad used to say, you can please some of the people all of the time, and you can please all of the people some of the time but you will never please all of the people all of the time. So I think the film version of 1984 is pretty faithful and yes, Richard Burton is effortlessly and subtly menacing...
Lastly, Vertigo - I never ever considered that Miss Novak never existed in the first place, and some part of this is coming from Scotty’s head. I'm going to watch it again!
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Post by: Bill Thompson on January 20, 2011, 09:43:18 PM
Kick-Ass (2010) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/01/20/review-kick-ass-2010/)
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Post by: Junior on January 21, 2011, 11:41:30 AM
Just a Foot. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/01/just-foot.html)
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Post by: 'Noke on January 21, 2011, 06:18:11 PM
(http://geektyrant.com/storage/black-swan2.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1289628927120)

My review of Black Swan (http://jmnoke.wordpress.com/2011/01/22/black-swan/)
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 21, 2011, 11:40:27 PM
The 11 Best Video Games of 2010, and why (http://processedgrass.wordpress.com/2011/01/22/taking-on-2010-video-games/). The Onslaught continues!
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Post by: Scalzo on January 22, 2011, 10:28:31 AM
Hey FS Peeps. My friends and I talk about Green Hornet and Centurion this week. http://www.thefirstrun.com/2011/01/tfr-ep-49-green-hornet-centurion-tfr.html (http://www.thefirstrun.com/2011/01/tfr-ep-49-green-hornet-centurion-tfr.html)
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Post by: Junior on January 22, 2011, 11:22:11 AM
Thinking about some stuff.
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Post by: FroHam X on January 22, 2011, 02:44:25 PM
Where is the Love for Peter Weir? (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/1/22/where-is-the-love-for-peter-weir.html) at TheReelists.
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Post by: edgar00 on January 22, 2011, 03:32:27 PM
review: Inception (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/01/review-inception.html)
(2010, Christopher Nolan)
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Post by: 1SO on January 22, 2011, 04:33:45 PM
Where is the Love for Peter Weir? (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/1/22/where-is-the-love-for-peter-weir.html) at TheReelists.
That was awesome.  I know by now people think the two of us agree too much, but I only hope my next piece matches up to what you composed.
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Post by: edgar00 on January 22, 2011, 04:49:47 PM
Where is the Love for Peter Weir? (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/1/22/where-is-the-love-for-peter-weir.html) at TheReelists.
That was awesome.  I know by now people think the two of us agree too much, but I only hope my next piece matches up to what you composed.

If you aren't strongly opinionated in these upcoming columns, I'll be greatly disappointed.
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Post by: FroHam X on January 22, 2011, 06:46:31 PM
Thanks 1SO. I made sure not to get into the topic you'll be discussing so that the two pieces would work well together.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 23, 2011, 09:02:03 AM
Review of The Illusionist (http://processedgrass.wordpress.com/2011/01/23/the-illusionist-2010/) (2010)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on January 23, 2011, 02:00:40 PM
Alien (1979) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/01/23/review-alien-1979/)
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Post by: Junior on January 23, 2011, 03:35:26 PM
Hiding under the bed. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/01/hiding-under-bed.html)
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Post by: 'Noke on January 23, 2011, 03:40:04 PM
(http://lugar.in/musica/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Mogwai_Young-Team.jpg)

A Review of Mogwai's Young Team (http://jmnoke.wordpress.com/2011/01/23/mogwai-young-team/)
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Post by: FroHam X on January 23, 2011, 11:41:53 PM
Red State, Kevin Smith, Four-Walling and a Load of Crap (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/1/23/kevin-smith-four-walling-and-a-load-of-crap.html) at TheReelists.
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Post by: Mosca on January 24, 2011, 05:29:33 AM
review: Inception (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/01/review-inception.html)
(2010, Christopher Nolan)
That's a really great review, but you're wrong of course.  ;D
Apart from your words on LDiC, then you're right.  :D
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Post by: FroHam X on January 24, 2011, 08:58:28 AM
1SO brings us another One Strong Opinion: Smaller Budgets, Better Films, Bigger Box Office (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/1/24/one-strong-opinion-smaller-budgets-better-films-bigger-box-o.html) at TheReelists.
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Post by: Jared on January 24, 2011, 10:21:57 AM
Red State, Kevin Smith, Four-Walling and a Load of Crap (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/1/23/kevin-smith-four-walling-and-a-load-of-crap.html) at TheReelists.

For a guy who does the self depricating humor thing pretty well he sure is having a hard time accepting that he made a really bad movie.
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Post by: FroHam X on January 24, 2011, 10:38:18 AM
It really does pain me, because I'm a fan of most of the guy's work and I'm a fan of him in general. But he has become so completely bitter lately that I just cannot stand it anymore. I'd be totally cool with this distribution model if it was spurred by a true desire to try something different. But that's not what he's doing. He's taking an old model and using it to go it alone as a way of saying screw you to the studios that have let him down, and as a way to control the marketing and press of his movie as a way of saying screw you to the critics who didn't like his last movie. It's not like this is about having creative freedom like back when Lucas dd Empire on his own.
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Post by: Jared on January 24, 2011, 11:15:46 AM
Im in the same boat really. I dont love his older work as much as I used to...but I have to say he is one of the main guys that peaked my interest in film.

Its sad that he has turned into a delusional bully. His claims that Cop Out will eventually "find an audience" based on the fact that Mallrats became a cult classic is completely absurd. Wright and Kelly have been on his podcasts and talked about similarily having success with a film after initial box office failure or bad reviews. The obvious difference between Cop Out and a trifecta of say, Donnie Darko, Scott Pilgrim, and Mallrats is that the latter group looks like it was made in the hands of people who gave a shit. He also seems to forget that a much much higher percentage of generally unliked movies DONT ever find an audience or get reconsidered...because they are just bad.

You watch the Evening with Kevin Smith movies or listen to early Smodcasts and he "jokes" about how he'd be happy to "sell out" for a big paycheck. Im glad selling out wasnt all he cracked it up to be.
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Post by: Junior on January 24, 2011, 08:28:01 PM
A Rambling Man. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/01/rambling-man.html)
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Post by: FroHam X on January 25, 2011, 09:50:57 AM
The Surprises and Disappointments of the 83rd Academy Award Nominations (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/1/25/the-surprises-and-disappointments-of-the-83rd-academy-award.html) at TheReelists.
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Post by: edgar00 on January 25, 2011, 10:03:15 AM
I'll read later. Promise.
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Post by: edgar00 on January 25, 2011, 11:24:46 AM
I'll read later. Promise.

The article was amusing. You mention in the intro that you don't care about the Oscars being a measure of a film's quality, but then proceed with a bunch of 'Come on, Academy!' Breath, young hamster, the best movies of the year are the ones in your mind and heart.
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Post by: FroHam X on January 25, 2011, 11:49:11 AM
I said I don't care about them as a measure. But I also said I enjoy getting caught up in the game of it all. And after the "come on!"s I just had to include the Arrested Development video.
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Post by: edgar00 on January 25, 2011, 05:19:49 PM
Poll question: Capsul reviews or not? (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/01/one-poll-question.html)
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Post by: FroHam X on January 26, 2011, 02:03:07 PM
Sam continues his Alfred Hitchcock Marathon with 1929's The Manxsman (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/1/26/alfred-hitchcock-marathon-the-manxman-1929.html) at TheReelists.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 26, 2011, 08:31:22 PM
All 24 Oscar Categories predicted, all with a rationale (http://processedgrass.wordpress.com/2011/01/27/taking-on-2010-oscar-predictions-round-1/). Read and learn!
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Post by: Junior on January 26, 2011, 11:03:17 PM
A Microwave Between Us. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/01/microwave-between-us.html)

It's like Blue Valentine (I assume).
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Post by: Junior on January 27, 2011, 12:04:35 PM
Diagonally. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/01/diagonally.html)
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Post by: FroHam X on January 27, 2011, 01:12:24 PM
Sam the Cinema Snob snobbishly compares and contrasts the Pursuit of Perfection in Black Swan and Tron: Legacy. (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/1/27/black-swan-tron-legacy-and-the-pursuit-of-perfection.html) Spoiler Alert: Sam claims Tron: Legacy is the best movie ever made. via TheReelists.





Sam's actual claims may or may not be reflected in this post.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 27, 2011, 03:06:19 PM
Tron: Legacy is perfect!  ;D
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Post by: ses on January 27, 2011, 07:54:09 PM
Fettuccine with Shrimp and Roasted Red Pepper Sauce  (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2011/01/ceimb-fettuccine-with-creamy-red-pepper.html)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on January 28, 2011, 08:26:12 AM
Fettuccine with Shrimp and Roasted Red Pepper Sauce  (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2011/01/ceimb-fettuccine-with-creamy-red-pepper.html)

That sounds awesome! Would that work with lobster too, stupid question probably but I am what you would call cooking inept. :)
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Post by: Junior on January 28, 2011, 11:13:39 AM
Glitter. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/01/glitter.html)
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Post by: FroHam X on January 28, 2011, 12:12:20 PM
Corndog brings his love to TheReelists with a new column, Corndog Corner, and his first post! (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/1/28/corndog-corner-deniro-and-pacino-i-know-you-can-do-better.html)
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Post by: ses on January 28, 2011, 01:15:28 PM
Fettuccine with Shrimp and Roasted Red Pepper Sauce  (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2011/01/ceimb-fettuccine-with-creamy-red-pepper.html)

That sounds awesome! Would that work with lobster too, stupid question probably but I am what you would call cooking inept. :)

I think it would work well with lobster too.
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Post by: edgar00 on January 28, 2011, 02:54:44 PM
Forgotten Film Noir: Lady in the Lake (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/01/forgotten-film-noir-lady-in-lake.html)

(1947, Robert Montgomery)
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Post by: edgar00 on January 28, 2011, 03:02:01 PM
All 24 Oscar Categories predicted, all with a rationale (http://processedgrass.wordpress.com/2011/01/27/taking-on-2010-oscar-predictions-round-1/). Read and learn!

I really enjoyed that, FLY. Funny and astute. I fear for one of your toes however based on your visual effects pick.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 28, 2011, 03:22:32 PM
All 24 Oscar Categories predicted, all with a rationale (http://processedgrass.wordpress.com/2011/01/27/taking-on-2010-oscar-predictions-round-1/). Read and learn!

I really enjoyed that, FLY. Funny and astute. I fear for one of your toes however based on your visual effects pick.

Thank you sir, I do my best to please. Also, go (ask) Alice!
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Post by: Bill Thompson on January 29, 2011, 04:00:00 PM
First half of my latest 80's US bracket match-up, Near Dark (1987) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/01/29/review-near-dark-1987/)
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Post by: FroHam X on January 30, 2011, 01:20:12 PM
Whither America? The Brits Are Stealing Your Heroes! (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/1/30/whither-america-the-brits-are-stealing-your-heroes.html) at TheReelists
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Post by: edgar00 on January 30, 2011, 03:58:01 PM
Forgotten Film Noir: Border Incident (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/01/forgotten-film-noir-border-incident.html)

(1949, Anthony Mann)
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Post by: FroHam X on January 31, 2011, 01:23:25 PM
A new week, a new One Strong Opinion: Want an Oscar? Wait Your Turn! (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/1/31/one-strong-opinion-want-an-oscar-wait-your-turn.html) at TheReelists.
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Post by: Beavermoose on January 31, 2011, 01:37:31 PM
A new week, a new One Strong Opinion: Want an Oscar? Wait Your Turn! (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/1/31/one-strong-opinion-want-an-oscar-wait-your-turn.html) at TheReelists.

Glad more people are talking about this, it's been so obvious.
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Post by: Junior on January 31, 2011, 02:16:31 PM
A Light Behind. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/01/light-behind.html)
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Post by: Corndog on February 01, 2011, 02:41:30 PM
If you come to a fork in the road, take it. (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/02/if-you-come-to-fork-in-road-take-it.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on February 01, 2011, 09:04:01 PM
Forgotten Film Noir: His Kind of Woman! (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/02/forgotten-film-noir-his-kind-of-woman.html)

(1951, John Farrow)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on February 01, 2011, 09:54:06 PM
A Blue Month after Christmas. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/02/blue-month-after-christmas.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on February 02, 2011, 10:15:24 PM
Torchlight. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/02/torchlight.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on February 02, 2011, 10:42:37 PM
Episode 3 of Here's the Thing (http://heresthethingradio.blogspot.com/2011/02/episode-3-geoff-tate-show.html) is available for download. Featured on this episode is in studio guest Geoff Tate, local comedian who has appeared on Live at Gotham. Also featured in call in appearances, Pat Francis and Mike Cronin. This episode is very funny, so please have a listen and find us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Heres-the-Thing-Radio/132991686764577) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/HTTradio) as well!

Don't forget to listen to the first two shows too if you haven't yet. Episode 2 feature call in guest Jimmy Pardo! And be sure to tune in and listen to the show live, Monday nights from 10pm-12am EST at bearcastradio.com (http://bearcastradio.com)!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on February 02, 2011, 10:46:23 PM
Oh, and The News Record (http://www.newsrecord.org/living/entertainment/make-this-valentine-s-day-blue-1.2456406) did pick up my Blue Valentine review! This being in the papers thing is kind of fun!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 02, 2011, 10:53:53 PM
I never bother to post in here. Maybe I should...
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on February 03, 2011, 10:58:02 PM
Black and White and Snow All Over. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/02/black-and-white-and-snow-all-over.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 04, 2011, 05:18:43 PM
Poem-a-Day has returned (http://poemadayprojectv2.blogspot.com/2011/02/4-february-2011-haiku.html)

I need to make myself to this every day, it's hard to get back to writing after not doing it for a while.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on February 04, 2011, 05:35:14 PM
Snow Falling on Windsor. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/02/snow-falling-on-windsor.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on February 05, 2011, 09:27:16 PM
Forgotten Film Noir: On Dangerous Ground (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/02/forgotten-film-noir-on-dangerous-ground.html)

(1952, Nicholas Ray)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on February 05, 2011, 10:16:08 PM
A Shining Star. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/02/shining-star.html)

This one has lens flare.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on February 06, 2011, 10:22:51 PM
Drip Drop. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/02/drip-drop.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on February 07, 2011, 11:53:16 AM
1SO's newest One Strong Opinion entry is up. The First Half of 2011 is a Bottomless Pit of Cinematic Garbage (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/2/7/one-strong-opinion-the-first-half-of-2011-is-a-bottomless-pi.html) at TheReelists
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: 1SO on February 07, 2011, 12:36:07 PM
 :D  :D  :D
Way to come up with a title for me!  Geez!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on February 07, 2011, 02:14:47 PM
How else am I supposed to hook readers? Subtlety is overrated.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: 'Noke on February 07, 2011, 02:41:20 PM
Quote
We always push through January comfortable in the knowledge that Hollywood would have something praiseworthy for us soon.

Actually, Because of the UK system, the last four months of prestige oscar movies usually ends up getting pushed into Jan/Feb of the next year. For example, here's whats coming out between Jan and Feb over here:

127 Hours
True Grit
Never Let Me Go
Paul
Animal Kingdom
King's Speech
Rabbit Hole
The Fighter
Black Swan
Blue Valentine
Hereafter


Not all of which are good, but most of which are significant. Plus some, like Paul, which are US releases too (hey there Peter Weir)

That's one point I want to make. In the UK, there's less of a straight division. You can bank on some months being better then others (Sep/Oct is usually solid, and the summer depends on how good the summer movies are, though we seem to get shortchanged for some smaller movies like Pixar titles.). But, I never really minded. I always enjoy having part of the year to be able to fully avoid the cinema without feeling guilty, and to watch some older movies.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: ses on February 07, 2011, 07:45:18 PM
Cherry Cheesecake Cookies (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2011/02/cherry-cheesecake-cookies.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 07, 2011, 08:29:34 PM
11 for '11 (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/02/11-for-11-most-anticipated-films-of.html)

I take a month by month look at 2011 in film, picking my most anticipated film from each month and listing honorable mentions. Did I miss anything?
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on February 08, 2011, 09:26:11 AM
Shine. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/02/shine.html)

Here come some car pictures.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on February 08, 2011, 07:53:30 PM
Forgotten Film Noir: The Racket (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/02/forgotten-film-noir-racket.html)

(1951, John Cromwell)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on February 08, 2011, 08:12:18 PM
Poll results: capsule reviews are coming to Between the Seats (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/02/poll-results.html).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 08, 2011, 09:13:25 PM
Haiku (http://poemadayprojectv2.blogspot.com/2011/02/8-february-2011-haiku.html)

"Sewers" (http://poemadayprojectv2.blogspot.com/2011/02/7-february-2011-sewers.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on February 08, 2011, 09:16:16 PM
Wondering if I should go to a different system for how I promote my photoblog around these parts. Would you rather me do a post every day when I put the new picture up (this is the way I do it now) or a weekly compilation of the 7 pictures? Does anybody use those links? Would you be more likely to use them when they're compiled in a weekly form?
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on February 08, 2011, 09:45:57 PM
I click whatever link you put up, dawg.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on February 09, 2011, 08:46:04 AM
In that case...

Snow on Top. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/02/snow-on-top.html)

I'll be alternating car pictures with new snow shots.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: 'Noke on February 09, 2011, 11:15:36 AM
I click whatever link you put up, dawg.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on February 09, 2011, 04:25:53 PM
This isn't my blog, but Dave Chen just posted an excerpt from his upcoming interview with Roger Deakins. In it Deakins explains how he did the opening shot of True Grit. (http://www.slashfilm.com/true-grit-opening-shot/)

And what's this? HOLY CRAP! Dave mentioned that I suggested the question AND he made my name a link to TheReelists.

What a badass dude.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 09, 2011, 04:28:06 PM
You have no shame. Day by day that avatar fits you more.  :P

That's my way of saying congrats.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on February 09, 2011, 04:30:15 PM
Shame? He asked for suggestions for questions on Twitter, so I @replied a suggestion. Had no idea it would lead to a link to my site in an article on /Film.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 09, 2011, 09:29:11 PM
The Extra Lens (http://poemadayprojectv2.blogspot.com/2011/02/9-february-2011-extra-lens.html)

Not that kind though, unfortunately.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: ses on February 09, 2011, 11:04:45 PM
Sesame Shrimp Fried Rice with Cabbage (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2011/02/ceimb-sesame-shrimp-fried-rice-with.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on February 10, 2011, 08:21:02 AM
Hump. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/02/hump.html)

This is some kind of car.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on February 10, 2011, 03:15:17 PM
I discuss a little bit about the recent discovery and return of lost American silent films (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/2/10/the-recovery-of-lost-silent-films-and-the-recovery-of-cultur.html) at TheReelists
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 10, 2011, 04:11:45 PM
You, sir, are awesome.  ;)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on February 10, 2011, 04:13:31 PM
Thanks, sam. I I had a feeling that quick piece would speak to the snob in you.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on February 10, 2011, 06:58:25 PM
Day 01 of the 30 Day blog challenge (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/02/day-1-introduce-recent-picture-15.html). It includes a nifty blond picture of myself and 15 interesting facts about me!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 10, 2011, 09:47:42 PM
Haiku (http://poemadayprojectv2.blogspot.com/2011/02/10-february-2011-haiku.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on February 11, 2011, 08:28:28 AM
Day 02 of the 30 Day blog challenge. (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/02/day-2-meaning-behind-your-blog-name.html) The meaning behind my blog name.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on February 11, 2011, 12:37:39 PM
Underneath it all. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/02/underneath-it-all.html)

Right outside my window.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on February 11, 2011, 09:21:55 PM
Episode 4 of Here's the Thing is up and available for download (http://heresthethingradio.blogspot.com/2011/02/episode-4-reeeeeeemixxxxxx.html). There is still time to catch up before episode 5 airs live on Monday, 10pm-12am EST!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 11, 2011, 11:21:37 PM
Haiku (http://poemadayprojectv2.blogspot.com/2011/02/11-february-2011-haiku.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on February 12, 2011, 07:09:59 AM
Far East Specials: Mother (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/02/far-east-specials-mother_12.html)

(2009, Bong Joon-ho)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Mosca on February 12, 2011, 08:52:14 AM
Hump. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/02/hump.html)

This is some kind of car.
You have such a fine EYE  :)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on February 12, 2011, 09:47:26 AM
Why thank you!

To a Point. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/02/to-point.html)

I know this is some kind of Mustang.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sandy on February 12, 2011, 10:23:19 AM
Silent film recovery
Recipes
Photography
Reviews
30 day challenge
Poetry

This is a great thread!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on February 12, 2011, 01:54:23 PM
Tron: Legacy review is closing in on 10,000 pageviews
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on February 12, 2011, 02:11:27 PM
Phooey, I was getting excited that my Black Swan one was getting closer to 1,000. Congrats Edgar!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on February 12, 2011, 02:36:57 PM
Day 03 - Your First Love (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/02/day-3-your-first-love.html)

A great read is assured!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on February 12, 2011, 06:51:59 PM
Phooey, I was getting excited that my Black Swan one was getting closer to 1,000. Congrats Edgar!

1,000 pageviews is a big accomplishment when you consider the amount of blogs around the web and the amount of people who have written Black Swan reviews specifically. My Tron: Legacy article is benefiting from one of the pics I chose attracting a lot of traffic. I don't know which one, but that has to be what's going on. The review in second place is my Empire Strikes Back review, but that's way, way back at just over 2,700 pageviews.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 12, 2011, 07:46:42 PM
Unwound (http://poemadayprojectv2.blogspot.com/2011/02/12-february-2011-unwound.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on February 13, 2011, 10:45:51 AM
Day 04 - Your parents (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/02/day-4-your-parents.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: 'Noke on February 13, 2011, 11:24:40 AM
I am loving your 30 day blog challenge posts so far Corndog. Keep it up.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on February 13, 2011, 12:05:34 PM
Reach for the Sky. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/02/reach-for-sky.html)

Said, of course, in Woody's voice.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on February 13, 2011, 12:20:37 PM
Capsule reviews: The King's Speech, Tai Chi Master, The Town (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/02/capsule-reviews-kings-speech-tai-chi.html).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on February 13, 2011, 02:57:14 PM
I am loving your 30 day blog challenge posts so far Corndog. Keep it up.

Thanks. I will work dilligently to do so.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on February 13, 2011, 05:08:47 PM
Next marathon: The filmography of Guillermo Del Toro (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/02/next-marathon-guillermo-del-toro.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on February 13, 2011, 09:18:04 PM
New review in the school newspaper: The Eagle (http://www.newsrecord.org/living/entertainment/macdonald-s-the-eagle-takes-flight-1.2466910)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 13, 2011, 10:12:34 PM
Haiku (http://poemadayprojectv2.blogspot.com/2011/02/13-february-2011-haiku.html)

I like this one.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on February 14, 2011, 09:55:15 AM
1SO contributes a new One Strong Opinion: Don't Let The King's Speech Win Best Picture (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/2/14/one-strong-opinion-dont-let-the-kings-speech-win-best-pictur.html) at TheReelists.com
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: 1SO on February 14, 2011, 10:12:00 AM
Photo posted twice on that article
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on February 14, 2011, 10:13:18 AM
FRAK! I had a feeling that would happen.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on February 14, 2011, 11:42:07 AM
Lighten Up. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/02/lighten-up.html)

But they're not on.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on February 14, 2011, 03:20:01 PM
There's some small Ch-ch-ch-changes!!! (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/02/14/ch-ch-ch-changes/) coming to Bill's Movie Emporium.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on February 14, 2011, 08:19:32 PM
Day 05 - My Siblings (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/02/day-5-your-siblings.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 14, 2011, 08:28:57 PM
This seems like a fascinating exercise in self discovery. I ask permission to steal these ideas and topics for future musings.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on February 14, 2011, 11:48:01 PM
This seems like a fascinating exercise in self discovery. I ask permission to steal these ideas and topics for future musings.

By all means. I stole it from by boss who suggested I do it along with her. Her blog is called Day in the Life (http://dayinthelifeofam.blogspot.com/), for those interested.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on February 15, 2011, 09:08:53 AM
Day 06 - A Picture of Something that Makes you Happy (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/02/day-6-picture-of-something-that-makes.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on February 15, 2011, 10:07:47 AM
Tron: Legacy review is closing in on 10,000 pageviews

Ding! Ding! Ding!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on February 15, 2011, 10:15:30 AM
I am jealous.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on February 15, 2011, 10:21:23 AM
There is also an article which I absolutely never would have expected to be popular approaching 1,000 pageviews...my Rambo III rebuttal. Wha?

Conversely, there are articles I thought might be popular that never seriously caught on. Avatar, Inception, for example.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on February 15, 2011, 10:34:52 AM
Yes, but, jealous. How do you do it edgar? How do you do it? Teach me you secrets, wise Jedi.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on February 15, 2011, 10:37:09 AM
Yes, but, jealous. How do you do it edgar? How do you do it? Teach me you secrets, wise Jedi.

The previous agents taught me their best and most effective methods. Sorry, double-0s only.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on February 15, 2011, 10:45:25 AM
So....
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sandy on February 15, 2011, 12:59:55 PM
Day 06 - A Picture of Something that Makes you Happy (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/02/day-6-picture-of-something-that-makes.html)

Your posts are open and honest--really, really great stuff.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on February 15, 2011, 01:20:16 PM
Thanks, I try to be as open and honest as possible. I have nothing to hide and no topic is too private or embarrassing to me. That's what that blog is all about. Thanks for reading!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on February 15, 2011, 01:31:59 PM
The Very Top. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/02/very-top.html)

This has all melted now.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on February 15, 2011, 04:55:22 PM
Introducing a new Tuesday feature, Open Letter.

Open Letter: Criterion + Hulu = One Sad Canadian (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/2/15/open-letter-criterion-hulu-one-sad-canadian.html) at TheReelists
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on February 15, 2011, 05:33:58 PM
review: The Illusionist (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/02/review-illusionst.html)

(2010, Sylvain Chomet)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on February 15, 2011, 10:51:33 PM
TheReelists has undergone a design change! Come check out the new, much-improve, much more readable site! (http://www.thereelists.com/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 15, 2011, 10:58:39 PM
Smexy.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on February 16, 2011, 02:57:43 AM
I just spent the last four hours adding this neat-o scrolling image thingy to the top of TheReelists. Four hours because I tried a few different techniques, and then when I found the best one there was a super annoying bug that took my forever to figure out. Of course, when I finally figured it out and realize all it took was changing one word in one line of code I nearly killed the internet.

Anyway, check it out. (http://www.thereelists.com/) I hope you jerks appreciate it after all my stupidly misplaced effort :P
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on February 16, 2011, 07:42:05 AM
It's pretty cool though
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on February 16, 2011, 09:13:32 AM
I'm going to swap those images out so there are actual pictures behind the words, but I really like the idea of a scrolling image letting people know the concept of daily columns and linking to them.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 16, 2011, 10:25:17 AM
Can you change the speed at which the image scrolls? Seems really slow to me.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on February 16, 2011, 10:53:06 AM
Can you change the speed at which the image scrolls? Seems really slow to me.

Yeah, I can. It's a fine balancing act between it scrolling faster and being distractingly fast. I'm playing around with it.


Oh, and come read Sam's new column, which I have given the title Double Vision. This week's topic is X-Men and The Dark Knight! (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/2/16/double-vision-the-dark-knight-vs-x-men-and-the-view-of-human.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on February 16, 2011, 11:16:55 AM
The first film in my latest 90s Far East Bracket match-up, Lan Feng Zheng (The Blue Kite, 1993) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/02/16/90s-far-east-bracket-lan-feng-zheng-the-blue-kite-1993/).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on February 16, 2011, 11:54:06 AM
And now the scrolling image slidshow has proper images. Network! The Shining, GOLLUM! (http://www.thereelists.com/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 16, 2011, 12:06:19 PM
ZOMG, that's awesome!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on February 16, 2011, 12:07:29 PM
I thought you'd appreciate yours.
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Post by: Solid Blake on February 16, 2011, 12:11:25 PM
And now the scrolling image slidshow has proper images. Network! The Shining, GOLLUM! (http://www.thereelists.com/)

Looks great, Corey. You might inspire me to write yet again...  ;)
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Post by: FroHam X on February 16, 2011, 12:14:24 PM
lol. Grab a column! We'd love to have you back.
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Post by: 1SO on February 16, 2011, 12:17:59 PM
I love what's going on, but my newest article isn't listed in the slides or the sidebar link
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Post by: FroHam X on February 16, 2011, 12:21:23 PM
I love what's going on, but my newest article isn't listed in the slides or the sidebar link

Yeah, I forgot to add the "One Strong Opinion" tag to the article. Fixed.
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Post by: Corndog on February 16, 2011, 07:56:26 PM
Day 07 - Favorite Movies (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/02/day-7-favorite-movies.html)

You guys know all this already.

And Sam, this one's for you  ;).
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 16, 2011, 08:15:34 PM
I'mma steal you from FroHam and make you my BFF!
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Post by: Corndog on February 16, 2011, 08:28:26 PM
By BFFdom knows no bounds.
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Post by: FroHam X on February 16, 2011, 08:35:59 PM
But does sam bake you cookies? And yes I realize I am setting standards higher than even I can meet, but he has to be doing something above and beyond for you to CHEAT ON ME LIKE THIS!!!


:'(
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Post by: Corndog on February 16, 2011, 08:44:10 PM
The cookies have not arrived yet in the post...

Measures had to be taken.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 16, 2011, 09:56:26 PM
I ate them all.  :-\

This is why I do not make cookies.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 16, 2011, 11:07:23 PM
Following Corndog's lead I have also decided to do the 30 Day Blog Challenge, which means...

Day 1 - Introduction, Recent Photo, and 15 Fascinating Facts at The FLY Files (http://flyfiles.blogspot.com/2011/02/day-1-introduction-photo-and-15.html). Welcome to my mind, friends, why don't you stay a while?
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Post by: Bill Thompson on February 17, 2011, 12:08:23 AM
The second film in my latest match-up for the 90s Far East Bracket, Chorok Mulkogi (Green Fish, 1997) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/02/17/90s-far-east-bracket-chorok-mulkogi-green-fish-1997/).
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Post by: 1SO on February 17, 2011, 12:44:35 AM
Day 1 - Introduction, Recent Photo, and 15 Fascinating Facts at The FLY Files (http://flyfiles.blogspot.com/2011/02/day-1-introduction-photo-and-15.html). Welcome to my mind, friends, why don't you stay a while?
That is the best thing I've read all week. Thank you for the honesty and insight. Consider me a subscriber.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 17, 2011, 09:43:05 AM
Day 1 - Introduction, Recent Photo, and 15 Fascinating Facts at The FLY Files (http://flyfiles.blogspot.com/2011/02/day-1-introduction-photo-and-15.html). Welcome to my mind, friends, why don't you stay a while?
That is the best thing I've read all week. Thank you for the honesty and insight. Consider me a subscriber.

Thank you sir, I hope to not disappoint in the future.
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Post by: Corndog on February 17, 2011, 10:13:49 AM
Day 08 - A Place You've Traveled To (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/02/day-8-place-youve-traveled-to.html)
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Post by: Junior on February 17, 2011, 02:19:12 PM
Chime Time. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/02/chime-time.html)

I'm going to be a Chime Lord when I grow up.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 17, 2011, 03:18:57 PM
Day 2 - Meaning Behind Your Blog Name at The FLY Files (http://flyfiles.blogspot.com/2011/02/day-2-meaning-behind-your-blog-name.html)

A brief overview of the origins of FLYmeatwad, though you probably won't find the answers you seek, nor will I, but we can try.
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Post by: 1SO on February 17, 2011, 03:34:11 PM
I wonder if you remember what FLY is an acronym for at this point. I feel like it's changed over the years.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 17, 2011, 06:52:27 PM
Well it exists, somewhere. The beauty is in its fluidity, lasting years.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on February 18, 2011, 06:14:38 AM
Inception (2010) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/02/18/movie-dictator-club-inception-2010/)
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Post by: FroHam X on February 18, 2011, 11:39:58 AM
Corndog explores the Visual Splendor of Roger Deakins and The Assassination of Jesse James (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/2/18/the-visual-splendor-of-roger-deakins-and-jesse-james.html) at TheReelists
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Post by: Mosca on February 18, 2011, 11:44:29 AM
Inception (2010) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/02/18/movie-dictator-club-inception-2010/)
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 18, 2011, 06:57:51 PM
Day 3 has me thinking about the part my parents have played in my life (http://flyfiles.blogspot.com/2011/02/day-3-parents.html)

1SO, I seek not to disappoint! I'll capture that first post magic again, I promise.
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Post by: Sandy on February 18, 2011, 09:39:01 PM
I'm glad that you started the 30 day challenge! It would be very interesting to find out your personality type. If you go to the   
It's Subjective: an experiment in why we like what we like thread in Movie Talk, that rambler created, there is a quick test link. I find Myers/Briggs data to be very valuable. Looking forward to your upcoming posts.
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Post by: 1SO on February 18, 2011, 09:50:42 PM
Day 3 has me thinking about the part my parents have played in my life (http://flyfiles.blogspot.com/2011/02/day-3-parents.html)

1SO, I seek not to disappoint! I'll capture that first post magic again, I promise.
My internet access is limited for the next week, but I'm still here and reading.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 18, 2011, 11:24:35 PM
I'm glad that you started the 30 day challenge! It would be very interesting to find out your personality type. If you go to the   
It's Subjective: an experiment in why we like what we like thread in Movie Talk, that rambler created, there is a quick test link. I find Myers/Briggs data to be very valuable. Looking forward to your upcoming posts.

Indeed, it is an interesting thread. I'll give it a more thorough look.

Day 3 has me thinking about the part my parents have played in my life (http://flyfiles.blogspot.com/2011/02/day-3-parents.html)

1SO, I seek not to disappoint! I'll capture that first post magic again, I promise.
My internet access is limited for the next week, but I'm still here and reading.

Excellent, you will be the quality control.
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Post by: Corndog on February 19, 2011, 12:58:33 AM
A little late, but today was busy and this was a long post!

Day 09 - A Picture of Your Friends (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/02/i-suppose-best-place-to-start-is-at-my.html)
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Post by: Corndog on February 19, 2011, 04:29:24 PM
Day 10 - Something You are Afraid of. (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/02/day-10-something-you-are-afraid-of.html)
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 19, 2011, 09:38:02 PM
Day 4 has my examining my relationship with my brother at The FLY Files (http://flyfiles.blogspot.com/2011/02/day-4-siblings.html)
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Post by: edgar00 on February 19, 2011, 09:53:18 PM
review: Never Let Me Go (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/02/review-never-let-me-go.html)
(2010, Mark Romanek)
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Post by: Corndog on February 20, 2011, 09:12:19 AM
Day 11 - Favorite TV Shows (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/02/day-11-favorite-tv-shows.html)

This one is kind of lame.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 20, 2011, 10:33:37 AM
Any all love for Arrested Development is welcome. You should have Netflix send you Curb because it's a fantastic series.
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Post by: edgar00 on February 20, 2011, 03:00:52 PM
Capsule reviews Sunday Feb 20th: Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, Six Degrees of Separation, Hollywood Homicide. (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/02/capsule-reviews-baby-jane-six-degrees.html)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on February 20, 2011, 05:51:42 PM
This Week In Cinema: February 13-19 2011 (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/02/20/this-week-in-cinema-february-13-19-2011/).
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 20, 2011, 11:28:02 PM
A little late with my Day 5, massive nearly 3,000 word, post for All My Friends (http://flyfiles.blogspot.com/2011/02/day-5-friends.html). With the obvious link back to the forums, naturally.

Poem a Day today gets put on hold, I'm worn out  :P
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Post by: FroHam X on February 21, 2011, 01:34:05 PM
Chuck's got a new One Strong Opinion entry. This week: Watch Great Films, Not Just New Ones (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/2/21/one-strong-opinion-watch-great-films-not-just-new-ones.html) at TheReelists
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Post by: Sandy on February 21, 2011, 03:45:08 PM
Hear, hear!  Compelling argument--so much so, I'm off to finally see Grand Hotel.
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Post by: MartinTeller on February 21, 2011, 03:53:36 PM
I'm the opposite... I spend too much time watching older movies and miss out on all the new releases.
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Post by: 1SO on February 21, 2011, 04:43:23 PM
This is a cause I've become very passionate about in the last year. My most personal article to date.
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Post by: FroHam X on February 21, 2011, 04:49:48 PM
You have time to dick around here but none to cook up a quick article for next Monday?
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Post by: Bondo on February 21, 2011, 05:03:39 PM
This is a cause I've become very passionate about in the last year. My most personal article to date.

So which old musicals are we watching this summer and can 1776 be added to the list if you haven't seen it. I have summer blockbusters to ignore. ;D
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Post by: Junior on February 21, 2011, 05:34:12 PM
Yes, there is a new episode of The Whiteboard Podcas (http://thewhiteboardpodcast.wordpress.com/2011/02/21/episode-010-true-grit/)t out but soon there will be another. Expect our Oscar preview (with betting advice!) to come out sometime on Wednesday! Hooray!
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Post by: roujin on February 21, 2011, 06:48:22 PM
A little late with my Day 5, massive nearly 3,000 word, post for All My Friends (http://flyfiles.blogspot.com/2011/02/day-5-friends.html). With the obvious link back to the forums, naturally.

Don't know what I did to merit such high praise, but I'll take it!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: 1SO on February 21, 2011, 08:53:27 PM
This is a cause I've become very passionate about in the last year. My most personal article to date.

So which old musicals are we watching this summer and can 1776 be added to the list if you haven't seen it. I have summer blockbusters to ignore. ;D

I haven't made a list yet but a rewatch of 1776 will be on it.

And FroHam, this is the first time I've been on since the 5 min when I last posted. Don't think I can whip something up for you on my iPhone. But I'll try.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 21, 2011, 10:45:38 PM
The FLY files is a little shorter today as I take a brief look at the rest of my family (http://flyfiles.blogspot.com/2011/02/day-6-family.html).
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Post by: Corndog on February 22, 2011, 12:20:29 AM
Work and my radio show made this one a little late, but enjoy nonetheless!

Day 12 - What You Believe (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/02/day-12-what-you-believe.html)
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Post by: FroHam X on February 22, 2011, 12:09:07 PM
Another Tuesday, another Open Letter. Let Banksy Go to the Oscars! (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/2/22/open-letter-let-bansky-go-to-the-oscars.html) at TheReelists
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Post by: Corndog on February 22, 2011, 01:49:45 PM
Day 13 - Goals (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/02/day-13-goals.html)
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 22, 2011, 07:55:19 PM
Day 7 at The FLY Files has me reflecting on a picture that brings me joy (http://flyfiles.blogspot.com/2011/02/day-7-picture-that-makes-you-happy.html)
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 22, 2011, 08:45:17 PM
I'm with ya man. Love my Buick (which is currently broken  :-\)! And driving is about the only time you're left alone with your own thoughts.
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Post by: Corndog on February 23, 2011, 12:21:39 AM
Day 14 - A Picture You Love (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/02/day-14-picture-you-love.html)
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Post by: Junior on February 23, 2011, 11:49:46 AM
Don Q. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/02/don-q.html)

A tiny Quixotian figure that stands guard and tilts at windmills and my family throughout the day.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on February 23, 2011, 03:48:10 PM
Sam has a new Double Vision feature. This week he compares Dogtooth and The Village. Let's just say that the Shyamalan film is highly underrated. Check it out (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/2/23/double-vision-dogtooth-or-why-i-love-m-night-shyamalans-the.html) at TheReelists.
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Post by: Bondo on February 23, 2011, 04:09:13 PM
Solid. I did like Dogtooth perhaps a bit more but The Village is just that much better.
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Post by: Junior on February 23, 2011, 04:35:55 PM
The Whiteboard Podcast's Oscar discussion is here.

In this episode of The Whiteboard Podcast Alex and Raz take a little longer than normal to discuss the 2011 Oscars. What do the betting lines look like? How do our personal tastes align with the Academy? And, most importantly, how many times can Alex clarify that he hasn’t seen Winter’s Bone yet? (http://thewhiteboardpodcast.wordpress.com/2011/02/23/episode-011-2011-oscar-discussion/)

This is a good starter ep for those of you that have deigned not to listen yet.
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Post by: Bondo on February 23, 2011, 04:47:02 PM
Probably be more efficient to just watch Winter's Bone. ;)
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Post by: sdedalus on February 23, 2011, 08:38:19 PM
Lots of new stuff at the Metro Classics (http://metroclassics.blogspot.com/), including a bit about Children of Paradise, which we aren't even playing.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 23, 2011, 10:27:51 PM
Day 8 has me looking at highlights of my Top 97 and why they are there at The FLY Files (http://flyfiles.blogspot.com/2011/02/day-8-favorite-films.html).
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Post by: Corndog on February 24, 2011, 10:46:08 AM
Day 15 - Bible Verse (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/02/day-15-bible-verse.html)

Halfway through!
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Post by: Junior on February 24, 2011, 11:35:56 AM
Lashing.

I'm sure a wooden boat will float. I just don't know if a wooden sail will do anything other than tip over. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/02/lashing.html)
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 24, 2011, 09:56:24 PM
The FLY Files puts the Day 9 Focus on pets (http://flyfiles.blogspot.com/2011/02/day-9-pets.html).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on February 25, 2011, 05:30:31 PM
Day 16 - Dream House (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/02/day-16-dream-house.html)
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Post by: edgar00 on February 25, 2011, 07:48:45 PM
A new review and the first entry in a special category.

Films du Fleur de lys: En Terrains connus (Familiar Ground) (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/02/normal-0-false-false-false-en-ca-x-none.html)

(2011, Stéphane Lafleur)
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 25, 2011, 09:14:19 PM
Day 10 at The FLY Files has me looking at my love for Metal Gear Solid (http://flyfiles.blogspot.com/2011/02/day-10-favorite-games.html)

Really looking forward to doing tomorrow's entry. Hoping I feel better so the best product comes out as well.
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Post by: edgar00 on February 25, 2011, 09:34:25 PM
Chuck's got a new One Strong Opinion entry. This week: Watch Great Films, Not Just New Ones (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/2/21/one-strong-opinion-watch-great-films-not-just-new-ones.html) at TheReelists

Just caught up with this and commented. I think this is my new favourite column at The Reelists (I still enjoy the other stuff, but Chuck writes really well).
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Post by: FroHam X on February 25, 2011, 09:47:47 PM
Yay!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 25, 2011, 09:54:42 PM
Chuck's got a new One Strong Opinion entry. This week: Watch Great Films, Not Just New Ones (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/2/21/one-strong-opinion-watch-great-films-not-just-new-ones.html) at TheReelists

Just caught up with this and commented. I think this is my new favourite column at The Reelists (I still enjoy the other stuff, but Chuck writes really well).
(http://youoffendmeyouoffendmyfamily.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Challenge-accepted.png)

But yea, It's probably one of my favorites on the site. Easily my favorite Chuck article.
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Post by: 1SO on February 26, 2011, 06:30:13 AM
Thank you.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on February 26, 2011, 11:04:52 AM
A Vase By Any Other Name. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/02/vase-by-any-other-name.html)

... would hold things as well. And with that we've reached the 400th post on this version of EDAP! That doesn't even include the two other iterations of the site. Hooray!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 26, 2011, 10:54:53 PM
What am I afraid of? Find out at The FLY Files (http://flyfiles.blogspot.com/2011/02/day-11-fears.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on February 27, 2011, 09:12:02 AM
Day 17 - Something You are Looking Forward T0 (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/02/day-17-something-youre-looking-forward.html)
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Post by: edgar00 on February 27, 2011, 09:15:51 AM
Del Toro Time: Cronos (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/02/del-toro-time-cronos.html)

(1993, Guillermo del Toro)

I cleaned up the site a bit too, It's not zombie proof.
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Post by: Corndog on February 27, 2011, 01:51:51 PM
Day 18 - Something You Regret (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/02/day-18-something-you-regret.html)

Back on track
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 27, 2011, 05:15:09 PM
Day 12 at The FLY Files is an overview of my favorite TV programs (http://flyfiles.blogspot.com/2011/02/day-12-favorite-tv-shows.html)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on February 27, 2011, 06:22:23 PM
This Week In Cinema: February 20-26 (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/02/27/this-week-in-cinema-february-20-26-2011/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on February 27, 2011, 07:09:18 PM
Here's Your Guitar. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/02/heres-your-guitar.html)

Oscar night.
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Post by: FroHam X on February 28, 2011, 11:46:50 AM
1SO's got a new One Strong Opinion: The Car Crash King (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/2/28/one-strong-opinion-the-car-crash-king.html).

and I wrote a bit asking the age old question, Are the Oscars Even Important? (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/2/28/are-the-oscars-even-important.html) The answer might surprise you.

Check it all out at TheReelists.
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Post by: 1SO on February 28, 2011, 12:28:08 PM
I should have listened to Corey and just let him put out the Strong Opinion this week. Much better and more timely article. (When I saw the box office for Drive Angry I knew my article was D. O. A.)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on February 28, 2011, 12:31:26 PM
As in my piece should have been the 1SO?
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: alexarch on February 28, 2011, 01:13:11 PM
and I wrote a bit asking the age old question, Are the Oscars Even Important? (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/2/28/are-the-oscars-even-important.html) The answer might surprise you.
Cool post!
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Post by: Corndog on February 28, 2011, 04:51:26 PM
Day 19 - Something you miss. (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/02/day-19-something-you-miss.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on February 28, 2011, 09:51:28 PM
Hair Today. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/02/hair-today.html)

Earlier in the Oscar party preparation.
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Post by: edgar00 on February 28, 2011, 10:23:28 PM
Capsule reviews: Lumet Double-Feature: Network, Dog Day Afternoon (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/02/capsule-reviews-lumet-double-feature.html)
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 28, 2011, 10:43:58 PM
Day 13- Beliefs (http://flyfiles.blogspot.com/2011/02/day-13-beliefs.html)
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Post by: FroHam X on March 01, 2011, 10:26:05 AM
Another Tuesday, another Open Letter by yours truly. It's Oscar-related, but I swear this is the last one of those I'm doing.

Anyway, come over and read David Fincher, Don't Despair (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/3/1/open-letter-david-fincher-dont-despair.html) at TheReelists
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Post by: Corndog on March 01, 2011, 10:58:46 AM
Day 20 - Nicknames (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/03/day-20-nicknames.html)

Already Day 20? Wow.
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Post by: edgar00 on March 01, 2011, 11:26:54 AM
review: Des dieux et des hommes/Of Gods and Men (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/03/review-des-hommes-et-des-dieuxof-gods.html)

(2010, Xavier Beauvois)

I always enjoy writing my reviews, for some reason I was especially having fun writing this one. I don't know...it's like I'm really happy about how this one turned out.
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Post by: 1SO on March 01, 2011, 12:59:37 PM
Anyway, come over and read David Fincher, Don't Despair (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/3/1/open-letter-david-fincher-dont-despair.html) at TheReelists
You took on a real softball subject, but you did it with a good deal of humor, especially the photo and "Openly admiring your beard".
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Post by: FroHam X on March 01, 2011, 03:02:00 PM
Yeah, I know it was softball, but I wrote something more substantial for yesterday, and for Open Letter nothing was quite poking at me enough. I chose Fincher losing and figured a lightness of tone would make it work. Apparently it did.
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Post by: sdedalus on March 01, 2011, 04:42:06 PM
Irma Vep and a bunch of Top 5 lists related to In the Mood for Love up at Metro Classics (http://metroclassics.blogspot.com/).
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Post by: Junior on March 01, 2011, 09:44:42 PM
Putting on the Ritz. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/03/putting-on-ritz.html)

I love this shot. It's so silly!
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 01, 2011, 10:13:14 PM
The FLY Files takes a look at a photo I love as I hit the two week mark (http://flyfiles.blogspot.com/2011/03/day-14-picture-you-love.html).

This post is kind of short, but it's one of my favorite so far, I think. Enjoy.
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Post by: FroHam X on March 02, 2011, 10:22:25 AM
You knew Sam wouldn't be able to resist the Malick for long.

He's written a new Double Vision. This week it's Saving Private Ryan, The Thin Red Line and the Nature of War (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/3/2/double-vision-saving-private-ryan-the-thin-red-line-and-the-1.html) at TheReelists
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 02, 2011, 10:26:30 AM
But at least I got some Spielberg in there too, right?  ;)

I dunno if I'll write about another Malick film for this column, but Spielberg is certainly a possibility.
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Post by: FroHam X on March 02, 2011, 10:29:57 AM
You could always do the Badlands/True Romance thing.

But yeah, Spielberg has an advantage with more films to his name.
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Post by: Jared on March 02, 2011, 12:11:15 PM
its good to see a lot of activity on the blog, with lots of different voices. been a lot of fun to read lately
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 02, 2011, 12:44:15 PM
You could always do the Badlands/True Romance thing.
Hasn't seen True Romance yet.  :-\
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Post by: mañana on March 02, 2011, 12:55:35 PM
The New World and Pocahontas.
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Post by: FroHam X on March 02, 2011, 12:55:35 PM
Ooh boy, you have to watch it then. It even lifts the music from Badlands. Of course it's a totally different movie. Tarantino filtered through Tony Scott.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 02, 2011, 04:29:49 PM
The New World and Pocahontas.
That's not even a comparison I want to begin to make.  :P

Ooh boy, you have to watch it then. It even lifts the music from Badlands. Of course it's a totally different movie. Tarantino filtered through Tony Scott.
It's on my list, but my dislike of Tony Scott overwhelms my like for QT at the moment.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on March 02, 2011, 05:26:07 PM
The New World and Pocahontas.
That's not even a comparison I want to begin to make.  :P


You should do it, seeing as how Pocahontas is not only the better movie but does a far better job of portraying the native culture of the film as realistic.
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Post by: 1SO on March 02, 2011, 05:46:34 PM
I'm waiting for Dances With Wolves and Avatar. Though Lawrence of Arabia is the better comparison.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 02, 2011, 05:49:53 PM
You guys are so funny.  :D
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Post by: cinema, now on March 02, 2011, 05:52:39 PM
Hey guys

I used to be a film blogger, but now I have just set up my own website for film reviews/news/articles of any cinematic kind

Basically my idea is to get all fellow film bloggers contributing to this website so we can build a passionate independent community of wannabe film journalists who can all say "hey I've been published on this website", a way of getting ourselves on the ladder to that career, or even just to show our friends who might be interested in us sharing our work.

The websites www.cinema-now.co.uk (http://www.cinema-now.co.uk) and it'd be really great for you guys to get contributing, basically doing what Scotty and Matty do every week but in a different form of media!

Contact us through the website and hopefully you fellow bloggers can get your thoughts shared to a wider auidience!  :)
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 02, 2011, 10:26:20 PM
Take a look at a favorite Literary Quote at The FLY Files as I reach the halfway mark of the 30 Day Challenge (http://flyfiles.blogspot.com/2011/03/day-15-literary-quotation.html). I'm really happy with this entry as well, perhaps even more so than yesterday's.
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Post by: Junior on March 02, 2011, 10:41:41 PM
Old Tyme Portrait. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/03/old-tyme-portrait.html)

I want this to never show up in google.
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Post by: Corndog on March 02, 2011, 11:06:43 PM
Day 21 - A Picture of Yourself (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/03/day-21-picture-of-yourself.html)
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Post by: 1SO on March 02, 2011, 11:56:17 PM
Mark Twain is always good for quoting. One of my faves is "I was born modest, but it wore off."

As for the balance of emotion and logic, my wife remembers Eddie Izzard. "70% how you look, 20% how you sound, 10% what you say"
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Post by: ses on March 03, 2011, 02:50:24 PM
Salmon Piccata with Roasted Broccoli  (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2011/03/salmon-piccata-with-roasted-broccoli.html)
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Post by: mañana on March 03, 2011, 02:51:55 PM
Hey, you're supposed to be resting. And that looks good.
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Post by: FroHam X on March 03, 2011, 02:52:27 PM
Salmon Piccata with Roasted Broccoli  (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2011/03/salmon-piccata-with-roasted-broccoli.html)

Why do you not live at my house and cook for me every day?
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Post by: ses on March 03, 2011, 02:52:43 PM
Hey, you're supposed to be resting. And that looks good.

I made it quite a bit ago, I am just now getting around to posting it. Don't worry, I am resting.  :)
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Post by: ses on March 03, 2011, 02:53:17 PM
Salmon Piccata with Roasted Broccoli  (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2011/03/salmon-piccata-with-roasted-broccoli.html)

Why do you not live at my house and cook for me every day?

If you could match my current salary, that could be arranged.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on March 03, 2011, 03:00:36 PM
Salmon Piccata with Roasted Broccoli  (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2011/03/salmon-piccata-with-roasted-broccoli.html)

Why do you not live at my house and cook for me every day?

If you could match my current salary, that could be arranged.

Maybe I'll just go live with you ;)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: ses on March 03, 2011, 03:02:59 PM
Salmon Piccata with Roasted Broccoli  (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2011/03/salmon-piccata-with-roasted-broccoli.html)

Why do you not live at my house and cook for me every day?

If you could match my current salary, that could be arranged.

Maybe I'll just go live with you ;)

I live in the same city as Corndog and soon, tiny, so at least you would be amongst friends.  ;)
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Post by: Corndog on March 03, 2011, 03:53:58 PM
Day 22 - Favorite City (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/03/day-22-favorite-city.html)
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Post by: FroHam X on March 03, 2011, 04:55:23 PM
Not only would I be among friends, one of those friends would be my BFF!
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Post by: Junior on March 03, 2011, 05:19:10 PM
Gussied and Guitaring. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/03/gussied-and-guitaring.html)

This is the best title I have come up with, I think. Also, a pretty good picture!
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 03, 2011, 09:56:00 PM
The FLY Files enters my Dream House (http://flyfiles.blogspot.com/2011/03/day-16-dream-house.html).
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Post by: FroHam X on March 04, 2011, 11:05:52 AM
Introducing a new occasional column at TheReelists. It's Steve Kimes (who some of you might know better as oldkid) with 'The Gospel According to'. In his introductory piece, Steve takes a look at the adaptation of the George Bernard Shaw play, Major Barbara. (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/3/4/the-gospel-according-to-major-babara.html)
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Post by: mañana on March 04, 2011, 11:15:48 AM
Cool.
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Post by: Sandy on March 04, 2011, 11:52:09 AM
Another great reason to visit TheReelists! Wonderful article Steve.
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Post by: sdedalus on March 04, 2011, 11:55:51 AM
I write a little more than usual about Carl Theodor Dreyer's Leaves from Satan's Book at Metro Classics (http://metroclassics.blogspot.com/2011/03/hell-is-other-movies-leaves-from-satans.html).
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 04, 2011, 12:40:14 PM
Why did I not hear about this beforehand?!?!?

I guess my insider status is gone.
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Post by: oldkid on March 04, 2011, 06:21:59 PM
Thanks, folks.

Why did I not hear about this beforehand?!?!?

I guess my insider status is gone.

It was all done in back chat-rooms.
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Post by: Junior on March 04, 2011, 09:55:18 PM
Hold Still. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/03/hold-still.html)

Getting pretty is dangerous.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 04, 2011, 10:00:52 PM
The FLY Files asks me what I look forward to? (http://flyfiles.blogspot.com/2011/03/day-17-looking-forward.html)

Happy with this one as well. Keep up the work, FLY.
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Post by: edgar00 on March 04, 2011, 10:42:38 PM
del Toro Time: Hellboy (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/03/del-toro-time-hellboy.html)

(2004, Guillermo del Toro)
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Post by: Corndog on March 04, 2011, 11:47:41 PM
For relaxing times...make it Del Toro time.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 05, 2011, 09:18:27 AM
Seriously. Hellboy II is one of my favorite films to watch when I need to unwind.
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Post by: Corndog on March 05, 2011, 12:15:56 PM
Day 23 - Favorite Vacation (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/03/day-23-favorite-vacation.html)
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 05, 2011, 04:12:37 PM
Day 18 - Regret (http://flyfiles.blogspot.com/2011/03/day-18-regret.html)
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Post by: Corndog on March 06, 2011, 12:15:17 AM
Day 24 - Something You've Learned (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/03/day-24-something-youve-leanred.html)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on March 06, 2011, 09:47:03 AM
This Week In Cinema: February 27-March 05, 2011 (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/03/06/this-week-in-cinema-february-27-march-05/)
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Post by: Corndog on March 06, 2011, 11:23:20 AM
Day 25 - Put Your iPod on Shuffle, First 10 Songs (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/03/day-25-put-your-ipod-on-shuffle-first.html)
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Post by: edgar00 on March 06, 2011, 02:32:10 PM
Far East Specials: An Empress and the Warriors (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/03/far-east-specials-empress-and-warriors.html)

(2008, Tony Ching Siu-Tung)

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Post by: edgar00 on March 06, 2011, 02:53:27 PM
Day 25 - Put Your iPod on Shuffle, First 10 Songs (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/03/day-25-put-your-ipod-on-shuffle-first.html)

You often write about that don't concern me much, but I like this blog.
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Post by: Corndog on March 06, 2011, 03:23:30 PM
You often write about that don't concern me much, but I like this blog.

Thanks, yea, there are some things on this challenge that aren't that great, but others are a lot of fun to write about. Also I am hoping that by doing this challenge it will inspire me to continue posting after it is over, because before I had gone long periods pf time between posts. Hopefully I can be inspired enough to at least make an effort for a post a week or something like that.
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Post by: edgar00 on March 06, 2011, 03:54:22 PM
You often write about that don't concern me much, but I like this blog.

Thanks, yea, there are some things on this challenge that aren't that great, but others are a lot of fun to write about. Also I am hoping that by doing this challenge it will inspire me to continue posting after it is over, because before I had gone long periods pf time between posts. Hopefully I can be inspired enough to at least make an effort for a post a week or something like that.

I understand. It is a worthy challenge, especially for someone who wishes to improve their writing skills. And I can relate to the issue of posting more frequently. I think the same thing is happening to me at my own blog. Since its inception there were few months during which I published more than 11 or 12 articles. In both January and February this year I produced 17 articles and I looking at what I have to write about in the coming weeks and even months, things won't slow down in.
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Post by: edgar00 on March 06, 2011, 05:15:20 PM
New Joint Marathon: Westerns (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/03/new-joint-marathon-westerns-sunday.html)
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Post by: Corndog on March 06, 2011, 05:18:59 PM
Oh fun!
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Post by: ses on March 06, 2011, 05:31:54 PM
Nutella Rice Krispies Treats (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2011/03/nutella-rice-krispies-treats.html)
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Post by: Corndog on March 06, 2011, 06:18:30 PM
On my way over.
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Post by: ses on March 06, 2011, 06:56:51 PM
better hurry, i think my boyfriend has almost eaten the whole batch
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 06, 2011, 07:32:07 PM
Day 19 - Something You Miss (http://flyfiles.blogspot.com/2011/03/day-19-something-you-miss.html)
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Post by: FroHam X on March 06, 2011, 07:44:26 PM
I've got a small thing cooking up for TheReelists. It's not any sort of serious article or anything like that. it was born out of my own boredom and I figured I'd just follow it through to a post. Seems also like the kind of thing the guys at Criterion and even /Film's Page 2 might enjoy. Anyway, here's a small preview of what I'm doing:

(http://i56.tinypic.com/15edd9h.jpg) (http://www.thereelists.com/storage/mosaic-criterion/full/reduced/thumbnail/Days%20of%20Heaven%20Mosaic%20J.jpg)

If you can't tell from that image, I've created photo mosaics of Criterion DVD covers. What's more, I've made photo mosaics of Criterion DVD covers out of smaller images of Criterion covers.

Click here to see a larger version. (http://www.thereelists.com/storage/mosaic-criterion/full/reduced/Days%20of%20Heaven%20Mosaic%20J.jpg)
Or here for the full size version (it's big). (http://www.thereelists.com/storage/mosaic-criterion/full/Days%20of%20Heaven%20Mosaic.jpg)
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 06, 2011, 07:47:16 PM
ZOMG, that's so amazing. And you picked their best title, too!
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Post by: FroHam X on March 06, 2011, 07:55:12 PM
Well, I've done more than just that one, but I figured Days of Heaven would be the best to preview here for now obvious reasons ;)
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Post by: Clovis8 on March 06, 2011, 07:59:28 PM
pretty cool
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Post by: edgar00 on March 06, 2011, 08:07:54 PM
That is pretty neat, I have to admit.
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Post by: Junior on March 06, 2011, 08:50:46 PM
Bathing in the Light. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/03/bathing-in-light.html)

And basking, of course.
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Post by: Sandy on March 07, 2011, 12:52:31 PM
Nutella Rice Krispies Treats (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2011/03/nutella-rice-krispies-treats.html)


ses, that's like gilding the lily...I like it!
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Post by: FroHam X on March 07, 2011, 04:58:35 PM
Another Monday, another One Strong Opinion. This week 1SO discusses The Return of the Western (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/3/7/one-strong-opinion-the-western-returns-now-dont-mess-it-up.html) at TheReelists
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Post by: Corndog on March 07, 2011, 05:15:10 PM
Day 26 - A Picture of Your Family (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/03/day-26-picture-of-your-family.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: ses on March 07, 2011, 06:17:16 PM
Nutella Rice Krispies Treats (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2011/03/nutella-rice-krispies-treats.html)


ses, that's like gilding the lily...I like it!

Ha ha  :), that's why they are so delicious!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 07, 2011, 07:01:31 PM
First Love (http://flyfiles.blogspot.com/2011/03/day-20-first-love.html)
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Post by: edgar00 on March 08, 2011, 09:35:33 AM
Capsule reviews: Blood Work, War (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/03/capsule-reviews-blood-work-war.html)
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Post by: smirnoff on March 08, 2011, 12:12:17 PM
Capsule reviews: Blood Work, War (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/03/capsule-reviews-blood-work-war.html)

You're right on the money with your Blood Work review. Ugh, what a tedious film to sit through. Connelly's book is probably a LOT better.
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Post by: FroHam X on March 08, 2011, 03:59:39 PM
In this week's Open Letter I implore studios to Make Blu-ray Special Features as Awesome as Bambi's, Dammit! (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/3/8/open-letter-make-blu-ray-specials-features-as-awesome-as-bam.html) at TheReelists
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Post by: Corndog on March 08, 2011, 04:44:35 PM
Day 27 - Pets (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/03/day-27-pets.html)
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Post by: Junior on March 08, 2011, 10:15:52 PM
Fighting Words. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/03/fighting-words.html)

Or dancing ones. Both involve fists.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on March 08, 2011, 11:04:02 PM
Day 28 - Something that Stresses You Out (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/03/day-28-something-that-stresses-you-out.html)
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Post by: oldkid on March 09, 2011, 12:42:44 AM
There is a difference... (http://textedphotos.blogspot.com/2011/03/walking-path-good-luck_08.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on March 09, 2011, 07:59:06 AM
Aliens (Director's Cut, 1986) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/03/09/80s-us-bracket-aliens-directors-cut-1986/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: 1SO on March 09, 2011, 08:39:22 AM
FLY's gone quiet but I wanted to let you all know his blog-a-day (http://flyfiles.blogspot.com/) keeps moving forward.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on March 09, 2011, 01:14:13 PM
No new Double Vision post today from Sam, so I decided to post all the Criterion DVD cover photomosaics. Check 'em all out (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/3/9/criterion-cover-photomosaics-made-out-of-criterion-covers.html) at TheReelists
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 09, 2011, 03:15:30 PM
Sorry peeps.  :-\

But I do like what Corey did will all those covers.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on March 09, 2011, 03:58:00 PM
Alright Sam, how about this. For next week you compare the way Die Hard and Back to the Future both excel by embracing their inherent cheesiness but playing everything relatively straight?
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 09, 2011, 04:01:11 PM
Hell to the no.

I'll get a good idea once this stupid sickness goes away.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 09, 2011, 07:10:08 PM
FLY's gone quiet but I wanted to let you all know his blog-a-day (http://flyfiles.blogspot.com/) keeps moving forward.

The staff of The FLY Files thanks you for your continued support.

Challenge moves forward as I realize that I need to travel more (http://flyfiles.blogspot.com/2011/03/day-22-favorite-city.html).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on March 09, 2011, 10:21:57 PM
Suddenly a Pineapple. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/03/suddenly-pineapple.html)

What a difference gloves make on a hand model!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on March 10, 2011, 11:18:17 AM
Day 29 - 3 Wishes (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/03/day-29-3-wishes.html)

Only one day to go!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 10, 2011, 08:19:27 PM
Much like Corndog, The FLY Files is hitting the home stretch. Day 23 is my Favorite Vacation (http://flyfiles.blogspot.com/2011/03/day-23-favorite-vacation.html).

I'm much happier with this entry than I had anticipated.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on March 11, 2011, 11:13:23 AM
How the PG-13 Neutered the Kids Movie (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/3/11/how-the-pg-13-neutered-the-kids-movie.html) at TheReelists
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 11, 2011, 06:05:33 PM
I learn lessons at The FLY Files (http://flyfiles.blogspot.com/2011/03/day-24-something-you-learned.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on March 11, 2011, 09:44:15 PM
Day 30 - A Picture (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/03/day-30-picture.html)

Thanks for reading along. I hope you continue to follow along.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on March 11, 2011, 09:48:46 PM
del Toro Time: Hellboy II: The Golden Army  (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/03/del-toro-time-hellboy-ii-golden-army.html)

(2008, Guillermo del Toro)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sandy on March 11, 2011, 10:49:58 PM
Day 30 - A Picture (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/03/day-30-picture.html)

Thanks for reading along. I hope you continue to follow along.

Thanks for sharing your 30 day challenge! I have really enjoyed reading your entries.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on March 11, 2011, 10:58:33 PM
Don't Start Shaking. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/03/dont-start-shaking.html)

Even the soft things can hurt.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 12, 2011, 09:16:16 AM
It has come to my attention that, for the few readers there are, The FLY Files can't stop, won't stop.

day 01 - your favorite song
day 02 - your least favorite song
day 03 - a song that makes you happy
day 04 - a song that makes you sad
day 05 - a song that reminds you of someone
day 06 - a song that reminds you of somewhere
day 07 - a song that reminds you of a certain event
day 08 - a song that you know all the words to
day 09 - a song that you can dance to
day 10 - a song that makes you fall asleep
day 11 - a song from your favorite band
day 12 - a song from a band you hate
day 13 - a song that is a guilty pleasure
day 14 - a song that no one would expect you to love
day 15 - a song that describes you
day 16 - a song that you used to love but now hate
day 17 - a song that you hear often on the radio
day 18 - a song that you wish you heard on the radio
day 19 - a song from your favorite album
day 20 - a song that you listen to when you’re angry
day 21 - a song that you listen to when you’re happy
day 22 - a song that you listen to when you’re sad
day 23 - a song that you want to play at your wedding
day 24 - a song that you want to play at your funeral
day 25 - a song that makes you laugh
day 26 - a song that you can play on an instrument
day 27 - a song that you wish you could play
day 28 - a song that makes you feel guilty
day 29 - a song from your childhood
day 30 - your favorite song at this time last year
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 12, 2011, 05:33:40 PM
Continuing with music, the Challenge has me turning iTunes on Shuffle for the first 10 songs at The FLY Files (http://flyfiles.blogspot.com/2011/03/day-25-first-10-shuffled-songs.html).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on March 13, 2011, 10:27:08 AM
This Week In Cinema: March 06-12, 2011 (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/03/13/this-week-in-cinema-march-06-12-2011/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on March 13, 2011, 04:18:29 PM
review: 127 Hours (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/03/review-127-hours.html)

(2010, Danny Boyle)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 13, 2011, 04:59:22 PM
Goals of The FLY Files (http://flyfiles.blogspot.com/2011/03/day-26-goals.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on March 13, 2011, 10:42:29 PM
I'm Talking To. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/03/im-talking-to.html)

...the woman in the mirror.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 14, 2011, 07:26:50 PM
We're almost at the end, friends. What does the Future hold? Find out at The FLY File's entry about Future today (http://flyfiles.blogspot.com/2011/03/day-27-future.html).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on March 15, 2011, 12:01:43 AM
Dancing Choose. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/03/dancing-choose.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on March 15, 2011, 11:09:01 AM
Open Letter: Keep Your Damn Kid Out of My Disaster Movies! (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/3/15/open-letter-keep-your-damn-kids-out-of-my-disaster-movies.html) at TheReelists
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 15, 2011, 03:10:07 PM
You're sending mixed messages here...

First you want kids in movies, now you want em out??
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on March 15, 2011, 03:12:43 PM
Yes. I am a complicated man, Sam, and no one understands me but my woman.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 15, 2011, 03:14:51 PM
Don't be silly. Anyone who has enough time to watch all these movies and blog post about them while going to school clearly does not have a woman...


Well, except Bill.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on March 15, 2011, 03:17:09 PM
I'm workin' on it!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: 'Noke on March 15, 2011, 03:18:35 PM
Don't be silly. Anyone who has enough time to watch all these movies and blog post about them while going to school clearly does not have a woman...


Well, except Bill.


But we can't all expect to like Bill. It's like Chuck Norris. If another person was as awesome as bill, the world would explode.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 15, 2011, 04:04:38 PM
true dat.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on March 15, 2011, 08:55:30 PM
Don't be silly. Anyone who has enough time to watch all these movies and blog post about them while going to school clearly does not have a woman...


Well, except Bill.


But we can't all expect to like Bill. It's like Chuck Norris. If another person was as awesome as bill, the world would explode.

true dat.

Awe, you guys.  :-[
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 15, 2011, 10:26:05 PM
Entering the last few days. Day 28, stress. The FLY Files (http://flyfiles.blogspot.com/2011/03/day-28-stress.html).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 15, 2011, 11:49:28 PM
Yarrow's Awakening (http://poemadayprojectv2.blogspot.com/2011/03/15-march-2011-yarrow-awakening.html)

I had hoped to use that short quatrain that made up "Unwound" for something better, and I think that has been accomplished. Need to get together my submissions for the literary magazine. Good luck, FLY.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on March 16, 2011, 05:47:43 PM
Reaching Out. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/03/reaching-out.html)

I'm saving the punchline for those that visit the site.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 16, 2011, 10:18:23 PM
The penultimate day at The FLY Files (http://flyfiles.blogspot.com/2011/03/day-29-three-wishes.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: oldkid on March 16, 2011, 10:58:05 PM
Are you a real Amurican? (http://stevekimes.blogspot.com/2011/03/are-you-american.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on March 16, 2011, 10:59:46 PM
Sorry, another shameless plug. A friend and I are going to be doing a movie radio show, Once Upon a Time in the Movies, next quarter for our university radio station and I would love it if you gave us your support. I would be lying if I said the show will not be modeled strongly after Filmspotting. Matt & Adam are so great and I just love the format so much, but hopefully we do enough different, intelligent, and original to distinguish ourselves, but with a two hour show, some ideas were most definitely borrowed.

But anyway, we have a facebook page (search Once Upon a Time in the Movies) and I would love if you became a fan. And we have a twitter, @OnceUponAMovie so again, we would love it if you followed us.

It will be from 12-2pm EDT on Sundays, starting on April 3rd. I don't know yet if we will be podcasting the show, but think I will try to do it.

Thanks so much!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on March 17, 2011, 03:47:19 PM
del Toro Time: Pan's Labyrinth  (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/03/del-toro-time-pans-labyrinth.html)

(2006, Guillermo del Toro)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 17, 2011, 10:12:57 PM
Day 30 - The FLY Files (http://flyfiles.blogspot.com/2011/03/day-30-picture.html)

That's all, friends. Thanks to everyone who followed along, I hope you learned something, or enjoyed yourself, or both. Maybe more. It was fun. Thanks Corndog for the inspiration. Until then, we FLY away.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: 1SO on March 17, 2011, 10:37:50 PM
That was great. Just keep swimming. (and, do I want to know what comes up if I do a google search with safe search off?)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 17, 2011, 10:39:25 PM
I don't know, I haven't tried. I need to actually turn it off permanently.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: oldkid on March 17, 2011, 10:45:52 PM
A sermon based on the ancient text, the Declaration of Independence.  Well, maybe not so ancient.

http://pastoralblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/right-to-living.html (http://pastoralblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/right-to-living.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sandy on March 17, 2011, 11:11:29 PM
Day 30 - The FLY Files (http://flyfiles.blogspot.com/2011/03/day-30-picture.html)

That's all, friends. Thanks to everyone who followed along, I hope you learned something, or enjoyed yourself, or both. Maybe more. It was fun. Thanks Corndog for the inspiration. Until then, we FLY away.

Great stuff! Thanks.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on March 18, 2011, 03:04:27 PM
Steve brings us The Gospel According to Kill Bill (http://t.co/LPz6BQf)

And I reutrn to old stomping grounds with Faux Film History 101: The Arrival of Sound (http://t.co/u3ZZdFY)

It's all at TheReelists
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on March 18, 2011, 09:39:24 PM
Films du Fleur de Lys: Les amours imaginaires/Heartbeats (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/03/films-du-fleur-de-lys-les-amours.html)

(2010, Xavier Dolan)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 18, 2011, 10:55:04 PM
I've been working on fleshing out my Years (http://cinemasights.wordpress.com/years/) page by making more pages with more years with more lists.

Do you guys like this at all? I know it's just bare bones content right now. Not sure how I would spruce it up or if just the details are enough. Do you guys even find such a directory useful or am I just being OCD now?
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on March 20, 2011, 10:07:57 PM
This Week In Cinema: March 13-19, 2011 (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/03/20/this-week-in-cinema-march-13-19/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 22, 2011, 11:43:04 PM
Miranda Cosgrove's High Maintenance EP has Rivers Cuomo being awesome, Avril Lavigne writing songs, and Miranda mostly surprising the Hell out of me (http://tinyurl.com/4fwy96p).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on March 23, 2011, 12:11:12 AM
Films du Fleur de Lys: La vérité/Guilt  (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/03/films-du-fleur-de-lys-la-verite.html)

(2011, Marc Bisaillon)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on March 23, 2011, 10:19:57 AM
We've got a new Open Letter in which I damn people to The Special Hell (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/3/23/open-letter-the-special-hell.html)

And we've got Sam the Cinema Snob with a new Double Vision in which he dissects Hot Fuzz and Scream (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/3/23/double-vision-hot-fuzz-and-scream-vs-the-spoof.html)

All at TheReelists
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: dheaton on March 23, 2011, 01:52:44 PM
Here's the latest post from my blog on Shutter Island:

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/03/living-as-monster-signature-moment-of.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/03/living-as-monster-signature-moment-of.html)

Check it out.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: ses on March 24, 2011, 07:11:34 PM
Lighter Blueberry Coffee Cake (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2011/03/ceimb-blueberry-coffee-cake.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sandy on March 24, 2011, 09:40:23 PM
Here's the latest post from my blog on Shutter Island:

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/03/living-as-monster-signature-moment-of.htm (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/03/living-as-monster-signature-moment-of.html)l

Check it out.

Hi dheaton,  It won't link. Is it just my computer?
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: ses on March 24, 2011, 09:41:14 PM
try the original link now
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on March 27, 2011, 08:16:38 PM
This Week In Cinema: March 20-26, 2011 (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/03/27/this-week-in-cinema-march-20-26-2011/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Castor on March 27, 2011, 11:24:03 PM
Talking about Amy Adams casting in Superman: Man of Steel. If you feel like it ;)

http://www.anomalousmaterial.com/movies/2011/03/amy-adams-will-be-lois-lane-in-man-of-steel/ (http://www.anomalousmaterial.com/movies/2011/03/amy-adams-will-be-lois-lane-in-man-of-steel/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: dheaton on March 28, 2011, 09:41:01 AM
New post on my blog about Repo Man in my Cult Movies marathon:

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/03/cult-movies-marathon-repo-man-1984.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/03/cult-movies-marathon-repo-man-1984.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on March 28, 2011, 10:08:03 AM
1SO brings a new One Strong Opinion: Warner Bros. Needs to Stop Making So Many Movies! (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/3/28/one-strong-opinion-warner-bros-needs-to-stop-making-so-many.html) at TheReelists


And check back later today for a new bi-weekly column from our good friend, edgar.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 28, 2011, 10:26:04 AM
I start my quarterly installments of the year roundups by first looking at the Best Songs Of 2011 So Far over at Processed Grass (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/03/taking-on-2011-top-tracks-first-quarter.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: 1SO on March 28, 2011, 11:40:08 AM
I start my quarterly installments of the year roundups by first looking at the Best Songs Of 2011 So Far over at Processed Grass (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/03/taking-on-2011-top-tracks-first-quarter.html)

Great hearing PJ Harvey again. Would love to read a defense of "Friday", in particular the lyrical content.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: 'Noke on March 28, 2011, 11:52:38 AM
I start my quarterly installments of the year roundups by first looking at the Best Songs Of 2011 So Far over at Processed Grass (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/03/taking-on-2011-top-tracks-first-quarter.html)

Awesome list FLY. I grinned when I saw I Never Learnt To Share on your list, and though I haven't done any listmaking for 2011 yet I'd say we share a number one. FREE EARL!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on March 28, 2011, 07:19:43 PM
Edgar is joining the team at TheReelists with a new bi-weekly column. Introducing The Remake Files. The first entry is The Bad Lieutenants. Come check it out. (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/3/28/the-remake-files-the-bad-lieutenants.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 28, 2011, 07:29:41 PM
I start my quarterly installments of the year roundups by first looking at the Best Songs Of 2011 So Far over at Processed Grass (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/03/taking-on-2011-top-tracks-first-quarter.html)

Great hearing PJ Harvey again. Would love to read a defense of "Friday", in particular the lyrical content.

I, unfortunately, am not the man to provide such a defense. It's mostly on there because I haven't listened to Kurt Vile's CD and have a rule that does not allow the same artist to occupy more than one slot  :P But yeah, the song is totally fun, fun, fun, fun. It's just no Miranda Cosgrove.

I start my quarterly installments of the year roundups by first looking at the Best Songs Of 2011 So Far over at Processed Grass (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/03/taking-on-2011-top-tracks-first-quarter.html)

Awesome list FLY. I grinned when I saw I Never Learnt To Share on your list, and though I haven't done any listmaking for 2011 yet I'd say we share a number one. FREE EARL!

Thank you, sir. James Blake is fantastic, I can't wait to see him at Pitchfork Fest. I think it's going to be hard to dethrone "Yonkers" but I suppose it's possible. I mean, Kanye theoretically has a CD coming out this year.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 28, 2011, 08:35:00 PM
Brief reflection on my attraction to handheld gaming and a meditation on what it means for consoles (http://multiplatformvm.blogspot.com/2011/03/i-have-two-big-hands-and-heart-pumping.html).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on March 29, 2011, 10:23:44 AM
Shootout At High Noon Marathon: Giddy Up!!! (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/03/29/bill-edgars-shootout-at-high-noon-marathon-giddy-up/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: dheaton on March 29, 2011, 05:51:08 PM
Shootout At High Noon Marathon: Giddy Up!!! (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/03/29/bill-edgars-shootout-at-high-noon-marathon-giddy-up/)

Nice choices for this marathon!  I'll be checking it out.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Monty on March 29, 2011, 06:13:40 PM
Having just seen The Proposition for the first time in the past few weeks, it will be a good, a very good movie which beat this in any marathon IMHO.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Antares on March 29, 2011, 06:14:05 PM
Shootout At High Noon Marathon: Giddy Up!!! (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/03/29/bill-edgars-shootout-at-high-noon-marathon-giddy-up/)

I was looking in the Budd Boetticher poll thread and noticed that you haven't seen any of his films. Seems like a good time to exorcise that demon Bill.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on March 29, 2011, 07:07:08 PM
Shootout At High Noon Marathon: Giddy Up!!! (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/03/29/bill-edgars-shootout-at-high-noon-marathon-giddy-up/)

I was looking in the Budd Boetticher poll thread and noticed that you haven't seen any of his films. Seems like a good time to exorcise that demon Bill.

I will, in the future. This marathon is set, I'm always open to suggestions of movies to check out, but Edgar and I like to keep our joint marathons small, and we've been planning this one for a while now. In the future though, definitely. :)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 29, 2011, 11:08:03 PM
As the days slowly draw to an end, the Quarterly Reviews over at Processed Grass continue with my Top Albums of the Year So Far (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/03/taking-on-2011-top-albums-quarterly.html).

I don't recall if I say this over there or not, but there are all of albums I've listened to, so yeah, I need to take some time for Kurt Vile and Radiohead  :P
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: dheaton on March 30, 2011, 09:41:48 AM
Here's a new post from my blog about the stinker Repo Men.  Even though it has nothing to do with Repo Man, I thought it made a good companion piece to my Repo Man post on Monday.  Check it out.

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/03/foreclosing-on-your-organs-uninspired.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/03/foreclosing-on-your-organs-uninspired.html)

Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on March 30, 2011, 01:14:20 PM
Two new pieces over at TheReelists

Open Letter: Stop the Hype Machine! by myself (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/3/30/open-letter-stop-the-hype-machine.html)

Double Vision: Richard Kelly vs. Christopher Nolan (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/3/30/double-vision-richard-kelly-vs-christopher-nolan.html) by Sam the (Extremely Wrong) Cinema Snob

Also, look forward to TheReelists' first ever interview. It's all set to happen tomorrow, with a post following shortly thereafter. I'll be talking to Bobby Jaffe from Prime Focus about his company's newest project: the 3D conversion of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Manace. Hopefully he won't mind taking on some of the hardball criticisms.
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Post by: 1SO on March 30, 2011, 01:52:55 PM
Double Vision: Richard Kelly vs. Christopher Nolan (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/3/30/double-vision-richard-kelly-vs-christopher-nolan.html) by Sam the (Extremely Wrong) Cinema Snob

The article lost me right at...

"while Nolan gets all the praise, there’s someone out there who is doing the same thing, but better. His name is Richard Kelly."
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Post by: FroHam X on March 30, 2011, 02:00:00 PM
I didn't call him Extremely Wrong for nothing.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on March 30, 2011, 03:13:47 PM
I didn't call him Extremely Wrong for nothing.

He is extremely right though.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 30, 2011, 04:11:12 PM
Double Vision: Richard Kelly vs. Christopher Nolan (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/3/30/double-vision-richard-kelly-vs-christopher-nolan.html) by Sam the (Extremely Wrong) Cinema Snob

The article lost me right at...

"while Nolan gets all the praise, there’s someone out there who is doing the same thing, but better. His name is Richard Kelly."
I am nothing if not a man of controversy.
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Post by: Beavermoose on March 30, 2011, 04:59:59 PM
As much as I enjoy his films. Kelly is NOT doing the same thing as Nolan.
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Post by: FroHam X on March 30, 2011, 05:02:42 PM
I don't think even Kelly knows what he's doing at all.
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Post by: 1SO on March 30, 2011, 05:28:15 PM
I will say, Sam has inspired me to stand up with the Minority Report. Maybe at the end of May I'll write up why I think Malick is a bad filmmaker.
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Post by: FroHam X on March 30, 2011, 05:30:25 PM
Fireworks!
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Post by: Bill Thompson on March 30, 2011, 05:44:12 PM
I don't think even Kelly knows what he's doing at all.

The chaotic nature of his vision is the beauty of his vision, and I'll take that any day of the week over the lifeless and cold film making of Nolan (and I'm not just speaking of emotion, but the wealth of ideas put into their films).
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Post by: Clovis8 on March 30, 2011, 05:47:22 PM
Kelly is the Ed Wood of our generation. So bad at every aspect of film making you almost think it has to be intentional. He has yet to capture a single marginally competent frame of film.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on March 30, 2011, 05:49:57 PM
Kelly is the Ed Wood of our generation. So bad at every aspect of film making you almost think it has to be intentional. He has yet to capture a single marginally competent frame of film.

The fact that you have said you loved/liked Donnie Darko makes the hyperbole in this statement even funnier.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 30, 2011, 06:13:23 PM
Maybe at the end of May I'll write up why I think Malick is a bad filmmaker.
I'm not sure what you think you'll achieve by that. It won't piss me off if that's your goal.

I'll admit my views are controversial, but I'm not saying Nolan is a bad director, I stress that multiple times in the article. I'm just saying that Richard Kelly is making puzzle films that are more complex and require more thought than Nolan. And I prefer that.

Unlike some people on these boards, I'm not going around saying things to annoy people or propagate my view as singular truth. I'm just offering a different viewpoint, emphasis on different.
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Post by: Clovis8 on March 30, 2011, 06:17:19 PM
Kelly is the Ed Wood of our generation. So bad at every aspect of film making you almost think it has to be intentional. He has yet to capture a single marginally competent frame of film.

The fact that you have said you loved/liked Donnie Darko makes the hyperbole in this statement even funnier.

It's not hyperbole. The utter awfulness of Darko is what was fun the first time. It's pretty much unwatchable the second time. The Box was unwatchable the first time and is among the worst movies I have ever seen.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on March 30, 2011, 06:23:39 PM
Kelly is the Ed Wood of our generation. So bad at every aspect of film making you almost think it has to be intentional. He has yet to capture a single marginally competent frame of film.

The fact that you have said you loved/liked Donnie Darko makes the hyperbole in this statement even funnier.

It's not hyperbole. The utter awfulness of Darko is what was fun the first time. It's pretty much unwatchable the second time. The Box was unwatchable the first time and is among the worst movies I have ever seen.

I love Kelly's vision, his ideas, and his films. Southland Tales is amazing, The Box is great, and Donnie Darko is good. He's an interesting filmmaker, something I don't see in Nolan (I only bring him up since the comparison of the two is the basis of this discussion). I get more out of Kelly's films every time I watch them, that's not something I can say about Nolan who provides me with diminishing returns.
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Post by: Clovis8 on March 30, 2011, 06:30:49 PM
Kelly is the Ed Wood of our generation. So bad at every aspect of film making you almost think it has to be intentional. He has yet to capture a single marginally competent frame of film.

The fact that you have said you loved/liked Donnie Darko makes the hyperbole in this statement even funnier.

It's not hyperbole. The utter awfulness of Darko is what was fun the first time. It's pretty much unwatchable the second time. The Box was unwatchable the first time and is among the worst movies I have ever seen.

I love Kelly's vision, his ideas, and his films. Southland Tales is amazing, The Box is great, and Donnie Darko is good. He's an interesting filmmaker, something I don't see in Nolan (I only bring him up since the comparison of the two is the basis of this discussion). I get more out of Kelly's films every time I watch them, that's not something I can say about Nolan who provides me with diminishing returns.

We are on roughly the same page with Nolan. I like his films but none are great IMO.
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Post by: 1SO on March 30, 2011, 06:48:55 PM
I'm just offering a different viewpoint, emphasis on different.

That is my plan as well. I constantly say that I don't like Malick, and it's never done to provoke you. (In truth, I wish you'd finish your breakdown of Days of Heaven. I'm enjoying it more than the actual film.) I'm the spotter who thrives on making a convincing argument that sways opinion. While I don't think I will turn anybody or even make them think twice about Malick, I at least want to see if I can make a convincing argument. It's not a personal attack, and in fact may be the proper self-analysis that eventually turns me to appreciating him at last. Right now I predict Bondo and I will be the only two who don't have Tree of Life in their Top 10 of 2011.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 30, 2011, 07:21:37 PM
I like to call my Top 10 the FLYild Card round.
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Post by: FroHam X on March 30, 2011, 07:23:09 PM
Kelly's vision needs glasses. Nolan sees in IMAX clarity.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 30, 2011, 07:25:17 PM
Kelly's vision needs glasses. Nolan sees in IMAX clarity.

They both need glasses...3-D glasses!
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Post by: Bill Thompson on March 30, 2011, 09:22:59 PM
Kelly's vision needs glasses. Nolan sees in IMAX clarity.

Kelly's vision is unique, Nolan's vision is pedestrian.
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Post by: Junior on March 30, 2011, 09:26:58 PM
EDAP returns! And not a moment too soon!

Two by Two. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/03/two-by-two.html)
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Post by: Junior on March 31, 2011, 09:47:59 AM
Double post!

Benefits of a Classical Education book review: Freedom by Jonathan Franzen. (http://benefitsofaclassicaleducation.blogspot.com/2011/03/book-review-freedom-by-jonathan-franzen.html)

Quote
After a fantastic beginning where we get a brief sketch of the Berglund family of St. Paul, Minnesota the book slows down and investigates seemingly every little detail in the lives of Walter and Patty (the husband and wife), Joey (the son) and Richard Katz (the college friend and third side of the central love triangle). It is firmly entrenched in the every day of modern families and their first-world problems. If this isn't interesting to you or if you can't connect with the characters this book just won't work for you. However, if you can see a bit of yourself in each of these people there's a lot to get out of this book.
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Post by: Junior on March 31, 2011, 11:50:53 AM
Ya'll gonna make me triple post!

Blue in the Wild. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/03/blue-in-wild.html)

This one has a bit of a Winter's Bone feel to it. Not that Connecticut is anything like the Ozarks.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 31, 2011, 01:48:59 PM
I need to resurrect my thread of offenders.
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Post by: Junior on April 01, 2011, 12:57:04 PM
Imagine the horror if you hadn't posted that. A quadruple post!

Sky Seats. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/04/sky-seats.html)

These birds were just sitting pretty in a super tall tree. Zoom lens to the rescue!
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Post by: oldkid on April 01, 2011, 05:48:42 PM
The Reelists just posted my new article "The Gospel According To Groundhog Day" in which I ruin everyone's pleasure of a wonderful film.

The Philosophy of Groundhog Day (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/4/1/the-gospel-according-to-groundhog-day.html#entry11020780)



EDIT: Oh, and Corey has his latest "history" of cinema.  I wanted to post before he because he always hides my features behind his.  Oh well, he's in charge, I guess.   ;)
Widescreen is Nigh! (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/4/1/faux-film-history-101-widescreen-is-nigh.html#entry11020908)
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Post by: FroHam X on April 01, 2011, 06:20:38 PM
Whoa, I totally got called away from my computer after posting those and then plum forgot about posting links. Thanks, Steve. I will tweet about them shortly.
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Post by: Castor on April 01, 2011, 06:52:13 PM
We review Never Let Me Go (http://www.anomalousmaterial.com/movies/2011/04/never-let-me-go-is-riveting-and-touching/).
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Post by: Jared on April 01, 2011, 11:34:05 PM
Kelly is the Ed Wood of our generation. So bad at every aspect of film making you almost think it has to be intentional. He has yet to capture a single marginally competent frame of film.

truth
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Post by: Bill Thompson on April 03, 2011, 12:49:20 PM
Shootout At High Noon Marathon: Review: The Wild Bunch (Director's Cut, 1969) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/04/03/shootout-at-high-noon-marathon-review-the-wild-bunch-directors-cut-1969/)
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Post by: Junior on April 03, 2011, 01:02:08 PM
Weathered the Weather (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/04/weathered-weather.html)

This little tuft was still standing after a long cold winter.
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Post by: edgar00 on April 03, 2011, 05:56:11 PM
I'm not plugging a new post, just a site re-design.

In its 2 1/2 year existence, I think Between the Seats has had 4 looks if memory serves me right (the first didn't really count, that was just to get me on my blogging way). The empty cinema room looked pretty cool (I have the pic saved in case I ever feel the need to go back to it), but I felt it was time to with the site a slightly more personal touch.

There's less colour now, true, but I feel it has a sleeker, neater,  look. Given how I doubt I've ever stayed with a specific visual style for more than maybe 8 months, I'm hoping this one sticks for the long haul.

Between the Seats (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/)
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 03, 2011, 07:22:16 PM
Hum...I think you need to fix the borders of your header image.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 03, 2011, 07:58:10 PM
L.A. Noire's screening at Tribeca, the evolution of games, and what it means for critics (http://multiplatformvm.blogspot.com/2011/04/from-noir-to-noire-call-for-critics.html).

I worked on this article on and off for most of the weekend, so I hope that everyone enjoys it and lets me know what they think about it/pass it along to someone else who has an interest in games, film, art, and/or culture.
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Post by: dheaton on April 04, 2011, 10:15:13 AM
Here's my latest blog post on Eraserhead, the second film in my Cult Movies marathon:

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/04/cult-movies-marathon-eraserhead-1976.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/04/cult-movies-marathon-eraserhead-1976.html)

Check it out!
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Post by: FroHam X on April 04, 2011, 11:41:29 AM
It has arrived! The first ever Reelists Interview.

Last week I got the chance to speak with Bobby Jaffe from Prime Focus about their 3D conversions of the Star Wars films. It's a long interview, but I think it's a pretty good one. Come on and check it out! (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/4/4/interview-bobby-jaffe-from-prime-focus-converting-star-wars.html)
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Post by: Junior on April 04, 2011, 01:36:27 PM
Safe in the Woods. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/04/i-wish-that-branch-wasnt-there-but-this.html)

I wish that branch wasn't there but this is a pretty great shot anyways. I fixed the branch problem. Hooray me!
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Post by: dheaton on April 04, 2011, 02:09:34 PM
Shootout At High Noon Marathon: Review: The Wild Bunch (Director's Cut, 1969) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/04/03/shootout-at-high-noon-marathon-review-the-wild-bunch-directors-cut-1969/)

Nice job on this review.  The Wild Bunch is a tricky film because it has some flaws but also is an extremely visceral experience. A good example is the laughing, which I believe Peckinpah extends to a ridiculous extent purposely to get a sharp reaction from the viewers. I also remember squirming in my seat during these scenes, but I think this is exactly what he's trying to invoke.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on April 04, 2011, 04:19:09 PM
This Week In Cinema: March 27-April 02, 2011 (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/04/04/this-week-in-cinema-march-27-april-02-2011/)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on April 05, 2011, 11:10:00 AM
All Systems Go!!! (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/04/05/all-systems-go/)

I made a lot of changes to my blog recently, I think I made it much easier for people to navigate, improved the look and functionality of the site and basically made it easier to use. The above post breaks down all the changes I made.

Marathons (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/marathons/)

Projects (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/special-projects/)

These are the two new pages I created for my blog, complete with a ton of links to these forums.
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Post by: Junior on April 05, 2011, 01:07:46 PM
Parks and Rec. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/04/parks-and-rec.html)

The best comedy show on TV and also a pretty good picture.
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Post by: 1SO on April 05, 2011, 01:45:10 PM
Parks and Rec. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/04/parks-and-rec.html)

The best comedy show on TV...

I don't even watch Community yet I know what you say is wrong.

(Pic is nice. Like the detail you get off the sign.)
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Post by: Junior on April 05, 2011, 02:19:17 PM
Thanks! Really it probably wavers on a week by week basis which one is better. But that's not quite as snappy as "the best".
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Post by: Bill Thompson on April 05, 2011, 02:27:05 PM
Parks and Rec. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/04/parks-and-rec.html)

The best comedy show on TV...

I don't even watch Community yet I know what you say is wrong.

(Pic is nice. Like the detail you get off the sign.)

One of these shows is worthy of the title Junior brought up, and the other show is Community...
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Post by: Antares on April 05, 2011, 02:42:23 PM
I can't watch anything with Amy Poehler in it. She's the 00's SNL version of Melanie Hutsell.
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Post by: FroHam X on April 05, 2011, 03:39:58 PM
Open Letter: TCM, I Love You (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/4/5/open-letter-tcm-i-love-you.html) at TheReelists
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Post by: Antares on April 05, 2011, 04:56:18 PM
Open Letter: TCM, I Love You (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/4/5/open-letter-tcm-i-love-you.html) at TheReelists

It's amazing how far they've come since their inception. I remember when TCM was first launched and AMC just trounced it. TCM showed mostly the films that were considered the second film on the bill back when they were released. Then, all of a sudden, both networks flip-flopped. Since the beginning of this century, they have been my haven. I look forward to getting my monthly schedule in my e-mail box every month. I missed the programs you mentioned, so I hope they repeat them.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on April 05, 2011, 07:10:21 PM
Open Letter: TCM, I Love You (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/4/5/open-letter-tcm-i-love-you.html) at TheReelists

It's amazing how far they've come since their inception. I remember when TCM was first launched and AMC just trounced it. TCM showed mostly the films that were considered the second film on the bill back when they were released. Then, all of a sudden, both networks flip-flopped. Since the beginning of this century, they have been my haven. I look forward to getting my monthly schedule in my e-mail box every month. I missed the programs you mentioned, so I hope they repeat them.

Whoa, they send you a monthly schedule in an email, nice. I'll have to see about getting that when I finally get TCM back after I switch to DirectTV later this week.
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Post by: dheaton on April 06, 2011, 09:01:59 AM
Following my David Lynch theme for the week, I rewatched the Twin Peaks series finale and wrote about it:

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/04/revisiting-black-lodge-twin-peaks.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/04/revisiting-black-lodge-twin-peaks.html)

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Post by: FroHam X on April 06, 2011, 01:42:15 PM
The Ending of Source Code is a Great Big Cheat and a Terrible Insult (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/4/6/the-ending-of-source-code-is-a-great-big-cheat-and-a-terribl.html) at TheReelists
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Post by: Junior on April 06, 2011, 04:49:18 PM
Two in Flight. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/04/two-in-flight.html)

Burst shooting and good cropping means I got 1 good picture out of 10 or so.
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Post by: Antares on April 06, 2011, 05:46:59 PM
Open Letter: TCM, I Love You (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/4/5/open-letter-tcm-i-love-you.html) at TheReelists

It's amazing how far they've come since their inception. I remember when TCM was first launched and AMC just trounced it. TCM showed mostly the films that were considered the second film on the bill back when they were released. Then, all of a sudden, both networks flip-flopped. Since the beginning of this century, they have been my haven. I look forward to getting my monthly schedule in my e-mail box every month. I missed the programs you mentioned, so I hope they repeat them.

Whoa, they send you a monthly schedule in an email, nice. I'll have to see about getting that when I finally get TCM back after I switch to DirectTV later this week.

It's great because I get to plan out my film watching for the whole month. I'm surprised everyone here doesn't use this service. The other thing about their site that's great is if you're hoping to see a specific movie, you bring it up on their site and click the e-mail reminder alert, and if it's scheduled to air, they send you an e-mail two days before it plays.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on April 06, 2011, 05:58:35 PM
Open Letter: TCM, I Love You (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/4/5/open-letter-tcm-i-love-you.html) at TheReelists

It's amazing how far they've come since their inception. I remember when TCM was first launched and AMC just trounced it. TCM showed mostly the films that were considered the second film on the bill back when they were released. Then, all of a sudden, both networks flip-flopped. Since the beginning of this century, they have been my haven. I look forward to getting my monthly schedule in my e-mail box every month. I missed the programs you mentioned, so I hope they repeat them.

Whoa, they send you a monthly schedule in an email, nice. I'll have to see about getting that when I finally get TCM back after I switch to DirectTV later this week.

It's great because I get to plan out my film watching for the whole month. I'm surprised everyone here doesn't use this service. The other thing about their site that's great is if you're hoping to see a specific movie, you bring it up on their site and click the e-mail reminder alert, and if it's scheduled to air, they send you an e-mail two days before it plays.

Cool stuff, I had no idea. :)
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Post by: FroHam X on April 06, 2011, 06:16:04 PM
Their site also underwent a redesign recently and it looks a lot nicer.
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Post by: FroHam X on April 06, 2011, 07:32:59 PM
I don't often write this sort of post, nor do I think it will be a regular thing, but I felt outraged enough in this case: Cinematical Editor Fired by HuffPo to Cover Their Own Asses (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/4/6/cinematical-editor-fired-by-huffpo-to-cover-their-own-asses.html)
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Post by: Corndog on April 07, 2011, 07:23:04 AM
Episode 1 of "Once Upon a Time in the Movies" (http://ouatitm.blogspot.com/2011/04/episode-1-source-code-top-5-sci-fi.html)
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Post by: mañana on April 07, 2011, 11:17:58 AM
Really it probably wavers on a week by week basis which one is better.
Poll it!
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Post by: Castor on April 07, 2011, 08:11:53 PM
If you could time-travel, where would you go?  (http://www.anomalousmaterial.com/movies/2011/04/qa-time-travel-where-would-you-go/)Feel free to chime in!
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Post by: Junior on April 07, 2011, 08:54:12 PM
Texas Fold em. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/04/texas-fold-em.html)

You know, folded plant things.
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Post by: Junior on April 10, 2011, 05:40:55 PM
Eat My Dust. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/04/eat-my-dust.html)

The dust that is full of chemicals! Chemtrails!
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Post by: dheaton on April 11, 2011, 08:47:25 AM
My look at the ridiculous Troll 2, the third entry in my Cult Movies marathon:

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/04/cult-movies-marathon-troll-2-1990.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/04/cult-movies-marathon-troll-2-1990.html)

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Post by: FroHam X on April 11, 2011, 11:18:51 AM
Hey guys, remember 1SO? Well, he's back! Back with another One Strong Opinion. This week Mr. 1SO discusses a topic very close to my heart: Natalie Portman, What Are You Doing?? (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/4/11/one-strong-opinion-natalie-portman-what-are-you-doing.html)
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 11, 2011, 11:28:05 AM
Making good films.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on April 11, 2011, 02:08:40 PM
This Week In Cinema: April 03-09, 2011 (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/04/11/this-week-in-cinema-april-03-09-2011/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on April 11, 2011, 02:18:00 PM
Neutral Density. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/04/neutral-density.html)

I used a neutral density filter on this one (albeit only in Photoshop).
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Post by: Corndog on April 11, 2011, 05:52:22 PM
New episode of Once Upon a Time in the Movies (http://ouatitm.blogspot.com/2011/04/episode-2-your-highness-top-5-quest.html) is up now! Stephanie and I discuss 'Your Highness' and our Top 5 Quest Movies.

Let us know what you think!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: 'Noke on April 11, 2011, 06:38:00 PM
Corndog, you and your friend have amazingly sexy voices. Are you planning on bringing this to itunes?
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Post by: Corndog on April 11, 2011, 07:23:40 PM
Haha, well thank you. And I don't know, we haven't discussed it. I don't know the long range capabilities of the show since I am graduating at the end of the quarter and it is through the university's radio station.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 11, 2011, 10:04:07 PM
Quarterly Review: Top Films of 2011 So Far (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/04/taking-on-2011-top-films-quarterly.html).

And that will do it for this edition of the Quarterly Review. I'm interested to see how things have changed once June rolls around.
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Post by: Junior on April 12, 2011, 01:55:27 PM
Religious Symbols. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/04/religious-symbols.html)

They're everywhere! Even on top of churches!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: dheaton on April 12, 2011, 02:33:02 PM
New episode of Once Upon a Time in the Movies (http://ouatitm.blogspot.com/2011/04/episode-2-your-highness-top-5-quest.html) is up now! Stephanie and I discuss 'Your Highness' and our Top 5 Quest Movies.

Let us know what you think!

Listened to most of this episode last night.  Nice job!  Both of you have a relaxed chemistry, and the laid-back tone makes it easy to listen to while working around the house.

As a short-term project, I think you need to get Stephanie to watch some more classic films.  Start a marathon each week!
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Post by: dheaton on April 12, 2011, 02:35:16 PM
Quarterly Review: Top Films of 2011 So Far (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/04/taking-on-2011-top-films-quarterly.html).

And that will do it for this edition of the Quarterly Review. I'm interested to see how things have changed once June rolls around.

Uncle Boonmee is playing as part of a local university film series this weekend.  I was thinking of going.  It sounds like this is a must-see based on your ranking.  Thanks for the info!
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Post by: Corndog on April 12, 2011, 03:12:24 PM
New episode of Once Upon a Time in the Movies (http://ouatitm.blogspot.com/2011/04/episode-2-your-highness-top-5-quest.html) is up now! Stephanie and I discuss 'Your Highness' and our Top 5 Quest Movies.

Let us know what you think!

Listened to most of this episode last night.  Nice job!  Both of you have a relaxed chemistry, and the laid-back tone makes it easy to listen to while working around the house.

As a short-term project, I think you need to get Stephanie to watch some more classic films.  Start a marathon each week!

Thanks! Yea, Stephanie loves movies but she isn't super well versed in the classics. I will try to turn her on to some of the giants, as much as I can anyway.
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Post by: dheaton on April 13, 2011, 08:54:51 AM
Continuing my bad-movie trend of the week, here's my take on The Room.  Totally crazy and awesome.

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/04/youre-tearing-me-apart-utter-insanity.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/04/youre-tearing-me-apart-utter-insanity.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 13, 2011, 10:15:37 AM
Quarterly Review: Top Films of 2011 So Far (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/04/taking-on-2011-top-films-quarterly.html).

And that will do it for this edition of the Quarterly Review. I'm interested to see how things have changed once June rolls around.

Uncle Boonmee is playing as part of a local university film series this weekend.  I was thinking of going.  It sounds like this is a must-see based on your ranking.  Thanks for the info!

No problem, it is a fantastic film.

Additionally, I just watched The Room last night. What a movie.
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Post by: dheaton on April 13, 2011, 10:28:51 AM
Additionally, I just watched The Room last night. What a movie.

Tell me about it.  Troll 2 was kind of crazy, but the Room is in another stratosphere.  I still can't believe it had a $5 million budget.  All that terrible green screen work is pricey!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: oldkid on April 13, 2011, 01:08:30 PM
How you should blog, even if I don't.

AKA the seven commandments of blogging according to stevekimes (http://stevekimes.blogspot.com/2011/04/how-you-should-blog-even-if-i-dont.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 13, 2011, 11:24:40 PM
Scream (Craven, 1996) (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/04/in-violent-times-you-shouldnt-have-to.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on April 14, 2011, 08:28:54 AM
Something and Something. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/04/something-and-something.html)

Like rough and tumble or clean and easy.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on April 14, 2011, 10:07:42 AM
Please to link.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on April 14, 2011, 11:59:42 AM
Are links important now? Is this a new thing?
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on April 14, 2011, 12:13:04 PM
Our very own edgar has written a new entry in The Remake Files. This week he's a bounty hunter in search of a partner in Yojimbo and Fistful of Dollars.

Come check it out at TheReelists (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/4/14/the-remake-files-a-samurai-and-a-cowboy.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on April 14, 2011, 12:57:24 PM
Are links important now? Is this a new thing?

I suppose that since I "like" it on facebook, am friends with you on facebook where you post a link, and have your blog in my favorite places that no, a link in this particular thread is not important for me, but it might be for others.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on April 14, 2011, 02:26:03 PM
I suppose. But I still don't like it. Also, thanks for being dedicated!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 14, 2011, 02:54:45 PM
Scream 2 (Craven, 1997) (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/04/youre-all-alone-friend-pick-up-phone.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on April 14, 2011, 04:34:41 PM
Except for Fishing. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/04/except-for-fishing.html)

I'm getting into the sign thing.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on April 14, 2011, 09:55:54 PM
Our very own edgar has written a new entry in The Remake Files. This week he's a bounty hunter in search of a partner in Yojimbo and Fistful of Dollars.

Come check it out at TheReelists (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/4/14/the-remake-files-a-samurai-and-a-cowboy.html)

Thanks for the plug. It's really, really cool to be writing for you guys. I'm having a ball so far.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 15, 2011, 04:23:46 PM
Scream (Craven, 2000) (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/04/youre-keeping-control-of-knife-but-im.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on April 15, 2011, 04:25:18 PM
All Alone. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/04/all-alone.html)

Somebody that is probably not a serial killer lives on this little island just upstream from the waterfall.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: oldkid on April 15, 2011, 06:46:29 PM
My favorite photo that I took  (http://awholebunchofpictures.blogspot.com/2011/04/hermeneutics.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on April 15, 2011, 09:51:54 PM
Yep, that's cool.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on April 16, 2011, 07:05:23 PM
Shall We Dansu? (Shall We Dance, 1996) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/04/16/90s-far-east-bracket-shall-we-dansu-shall-we-dance-1996/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Castor on April 17, 2011, 12:19:26 PM
A movie review of the Grapes of Wrath (http://www.anomalousmaterial.com/movies/2011/04/the-classics-corner-the-grapes-of-wrath/)

A review of Robert Redford's The Conspirator (http://www.anomalousmaterial.com/movies/2011/04/the-conspirator-is-guilty-until-proven-innocent/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on April 18, 2011, 09:35:54 AM
1SO has a new One Strong Opinion: How I Came to Love Abbas Kiarostami, and How You Can Too! (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/4/18/one-strong-opinion-how-i-came-to-love-abbas-kiarostami-and-h.html) at TheReelists
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on April 18, 2011, 10:19:41 AM
Growing Anywhere. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/04/growing-anywhere.html)

Title can be said with or without question mark.


and, because I missed posting yesterday's here...


Railway. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/04/railway.html)

But not your typical type. Is that a thing you can say? Typical type.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on April 18, 2011, 02:30:59 PM
This Week In Cinema: April 10-16, 2011 (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/this-week-in-cinema-april-10-16-2011/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Castor on April 18, 2011, 03:46:26 PM
Hollywood is breathing a sigh of relief after finally breaking a streak of 7 consecutive weeks in which box office sales were down compared to the same periods last year. The first quarter of 2011 saw box office attendance down 20% year over year while revenue is down a crippling 19%. It took a staggering 4 months and a half to see the first $40 million opening of the year (Rio) and everyone from studio executives to movie theater owners is getting antsy. Here are five reasons why the Hollywood box office is hurting:

5 Reasons Why The Box Office Is Down (http://www.anomalousmaterial.com/movies/2011/04/5-reasons-why-the-hollywood-box-office-is-hurting/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on April 19, 2011, 11:12:17 AM
Steve Kimes has a new Gospel According to: The Passion of the Christ (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/4/19/the-gospel-according-to-the-passion-of-the-christ.html) at TheReelists
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 19, 2011, 09:23:51 PM
Scre4m (Craven, 2011) (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/04/these-these-these-are-words-words-that.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on April 20, 2011, 09:02:13 PM
It's A Sign. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/04/its-sign.html)

Every so often I capitalize things that shouldn't be capitalized. Like the "A" in the title of this one. You should know that my English degree allows me to do so. I got a little licence that I carry around in my pocket.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: saltine on April 20, 2011, 10:41:35 PM
It's A Sign. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/04/its-sign.html)

Every so often I capitalize things that shouldn't be capitalized. Like the "A" in the title of this one. You should know that my English degree allows me to do so. I got a little licence that I carry around in my pocket.

I used to tell my students, Junior, that once you prove to me that you know the rule, you can break it.  and nice photo
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on April 20, 2011, 11:16:41 PM
Thanks! I always use this justification whenever my family yells at me for using too many made up words.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: dheaton on April 21, 2011, 07:40:27 AM
Here's my take on Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives.  Not an easy film to crack, but intriguing for sure.

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/04/special-screenings-uncle-boonmee-who.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/04/special-screenings-uncle-boonmee-who.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 21, 2011, 09:32:32 PM
Lost in Translation (Coppola, 2003) (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/04/your-hair-is-brown-your-eyes-are-hazel.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 22, 2011, 11:11:20 AM
Not new, but I added pretty pictures to my Why I Watch Films (http://cinemasights.wordpress.com/2011/01/05/why-i-watch-films/) post to make it less intimidating and more visually stimulating.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Castor on April 23, 2011, 12:23:02 PM
10 Music Bands Who Should Compose a Movie Soundtrack (http://www.anomalousmaterial.com/movies/2011/04/12-music-bands-who-should-compose-a-movie-soundtrack/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on April 24, 2011, 08:36:18 AM
Shootout At High Noon Marathon: Rebuttal: The Proposition (2005) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/04/24/shootout-at-high-noon-marathon-rebuttal-the-proposition-2005/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on April 25, 2011, 02:57:01 PM
1SO has a new One Strong Opinion. This time he's complaining about the crappy movies of 2011... again. (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/4/25/one-strong-opinion-tell-me-a-story.html)

TheReelists!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bondo on April 25, 2011, 03:28:40 PM
2011 is the gift that keeps on giving...gifts you don't want.

FWIW, I don't evaluate year quality based on the percentage of good films but the number of good films. So the general terribleness so far this year can be offset by the few good films being better than last year. Or it can be made up by a stronger second half. Or other things. I'm still not ready to write 2011 off. But then I have little interest in evaluating it only by films that get theatrical wide release or box office receipts.

/Junior
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: 1SO on April 25, 2011, 03:58:34 PM
1SO has a new One Strong Opinion. This time he's complaining about the crappy movies of 2011... again. (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/4/25/one-strong-opinion-tell-me-a-story.html)
Actually,  I "go one step deeper and figure out how it all went wrong."
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on April 25, 2011, 04:14:32 PM
This Week In Cinema: April 17-23, 2011 (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/04/25/this-week-in-cinema-april-17-23-2011/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on April 25, 2011, 06:48:16 PM
Episode 3 (http://ouatitm.blogspot.com/2011/04/episode-3-scream-4-fellowship-of-ring.html) (Scream 4 / The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring / Top 5 Scary Movies) of Once Upon a Time in the Movies is finally available!

I would love to hear feedback, hope you enjoy!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 25, 2011, 09:47:01 PM
Lemonade Mouth (Riggen, 2011) (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/04/escape-is-paradox-because-childhood-is.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: 1SO on April 26, 2011, 12:09:02 AM
Is there a way to Fast Forward? Haven't seen Scream 4 yet and would rather skip that review. (Couldn't find you on iTunes).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on April 26, 2011, 12:13:42 AM
We're not on iTunes yet. I don't know if there is a way to fast forward using the stream function. I know if you download it obviously you can.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on April 26, 2011, 12:19:32 AM
It doesn't look like you can on the stream. And I haven't had the chance to go back and listen to it to put the specific times up yet. Sorry, but we don't spoil any important plot points. I'm pretty sure. If that helps at all. But thanks for listening!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on April 26, 2011, 10:16:45 AM
Ratatouille (2007) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/04/26/review-ratatouille-2007/)
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Post by: dheaton on April 26, 2011, 12:04:29 PM
I just realized i dropped this one in the wrong place yesterday.  Sorry if this is a repeat message for some.  Here it is:

I'm starting a new marathon this week with a focus on films about politics.  My first entry is about The Candidate, with Robert Redford.

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/04/politics-on-film-marathon-candidate.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/04/politics-on-film-marathon-candidate.html)
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Post by: Junior on April 26, 2011, 10:40:55 PM
A Swim in the Pond. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/04/swim-in-pond.html)

And so ends the short car selection and begins the likely long nature/frog selection. Steel yourself.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on April 27, 2011, 08:11:09 AM
Born to Swim. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/04/born-to-swim.html)

You can take this as a Lady Gaga thing or a Bruce Springsteen thing.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Castor on April 27, 2011, 02:05:48 PM
With Fast Five opening in theaters this weekend, we thought it would be time to take a look at some of our favorite cars ever featured on the big screen. Needless to say, this was a tough list to pare down and will make for plenty of arguments for all the great cars that were left off. Make sure to let us hear it in the comments!

The 10 Most Awesome Cars in Movies (http://www.anomalousmaterial.com/movies/2011/04/10-most-awesome-cars-in-movies/)
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Post by: FroHam X on April 28, 2011, 11:13:47 AM
edgar returns with a new Remake Files. This week he takes a look at the two versions of The Manchurian Candidate (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/4/28/the-remake-files-the-manchurian-candidates.html) at TheReelists
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on April 28, 2011, 11:39:34 AM
I Won't if you Won't. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/04/i-wont-if-you-wont.html)

I now just capitalize my title words at random. There is no order to my chaos!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on April 29, 2011, 09:35:26 AM
Hitching a Ride. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/04/hitching-ride.html)

In hono(u)r of the royal wedding.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: oldkid on April 30, 2011, 12:56:31 AM
More photos uploaded on my blog. (http://awholebunchofpictures.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on April 30, 2011, 10:42:49 AM
Head On. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/04/head-on.html)

I have been notified that these are actually toads. Toads.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on April 30, 2011, 11:11:17 PM
Apocalypse Now (Redux, 1979) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/04/30/list-of-shame-apocalypse-now-redux-1979/)
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Post by: Clovis8 on April 30, 2011, 11:43:02 PM
Apocalypse Now (Redux, 1979) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/04/30/list-of-shame-apocalypse-now-redux-1979/)

Redux is overstuffed imo. The theatrical cut is far superior.

FroHam is going to be mad at you.  ;D
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 30, 2011, 11:50:09 PM
Apocalypse Now (Redux, 1979) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/04/30/list-of-shame-apocalypse-now-redux-1979/)

Redux is overstuffed imo. The theatrical cut is far superior.

FroHam is going to be mad at you.  ;D
Clovis speaks the truth. Redux is one of the most indulgent films ever. Theatrical is one of the most amazing films ever.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on May 01, 2011, 12:53:00 AM
Apocalypse Now (Redux, 1979) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/04/30/list-of-shame-apocalypse-now-redux-1979/)

Redux is overstuffed imo. The theatrical cut is far superior.

FroHam is going to be mad at you.  ;D

I'm not mad. In fact, despite his not really liking it, I'm just happy he's finally seen it. Though really, Redux was a bad idea.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: oldkid on May 01, 2011, 01:19:47 AM
Apocalypse Now (Redux, 1979) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/04/30/list-of-shame-apocalypse-now-redux-1979/)

Redux is overstuffed imo. The theatrical cut is far superior.

FroHam is going to be mad at you.  ;D

I'm not mad. In fact, despite his not really liking it, I'm just happy he's finally seen it. Though really, Redux was a bad idea.

You mean a bad idea to watch before the theatrical?  Or a bad idea of Coppola's?  ;)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on May 01, 2011, 01:37:18 AM
Nice. lol. And I mean it's bad to watch it first. I recognize my weird opinion and do not expect people to share it. When I tell people to watch Apocalypse Now I generally also mention to avoid the Redux.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Castor on May 01, 2011, 11:45:06 AM
Are you interested in joining a Hollywood Fantasy Draft, auction style?

To sign up and for more information: The Hollywood Fantasy Draft III (http://www.anomalousmaterial.com/movies/2011/04/the-hollywood-fantasy-draft-iii-sign-up-before-its-too-late/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on May 01, 2011, 12:33:04 PM
Kinda Dirty. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/05/kinda-dirty.html)

Animals that live outside are gross.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on May 01, 2011, 02:13:17 PM
Bonus Episode (http://ouatitm.blogspot.com/2011/05/bonus-episode-april-26-2011-bright-star.html) of my show Once Upon a Time in the Movies! (http://www.facebook.com/onceuponamovie)
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Post by: dheaton on May 02, 2011, 09:07:15 AM
The next post in my Politics on Film marathon is up, as I take on Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.  Check it out.

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/05/politics-on-film-marathon-mr-smith-goes.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/05/politics-on-film-marathon-mr-smith-goes.html)
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Post by: FroHam X on May 02, 2011, 10:58:45 AM
1SO has a new 1SO: Who's Minding the Thor? (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/5/2/one-strong-opinion-whos-minding-the-thor.html) at TheReelists
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Post by: Bill Thompson on May 02, 2011, 02:26:43 PM
This Week In Cinema: April 24-30, 2011 (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/05/02/this-week-in-cinema-april-24-30-2011/)
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Post by: Castor on May 02, 2011, 03:22:02 PM
We ask who are your favorite actors? (http://www.anomalousmaterial.com/movies/2011/05/qa-who-are-your-favorite-actors-and-why/)

The 10 Weirdest Movie Ever: Read at your own risk! (http://www.anomalousmaterial.com/movies/2011/05/the-10-weirdest-movies-ever-read-at-your-own-risk/)
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Post by: Junior on May 02, 2011, 04:03:24 PM
Cinematic Frog. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/05/cinematic-frog.html)

Again, this is actually a toad. But I already named it. So it's a particularly cinematic frog/toad.
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Post by: Najemikon on May 02, 2011, 05:00:38 PM
Not been here too long, so I'm not sure of the etiquette, but I did a short review and posted it on my blog which you're welcome to read here: http://www.moviegoose.co.uk/2011/05/02/fast-5/ (http://www.moviegoose.co.uk/2011/05/02/fast-5/)

The blog is going through an ever present transitional period and still hasn't got half my stuff on it, so do excuse the very basic design. I updated Wordpress and it killed off my damn colour scheme.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 02, 2011, 05:06:56 PM
Don't worry, in film they get toads to play frogs and visa versa all the time. It's like Brits playing Americans!
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Post by: Junior on May 03, 2011, 03:48:30 PM
I Understand Why People Are Grossed Out By Frogs Now. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/05/i-understand-why-people-are-grossed-out.html)

Cuz this is kinda weird.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 03, 2011, 04:57:55 PM
Weird? I think it's epic.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on May 03, 2011, 09:07:48 PM
M (1931) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/05/03/list-of-shame-m-1931-2/)
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Post by: Junior on May 04, 2011, 08:11:48 AM
Weird? I think it's epic.

A single one-inch tall toad against the world with only its mating prowess and ability to make its throat huge to propel him past the hoards.
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Post by: dheaton on May 04, 2011, 09:17:59 AM
Going with the Frank Capra theme from earlier in the week, here's my review of State of the Union, another movie about politics from Capra:

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/05/good-smack-on-south-end-frank-capras.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/05/good-smack-on-south-end-frank-capras.html)
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Post by: FroHam X on May 04, 2011, 11:51:04 AM
Another Filmspotter joins the fold. Our very own Bill Thompson has come to TheReelists with a new column

Bill's Podcast Review

This week Bill takes a look at the Dangerous: Memories podcast. (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/5/4/bills-podcast-review-dangerous-memories.html)
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Post by: Junior on May 04, 2011, 01:47:48 PM
Red Lines. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/05/red-lines.html)

Wait! Are the lines the red parts or the black parts?!?!? My world is shaken to the core.
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Post by: FroHam X on May 04, 2011, 01:49:39 PM
Just completed an interview with Mike Goldblach, the director of Daydream Nation. I think it went really well, and Im hoping to get it, as well as a review of the film, posted tomorrow evening. So keep an eye out for that (or an ear, I'll likely be posting it in audio form).
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Post by: Bill Thompson on May 04, 2011, 05:06:43 PM
Another Filmspotter joins the fold. Our very own Bill Thompson has come to TheReelists with a new column

Bill's Podcast Review

This week Bill takes a look at the Dangerous: Memories podcast. (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/5/4/bills-podcast-review-dangerous-memories.html)

Cool beans Corey, hopefully people dig my column.
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Post by: 1SO on May 04, 2011, 05:10:16 PM
I did. The internet needs this column. An entire genre going uncritiqued.
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Post by: FroHam X on May 04, 2011, 05:12:19 PM
I love Steve's comment.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on May 04, 2011, 05:37:54 PM
I did. The internet needs this column. An entire genre going uncritiqued.

That was my main reason for giving the column a go Chuck. There's an insane amount of podcasts out there, and even when narrowing it down to just film related podcasts there's still an out of control number. I'm not an expert or anything, but I did want to allow people to experience what I do as I separate the wheat from the chaff so to speak, because really there's nobody else out there saying which film podcasts are worth your time and which ones are a waste of time.

I love Steve's comment.

So did I. :)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on May 04, 2011, 06:43:22 PM
I'm Making Waves!!! (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/05/04/im-making-waves/)
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Post by: Corndog on May 05, 2011, 05:24:02 PM
Episode 4 (http://ouatitm.blogspot.com/2011/05/episode-4-fast-five-lord-of-rings-two.html) of my movie podcast, Once Upon a Time in the Movies, is finally up! My friend Stephanie and I discuss Fast Five, The Two Towers and our Top5 Chase Scenes.
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Post by: edgar00 on May 06, 2011, 10:39:37 AM
Only a couple days left before the poll closes. Vote for either awesome Shaw Brothers or awesome blockbusters! (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/) Who will dominate Between the Seats' summer?
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Post by: FroHam X on May 06, 2011, 11:49:57 AM
Come listen to my interview with Daydream Nation director Mike Goldbach (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/5/6/interview-director-mike-goldblachdaydream-nation.html) over at TheReelists.
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Post by: Junior on May 06, 2011, 03:42:24 PM
Hold On To It. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/05/hold-on-to-it.html)

And don't let go. Or else you'll have to swim a bit.



and...



Three Frogs. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/05/three-frogs.html)

Again, toads. This might be my favorite composition of the toad pictures.

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Post by: Junior on May 06, 2011, 04:51:44 PM
I'm gonna try out a weekly poll to see which of the week's pictures you people like the best. I don't know if people without facebook accounts can vote on it, though. I'll have to investigate other methods if they can't.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Windsor/EDAP-Photography/190647074311524 (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Windsor/EDAP-Photography/190647074311524)
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Post by: Beavermoose on May 06, 2011, 06:08:48 PM
Come listen to my interview with Daydream Nation director Mike Goldbach (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/5/6/interview-director-mike-goldblachdaydream-nation.html) over at TheReelists.

Thanks for this. I understand why the film is what it is now.
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Post by: ses on May 08, 2011, 05:43:27 PM
Cherry and Peach Snack Cake (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2011/05/cherry-and-peach-snack-cake.html)
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Post by: mañana on May 09, 2011, 09:31:35 AM
That looks real good.

That guys with the bow tie drives me nuts, but yeah, America's Test Kitchen recipes are great.
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Post by: dheaton on May 09, 2011, 09:36:25 AM
The next post in my Politics on Film marathon is about Primary, the 1960 documentary on the Democratic primary with an unknown named Kennedy.  Enjoy.

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/05/politics-on-film-marathon-primary-1960.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/05/politics-on-film-marathon-primary-1960.html)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on May 09, 2011, 11:31:40 AM
This Week In Cinema: May 01-07, 2011 (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/05/09/this-week-in-cinema-may-01-07-2011/)
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Post by: FroHam X on May 09, 2011, 06:58:52 PM
Hey, 1SO has a new piece on the new Winnie the Pooh movie being way too short. (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/5/9/one-strong-opinion-why-is-winnie-the-pooh-so-short.html)
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Post by: ses on May 09, 2011, 08:23:36 PM
That looks real good.

That guys with the bow tie drives me nuts, but yeah, America's Test Kitchen recipes are great.

Yeah, he drives me nuts too, but they appeal to the scientist in me.  The books are nice because each one has a little write up before them which talks about what worked and what didn't work while they created the recipe.  It's very helpful.
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Post by: Junior on May 09, 2011, 10:57:00 PM
Frog Ball. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/05/frog-ball.html)

No, this shot might not have a lot of artistic merit but it is kind of cool. As cool as a toad orgy ball floating in a pond can be.
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Post by: mañana on May 10, 2011, 09:50:33 AM
That looks real good.
That guys with the bow tie drives me nuts, but yeah, America's Test Kitchen recipes are great.
Yeah, he drives me nuts too, but they appeal to the scientist in me.  The books are nice because each one has a little write up before them which talks about what worked and what didn't work while they created the recipe.  It's very helpful.
They do that segment on the TV show where he does a blind taste test of some product or another (chocolate, salsa...etc.) and he's always just a little too pleased with himself when he's able to pick the most expensive brand. 
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Post by: ses on May 10, 2011, 10:09:19 AM
That looks real good.
That guys with the bow tie drives me nuts, but yeah, America's Test Kitchen recipes are great.
Yeah, he drives me nuts too, but they appeal to the scientist in me.  The books are nice because each one has a little write up before them which talks about what worked and what didn't work while they created the recipe.  It's very helpful.
They do that segment on the TV show where he does a blind taste test of some product or another (chocolate, salsa...etc.) and he's always just a little too pleased with himself when he's able to pick the most expensive brand.

Yeah, he's quite smug, and they totally crap on any other recipe if it's not theirs.  It does bug me, but I also think they are really great about testing the recipes until they come up with a technically great one. I usually fast forward through the taste test portion of the show.
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Post by: Castor on May 10, 2011, 11:49:43 AM
(http://unrealitymag.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/natalieportman-snl.jpg)

6 Best Natalie Portman Performances (http://www.anomalousmaterial.com/movies/2011/05/6-best-natalie-portman-performances/)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on May 10, 2011, 02:37:43 PM
Se Diu Ying Hung Ji Dung Sing Sai Jau (The Eagle Shooting Heroes, 1993) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/05/10/90s-far-east-bracket-se-diu-ying-hung-ji-dung-sing-sai-jau-the-eagle-shooting-heroes-1993/)
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Post by: FroHam X on May 11, 2011, 12:16:50 PM
Bill's got a new entry for Bill's Podcast Review. This week he takes a look at Sound on Sight Radio (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/5/11/bills-podcast-review-sound-on-sight-radio.html) at TheReelists.
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Post by: ses on May 11, 2011, 07:33:01 PM
Muesli Parfaits (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2011/05/ceimb-muesli-parfaits.html)

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Post by: Bill Thompson on May 11, 2011, 09:30:21 PM
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/05/11/review-mr-mrs-smith-1941/)
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Post by: Najemikon on May 12, 2011, 01:50:18 PM
Bill, if you're at all interested I reviewed Foreign Correspondent some time ago while I was going through a Hitchcock marathon. I missed out Mr & Mrs Smith though, having seen it before and not having a desire to see it again. ;)

Foreign Correspondent (http://www.moviegoose.co.uk/2009/05/22/foreign-correspondent/)
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Post by: FroHam X on May 12, 2011, 06:28:34 PM
In this week's The Remake Files, edgar takes a look at The Aventures of Robin Hood and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. One of theseis better than the other. Check it out (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/5/12/the-remake-files-the-adventures-of-robin-hood-prince-of-thie.html) at TheReelists
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Post by: Bill Thompson on May 15, 2011, 04:39:46 PM
This is the review edition, Joheunnom Nabbeunnom Isanghannom (The Good, The Bad, The Weird, 2008) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/05/15/shootout-at-high-noon-marathon-review-joheunnom-nabbeunnom-isanghannom-the-good-the-bad-the-weird-2008/)
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Post by: dheaton on May 16, 2011, 09:39:05 AM
Here's the post on the final movie in my Politics on Film marathon about Otto Preminger's Advise & Consent.  It had a really sharp first hour but did slip by the end.  Still, it was an well-made, interesting movie.

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/05/politics-on-film-marathon-advise.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/05/politics-on-film-marathon-advise.html)
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Post by: Junior on May 16, 2011, 01:04:40 PM
Reverse It. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/05/reverse-it.html)

I found some old photos as I was cleaning up my computer so there may be some strange subjects coming up. Enjoy the mystery!
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Post by: Bill Thompson on May 16, 2011, 05:26:33 PM
This Week In Cinema: May 08-14, 2011 (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/05/16/this-week-in-cinema-may-08-14-2011/)
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Post by: Corndog on May 16, 2011, 05:50:37 PM
Very Bad Things (Peter Berg, 1998) (http://corndogchatscinema.blogspot.com/2011/05/very-bad-things-1998.html)
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Post by: 1SO on May 17, 2011, 12:21:38 AM
This week, I say nice things about Paul Feig and other television directors who attempt to make the leap to the big screen. (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/5/16/one-strong-opinion-when-television-goes-to-the-movies.html)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on May 17, 2011, 10:12:10 AM
Interiors (1978) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/05/17/movie-dictator-club-interiors-1978/)
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Post by: Junior on May 17, 2011, 03:28:04 PM
5 Stripes. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/05/5-stripes.html)

If you're on the lookout for a new wallpaper this one might suit you.
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Post by: dheaton on May 18, 2011, 09:13:12 AM
I've just posted my Top 5 Films about Politics list on the blog.  Take a look and post your rebuttal and own picks in the comments section. 

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/05/top-5-films-about-politics.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/05/top-5-films-about-politics.html)
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Post by: Junior on May 18, 2011, 12:39:27 PM
Just Sitting There. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/05/just-sitting-there.html)

This, too, is from a while ago. I don't know how I forgot to edit these pictures. Anyways, how do you like the new design?
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Post by: Bill Thompson on May 18, 2011, 04:16:33 PM
Fantasia/2000 (1999) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/05/18/disney-animated-marathon-fantasia2000-1999/)
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Post by: Bondo on May 18, 2011, 04:29:11 PM
Over at TheReelists I offer a comparison of Baby Doll and The Bow (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/5/18/double-vision-baby-doll-vs-the-bow.html) and their treatment of men waiting for their presumed bride to come of age.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on May 18, 2011, 05:19:53 PM
I take a look at The Criterion Cast (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/5/18/bills-podcast-review-the-criterion-cast.html) for The Reelists.
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Post by: 1SO on May 18, 2011, 09:09:01 PM
Bill, your recommendations are stuffing my iPod. One negative about The Criterion Cast for me is each episode is taking about 30 min to download.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on May 18, 2011, 09:34:40 PM
Bill, your recommendations are stuffing my iPod. One negative about The Criterion Cast for me is each episode is taking about 30 min to download.

Yeah, that's a problem I had as well. The way I got around it was to pause the download once it slowed to a crawl and start it back up again, repeating that for as long as it took to download the episode, usually only about 30 seconds or so. It's silly that their episodes take so long to download, they haven't responded to any complaints about it so I don't know what the issue is.

Glad you're liking what I'm writing. You listen to any Sound On Sight yet?
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Post by: 1SO on May 18, 2011, 10:52:16 PM
You listen to any Sound On Sight yet?

A handful are waiting in my iTunes. Been a busy week. Haven't even listened to Filmspotting yet, and I get to that by Monday at the latest.
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Post by: Junior on May 19, 2011, 09:29:56 AM
What Kind. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/05/what-kind.html)

Some kind of Chevy. A cool kind.


And, while we're at it.

Book Review: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (http://benefitsofaclassicaleducation.blogspot.com/2011/05/book-review-name-of-wind-by-patrick.html)

Like Harry Potter but different.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on May 20, 2011, 04:08:16 PM
Nobody?

BRIGHT GREEN. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/05/bright-green.html)

Does what it says on the tin, I think. Also the last of the car show pictures for real this time, I think.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: ses on May 22, 2011, 05:23:42 PM
Edamame Dip and Roasted Red Pepper with Feta Dip (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2011/05/duo-of-dips-edamame-dip-and-roasted-red.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: 1SO on May 22, 2011, 06:17:53 PM
Bill, your recommendations are stuffing my iPod. One negative about The Criterion Cast for me is each episode is taking about 30 min to download.

Glad you're liking what I'm writing. You listen to any Sound On Sight yet?

I didn't care much for the Criterion Cast. Too informal for my tastes and they say much the same things that were said about these movies years ago. Little fresh insight.

However, I'm really digging Sight on Sound. Ep. 90 (Holiday Horror) is a standout. I guess I prefer critical looks at trash/genre films over more stuff being heaped upon the classics. I'm now a subscriber.

On a side note... the episode got me looking for your take on Happy Birthday to Me. Couldn't find any writeup at the Emporium.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on May 22, 2011, 06:48:28 PM
Bill, your recommendations are stuffing my iPod. One negative about The Criterion Cast for me is each episode is taking about 30 min to download.

Glad you're liking what I'm writing. You listen to any Sound On Sight yet?

I didn't care much for the Criterion Cast. Too informal for my tastes and they say much the same things that were said about these movies years ago. Little fresh insight.

However, I'm really digging Sight on Sound. Ep. 90 (Holiday Horror) is a standout. I guess I prefer critical looks at trash/genre films over more stuff being heaped upon the classics. I'm now a subscriber.

On a side note... the episode got me looking for your take on Happy Birthday to Me. Couldn't find any writeup at the Emporium.

I've actually never seen Happy Birthday to Me, I'll have to check it out though.

I'm with you on The Criterion Cast, like I said, I struggle with it a lot, yet I keep listening to it for some reason.

Glad you're digging Sound on Sight though, it really surprised me with how much I liked it.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on May 22, 2011, 08:37:16 PM
Rebuttal: Joheunnom Nabbeunnom Isanghannom (The Good, The Bad, The Weird, 2008) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/05/22/shootout-at-high-noon-marathon-rebuttal-joheunnom-nabbeunnom-isanghannom-the-good-the-bad-the-weird-2008/)
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Post by: dheaton on May 23, 2011, 09:38:24 AM
The first blog post of my Nicolas Cage marathon on Bad Lieutenant - Port of Call New Orleans:

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/05/that-crazy-nicolas-cage-marathon-bad.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/05/that-crazy-nicolas-cage-marathon-bad.html)
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Post by: edgar00 on May 23, 2011, 10:16:40 AM
Blogging Around (May 23rd, 2011) (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/05/blogging-around-may-23rd-2011.html)

Cannes marathon, Joan of Arc, LAMMY nominations for a beloved blog, movie marketing, and more!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on May 23, 2011, 05:44:53 PM
This Week In Cinema: May 15-21, 2011 (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/05/23/this-week-in-cinema-may-15-21-2011/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on May 23, 2011, 05:48:51 PM
Natural Camo. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/05/natural-camo.html)

From a vacation to Ocean City, Maryland last year.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on May 24, 2011, 12:51:29 AM
New feature: festival coverage (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/05/new-feature.html)
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Post by: 1SO on May 24, 2011, 01:47:46 AM
One Strong Opinion (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/5/23/one-strong-opinion-who-taught-you-how-to-sell.html) takes a look at the first clip released from Transformers 3 and talks about how marketing is failing to do its job.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on May 24, 2011, 05:33:31 PM
Looking for Love in all the Wrong Places. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/05/looking-for-love-in-all-wrong-places.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on May 25, 2011, 04:03:38 PM
The Spice is Life. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/05/spice-is-life.html)

I've never read or seen Dune.

Also, EDAP just got upgraded. It looks so seasonal now!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on May 26, 2011, 09:01:04 PM
The Remake Files is back! This time a batshit crazy old guy hunts down child vampires! It's Let the Right One In (2008, Tomas Alfredson) versus Let Me In (2010, Matt Reeves). (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/5/26/the-remake-files-no-right-ones-in-here.html)

froham, could you maybe fix up the title of the article? It seriously was meant as 'No Right Ones in Here' (as seen in the actual text just below the movie stills) but was published at the site as 'No Right One's Here', which I don't think makes sense. Thanks. fixed
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 26, 2011, 09:04:33 PM
Yea, the title had me scratching my head.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on May 26, 2011, 11:11:29 PM
Sun Sun Sun. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/05/sun-sun-sun.html)

The bird was immolated the next second.


and,


Things that Make Me Smile: Part 1 (http://benefitsofaclassicaleducation.blogspot.com/2011/05/things-that-make-me-happy-part-1-sons.html)

Today begins a new series here at Benefits of a Classical Education.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on May 27, 2011, 11:59:37 AM
Sea Foam. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/05/sea-foam.html)

Tastes like salt.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Castor on May 28, 2011, 01:15:05 PM
We talk about Movies We Have Resisted. What are yours? (http://www.anomalousmaterial.com/movies/2011/05/qa-movies-we-have-resisted/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on May 29, 2011, 02:51:58 PM
Pale Rider (1985) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/05/29/shootout-at-high-noon-marathon-review-pale-rider-1985/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on May 29, 2011, 04:46:41 PM
Pale Rider (1985) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/05/29/shootout-at-high-noon-marathon-review-pale-rider-1985/)

No, this is Pale Rider (1985) (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/05/shootout-at-high-noon-pale-rider.html)
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Post by: Corndog on May 29, 2011, 04:51:21 PM
Episode 7 of Once Upon a Time in the Movies (http://ouatitm.blogspot.com/2011/05/this-week-we-discuss-new-comedy.html) is already up, available for download or stream. Stephanie and I talk about The Hangover Part II, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and our Top 5 Boat Movies. Enjoy!
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Post by: Castor on May 29, 2011, 05:44:51 PM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EVaaZXX7Wxw/TZOs9Q08-yI/AAAAAAAAAO0/MZzEEnrtEDc/s1600/Midnight-in-Paris-1.jpg)

We review the wonderfully charming "Midnight in Paris"

http://www.anomalousmaterial.com/movies/2011/05/doubleheader-review-midnight-in-paris-is-an-enchanting-time/ (http://www.anomalousmaterial.com/movies/2011/05/doubleheader-review-midnight-in-paris-is-an-enchanting-time/)

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Post by: dheaton on May 30, 2011, 07:53:55 AM
Second post in my Nicolas Cage marathon - I finally caught up with Raising Arizona.  It's pretty sad that it took me this long to catch up with this great comedy.  Check out my post.

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/05/that-crazy-nicolas-cage-marathon.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/05/that-crazy-nicolas-cage-marathon.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on May 30, 2011, 04:01:40 PM
This Week In Cinema: May 22-28, 2011 (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/05/30/this-week-in-cinema-may-22-28-2011/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: ses on May 30, 2011, 09:36:08 PM
Chickpea and Tuna Salad (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2011/05/chickpea-and-tuna-salad.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on May 30, 2011, 10:02:21 PM
An Ocean Storm. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/05/ocean-storm.html)

I wish this weather would happen now. It's too darn hot.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on May 31, 2011, 11:26:35 AM
The return of Open Letter. This week I get into why "Good Enough" is NOT Good Enough! (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/5/31/open-letter-good-enough-is-not-good-enough.html) at TheReelists
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on May 31, 2011, 05:37:17 PM
Moon Over the Ocean Atlantic. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/05/moon-over-ocean-atlantic.html)

It blows up in the end.


and...


Things that Make Me Smile: Part 2 - People that know how I feel (http://benefitsofaclassicaleducation.blogspot.com/2011/05/things-that-make-me-smile-part-2-people.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Castor on June 01, 2011, 01:22:36 PM
10 Criminally Overlooked Movies You Need to See Now (http://www.anomalousmaterial.com/movies/2011/05/10-criminally-overlooked-movies-you-should-see-now/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: dheaton on June 01, 2011, 01:30:04 PM
Going back further in Nic Cage's career, I took a brief look at Valley Girl, which I just saw for the first time:

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/06/that-techno-rock-you-guys-listen-to-is.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/06/that-techno-rock-you-guys-listen-to-is.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 01, 2011, 04:15:50 PM
I stop by The Reelists (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/6/1/bills-podcast-review-comedy-film-nerds.htm) to let the world in on the private pain that is the Comedy Film Nerds podcast.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on June 01, 2011, 06:05:06 PM
Come on over to TheReelists where a whole bunch of us have decided to take part in the 30 Day Film Challenge. It's all your favourite Filmspotters sharing their favourite films. SPOILER ALERT: Back to the Future makes an appearance. Day 1 - Your Favourite Film (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/6/1/30-day-film-challenge-day-1-your-favourite-film.html) at TheReelists.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 01, 2011, 06:27:39 PM
This is gonna be epic.  8)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: 1SO on June 01, 2011, 07:53:27 PM
Removing my own part, that is my favorite post on The Reelists. I wish more spotters would take part. The real challenge is summing up your argument in one paragraph.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bondo on June 01, 2011, 08:06:36 PM
In this case I got to cheat by linking to a whole other article on the site I did. :)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on June 01, 2011, 08:47:36 PM
Totally Wet. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/06/totally-wet.html)

Raindrops keep falling on my driveway.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on June 02, 2011, 01:03:09 AM
Removing my own part, that is my favorite post on The Reelists. I wish more spotters would take part. The real challenge is summing up your argument in one paragraph.

Glad you enjoyed it. I thought it would be a fun idea.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: MP on June 02, 2011, 09:56:24 AM
idFilm has a new piece up from Phil Hogan: Call and response: the reciprocal influence of jazz and film (http://idfilm.blogspot.com/2011/06/call-and-response-reciprocal-influence.html). Its focus is Miles Davis and Elevator to the Gallows, Shafi Hadi and Shadows, and Herbie Hancock and Blow-Up.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on June 02, 2011, 11:45:47 AM
Doing Nothing. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/06/doing-nothing.html)

These things seem to exist solely to get in every crack of my car.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on June 02, 2011, 06:23:35 PM
The 30 Day Film Challenge Continues with Day 2: Your Least Favourite Film (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/6/2/30-day-film-challenge-day-2-your-least-favourite-film.html) at TheReelists
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on June 03, 2011, 10:47:59 AM
The Storm Thing. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/06/storm-thing.html)

This was pretty close to the actual colors going on outside. Also, it's evil.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on June 03, 2011, 02:09:22 PM
Junior and tiny join the fold as we do Day 3 of the 30 Day Film Challenge: A Film You Watch to Feel Good (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/6/3/30-day-film-challenge-day-3-a-film-you-watch-to-feel-good.html) at TheReelists

And be sure to take another look at Days 1 and 2. Junior's choices have been added. His entry for Least Favourite Film is mind-bogglingly crazy.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on June 03, 2011, 02:10:19 PM
Crazy like a fox, I am.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: MartinTeller on June 03, 2011, 02:19:14 PM
Junior's choices have been added. His entry for Least Favourite Film is mind-bogglingly crazy.

I pretty much agree with most of his points, except I would say the third act almost redeems the rest of it.  As "least favorite movie", Aliens is a whole lot less crazy than 8 1/2.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on June 03, 2011, 02:22:16 PM
That's true, Martin. What can I say? Some of us Filmspotters just love to court controversy.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: ses on June 03, 2011, 02:26:58 PM
Junior and tiny join the fold as we do Day 3 of the 30 Day Film Challenge: A Film You Watch to Feel Good (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/6/3/30-day-film-challenge-day-3-a-film-you-watch-to-feel-good.html) at TheReelists

And be sure to take another look at Days 1 and 2. Junior's choices have been added. His entry for Least Favourite Film is mind-bogglingly crazy.

You guys make me want to join in on this, hmm...
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on June 03, 2011, 02:28:35 PM
IT'S WORKING!!!! MWAHAHAHAHAHAAHA!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: 1SO on June 03, 2011, 02:28:56 PM
Yes, ses! That would be awesome.

And Martin... where is your paragraph?
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on June 03, 2011, 02:34:19 PM
Holy moly, this is going to become quite the project. What madness hath I wrought?
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on June 03, 2011, 02:41:33 PM
Gooble gobble, one of us!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: MartinTeller on June 03, 2011, 02:54:26 PM
Yes, ses! That would be awesome.

And Martin... where is your paragraph?

On my Facebook page, I just completed my "30 days" posts earlier this week.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: MartinTeller on June 03, 2011, 02:58:27 PM
Just for the record, though, here are my first three posts.  It's pretty much just stuff from my website, edited down to Facebook length:

Day 1: Favorite Film: TIME OF THE GYPSIES (Emir Kusturica, 1988)

A film that resonates deep within my soul, with wonderful characters, charming comedy, devastating tragedy, brilliant scoring, great performances, unforgettable moments, just the right balance of reality and fantasy, social commentary and narrative ambiguity.

Day 2 - Least Favorite Film: EMPIRE RECORDS (Allan Moyle, 1995)

These kids are stupid and obnoxious cookie-cutter stock characters and I hate them and want them all to die. Also has probably the blandest, shittiest soundtrack of all time. Toad the Wet Sprocket? Gin Blossoms? Better Than Ezra? CINECAST!ing hell.

Day 3 - A Film You Watch to Feel Good: STOP MAKING SENSE (Jonathan Demme, 1984).

The infectious energy never fails to perk me up. Through variations in lighting, staging and dance, they manage to make give every song a distinct visual feel. The personalities of the band members shine through, and all involved seem to be having tremendous fun.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 03, 2011, 04:37:59 PM
Junior's choices have been added. His entry for Least Favourite Film is mind-bogglingly crazy.

I pretty much agree with most of his points, except I would say the third act almost redeems the rest of it.  As "least favorite movie", Aliens is a whole lot less crazy than 8 1/2.

I think not liking Aliens is way more crazy than not liking 8 1/2.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on June 03, 2011, 05:14:49 PM
30 Day Challenges (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/02/30-day-challenge.html) are for Lame-o's
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: 1SO on June 03, 2011, 06:00:24 PM
This looks similar to a 30 Day Challenge FLY did a few months ago. Very informative.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on June 03, 2011, 06:42:29 PM
This looks similar to a 30 Day Challenge FLY did a few months ago. Very informative.

He actually got the inspiration from me. You can go back and read along if you like. I know you were a big fan of FLY's.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: oldkid on June 03, 2011, 09:07:00 PM
Junior and tiny join the fold as we do Day 3 of the 30 Day Film Challenge: A Film You Watch to Feel Good (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/6/3/30-day-film-challenge-day-3-a-film-you-watch-to-feel-good.html) at TheReelists

And be sure to take another look at Days 1 and 2. Junior's choices have been added. His entry for Least Favourite Film is mind-bogglingly crazy.

You guys make me want to join in on this, hmm...

Join us, ses... we have cookies.  Virtual cookies.  Less fat.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: ses on June 03, 2011, 09:10:41 PM
Junior and tiny join the fold as we do Day 3 of the 30 Day Film Challenge: A Film You Watch to Feel Good (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/6/3/30-day-film-challenge-day-3-a-film-you-watch-to-feel-good.html) at TheReelists

And be sure to take another look at Days 1 and 2. Junior's choices have been added. His entry for Least Favourite Film is mind-bogglingly crazy.

You guys make me want to join in on this, hmm...

Join us, ses... we have cookies.  Virtual cookies.  Less fat.

I submitted Days 1-4 to FroHambo earlier this evening.  :)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on June 04, 2011, 01:14:03 PM
And now I present to you all, Day 4 of the 30 Day Film Challenge: A Film You Watch to Feel Down (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/6/4/30-day-film-challenge-day-4-a-film-you-watch-to-feel-down.html) at TheReelists

And I suggest checking out the previous days once more to read new entries from tiny and ses. YAY!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on June 05, 2011, 12:57:47 PM
Unfortunately I'll be stuck at work until 10, so today's Film Challenge entry will be late.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 05, 2011, 07:06:01 PM
Rebuttal: Pale Rider (1985) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/06/05/shootout-at-high-noon-marathon-rebuttal-pale-rider-1985/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on June 05, 2011, 10:38:43 PM
The day is almost over, but whatevs, Day 5 - A Film That Reminds You of Someone (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/6/5/30-day-film-challenge-day-5-a-film-that-reminds-you-of-someo.html) at TheReelists.

And hey! Three new participants! 'Noke, StundentOFilm and Beavermoose.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: MartinTeller on June 05, 2011, 11:09:09 PM
Pretty soon our whole forum is going to be over there.  Why don't you guys post this stuff HERE?  In the 30 Days thread.  That I made.  About this topic.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on June 05, 2011, 11:11:01 PM
I have stolen your thunder. MWAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAA! :P
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 05, 2011, 11:23:39 PM
He offered us cookies...
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: oldkid on June 05, 2011, 11:24:37 PM
We truly appreciate you introducing us to the list, Martin.  But Froham took it to the next level: paragraphs.  For some of us, it was truly a challenge.  And once the articles started coming out, it was just so much fun, who could resist.

Sorry, Martin, but you've been upstaged.  Froham is good at that.  I'll try to be on your side next time.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on June 05, 2011, 11:27:24 PM
If it's any consolation, this thing has totally gone way beyond what I ever imagined. I just thought it would be cool for a few of us who are already established writers to take on the 30 Day Film Challenge. And then I thought it would be cool to extend and open invite to participate. And now it takes over an hour to compile and post each article. It's practically Sparta at this point!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 05, 2011, 11:28:13 PM
Froham is pretty much the Pierce of blogging:

 Community - Make Your Money, Whore! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vV7eSpn9jC4#ws)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Beavermoose on June 05, 2011, 11:39:46 PM
We can post in both places. I just think that a blog has more reach.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: dheaton on June 06, 2011, 09:00:49 AM
My next post in the That Crazy Nicolas Cage marathon is up on my blog. This one is about Wild at Heart, which I actually hadn't seen until a few weeks ago. Check it out and let me know what you think.

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/06/that-crazy-nicolas-cage-marathon-wild.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/06/that-crazy-nicolas-cage-marathon-wild.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on June 06, 2011, 11:40:07 AM
1SO has a One Strong Opinion about his Addiction to Cinema (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/6/6/one-strong-opinion-confessions-of-a-cinema-junkie.html) at TheReelists
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: MartinTeller on June 06, 2011, 11:43:41 AM
We truly appreciate you introducing us to the list, Martin.  But Froham took it to the next level: paragraphs.  For some of us, it was truly a challenge.  And once the articles started coming out, it was just so much fun, who could resist.

Sorry, Martin, but you've been upstaged.  Froham is good at that.  I'll try to be on your side next time.

Oh I'm just being comically bitter.  I'm torn between wanting to participate and that thing of not wanting to be part of any club that would have me as a member.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 06, 2011, 12:09:10 PM
We truly appreciate you introducing us to the list, Martin.  But Froham took it to the next level: paragraphs.  For some of us, it was truly a challenge.  And once the articles started coming out, it was just so much fun, who could resist.

Sorry, Martin, but you've been upstaged.  Froham is good at that.  I'll try to be on your side next time.

Oh I'm just being comically bitter.  I'm torn between wanting to participate and that thing of not wanting to be part of any club that would have me as a member.
Story of my life.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 06, 2011, 06:35:47 PM
This Week In Cinema: May 29-June 04, 2011 (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/06/06/this-week-in-cinema-may-29-june-04-2011/)

Just as an FYI, there's now reviews on there that you won't find in the Write About thread. I noticed a trend that most of what I was posting in that thread wasn't getting any responses and I sort of have the blog so I can post movie opinions that I think no one will read. It's just easier and less time consuming for me if I keep them located here from now on, and maybe I'll get the occasional comment, so I think This Week In Cinema will be the only place I post my capsule reviews from now on.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on June 06, 2011, 10:29:17 PM
And finally Day 6 - A Film That Reminds You of Somewhere (http://www.thereelists.com/main/2011/6/6/30-day-film-challenge-day-6-a-film-that-reminds-you-of-somew.html) is out. Finally.

I promise that tomorrow's entry will be out earlier (and I'm letting all y'all who are participating that if I don't have your Day 7 already, please have it in by tomorrow morning around 12pm EST. I'll be out all night (seeing BADLANDS in 35mm!) So I won't be able to post an article or even update the Day 7 one until Wednesday. Also, for anybody doing them one at a time, it would be helpful if you did a few at once so I don't have to wait for them each day before posting.)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 06, 2011, 10:58:41 PM
Yay for Badlands! Also, man, this is getting really massive. Hopefully it's not too overwhelming for you.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bondo on June 06, 2011, 11:02:53 PM
Why do I get the feeling that Bill is going to pick animated films for pretty much every entry? ;D
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: MartinTeller on June 06, 2011, 11:07:26 PM
Why do I get the feeling that Bill is going to pick animated films for pretty much every entry? ;D

Be fair... he didn't pick one for least favorite movie!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on June 06, 2011, 11:18:42 PM
Hopefully it's not too overwhelming for you.

lol, not yet. The trickiest thing is locating all the different entries from everyone. The biggest problem with it is to do with the fact that some people have sent in a whole bunch at once and other have been sending one at a time. It's not difficult to locate them all, but it makes it all just slightly more all over the place. The most time consuming part is finding, cropping, cropping again, photoshopping together and uploading/posting all the pictures. In fact, for anyone taking part. If you don't mind finding images and/or cropping them to 500x220, that would be fantastic. This is really easy to do on a mac, not sure about PC, but it'd help some.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bondo on June 06, 2011, 11:39:48 PM
Fro, I'll get some pictures put together starting with #8. I've got seven paragraphs left to write. Getting close.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: oldkid on June 07, 2011, 11:16:38 AM
I'll see what I can do about pics.  I won't get to it until at least tonight.

BTW, Picasa has a function which can crop to a certain size.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on June 07, 2011, 11:50:40 AM
Alright, due to outside pressure (seriously, don't blame yourselves, it's nothing to do with the workload, because the workload really isn't high at all) unfortunately I am going to have to give up not only the 30 Day Challenge, but the entire Reelists blog. This means that within the next few weeks the blog will go offline. So to all the people who have contributed or are contributing, I'd suggest finding one of your posts, clicking your name in the byline, which will give you access to everything you've written for the site, and save your work offline if it isn't already saved. I'll be saving as much as I can, but I can't guarantee I'll get all of it. I'm very sorry about this, and I hope you all put that content somewhere else online for everyone to read your great writing. It's been a fun ride while it lasted, and I'm sad to end it, but when you gotta you gotta.

Thanks.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on June 07, 2011, 11:53:49 AM
Aww. This is a sad day for everybody and I'm sure you, forhamp. Thanks for doing all of this work for the past months. It was a great site.  :'(
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 07, 2011, 11:55:23 AM
Alright, due to outside pressure (seriously, don't blame yourselves, it's nothing to do with the workload, because the workload really isn't high at all) unfortunately I am going to have to give up not only the 30 Day Challenge, but the entire Reelists blog. This means that within the next few weeks the blog will go offline. So to all the people who have contributed or are contributing, I'd suggest finding one of your posts, clicking your name in the byline, which will give you access to everything you've written for the site, and save your work offline if it isn't already saved. I'll be saving as much as I can, but I can't guarantee I'll get all of it. I'm very sorry about this, and I hope you all put that content somewhere else online for everyone to read your great writing. It's been a fun ride while it lasted, and I'm sad to end it, but when you gotta you gotta.

Thanks.
Bummer to hear that. I've already got all my posts backed up on my computer, so don't worry about mine. I'll double check anyway.

Will the podcast stuff go away as well?
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on June 07, 2011, 12:01:17 PM
Regarding the podcast, the last transaction on my Libsyn account messed up for some reason (not sure why, nothing changed) but I also decided not to fix it. So I'm assuming that at some point soon they will take those episodes offline as well. I have all those backed up though, and you all can still download them if you want, but I won't be paying to have them hosted any longer. If anyone has a free alternative in order to keep them online and accessible I'm all ears.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: ses on June 07, 2011, 12:18:58 PM
I am sorry to hear that Corey, I really enjoyed reading the blog.  I am going to try and keep up with the 30 Day Challenge, and I hope others do as well.  We should just post them in the 30 Day Challenge Thread.  Who's with me?
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on June 07, 2011, 12:19:57 PM
I know I'll be posting my own entries in Martin's thread.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: ses on June 07, 2011, 12:20:52 PM
Yeah, I just figure I will post the first seven days over there today then each day I will post a new one with links back to the other days.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bondo on June 07, 2011, 12:59:36 PM
Alright, due to outside pressure.

Martin has taken his revenge for having his idea stolen. Well played Martin. ;D

But yeah, bummer to see it go, it was fun to have a place that pushed me to treat my writing a bit more professionally but without the burden of having my own blog to keep active, but these things happen.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 07, 2011, 01:06:31 PM
boo, sorry to hear fro.  was fun being a small, tiny, miniscule part of it way back when... god, looking at those pics from TRide has me itching to get back out there.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on June 07, 2011, 01:15:11 PM
Alright, so I've managed to move the blog to wordpress. You can access it here sans-images (I'd have to upload those manually and that's just too big a job): http://coreyatad.wordpress.com/ (http://coreyatad.wordpress.com/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 07, 2011, 06:55:57 PM
Alright, so I've managed to move the blog to wordpress. You can access it here sans-images (I'd have to upload those manually and that's just too big a job): http://coreyatad.wordpress.com/ (http://coreyatad.wordpress.com/)

So does this mean the blog is still done?
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: smirnoff on June 07, 2011, 07:10:46 PM
Aw big bummer! I thought the site had come leaps and bounds of late and it had found it's way in to my 8 most visited sights in Google Chrome. Great looking, easy to navigate, regularly scheduled content...

I'm sad.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on June 07, 2011, 08:04:27 PM
Alright, so I've managed to move the blog to wordpress. You can access it here sans-images (I'd have to upload those manually and that's just too big a job): http://coreyatad.wordpress.com/ (http://coreyatad.wordpress.com/)

So does this mean the blog is still done?

Still done, just means the content doesn't completely disappear. It will lack photos and because of Wordpress stupidity all posts are being attributed to me, but there were a ton of posts on there that I had not backed up and this was an easy way of doing so.

The real problem is that Squarespace is not a free service, meaning if I stop the site I have to pay to keep it online, which I don't want to do. That's also why I had to make the decision to kill the site rather than simply suspend publication indefinitely with the potential of returning to it at some point.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on June 07, 2011, 11:07:10 PM
The same happened to me at my previous EDAP. I liked the service but since it wasn't bringing any money in I couldn't sustain it. Luckily all my pictures are stored on flickr (though I don't have the money to pay for pro right now so I can only see the most recent 200 pictures. Not a huge issue as I'm sure the 25 bucks will come sometime this summer).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on June 07, 2011, 11:09:21 PM
In my case I got more use out the service because I customized the hell out of it in ways hosts like Wordpress would not allow very easily. Paying definitely has its downsides though.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on June 07, 2011, 11:11:26 PM
True, true. Paying for things is hard.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: MartinTeller on June 07, 2011, 11:54:41 PM
I've been thinking of getting rid of the "VIP Directors" index on my site.  The idea was to have a shorter version of the Director Index, but there's so many directors on it now (and more that I'm thinking about adding), now it just seems kinda redundant.  Maybe it'd be better if I just highlighted the directors I really like on the main Director Index.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: oldkid on June 08, 2011, 01:46:28 AM
Really sorry to see the site go.  I'll keep posting the 30 Day Challenge on my movie blog and on Martin's thread.

I've also got a Gospel According To Goodfellas article mostly written which I'll post on my movie blog.

The Reelists was really excellent-- thanks for all the work Corey and all the others!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 08, 2011, 07:16:59 AM
Podcast Review: Dangerous: Memories (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/06/08/podcast-review-dangerous-memories/). This is the first of the reviews I'm porting over from The Reelists to Bill's Movie Emporium.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: dheaton on June 08, 2011, 07:44:09 AM
I take a quick look at Nic Cage's rise as an action star during the 1990s as part of my latest marathon:

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/06/cage-as-action-hero-rock-faceoff-and.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/06/cage-as-action-hero-rock-faceoff-and.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 08, 2011, 09:37:32 PM
The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (Extended Edition, 2001) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/06/08/list-of-shame-the-lord-of-the-rings-the-fellowship-of-the-ring-extended-edition-2001/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 09, 2011, 09:34:40 AM
Podcast Review: Sound On Sight Radio (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/06/09/podcast-review-sound-on-sight-radio/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 09, 2011, 11:20:44 AM
X-Men: First Class (Vaughn, 2011) (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/06/i-am-just-different.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Beavermoose on June 09, 2011, 02:15:15 PM
Podcast Review: Sound On Sight Radio (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/06/09/podcast-review-sound-on-sight-radio/)

Yay! Go Montreal! I'll send this link to Justine.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on June 09, 2011, 05:12:29 PM
Just want to update everyone. I learned that the next billing date for my site is the 12th, which means, I will be permanently removing the site on the 11th, which is Saturday. If you have any content you want to save yourself before then, go ahead and do that. Just click on your name on an article byline and you'll be taken to all the content you've written.

You can also access all the articles at http://coreyatad.wordpress.com (http://coreyatad.wordpress.com) but those are all missing pictures, and they are incorrectly attributed to myself. Still, if you miss something it'll always be possible to find it there. I also have a file on my computer containing every post with correct author names, so if after the site goes down you can't find what you're looking for on the wordpress version, just let me know and I'll find it for you.

I will likely start up my own personal blog for any random writings I feel like publishing online, but I can't commit to the kind of site that TheReelists was or was becoming, especially considering the lack of readership.

Thanks again for all the support since the site launched. It's been fun.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 09, 2011, 05:20:38 PM
Podcast Review: Sound On Sight Radio (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/06/09/podcast-review-sound-on-sight-radio/)

Yay! Go Montreal! I'll send this link to Justine.

Cool :)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: smirnoff on June 09, 2011, 05:33:02 PM
Any plans to review Filmsack at some point Bill? It's a fun one. :)

These reviews are really helpful btw.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 09, 2011, 06:23:13 PM
Any plans to review Filmsack at some point Bill? It's a fun one. :)

These reviews are really helpful btw.

I plan on getting to every active film related podcast out there, don't really have a timetable for when I will get to them on an individual basis though. Filmsack isn't in my iTunes feed yet, but it's on the list to be added for future listening and reviewing. Glad you've been digging what I've been writing. :)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: roujin on June 09, 2011, 06:40:19 PM
Podcast Review: Sound On Sight Radio (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/06/09/podcast-review-sound-on-sight-radio/)

Yay! Go Montreal! I'll send this link to Justine.

I think I know this person.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 10, 2011, 06:52:55 AM
Podcast Review: The Criterion Cast (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/06/10/podcast-review-the-criterion-cast/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Castor on June 10, 2011, 08:23:54 AM
10 Best Michelle Williams Performances (http://www.anomalousmaterial.com/movies/2011/06/10-best-michelle-williams-performances/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: dheaton on June 10, 2011, 09:00:39 AM
I'm reposting my Anthony Mann/Jimmy Stewart westerns marathon articles that I wrote for the Filmspotting forums last year.  This is the second one for the least of the movies, Bend of the River.  It's still a decent film, though. 

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/06/anthony-mannjimmy-stewart-westerns-bend.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/06/anthony-mannjimmy-stewart-westerns-bend.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 11, 2011, 06:43:25 AM
Podcast Review: Comedy Film Nerds (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/06/11/podcast-review-comedy-film-nerds/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on June 11, 2011, 06:02:40 PM
And so, TheReelists (http://www.thereelists.com) is officially dead.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on June 11, 2011, 07:05:37 PM
Shaw Brothers: Come Drink With Me (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/06/shaw-brothers-marathon-come-drink-with.html) (1966, King Hu)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on June 11, 2011, 07:06:25 PM
And so, TheReelists (http://www.thereelists.com) is officially dead.

Seriously, that bums me out.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: oldkid on June 11, 2011, 08:43:37 PM
And so, TheReelists (http://www.thereelists.com) is officially dead.

Seriously, that bums me out.

It is the end of an era.  :'(
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 11, 2011, 10:34:14 PM
Entertaining the Notion of Slow Films (http://cinemasights.wordpress.com/2011/06/11/entertaining-the-notion-of-slow-films/)

Let me know what you think. Might move to having one or two posts along these lines, although on various subjects, every week or so.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bondo on June 11, 2011, 11:10:32 PM
I do think a film can be boring but it isn't boring because it is boring but, like you say, boring because it doesn't get you to invest in the characters or simply doesn't provide enough to think about within a given section of film. Maybe it is too much of a shortcut to other things but it is a valid critique of the film doing something poorly (subjective as any other critique). I would draw a distinction between boring and pretentious. They often overlap but they are very different concepts. Lynch films are by no means boring but I do think they are pretentious by being difficult/complex without subsequent payoff. When being weird is the end rather than the means to some end, that is pretension. The same is true about lengthy, slow shots that might be boring...they need to be working toward an end rather than being the point of the shot.

As to the thing you mention about film being about entertainment. I also think that is wrong. I claim that it is about stories, but stories are not merely for entertainment. Maybe I'm also being too restrictive of the medium but that's where I come to it from.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: 1SO on June 12, 2011, 12:55:28 AM
First of all, I like the idea of you posting these extended commentaries. They're great personal insight, and a refreshing break from the numerous reviews. Kind of like Strong Opinion, only I don't have to write it.  ;D

As to your topic, I'm in agreement. I don't go so far as to eliminate calling a film boring, though I'm more likely to use 'slow', 'glacial', 'meditative' to suggest an actual speed since actual boredom depends of the person watching. I'm ADHD, so Malick does tend to bore me. But (like you said) I was just as bored watching Transformers. I recently watched Theodoros Angelopoulos glacial Landscape in the Mist, and while it is quite slow, I was not bored. Unfortunately, boredom is a case-by-case, person-by-person basis. I'm often quite bored by Italian neorealism, but I've yet to be bored by American neo-neorealism. I wish I had a better attention span, and I worry that it will continue to shrink as I get older to where I'll need an intermission nap during Run, Lola, Run. I like how you address the issue, and that you're not hostile about it.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on June 12, 2011, 01:05:00 AM
Entertaining the Notion of Slow Films (http://cinemasights.wordpress.com/2011/06/11/entertaining-the-notion-of-slow-films/)

Let me know what you think. Might move to having one or two posts along these lines, although on various subjects, every week or so.

I tried to read that article, but it was really boring. That isn't to say that it was too long, too slow, or too self-indulgent. It was none of those things. It merely didn't engage me in the way that I typically find enjoyable and so I reacted to it with boredom. This may not be how others react, and maybe some people like and article that is a bit longer, or takes a bit more time to make its point, but that sort of thing clearly isn't for me.

;)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 12, 2011, 09:23:53 AM
You cheeky little...  ;D
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: oldkid on June 12, 2011, 11:46:23 AM
Froham is wrong.  Sam, your article was great.

Is the basic purpose of any film entertainment?  I think not.  I can really appreciate a film that I wasn't entertained by, unless you take the term "entertainment" to be much broader than it should be.  "Entertainment" is really supposed to be about pleasure, not just distraction.  I gained very little pleasure from the films Hunger or United 93.  But these films were great because of the experience they provided.  Hunger is a great example because of the middle section of dialogue that many people said they were bored with, but it provided a political context and a sense of just how strong the struggle was between those in agreement about the politics. 

I think there are many reasons to watch and make a film besides entertainment. A Time of Burning wasn't really entertaining, but it documents an important aspect of American history.  Sometimes a film is just education.  Sometimes a film is giving an experience we should share, like United 93.  Sometimes a film is exploring an idea and it is good to watch to consider the idea. 

Malek, however boring some think him to be, I think does fall under the entertaining label.  He helps us experience beauty and character, but it is all entertaining.  His pace may not be to everyone's pleasure.  Their loss.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on June 12, 2011, 11:52:18 AM
Froham is wrong.  Sam, your article was great.

I was being a little shit. The article was indeed very good.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: oldkid on June 12, 2011, 11:56:53 AM
Froham is wrong.  Sam, your article was great.

I was being a little shit. The article was indeed very good.

You see?  Don't you feel better just to say it?  ;)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on June 12, 2011, 11:58:28 AM
But being a little shit is so fun! Plus, Sam clearly understood what I was going for.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: oldkid on June 12, 2011, 12:01:29 PM
But being a little shit is so fun! Plus, Sam clearly understood what I was going for.

I know he did.  I did too. 

I'm actually thinking about starting every one of my posts with "Froham is wrong," just to get the ball rolling.  Even if it's a movie you haven't seen.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 12, 2011, 03:56:51 PM
Review: The Shootist (1976) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/06/12/shootout-at-high-noon-marathon-review-the-shootist-1976/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: dheaton on June 13, 2011, 09:31:52 AM
I'm closing out the Nic Cage marathon with one of his recent head-scratching mainstream roles in The Sorcerer's Apprentice.  It's not as bad as you might expect, but it pretty forgettable.  Check out the post:

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/06/that-crazy-nicolas-cage-marathon.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/06/that-crazy-nicolas-cage-marathon.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 13, 2011, 05:47:25 PM
This Week In Cinema: June 05-11, 2011 (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/06/13/this-week-in-cinema-june-05-11-2011/)

You'll find reviews for,

Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Harry And The Hendersons (1987)
Demolition Man (1993)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on June 13, 2011, 10:52:44 PM
Bulbous. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/06/bulbous.html)

EDAP!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 13, 2011, 11:39:20 PM
Super 8 (Abrams, 2011) (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/06/i-shoot-lights-out.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 14, 2011, 12:12:09 PM
30 Day Film Challenge: Day 1 - Your Favorite Film: The Shawshank Redemption (1994) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/06/14/30-day-film-challenge-day-1-your-favorite-film-the-shawshank-redemption-1994/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on June 14, 2011, 04:10:40 PM
A Bite Outta Crime. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/06/bite-outta-crime.html)

This is both a travesty and cool looking.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: dheaton on June 15, 2011, 08:55:34 AM
Top Five Nicolas Cage performances:
http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/06/top-5-nicolas-cage-performances.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/06/top-5-nicolas-cage-performances.html)

Agree? Disagree? 
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: 1SO on June 15, 2011, 10:24:18 AM
Top Five Nicolas Cage performances:
http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/06/top-5-nicolas-cage-performances.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/06/top-5-nicolas-cage-performances.html)

He did win an Oscar for Leaving Las Vegas, but that film’s power has dissipated for me over the years. Playing the dual roles of Charlie and Donald Kaufman in Adaptation was a good achievement, but it’s hard to overcome my hatred of that disastrous movie.

Agree? Disagree?

You eliminated my Top 2 right off the top so... disagree.
John Travolta is better than Cage in Face/Off.
Your worst pick makes me wonder if you watched Deadfall. You can't call it a Crazy Nicolas Cage Marathon and leave out Deadfall.
If you were going for least crazy as your worst Lord of War is less interesting and less convincing than City of Angels.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on June 15, 2011, 01:14:43 PM
Complicated. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/06/complicated.html)

Dark, intense, telephones.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 15, 2011, 04:00:18 PM
Podcast Review: Doug Loves Movies (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/06/15/podcast-review-doug-loves-movies/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: smirnoff on June 15, 2011, 04:09:27 PM
Is it just me or has the formatting gone all wonky on your blog Bill?
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 15, 2011, 04:19:28 PM
Is it just me or has the formatting gone all wonky on your blog Bill?

Hmmm, it looks normal to me, I wonder if anyone else has noticed a change?
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 15, 2011, 04:23:07 PM
Looks good to me. Might be noffs leet plugins that are fooling with wordpress.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: oldkid on June 15, 2011, 04:23:32 PM
Top Five Nicolas Cage performances:
http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/06/top-5-nicolas-cage-performances.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/06/top-5-nicolas-cage-performances.html)

Agree? Disagree?

I'll stick with Leaving Las Vegas.  Bad Lieutenant is a great pick, though.

Also, Bill's blog looks fine to me.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: dheaton on June 15, 2011, 04:29:29 PM
Top Five Nicolas Cage performances:
http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/06/top-5-nicolas-cage-performances.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/06/top-5-nicolas-cage-performances.html)

He did win an Oscar for Leaving Las Vegas, but that film’s power has dissipated for me over the years. Playing the dual roles of Charlie and Donald Kaufman in Adaptation was a good achievement, but it’s hard to overcome my hatred of that disastrous movie.

Agree? Disagree?

You eliminated my Top 2 right off the top so... disagree.
John Travolta is better than Cage in Face/Off.
Your worst pick makes me wonder if you watched Deadfall. You can't call it a Crazy Nicolas Cage Marathon and leave out Deadfall.
If you were going for least crazy as your worst Lord of War is less interesting and less convincing than City of Angels.

I do agree that Lord of War is right there too in terms of worst performance.  Haven't seen Deadfall.  What were your top two picks?  In Face/Off, Travolta has the easy role.  He gets to act crazy and be an over-the-top villain, which is easier than Cage, who had to hold back.  I like Travolta's performance too, but to me it's easier.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: dheaton on June 15, 2011, 04:33:12 PM
Top Five Nicolas Cage performances:
http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/06/top-5-nicolas-cage-performances.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/06/top-5-nicolas-cage-performances.html)

Agree? Disagree?

I'll stick with Leaving Las Vegas.  Bad Lieutenant is a great pick, though.



I considered Leaving Las Vegas and think he did fine, but it hasn't aged well for me and seems less convincing the more I think it over. It's still an interesting performance, but it just missed the list.
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Post by: 1SO on June 15, 2011, 07:12:06 PM
I do agree that Lord of War is right there too in terms of worst performance.  Haven't seen Deadfall.  What were your top two picks?  In Face/Off, Travolta has the easy role.  He gets to act crazy and be an over-the-top villain, which is easier than Cage, who had to hold back.  I like Travolta's performance too, but to me it's easier.
Deadfall is probably the craziest of Nic Cage crazy performances. I know what a bold statement that is.
Top 2 are Leaving Las Vegas and Adaptation. Vegas hasn't dated so much as it's on odd Mike Figgis mood piece. What feels dated about it now was just as strange in the mid-90s. But the performance is still his best. (Best for E. Shue as well.)
Travolta has Cage beat both ways. Travolta goes big as the villain, but there's still a grounding. Cage is flying around the set. As the hero, Travolta is believably strung out, tired. Cage seems uncomfortable because he doesn't tap into the sadness of the character. He's only comfortable when he gets to go big there too, pretending to still be Castor Troy. (Like the "face... off" scene.)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on June 16, 2011, 01:26:54 PM
30 Day Film Challenge: Day 2 - Your Least Favorite Movie: The Animal (2001) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/06/16/30-day-film-challenge-day-2-your-least-favorite-film-the-animal-2001/)
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Post by: Junior on June 16, 2011, 11:01:28 PM
Sunset T. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/06/sunset-t.html)

Just in time.
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Post by: dheaton on June 17, 2011, 09:12:29 AM
Mann/Stewart Westerns: The Naked Spur (1953)
http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/06/anthony-mannjimmy-stewart-westerns_17.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/06/anthony-mannjimmy-stewart-westerns_17.html)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on June 17, 2011, 12:29:51 PM
C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/06/17/movie-dictator-club-c-r-a-z-y-2005/)
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 17, 2011, 05:38:52 PM
The Tree of Life (Malick, 2011) (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/06/power-in-your-voice-your-rough-touch.html)
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Post by: Junior on June 17, 2011, 06:43:51 PM
A Hole to Fill. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/06/hole-to-fill.html)

With wires, of course.
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Post by: Junior on June 18, 2011, 12:17:28 PM
A Not Clean Fence. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/06/not-clean-fence.html)

Not at all.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on June 18, 2011, 09:51:11 PM
30 Day Film Challenge: Day 3 - A Film You Watch To Feel Good: Tonari No Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro, 1988) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/06/18/30-day-film-challenge-day-3-a-film-you-watch-to-feel-good-tonari-no-totoro-my-neighbor-totoro-1988/)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on June 19, 2011, 11:18:02 AM
Shootout At High Noon Marathon: Rebuttal: The Shootist (1976) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/06/19/shootout-at-high-noon-marathon-rebuttal-the-shootist-1976/)
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Post by: dheaton on June 20, 2011, 07:23:04 AM
Starting the post-apocalyptic marathon with 1985's The Quiet Earth:

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/06/were-all-dead-marathon-quiet-earth-1985.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/06/were-all-dead-marathon-quiet-earth-1985.html)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on June 20, 2011, 10:22:36 AM
This Week In Cinema: June 12-18, 2011 (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/this-week-in-cinema-june-12-18-2011/)

Reviews for,

Searching For Bobby Fischer (1993)
The Virgin Suicides (1999)
The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946)
Escape From New York (1981)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
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Post by: Corndog on June 20, 2011, 03:33:38 PM
Favorite 100 Albums: #100-91 (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/06/favorite-100-albums-100-91.html)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on June 21, 2011, 11:39:37 AM
90s Far East Bracket: Chûgoku No Chôjin (The Bird People In China, 1998) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/06/21/90s-far-east-bracket-chugoku-no-chojin-the-bird-people-in-china-1998/)
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 21, 2011, 11:52:30 AM
Requiem for a Dream (Aronofsky, 2000) (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/06/when-lights-go-out-well-be-safe-and.html)
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Post by: Corndog on June 21, 2011, 11:58:02 AM
Favorite Albums: #90-81 (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/06/favorite-albums-90-81.html)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on June 22, 2011, 04:00:45 PM
Podcast Review: Objection! (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/06/22/podcast-review-objection/)
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Post by: Corndog on June 22, 2011, 05:31:09 PM
Favorite Albums: #80-71 (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/06/favorite-100-albums-80-71.html)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on June 23, 2011, 10:10:23 AM
90s Far East Bracket: Sonatine (1993) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/06/23/90s-far-east-bracket-sonatine-1993/)
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Post by: Corndog on June 23, 2011, 11:14:17 AM
Favorite 100 Albums: #70-61 (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/06/favorite-100-albums-70-61.html)
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 23, 2011, 04:50:59 PM
Superhero Films are Dying (http://cinemasights.wordpress.com/2011/06/23/superhero-films-are-dying/)

I predict the next decade of blockbusters will be experimental arthouse flicks!  ;)
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Post by: dheaton on June 24, 2011, 10:30:35 AM
Film #4 in the Mann/Stewart Westerns, The Far Country:

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/06/anthony-mannjimmy-stewart-westerns-far.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/06/anthony-mannjimmy-stewart-westerns-far.html)
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Post by: Corndog on June 24, 2011, 01:10:12 PM
Favorite 100 Albums: #60-51 (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/06/favorite-100-albums-60-51.html)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on June 24, 2011, 05:09:58 PM
30 Day Film Challenge: Day 4 - A Film You Watch To Feel Down: Hotaru No Haka (Grave Of The Fireflies, 1988) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/06/24/30-day-film-challenge-day-4-a-film-you-watch-to-feel-down-hotaru-no-haka-grave-of-the-fireflies-1988/)
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Post by: Corndog on June 25, 2011, 09:21:10 AM
Favorite 100 Albums: #50-41 (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/06/favorite-100-albums-50-41.html)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on June 25, 2011, 03:44:38 PM
30 Day Film Challenge: Day 5 - A Film That Reminds You Of Someone: Toy Story 3 (2010) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/06/25/30-day-film-challenge-day-5-a-film-that-reminds-you-of-someone-toy-story-3-2010/)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on June 26, 2011, 10:09:03 AM
Shootout At High Noon Marathon: Review: Open Range (2003) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/06/26/shootout-at-high-noon-marathon-review-open-range/)
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Post by: Corndog on June 26, 2011, 10:53:01 AM
Favorite 100 Albums: #40-31 (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/06/favorite-100-albums-40-31.html)
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Post by: Corndog on June 27, 2011, 08:37:21 AM
Favorite 100 Albums: #30-21 (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/06/favorite-100-albums-30-21.html)
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Post by: dheaton on June 27, 2011, 09:11:35 AM
We're All Dead! Marathon: The Book of Eli (2010)

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/06/were-all-dead-marathon-book-of-eli-2010.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/06/were-all-dead-marathon-book-of-eli-2010.html)
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Post by: FroHam X on June 27, 2011, 01:49:48 PM
I have a blog! And I wrote about Pixar! READ IT! (http://justatad.wordpress.com/2011/06/27/the-new-age-of-pixar/)
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Post by: 1SO on June 27, 2011, 02:16:06 PM
Read it! Liked when you broke from the news and info and went more into your opinion. Love your optimism. I don't quite share it, though I don't expect we'll see anything the likes of Cars 2 for a while.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 27, 2011, 02:20:32 PM
Monsters Academy?
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Post by: FroHam X on June 27, 2011, 02:22:55 PM
My optimism isn't that Pixar will go back to producing great films, it's based on the fact that they don't need to. They owe me nothing, they've already given me so much. Now all I can do us hope that they keep making great movies every now and then.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 27, 2011, 02:31:23 PM
True. And the big talents aren't even at Pixar anymore. Still, I'd prefer everyone makes the best films they possibly can.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on June 27, 2011, 09:15:12 PM
This Week In Cinema: June 19-25, 2011 (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/06/27/this-week-in-cinema-june-19-25-2011/)

Movies reviewed,

The Brave Little Toaster (1987)
Sunshine Cleaning (2008)
EverAfter (1998)
Enchanted (2007)
National Treasure (2004)
Face/Off (1997)
Hawaiian Vacation (2011)
Cars 2 (2011)
Green Lantern (2011)
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Post by: Corndog on June 27, 2011, 10:21:14 PM
I <3 Brave Little Toaster. It was a childhood favorite of mine, though I have not seen it in forever.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on June 28, 2011, 10:21:24 AM
30 Day Film Challenge: Day 6 - A Film That Reminds You Of Somewhere: The Land Before Time (1988) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/06/28/30-day-film-challenge-day-6-a-film-that-reminds-you-of-somewhere-the-land-before-time-1988/)
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Post by: FroHam X on June 28, 2011, 10:31:25 AM
I blogged again! At my new blog! It's about Transformers 3! Come read it!!!! (http://justatad.wordpress.com/2011/06/28/why-i-am-excited-about-transformers-3/)
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Post by: 1SO on June 28, 2011, 10:56:35 AM
That's a gutsy move, shredding your credibility on your 2nd post.
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Post by: FroHam X on June 28, 2011, 12:03:26 PM
That's a gutsy move, shredding your credibility on your 2nd post.

What's the point of starting a blog if not to start with nothing and build it all up?

Granted, now when I give my negatively skewed review of Tree of Life nobody will take me seriously. Luckily I have an ace in the hole: the four previous Malick films.
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Post by: Corndog on June 28, 2011, 12:32:23 PM
Favorite 100 Albums: #20-11 (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/06/favorite-100-albums-20-11.html)
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 28, 2011, 01:54:56 PM
That's a gutsy move, shredding your credibility on your 2nd post.

What's the point of starting a blog if not to start with nothing and build it all up?

Granted, now when I give my negatively skewed review of Tree of Life nobody will take me seriously. Luckily I have an ace in the hole: the four previous Malick films.
Watch out, Armond White. :P
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 28, 2011, 11:39:20 PM
Cedar Rapids (Arteta, 2011) (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/06/i-was-raised-up-believing-i-was-somehow.html)
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Post by: dheaton on June 29, 2011, 09:07:06 AM
Revisiting The Road Warrior as part of the post-apocalyptic marathon:

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/06/im-just-here-for-gasoline-george.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/06/im-just-here-for-gasoline-george.html)
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Post by: Corndog on June 29, 2011, 09:40:47 AM
Favorite 100 Albums: #10-1 (http://corndogchatslife.blogspot.com/2011/06/favorite-100-albums-10-1.html)

Tomorrow, I am going to try and start my College Reflections series.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on June 29, 2011, 11:33:41 AM
Podcast Review: Battleship Pretension (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/06/29/podcast-review-battleship-pretension/)
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Post by: FroHam X on June 30, 2011, 09:15:15 AM
Did you know that I have a blog? It might interest you more that I put something useful on it.

Check out my review of Google+, the new social network by Google. (http://justatad.wordpress.com/2011/06/30/tech-review-google-is-a-winner/)
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Post by: FroHam X on June 30, 2011, 09:38:38 AM
Also, leave comments and rate posts. It's fun!
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Post by: Bill Thompson on June 30, 2011, 10:55:23 AM
List Of Shame: Gladiator (2000) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/06/30/list-of-shame-gladiator-2000/)
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 30, 2011, 07:22:51 PM
Probably too early to review something that is in beta. I mean, people still haven't even reviewed Minecraft.
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Post by: dheaton on July 01, 2011, 07:14:51 AM
Final post in the Mann/Stewart marathon for The Man From Laramie:

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/07/anthony-mannjimmy-stewart-westerns-man.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/07/anthony-mannjimmy-stewart-westerns-man.html)
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Post by: 1SO on July 01, 2011, 10:22:56 AM
Great job. This is such a short marathon that a lot of Spotters get to at some point. (I just finished it myself about a month ago.) I liked Laramie even more because of the ambition, the viciousness and the complex characters you hit on in your writeup. I don't know what's best to watch from Mann after these, but I recently saw Man of the West and have The Tin Star up for this weekend.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 01, 2011, 04:14:24 PM
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Bay, 2011) (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/07/in-squares-of-city-in-shadow-of-steeple.html)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on July 01, 2011, 06:38:52 PM
30 Day Film Challenge: Day 7 - A Film That Reminds You Of Your Past: Halloween (1978) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/07/01/30-day-film-challenge-day-7-a-film-that-reminds-you-of-your-past-halloween-1978/)
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Post by: dheaton on July 01, 2011, 11:44:13 PM
Great job. This is such a short marathon that a lot of Spotters get to at some point. (I just finished it myself about a month ago.) I liked Laramie even more because of the ambition, the viciousness and the complex characters you hit on in your writeup. I don't know what's best to watch from Mann after these, but I recently saw Man of the West and have The Tin Star up for this weekend.

Thanks.  It's an easy marathon because three of the films were great, and the other two were also still pretty darn good.  I'm curious to hear what you think about Man of the West and The Tin Star once you finish it.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on July 02, 2011, 10:05:35 AM
30 Day Film Challenge: Day - The Film You Can Quote Best: Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy (2004) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/07/02/30-day-film-challenge-day-8-the-film-you-can-quote-best-anchorman-the-legend-of-ron-burgundy-2004/)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on July 03, 2011, 03:58:18 PM
Shootout At High Noon Marathon: Rebuttal: Open Range (2003) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/07/03/shootout-at-high-noon-marathon-rebuttal-open-range-2003/)
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 04, 2011, 12:33:46 AM
The Quarterly Review beings once again at Processed Grass as I countdown the Top 20 Tracks of 2011 So Far (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/07/taking-on-2011-top-tracks-q2-quarterly.html)!
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Post by: dheaton on July 04, 2011, 08:21:54 AM
Here's my next post in my post-apocalyptic marathon with 2010's Monsters:

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/07/were-all-dead-marathon-monsters-2010.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/07/were-all-dead-marathon-monsters-2010.html)
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Post by: francoamerican on July 04, 2011, 02:18:36 PM
Hi folks, people who subscribe to my podcast (through itunes) also subscribe to filmspotting (including me) so I thought I'd post a thread about my podcast and website:

http://www.darkdiscussions.com (http://www.darkdiscussions.com)
darkdiscussions@aol.com
itunes: Dark Discussions Podcast

Episode 007 - Frank Darabont Retrospective Part 2
(http://www.darkdiscussions.com/Graphics/episode_pics/Mast_Episode007.jpg)
By 2007, Frank Darabont had established himself as one of Hollywood’s top directors and screenwriters. Following the award nominated adaptations of some of Stephen King’s most heart warming stories, Mr. Darabont decided to go back to his roots to produce, screen write, and direct one of Mr. King’s most beloved horror stories of all time, The Mist.

The movie is a story of a group of survivors taking refuge in a grocery store as a mist of unknown origins envelopes the building. A throwback to the horror and sci-fi movies of the 1950’s and 60’s, the film, though a moderate success at theaters, is thought of as one of the top ten genre movies of the decade. With its religious and political undertones the film speaks volumes about today’s world. The ending, a shocking change from the novella, was so impactful to audiences, Stephen King himself stated that he had wished he had thought of the ending when he had wrote the story.

Soon after, in 2010, Mr. Darabont took a little known but highly regarded underground comic book and decided to bring it to the small screen. The story, a comic book written by Robert Kirkman, was a story about a group of survivors trying to make ends meet after a zombie apocalypse. Fitfully on Halloween night 2010 The Walking Dead premiered to both resounding reviews and audiences larger than many had expected. With this success, an upcoming second season was announced and will be debuted in October 2011.

Once more, Phil and Mike discuss the importance of Frank Darabont and the significance he has played on horror and sci-fi in this latter part of his career. With the success of the Mist and the Walking Dead, Mr. Darabont has cemented his legacy upon a genre that was at one time so desperately seeking monsters in the mist.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 04, 2011, 07:28:54 PM
Quarterly Review: Top Albums (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/07/taking-on-2011-top-albums-q2-quarterly.html)

So yeah, this took a long time. All 40 albums I have listened to in 2011, ranked and in order. Give it a read!
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Post by: Bill Thompson on July 05, 2011, 09:52:03 AM
This Week In Cinema: June 26-July 02, 2011 (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/07/04/this-week-in-cinema-june-26-july-02-2011/)

Movies reviewed,

The Bodyguard (1992)
Munich (2005)
Frontière(s) (Frontiers(s), 2007)
Final Destination 2 (2003)
Ghost Busters (1984)
Free Willy (1993)
Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on July 05, 2011, 12:50:26 PM
30 Day Film Challenge: Day 9 - A Film With Your Favorite Actor (Male): Apollo 13 (1995) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/07/05/30-day-film-challenge-day-9-a-film-with-your-favorite-actor-male-apollo-13-1995/)
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 05, 2011, 03:32:29 PM
Cars 2 (Lasseter and Lewis, 2011) (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/07/come-on-pops-i-need-little-more-speed.html)
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Post by: Beavermoose on July 05, 2011, 05:08:29 PM
New episode of our show. We have an interview with a documentary filmmaker and reviews of Danish film Armadillo and Swedish film Troll Hunter. Bloopers are at the end.

http://blip.tv/play/gaBugsXoUgI.html (http://blip.tv/play/gaBugsXoUgI.html)
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Post by: dheaton on July 06, 2011, 07:09:32 AM
I take a look at the chilling indie horror film Carriers, from 2009:

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/07/life-as-more-painful-form-of-death.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/07/life-as-more-painful-form-of-death.html)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on July 06, 2011, 03:51:51 PM
Podcast Review: How Did This Get Made? (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/07/06/podcast-review-how-did-this-get-made/)
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Post by: FroHam X on July 06, 2011, 05:57:51 PM
Read my case for George Lucas: The Greatest Visionary Filmmaker of the 70s (http://justatad.wordpress.com/2011/07/06/george-lucas-the-greatest-visionary-filmmaker-of-the-70s/).
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Post by: 1SO on July 06, 2011, 06:48:47 PM
You had me until...

Even Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange, released the same year, does not have the scope of world-building and the truly experimental vibe that Lucas brought with his first feature.

I get that this is only your opinion, but you're failing to recognize the level of detail in Kubrick's vision of a somewhat near and very possible future. Lucas dipped completely into fantasy, stripping away society to its stark white essentials. Kubrick has so many particular props, costumes, furnishings, vehicles. Scope isn't just the size of your ambition, it's the level of detail. This is proven by Lucas' decision later on that his world needed monkeys. Kubrick's world remains impeccable.
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Post by: FroHam X on July 06, 2011, 07:00:12 PM
I think A Clockwork Orange is a better film, but even the detail of the film is not so high. It's kind of a hodgepodge of architecture around England that Kubrick thought would fit with his movie. It is great, but it's not nearly as unique or impeccable as the world of THX. And using Lucas' later tinkering is not fair at all. Nevermind for a moment that Kubrick was known to tinker with his films post-release quite often, the Lucas who added CGI monkeys is not the same Lucas that made the film back in 71. In fact, the film was mostly better before the CGI was added.
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Post by: 1SO on July 06, 2011, 07:31:55 PM
Take your quote...

"the scope of world-building and the truly experimental vibe."

Does it better apply to this...
(http://i.imgur.com/6gKrO.jpg)

or any of the NSFW images of the Korova Milk Bar (http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=clockwork%20milk%20bar&oe=UTF-8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi&biw=1238&bih=664)?
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Post by: FroHam X on July 06, 2011, 07:35:43 PM
A white room can be pretty damn evocative, and that white room is not the only display of architecture in the film, nor is architecture the only component of world-building.

A Clockwork Orange has an incredibly interesting world, but nothing about it that is actually interesting has anything to do with Kubrick. He translated the book nicely to the screen, but even then, it's not all that fancy or detailed for the most part.

It might also be worth mentioning that A Clockwork Orange had roughly three times the budget of THX 1138.
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Post by: 1SO on July 06, 2011, 08:08:00 PM
It might also be worth mentioning that A Clockwork Orange had roughly three times the budget of THX 1138.

If I can't bring in digital monkeys, you can't bring in budget. You said it had better scope. Never added "for the budget" till now.
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Post by: FroHam X on July 06, 2011, 08:23:55 PM
It might also be worth mentioning that A Clockwork Orange had roughly three times the budget of THX 1138.

If I can't bring in digital monkeys, you can't bring in budget. You said it had better scope. Never added "for the budget" till now.

Monkeys and budget are two separate things. My argument is that the scope was perfectly realized the first time around. Lucas' tinkering is just a bunch of crap. I'll bet his CGI "enhancements" cost several times the film's original budget, and ultimately don't add much.

The issue of budget is simply to say that Lucas' resources were less, so instead of just throwing a bunch of random crap on the screen, he created evocative imagery through more experimental means, like the white room prison. It's actually pretty brilliant. I was just looking over some screencaps from the film and it dawned on me just how "spare" the film is. But that's not how it feels, and that's not the impression it evokes. The brilliance of Lucas' direction and writing of THX is that is evokes an incredibly wide world without showing much and by making the stuff on-screen appear used and utilitarian. There may often be next to nothing on screen, but it feels like a complex and wide world that we are only getting a glimpse of.

A Clockwork Orange feels, as I've said, like a bit of a hodgepodge. The actual design of the world in the film is not particularly well thought through. It's that late-60s faux-futuristic modernist architecture, mixed with some 18th Century elements. It is neat to look at, but it hardly tells us anything about the world of the story or the characters. It's stylized and its memorable, but it doesn't quite feel like a wider world based purely on those aspects. The dialogue and narration actually does a lot more to evoke that feeling, but the vast majority of that is right out of the book.

So in essence I disagree on two fronts, the first being that A Clockwork Orange as realized on film is a greater example of film experimentation and world creation, and the second being that even if it were to stand somewhat neck and neck, Kubrick deserves credit only for putting it on the screen whereas Lucas come up with the whole darn thing. Nobody would argue against Kubrick's status as a visionary director, but I think comparing Clockwork and THX in terms of display of vision, THX wins out. If we were comparing THX to 2001 it would be a total blowout for Kubrick. And on so many levels THX could not exist without the incredible vision that brought 2001 to the screen.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 06, 2011, 09:32:59 PM
Q2 Quarterly Review - Top Films of 2011 (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/07/taking-on-2011-top-films-q2-quarterly.html)

I write about my ten favorite, and give a glimpse of my current Filmspots ballot by listing all the 2011 eligible films I have seen, ranked in order! Give it a read!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: 1SO on July 06, 2011, 10:36:20 PM
For someone who's seen as a contrarian on the boards, your Top 6 is a Win of conformity. Even your worst so far is the same as Adam and Matty. Too bad you didn't get to The Art of Getting By.

BTW, an excellent piece of writing. Your words on Uncle Boonmee came to me at just the right time. I might be ready to watch it now.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 06, 2011, 10:52:07 PM
Q2 Quarterly Review - Top Films of 2011 (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/07/taking-on-2011-top-films-q2-quarterly.html)

I write about my ten favorite, and give a glimpse of my current Filmspots ballot by listing all the 2011 eligible films I have seen, ranked in order! Give it a read!

For someone who's seen as a contrarian on the boards, your Top 6 is a Win of conformity. Even your worst so far is the same as Adam and Matty. Too bad you didn't get to The Art of Getting By.

BTW, an excellent piece of writing. Your words on Uncle Boonmee came to me at just the right time. I might be ready to watch it now.

Thank you, I actually need to watch Boonmee again. Of the films that I realistically would have been able to see (so, basically not Cave, Meek's, and other foreign/smaller films) my biggest regrets were not getting to The Art of Getting By, Rango, and Monte Carlo - though since that was released July 1st I guess it missed to the deadline anyway.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 07, 2011, 01:42:32 PM
Day of Reckoning: Harry Potter Announcement! (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/07/day-of-reckoning-harry-potter.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: dheaton on July 08, 2011, 07:28:31 AM
I've decided to start doing Top 5 Lists each Friday that connect in some way to the marathon movie I talked about that Monday.  I know it's not the most original idea, but I think it will be fun.  Let me know what you think about this top 5; I'd love to hear suggestions of better choices to check out.  This list is pretty generic because I'm not an expert on monster movies:

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/07/top-5-films-where-monster-is-barely.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/07/top-5-films-where-monster-is-barely.html)
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Post by: 1SO on July 08, 2011, 10:01:00 AM
http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/07/top-5-films-where-monster-is-barely.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/07/top-5-films-where-monster-is-barely.html)

"There’s also a great mind-bending ending that seems implausible until we reach the stunning finale."
It's almost as good as the beginning that happens at the start.  ;D
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: dheaton on July 08, 2011, 10:11:10 AM
http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/07/top-5-films-where-monster-is-barely.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/07/top-5-films-where-monster-is-barely.html)

"There’s also a great mind-bending ending that seems implausible until we reach the stunning finale."
It's almost as good as the beginning that happens at the start.  ;D

Yikes!  That's quite a silly sentence.  I really need to read these aloud sometimes. 
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: oneaprilday on July 08, 2011, 06:16:18 PM
Any attempt at writing about The Tree of Life seems feeble and inadequate, but for what it's worth, here's mine: A Journal of Film: "And the sons of God shouted for joy: Terrence Malick's Tree of Life" (http://ajournaloffilm.blogspot.com/2011/07/and-sons-of-god-shouted-for-joy.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 08, 2011, 06:53:05 PM
Any attempt at writing about The Tree of Life seems feeble and inadequate, but for what it's worth, here's mine: A Journal of Film: "And the sons of God shouted for joy: Terrence Malick's Tree of Life" (http://ajournaloffilm.blogspot.com/2011/07/and-sons-of-god-shouted-for-joy.html)

Very cool, I'll go give this a read right now!

Weekend of July 8th Box Office Predictions (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/07/box-office-battle-july-8th.html)
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Post by: oneaprilday on July 08, 2011, 07:11:16 PM
Very cool, I'll go give this a read right now!
Thanks for the encouragement, FLY. :)

I need to go read everyone else's thoughts on the film now that I've got mine out of my head.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on July 09, 2011, 01:20:18 PM
Since I closed down TheReelists, I figured it would make sense to bring over some old writing onto my new blog.

And so I bring you the return of: Harry Potter Days!

For the next week I'll be re-posting every review and essay in that classic Reelists marathon, along with some new content related to the later books and films in the series.

Today it's all Philosopher's Stone talk, including reviews of the book and movie, as well as an essay entitled "Harry Potter and the Wonder of Young Adulthood".

So come on over and check it all out using the handy index post (http://justatad.wordpress.com/2011/07/09/harry-potter-days/) over at just Atad!
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Post by: Bill Thompson on July 09, 2011, 06:58:44 PM
30 Day Film Challenge: Day 10 - A Film With Your Favorite Actor (Female): Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/07/07/30-day-film-challenge-day-10-a-film-with-your-favorite-actor-female-eternal-sunshine-of-the-spotless-mind-2004/)

30 Day Film Challenge: Day 11 - A Film By Your Favorite Director: Sen To Chihiro No Kamikakushi (Spirited Away, 2001) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/07/08/30-day-film-challenge-day-11-a-film-by-your-favorite-director-sen-to-chihiro-no-kamikakushi-spirited-away-2001/)

30 Day Film Challenge: Day 12 - A Film By Your Least Favorite Director: Pulp Fiction (1994) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/07/09/30-day-film-challenge-day-12-a-film-by-your-least-favorite-director-pulp-fiction-1994/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: ses on July 09, 2011, 07:03:24 PM
Nectarine and Blueberry-Almond Cobbler (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2011/07/nectarine-and-blueberry-almond-cobbler.html)
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Post by: Junior on July 10, 2011, 10:38:17 AM
1 down, 922 more to go.

On My Back. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/07/on-my-back.html)

Missouri pictures start today. There's no telling when they'll stop.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on July 10, 2011, 11:59:59 AM
Shootout At High Noon Marathon: Review: Ravenous (1999) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/07/10/shootout-at-high-noon-marathon-review-ravenous-1999/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on July 10, 2011, 12:23:56 PM
Harry Potter Days continues! (http://justatad.wordpress.com/harry-potter-days/)

Come check out all the Harry Potter fun, including reviews of both the book (http://justatad.wordpress.com/2011/07/10/harry-potter-days-book-review-harry-potter-and-the-chamber-of-secrets/) and film (http://justatad.wordpress.com/2011/07/10/harry-potter-days-film-review-harry-potter-and-the-chamber-of-secrets/) adaptation of Chamber of Secrets. And don't forget to take a look at the two essays that go along with them.

The first is a piece called Harry Potter and the Dark of Reality (http://justatad.wordpress.com/2011/07/10/harry-potter-days-essay-harry-potter-and-the-dark-of-reality/), about the way Rowling incorporates darkness and horror into the series for deep thematic purpose

The second is a defence of the contribution of one Mr. Chris Columbus (http://justatad.wordpress.com/2011/07/10/harry-potter-days-essay-in-defence-of-chris-columbus/) to the Harry Potter film series.

So come, enjoy all the Harry Potter fun at "just Atad" (http://justatad.wordpress.com)!
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Post by: oldkid on July 10, 2011, 02:01:12 PM
Discussion about some vengeance films:

A Little Bit of Vengeance Never Hurt Anyone (http://bloggingmoviesrus.blogspot.com/2011/07/little-bit-of-vengeance-never-hurt.html)  on Just Another Movie Blog
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Post by: Castor on July 10, 2011, 11:16:13 PM
Awesome trailer for Zom-Com "Juan of the Dead" (http://www.anomalousmaterial.com/movies/2011/07/absolutely-insane-trailer-for-juan-of-the-dead/)

10 Best Movies About Movies (http://www.anomalousmaterial.com/movies/2011/07/10-best-movies-about-movies/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: dheaton on July 11, 2011, 07:16:18 AM
Kevin Costner's The Postman.  Pure genius, or at least he thought so:

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/07/were-all-dead-marathon-postman-1997.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/07/were-all-dead-marathon-postman-1997.html)
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Post by: Corndog on July 11, 2011, 11:36:13 AM
Revelator (Tedeschi Trucks Band, 2011) (http://corndogchats.blogspot.com/2011/07/revelator-2011-by-tedeschi-trucks-band.html)

My first attempt at a music review, so go easy on me will ya!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on July 11, 2011, 12:10:34 PM
Let's get some more Harry Potter Days (http://justatad.wordpress.com/2011/07/09/harry-potter-days/) on!

Today I've got reviews of both the book (http://justatad.wordpress.com/2011/07/11/harry-potter-days-book-review-harry-potter-and-the-prisoner-of-azkaban/) and film adaptation (http://justatad.wordpress.com/2011/07/11/harry-potter-days-film-review-harry-potter-and-the-prisoner-of-azkaban/) of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

I've also got my essay about the book called Harry Potter and the Magic of Time Travel (http://justatad.wordpress.com/2011/07/11/harry-potter-days-essay-harry-potter-and-the-magic-of-time-travel/).

Check 'em out!
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Post by: Verite on July 11, 2011, 12:51:49 PM
Any attempt at writing about The Tree of Life seems feeble and inadequate, but for what it's worth, here's mine: A Journal of Film: "And the sons of God shouted for joy: Terrence Malick's Tree of Life" (http://ajournaloffilm.blogspot.com/2011/07/and-sons-of-god-shouted-for-joy.html)

That's a beautiful, thoughtful piece.  I enjoyed it, thoroughly.  Didn't know you had a blog, either.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: oneaprilday on July 11, 2011, 01:54:04 PM
Any attempt at writing about The Tree of Life seems feeble and inadequate, but for what it's worth, here's mine: A Journal of Film: "And the sons of God shouted for joy: Terrence Malick's Tree of Life" (http://ajournaloffilm.blogspot.com/2011/07/and-sons-of-god-shouted-for-joy.html)

That's a beautiful, thoughtful piece.  I enjoyed it, thoroughly.  Didn't know you had a blog, either.
Thank-you, Ver - that means a lot. 
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on July 11, 2011, 03:44:38 PM
Dodge This. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/07/dodge-this.html)

This thing was really cool looking. I like ruin-porn, sometimes.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: smirnoff on July 11, 2011, 03:54:31 PM
Great photo. I long for the days of stand up hood ornaments. Rams have always had cool ones but this one, which I've never seen before, is particularly stunning. I'd guess late 40's early 50's? I'm not an expert.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on July 11, 2011, 04:00:38 PM
Thanks! I'll ask my dad, who is an expert at this kind of stuff. I love that hood ornament, too. It's funny, the day after I shot this we watched an episode of American Pickers that featured an ornament just like this one. It was uncanny.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 11, 2011, 04:43:03 PM
A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! (Shortened Version) (Holland, 2011) (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/07/wish-there-was-something-real-in-this.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on July 11, 2011, 05:49:03 PM
This Week In Cinema: July 03-09, 2011 (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/07/11/this-week-in-cinema-july-03-09-2011/)

Movies reviewed,

The Watcher (2000)
Shrek (2001)
Shrek In The Swamp Karaoke Dance Party (2001)
Powder Blue (2009)
The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Castor on July 11, 2011, 10:59:14 PM
Official Teaser Poster for The Dark Knight Rises (http://www.anomalousmaterial.com/movies/2011/07/official-teaser-poster-for-the-dark-knight-rises/)

Discussion Thread for Anything Harry Potter this week - Join us! (http://www.anomalousmaterial.com/movies/2011/07/discuss-harry-potter-and-the-deathly-hallows-part-2-here/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 12, 2011, 12:29:02 AM
A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! (Shortened Version) (Holland, 2011) (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/07/wish-there-was-something-real-in-this.html)

I knew I wasn't the only person who noticed that there are two cuts floating around. Here are a couple of terms that led to my blog:

"grow up timmy turner abridged", "why did they cut parts out of the timmy turner movie", and, strangely enough, "porn blazes." I don't know which post that caused to pop up, but I'm scared of running a google search to find out.
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Post by: Beavermoose on July 12, 2011, 09:02:56 AM
New Episode of our show. And this week its super scary! Review of Wakewood! Interview with Canadian Indy film director Katrin Bowen about her film Amazon Falls.

http://blip.tv/play/gaBugse8bgI.html (http://blip.tv/play/gaBugse8bgI.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on July 12, 2011, 10:02:43 AM
30 Day Film Challenge: Day 13 - A Guilty Pleasure: BloodRayne (2005) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/07/12/30-day-film-challenge-day-13-a-guilty-pleasure-bloodrayne-2005/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on July 12, 2011, 04:49:30 PM
Tongue Kissing. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/07/tongue-kissing.html)

Is that you, Biz Markie?
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Post by: FroHam X on July 12, 2011, 05:21:19 PM
Harry Potter Days! (http://justatad.wordpress.com/2011/07/09/harry-potter-days/)

Today I have for you all a review of Goblet of Fire the book (http://justatad.wordpress.com/2011/07/12/harry-potter-days-book-review-harry-potter-and-the-goblet-of-fire/).

Additionally I've got my negative review of Goblet of Fire the movie (http://justatad.wordpress.com/2011/07/12/harry-potter-days-film-review-harry-potter-and-the-goblet-of-fire/).

AND I've got a brand-spanking new essay on how I came to be a Harry Potterhead (http://justatad.wordpress.com/2011/07/12/harry-potter-days-essay-my-potter-mania-begins/) and where Goblet of Fire fits into that story.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 12, 2011, 09:52:00 PM
Why I Don't Rate Films (http://cinemasights.wordpress.com/2011/07/12/why-i-dont-rate-films/)

I now anticipate Corey giving this the thumbs down.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: MartinTeller on July 13, 2011, 12:05:10 AM
Why I Don't Rate Films (http://cinemasights.wordpress.com/2011/07/12/why-i-dont-rate-films/)

If you have a top 100, then you rate films.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bondo on July 13, 2011, 12:22:56 AM
I don't know what Sam said because he didn't include a rating.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: 1SO on July 13, 2011, 01:21:45 AM
Your article gives a great insight to your approach towards film criticism. I can now see why having no rating works so easily for you. I developed my 4(5) star system back in 1990, and I don't know why I left it for so long. It does give that shorthand, while at the same time clearing up that cloudy issue of recommending a film with a lower star rating, because my system is all about how much I would recommend the film to others. If all you're going to read is my star rating, then you know I recommend anything 3 stars or more.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: dheaton on July 13, 2011, 07:23:28 AM
This was a lot more painful than watching The Postman, which is saying a lot:

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/07/sailing-further-than-most-men-have.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/07/sailing-further-than-most-men-have.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 13, 2011, 08:40:31 AM
Why I Don't Rate Films (http://cinemasights.wordpress.com/2011/07/12/why-i-dont-rate-films/)

If you have a top 100, then you rate films.
That's ranking, not rating.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: MartinTeller on July 13, 2011, 09:42:05 AM
It's still making a type of assessment, "film X > film Y" kind of thing.

I'm just being pedantic for fun, though.  I know what you're getting at.  I've struggled a lot with my rating system too, but I've been doing it so long now it would be weird to just stop.  Besides, I love making lists (you don't say!) and it helps with that.  I guess it's also because I'm so insecure about my reviews that I don't blame people for wanting to just skip ahead to the score.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 13, 2011, 09:49:30 AM
I think there's a difference from giving the films a rating and saying it's better than film Y. One's ascribing some sort of alphanumeric worth to the film while the other is a comparison between two films.
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Post by: smirnoff on July 13, 2011, 09:58:15 AM
I dig your ratings MartinT. You post so many reviews that I feel like I know the difference between your 7 and 8 (as well it can be known anyways). It's always the first thing I look at. I'm not usually in the habit of reading about films I haven't seen yet but occassionally I will if depending on your rating. If I've seen the film in question I always read the review.
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Post by: Bondo on July 13, 2011, 10:26:25 AM
I reckon there aren't a lot of people who would read my review but don't because I put a numerical rating. I figure people either are or aren't but if they aren't they'll at least look at the number rating. And if they are surprised by it then they might engage the review after all. As rare as 4/5s and 5/5s are for me, anything getting those is getting a pretty strong recommendation.
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Post by: 1SO on July 13, 2011, 10:26:45 AM
And Sam I love your Month In Review because that's when I really know how much you liked a film in comparison to other films. (Plus, it reminds me what you've seen but have yet to review.)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on July 13, 2011, 10:34:13 AM
Podcast Review: Yeah, It's That Bad (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/07/13/podcast-review-yeah-its-that-bad/)
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 13, 2011, 11:53:51 AM
Box Office Battle - July 15th Weekend (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/07/box-office-battle-july-15th.html)

What makes the money and why? Let's guess!
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Post by: Junior on July 13, 2011, 12:19:11 PM
Harry Potter (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/07/harry-potter.html)

It's too bad they only know expeliarmus
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 13, 2011, 06:24:40 PM
You know that movie Reefer Madness? Its title has been used for the ultimate DLC case in the video game L.A. Noire. I reviewed that case (http://multiplatformvm.blogspot.com/2011/07/reefer-madness-la-noire-dlc-review.html). You should totally check it out!
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Post by: Castor on July 14, 2011, 10:07:04 AM
10 Best Movie Performance by Rappers (http://www.anomalousmaterial.com/movies/2011/07/10-best-movie-performances-by-rappers/)
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Post by: MartinTeller on July 14, 2011, 10:13:56 AM
10 Best Movie Performance by Rappers (http://www.anomalousmaterial.com/movies/2011/07/10-best-movie-performances-by-rappers/)

I love that you've got Kid on there!  Underrated movie and performance for sure.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 14, 2011, 11:03:31 AM
Horrible Bosses (Gordon, 2011) (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/07/im-villian-thats-creeping-around.html)
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Post by: 1SO on July 14, 2011, 11:17:02 AM
10 Best Movie Performance by Rappers (http://www.anomalousmaterial.com/movies/2011/07/10-best-movie-performances-by-rappers/)

I love that you've got Kid on there!  Underrated movie and performance for sure.

I agree. I also like that you put in Tone Loc. I really hated Busta Rhymes in Finding Forrester. Trying to think of a suitable substitute. Perhaps...

Puff Daddy - Monster's Ball. (Honestly, he's been really good in everything I've seen him in.)
Ludacris - Hustle & Flow and Crash
Xzibit - Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call: New Orleans
Mos Def - The Woodsman  (That's right Bondo, I didn't forget.)

Would Mark Wahlberg qualify?
I wanted to mention Queen Latifah, who's a good actress but I couldn't put any of her performances above the ones you listed.
Common is the most promising to crack the list at some point.
Ice-T Hell No!
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 14, 2011, 11:22:14 AM
Joaquin Phoenix in I'm Still Here!  ;D
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Post by: Bill Thompson on July 14, 2011, 02:06:04 PM
30 Day Film Challenge: Day 14 - The Film That No One Expected You To Like: Southland Tales (2006) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/07/14/30-day-film-challenge-day-14-the-film-that-no-one-expected-you-to-like-southland-tales-2006/)
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Post by: Junior on July 14, 2011, 03:36:21 PM
Drip Drop. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/07/drip-drop.html)

From the Meramac Caverns in MO. Stalactites in the making!
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Post by: Junior on July 14, 2011, 05:19:21 PM
Book Review: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer (http://benefitsofaclassicaleducation.blogspot.com/2011/07/book-review-extremely-loud-and.html)

Quote from: me
I've cried plenty of times at movies, songs, and even TV shows. They're able to reach that level where the emotions are high enough quickly and effectively through the combination of sound and (in the case of movies and TV) pictures. It almost seems like cheating. A book has never made me cry though a few have come close, including Roald Dahl's Danny the Champion of the World and Haruki Murakami's Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World. But for whatever reason they never quite reached that point to turn words into tears. It's probably not their fault, I don't blame them any. It has as much to do with my investment as it does with the quality of the writing. There's just something about the way books work which makes it harder for me to get attached enough to shed a tear. All of this was true until I read Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, a book about a young boy dealing with his father's death on 9/11 and looking for a lock to match a key. There was not one but two moments in the book that made me cry in addition to the countless others where I laughed and exclaimed in shock. What I'm saying is that this books is not only extremely well written and incredibly emotional but that those two combine to vault it into my short list of the best books I've ever read.
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Post by: dheaton on July 15, 2011, 07:27:06 AM
This was actually fairly difficult, especially near the bottom:

Top 5 Kevin Costner Films:
http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/07/top-5-kevin-costner-films.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/07/top-5-kevin-costner-films.html)
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Post by: Junior on July 15, 2011, 02:34:13 PM
Cut Like a Knife. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/07/cut-like-knife.html)

A 630 foot high and wide knife.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on July 15, 2011, 06:15:29 PM
30 Days Film Challenge: Day 15 - The Film That Depicts Your Life: Finding Neverland (2004) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/07/15/30-day-film-challenge-day-15-the-film-that-depicts-your-life-finding-neverland-2004/)
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Post by: edgar00 on July 16, 2011, 12:04:25 PM
Fantasia 2011: The Odyssey begins! (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/07/fantasia-film-festival-2011-odyssey.html)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on July 16, 2011, 07:40:56 PM
30 Day Film Challenge: Day 16 - A Film You Used To Love, But Now Hate: Alien³ (1992) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/07/16/30-day-film-challenge-day-16-a-film-you-used-to-love-but-now-hate-alien%C2%B3-1992/)
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Post by: Junior on July 17, 2011, 12:16:44 AM
Book Review: Embassytown by China Miéville (http://benefitsofaclassicaleducation.blogspot.com/2011/07/book-review-embassytown-by-china.html)

Quote from: me at Benefits of a Classical Education
This latest book by the British sci-fi phenom is a special blending of his superb urban fantasy world building techniques and a didactic pondering on what it means to speak and to be heard. Most of the book exists in a kind of inbetween state, it could be told in a short story and get all the plot in there pretty easily. But doing so would limit what makes Miéville such an interesting writer. Before this book he's created several versions of London: Bas-Lag, a world that mixes old-school magic and new-school technology, the mixed cities of Besźel and Ul Qoma, the place where all of London's disused goods go to live a second life, and a London controlled by various factions and cults and religions, each praying to a different god and working towards a different apocalypse. Embassytown is the first book where he moves beyond alterations of London and into an entirely alien world. The planet is far on the outer edges of explored space, the natives are strange to the point where they don't even recognize humans as beings, and the little human outpost in the middle of the alien city has come under siege by aliens craving a new drug.

Read the rest and find out why this book is both better and worse than Miévile's other books.
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Post by: Beavermoose on July 17, 2011, 01:21:05 AM
Fantasia 2011: The Odyssey begins! (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/07/fantasia-film-festival-2011-odyssey.html)

:)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on July 17, 2011, 03:26:55 PM
Shootout At High Noon Marathon: Rebuttal: Ravenous (1999) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/07/17/shootout-at-high-noon-marathon-rebuttal-ravenous-1999/)
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Post by: dheaton on July 18, 2011, 07:41:38 AM
Final entry in the post-apocalyptic marathon is Stanley Kramer's On the Beach, a drama from 1959:

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/07/were-all-dead-marathon-on-beach-1959.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/07/were-all-dead-marathon-on-beach-1959.html)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on July 18, 2011, 05:50:35 PM
This Week In Cinema: July 10-16, 2011 (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/07/18/this-week-in-cinema-july-10-16-2011/)

Movies reviewed,

Newsies (1992)
Shrek 2 (2004)
Far Far Away Idol (2004)
What Women Want (2000)
Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets (2002)
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban (2004)
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire (2005)
Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (2007)
Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part I (2010)
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part II (2011)
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Post by: Junior on July 18, 2011, 07:48:31 PM
Zap! (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/07/zap.html)

I hope you find this post illuminating.

I'm sorry.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on July 19, 2011, 10:22:44 AM
30 Day Film Challenge: Day 17 - Your Favorite Drama Film: The Godfather (1972) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/30-day-film-challenge-day-17-your-favorite-drama-film-the-godfather-1972/)
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Post by: Junior on July 19, 2011, 01:59:50 PM
Blu Ray. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/07/blu-ray.html)

Because the water is blue, you see.
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Post by: Corndog on July 19, 2011, 07:40:49 PM
Race Around Ohio 2011 (http://corndogchats.blogspot.com/2011/07/race-around-ohio-2011.html)

A chronicle of the Amazing Race style competition I have now done 3 years in a row!
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Post by: Corndog on July 19, 2011, 09:31:54 PM
My review of Loverboy (2011) by Brett Dennen (http://corndogchats.blogspot.com/2011/07/loverboy-2011-by-brett-dennen.html)
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Post by: StudentOFilm on July 19, 2011, 11:00:13 PM
San Diego Comic-Con pre-show thoughts. (http://diddlesmovies.blogspot.com/2011/07/2011-comic-con-pre-show-thoughts.html)
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Post by: dheaton on July 20, 2011, 07:48:15 AM
Switching to TV for one post, I check out BSG's "Sometimes a Great Notion" from its final season.

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/07/frak-earth-revisiting-battlestar.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/07/frak-earth-revisiting-battlestar.html)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on July 20, 2011, 11:25:53 AM
Podcast Review: Chin Stroker VS Punter (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/07/20/podcast-review-chin-stroker-vs-punter/)
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Post by: Junior on July 20, 2011, 11:37:07 AM
See The Crawler? (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/07/see-crawler.html)

There's one in there, somewhere.
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Post by: edgar00 on July 20, 2011, 03:10:09 PM
Fantasia 2011 feedback.

The Wicker Tree (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/07/wicker-tree-2011-robin-hardy-late-last.html)

Ip Man: The Legend is Born (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/07/fantasia-2011-feedback-ip-man-legend-is.html)

Another Earth (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/07/fantasia-2011-feedback-another-earth.html)


Reviews to come over the next week:
Troll Hunter
Love
True Legend
Shivers
13 Assassins
(or as the hosts of Film Junk call it: 13 Ass-ass-ins)
Victims
...and more!

You want the scoop on the hotest upcoming sci-fi/martial arts/horror films? Come check out Between the Seats!
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Post by: MartinTeller on July 20, 2011, 03:43:29 PM
The Wicker Tree (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/07/wicker-tree-2011-robin-hardy-late-last.html)

Well, that's disappointing.  It sounds like he took a tongue-in-cheek approach to the project, which I can imagine diminishes it in light of the original Wicker Man.
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Post by: edgar00 on July 20, 2011, 04:02:19 PM
The Wicker Tree (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/07/wicker-tree-2011-robin-hardy-late-last.html)

Well, that's disappointing.  It sounds like he took a tongue-in-cheek approach to the project, which I can imagine diminishes it in light of the original Wicker Man.

'Tongue-in-cheek' is the best way to summarize the tone of the film. Even in the climax when, in truth, some serious shit is taking place, there is this slapstick scene involving someone's groin getting smashed.

All in all, it was just a very odd viewing experience. Obviously, with younger, more gullible protagonists, you know you won't get a precise remake of the original where the protagonist was a tough, experienced detective and staunch Christian investigating the disappearance of a child (nor does that have to be a requisite, mind you), but even besides that, Hardy seems content to keep things as light as possible despite the opportunities to create something as unsettling or even more so than the 1973 film. really, a lot of the film plays like a joke, a lot of it in that modern, self-aware, style.

You're getting a film that's still sort of entertaining, but I don't think that's what I wanted in another Wicker film: entertaining. I wanted something like the 1973: unsettling and strange.
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Post by: Beavermoose on July 20, 2011, 08:28:01 PM
It is to be noted that Robin Hardy prefaced the film with: "Its okay to laugh."
Which, in retrospect, was unnecessary.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 21, 2011, 03:27:13 PM
My recap of all the awesome things I did while I was at the Pitchfork Music Festival 2011 in Chicago last weekend (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/07/pitchfork-music-festival-2011-blow-out.html)!
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Post by: harveyzissou on July 21, 2011, 04:05:32 PM
Cinematic Alphabet Quiz: W
http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/ (http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/)

non-quiz related:
Best Movie Title  (best/favorite movie title, what's yours?)
http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/07/best-title-all-vermeers-in-new-york.html (http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/07/best-title-all-vermeers-in-new-york.html)

cheers,
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Post by: Bill Thompson on July 21, 2011, 04:21:39 PM
90s Far East Bracket: Rajio No Jikan (Welcome back, Mr. McDonald, 1997) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/07/21/90s-far-east-bracket-rajio-no-jikan-welcome-back-mr-mcdonald-1997/)
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Post by: MartinTeller on July 21, 2011, 04:25:06 PM
90s Far East Bracket: Rajio No Jikan (Welcome back, Mr. McDonald, 1997) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/07/21/90s-far-east-bracket-rajio-no-jikan-welcome-back-mr-mcdonald-1997/)

I agree with your assessment.  "A very pleasant movie and an enjoyable experience" just about sums it up.
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Post by: Junior on July 21, 2011, 06:04:03 PM
Every Day A Photo: Blown Out. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/07/blown-out.html)

As it says in the title, this one is a bit blown out. I like the effect, though.

Benefits of a Classical Education: BJ - Prince of the Underworld (http://benefitsofaclassicaleducation.blogspot.com/2011/07/story-corner-bj-prince-of-underworld.html)

Whetting your appetites with an old short story of mine. I'd love any feedback.
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Post by: harveyzissou on July 21, 2011, 08:05:40 PM
Welcome to Name That Film: V (answers to Cinematic Alphabet Quiz: W in comments)
http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/07/cinematic-alphabet-quiz-v.html (http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/07/cinematic-alphabet-quiz-v.html)

see the rules. please don't write answers to the quiz (here) unless you know how to msg just me.
you can keep a personal tally and we can post all the scores at the end. thanks.
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Post by: MartinTeller on July 21, 2011, 09:21:27 PM
Welcome to Name That Film: V

Don't know #1 although it may come to me later
#2 and #3 are in my top 100 (this isn't really a spoiler since my top 100 has had changes since I posted it last year)
pretty sure I know what the bonus is

As for round W, I knew When Harry Met Sally and Wings of Desire.  Should've guessed #1 but I couldn't think of the title.
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Post by: AAAutin on July 21, 2011, 09:55:46 PM
Whetting your appetites with an old short story of mine. I'd love any feedback.

A little disjointed, with perhaps a tad too much information jammed casually in the corners; but overall, not bad.

Are you familiar with Shalom Auslander? Your writing--based on the two pieces I've read--reminds me of him, grounded in Max Barry characters.
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Post by: Junior on July 21, 2011, 10:10:06 PM
Thanks. I'd agree with you on your criticisms. I think the disjointed nature comes from a lack of editing. I never really edited in college and it probably shows. I'll look into those two authors you mention, too. Thank's for taking the time!
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Post by: harveyzissou on July 22, 2011, 02:23:38 AM
Welcome to Name That Film: V

Don't know #1 although it may come to me later
#2 and #3 are in my top 100 (this isn't really a spoiler since my top 100 has had changes since I posted it last year)
pretty sure I know what the bonus is

As for round W, I knew When Harry Met Sally and Wings of Desire.  Should've guessed #1 but I couldn't think of the title.

Maybe i'll start new thread where people can put up their points (after seeing the answers in my blog/but not posting answers in the thread)?
We can see who's winning. Although, it's really not fair within this kind of forum--filmspotting--"...fish in a barrel."
I'll just need to figure out where to put the thread (me being new at this and all).  :) 

So far, you would have 3 points for W (if you got #2 and the bonus).
my gf couldn't remember the name of #1 either and we just gave the bluray to a friend as a birthday gift (last week).
i don't know what your scores are for X, Y, Z (V will be revealed later today, 7/2/11) so i can't compute your total score at the moment.
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Post by: dheaton on July 22, 2011, 07:16:04 AM
Top Five Post-Apocalyptic Films:

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/07/top-5-post-apocalyptic-films.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/07/top-5-post-apocalyptic-films.html)
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Post by: Lobby on July 22, 2011, 11:27:37 AM
An ice-cream in the break at Rarotonga or Musings over theatres and travelling

This is not yet another review, but a musing over how visiting a theatre as you're travelling might add a bit of local flavor. Theatres look pretty different in different corners of the world!

http://thevelvetcafe.wordpress.com/2011/07/22/an-ice-cream-in-the-break-at-rarotonga%E2%80%93-musings-over-theatres-and-travelling/ (http://thevelvetcafe.wordpress.com/2011/07/22/an-ice-cream-in-the-break-at-rarotonga%E2%80%93-musings-over-theatres-and-travelling/)
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Post by: Junior on July 22, 2011, 12:17:08 PM
Every Day A Photo: Fly and Spider. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/07/fly-and-spider.html)

The lens was foggy from going out into the crazy Missouri heat after being in the air conditioning. So it looks cool. The end.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 22, 2011, 12:19:20 PM
To the Unsung Heroes of Cinema (http://wp.me/pC1yx-1MX)

Because Sam is a man of the people.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 22, 2011, 03:07:16 PM
Box Office Battle - July 22nd (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/07/box-office-battle-july-22nd.html)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on July 22, 2011, 05:51:01 PM
90s Far East Bracket: Eno Nakano Bokuno Mura (Village Of Dreams, 1996)]/url] (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/07/22/90s-far-east-bracket-eno-nakano-bokuno-mura-village-of-dreams-1996/)
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Post by: harveyzissou on July 22, 2011, 08:01:28 PM
we're on U for my cinematical film quiz (way easier than the movie game in the forums--that thing is hard, lol).  :)
http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/07/cinematic-alphabet-quiz-u.html (http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/07/cinematic-alphabet-quiz-u.html)

also a 50-word review on The Impostors (1998): i recommend the link to 'the art of the title sequence.' 
http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/07/impostors-1998.html (http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/07/impostors-1998.html)

cheers.
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Post by: MartinTeller on July 22, 2011, 08:06:30 PM
V - got 2, 3 and the bonus.  Have never seen 1

U - got 'em all, no question


I imagine T will be tougher.
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Post by: Junior on July 23, 2011, 12:55:12 PM
Every Day A Photo: SPARKLE FIGHT (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/07/sparkle-fight.html)

It's a full on battle.
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Post by: FroHam X on July 23, 2011, 01:10:29 PM
My thoughts on the horrific tragedy in Norway. (http://justatad.wordpress.com/2011/07/23/thoughts-on-the-massacre-in-norway/)
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Post by: Lobby on July 23, 2011, 01:18:33 PM
You put that beautifully, FroHam.
We're still in shock here, trying to comprehend. I'll take a break from the news now and go to a movie. But yeah, It's haunting us.

And the thing that disturbs my mind is..... I don't know how to put it.... the relationship to movies. You know the massacres we see there and then it becomes real and... I sort of start to see it in my head, how it would look on the screen, and then I feel sick about it, wondering if I'm weird. I guess I should blog about it eventually to figure out why I make the connection and what it means. I'm not saying it's bad to make movies about massacres. I just get confused in my head right now if you get what I mean.
But now I'm off to Tree of life.
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Post by: harveyzissou on July 23, 2011, 06:48:38 PM
Made a thread for the cinematic alphabet quiz in the games forum
http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10366.0 (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10366.0)

just posted T (at my blog: harvey's diary of a movie geek)
http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/07/cinematic-alphabet-quiz-t.html (http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/07/cinematic-alphabet-quiz-t.html)

Hope this finds those in Norway well.  Cheers.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on July 23, 2011, 08:24:17 PM
30 Day Film Challenge: Day 18 - Your Favorite Comedy Film: The General (1926) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/07/23/30-day-film-challenge-day-18-your-favorite-comedy-film-the-general-1926/)
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Post by: harveyzissou on July 24, 2011, 12:31:19 AM
30 Day Film Challenge: Day 18 - Your Favorite Comedy Film: The General (1926) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/07/23/30-day-film-challenge-day-18-your-favorite-comedy-film-the-general-1926/)

thats my favorite comedy too, but thats because its my favorite film of all time.  ;D
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Post by: Lobby on July 24, 2011, 03:56:33 AM
"It was late Friday afternoon and I had just arrived at home when I got the first fragments of news from Norway about the terror attack. Whatever remained of my illusion of Scandinavia being a safe spot in a chaotic world, the real life version of The Shire, was shattered."

This is a post about the events in Norway, but also about my disturbing thought "This is like a movie" and about movies in relation to the real world's deeds of terror. It's not an uplifting read, but I needed to get it off my chest. Feeling better now.

http://thevelvetcafe.wordpress.com/2011/07/24/the-disturbing-thought-this-is-like-a-movie/ (http://thevelvetcafe.wordpress.com/2011/07/24/the-disturbing-thought-this-is-like-a-movie/)
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Post by: Corndog on July 24, 2011, 11:00:25 AM
My review of Colbie Caillat's new album All of You (http://corndogchats.blogspot.com/2011/07/all-of-you-2011-by-colbie-caillat.html)
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Post by: francoamerican on July 24, 2011, 02:18:51 PM
http://www.darkdiscussions.com (http://www.darkdiscussions.com)
darkdiscussions@aol.com
itunes subscription: Dark Discussions Podcast

Episode 010 - Rear Window

(http://www.darkdiscussions.com/Graphics/episode_pics/Mast_Episode010.jpg)

What appears to be a tight and quaint little thriller seems by today’s standards so much more. Rear Window, one of Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpieces from 1954, seems more modern today than the half a century ago that it was filmed. With reality television a staple on every channel, a person with a flick of the switch can immediately become a voyeur and watch through a window the staged lives of so many people, famous or not. Mr. Hitchcock put together a film that seems as if he himself had a window to the future.

The film is that of a semi-famous photographer, Jeff Jeffries, who remains in a wheelchair after shattering his leg while on assignment. Stuck in his Manhattan apartment for over six weeks the film audience meets his bourgeois Brahmin Park Avenue girlfriend Lisa Fremont along with his sharp tongued and private nurse, Stella. Bored and frustrated, he begins to innocently watch the neighbors living in the various apartments in the enclosed courtyard from his rear window. But soon, without knowing, he has become voyeuristic in a way. His thoughts about rear window ethics however are short lived when he suddenly comes to the conclusion that maybe a murder has occurred when one of his neighbor’s mysteriously disappears.

Though not necessarily a horror film, the off screen horror elements of what someone may or may not have done with a murdered corpse fits tightly into a story filled with suspense, dark humor, and Mr. Hitchcock’s inside joke that the audience is as guilty of voyeurism as Jeff Jefferies. Not shy about shocking its audience, Rear Window is the definition of a genuine genre classic. Philip and co-host Eric discuss one of their favorite genre films and how it is as much about murder as it is about the person and people who may have witnessed it.


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Post by: FroHam X on July 24, 2011, 02:48:56 PM
Hey guys. I reviewed Seventh Heaven! (http://justatad.wordpress.com/2011/07/24/cant-stop-marathon-review-seventh-heave/)

You're welcome, Junior.
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Post by: harveyzissou on July 24, 2011, 03:43:18 PM
new 50-word review of paranoid park
http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/07/paranoid-park-2008.html (http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/07/paranoid-park-2008.html)

"Cinematic Alphabet Quiz: S" will be up later tonight--in 4 hours or so. Cheers,
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Post by: Bill Thompson on July 24, 2011, 04:12:48 PM
Shootout At High Noon Marathon: The Wild Wild West Need Not Apply Awards (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/07/24/shootout-at-high-noon-marathon-the-wild-wild-west-need-not-apply-awards/)
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Post by: harveyzissou on July 24, 2011, 07:23:32 PM
S is for?
http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/07/cinematic-alphabet-quiz-s.html (http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/07/cinematic-alphabet-quiz-s.html)
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Post by: dheaton on July 25, 2011, 07:23:43 AM
Time for a new marathon. I'm starting my Take the Money and Run marathon of heist films with Stanley Kubrick's The Killing.  http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/07/take-money-and-run-marathon-killing.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/07/take-money-and-run-marathon-killing.html)
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Post by: MartinTeller on July 25, 2011, 09:31:49 AM
On the other hand, Marie Windsor is grating as the manipulative femme fatale Sherry, and Elisha Cook Jr. as her husband George is no better.

Madness.  Utter madness.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 25, 2011, 09:57:29 AM
I thought she was fantastic.
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Post by: verbALs on July 25, 2011, 11:23:00 AM
On the other hand, Marie Windsor is grating as the manipulative femme fatale Sherry, and Elisha Cook Jr. as her husband George is no better.

Madness.  Utter madness.

I think maybe they get slammed because our reviewer is answering the question;

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Do I want the characters’ daring attempts to succeed?

SO Windsor or Cook Jr are typical noir characters who deserve everything bad thing that happens to them. Personally, Elisha is the best at this role, he really is a whiny man-child. In fact, he only escapes the stereotype in The Big Sleep where he is a very sympathetic character (hey I found something good to say about TBS! 8))

The bigger question, which your marathon might answer is does anyone ever succeed in a heist movie, to which there is an obvious answer....let's see if it's true. (In fact one reason Bob le flambeur is one of my favourites of the form is it is so cheeky with how it answers the question.)
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Post by: MartinTeller on July 25, 2011, 11:34:51 AM
The bigger question, which your marathon might answer is does anyone ever succeed in a heist movie, to which there is an obvious answer....let's see if it's true.

Inside Man and How to Steal a Million come to mind.  American films under the production code couldn't let them succeed, but many succeed up a point long after the heist itself.
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Post by: Junior on July 25, 2011, 12:05:14 PM
Every Day A Photo: Primordial Soup (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/07/primordial-swamp.html)

Well, it is some kind of swampy thing.
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Post by: Corndog on July 25, 2011, 12:17:55 PM
Gross dude.
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Post by: Junior on July 25, 2011, 12:19:08 PM
I didn't do it!





Ok, I did.
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Post by: dheaton on July 25, 2011, 01:00:35 PM
I thought she was fantastic.

Here's my thing about Marie Windsor.  I realize she's playing the typical noir character and is purposely going over the top. But she's playing it so obvious that it just didn't work for me. I've seen a good amount of film noir, and there are plenty of instances of similar characters who are a lot more effective because they're not so clearly manipulative from the start.  I know that Windsor's role gets a lot of acclaim, so I'm probably in the minority here, though.

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The bigger question, which your marathon might answer is does anyone ever succeed in a heist movie, to which there is an obvious answer....let's see if it's true. (In fact one reason Bob le flambeur is one of my favourites of the form is it is so cheeky with how it answers the question.)

This is a big question that I probably should have set up for the reviews.  Thus far, of the three movies I've watched (The Killing, a rewatch of Reservoir Dogs, and Cruel Gun Story), it's not looking good for the bad guys. We'll see how things go with the upcoming films. I'm hoping to add a few more beyond the five marathon choices if I get the chance.

I agree that most of the examples of the heist working out will be post-Hays Code movies like Inside Man. Bob Le Flambeur is a good one, and it's one of my favorites.  Of course, that one (and its remake The Good Thief) don't really work perfectly in the vein of something like Ocean's Eleven.  Without giving anything away, it's more of a side moment from the main goal.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on July 25, 2011, 05:15:49 PM
This Week In Cinema: July 17-23, 2011 (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/07/25/this-week-in-cinema-july-17-23-2011/)

Movies reviewed,

The Last Airbender (2010)
Thriller (1983)
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Post by: Corndog on July 25, 2011, 07:20:34 PM
My review of the new Radiohead album The King of Limbs. (http://corndogchats.blogspot.com/2011/07/king-of-limbs-2001-by-radiohead.html) I am starting to come around on this Radiohead band.
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Post by: harveyzissou on July 25, 2011, 07:32:46 PM
starts with R...
http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/07/cinematic-alphabet-quiz-r.html (http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/07/cinematic-alphabet-quiz-r.html)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on July 26, 2011, 10:26:32 AM
30 Day Film Challenge: Day 19 - Your Favorite Action Film: Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/07/26/30-day-film-challenge-day-19-your-favorite-action-film-terminator-2-judgment-day-1991/)
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Post by: Junior on July 26, 2011, 02:39:34 PM
Benefits of a Classical Education: Top Albums List: 75 - 51 (http://benefitsofaclassicaleducation.blogspot.com/2011/07/top-albums-list-75-51.html)

Come one, come all. Bask in my semi-limited musical taste!
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Post by: AAAutin on July 26, 2011, 03:51:51 PM
Some good picks! (But do you really need two Shins albums on there? Who are you, Zach Braff?) I'm excited to see the rest.

Standouts: ABATTOIR BLUES, CALIFORNICATION, DEADRINGER, GOOD NEWS FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE BAD NEWS, KILL THE MOONLIGHT, LATE REGISTRATION, SOUND OF SILVER, VAMPIRE WEEKEND, WINCING THE NIGHT AWAY

Transplants: ALL HOUR CYMBALS for ODD BLOOD; DESPERATE YOUTH, BLOODTHIRSTY BABES--or--DEAR SCIENCE for RETURN TO COOKIE MOUNTAIN 
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Post by: Junior on July 26, 2011, 04:23:58 PM
I've already realized my Shins mistake. It is, however, unfortunately unfixable. If it would help you any you can feel free to sub in Arcade Fire's Neon Bible and/or Otis Redding's Otis Blue for those two.
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Post by: Junior on July 26, 2011, 04:41:52 PM
Every Day A Photo: James Cameron Was Here. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/07/then-he-filmed-it-in-3d.html)

Then he filmed it in 3D.

Yes, I know that he just produced that cave movie but if they're gonna use his name to sell it I'm gonna use his name to sell my stuff. Dammit.
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Post by: harveyzissou on July 26, 2011, 04:52:39 PM
made a top ten alternative musicals post in my blog
http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/07/top-ten-alternative-musicals.html (http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/07/top-ten-alternative-musicals.html)
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Post by: Lobby on July 27, 2011, 12:13:29 AM
I've written a post about revisiting movies many times. How many times can you do it? Is it a sign of quality or can there be other reasons for it?

The post begins like this:

"Could you stomach seeing the same movie 128 times?

A friend of mine has seen the same movie 127 times since he saw it for the first time at the age of eight. The movie in question is The Third Man. He claims this is the best movie ever made, and that it’s absolutely flawless.

The idea of it is intriguing. [...]"


Read the rest of it:

http://thevelvetcafe.wordpress.com/2011/07/27/the-guy-who-saw-the-same-movie-128-times/ (http://thevelvetcafe.wordpress.com/2011/07/27/the-guy-who-saw-the-same-movie-128-times/)
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Post by: Corndog on July 27, 2011, 12:31:27 AM
I used to love watching my favorite movies over and over again. Must have seen Forrest Gump and Dumb and Dumber about 50 times each. But then when I got really into movies I just kind of starting to feel like I was wasting my time seeing something I've already seen when I could be spending that time watching something I haven't. I do rewatch things from time to time, but I don't do it like I used to. Not sure how I feel about this.
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Post by: MartinTeller on July 27, 2011, 12:47:47 AM
I've written a post about revisiting movies many times. How many times can you do it? Is it a sign of quality or can there be other reasons for it?

The post begins like this:

"Could you stomach seeing the same movie 128 times?

A friend of mine has seen the same movie 127 times since he saw it for the first time at the age of eight. The movie in question is The Third Man. He claims this is the best movie ever made, and that it’s absolutely flawless.

The idea of it is intriguing. [...]"


Read the rest of it:

http://thevelvetcafe.wordpress.com/2011/07/27/the-guy-who-saw-the-same-movie-128-times/ (http://thevelvetcafe.wordpress.com/2011/07/27/the-guy-who-saw-the-same-movie-128-times/)

Question: has he actually documented his 128 viewings, or is he guessing?  I find that these numbers get inflated in our memories but when you actually sit down and do the math it's not as many times as you think.

But anyway, watching a movie that many times is something you do when you're a child (or perhaps mentally disturbed).  It's like how kids just want to eat pizza or cheeseburgers all the time.  When you grow up you realize there's a whole world of options out there.  You still love pizza and cheeseburgers, but you mix it up a lot more and try new things.  (this is probably a bad analogy)
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Post by: Corndog on July 27, 2011, 12:59:07 AM
I find that these numbers get inflated in our memories but when you actually sit down and do the math it's not as many times as you think.

It's like how kids just want to eat pizza or cheeseburgers all the time.  When you grow up you realize there's a whole world of options out there.  You still love pizza and cheeseburgers, but you mix it up a lot more and try new things.  (this is probably a bad analogy)

You got me, but I will stand by a good solid 30 times for both Forrest Gump and Dumb and Dumber. Also, I think it's a good analogy.
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Post by: Lobby on July 27, 2011, 01:00:34 AM
Question: has he actually documented his 128 viewings, or is he guessing?  I find that these numbers get inflated in our memories but when you actually sit down and do the math it's not as many times as you think.

I would think that he's kept that in order. But he's a bit of a special guy, brought up by parents who were in the film industry. His mother used to insist on him staying up late if there was a classic "you must see" movie on the TV and rather let him come late to school the next day. His movie education was more important. But you could ask him in a comment at my blog. He's a blogger (although in Swedish) and I sent him a link to this post. Knowing him I would be surprised if he didn't answer.
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Post by: FroHam X on July 27, 2011, 01:01:42 AM
I've probably seen Back to the Future at least 30 or 40 times. I know I've seen certain animated films (The Lion King, Aladdin, Shrek) upwards of 30 or 40 or maybe 50 times. There was a period where I watched The Lion King almost every day. So it's possible that number is even higher.
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Post by: Junior on July 27, 2011, 01:02:43 AM
I have, quite honestly, gotten a bit tired of Die Hard from how often I've rewatched it.

It's still better than BttF, though.

Also, I wrote this whole thing before Forhamp posted his. That's funny.
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Post by: MartinTeller on July 27, 2011, 01:43:28 AM
It's possible that I've seen Pink Floyd: The Wall and/or Airplane! in the neighborhood of 50 times each.  Probably somewhere around 30.  They were movies I was obsessed with as a young adult.  Even younger, I recall watching Muppet Movie twice a day for about 2 weeks, but that may be the memory inflation I was talking about earlier.

Since I started tracking my viewing habits in January 2003, these are the only movies I've watched more than 3 times:

Casablanca (4)
Charulata (5)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (4)
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (4)
Mahanagar (4)
Scenes from a Marriage (4)
The Scent of Green Papaya (5)
Serenity (4)
Smiles of a Summer Night (4)
Time of the Gypsies (4)
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Post by: harveyzissou on July 27, 2011, 03:32:30 AM
Scenes from a Marriage (4)
The Scent of Green Papaya (5)

impressed by scenes of a marriage if it's the tv version  :)
i'm just glad when people have seen the scent of green papaya (or any of his movies).

movies i've seen the most,

prior to film nerdom: when harry met sally; the empire strikes back; terminator 2; die hard; back to the future; billy madison

since: big night; the apartment; boogie nights; chungking express; annie hall; the shop around the corner; the hudsucker proxy; kicking and screaming; moulin rouge; before sunrise; rushmore; and the wedding singer  :)
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Post by: dheaton on July 27, 2011, 07:43:32 AM
After watching The Killing earlier in the week, I decided to revisit Reservoir Dogs and its place within the heist genre:

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/07/gut-shot-to-heist-genre-tarantinos.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/07/gut-shot-to-heist-genre-tarantinos.html)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on July 27, 2011, 10:27:52 AM
Podcast Review: Cinerama (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/07/27/podcast-review-cinerama/)
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Post by: AAAutin on July 27, 2011, 11:32:10 AM
Good review. I too share your reservations about solitary-voiced podcasts. Not only for the reasons you stated, but also because--unless said voice is that of someone used to talking-as-performance--the speaking tone tends to become a monotonous drone in my head, and I just can't stay focused. This is the same reason why I can't listen to audio books.

You know how video game companies, while making a game, will sometimes hire a specialized consultant to advise on achieving a high Metacritic score? Well, I think podcasters should hire you for the same kind of consultation.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on July 27, 2011, 11:43:52 AM
Good review. I too share your reservations about solitary-voiced podcasts. Not only for the reasons you stated, but also because--unless said voice is that of someone used to talking-as-performance--the speaking tone tends to become a monotonous drone in my head, and I just can't stay focused. This is the same reason why I can't listen to audio books.

I think I'm okay with solitary-voiced podcasts in short doses, but the longer they get the more I too lose focus and my attention wanders.

You know how video game companies, while making a game, will sometimes hire a specialized consultant to advise on achieving a high Metacritic score? Well, I think podcasters should hire you for the same kind of consultation.

Ha, thanks man. :)
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Post by: MartinTeller on July 27, 2011, 12:03:09 PM
impressed by scenes of a marriage if it's the tv version  :)

TV version once, theatrical version the other times.  I prefer the theatrical.

i'm just glad when people have seen the scent of green papaya (or any of his movies).

I've seen all his movies.  Vertical Ray three times, Cyclo twice.
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Post by: Corndog on July 27, 2011, 04:39:21 PM
And now, my first foray into sports writing: High and Low: The Seattle Mariners (http://corndogchats.blogspot.com/2011/07/high-and-low-seattle-mariners.html).
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Post by: Junior on July 27, 2011, 05:23:11 PM
My middle third of the best albums of all time.

Benefits of a Classical Education: Top Albums: 50 - 26  (http://benefitsofaclassicaleducation.blogspot.com/2011/07/top-albums-list-50-26.html)
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Post by: Junior on July 27, 2011, 06:13:45 PM
Every Day A Photo: Straight Up. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/07/straight-up.html)

Now tell me, do you really want to love me forever?
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Post by: Corndog on July 27, 2011, 08:20:41 PM
Music Review: 21 by Adele (http://corndogchats.blogspot.com/2011/07/21-2011-by-adele.html)
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Post by: AAAutin on July 27, 2011, 09:35:25 PM
My middle third of the best albums of all time.

Oh wow, some Scroobius Pip love. Thou shalt not quote me happy/Thou shalt not shake it like a Polaroid picture/Thou shalt not wish your girlfriend was a freak like me.

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Post by: Beavermoose on July 28, 2011, 08:28:10 AM
This week's FTB show:
http://blip.tv/play/gaBugsrfPQI.html (http://blip.tv/play/gaBugsrfPQI.html)

Extended Interview with Joseph Kahn:
http://blip.tv/play/gaBugsrceAI.htm (http://blip.tv/play/gaBugsrceAI.htm)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on July 28, 2011, 10:17:43 AM
Movie Dictator Club: For All Mankind (1989) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/07/28/movie-dictator-club-for-all-mankind-1989/)
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Post by: Katebo on July 28, 2011, 11:05:52 AM
I've started blogging about TV for Sound on Sight. I'm writing weekly reviews on Torchwood and True Blood as well as a weekly article on a different topic. Last week, I did a Top 10 on True Blood and this week I did a brief history and analysis of the Western on television. Check it out, if that's your cuppa.

http://www.soundonsight.org/tv-and-the-western/ (http://www.soundonsight.org/tv-and-the-western/)
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Post by: FroHam X on July 28, 2011, 12:54:56 PM
Congrats!

I need to get me on a proper blog.
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Post by: Junior on July 28, 2011, 03:05:22 PM
Every Day A Photo: Tiny Corn. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/07/tiny-corn.html)

You can't eat these unless you're a mouse or something.
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Post by: Corndog on July 28, 2011, 03:42:18 PM
How dare you!
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 28, 2011, 04:12:40 PM
Congrats!

I need to get me on a proper blog.
So you can make it improper?  ;)
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Post by: Junior on July 28, 2011, 04:15:02 PM
How dare you!

I totally should have photoshopped a tiny Robin Hood in there. Missed opportunity!
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Post by: Junior on July 28, 2011, 06:20:39 PM
Benefits of a Classical Education: Top Albums List: 25 - 1 (http://benefitsofaclassicaleducation.wordpress.com/2011/07/28/top-albums-list-25-1/)

Come check out my new version of the site (now on wordpress! update your blogrolls!) and the end of my list.
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Post by: AAAutin on July 28, 2011, 07:00:41 PM
You should PM your list to 'Noke, and then post the whole shebang here (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10154.160).
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Post by: Junior on July 28, 2011, 07:18:19 PM
I have done the pm already. I'll do the other thing now.
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Post by: Beavermoose on July 28, 2011, 08:29:59 PM
Congrats!

I need to get me on a proper blog.

Join the dark side, and by that I mean join Sound on Sight.
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Post by: FroHam X on July 28, 2011, 09:16:00 PM
Come read my new marathon review of Frank Borzage's Three Comrades (http://justatad.wordpress.com/2011/07/28/cant-stop-marathon-review-4-three-comrades-1938-borzage/) at justAtad
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Post by: oldkid on July 29, 2011, 12:28:40 AM
Mental illness in film and my two favorites (one I just finished watching for the first time tonight!)

at Just Another Movie Blog (http://bloggingmoviesrus.blogspot.com/2011/07/review-under-influence-mental-illness.html)
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Post by: dheaton on July 29, 2011, 09:04:06 AM
Top 5 Stanley Kubrick Films:

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/07/top-5-stanley-kubrick-films.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/07/top-5-stanley-kubrick-films.html)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on July 29, 2011, 10:25:36 AM
30 Day Film Challenge: Day 20 - Your Favorite Romantic Film: Sunrise: A Song Of Two Humans (1927) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/07/29/30-day-film-challenge-day-20-your-favorite-romantic-film-sunrise-a-song-of-two-humans-1927/)
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Post by: FroHam X on July 29, 2011, 12:09:15 PM
I wrote a non-movie piece: Wii U, 3DS and How Nintendo Went So Wrong. (http://justatad.wordpress.com/2011/07/29/the-wii-u-3ds-and-how-nintendo-went-so-wrong/)

justAtad!
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Post by: Junior on July 29, 2011, 01:30:10 PM
Every Day A Photo: Intense Focus. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/07/intense-focus.html)

I turned the focus ring back and forth during the duration of this shot. I don't know if that changed anything but the picture is cool.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 29, 2011, 04:04:14 PM
Movies come out this week! FLY guess which will make money, and how much they will make! Check it out (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/07/box-office-battle-july-29th.html).
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Post by: harveyzissou on July 29, 2011, 11:20:39 PM
the apartment (1960), 50 word review.  :)
http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/07/apartment-1960.html (http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/07/apartment-1960.html)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on July 30, 2011, 10:03:04 AM
Review: Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls Of Ga’Hoole (2010) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/07/30/review-legend-of-the-guardians-the-owls-of-gahoole-2010/)
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Post by: harveyzissou on July 31, 2011, 03:29:47 PM
50-word review of Stardust Memories (1980)
http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/07/stardust-memories-1980.html (http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/07/stardust-memories-1980.html)

Please see the new menu bar (that link to Topics/a static page with links).
I'm an amateur at this stuff so I'm patting myself in the back...for being able to read and follow directions i looked up in the Internet. 
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Post by: Bill Thompson on July 31, 2011, 07:21:16 PM
This Week In Cinema: July 24-30, 2011 (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/07/31/this-week-in-cinema-july-24-30-2011/)

I review stuff like The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button and The Bourne Ultimatum, but those weren't any good, so instead how about you stop by and join in the Chuck Jones love.
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Post by: dheaton on August 01, 2011, 07:29:58 AM
Heist marathon continues with Cruel Gun Story, a '60s tough-guy film from Japan:

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/08/take-money-and-run-marathon-cruel-gun.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/08/take-money-and-run-marathon-cruel-gun.html)
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Post by: MartinTeller on August 01, 2011, 08:33:22 AM
Heist marathon continues with Cruel Gun Story, a '60s tough-guy film from Japan:

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/08/take-money-and-run-marathon-cruel-gun.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/08/take-money-and-run-marathon-cruel-gun.html)

Yay! Glad you liked it.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on August 01, 2011, 06:43:14 PM
80s US Bracket: Never Cry Wolf (1983) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/08/01/80s-us-bracket-never-cry-wolf-1983/)
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Post by: Corndog on August 01, 2011, 08:22:03 PM
Sports: Reds, Stubbs Need Better Lead-off Hitter (http://corndogchats.blogspot.com/2011/08/reds-stubbs-need-better-lead-off-hitter.html)
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Post by: NedMeier on August 01, 2011, 09:19:26 PM
The first few films I saw at TCFF (http://nedsmovieblog.wordpress.com).

TrollHunter
Made in Dagenham
Kooky
All Good Things
Higher Ground
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Post by: Junior on August 02, 2011, 01:02:03 PM
Every Day A Photo: A Rock Somewhere. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/08/rock-somewhere.html)

More like Most Days A Photo, amirite?
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Post by: edgar00 on August 02, 2011, 05:03:31 PM
Fantasia 2011 feedback:

The Troll Hunter (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/07/fantasia-2011-feedback-troll-hunter.html)

Love (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/07/fantasia-2011-feedback-love.html)

Victims (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/07/fantasia-2011-feedback-victims.html)

El Sol (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/08/fantasia-2011-feedback-el-sol.html)
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Post by: 1SO on August 02, 2011, 05:24:31 PM
Great reading about Victims. Hope I get to see it without too much wait.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on August 02, 2011, 08:18:54 PM
Cidade De Deus (City Of God, 2002) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/08/02/list-of-shame-cidade-de-deus-city-of-god-2002/)
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Post by: dheaton on August 03, 2011, 07:28:14 AM
The Three Heists of Michael Mann's Heat (1995)

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/08/three-heists-of-michael-manns-heat-1995.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/08/three-heists-of-michael-manns-heat-1995.html)
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Post by: Katebo on August 03, 2011, 09:30:36 AM
Not quite so heady as your guys', but my latest is It's Guy Love: 6 Great TV Bromances (http://www.soundonsight.org/it%E2%80%99s-guy-love-6-great-tv-bromances/).
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Post by: Junior on August 03, 2011, 12:54:10 PM
Every Day A Photo: Foggy Lens. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/08/foggy-lens.html)

More foggy lensed adventures! This time starring recently baled fields of hay.
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Post by: Katebo on August 03, 2011, 01:22:45 PM
That photo looks awesome, Junior. The foggy lens was intentional, right? 'Cause it looks great.
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Post by: Junior on August 03, 2011, 01:26:15 PM
Well, intentional in that it happened by accident (going from AC to sweltering midwest heat) but I recognized it and capitalized on the situation. So yes, I am a photographic genius.


Thanks!
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Post by: NedMeier on August 03, 2011, 01:34:36 PM
Rabbit Hole (http://nedsmovieblog.wordpress.com/2011/08/01/rabbit-hole/) (TCFF)

Rid of Me (http://nedsmovieblog.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/rid-of-me/) (TCFF)-a possible Golden Brick nomination?

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (http://nedsmovieblog.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/crazy-stupid-love/)

Enjoy!

Film From A to Z (http://nedsmovieblog.wordpress.com/)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on August 03, 2011, 02:44:18 PM
Podcast Review: Double Feature (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/podcast-review-double-feature/)
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Post by: FroHam X on August 03, 2011, 02:49:30 PM
Because ses needs some competition in the cooking/blogging department: The Pleasures of Cooking (http://justatad.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/the-pleasures-of-cooking/).
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Post by: ses on August 03, 2011, 03:43:15 PM
The more the merrier.
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Post by: Junior on August 03, 2011, 03:48:52 PM
The lack of smiley shows her message's true intent: "If you carry on this track, small rodent, I will crush you with my meat hammer and then turn you into a souffle or some other food thing that I know about because I write about it."


ses is dark, man. Don't cross her.
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Post by: FroHam X on August 03, 2011, 04:43:47 PM
And so it was, FroHam posted his first and last ever blog entry about something he cooked.
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Post by: harveyzissou on August 03, 2011, 06:39:48 PM
new 50-word movie review, Happy Times (2002)
http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/08/happy-times-2002.html (http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/08/happy-times-2002.html)

(the cinematic alphabet movie quiz 'J' will be up later tonight) cheers,
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Post by: AAAutin on August 03, 2011, 07:32:21 PM
Podcast Review: Double Feature (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/podcast-review-double-feature/)

Besides your insightful analysis, the other thing I love about your reviews is the exposure you provide for podcasts I have not yet discovered. And I love discovering new things!

Do you have a posted review of FILMSPOTTING somewhere? You have casually mentioned your "issues" with it a few times now, and I'm curious to read what said issues are.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on August 03, 2011, 07:39:12 PM
Podcast Review: Double Feature (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/podcast-review-double-feature/)

Besides your insightful analysis, the other thing I love about your reviews is the exposure you provide for podcasts I have not yet discovered. And I love discovering new things!


Thanks, and I'm all for people checking out as many unknown podcasts as I bring to them and then making their own decisions.


Do you have a posted review of FILMSPOTTING somewhere? You have casually mentioned your "issues" with it a few times now, and I'm curious to read what said issues are.


That review is actually coming up next, on Wednesday. :) Not sure if I'll link to it here yet, so stay on the lookout at the actual blog.
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Post by: ses on August 03, 2011, 08:30:25 PM
The lack of smiley shows her message's true intent: "If you carry on this track, small rodent, I will crush you with my meat hammer and then turn you into a souffle or some other food thing that I know about because I write about it."


ses is dark, man. Don't cross her.

Nah, I'm sugar and spice and everything nice.  Sugar and spice......hmmm....both go well with hamster.  ;)
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Post by: FroHam X on August 03, 2011, 08:41:12 PM
What kind of backwoods hick eats hamster (other than other hamsters, of course)?
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Post by: ses on August 03, 2011, 08:43:24 PM
You calling me a backwoods hick?  How dare you sir!  I guess a wink carries no weight anymore around here.   :-[

And I was going to tell you that I liked your post on cooking.
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Post by: FroHam X on August 03, 2011, 09:23:20 PM
I'm sorry. I was simply too horrified to notice the emoticon.
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Post by: ses on August 03, 2011, 09:29:05 PM
Junior brought up making a hamster into a souffle, I was just following the joke. 
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Post by: FroHam X on August 03, 2011, 09:39:08 PM
lol everybody wants to eat the hamster. You know, all this talk is very cannibalistic. Filmspotting Cannibalism.

You know, I've never actually had a souffle, hamster or otherwise.
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Post by: Katebo on August 03, 2011, 09:40:49 PM
What kind of backwoods hick eats hamster (other than other hamsters, of course)?

Well, roasted guinea pig is a popular traditional dish in Peru. Just sayin'.
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Post by: FroHam X on August 03, 2011, 09:42:33 PM
lol. This talk is practically cannibalistic. Filmspotting Cannibalism.

And I've actually never had a souffle in my life, hamster or otherwise. :(
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Post by: Corndog on August 03, 2011, 09:51:12 PM
KateBo's avatar makes her conniving cannibalistic comments come off as "Aw shucks", which only makes them scarier, especially since she is probably in cahoots with ses.
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Post by: FroHam X on August 03, 2011, 09:52:39 PM
Be careful, corn, you're already a food product!
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Post by: ses on August 03, 2011, 09:54:39 PM
KateBo's avatar makes her conniving cannibalistic comments come off as "Aw shucks", which only makes them scarier, especially since she is probably in cahoots with ses.

Katebo and ses.  Sounds like a morning radio show.  Mornings with Katebo and ses.  I'd listen to that show.
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Post by: FroHam X on August 03, 2011, 09:55:33 PM
You'd listen to your own show?!?

I would totally listen to that show, btw. Especially if there was a cooking segment.
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Post by: ses on August 03, 2011, 09:57:03 PM
Joking, Roasted Hamster, joking.

Yeah, like you didn't have Movie Dictator Podcast on repeat on your iPod.  ;)
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Post by: FroHam X on August 03, 2011, 10:00:05 PM
Ugh. I had to listen to that awful show way more than anybody ever should. I had to listen while we were recording, and then again for the edit. And sometimes again just to make sure everything was working. Such a nightmare.
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Post by: AAAutin on August 03, 2011, 10:02:16 PM
Get a room, you two.

(http://www.autofish.net/mirrors/images/animals/rodents%20and%20rabbits/hamster_room.jpg)
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Post by: FroHam X on August 03, 2011, 10:04:39 PM
LOL
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Post by: Katebo on August 03, 2011, 10:15:49 PM
KateBo's avatar makes her conniving cannibalistic comments come off as "Aw shucks", which only makes them scarier, especially since she is probably in cahoots with ses.

Hey, my avatar is a space mechanic, not no gorram reaver.

And I'm all for a morning cooking show with ses.
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Post by: 1SO on August 03, 2011, 10:24:55 PM
Podcast Review: Double Feature (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/podcast-review-double-feature/)
I guess to each their own. All of your negative points are right on the money, but they're still my favorite podcast for discussion of B-movies. An interesting comparison, I've been listening to a lot of Sound on Sight, which I believe you gave a recommendation to, and I am often annoyed by their casual dismissals and negative comments which are wrong to the point of podcast trolling. They love to slam ambitious films for trying, and will trash a film before off-handedly mentioning that they haven't actually watched it. It just looked terrible. Weighing the good with the bad, I'll take Double Feature's no apologies approach over Sound on Sight's "I'm right because you're stupid."
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Post by: Corndog on August 03, 2011, 10:35:43 PM
KateBo's avatar makes her conniving cannibalistic comments come off as "Aw shucks", which only makes them scarier, especially since she is probably in cahoots with ses.

Hey, my avatar is a space mechanic, not no gorram reaver.

Yep, definitely evil based on that tone and verbiage.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on August 04, 2011, 06:31:46 AM
Podcast Review: Double Feature (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/podcast-review-double-feature/)
I guess to each their own. All of your negative points are right on the money, but they're still my favorite podcast for discussion of B-movies. An interesting comparison, I've been listening to a lot of Sound on Sight, which I believe you gave a recommendation to, and I am often annoyed by their casual dismissals and negative comments which are wrong to the point of podcast trolling. They love to slam ambitious films for trying, and will trash a film before off-handedly mentioning that they haven't actually watched it. It just looked terrible. Weighing the good with the bad, I'll take Double Feature's no apologies approach over Sound on Sight's "I'm right because you're stupid."

I don't really get that from SoS as a whole, the only one I can recall, right now off the top of my head, being dismissive on a regular basis is Justine. Her act does get annoying, I will admit that as time has gone on I just don't like the way she looks at films and the barriers she chooses to put in front of her enjoyment of certain types of films. However, your "I'm right because you're stupid." point I would not direct at SoS, but I would totally direct it at Double Feature. I especially find this to be true when they start bringing their political and religious leanings into the discussion. But, you're gonna like what you're gonna like, and that's cool.
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Post by: Beavermoose on August 04, 2011, 08:17:18 AM
What kind of backwoods hick eats hamster (other than other hamsters, of course)?

Well, roasted guinea pig is a popular traditional dish in Peru. Just sayin'.

I guess the hamster is the diet version of that dish.
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Post by: francoamerican on August 04, 2011, 12:33:00 PM
http://www.darkdiscussions.com
darkdiscussions@aol.com
itunes: Dark Discussions Podcast

Episode 012 released. Planet of the Apes Retrospective Part 3

(http://www.darkdiscussions.com/Graphics/episode_pics/Mast_Episode012.jpg)

As the original Planet of the Apes franchise has moved from modern film into classic spectacle, Hollywood decides to reboot the series for a new generation of film goers. Thirty-two years since the Charlton Heston original classic, a reboot goes into production and is released in 2001 to great excitement. Tim Burton, the director of such genre favorites as Sleepy Hollow and Ed Wood, helms an ambitious remake starring Mark Wahlberg, Tim Roth, and the beautiful Estella Warren in a film that sadly disappoints both the younger audience and those who are fans of the original series. Though spectacular visually, the story arc would resonate with neither film critic nor filmgoer.

Yet today, August 11, 2011, ten years after the first reboot Hollywood yet again brings to audiences a new version of the franchise, Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Unlike the Tim Burton film, this new reboot focuses on an alternate timeline from the original following more the storyline of the fourth film of the original franchise Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (which starred Roddy McDowell and Ricardo Montalban). With new advances in science, apes are genetically altered in the attempts to cure Alzheimer’s disease with an unusual side effect, intelligence development within the chimpanzee. Starring James Franco, John Lithgow, Andy Serkis, and the beautiful Freida Pinto, fans of the original once more hope for a film that will not only blow them away visually but will have a story that will echo within today’s world.

Dark Discussions finishes up their trilogy The Planet of the Apes retrospective. Philip and Mike discuss genetic engineering, both its potentials and dangers, and try to answer the question of what amount of intelligence within a creature would establish the beast to be considered more than just an animal. Such novels as Michael Crichton’s Next, Robin Cook’s Chromosome 6, H. G. Wells' The Island of Dr. Moreau, and Robert C. O’Brien’s Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH are brought into the topic. George A. Romero’s film Monkey Shines, Will Smith’s I Am Legend, and the new documentary Project Nim are discussed. Even the cartoon show Family Guy has some value to add to the dialogue with its talking dog Brian. No matter what one thinks, Rise of the Planet of the Apes may be just the starting point on subjects as diverse as stem cell research, cloning, and genetic engineering. Horror films may be nothing more than fiction yet science is so much more. Science is reality.


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Post by: Bill Thompson on August 04, 2011, 12:42:54 PM
Bill's Wife Knows Best Marathon: Foxfire (1996) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/bills-wife-knows-best-marathon-firefox-1996/)
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Post by: NedMeier on August 04, 2011, 03:31:54 PM
A couple more reviews from the Traverse City Film Fest

Rabies (http://nedsmovieblog.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/rabies-kalevet/) The first horror pic out of Israel

The Guard (http://nedsmovieblog.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/the-guard/) New Brendan Gleeson comedy!

Cave of Forgotten Dreams (http://nedsmovieblog.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/cave-of-forgotten-dreams/) Late on seeing this Werner Herzog doc

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (http://nedsmovieblog.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/being-elmo-a-puppeteers-journey/) Great film about love  :-*

Kumare (http://nedsmovieblog.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/kumare/) A good hearted Borat, maybe?

Film from A to Z (http://nedsmovieblog.wordpress.com)
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Post by: Junior on August 04, 2011, 04:57:10 PM
Every Day A Photo: Super Flower. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/08/super-flower.html)


Like Superman. But a flower.
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Post by: dheaton on August 05, 2011, 07:16:07 AM
Top 5 Tough Guy Character Actors:

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/08/top-5-tough-guy-character-actors.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/08/top-5-tough-guy-character-actors.html)

Make your picks today!
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Post by: Junior on August 05, 2011, 12:30:22 PM
Benefits of a Classical Education: Book Review: Company by Max Barry (http://benefitsofaclassicaleducation.wordpress.com/2011/08/05/book-review-company-by-max-barry/)


Quote from: me
With Company, author Max Barry, writes a fine entry in contemporary satirical business writing. As silly a genre as that sounds like it is a well populated one, with The Office (both versions) and Parks and Recreation and even The Crimson Permanent Assurance (the short film in front of Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life about a company in the middle of a takeover which suddenly turns into a pirate ship/building and assaults their new bosses with the weapons available to any average office worker) being both popular and well received by critics. It is a genre that stretches back to Bartleby, the Scrivener, that endless source of high school and college papers about disaffected cogs in the corporate machine that sometimes grind to a halt with only a small, quiet “I would prefer not to,” as a rallying cry. Everyone, it seems, from Mr. Martin of James Thurber’s The Catbird Seat to Company’s own Jones (he’s not given a first name because the nametag at his new job shows only his last) gets annoyed at the politics and demeaning nature of corporate life but only some are in a position to do anything about it.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 05, 2011, 12:33:51 PM
Box Office Predictions - August 5th (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/08/box-office-battle-august-5th.html)

Take them to the bank!
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Post by: AAAutin on August 05, 2011, 12:38:32 PM
Benefits of a Classical Education: Book Review: Company by Max Barry (http://benefitsofaclassicaleducation.wordpress.com/2011/08/05/book-review-company-by-max-barry/)

Great review! I'm not sure I quite agree with your assessment of Jones. Yes, he's boring, but not in an underwritten way, more in a spineless/milquetoast/emo/nice-guy kind of way. I think part of his journey was to grow some balls.
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Post by: Junior on August 05, 2011, 12:58:29 PM
He already has balls early on, though. His ascent is proof of that.
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Post by: AAAutin on August 05, 2011, 01:03:39 PM
Hmm, but wasn't his ascent fostered more by his by-the-book boy scout nature than a ballsy take-charge disposition?
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Post by: Junior on August 05, 2011, 01:08:34 PM
It felt like a combination of those to me. He is roughly as developed as he's going to get in that moment. The later moment just extends his inner personality (whatever there is) outward.
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Post by: AAAutin on August 05, 2011, 01:17:19 PM
You may be right. It's been a while since I've read it (5 years?), and I know there are other reviews out there that specifically highlight the flatness of Jones. 
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Post by: Beavermoose on August 05, 2011, 01:37:20 PM
Not quite so heady as your guys', but my latest is It's Guy Love: 6 Great TV Bromances (http://www.soundonsight.org/it%E2%80%99s-guy-love-6-great-tv-bromances/).

I was hanging out with Ricky yesterday and he had nothing but good things to say about you. Just thought I'd share.  :D
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Post by: Katebo on August 05, 2011, 03:58:34 PM
Thanks. Another Montrealer, then?
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Post by: edgar00 on August 05, 2011, 07:57:15 PM
Some non-Fantasia reviews. First time in a while too.

Capsule reviews for Rise of the Apes, Cowboys and Aliens, Captain America. (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/08/capsule-reviews-rise-of-apes-cowboys.html)
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Post by: edgar00 on August 05, 2011, 08:04:20 PM
Podcast Review: Double Feature (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/podcast-review-double-feature/)
I guess to each their own. All of your negative points are right on the money, but they're still my favorite podcast for discussion of B-movies. An interesting comparison, I've been listening to a lot of Sound on Sight, which I believe you gave a recommendation to, and I am often annoyed by their casual dismissals and negative comments which are wrong to the point of podcast trolling. They love to slam ambitious films for trying, and will trash a film before off-handedly mentioning that they haven't actually watched it. It just looked terrible. Weighing the good with the bad, I'll take Double Feature's no apologies approach over Sound on Sight's "I'm right because you're stupid."

I don't really get that from SoS as a whole, the only one I can recall, right now off the top of my head, being dismissive on a regular basis is Justine. Her act does get annoying, I will admit that as time has gone on I just don't like the way she looks at films and the barriers she chooses to put in front of her enjoyment of certain types of films. However, your "I'm right because you're stupid." point I would not direct at SoS, but I would totally direct it at Double Feature. I especially find this to be true when they start bringing their political and religious leanings into the discussion. But, you're gonna like what you're gonna like, and that's cool.

I listen to SOS on a regular basis. I like them, I really do, but they aren't my favourite podcasters.

Their anti-mainstream stance gets a bit too predictable at times to the point where you wonder why they still review such films if they dislike them so much. I would not mind at all if they just did indie and cul-films. 80% of podcasts take care of the mainstream stuff anyways.

And yes, they sometimes express themselves that make me go 'Huh?' I swear I've heard them say stuff like ' I disagree because I think you're wrong.' Oh gees, really? That's why you disagree? I think they get a little but caught up in the moments sometimes and they become prone to blurting weird stuff out. I read their written reviews sometimes and while on the whole I think they do good work in that department too, every once in a while they'll post a review that has oddly dismissive connotations to them.

I think Justine brings some really interesting things to the table, especially on the occasions when she relates the movies she likes to other forms of art (I think she did that on the Kubrick episode), but I agree that when they review a film she didn't like, she brings virtually nothing to the table. 'It's was boring.' Period.



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Post by: Bill Thompson on August 05, 2011, 09:26:49 PM
80s US Bracket: RoboCop (Unrated, 1987) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/08/05/80s-us-bracket-robocop-unrated-1987/)
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 05, 2011, 10:01:59 PM
Watch it Again, Sam (http://cinemasights.wordpress.com/2011/08/05/watch-it-again-sam/)

I take some time to mull over some old favorites.
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Post by: Junior on August 05, 2011, 10:32:10 PM
Every Day A Photo: Flowered Up. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/08/flowered-up.html)


Flowered down.
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Post by: edgar00 on August 06, 2011, 09:20:15 AM
For a moment I read it as "Every Day a Potato..."  :o

If only.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on August 06, 2011, 05:09:56 PM
30 Day Film Challenge: Day 21 - Your Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film: El Laberinto Del Fauno (Pan's Labyrinth, 2006) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/08/06/30-day-film-challenge-day-21-your-favorite-sci-fifantasy-film-el-laberinto-del-fauno-pan%E2%80%99s-labyrinth-2006/)
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Post by: harveyzissou on August 06, 2011, 06:27:57 PM
i'm glad this movie exists #1
http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/08/im-glad-this-movie-exists-1.html (http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/08/im-glad-this-movie-exists-1.html)
it's just a screen with a video mashup i found on youtube, but it's hard to make top ten/five lists while the the cinematic alphabet quiz going (don't want to give any away).

also, i posted a separate Bonus Screen for H (for those playing) because i forgot to include it in the H-post from yesterday.
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Post by: Beavermoose on August 07, 2011, 02:21:12 AM
Podcast Review: Double Feature (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/podcast-review-double-feature/)
I guess to each their own. All of your negative points are right on the money, but they're still my favorite podcast for discussion of B-movies. An interesting comparison, I've been listening to a lot of Sound on Sight, which I believe you gave a recommendation to, and I am often annoyed by their casual dismissals and negative comments which are wrong to the point of podcast trolling. They love to slam ambitious films for trying, and will trash a film before off-handedly mentioning that they haven't actually watched it. It just looked terrible. Weighing the good with the bad, I'll take Double Feature's no apologies approach over Sound on Sight's "I'm right because you're stupid."

I don't really get that from SoS as a whole, the only one I can recall, right now off the top of my head, being dismissive on a regular basis is Justine. Her act does get annoying, I will admit that as time has gone on I just don't like the way she looks at films and the barriers she chooses to put in front of her enjoyment of certain types of films. However, your "I'm right because you're stupid." point I would not direct at SoS, but I would totally direct it at Double Feature. I especially find this to be true when they start bringing their political and religious leanings into the discussion. But, you're gonna like what you're gonna like, and that's cool.

I listen to SOS on a regular basis. I like them, I really do, but they aren't my favourite podcasters.

Their anti-mainstream stance gets a bit too predictable at times to the point where you wonder why they still review such films if they dislike them so much. I would not mind at all if they just did indie and cul-films. 80% of podcasts take care of the mainstream stuff anyways.

And yes, they sometimes express themselves that make me go 'Huh?' I swear I've heard them say stuff like ' I disagree because I think you're wrong.' Oh gees, really? That's why you disagree? I think they get a little but caught up in the moments sometimes and they become prone to blurting weird stuff out. I read their written reviews sometimes and while on the whole I think they do good work in that department too, every once in a while they'll post a review that has oddly dismissive connotations to them.

I think Justine brings some really interesting things to the table, especially on the occasions when she relates the movies she likes to other forms of art (I think she did that on the Kubrick episode), but I agree that when they review a film she didn't like, she brings virtually nothing to the table. 'It's was boring.' Period.

I spent a lot of time hanging out with the SoS team during the Fantasia film festival and they're all really cool.
If there's ever a "I'm right because you're stupid" moment it's probably very tongue in cheek.
They have a running joke that Simon is always wrong with his reviews.
As for Justine, she's just very specific in her knowledge of film.
She might know an awful lot about an obscure director but she didn't know who Stan Winston was when I started talking to her about him.
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Post by: Lobby on August 07, 2011, 12:48:48 PM
I've had two new posts published on my blog while I was away for vacation (apart from a couple of reviews, which have been published on the forum previously)

First one about a good old topic for discussions, namely the habit of grading movies - pros and cons and why I do it (for now being)

My thoughts on movie ratings

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How come that we give out grades on movies in the form of a number, but not on books, theatre performances or art?

This question was raised by my local newspaper six months ago, and set the beginning for an interesting experience. Taking the consequences of the development, where the boundaries between “arts” and “entertainment” are dissolving, they decided to give the same treatment to all kinds of cultural performances, regardless of genre and popularity.

For one month they put grades on every single review published on a 1-5 scale. Books, art expositions, concerts with the local choirs – every review was summarised by a number. When the testing period was over they reversed it and removed the grades from everything, including their film reviews.


Read the continuation here: http://thevelvetcafe.wordpress.com/2011/08/01/my-thoughts-on/

I also wrote a musing over what an audience can add - or detract from a movie and why I in the end prefer to watch movies in a cinema:

Out of control – What the audience can add to a movie

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Performing arts have an aspect that film lack. Or at least that’s how we usually see it.

Everyone present in the theatre knows that this play, this concert, this dancing performance, will only be executed exactly this way once in history. Tomorrow is another day, with a different audience and a different mood that will change it.

The show carries a flavour of uniqueness and the nerve of unpredictability. Anything could happen.

We normally don’t think of movies in those terms. Once the final cut is approved, once the copies are out for distribution, it’s repetition. Everyone, regardless of when or where you watch it, will get the same experience.

But on a second thought I think it’s not the entire truth. There is certain randomness about movies too, as long as you watch them in a cinema rather than in your home home.

There is an unpredictable factor, with the potential to make any movie into a complete disaster, namely the audience.

The entire post: http://thevelvetcafe.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/out-of-control-%E2%80%93-what-the-audience-can-add-to-a-movie/


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Post by: FroHam X on August 07, 2011, 02:35:18 PM
Film #5 in my Can't Say "No" Marathon: Moonrise (1948, Borzage), submitted by Junior

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And so my journey through some of the work of Frank Borzage has come to an end, at least for this marathon. It’s been fun. Moonrise is a chronological jump ahead for me. The most recent Borzage film I watched was Three Comrades, which came out in 1938. Moonrise is ten years younger, and in many ways it’s a completely different film from the previous four, but it also has all the Borzage hallmarks that I’ve come to love. Moonrise tells an emotional story about a man very much lost in life. The acting is mostly great. And the film is beautifully shot to boot. In fact, the opening shot of Moonrise might be one of the best opening shots I’ve ever seen.

To read the rest, continue on to my blog, justAtad (http://justatad.wordpress.com/2011/08/07/cant-stop-marathon-review-5-moonrise-1948-borzage/).
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Post by: NedMeier on August 07, 2011, 04:11:42 PM
My 10 favorite directors
 (http://nedsmovieblog.wordpress.com/2011/08/05/top-10-directors/)
Source Code Review
 (http://nedsmovieblog.wordpress.com/2011/08/07/source-code/)
Film Geek Review
 (http://nedsmovieblog.wordpress.com/2011/08/07/film-geek/)
The Auteur Review
 (http://nedsmovieblog.wordpress.com/2011/08/07/auteur/)
Great Directors: James Westby
 (http://nedsmovieblog.wordpress.com/2011/08/07/great-directors-james-westby/)
Thanks for reading!
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Post by: Bill Thompson on August 07, 2011, 05:06:46 PM
This Week In Cinema: July 31-August 06, 2011 (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/08/07/this-week-in-cinema-july-31-august-06-2011/)

More Chuck Jones, some Tex Avery, some Disney, more Free Willy, Tim Burton, a slew of shorts and one feature await you! :)
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Post by: dheaton on August 08, 2011, 07:14:27 AM
Checking out the original version of The Italian Job as part of my heist films marathon:

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/08/take-money-and-run-marathon-italian-job.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/08/take-money-and-run-marathon-italian-job.html)
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Post by: Junior on August 08, 2011, 03:21:01 PM
Benefits of a Classical Education: Movie Review -  Rise of the Planet of the Apes. (http://benefitsofaclassicaleducation.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/movie-review-rise-of-the-planet-of-the-apes/)


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I have a confession. I love movies where animals attack humans. I've seen Anaconda and several of its sequels. Deep Blue Sea has become one of my most viewed movies through its seemingly constant play on the SyFy channel. There’s just something about seeing dumb people get eaten by an animal, scientifically screwed-around-with or not, that appeals to me. It’s like the animals are getting back at the humans for having such better resources and doing absolutely nothing with them. And the cool death scenes help, too. When the trailers for Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the prequel to the 1968 classic combo of cheesy acting and cheesier makeup, came out I got a bit excited. There’s a cool story to tell detailing how the apes went from our science test subject to ruling the world. Unlike some prequels and origin stories, this one had the potential to give us some new ideas within the universe. Whether director Rupert Wyatt was up to telling it, though, remained to be seen.


Read the rest at Benefits of a Classical Education.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on August 08, 2011, 08:09:00 PM
30 Day Film Challenge: Day 22 - Your Favorite Horror Film: The Shining (1980) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/30-day-film-challenge-day-22-your-favorite-horror-film-the-shining-1980/)
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Post by: Junior on August 09, 2011, 10:39:59 AM
Benefits of a Classical Education - Movie Review: Midnight in Paris. (http://benefitsofaclassicaleducation.wordpress.com/2011/08/09/movie-review-midnight-in-paris/)


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There is something in a person that will yearn for the golden days. You know the ones. Before. When everything was better. The art was better, the culture was better, the people were better, the world was better. It was always better, back then. There weren’t the social, political, cultural problems that we have today. Everybody was happy and awesome. Owen Wilson‘s Gil feels this was about the 1920′s in Paris. That’s when all the great writers lived and Gil, a neurotic Hollywood screenwriter, wants to be there – or then – instead of here and now. And it’s an alluring proposition. What writer wouldn’t want to hang out with F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway? Who wouldn’t want to commiserate with Dali and Picasso about your love problems? There’s no denying that the 1920′s in Paris were a happening time. But would you want to live there?


Read the rest at Benefits of a Classical Education!
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Post by: Junior on August 09, 2011, 01:36:11 PM
Every Day A Photo: Frowny Monkey. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/08/frowny-monkey.html)


This monkey was not happy about missing out on Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
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Post by: harveyzissou on August 09, 2011, 05:36:34 PM
I'm Glad This Movie Exists #2
http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/08/im-glad-this-movie-exists-2.html (http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/08/im-glad-this-movie-exists-2.html)

just a fun trailer... :)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on August 09, 2011, 07:06:38 PM
30 Day Film Challenge: Day 23 - Your Favorite Thriller/Mystery Film: Touch Of Evil (1958) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/08/09/30-day-film-challenge-day-23-your-favorite-thrillermystery-film-touch-of-evil-1958/)
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Post by: NedMeier on August 09, 2011, 09:39:39 PM
First two films from my Kurosawa marathon and the last two films from the Traverse City Film Festival

Great Directors Marathon: Akira Kurosawa-The Most Beautiful (http://nedsmovieblog.wordpress.com/2011/08/09/great-directors-akira-kurosawa-the-most-beautiful/)

Great Directors Marathon: Akira Kurosawa-The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail (http://nedsmovieblog.wordpress.com/2011/08/09/great-directors-marathon-akira-kurosawa-the-men-who-tread-on-the-tigers-tale/)

TCFF: Project Nim (http://nedsmovieblog.wordpress.com/2011/08/09/tcff-project-nim/)

TCFF: If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (http://nedsmovieblog.wordpress.com/2011/08/09/tcff-if-a-tree-falls-a-story-of-the-earth-liberation-front/)

Thanks for checking them out!
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Post by: Katebo on August 10, 2011, 01:37:14 AM
Change Places: The Role of the TV Showrunner (http://www.soundonsight.org/change-places-the-role-of-the-tv-showrunner/)

This week, it's an article summarizing the job of the TV showrunner and about what happens when they leave/are replaced. As ever, I have Torchwood and True Blood reviews from this week as well.
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Post by: harveyzissou on August 10, 2011, 02:37:02 AM
Top Ten Third-Favorite Film from American Directors*
http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/08/third-place-club.html (http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/08/third-place-club.html)

oh, yes i did...i claimed hitchcock for the US. hitchcock landed on plymouth rock and made more movies in america. :)
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Post by: dheaton on August 10, 2011, 07:17:51 AM
Check out my post on Charley Varrick, a cool '70s gem with Walter Matthau:

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/08/all-i-wanted-was-small-take-charley.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/08/all-i-wanted-was-small-take-charley.html)
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Post by: Katebo on August 10, 2011, 07:33:33 AM
Nice! Gotta love Matthau.
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Post by: Junior on August 10, 2011, 04:40:10 PM
Every Day A Photo: Sunset on the Arch. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/08/sunset-on-arch.html)


Look skyward.
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Post by: AAAutin on August 10, 2011, 04:45:38 PM
That may be your best Arch pic yet. You should get that bugger made into a postcard.
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Post by: Junior on August 10, 2011, 04:51:24 PM
Thanks. It would take some major retouching, I think, to be printworthy, though.
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Post by: harveyzissou on August 10, 2011, 08:40:19 PM
Every Day A Photo: Sunset on the Arch. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/08/sunset-on-arch.html)

Look skyward.

is it saturn's rings or is it earth? :) ...nice pic.
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Post by: Junior on August 10, 2011, 08:49:09 PM
Thanks!
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Post by: Katebo on August 10, 2011, 09:15:51 PM
Sound on Sight has been getting a lot of attention for an article Bill Mesce wrote,The "Gray Ones" Fade to Black (http://www.soundonsight.org/the-“gray-ones”-fade-to-black/), about the loss of a shared cultural love of classic film.

Here's a response I wrote today, Counterpoint: Why the True Classics Will Never Disappear (http://www.soundonsight.org/counterpoint-why-the-true-classics-will-never-disappear/), arguing that the best of classic film will never be lost.
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Post by: harveyzissou on August 10, 2011, 09:58:56 PM
Sound on Sight has been getting a lot of attention for an article Bill Mesce wrote,The "Gray Ones" Fade to Black (http://"http://www.soundonsight.org/the-“gray-ones”-fade-to-black/"), about the loss of a shared cultural love of classic film.

Here's a response I wrote today, Counterpoint: Why the True Classics Will Never Disappear (http://"http://www.soundonsight.org/counterpoint-why-the-true-classics-will-never-disappear/"), arguing that the best of classic film will never be lost.

hey katebo, your links need to be fixed. :)
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Post by: Katebo on August 10, 2011, 10:18:39 PM
Well, that's embarrassing. Fixed. Thanks!
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Post by: Lobby on August 11, 2011, 12:15:29 AM
My latest blogpost is a musing over the fact that I've completed my first top 100 list, and what this means to me. It's a bit of a celebration to this place, where I talk about the point of approaching movie watching in a slightly more organized manner. I guess I''m a little bit mocking at time, but I think you'll see that basically I'm very fond of you.

Here's the beginning:


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Are you a film geek or just someone who likes to watch movies?
A lot of people like to watch movies. As a matter of fact most people I know do that in one form or another, if so just snoozing in front of whatever happens to run on the television.

But at what point do you take a step from the ordinary into the weird, shady subculture? Where goes the line where the normal, sensible people stop and shrug, while the geeks, the fans, the true lovers happily walk ahead because they know that on the other side of this portal, they’ll be surrounded by likeminded who know where they’re coming from?

I would say that it it’s all about lists. For you who are happy on the “just like to watch movies” side, I can tell you: there’s no end to how many lists you can make, no limit to how small and strange and obscure definitions that can warrant a top-five list. I never cease to get amazed and a little bit giggly as I see the new Top 5 topics popping up in the Filmspotting forum.

Read the continuation at:
http://thevelvetcafe.wordpress.com/2011/08/11/are-you-a-film-geek-or-just-someone-who-likes-to-watch-movies/ (http://thevelvetcafe.wordpress.com/2011/08/11/are-you-a-film-geek-or-just-someone-who-likes-to-watch-movies/)
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Post by: edgar00 on August 11, 2011, 06:11:40 PM
Fantasia 2011 Feedback : The Haunters (2011, Kim Min-suk) (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/08/fantasia-2011-haunters.html)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on August 11, 2011, 07:08:35 PM
30 Day Film Challenge: Day 24 - Your Favorite Animated Or Children's Film: Wall-E (2008) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/08/11/30-day-film-challenge-day-24-your-favorite-animated-or-childrens-film-wall%C2%B7e-2008/)
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Post by: oldkid on August 12, 2011, 12:23:12 AM
I'm getting back into the swing of things, with my brand new computer  :)

You think you've seen Three Colors: Blue enough?  Well, let me tempt you again. (http://bloggingmoviesrus.blogspot.com/2011/08/aint-nothing-but-blue.html)

Some musings on Steve McQueen's film, Hunger (http://bloggingmoviesrus.blogspot.com/2011/08/personal-thoughts-on-hunger.html)
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Post by: dheaton on August 12, 2011, 07:28:57 AM
I'm taking a shot at one of the most predictable Top 5 topics out there:

Top 5 Car Chases
http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/08/top-five-car-chases.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/08/top-five-car-chases.html)
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Post by: Lobby on August 12, 2011, 10:28:51 AM
This post took some inspiration from the extra material in the latest Filmspotting show, where the hosts talked about movies they wanted to share with their daughters.

I start from there but widens the topic, talking about our efforts to try to influence the film preferences of our offspring. Is it good? Is it even doable? I share one of the strategies I've used.


How to share movies with your children


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Have we got an obligation as movie lovers to make sure that our kids watch certain films as a part of their education?

Are our reasons for using our parental privilege, more or less forcing them to watch our old favourites pure, innocent and altogether altruistic?

Or could there something else at play here – an urge to try to make our children into copies of ourselves or a longing for the power to not only recommend movies to others, but also have them actually watch it?


Read the continuation at http://thevelvetcafe.wordpress.com/2011/08/12/how-to-share-movies-with-your-children/
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Post by: Katebo on August 12, 2011, 11:08:49 AM
Nice article. I used to always say I was going to instill in my FutureKids an appreciation for the TV shows/movies I love. Then I found out that the reason one of my former roommates hates most westerns is because his dad loves them so much and watched them nonstop when he was growing up. The constant repetition and, I'd imagine, enforced viewing, of some of the classics of the genre, Stagecoach, Rio Bravo, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, among others, had the opposite reaction desired. I still hope my kids'll like the sci-fi and genre TV/movies that I love, but I also recognize that it can go the other way if you try to force it. Your suggestion of a 30-minute Ol' College Try rule sounds like a good one.
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Post by: Lobby on August 12, 2011, 11:24:31 AM
Thanks! I don't rule out that you can give your children a certain cultural heritage. I got my love for sci-fi, Carl Barks, Tintin and literature overall from my parents. And our oldest daughter is a sworn Star Trek fan, which I'm not so sure she would have been without us sharing our enthusiasm. But you need to take it easy and be prepared for that they might have a completely different opinion about what's good entertainment. Show and inspire, sure. But never force it on them.
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Post by: Junior on August 12, 2011, 12:24:12 PM
Every Day A Photo: Pondering. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/08/pondering.html)


When you play the game of thrones you win or you die.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on August 12, 2011, 08:19:15 PM
30 Day Film Challenge: Day 25 - Your Favorite Documentary Film: Grizzly Man (2005) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/08/12/30-day-film-challenge-day-25-your-favorite-documentary-film-grizzly-man-2005/)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on August 13, 2011, 10:05:48 AM
30 Day Film Challenge: Day 26 - Your Favorite Foreign Language Film: Letters From Iwo Jima (2006) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/08/13/30-day-film-challenge-day-26-your-favorite-foreign-language-film-letters-from-iwo-jima-2006/)
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Post by: edgar00 on August 13, 2011, 10:33:23 AM
Fantasia 2011 Feedback:  Marianne (2011, Filip Stegstedt) (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/08/fantasia-2011-feedback-marianne.html)
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Post by: francoamerican on August 13, 2011, 11:41:59 AM
http://www.darkdiscussions.com
darkdiscussions@aol.com
itunes subscription: Dark Discussions Podcast

Episode 013 - Christopher Smith Focus: 2004's Creep

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When Christopher Smith wrote and directed his debut film entitled Creep in 2004, audiences waiting for a new voice in horror cinema were only getting a taste of what was to come. With a career that has now expanded to include four well regarded films within seven years, Christopher Smith has been observed by some as this generation’s John Carpenter. His films have included such diverse characteristics and plots as horror comedy, a powerful period piece, an original take on the slasher, and a mind bending mystery. Dark Discussions intent was to do a two part retrospective on this amazing director and screenwriter yet while putting the episodes together and discovering the detail that was discussed; it was decided to instead focus specifically on each of the splendid films of this wonderful talent.

Philip and Eric discuss Mr. Smith’s debut film and what turns out to be the beginning of a fantastic run of movies. The bizarre nature of his films within the United States of America being released directly to the home market rather than the big screen is a mystery unresolved. With critical praise and a cult following seen by few, Christopher Smith and his movies are hidden gems which have made an impact in a genre deeply needing a proclamation. Their magic is specifically due to the final product presented rather than any self promotion by their creator.

The first part of this director-focused arc is on Creep, a dark and intense horror thriller about a young woman named Kate played by actress Franka Potente who gets trapped within the London Underground after hours. Expecting a quick trip to a club party on the other side of the city, Kate’s night turns into a nightmare when a mysterious entity appears to be stalking the tunnels beneath the streets of London. While trying to find a way back up to the city blocks, her journey leads to a terror that may literally be mental illness and the clinical institutions that were more chambers of suffering rather than the hospitals they were meant to be. A film that appears nothing more than a tight little horror flick turns out to be a tale more about homelessness, drug abuse, mental illness, the uncaring nature of society, and the injustices done upon those that are disenfranchised.


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Post by: edgar00 on August 13, 2011, 03:47:28 PM
Updates on some upcoming events (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/08/festival-des-films-du-monde-2011.html) that the 'team' at Between the Seats will be attending.

It starts with some very good news, then some bad news, and then I try to make up for it some a little good news near the end.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on August 14, 2011, 04:37:25 PM
This Week In Cinema: August 07-13, 2011 (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/08/14/this-week-in-cinema-august-07-13-2011/)

Three Little Pigs (1933)
The Old Mill (1937)
Bad Luck Blackie (1949)
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Post by: harveyzissou on August 15, 2011, 02:15:43 AM
the cinematic alphabet movie quiz is over for those who were playing...point scales and awards are up at Harvey's (my blog).
it can still be played from the beginning here:  http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/p/cinematic-alphabet-quiz-screenshots.html (http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/p/cinematic-alphabet-quiz-screenshots.html)

cheers,
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Post by: dheaton on August 15, 2011, 07:35:06 AM
Here's the latest post in my heist marathon on The Silent Partner, with Elliott Gould and Christopher Plummer:

Take the Money and Run Marathon: The Silent Partner (1978)
http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/08/take-money-and-run-marathon-silent.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/08/take-money-and-run-marathon-silent.html)
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Post by: AAAutin on August 15, 2011, 08:37:34 AM
I've been enjoying this marathon; I dig your style!
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Post by: dheaton on August 15, 2011, 09:00:58 AM
I've been enjoying this marathon; I dig your style!

Thanks!  It's been fun to catch up with some lesser-known movies like this one. 
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Post by: Junior on August 15, 2011, 03:48:37 PM
Every Day A Photo: A Light in the Darkness. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/08/light-in-darkness.html)

AKA the Crack of Doom!
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Post by: Bill Thompson on August 15, 2011, 08:31:35 PM
30 Day Film Challenge: Day 27 - Your Favorite Independent Film: Elephant (2003) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/30-day-film-challenge-day-27-your-favorite-independent-film-elephant-2003/)
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Post by: Junior on August 16, 2011, 03:54:08 PM
Every Day A Photo: This. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/08/this.html)

I think this is from a Dodge Rust.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on August 16, 2011, 06:44:04 PM
30 Day Film Challenge: Day 28 - The Most Obscure Film You've Ever Seen: The Magic Box (1951) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/08/16/30-day-film-challenge-day-28-the-most-obscure-film-youve-ever-seen-the-magic-box-1951/)
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Post by: harveyzissou on August 16, 2011, 09:17:01 PM
a 200-word review of Tokyo Story
http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/08/tokyo-story-1953.html (http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/08/tokyo-story-1953.html)

in response to Sam's review: http://cinemasights.wordpress.com/2011/07/24/tokyo-story-1953/ (http://cinemasights.wordpress.com/2011/07/24/tokyo-story-1953/)  :)

hope you all had fun with the quiz, thanks for playing (even to those who only looked at a screen or two)...it was fun putting them up and i hope you enjoy your awards/prizes.
<<--- like The Orson

(now to make a Top 100 for the first time...)
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Post by: Katebo on August 17, 2011, 01:57:48 AM
10 Memorable TV Scores (http://www.soundonsight.org/10-memorable-tv-scores/)

This week I wrote an article discussing 10 TV shows whose scores are particularly great and/or memorable.

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Post by: dheaton on August 17, 2011, 07:30:39 AM
As an extra post during the heist marathon, I checked out an old first-season episode of Alias, one of the great TV shows from the early 2000s.

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/08/needles-of-fire-revisiting-alias-box.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/08/needles-of-fire-revisiting-alias-box.html)
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Post by: dheaton on August 17, 2011, 09:28:51 AM
10 Memorable TV Scores (http://www.soundonsight.org/10-memorable-tv-scores/)

This week I wrote an article discussing 10 TV shows whose scores are particularly great and/or memorable.

Nice post.  I'm totally with you on BSG, Firefly, Twin Peaks, and Alias, which are some of my favorite TV shows. You're also right about the Batman Animated Series.  One that I'm surprised to see missing is Lost, which uses music really well to convey a range of emotions.  Of course, that's also Michael Giacchino, and I can't really argue that Lost has a better score than Alias.
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Post by: Katebo on August 17, 2011, 10:31:15 AM
I love "The Box"! Great review. Tarantino's guest spot is one of my favorite in the show's run and that two-parter is one of my favorite episodes. It's endlessly rewatchable and the performances (and dialog given to) Garner, Tarantino, and Rifkin particularly are what make it work. Rifkin absolutely sells the Needles of Fire- that scene could have easily fallen flat or seemed preposterous, but instead it's riveting.

... and now I want to go rewatch "The Box" again. It's just so good!

Re: TV Scores- I went with Alias over LOST partially because it came first, but also because I feel like the music was featured more heavily. Both are great and incredibly evocative though. I wouldn't argue with anyone who wanted to swap them.
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Post by: edgar00 on August 17, 2011, 12:24:52 PM
Fantasia 2011 Feedback: final feedback (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/08/fantasia-2011-feedback-final-feedback.html)

A Horrible Way to Die (2010, Adam Wingard)
Battlefield Heroes (2011 Lee Joon-ik)
Brawler (2011, Chris Sivertson)

And a final goodbye to the festival, until next year that is.
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Post by: Junior on August 17, 2011, 12:29:08 PM
Every Day A Photo: One Horn. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/08/one-horn.html)

It's still half dangerous.
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Post by: Junior on August 17, 2011, 06:03:56 PM
Benefits of a Classical Education: Quotes, quotes, quotes. (http://benefitsofaclassicaleducation.wordpress.com/2011/08/17/quotes-quotes-quotes/)

Quote
You might have noticed that I’ve started the past few posts here with a quote. Up until the previous post the quotes have all been from the actual work that I’ve been talking about, but since I was talking about a general idea in the promise post I pulled a quote that I liked about the topic. So for today’s post I thought I’d defend that decision. I think pulling a quote from a book or movie or song has a pretty obvious defense, so let’s focus on those other cases, shall we?

Read the rest at Benefits of a Classical Education!
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Post by: harveyzissou on August 17, 2011, 06:50:31 PM
this is so money...
http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/08/swingers-and-nhl-93-jeremy-roenick.html (http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/08/swingers-and-nhl-93-jeremy-roenick.html)

[if you like Swingers by Doug Liman)
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Post by: Junior on August 18, 2011, 02:07:01 PM
Every Day A Photo: Old and Broken. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/08/old-and-broken.html)

You know how it goes.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on August 18, 2011, 08:15:26 PM
Podcast Review: Mark Kermode And Simon Mayo's Film Reviews (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/08/17/podcast-review-mark-kermode-and-simon-mayos-film-reviews/)

30 Day Film Challenge: Day 29 - Your Favorite Film As A Kid: Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/08/18/30-day-film-challenge-day-29-your-favorite-film-as-a-kid-who-framed-roger-rabbit-1988/)
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Post by: dheaton on August 19, 2011, 07:21:43 AM
This is not one of my best Top 5 Lists because I haven't seen enough of his films, but I gave it a shot:

Top 5 Elliott Gould Films
http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/08/top-5-elliott-gould-films.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/08/top-5-elliott-gould-films.html)
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Post by: AAAutin on August 19, 2011, 09:18:32 AM
I'd put his role in KICKING AND SCREAMING with his AMERICAN HISTORY X appearance in the "little more than a cameo" category.

You should check out CALIFORNIA SPLIT.
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Post by: dheaton on August 19, 2011, 09:35:12 AM
I'd put his role in KICKING AND SCREAMING with his AMERICAN HISTORY X appearance in the "little more than a cameo" category.

You should check out CALIFORNIA SPLIT.

I know.  It was a stretch, I'll admit.  Not my best Top 5 List I'll say.  It did engage my interest in seeing a lot more of his movies, for sure.
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Post by: AAAutin on August 19, 2011, 09:40:17 AM
At least you got your #1 and your #2 right!
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Post by: dheaton on August 19, 2011, 10:24:26 AM
At least you got your #1 and your #2 right!

Yes!  I'm confident in those picks at least. 
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Post by: Lobby on August 19, 2011, 10:28:07 AM
There's a new post up at my blog, where I talk about what constitutes a good snack to bring to a cinema: Beyond the Popcorn Experience – Musings over cinema snacks

At first there's some nostalgia where I share memories from the pre-popcorn days, but popcorn hatred gets a bit old after a while, so I continue sharing my ideas about what a good cinema snack should be like, giving a couple of examples.
If you need snack at all that will say - maybe you can get along without?

Stop by at The Velvet Café, have a drink of your choice and share your thoughts about cinema snacks!

http://thevelvetcafe.wordpress.com/2011/08/19/beyond-the-popcorn-experience-%E2%80%93-musings-over-cinema-snacks/
 (http://thevelvetcafe.wordpress.com/2011/08/19/beyond-the-popcorn-experience-%E2%80%93-musings-over-cinema-snacks/)
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Post by: FroHam X on August 19, 2011, 10:28:29 AM
My response to Point #8 in Matt Singer's Movie Etiquette Manifesto:

The Special Hell: Don't Be a Pig at the Movie Theater! (http://justatad.wordpress.com/2011/08/19/the-special-hell-dont-be-a-pig-at-the-movie-theate/)

EDIT: Wow, well timed with Lobby's post!
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Post by: MartinTeller on August 19, 2011, 10:30:15 AM
This is not one of my best Top 5 Lists because I haven't seen enough of his films, but I gave it a shot:

Top 5 Elliott Gould Films
http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/08/top-5-elliott-gould-films.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/08/top-5-elliott-gould-films.html)

I can tell you what's NOT in the top 5: The Touch.  Not only is it one of Bergman's worst films, but Gould is clearly in over his head.
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Post by: Lobby on August 19, 2011, 10:30:56 AM
@Fro: are our brains connected by some wire?
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Post by: FroHam X on August 19, 2011, 10:36:17 AM
I'm going to assume we have a telepathic connection that neither of us know about. Think Harry Potter and Voldemort circa Goblet of Fire.
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Post by: Junior on August 19, 2011, 11:57:25 AM
Benefits of a Classical Education: Blade Runner sequel-thing will not be the worst thing ever. (http://benefitsofaclassicaleducation.wordpress.com/2011/08/19/blade-runner-sequel-thing-will-not-be-the-worst-thing-ever/)

Quote
Blade Runner is unarguably one of the best movies of all time. The combination of noir and sci-fi is genius and gorgeous. The movie’s heart is the feel of it. It evokes future Los Angeles with all of the crappy weather and grimy streets that you’d expect. And the awesome umbrellas, too. This abundance of style can be attributed to one man: Ridley Scott. The production designer turned director understood how to make the future alien but recognizable. And it’s all misty and stuff. Cool. But now there will be a sequel. And as we all know, sequels inevitably ruin original films. Turn them into cash grabs that amp up the sex and violence at the expense of ideas and characters. Is nothing sacred anymore?

Read the rest at Benefits of a Classical Education. And stop whining.


Every Day A Photo: A Great Big Bushy Beard. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/08/great-big-bushy-beard.html)

Except he has no face!
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Post by: Corndog on August 19, 2011, 02:05:46 PM
Thank You Happy Birthday by Cage the Elephant (http://corndogchats.blogspot.com/2011/08/thank-you-happy-birthday-2011-by-cage.html)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on August 19, 2011, 04:58:20 PM
30 Day Film Challenge: Day 30 - Your Favorite Film This Time Last Year: Double Indemnity (1944) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/08/19/30-day-film-challenge-day-30-your-favorite-film-this-time-last-year-double-indemnity-1944/)
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Post by: Junior on August 20, 2011, 12:11:57 PM
Every Day A Photo: Greenery. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/08/greenery.html)

Nothing super special about this particular greenery, but I like this picture a lot. It's got layers.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on August 21, 2011, 07:09:09 PM
This Week In Cinema: August 14-20, 2011 (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/08/21/this-week-in-cinema-august-14-20-2011/)

Kind Hearts And Coronets (1949)
Along Came A Spider (2001)
Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has A Glitch (2005)
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Post by: Junior on August 21, 2011, 10:39:41 PM
Every Day A Photo: Fire When Ready. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/08/fire-when-ready.html)

Which, at the time of this photo, was about a second ago.
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Post by: dheaton on August 22, 2011, 07:25:32 AM
I'm getting near the end of the heist marathon.  Here's a look at a Thomas Jane in Stander:

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/08/take-money-and-run-marathon-stander.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/08/take-money-and-run-marathon-stander.html)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on August 22, 2011, 10:10:15 AM
Review: Shi Mian Mai Fu (House Of Flying Daggers, 2004) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/08/22/review-shi-mian-mai-fu-house-of-flying-daggers-2004/)
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Post by: AAAutin on August 22, 2011, 10:17:31 AM
Here's a look at a Thomas Jane in Stander

Sorry to hear it didn't grab you; the first time I saw it, it knocked me on my ass.
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Post by: Junior on August 22, 2011, 11:31:28 AM
Benefits of a Classical Education: What's a flop, anyways? Fright Night and film finances. (http://benefitsofaclassicaleducation.wordpress.com/2011/08/22/whats-a-flop-anyways-fright-night-and-film-finances/)

I love to watch movies. There's a lot to get out of the act of watching a movie, from the anticipation to the actual viewing experience to the discussion afterward with fiends and other movie buffs. There's a lot to talk about, when it comes to movies, too. You can talk about the directing, the themes, the acting, the story, anything, really. But there's one part of movie discussion that I will never understand: the money. With so many movies released every week there will be some that aren't successful at the box office. These failures are inevitably called a flop and are then summarily dismissed by the people that pay attention to such things. But what does a flop mean, exactly? Why are some of us so obsessed with the monetary aspect of movie making? And why is Fright Night a perfect case study?

Read the rest at Benefits of a Classical Education.
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Post by: dheaton on August 22, 2011, 02:09:12 PM
Here's a look at a Thomas Jane in Stander

Sorry to hear it didn't grab you; the first time I saw it, it knocked me on my ass.

It was okay.  I liked the look of the movie and Jane's performance. I just felt like it had a lot more potential and could have been constructed better.  I'll still glad that I saw it, though.
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Post by: AAAutin on August 22, 2011, 02:29:26 PM
I just felt like it had a lot more potential and could have been constructed better.

I've heard a similar complaint in regards to BRONSON: "He's such an interesting person--I wish I could have seen a more in-depth examination of his life." But, to me, part of the charm of both films is that they eschew the traditional biopic format in favor of an impressionistic approach that gives you the feel--the tone--of the subject, rather than an annotated timeline of personal history.
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Post by: dheaton on August 22, 2011, 09:27:59 PM
I just felt like it had a lot more potential and could have been constructed better.

I've heard a similar complaint in regards to BRONSON: "He's such an interesting person--I wish I could have seen a more in-depth examination of his life." But, to me, part of the charm of both films is that they eschew the traditional biopic format in favor of an impressionistic approach that gives you the feel--the tone--of the subject, rather than an annotated timeline of personal history.

That's a really good point about Stander.  It does create a convincing tone, so from that perspective, it succeeds.  So much potential, though.  I haven't seen Bronson, though it's on my list. 
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Post by: Junior on August 22, 2011, 09:34:41 PM
Every Day A Photo: A Crack in the World. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/08/crack-in-world.html)

Where all the evil comes in.
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Post by: harveyzissou on August 23, 2011, 01:27:58 AM
Top 5 Movies I Want to See But Are Not Easily Available (DVD or Bluray)  --  in the US
http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/08/top-5-movies-i-want-to-see-but-are-not.html (http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/08/top-5-movies-i-want-to-see-but-are-not.html)

cheers,
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Post by: sdedalus on August 23, 2011, 01:31:53 AM
You can get a good DVD for a reasonable price of Voyage in Italy at amazon.uk, shipping to the US isn't that expensive and most every DVD player can easily be made region-free.
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Post by: harveyzissou on August 23, 2011, 01:56:41 AM
You can get a good DVD for a reasonable price of Voyage in Italy at amazon.uk, shipping to the US isn't that expensive and most every DVD player can easily be made region-free.

i know , its a BFI collection too (probably good quality)...this is one of those that i wish they released in the US based on principle (what principle exactly, i don't know?). i remember waiting for the conformist to come on dvd in the US for like forever.

i have purchased 3 amazon.uk dvds ever, rancho notorious, johnny guitar, and...delicatessan? hmmm...i think my brother got me rohmer's rendevous in paris (when he traveled to france)...i told him to get me an eric rohmer film, and of course, he got me one with no subtitles (but i've seen it on video). :)

my 1 memorex player that i made region free has probably been used 5 times ever...lol.
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Post by: 1SO on August 23, 2011, 07:11:08 AM
Top 5 Movies I Want to See But Are Not Easily Available (DVD or Bluray)  --  in the US
http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/08/top-5-movies-i-want-to-see-but-are-not.html (http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/08/top-5-movies-i-want-to-see-but-are-not.html)

cheers,
My first thought was Love Exposure, but I figured you wouldn't have Love Exposure. Then you did did have Love Exposure so I was happy.

Right now I'm very frustrated with looking for Eric Rohmer's A Summer's Tale. It's my Dictation from PeacefulAnarchy.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on August 23, 2011, 01:42:28 PM
Bill's Wife Knows Best Marathon: The Last Unicorn (1982) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/08/23/bills-wife-knows-best-marathon-the-last-unicorn-1982/)
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Post by: Corndog on August 23, 2011, 09:49:37 PM
My review of Gary Clark Jr.'s The Bright Lights EP (http://corndogchats.blogspot.com/2011/08/bright-lights-ep-2011-by-gary-clark-jr.html). People should listen.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: dheaton on August 24, 2011, 08:08:09 AM
One more post about a heist film before the big top five on Friday:

Grand Slam (1967)
http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/08/lets-go-to-rio-and-steal-some-diamonds.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/08/lets-go-to-rio-and-steal-some-diamonds.html)
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Post by: Katebo on August 24, 2011, 08:39:52 AM
This week I wrote an article about TV and condensed time lines (http://www.soundonsight.org/were-running-out-of-time-tv-and-the-condensed-time-line/)- the pros and cons and what this format change means for the medium.
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Post by: MartinTeller on August 24, 2011, 10:14:42 AM
One more post about a heist film before the big top five on Friday:

Grand Slam (1967)
http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/08/lets-go-to-rio-and-steal-some-diamonds.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/08/lets-go-to-rio-and-steal-some-diamonds.html)

Glad you enjoyed it.  I love the Morricone score and the card catalog of underworld specialists, including "military", "tipsters" and "homosexuals".
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: dheaton on August 24, 2011, 01:32:43 PM
One more post about a heist film before the big top five on Friday:

Grand Slam (1967)
http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/08/lets-go-to-rio-and-steal-some-diamonds.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/08/lets-go-to-rio-and-steal-some-diamonds.html)

Glad you enjoyed it.  I love the Morricone score and the card catalog of underworld specialists, including "military", "tipsters" and "homosexuals".

It was a lot of fun. You're right about the score, and that scene with the card catalog is classic.
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Post by: ses on August 24, 2011, 10:06:05 PM
Saffron Chicken, Lemon and Green Bean Salad (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2011/08/ceimb-saffron-chicken-lemon-and-green.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Corndog on August 24, 2011, 10:08:19 PM
That looks extremely yummy, as always.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: ses on August 24, 2011, 10:12:14 PM
That looks extremely yummy, as always.

It was so tasty, and very healthy too.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on August 24, 2011, 10:43:12 PM
Podcast Review: The Sounds And Sights Of Cinema (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/08/24/podcast-review-the-sounds-and-sights-of-cinema/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on August 24, 2011, 10:56:47 PM
Every Day A Photo: Explosion.  (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/08/explosion.html)

!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Katebo on August 24, 2011, 11:00:37 PM
What Corndog said, ses. I'm definitely adding that to the recipe list.

Thanks for the heads up on this podcast, Bill- I'd never heard of it, but I'll have to check it out.

Junior, as ever, very cool. How'd you get that one?
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on August 24, 2011, 11:05:13 PM
It was luck and about a billion failed shots either just before or just after the firework went off.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Katebo on August 24, 2011, 11:09:27 PM
Apparently the fireworks by you are way cooler than the fireworks by me. Nice shot.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on August 24, 2011, 11:17:17 PM
Thanks for the heads up on this podcast, Bill- I'd never heard of it, but I'll have to check it out.


Hopefully you, and others, will check it out and dig it, it's quite the nifty podcast.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on August 24, 2011, 11:28:10 PM
Apparently the fireworks by you are way cooler than the fireworks by me. Nice shot.

Thanks. It helps that my family was shooting them off, so i could get really close and they were smaller. Cropping!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: 1SO on August 25, 2011, 12:42:39 AM
Every Day A Photo: Explosion.  (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/08/explosion.html)

Enter the Void
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: harveyzissou on August 25, 2011, 04:17:24 AM
50-word film review of Genova (A Summer in Genoa)
http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/08/genova-2008.html (http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/08/genova-2008.html)

cheers,
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on August 25, 2011, 06:10:23 PM
Today is a new Director's Chair at the LAMB, the subjet being David Cronenberg. Myself and Bill have plenty of reviews that were accepted (geez, Bill, did you submit everything you ever wrote?) and linked at the LAMB.

Check them out. (http://largeassmovieblogs.blogspot.com/2011/08/lambs-in-directors-chair-19.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: MP on August 25, 2011, 08:21:08 PM
Today is a new Director's Chair at the LAMB, the subjet being David Cronenberg. Myself and Bill have plenty of reviews that were accepted (geez, Bill, did you submit everything you ever wrote?) and linked at the LAMB.

Check them out. (http://largeassmovieblogs.blogspot.com/2011/08/lambs-in-directors-chair-19.html)
Very cool; I was unfamiliar with that blog until now. Cheers.

I have a new short post from yesterday, and an older one of length from April:

>>> id, I'd, I.D., I do (http://idfilm.blogspot.com/2011/08/id-id-id-i-do.html)

>>> Towards less fetishisation of the director (http://idfilm.blogspot.com/2011/04/towards-less-fetishisation-of-director.html)
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This type of thing should be a discretionary matter. If I found it quite easy to discuss Essential Killing without referring to its director (many have gone the other way entirely, of course, interpreting its themes of exile in a foreign land as reflective of Skolimowski's own career), I would be pushed to revise my thoughts on Cave of Forgotten Dreams without retaining a constant reference to that film's biggest drawback: the presence of Werner Herzog himself.

Some directors are synonymous with their own films: David Lynch and Alfred Hitchcock have directorial styles distinct enough to merit adjectives: "Lynchian" and "Hitchcockian" become ways of describing films that resemble their own. Citizen Kane, which to many is the best film of all time, is very much Orson Welles's film - though we should be respectful enough to include Joseph Mankiewicz's script and Gregg Toland's cinematography in any serious discussion of the film.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on August 26, 2011, 06:22:55 AM
Today is a new Director's Chair at the LAMB, the subjet being David Cronenberg. Myself and Bill have plenty of reviews that were accepted (geez, Bill, did you submit everything you ever wrote?) and linked at the LAMB.

Check them out. (http://largeassmovieblogs.blogspot.com/2011/08/lambs-in-directors-chair-19.html)

 :) I wrote a lot about Cronenberg, most of any director I believe, but even I was like, "Hmmm, this is a lot, when I sent them all my links."
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: dheaton on August 26, 2011, 07:31:37 AM
Time to close out the heist marathon with the big Top 5 List.  This was tough, and there are too many great options to fit on one list!

Top 5 Heist Films
http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/08/top-5-heist-films.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/08/top-5-heist-films.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Lobby on August 26, 2011, 12:59:37 PM
In my latest post I share some IRL observations of Daniel Craig, although they were done from a VERY far distance.

 It's a musing over the fact that I'll watch The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo even though I'm not a huge fan of the series. After all it was shot in my home town, just around the corner from where I work.


Why I’ll watch The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo even if I don’t care about Millennium (http://thevelvetcafe.wordpress.com/2011/08/26/why-i%E2%80%99ll-watch-the-girl-with-the-dragon-tattoo-even-if-i-don%E2%80%99t-care-about-millennium/).
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: edgar00 on August 26, 2011, 01:00:53 PM
Blogging Around (http://betweentheseats.blogspot.com/2011/08/blogging-around.html)

Old bogs getting facelifts, new blogs arriving, reviews for hot films, and some love for a Jim Jarmusch favourite.

Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on August 26, 2011, 09:35:25 PM
Benefits of a Classical Education: Movie Review: Hanna. (http://benefitsofaclassicaleducation.wordpress.com/2011/08/26/movie-review-hanna/)

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What’s half fairy tale, half revenge movie, and half coming-of-age film? Hanna! And, to ruin the surprise, it’s the best movie I’ve seen this year. It’s not perfect, it’s not unimpeachable, but it’s a load of fun and has a grace and style that propels it past any negative points.

Read the rest at Benefits of a Classical Education.
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Post by: AAAutin on August 26, 2011, 09:39:18 PM
And, to ruin the surprise, it’s the best movie I’ve seen this year. It’s not perfect, it’s not unimpeachable, but it’s a load of fun and has a grace and style that propels it past any negative points.

Agreed. And the negative points are few...
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Post by: Junior on August 26, 2011, 09:41:39 PM
Very few. Even Eric Bana gets that awesome action scene to justify his place in the movie.
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Post by: ses on August 27, 2011, 10:14:25 PM
Butterfinger Cookies (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2011/08/butterfinger-cookies.html)
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Post by: Junior on August 27, 2011, 10:20:32 PM
Mmmmmm. Cookies.

Every Day A Photo: All The Way. (http://everydayaphoto.blogspot.com/2011/08/all-way.html)

Reaching out, touching me, touching you.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: oneaprilday on August 27, 2011, 11:46:11 PM
@ses - yumm!

@Junior - been spelunking?  That's a pretty cool photo.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on August 27, 2011, 11:47:26 PM
I spelunked while on vacation in Missouri in July. I just got around to editing the pictures the other day, though.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: oneaprilday on August 27, 2011, 11:49:02 PM
I spelunked while on vacation in Missouri in July.
Very cool!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on August 27, 2011, 11:52:47 PM
http://www.americascave.com/

The video shows some of the stuff I'll have coming up, so be ware of spoilers!

It's obviously pretty pedestrian but still really cool.

Our Trained Ranger was a super nerd and therefore awesome at being Trained and Ranging.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: oneaprilday on August 28, 2011, 12:02:48 AM
Neato!

I have very vivid memories of visiting the Shasta Caverns (http://lakeshastacaverns.com/) in California with my parents when I was 9 (while on a family roadtrip down to Disneyland  8) ).   I've never been back, but would love to see something like it again.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Bill Thompson on August 28, 2011, 04:40:57 PM
This Week In Cinema: August 21-27, 2011 (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/08/28/this-week-in-cinema-august-21-27-2011/)

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid (2010)
Defiance (2008)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: dheaton on August 29, 2011, 07:17:15 AM
Here's the first movie in my new time travel marathon:

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/08/when-am-i-marathon-girl-who-leapt.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/08/when-am-i-marathon-girl-who-leapt.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: harveyzissou on August 29, 2011, 02:05:52 PM
new Weekly Screen Quiz, #1
http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/08/weekly-screen-capture-quiz-1.html (http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/08/weekly-screen-capture-quiz-1.html)

Rules
1. Each screenshot is worth 1 point and naming the connection between the two films is an additional 1 point (3 points). Also, the first 7 people to answer all correctly will get an extra point (4 total points possible). I will make the connections simple and warn you if it is tricky.

2. Submit your answers using the comments (on blog); it will be set it to need administrative approval so that other people cannot see your answers....
[screenshots and rules are continued on my blog]

cheers,
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Post by: MartinTeller on August 29, 2011, 02:15:18 PM
This is extra tricky because if you don't know one, chances are you won't figure out the connection.

I recognize #2 but not #1.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 29, 2011, 02:51:27 PM
Santa Sangre (Jodorowsky, 1989) (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/08/theyve-got-him-in-trance.html)
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Post by: Corndog on August 29, 2011, 03:35:04 PM
Cool game Harvey! I recognized both but was extreeeemely unsure of the connection.
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Post by: harveyzissou on August 29, 2011, 03:53:35 PM
Cool game Harvey! I recognized both but was extreeeemely unsure of the connection.

thanks...
so far: 4 replies, 3 correct answers to all screenshots, no correct answers to the connection (but only corndog tried to answer the connection)...
the bonus point only goes to first 7 who get all answers
(since it's week 1, you can resubmit if you want...honor system, if it occurs to you before sunday [?])  :)
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Post by: FroHam X on August 29, 2011, 04:26:10 PM
The justAtad Essentials series has begun! (http://justatad.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/the-justatad-essentials-intro-and-1-5/)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: dheaton on August 29, 2011, 04:32:01 PM
new Weekly Screen Quiz, #1
http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/08/weekly-screen-capture-quiz-1.html (http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/08/weekly-screen-capture-quiz-1.html)

Rules
1. Each screenshot is worth 1 point and naming the connection between the two films is an additional 1 point (3 points). Also, the first 7 people to answer all correctly will get an extra point (4 total points possible). I will make the connections simple and warn you if it is tricky.

2. Submit your answers using the comments (on blog); it will be set it to need administrative approval so that other people cannot see your answers....
[screenshots and rules are continued on my blog]

cheers,

I think I got both, though I haven't actually seen 01.  I hope I was still one of the first seven.  Cool game!
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Post by: AAAutin on August 29, 2011, 04:32:44 PM
The justAtad Essentials series has begun! (http://justatad.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/the-justatad-essentials-intro-and-1-5/)

Oh, good! That means the "compiling of the justAtad Essentials and posting them in the Top 100 thread as a proper list" will soon begin, too!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Lobby on August 29, 2011, 04:34:57 PM
The justAtad Essentials series has begun! (http://justatad.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/the-justatad-essentials-intro-and-1-5/)

Oh, good! That means the "compiling of the justAtad Essentials and posting them in the Top 100 thread as a proper list" will soon begin, too!

Pfft. Don't pick on the hamster or the hedgehog will come and haunt you! I love the effort of this series. It's very ambitious imo.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on August 29, 2011, 04:35:37 PM
Yeah, that won't happen anyway. There will be more than 100 films, and they will be completely unranked. That doesn't make for a proper Top 100 list. There will be a page on my blog with a compiled list, though.

@Lobby lol, thanks for the support!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: AAAutin on August 29, 2011, 04:36:56 PM
I love the effort of this series. It's very ambitious imo.

No argument here! I was just busting his balls for not posting a Top 100.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: StudentOFilm on August 29, 2011, 06:46:48 PM
I just added a bunch of you to my blogroll. I'm diddlesmovies.blogspot.com.

I'm going to try to start posting non-review stuff, hopefully the school year doesn't get in the way of that.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on August 29, 2011, 11:47:31 PM
And you've been added right back!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Junior on August 30, 2011, 04:35:50 PM
50th post at BCE!

Benefits of a Classical Education: Book Review: The Magician King by Lev Grossman (http://benefitsofaclassicaleducation.wordpress.com/2011/08/30/book-review-the-magician-king-by-lev-grossman/)

Lev Grossman’s breakout book, The Magicians, was part Harry Potter, part Narnia, and part “literary”. Someday soon I’ll write about how silly the distinction of “literary-ness” is but until then we’ll just assume it means that it gets down to real feelings and is well written. And The Magicians was all that, a disaffected youth finds out that magic is real and goes to school to learn how to do it. Then he goes to a fantasy land and defeats an evil magician. Sounds like one of a billion fantasy romps but the anger and sadness emanating from Quentin, the hero, twists it just enough to make it a worthwhile effort. I didn’t love that book, well written though it was, because the near-constant whining was kind of annoying. This sequel, The Magician King, fixes that for the most part and is better for it.

Read the rest at Benefits of a Classical Education.
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Post by: StudentOFilm on August 30, 2011, 08:14:40 PM
I've seen the book in stores a lot and yet every time I do a double take and think I saw another name on the cover...

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/74/TomCruiseLesGrossmanTTCostume.jpg)
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Post by: harveyzissou on August 30, 2011, 08:23:27 PM
50-word review of The Great Happiness Space (2006)
http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/08/great-happiness-space-2006.html (http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/08/great-happiness-space-2006.html)


update on the weekly screen capture quiz:
so far, 6 people have named both screens correctly
but only 2 have gotten the connection and the bonus point
[5 more bonus points available as of now]

cheers,
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Post by: Junior on August 30, 2011, 10:41:51 PM
I've seen the book in stores a lot and yet every time I do a double take and think I saw another name on the cover...

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/74/TomCruiseLesGrossmanTTCostume.jpg)

Pick it up! It's great!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: StudentOFilm on August 30, 2011, 10:42:39 PM
My Family Ranks the 10 Best Picture Nominees (http://diddlesmovies.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-family-ranks-10-best-picture.html)

This is what happens when you ask the non-movie-obsessed-people to talk about movies. Unique experience for me.
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Post by: AAAutin on August 30, 2011, 11:34:38 PM
Such a funny/great read!

Edit: Man, the more I think about it, the more you've got me tearing up. I think it's unbelievably sweet that your family would sit down and engage in this--to share your passion with you. That's really special.
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Post by: dheaton on August 31, 2011, 07:05:19 AM
Continuing my look at time travel movies, I decided to check out The Butterfly Effect, starring Mr. Ashton Kutcher.

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/08/your-mind-as-movie-world-changing.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/08/your-mind-as-movie-world-changing.html)
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Post by: Katebo on August 31, 2011, 07:34:22 AM
Nice. I'm pretty much with you on Butterfly Effect. Nice idea, some good scenes, but it doesn't quite come together.

This week, I did a list. 10 Surprising TV Takes on Genre Tropes (http://www.soundonsight.org/10-surprising-tv-takes-on-genre-tropes/). I also have reviews of Torchwood, Doctor Who, and True Blood up.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 31, 2011, 11:42:23 AM
Top 97 Films (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/08/top-97-films-part-three.html)
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Katebo on August 31, 2011, 12:21:01 PM
Probably a dumb question, but why 97?
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 31, 2011, 12:24:25 PM
Lists always end in 0's or 5's. Not many lists end in 7. Also, lists are super dank, but also super dumb. So why not?
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: Katebo on August 31, 2011, 12:33:47 PM
I like it!
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: MartinTeller on August 31, 2011, 01:07:07 PM
That's an interesting mix.  A few that would be nowhere near my list, but I like the personal touch.  Particularly pleased about these:

94. Tale of Tales (Norshteyn, 1979)
92. A Serious Man (Coen, 2009)
90. Psycho (Hitchcock, 1960)
89. Sin City (Miller and Rodriguez, 2005)
86. Santa Sangre (Jodorowsky, 1989)
76. Fantastic Mr. Fox (Anderson, 2009)
73. Only Angels Have Wings (Hawks, 1939)
70. Sunset Boulevard (Wilder, 1950)
69. Shadow of a Doubt (Hitchcock, 1943)
67. Fargo (Coen, 1996)
66. Annie Hall (Allen, 1977)
65. Un Chien Andalou (Bunuel, 1929)
56. Unfaithfully Yours (Sturges, 1948) <-- my favorite Sturges, though not a very popular one!
52. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Weerasethakul, 2010)
51. Days of Heaven (Malick, 1978)
50. Mulholland Drive (Lynch, 2001)
43. Once (Carney, 2006)
39. Metropolis (Lang, 1927)
36. Duck Soup (McCarey, 1933)  <-- kind of soured on the Marxes lately, but this is undoubtedly their finest
34. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick, 1968)
31. MINDGAME (Yuasa, 2004)
30. Gerry (Van Sant, 2002)
28. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Coen, 2000)
25. Killer of Sheep (Burnett, 1977)
22. Jackie Brown (Tarantino, 1997)
12. Rashomon (Kurosawa, 1950)
8. Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Akerman, 1975)
7. Wendy and Lucy (Reichardt, 2008)
3. George Washington (Green, 2000)
2. Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Kubrick, 1964)

Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: AAAutin on August 31, 2011, 01:11:33 PM
Top 97 Films (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/08/top-97-films-part-three.html)

I love that you love these films, FLY. It's a unique list, all your own. Thanks for doing one.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: harveyzissou on August 31, 2011, 02:06:44 PM
i'm joining the top 100 club :)
here's the start of the countdown, #100-91:
http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/08/top-100-100-91.html (http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/08/top-100-100-91.html)

cheers,
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: FroHam X on August 31, 2011, 02:22:51 PM
It seems that today there is a lot of Lucas-hating going on all over the net regarding the new further alterations to the Star Wars trilogy on Blu-ray. So I figured it was as good a time as any to re-post a piece I wrote back in January for TheReelists.

If You Buy Star Wars on Blu-ray You Are Destroying Art (http://justatad.wordpress.com/2011/08/31/if-you-buy-star-wars-on-blu-ray-you-are-destroying-art/)

8)
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 31, 2011, 05:14:59 PM
I'll be destroying art when it goes on sale.
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Post by: francoamerican on August 31, 2011, 07:24:28 PM
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Episode 016 - Rise of the Planet of the Apes

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes has turned out to be a huge summer blockbuster and Dark Discussions gives their take on the film. Philip and Mike believe it to be the best genre film of the summer. With his performance playing the chimpanzee Caesar, Andy Serkis may have revolutionized the definition of modern day acting. Minute for minute, the role has more screen time than any other character. Andy Serkis’s presentation of a part that is entirely computer generated amazingly brings realism to the role. Through its modern spin of the franchise, a remarkable twist ending, and its multiple homages to the original series, the film shows that Hollywood can still make a summer film that is more than buttered popcorn.

Following up on Episodes 006 and 007, the Frank Darabont Retrospectives, Philip and Mike discuss their opinions on Frank Darabont’s abrupt exit from his television series, The Walking Dead. With his strong connection and friendship to the cast and the elite screenwriting he brought to the show now gone, fans are wondering what happened and what went wrong. Whether the show will be as successful going forward is anyone’s guess, but either way the Frank Darabont signature upon the show will most certainly be missed.

Lastly, the new Lone Ranger film by Walt Disney Productions starring Johnny Depp and his reteaming with Gore Verbinski who was set to helm the film is unexpectedly shut down due to financial issues. Taking note of Rise of the Planet of the Apes and its much smaller budget, our hosts consider how a supernatural and horror-themed screenplay of an updated version of the Lone Ranger is a missed opportunity as the reported cost for the film would have been over two times that of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Once again, our hosts welcome you to yet another addition of their dark discussion.


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Post by: StudentOFilm on August 31, 2011, 09:13:37 PM
Such a funny/great read!

Edit: Man, the more I think about it, the more you've got me tearing up. I think it's unbelievably sweet that your family would sit down and engage in this--to share your passion with you. That's really special.

Thanks a lot! It was just interesting to get opinions of people who aren't obsessed with film, but still like to relax every couple of weekends with a movie. The fact that it came from my 'overly-kind-to-me' family was a great experience.

As film buffs/cinephiles/etc. we love to look at story, character, the visual/technical component(s), but I'm always interested in hearing what the non-film buffs/cinephiles/etc. take out of the same films. As I saw with this, it can be a number of interesting things.
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Post by: dheaton on August 31, 2011, 09:27:24 PM
Nice. I'm pretty much with you on Butterfly Effect. Nice idea, some good scenes, but it doesn't quite come together.

This week, I did a list. 10 Surprising TV Takes on Genre Tropes (http://www.soundonsight.org/10-surprising-tv-takes-on-genre-tropes/). I also have reviews of Torchwood, Doctor Who, and True Blood up.

Wow. So many of my favorite shows are on there.  Love the inclusion of Farscape, as the twin Crichtons was a great move, especially because it played out for so long.  That 3rd season is amazing. Also great to see Fringe, Dollhouse, Doctor Who, and BSG on there.  Nice post. 
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Post by: Katebo on August 31, 2011, 09:40:14 PM
Thanks! The Farscape and Felicity ones (and a Scrubs ghost one I just couldn't justify as legit) are what prompted the article. I love that arc in Farscape. I mean, on what other show has the main couple each watched the other die like that? And then died again. And then made it work. Those crazy kids!
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Post by: harveyzissou on September 01, 2011, 01:29:43 AM
Top 100: #90-81
http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/09/top-100-90-81.html (http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/09/top-100-90-81.html)


cheers,
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Post by: ses on September 01, 2011, 01:31:11 AM
Top 100: #90-81
http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/09/top-100-90-81.html (http://harveyshome.blogspot.com/2011/09/top-100-90-81.html)


cheers,

Really love seeing The Big Country (I think Wyler is a little underrated around here) and Joint Security Area as well.  I saw JSA last year and really liked it.
Title: Re: New post up at my blog! (my=any filmspotter who blogs)
Post by: harveyzissou on September 01, 2011, 01:51:43 AM

Really love seeing The Big Country (I think Wyler is a little underrated around here) and Joint Security Area as well.  I saw JSA last year and really liked it.

hehehe...i was going to write "wtf, so many wylers" in my forum post, but forgot...you called it for me (thanks).
i'm checking out your top 100 in dvd covers right now  :)
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Post by: harveyzissou on September 01, 2011, 02:07:35 AM
Top 97 Films (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/08/top-97-films-part-three.html)

forum high five on kicking and screaming (without will ferrell)   8)

doorbell RINGS.
HARVEY (using me) gets on floor, face first, to hide from the windows and the door. He says: "Go away, cookie man."

MartinTeller knows this screenshot but has never seen the movie.  :)

cheers,
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Post by: dheaton on September 01, 2011, 07:23:54 AM
Top 97 Films (http://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2011/08/top-97-films-part-three.html)

forum high five on kicking and screaming (without will ferrell)   8)

doorbell RINGS.
HARVEY (using me) gets on floor, face first, to hide from the windows and the door. He says: "Go away, cookie man."

MartinTeller knows this screenshot but has never seen the movie.  :)

cheers,

Awesome. A few great moments (from memory so the wording might not be right).

Max: "Are you wearing mascara?"   Otis: "No.........Yes"

Max: "Are you wearing a pajama top?"   Otis: "No.......Yes"

Otis (while watching a laundry detergent commercial before they go out) "I just want to wait and see if they get this stain out."

Max: "This guy would already rather be bow hunting. I don't think we should antagonize him."
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Post by: Lobby on September 01, 2011, 10:22:02 AM


My top ten list of the summer 2011

Where I rank the movies I watched that were lauched between June and August.
No, Tree of Life is not on top. Guess which movie is?

http://thevelvetcafe.wordpress.com/2011/09/01/my-top-ten-list-of-the-summer-2011/ (http://thevelvetcafe.wordpress.com/2011/09/01/my-top-ten-list-of-the-summer-2011/)
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Post by: MartinTeller on September 01, 2011, 10:25:49 AM
MartinTeller knows this screenshot but has never seen the movie.  :)

It's easier to narrow down when you know the first letter.  Especially when that letter is K.

Happy to see Scent of Green Papaya on another list!  Maybe we'll even get some Tran in the FS Top 100 this year.
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Post by: ses on September 01, 2011, 11:38:43 AM


My top ten list of the summer 2011

Where I rank the movies I watched that were lauched between June and August.
No, Tree of Life is not on top. Guess which movie is?

http://thevelvetcafe.wordpress.com/2011/09/01/my-top-ten-list-of-the-summer-2011/ (http://thevelvetcafe.wordpress.com/2011/09/01/my-top-ten-list-of-the-summer-2011/)

Yay, Beginners!
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Post by: FroHam X on September 01, 2011, 12:02:31 PM
Some further thoughts on this George Lucas business. This time, a piece about George Lucas's 1988 speech before Congress railing against, well, future George Lucas. (http://justatad.wordpress.com/2011/09/01/a-star-wars-blu-ray-follow-up-george-lucas-takes-down-george-lucas/)

I think it's an interesting read.
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Post by: Lobby on September 01, 2011, 12:06:31 PM
Yay, Beginners!

It came on an honorable place number 4, but that was due to the release dates we have in Sweden, which are quite different to what you have in US. If we had followed your dates it would have been higher.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on September 01, 2011, 01:16:19 PM
Podcast Review: View From The Couch (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/08/31/podcast-review-view-from-the-couch/)

Movie Dictator Club: Ran (1985) (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2011/09/01/movie-dictator-club-ran-1985/)
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Post by: dheaton on September 01, 2011, 01:51:10 PM
Continuing the time travel theme, I took a brief look at the recent Star Trek:

http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/09/new-beginning-use-of-time-travel-in-jj.html (http://publictransportationsnob.blogspot.com/2011/