Archive for November, 2011


Cast Away Wilson Volleyball

The Cast Away Wilson Volleyball is a great gift to give fans of the wonderful movie “Cast Away” starring Tom Hanks. This movie is really a remarkable viewing experience. In fact, there’s a joke in the movie “Bridesmaids” where Kristin Wiig has her emotional epiphany while watching the scene where Hanks loses his volleyball. But […]

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Film History Lesson: George Melies

The incredible movie “Hugo” brings back into the public consciousness, the work of filmmaker George Melies. I won’t tell you why, but go see the movie and you will find out for yourself. It’s amazing, though, because at NYU film school we did watch Melies’ film “A Trip to the Moon” when I was a […]

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“Hugo” is a Magical Experience

“Hugo” is gorgeous, beautiful, and wonderful. Martin Scorsese, our beloved king of stylistic violence ala “Goodfellas”, “Casino”, and “The Departed” has somehow made the transition to fantasy/family film without losing any of his grace. The movie follows the story of a kid in old time Paris, orphaned, who lives in a train station running the […]

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Netflix Streaming Selection

So here’s the downlow on the Netflix Streaming Selection: it sucks, and its cool. Okay, what the heck does that mean? Why It Sucks: The Netflix Streaming Selection does not include many of the most popular new release movies coming out on DVD. Streaming services for these movies cost $3.99 a view, or you can […]

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Congress Works Against the People Again. Speak Up!

Check this out http://americancensorship.org  

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Learn from Tony Scott’s Nausea Inducing Directing Style

I loved Tony Scott in the beginning of his career. This is the guy that brought us “Top Gun” and the cult favorite “True Romance” which was written by Quentin Tarantino. But lately, he’s gone a little bonkers. He always had a “frenetic” directing style. Which is kind of like a bullshit term “mis en […]

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“Total Recall” Is Another Remake Abomination

In case you hadn’t heard, the geniuses in Hollywood have decided to remake the Arnold Schwrzanegger sci-fi classic from the 80s “Total Recall”. The original is a brilliant combination of imaginative and outrageous science fiction writing from visionary Philip K. Dick, brutal violence and action from director Paul Veerhoven, and a surprisingly believable and enjoyable […]

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