My favorite Movies Thus Far

•December 8, 2008 • Leave a Comment
Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Dodgeball, Saw, Black Hawk Down, War of the Worlds, Surf Ninjas, The Last Castle, Braveheart, Anchorman, Just Friends, Fearless, 28 Days Later & 28 Weeks Later, 30 Days of Night, Stranger than Fiction, Smokin’ Aces, Identity, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, No Country for Old Men, Kill Bill Vols 1 & 2, I Am Legend, Green Street Hooligans, Pan’s Labyrinth, Four Brothers, The Last Samurai, Snoop Dogg’s Hood of Horror, Hero, Jet Li’s Fearless, Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Session 9, Bad for Business, V for Vendetta, Equilibrium, Hellboy, Fight Club, Snatch, Hot Rod, Planet Terror, There Will Be Blood, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Pineapple Express, Kung Fu Panda, Quarantine, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, Burn After Reading, Raising Arizona, Brotherhood of the Wolf, The Mad, Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead, Feast, The Lost Boys, Stand By Me, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Lars and the Real Girl, Casablanca

So many of  these films are ones that I just watched for no reason and fell in love with.  Actually, upon reading this list I just realized that I have terrible taste in movies and that’s simply because I just like to watch movies.  If you tell me to watch a movie chances are I’ll probably check it out just because I like to Increase my movie knowledge, besides you never know, the next trivia contest could be just around the corner. brad-pitt-snatch-photograph-c10051905

——Talent to Far?——-

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So my question for this post isjust because you are the best at something, are you able to justify pride? There are many succesful artists out there who remain behind the scenes and just do what they do best in writing music while others will not miss an opportunity to put themselfs up front and let you know who you?should be voting for. I am going to give an example of one of these artists….Kanye West, this guy has some pretty poplar riffs and beats, but any kind of humility is non exsistant.

Kanye is the most prideful human beings I have ever seen or heard of butI have talked to people and some argue that sense he is so good that he has every right to tell the world. I’m not sure about you but to me the best way of showing that you are the best is by producing quality while at the same time not thinking that you have to justify your work by building yourself up.

When you see someone like Kanye who works so hard to make people think he is cool by yelling it in they’re face it makes you wonder why he is persuing art, is it all just place him higher? I’m not sure if this is a good comparision, but puting Kanye and Radiohead on the board I personaly see and artist and a poser. Radiohead does art for arts sake while Kanye does it for his own self image.

A Clockwork Orange: Unfairly Judged

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I am a frequent visitor of rottentomatoes.com and the other day I was talking to a friend about this review he read online about a clockwork orange. He said that it was very brash and uncalled for.  when i read it I instantly agreed.  The review almosts feels like she didn’t see the film and instead was forming her opinion of the film after what her baptist friends were telling her.  Give it a look. see what you think about.  If you have’t seen it, give it a shot, see what you think.

A Clockwork Orange
Capsule by Dave Kehr
From the Chicago Reader

A very bad film–snide, barely competent, and overdrawn–that enjoys a perennial popularity, perhaps because its confused moral position appeals to the secret Nietzscheans within us. It’s a movie that Leopold and Loeb would have loved, endorsing brutality in the name of nonconformism. At best, Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 film suggests an Animal House with bogus intellectual trappings. But the trappings–the rationalizations and spurious arguments–are what make it genuinely irresponsible, genuinely abhorrent. With Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, and Michael Bates. R, 137 min. clockwork_orange-poster1

Eraserhead

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Last year a friend and my self decided we wanted to watch something that would cause us to lose sleep.  So we did what every information seeking college students would do.  We entered that exact criteria into the google search bar.  “what movie made you lose sleep?”  It was funny at the time but actually took a long time for us to stumble across Eraserhead.  When got hold a of it and decided we were gonna have a great night expecting to be creeped out.  WOO HOO, yeah, creeped out………I was not dissappointed.  It has been a long while since I have seen a movie that actually got to me, this one did.  I’m not sure what got to me more, was it the skinless, bodyless rat-child thing, or was it the opening scene with what appeared to be two testicles being destroyed?  Either way, the film left an impression and we got what we wanted. After the end, we didn’t really know what to say to eachother, I’m not sure that we actually said anything when it was over.  Maybe we just left . In any case I’m curious to see the G-rated film by the same director and I’d like to see how much if that style carries over from film to film.  eraserhead

What makes good horror movie?

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thought this was very clever and thought it was beneficial for all the horror movie afficienados out there.

What Makes a Good Horror Film?

written by Jennifer Park on Thursday, October 07, 2004

Five things that are a must in a horror film…

Catch Phrase
A good catch phrase will outlast the forgettable plot of the horror movie, and is usually seen on the movie poster or being said from the jerk at work over and over. Some favorites are: “They’re here” from Poltergeist and “I see dead people” from Sixth Sense.

Sequels
Sequels are a major requirement to horror movies, and they are usually much more cheesy and gory than the original (with exception to Friday the 13th Part 2). And it doesn’t matter if the main killer of the movie has been blown up, drowned, hacked to death, burned, shot, run over, tarred and feathered – he’s making a return in all of the many, many sequels to come.

Unknown Actors
This is not so much a requirement, but a must.  Unknown actors put their heart and soul (and screams!) into horror films. Unknown actors don’t mind getting gallons of fake blood poured on them, an axe to the head, or getting naked for the creativeness of the film. You can’t expect that same dedication from Hollywood’s finest these days. And just remember where would Kevin Bacon be without Friday the 13th?

Creepy Music
The music that supports a horror film is usually way scarier than the actual movie. And it often gives the audience a heads-up before something “bad” happens. Try turning off the volume to movies like Halloween, Jaws, and The Exorcist…not so scary, huh?

Evil Entity
Every horror film needs a good versus evil storyline. Good is usually the hot, semi-clothed teens and evil can be anything from a guy in a mask, a great white shark, a haunted house, zombies, a guy in your dreams…the list can go on and on. 37152_l

S.W. Belated Fargo

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I know it’s been a while since this was shown but it is still an oppurtunity to get double blog credits.fargo410 Car salesman Jerry Lundegaard (Macy) hires low-lifes Carl and Gaear (Buscemi and Stormare) to kidnap his wife, hoping that her wealthy father will pay a ransom from which Jerry can creama share. The abduction goes according to plan, but the kidnappers commit three murdersas they drive by night through the snowyMinnesota wastes. Police chief Marge Gunderson (McDormand), a slow-talkin’, smart-thinkin’, pregnant housewife, investigates.  The Coen’s beguiling film is both very funny and, finally, very moving.  The idea that someone. Even with the violence, this is still a more mild answer to there privious films. Marge and her husband are genuinely good, ordinary people caught up in extraordinary events of, to them, unfathomable evil.  Peter Stormare’s character still makes me question humanity every time I watch the movie.  I feel the Fargo wil go down in my personal history as one of my favorite movies.

The Big Lebowski

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The Big Lebowski is the tale of a lazy, good-for-nothing, bowling team-mate, Jeff Lebowski or “The Dude”, who, accompanied by his Vietnam obsessed friend, Walter, and their perpetually clueless teammate, Donnie (who shows up very little in the film considering the importance I’m giving to him at this moment), embark on a very twisted road of confusion and reconciliation only to find that the beginning is very similar to the end in that nothing significantly changes. The most emotionally alarming portion of the movie comes unexpectedly when Donnie has a heart attack and doesn’t recover. “The Dude” is the main character in the story and early on in the film the viewer realizes that he has very little worth to society. This point is what gets him into trouble, partnered with the concept of sharing the same name with a wealthier Jeff Lebowski who has a twisted plan to get rid of his gold-digging, jailbait wife. The film also presents a barrage of other estranged characters such as the beautifully strange daughter of the wealthy Lebowski, and a nihilist porn actor. “The Big Lebowski” is the seventh film created by the Coen Brothers. It won no awards, got no real special recognition and was anything but special in the all-knowing eyes of any first-rate movie critic’s standards. The movie is tasteless, tactless, and vulgar. This film has no redemptive qualities; however, “the Big Lebowski” is a comedy, maybe not by the standards of Buechner, but it is a comedy. “The Big Lebowski” may still hold some moral value but the standards on which it is judged are beyond me. 1998_the_big_lebowski_0041