Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Viewing Journal: 8/31/2010






268) DARK CITY [DIRECTOR'S CUT]
(1998 dir. Alex Proyas) 2nd Viewing: August 31 2010








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267) FANTASTIC MR. FOX
(2009 dir. Wes Anderson) 3rd Viewing: August 31 2010










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266) SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD
(2010 dir. Edgar Wright) 2nd Viewing: August 31 2010

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Viewing Journal: 8/30/2010






265) AVATAR
(2009 dir. James Cameron) 4th Viewing: August 30 2010




Caught the Special Edition re-release of this at my local IMAX today. In 3Dizzle! The extra footage neither adds nor takes away anything from the overall experience. It remains an exhilarating piece of event movie fantasy. Few directors stage action as fluidly or build worlds as awe-inspiring as Cameron. Even though he's no stranger to the latest & greatest in filmmaking tech, he's a total classicist at heart when it comes to understanding what makes cinema grand & unique; Movement... Kī́nēsis, that old-timey word for motion from which our "cinema" derives. All hail Jimbo Cameron! Our wizardly futurist of the Big-Screen! King amongst nerds!





264) WALKABOUT
(1971 dir. Nicolas Roeg) 2nd Viewing: August 30 2010








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263) BLOW OUT
(1981 dir. Brian De Palma) 3rd Viewing: August 30 2010


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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Viewing Journal: 8/29/2010






262) GREEN ZONE
(2010 dir. Paul Greengrass) 2nd Viewing: August 29 2010







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261) CENTURION
(2010 dir. Neil Marshall) Date Seen: August 29 2010




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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Viewing Journal: 8/28/2010






260) THE DIRTY DOZEN
(1967 dir. Robert Aldrich) 2nd Viewing: August 28 2010






Got some awesome blu-rays for my birthday yesterday. This is the first one I had a chance to check out early this morning. It remains one of the best WWII films of the 60s. Has the ideal tough guy ensemble too. Laughably macho. Cassavetes and Savalas are amusing scene stealers (as always). Aldrich's directing is taut as all get out too. It's a great alternative to current garbage like THE EXPENDABLES and THE A-TEAM. Just sayin. If you haven't seen it yet, do it now! It's a damn classic. There are certain shots that still look dvd quality on this blu-ray, but overall I'd say it's a nice glossy HD transfer.





Friday, August 27, 2010

Viewing Journal: 8/27/2010

Today is my birthday. And this is the song we sing in my household to commemorate the event.
 
Deep within the womb of time, 
a creature thus be born 
The seed of life is united with 
the egg of tyranny 
Gestates forth from within the womb of life 
for three-quarter and nigh a year 
The creature thus be born! 
The creature thus be formed! 
And ye of years [your age here] bells will chime! 
When the heavens open up and drink from the silver cup 
The creature thus be born! 
And blow the magic horn! 
To alert the spirit deep within the cycle of life. 
The creature has begun it's journey deep forlorn, 
upon this day which he be formed 
In the sea of mucus the spirit rides down from the mountain 
and unites with the creature in the womb 
A holy union, dark mortality, until the dark mortality 
breaks the chain of life 
The creature thus be born 
And every year raineth down the celebratory tears 
A celebration of the years from mere mortal sky  






259) THE LAST EXORCISM  
(2010 dir. Daniel Stamm) Date Seen: August 27 2010

   



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258) RUDY  
(1993 dir. David Anspaugh) 3rd Viewing: August 27 2010







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257) THE AGE OF STUPID  
(2009 dir. Franny Armstrong) Date Seen: August 27 2010








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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Viewing Journal: 8/26/2010






256) KING OF THE HILL
(1993 dir. Steven Soderbergh) 2nd Viewing: August 26 2010










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255) JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT: THE RADIANT CHILD
(2010 dir. Tamra Davis) Date Seen: August 26 2010






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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Viewing Journal: 8/25/2010






254) THE SWITCH
(2010 dir. Josh Gordon,Will Speck) 2nd Viewing: August 25 2010







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253) THE RED RIDING TRILOGY
(2010 dir. Jarrold,Marsh,Tucker) 2nd Viewing: August 25 2010

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Viewing Journal: 8/24/2010






252) IF GOD IS WILLING AND DA CREEK DON'T RISE
(2010 dir. Spike Lee) Date Seen: August 24 2010

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251) THE THORN IN THE HEART
(2010 dir. Michel Gondry) Date Seen: August 24 2010



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250) THE OTHER GUYS
(2010 dir. Adam McKay) 2nd Viewing: August 24 2010







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249) BEFORE SUNSET
(2004 dir. Richard Linklater) 2nd Viewing: August 24 2010


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Monday, August 23, 2010

Viewing Journal: 8/23/2010






248) THE MIRACLE WORKER
(1962 dir. Arthur Penn) 2nd Viewing: August 23 2010









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247) CHAMPION
(2005 dir. Joe Eckardt) Date Seen: August 23 2010






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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Viewing Journal: 8/22/2010





246) RUSHMORE
(1998 dir. Wes Anderson) 5th Viewing: August 22 2010










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245) I LOVE YOU, MAN
(2009 dir. John Hamburg) Date Seen: August 22 2010





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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Viewing Journal: 8/21/2010






244) PIRANHA 3D
(2010 dir. Alexandre Aja) Date Seen: August 21 2010






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