Archive for category Movies and TV
Brooklyn based filmmaker Sean Dunne has made some incredible short documentaries – including American Juggalo, which, if you haven’t seen, I highly recommend (the complete short film is available at the link). His films are visually appealing despite his characters often existing in uncomfortable microcosms that aren’t accepted by society.
His first feature length film, OxyAna, focuses on a small, ugly town in West Virginia that has become crippled by an outbreak of Oxycontin abuse. The film looks amazing, I have to find a way to see it.
I haven’t paid a great lot of attention to the controversy over writer Orson Scott Card and his forthcoming adaptation of Ender’s Game into a movie. All I know is that it appears that Orson Scott Card is an ugly homophobe and we’re supposed to boycott the movie. That doesn’t look like it’ll be that hard for me to do.
Think Progress recently put together a list of five movies we should all see instead of Ender’s Game. I’ve seen previews for Fruitvale Station and Short Term 12, and both look like they’ll secure Academy Award status. I hear The Butler (about the head butler at The White House from 1952 to 1986) and Dallas Buyer’s Club (which features Matthew McConaughey as an AIDS victim and Jared Leto as a trans woman) should do the same. I can’t say I know anything about Kill Your Darlings, but the promo photo below makes it look promising.
I’m normally more of a winter movie person than a summer movie person, but this year is an exception. I’ve already seen four of this summer’s movies.
- Star Trek Into Darkness
- Man of Steel
- World War Z
- The Bling Ring
And, I want to see ALL of these before they leave the teather.
- 20 Feet From Stardom
- The Conjuring
- The English Teacher
- The Heat
- Only God Forgives
- The Purge
- Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s
- This is the End
- The Way, Way Back
- White House Down
I like the Franco brothers and can’t tell you whether I prefer James or Dave. I like Jame’s movies, but I like Dave because he fucked himself.
Here are three photos of Dave Franco, from GQ British and from Wonderland magazines. [Click to enlarge.]
I’ve had a crush on Chris Meloni since he was on Oz (mostly because he wasn’t shy about filming scenes like this, with Brian Bloom).
And, I still think he’s hot.
Here are nine fantastic photos that were caught behind the scenes on the sets of some of the best-known movies. Buzzfeed has collected 30 of these shots, if you’d like to see more. I recommend that you do. [Click to enlarge.]
Boris Karloff in Frankenstein
Natalie Wood and James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause
Anthony Perkins in Psycho
Unknown actor in 2001: A Space Odyssey
Connie Foster and Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver
Marlon Brandon in Apocalypse Now
Robert Englund in A Nightmare on Elm Street
Ray Park in Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace
I need something cute to cheer me up, after two posts in a row about the passing of Jeanne Cooper. And things don’t get much cuter than Ryan Gosling, especially when he’s reacting to sexual innuendo from his director. Sigh.
As a follow up to my post yesterday about the passing of Jeanne Cooper, here’s her last scene on The Young and the Restless, which aired less than a week ago, on Friday, May 4.
It’s a bit haunting, one last “good night” from Mrs. C. It’s so sad to me.
Either they knew she wasn’t coming back or this is quite a coincidence.
Confession: I’ve watched “The Young and the Restless” off and on since I was a little kid. It was on the TV when my mom would give me lunch and it was Katherine Chancellor (and her then boy-toy husband) who first caught my attention. And since she was the first character I noticed, I think it’ll be fitting if her tribute episode, whenever it airs, is the last time I watch the show.
As crazy as it sounds, after watching Jeanne Cooper for almost my whole life, I kind of feel like someone I really know has died. (And I want to be just like Katherine, boy-toy husbands and all, when I’m an old lady.)