Sunday, August 31, 2014

Viewing Journal: 8/31/2014





387) LOVE
(2011 dir. William Eubank) Date Seen: August 31 2014
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Viewing Journal: 8/30/2014





386) THE NOVEMBER MAN
(2014 dir. Roger Donaldson) Date Seen: August 30 2014


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385) WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL
(2014 dir. Thomas Carter) Date Seen: August 30 2014

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Viewing Journal: 8/29/2014






384) CALENDAR
(1993 dir. Atom Egoyan) Date Seen: August 29 2014

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Viewing Journal: 8/28/2014






383) THE BLACK CAULDRON
(1985 dir. Ted Berman, Richard Rich) Date Seen: August 28 2014


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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Viewing Journal: 8/27/2014




382) FRANK
(2014 dir. Leonard Abrahamson) Date Seen: August 27 2014

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Viewing Journal: 8/26/2014






381) LEVEL FIVE
(1997 dir. Chris Marker) Date Seen: August 26 2014


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Monday, August 25, 2014

Viewing Journal: 8/25/2014






380) SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR
(2014 dir. Robert Rodriguez) Date Seen: August 25 2014

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379) THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY
(2014 dir. Lasse Hallström) Date Seen: August 25 2014

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Viewing Journal: 8/24/2014






378) TO BE TAKEI
(2014 dir. Jennifer M. Kroot) Date Seen: August 24 2014

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377) LOVE IS STRANGE
(2014 dir. Ira Sachs) Date Seen: August 24 2014

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Viewing Journal: 8/23/2014




376) RAGE
(2014 dir. Paco Cabezas) Date Seen: August 23 2014


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375) ABRAHAM'S VALLEY
(1993 dir. Manoel de Oliveira) Date Seen: August 23 2014


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Friday, August 22, 2014

Viewing Journal: 8/22/2014



Happy Birthday, Layne Staley (1967-2002)






374) THE GIVER
(2014 dir. Phillip Noyce) Date Seen: August 22 2014
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Viewing Journal: 8/21/2014


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373) YVES SAINT LAURENT
(2014 dir. Jalil Lespert) Date Seen: August 21 2014

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372) IF I STAY
(2014 dir. R.J. Cutler) Date Seen: August 21 2014

"It's the SOOOOUUUUL TAKER!" - Tom Servo, in Soul Train Announcer voice

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Viewing Journal: 8/20/2014






371) JEALOUSY [LA JALOUSIE]
(2014 dir. Philippe Garrel) Date Seen: August 20 2014

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Viewing Journal: 8/19/2014





370) HORSES OF GOD
(2014 dir.  Nabil Ayouch) Date Seen: August 19 2014

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Viewing Journal: 8/18/2014





369) THE EXPENDABLES 3
(2014 dir. Patrick Hughes) Date Seen: August 18 2014

The lamest EXPENDABLES yet, thanks to a PG-13 rating. Not to mention the most frequent complaint you'll hear from me when covering these shoot-em-ups; Poorly staged action!!!








Sunday, August 17, 2014

Viewing Journal: 8/17/2014





368) LAND HO!
(2014 dir. Aaron Katz, Martha Stephens) Date Seen: August 17 2014

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Viewing Journal: 8/16/2014 - 8/15/2014





367) DINOSAUR 13
(2014 dir. Todd Douglas Miller) Date Seen: August 16 2014

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366) THE DOG
(2014 dir. Allison Berg, Frank Keraudren) Date Seen: August 15 2014


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Friday, August 15, 2014

DEWEY FINN’S MOVIE QUIZ

aka PROFESSOR DEWEY FINN’S OSTENTATIOUSLY ODD, SCHOLASTICALLY SCATTERSHOT BACK-TO-SCHOOL (OF ROCK?) MOVIE QUIZ

Another great quiz by Dennis Cozzalio.






1) BAND WITHOUT THEIR OWN MOVIE, FROM ANY ERA, YOU'D MOST LIKE TO SEE GET THE HARD DAY'S NIGHT (1964) OR HEAD (1968) TREATMENT
definitely the Flaming Lips

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2) OLIVER REED OR ALAN BATES?
Oliver Reed for sure

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3) BEST THING ABOUT THE MOVE FROM PHYSICAL TO STREAMING MEDIA IN HOME VIDEO
Finally getting to see a bunch of titles i previously could never find on dvd or vhs anywhere. Either because they were out of print or the only copies left were being sold for too much on Ebay
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4) WORST THING ABOUT THE MOVE FROM PHYSICAL TO STREAMING MEDIA IN HOME VIDEO
The way it's effecting the distribution and financing of smaller movies. Not enough people go out to the cinemas anymore and it's harder to find funding for our projects unless you want to make a shitty deal with one of these vod companies
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5) FAVORITE ROBIN WILLIAMS PERFORMANCE
POPEYE (1980)!!
which was also his big screen debut!
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6) 2ND FAVORITE CAROL REED
 ODD MAN OUT (1947)

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7) ODDEST MOMENT/CONCEPT IN ROCK MUSIC CINEMA
The car flying into the sky at the end of GREASE (1978). what the fuck

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8) FAVORITE MOVIE ABOUT GROWING UP
THE SQUID AND THE WHALE (2005)

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9) MOST WELCOMED NUDITY, FULL OR PARTIAL, IN A MOVIE
Paz de la Huerta in LIMITS OF CONTROL (2009)

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10) LEAST WELCOMED NUDITY, NUDE OR PARTIAL, IN A MOVIE
Tommy Wiseau's butt in THE ROOM (2003). haha

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11) LAST MOVIE WATCHED, IN A THEATER, ON DVD/BLU-RAY, VIA STREAMING
theater: SAMBA
bluray: DURAN DURAN: UNSTAGED (2011)
streaming: Petzold's BARBARA (2012)

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12) 2ND FAVORITE BERTRAND BLIER
GET OUT YOUR HANDKERCHIEFS (1978)

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13) GOOGIE WITHERS OR SALLY GRAY?
I'm sorry, Googie-- I go with Sally Gray

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14) NAME A PIECE OF ADVICE DERIVED FROM A MOVIE OR MOVIE CHARACTER THAT YOU'VE HEEDED IN REAL LIFE
This voiceover by the mother in TREE OF LIFE (2011) hit me like the sermon on the mound. I try my best to keep it in mind during trying times
"Help each other. Love everyone. Every leaf. Every ray of light. Forgive. The only way to be happy is to love. Unless you love, your life will flash by. Do good to them. Wonder. Hope."

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15) FAVORITE MOVIE ABOUT LEARNING
The documentary TO BE AND TO HAVE (2002)
inspiring & moving
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16) PROGRAM A DOUBLE BILL OF MOVIES THAT WERE ANNOUNCED BUT, FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER, NEVER MADE. THESE COULD BE PROJECTS CANCELLED OUTRIGHT, OR FILMS THAT WERE MADE, BUT AT ONE TIME HAD DIFFERENT DIRECTORS, STARS, ETC., ATTACHED-- AND YOUR "VERSION" OF THE FILM MIGHT BE THE ONE WITH THAT LOST DIRECTOR, FOR EXAMPLE
Jodorowsky's DUNE and Darren Aronofsky's remake of ROBOCOP!!

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17) ODDEST MISMATCH OF DIRECTOR AND MATERIAL
Off the top of my head; Danny Boyle & 127 HOURS
Boyle's high-energy style and that single setting dilemma seem diametrically opposed. Watching the results were both fascinating and maddening
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18) FAVORITE PERFORMANCE BY YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER ACTOR
Denzel Washington in TRAINING DAY (2001)

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19) FAVORITE CHASE SCENE
The motorbike/18 wheeler part of TERMINATOR 2

& the car chase that becomes a foot pursuit in POINT BREAK. Both 1991!

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20) MOVIE MOST PEOPLE MIGHT NOT HAVE SEEN THAT YOU FEEL LIKE PROSELYTIZING ABOUT RIGHT NOW
Ben Wheatley's A FIELD IN ENGLAND (2014)

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21) FAVORITE MOVIE ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL
If Freaks & Geeks was a film I would pick that, but since it's not 
I choose Alexander Payne's ELECTION (1999)

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22) FAVORITE LAUREN BACALL PERFORMANCE
THE BIG SLEEP (1946)

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23) DAVID FARRAR OR ROGER LIVESEY?
Livesey

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24) PERFORMANCE MOST LIKELY TO GET OVERLOOKED DURING THE UPCOMING AWARDS SEASON
Gugu Mbatha-Raw in BELLE

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25) ROCK MUSICIAN WHO, WITH THE RIGHT PROJECT, COULD HAVE BEEN A MOVIE STAR
Joe Strummer

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26) 2ND FAVORITE TED POST MOVIE
I've really only seen 3 of this dude's movies and the only one I liked was MAGNUM FORCE (1973), so I don't have a 2nd favorite

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27) FAVORITE ON-SCREEN ODD COUPLE
Abbott and Costello

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28) FLICKER OR ZEROVILLE?
I've only read Flicker. but I loved that

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29) FAVORITE MOVIE ABOUT COLLEGE
Buster Keaton's COLLEGE (1927)
ANIMAL HOUSE (1978) & SOCIAL NETWORK (2010) follow after
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30) IN A SPECIFIC MOVIE FULL OF MEMORABLE TURNS, YOUR FAVORITE UNDERAPPRECIATED PERFORMANCE
More recently Mark Wahlberg in THE FIGHTER (2010). He gets overlooked in that movie due to being sandwiched between those other 3 incredible performances. He's really the glue of the whole film though

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31) FAVORITE MOVIE ABOUT PARENTING
RAISING ARIZONA (1987)

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32) SUSANNAH YORK OR SARAH MILES?
Sarah by a narrow margin

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33) MOVIE WHICH BEST EVOKES THE SENSE OF PLACE IN A REGION WITH WHICH YOU ARE WELL FAMILIAR
Bogdanovich's LAST PICTURE SHOW (1971)
Archer City, Texas
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34) NAME A FAVORITE ACTOR FROM CLASSIC MOVIES AND THE CONTEMPORARY PERFORMER WHO MOST EVOKES THEIR PRESENCE/STATURE/TALENT
John Cassavetes = Tom Hardy
Ann-Margaret = Amber Heard
Henry Fonda = Casey Affleck
Lillian Gish = Julia Garner


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35) YOUR FAVORITE HOT STREAK OF ANY DIRECTOR
John Carpenter from 1974 to 1988!! 
DARK STAR (1974), ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 (1976), HALLOWEEN (1978), SOMEONE'S WATCHING ME (1978), ELVIS (1979),
THE FOG (1980), ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (1981), THE THING (1982), CHRISTINE (1983), STARMAN (1984),
BIG TROUBLE LITTLE CHINA (1986), PRINCE OF DARKNESS (1987), THEY LIVE (1988)

jumpin' jehosaphat what a rap sheet!!
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