Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Viewing Journal: 3/30/2011





154) THE FIFTH ELEMENT
(1997 dir. Luc Besson) 4th Viewing: March 30 2011

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Viewing Journal: 3/29/2011





153) WIN WIN
(2011 dir. Thomas McCarthy) Date Seen: March 29 2011

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Viewing Journal: 3/28/2011






152) OF GODS AND MEN
(2011 dir. Xavier Beauvois) Date Seen: March 28 2011


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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Viewing Journal: 3/27/2011





151) MILDRED PIERCE
(2011 dir. Todd Haynes) Date Seen: March 27 2011




 

150) SUCKER PUNCH
(2011 dir. Zack Snyder) Date Seen: March 27 2011

As much as I disliked this film, and most of Zack Snyder's prior work, I'm still cautiously optimistic about his upcoming Superman film.. I feel like I have the cinematic equivalent of Battered Wife Syndrome when it comes to Snyder. I know he's a talented dude (And the theatrical trailers & ads for his work are always enticing as all get out) so I keep coming back to him with high hopes.. and then he hurts me so! For what it's worth, I really really loved that Owl-Hobbit movie LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS (2010).




Saturday, March 26, 2011

Viewing Journal: 3/26/2011





149) 13 ASSASSINS
(2011 dir. Takashi Miike) Date Seen: March 26 2011

This is samurai movie classicism to die for! Served up by none other than Japenese cinema's own Enfant-Terrible Takashi Miike. The last 40 minutes alone is some of the most exciting & nicely staged action I've seen all year. Check it out on Magnet's on-demand channel if your cable provider has it.










148) TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
(1990 dir. Steve Barron) 3rd Viewing: March 26 2011

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Nashville, TN

Got to see GY!BE a couple of days ago at the Cannery Ballroom in Nashville. Needless to say, the show was glorious. They're one the greatest musical acts in the world and were completely worth losing hours of sleep over and driving non-stop to and from Tennessee to witness. After all, they'll probably go on another 8 year hiatus after this reunion tour. So I had to go.

(This was the only song they performed that didn't completely overload my camera's tiny mic.. They get quite loud)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Viewing Journal: 3/25/2011






147) TRASH HUMPERS
(2010 dir. Harmony Korine) Date Seen: March 25 2011
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Viewing Journal: 3/24/2011






146) NEVER LET ME GO
(2011 dir. Mark Romanek) 2nd Viewing: March 24 2011

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Viewing Journal: 3/23/2011





145) CERTIFIED COPY
(2011 dir. Abbas Kiarostami) Date Seen: March 23 2011

Didn't find it "Certifiably boring" as so many dullards have recently labeled it on the interwebs. Far from it actually. It's exhilarating in form, style and theme.. And that's before we even get into Binoche and Shimell's brilliant and subtle performances. Rarely are films this romantic about the nature of art. I only wish fellow Iranian auteur Jafar Panahi was making films this good in Europe too, so he would be safe away from the clutches of his evil government that has imprisoned him... Kiarostami's best work since 1990's CLOSE-UP.








Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Viewing Journal: 3/22/2011





144) HELLBOY
(2004 dir. Guillermo Del Toro) 3rd Viewing: March 22 2011

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Viewing Journal: 3/21/2011






143) WASTE LAND
(2010 dir. Lucy Walker) Date Seen: March 21 2011



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142) HALL PASS
(2011 dir. Bobby and Peter Farrelly) Date Seen: March 21 2011

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Viewing Journal: 3/20/2011





141) FROM PARIS WITH LOVE
(2010 dir. Pierre Morel) 2nd Viewing: March 20 2011

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Viewing Journal: 3/19/2011






140) AMISTAD
(1997 dir. Steven Spielberg) 2nd Viewing: March 19 2011
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139) LAST ACTION HERO
(1993 dir. John McTiernan) 2nd Viewing: March 19 2011

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Viewing Journal: 3/18/2011






138) PAUL
(2011 dir. Greg Mottola) Date Seen: March 18 2011
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Viewing Journal: 3/17/2011






137) WAR OF THE WORLDS
(2005 dir. Steven Spielberg) 2nd Viewing: March 17 2011

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Viewing Journal: 3/16/2011








136) NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT PERSIAN CATS
(2010 dir. Bahman Ghobadi) 2nd Viewing: March 16 2011

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Viewing Journal: 3/15/2011







135) YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER
(2010 dir. Woody Allen) Date Seen: March 15 2011




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134) THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE
(1974 dir. Joseph Sargent) 2nd Viewing: March 15 2011





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133) A FILM UNFINISHED
(2010 dir. Yael Hersonski) Date Seen: March 15 2011

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Viewing Journal: 3/14/2011






132) SOUTHLAND TALES
(2007 dir. Richard Kelly) 3rd Viewing: March 14 2011
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131) RANGO
(2011 dir. Gore Verbinski) 2nd Viewing: March 14 2011
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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Viewing Journal: 3/13/2011





130) BACK TO THE FUTURE PT. III
(1990 dir. Robert Zemeckis) 5th Viewing: March 13 2011




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129) BACK TO THE FUTURE PT. II
(1989 dir. Robert Zemeckis) 5th Viewing: March 13 2011



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128) BACK TO THE FUTURE
(1985 dir. Robert Zemeckis) 5th Viewing: March 13 2011

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