Monday, April 11, 2011

The Monday Corner 4/11/2011


Movie Watched This Past Week:

Becket - such a fine film. One of the best I had seen in a long time.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - If it weren't for Becket, I would be saying the exact same thing about this. Expect a post on this one soon as well. Such a fine piece of writing, and yet... one aspect of the film really struck me that perhaps was not the desired intent.

For your Consideration:
I don't live to link. I link to live. Whatever that means.

As I've said before, we here at LiE love to champion those who have shown a commitment to excellence over a long period of time. Therefore, we wish a hardy and full congratulations and happy blogday to Jess and Insight Into Entertainment!

Asian cinema may be home to many a strange happenings, but the folks over at Japan Cinema have narrowed it down to their Top 10 Most Ridiculous Asian Film Myths. My vote: Everything from Hausu = 1 - 10.

Cinematic Paradox goes old school as they deliver their Top 10 Favorite Classic Actors/Actresses. You had me at Ingrid. Works every time.

Blog Cabins goes philosophical and introspective this week as Fletch tackles one of those most challenging questions for any reviewer who takes their ratings seriously: When should one hand out a perfect score? For my money - never! Make them beg! Muhahahahahahaha

Big Thoughts From a Small Mind asks the million dollar question. Cate Blanchett or Kate Winslet, who is better? Judging by the photos, I'm wondering if he means 'in bed?'

Poll Update:
You came, you saw, a couple of you voted and the rest just went on with their happy meal.

Results:
1. 5 votes: Never seen a Scream movie before (I am ashamed... tsk tsk tsk)
2. (3-way tie) 4 votes: A solid return (wouldn't take much - *spoiler* you never kill the Schreiber! *spoiler*), They should have stopped after the second one (the third suffered the ever horrible going back to the beginning to change thing syndrome which never works and creates nothing but plot holes), and Eh (yeah... fair enough)
5. 1 vote: Well enough not to be hated (I think this is going to be sucked quicker than the strongest vacuum into the world of love it/hate it)
6 0 votes: Awesome in any manner (good on you!)

New Poll: Judging by the rather turbulent commenting on my anti-media oozing for Charlie Sheen stuff, there's a decent amount of us who actually care about celebrities. I want to know: who are you and how much?

Soundtrack of the Week:
Simply put - uplifting movie, uplifting score. I get worked up every time I hear it. Love Rudy.




Well, there you have it folks. Another Monday Corner in the bag. Hope your Monday goes just fine!

10 better thoughts:

Alex said...

Oooh looking forward to your Cat on a Hot Tin Roof review! I haven't seen it in a few years, and I can't figure out what the thing that's bothering you is.

Also I remember playing the Rudy score in orchestra in high school, and I hated it because my part was literally just whole notes. One right after the other. Like, three of them repeated. Ugh. Damn bass clarinet parts.

Lesya Khyzhnyak said...

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof... I could say that I love every bit of this film. Instead I want to emphasize on how much I love that part when Taylor spreads ice-cream over the face of the annoying kid. Haha. That's how it should be done.

Red said...

Yeah, I can't wait until I'm back home and I'm able to dive into Liz Taylor's filmography on Netflix. I'm ashamed to say that the only one I've watched is The Flintstones. :(

Jess said...

Thanks for the support Univarn! Always nice knowing someone has your back. Great review of Becket, BTW.

Castor said...

Love the Rudy main score!

CS said...

Thanks for the link love, sir! Greatly appreciate it. For the record if I still say Kate Winslet is better...at laying in bed. :)

Univarn said...

@Alex Sorry about that - in my middle school orchestra we never got up to Rudy so I suppose I missed that boat.

@Lesya Oh, you love children and you know it!

@Red Ouch - in fairness that was the same for me until a few months back.

@Jess Thanks and no problem.

@Castor Me too, always cheers me up.

@CS Meh, I will admit with her you have a better menu from which to select.

Stevee Taylor said...

Thanks for the link love! And Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is one of my favourite films ever. I just think it was really well written and acted...beautiful.

Fletch said...

You linked me, therefore I must comment.

But seriously, gracias, brother.

I try my best not to care about celeb goings-on, though I swear I know too much as it is. I also do a fair job of not letting their private lives interfere with my enjoyment of their work (Hi, Billy Crudup), unless their last name ends in Gibson or something like that.

Univarn said...

@Stevee No problem. Great acting no doubt, and of course the writing is to die for. My only issue with the film is with the characterization of a few key characters. I put my post up on it yesterday, check it out when you get a chance.

@Fletch I know some people who simply cannot separate actor's personal lives and their cinematic presence. I've never had much trouble, but I do believe there is something to be said for not vehemently supporting those whose personal lives exceed acceptable levels of devilishness.

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