I feel since it’s a new year and one of my big resolutions is to revive all of my writing efforts while at the same time reinvent myself as a writer (as best I can) I can start this weekly tradition up again. That being just listing out films I’ve been watching and giving a bit of an update as to plans for the week to come.
This week I’ve been doing what many others have. I’ve been simultaneously wrapping up 2014 with the obligatory listicles about the films of 2014 as well as the non-2014 films I enjoyed throughout the year and at the same time watching as many of those films as possible just because I get jealous of the internet talking about all the best movies I don’t get to see all year gone by. January has always been a very heavy catch up month for me in movies as all the award-y movies of November and December tend to hit my theatre after all the nominations have been announced in my theatre’s hope that all the people who’ve been neglecting their establishment will rush in to see all these clearly decided upon ‘great’ films. It never works, but it gives me a chance to see some of these movies I’ve been looking forward to for over 18-months. Continue reading
When we say Studio Ghibli we immediately think of Hayao Miyazaki, and for good reason. I even wrote a post earlier this month about him and his work — which if you haven’t read take a look see. However, while I have seen some non-Miyazaki Ghibli films (i.e. The Grave of the Fireflies & Whisper of the Heart) there are still a few of the films that they’ve produced that I’ve yet to check out, and I’m almost certain that they’re more than worth my time. Continue reading
I’m strange. I started writing about movies here (and other places) as just a thing I enjoy. I already loved movies and the internet was just a part of my life already, so why not merge these two obviously important things about my life and make it into a thing — I mean a hobby. Normal people have hobbies, why can’t this be mine.
As I was almost one of a kind within my initial peripheral vision I never really had anyone to guide me into how to make this into a career and be professional about it. Continue reading
ZATOICHI THE FUGITIVE (1963) – I keep expecting this franchise to hit a slump, but it doesn’t. SPARTACUS (1960) – Kubrick being boring… can you imagine that? COLD FISH (2010) – who knew that the Japanese could be this Korean? I did I guess… ENEMY (2014) – Doubly weird, and doubly intriguing… GET CARTER (1971) – This era of British cinema hasn’t worked on me much I’ve found. MYSTERY TRAIN (1989) – Can I keep hating Jarmusch anyways? Damn this is amazing. GUN CRAZY (1950) – sex in a gun… what’s bad about that? THAT AWKWARD MOMENT (2014) – when Wallace makes the best joke and the movie still sucks…
GIRL WALK // ALL DAY – “you should always be happy” SPACEBALLS – “What? You went over my helmet?” ROBIN HOOD: MEN IN TIGHTS – “unlike some other Robin Hoods, I can speak with an English accent.”
My count for the year of 2014 is updated to 109 First time watches (23 from 2014); 55 Rewatches; 164 Total Films
I don’t really have much of an intro to add this week. Last week I was just plain lazy and this week I’m trying to figure out some things.
Let’s just say now counting near eight months… let’s hope.
So here’s what I watched in the last couple weeks:
ZIP & ZAP AND THE MARBLE GANG (2013) – If you hated the Goonies, you’re gonna hate this. NYMPHOMANIAC: VOL. II (2014) – I become more dirty CRADLE WILL ROCK (1999) – Probably one of the most interesting films about a play. NEW TALE OF ZATOICHI (1963) – More fun blind swords, with his master now. GODZILLA (1954) – Craft A+, Effect C- CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER (2014) – Falcon wins me… A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME (1991) – I will now fear the universe more… NASHVILLE (1975) – What kind of stuff happens in Dallas??? WHITE REINDEER (2013) - Not enough cocaine spinach NOAH (2014) - Aronofsky remains untarnished… JOE (2014) – If only there were more Nic Cage… WOLF CHILDREN (2012) – Adorable, adorable, adorable… WADJDA (2013) – Lots to ponder, but is it good?
THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES – “If you ride like lightning, you’re going to crash like thunder.” HOUSE OF GAMES - “You can’t bluff someone who’s not paying attention.” INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS- “If it was never new, and it never gets old, then it’s a folk song.” WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL? – “Keep ‘em shiny and clean”
My count for the year of 2014 is updated to 101 First time watches (21 from 2014); 52 Rewatches; 153 Total Films