The Bicentennial Production Design - Can we just give a standing ovation to the 1976 Academy for giving the award to a contemporary movie? They had a Western, a period drama about the theatre...
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Movie Watched This Past Week:
I actually spent much of this past week watching movies I'd already seen. Some more times than I'm ever likely to admit. The Star Wars saga, whose blatant inconsistencies become ever more apparent with each passing viewing, though I find my care dwindling in contrast. Sunshine, Serenity, Road Warrior, all back to back to back? Man, someone over at SyFy must have fallen asleep in the programming room and hit the "good movies" button by mistake!
For Your Consideration:
Give me the link and free my soul, I wanna get lost in your posts oh oh! Shush, it ties in with the first post and I couldn't think of anything to replace rock and roll with on the fly!
Ryan "Formerly Mad Hatter But Now No Longer Known As That" McNeil of The Matinee was once a feature, and talented list maker by his own right, and yet he was turned his back on this oh holy grail of the blogging forum. Why? Check out his post to find out!
What's one way to get Kaiderman out of the house? Well, yes I'm sure a game of Candyland might work. But, better yet, have your theater play one of the directors Kai goes gaga for (and by gaga I mean gaga, not Lady Gaga and if that was your first then you are forever shamed). Check out his post over at Man, I Love Films!
This past week saw the entire geek community rise up in a single voice and yell "ugggh, OMG Lucas! WTF?" Admittedly it's not quite as powerful as it could have been but all the same check out Screen Insight as they dive into one of the most 'no'-tastic yells of all time courtesy Star Wars Episode 3!
There's no feeling quite like waking up in the morning to your robotic companions taking care of all the mundane work you never want to deal with. But which robots to pick? Well, follow The Droid You're Looking For's journey through the world of cinematic Robots as he gauges the ones most worth hiring.
Where a film is set and the impact that has can often be as big a factor in the unveiling of our characters as the plot itself. Big Thoughts From a Small Mind takes a gander at this phenomenon, delivering a collection of films where the setting rises up to be a supporting character in its own right.
I've decided to extend the poll for this week. Be sure you get out there and vote as soon as you get the opportunity!
Noteworthy DVD Releases of the Week:
X-Men: First Class: I prefer to think of this film as the start of a new series which is really kind of like the old series, but let's be honest will never really match up point for point. That's the problem with prequels on the whole. Characters actions in the earlier installments often lead you to wonder why they would act in a completely different manner, supposedly later on in the series.
Hanna: Still jumping to see this, never could find the right time to check it out at the theaters.
Have a great Tuesday everybody!