Posts Tagged ‘movie’

Better Blue Than Red

Okay… maybe the Watchmen movie isn’t going to be so bad after all.

 

Flaming Film Favorites: A to Z

Presented with only the slightest bit of pretension. All of these movies should be viewed at least once by everyone you know.

Avalon (1990)
Brick (2005)
Clue (1985)
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Elephant (2003)
Fire Walk With Me (1992)
Goonies, The (1985)
Heathers (1988)
Inland Empire (2006)
Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)
Kindergarten Cop (1990)
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
Magnolia (1999)
Night of the Hunter, The (1955)
Omega Man, The (1971)
Primer (2004)
Quiet Earth, The (1985)
Russian Ark (2002)
Seven Samiurai (1954)
Time Bandits (1981)
UHF (1989)
Vanilla Sky (2001)
Willow (1988)
X: The Unheard Music (1986)
Yojimbo (1961)
Zappa (1983)

I like a lot of bad movies, and not many good ones. But I’ll be damned if someone’s going to tell me that Lilo & Stich isn’t worth my time. Did you see those backgrounds? Amazing, and probably the last Disney film we’ll ever see with that sort of craft.

 

Siskel & Ebert at McDonald’s

I’m of the opinion that Roger Ebert is the most insightful modern critic across any medium. When I come back from the theater after seeing a bad film, the first thing I do is read Ebert’s print review to validate the experience. The man is a great, great writer. I always forget about Gene Siskel because… well, because he is no longer alive. Shameful on my part, really. I loved watching At The Movies as a kid just for the banter between Ebert & Siskel. I wish they included the more venomous go betweens in the actual show.

After your done watching the clip, read Ebert’s companion blog post and be thankful for things.

 

Takahashi Meijin is my hero

This is a clip of the 1986 movie Game King, starring Takahashi Meijin and Makoto Hiroshi Mouri. Takahashi is better known in the United States as the protagonist of the wonderful NES video game series Adventure Island. He’s kind of a big deal in Japan… maybe because he can make a watermelon explode just by tapping on it.