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
It’s another week over and podcasts are up (back dated) and I don’t really think I have much to say. Looking over this week of film watching it was a lot of aged American, French and Asian films as I watched the first film that John Woo did with Chow Yun-Fat and many other interesting things… I also spent an evening of remembering how I used to obsess over music videos and why I think they’re possibly the worst thing to ever happen to filmmaking (possible ideas for a post there).
Anyways, here’s what I watched this week by:
THE TALE OF ZATOICHI CONTINUES (1962) – loved the continuation… HAROLD AND MAUDE (1971) – LOVE THIS MOVIE… this will blow young people’s minds MOOD INDIGO (2013) – UGHHHHH…. I may be done with Gondry HANNIBAL BURESS: LIVE IN CHICAGO (2014) – uneven hour of stand-up A BETTER TOMORROW (1986) – Not enough doves Woo… SNOWPIERCER (2014) – Too long, too easy preachy, too much… but a few gems RIDE ALONG (2014) – no gems… not even one… ughhh NYMPHOMANIAC: VOL. I (2014) – hold judgement till I watch the 2nd half of this film
BLOW OUT – “So you got your choice. You can be crazy or dead.”
My count for the year of 2014 is updated to 88 First time watches (17 from 2014); 48 Rewatches; 136 Total Films