Tag Archives: films

Hannibal

First of all, to hell with television. I’m not talking about any damn T.V. series here. I’m talking about the film, almost a decade and a half old at this point, and nearly universally derided as being a failed sequel to what may be the artiest, classiest slasher film ever made – The Silence of […]

Nightfall

Pardon this mini-post-slash-rant, but enough is enough! When the hell are we going to get a decent big screen Nightfall? I refer of course to the Isaac Asimov classic, long version with Robert Silverberg. Wiki here. As much rubbish as makes it to the big screen yet there have been, so far as I can […]

Showdown somewhere in Missouri

This post will contain what would traditionally be called spoilers, but to imply anything could spoil Showdown at Area 51 is like saying anything can spoil curdled milk. Hopefully none of you have seen Showdown at Area 51 yet and hopefully none of you ever will. It’s seven years old at this point, so hopefully […]

Occupant occupied my time

I have to really wonder about this one. What was going through the minds of the creators when they made this one? Spoilers follow. If you haven’t seen Occupant yet and don’t want to ruin the experience, well, let it ruin itself. First the good. I was constantly impressed with the cinematography and camera work. […]

For the love of a good romantic film

He’s a uniquely talented but somewhat ostracized member of society who appreciates only the finest food, music and the arts. She’s a formerly highly valued employee of a large scale organization seeking to maintain her moral balance and prestige after a disagreement with a coworker leads to a challenging confrontation with her superiors. Previously, they […]

Sountrack Competition Round 2

The results of the first competition are in: In the biggest smackdown of the race to be the best soundtrack ever, The Matrix decimated Transformers, taking 88% of the vote. Made scrap metal out of the big robots! In the battle of the men-with-Daddy-issues (well, not really, but play along), The Tree of Life beat […]

Sountrack Competition polls closing next week

The polls will close next Thursday at midnight (Wednesday night 12:00 New York City time). Thereafter will commence round 2 – where soundtracks from various genres will go toe to toe to determine the best sound track of all time. Or it’s just another place online to express your opinion. Whatever. Go vote.

That Scary Time of Year Again

October chill is here! Dark shadows return. (Dark Shadows, now there‘s good TV, half a century old like all good TV is!) And my unexplainable urge to watch horror movies is back. But this year I think I’ll take a break from the worst of the worst, especially after the Paranormal Activity 3 thing last […]

What a Show!

I, being homebound by a bout with the ol’ strep throat, took the opportunity to re-watch The Truman Show.  I loved this movie when I first saw it and I loved it even more this time. I remembered vaguely that the movie had a powerful story, but I had forgotten how much the music contributes […]

A few musings film related

So I’ve been very busy late and haven’t had much chance to watch movies, much less blog about them. What follows pretty much sums up the summer for me: In the Netflix realm, I had my first vanished disk. I ordered the American Solaris followed back to back by the original Russian film (which I […]