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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
I’m a bad blogger… give me a minute, I’m a very bad blogger.
In the same week when Univarn returned to say an official goodbye to the internet (at least as a film blogger) a year after his latest post I’m starting to think more and more about what I’m trying or wanting to do with the internet and this blog. I’ve stopped writing for about three other web outlets that I was working with last year. I’m still unemployed six months after deciding to return to Jamaica to try and be back home with my family. I read Univarn’s goodbye and wonder what it is that fuels my need to write about film and eloquently (or not so much as I know I suck and being good takey) discuss my feelings about films.
I’m thinking about it guys.
However, regardless of that stuffs. Here’s my last couple weeks of film watching:
THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY (2013) – An okay film of adventure, but the first half hour is really hard to love.
ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES (2013) – I like this movie a lot… I’m okay with this return to character
NEW YORK, NEW YORK (1977) – Wow those 3 hours hurt my brain
THE AGE OF INNOCENCE (1993) – Wow I didn’t enjoy that one either
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET (2013) – Hmmmmm…. cocaine spinach guys!!!
LATE SPRING (1949) – But I wanna be happy now…
1:1 THIERRY HENRY (2011) – Uninteresting through and through
THE TALE OF ZATOICHI (1962) – old samurai action that ins’t Yojimbo, but still fun
47 RONIN (2013) – some of the action is pretty good; everything else is what you expect.
THE GREAT BEAUTY - “Therefore… let this novel begin. After all… it’s just a trick. Yes, it’s just a trick.”
THREE KINGS – “Are we shooting?”
FROZEN – “Because I love you, Anna, I insist you run.”
PURPLE RAIN – “You have to purify yourself in Lake Minnetonka.”
COOL HAND LUKE – “What we got here is… failure to communicate.”
THE AVIATOR – “You don’t care about money because you’ve always had it.”
HUGO – “My friends, I address you all tonight as you truly are; wizards, mermaids, travelers, adventurers, magicians… Come and dream with me.”
THE KING OF COMEDY – “Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.”
TAXI DRIVER – “You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me?”
ATTACK THE BLOCK – “Oh… is it? Why can’t he help children in Britain? Not exotic enough is it? Don’t get a nice suntan. Tsst.”
NOTORIOUS – “Bet you’ve heard that line often enough.”
THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT – “Well maybe Elmo thinks there is no right cookie, you just pick one and take a bite!”
STRANGER THAN FICTION – “I don’t *need* a museum. I need the infirm.”
My count for the year of 2014 is updated to 80 First time watches (13 from 2014); 47 Rewatches; 127 Total Films
What can I really say about this week? I’ve sat in three job interviews and am starting to feel that things might work out in the next few weeks. I know this is complete speculation which is worth as much as my psuedo-pay cheque that I’m cashing right now (i.e. I don’t have one), but it’s giving me some solace.
Otherwise I’ve finally completed watching House of Cards Season 2; I’m still torn about the second half of the season, why didn’t we keep in with the media stuff…. Also I’ve began my rewatch of Game of Thrones and I’m already 7 episodes in and it reminds how amazing the first season of this show is.
Anyways, here’s my week of film watching to enjoy:
THE HUNGER (1983) – I still prefer Only Lovers Left Alive as my “David Bowie” vampire film…
TO BE OR NOT TO BE (1983) – Loved it… discovered it’s a remake… love it so much
KICKING AND SCREAMING (1995) – Not perfect, but I like the weird humour of it
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY (2013) – Acting is top notch, but sometimes hatred is hard to love
PHILOMENA (2013) – This movie is the perfect kind of sappy adorableness that works
DIRTY PRETTY THINGS (2002) – I love me some Chewitel… this movie was ok
UNDEFEATED (2011) – It’s the real life version of Friday Night Lights… and I love Friday Night Lights… so….
PATTON OSWALT: TRAGEDY PLUS COMEDY EQUALS TIME (2014) – Oswalt makes me laugh, but not as much as his previous specials.
VERONICA MARS (2014) – The show was fun dumb mediocre… extending the episode length didn’t help
THE SEVENTH SEAL – “We must make an idol of our fear, and call it god.”
FRANCES HA - “Oh yes, very undateable.”
RESERVOIR DOGS – “Hey, why am I Mr. Pink?”
SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD – “Bread makes you fat?”
My count for the year of 2014 is updated to 71 First time watches (13 from 2014); 34 Rewatches; 105 Total Films