Friday, November 21, 2014

We're Back, Pitches!

I have guilty pleasures...


And a sequel to one of them, Pitch Perfect 2, is on the way to a theater near you...us...me...whatever!

Four syllables, pitch pipers: Anna Kendrick

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Mr. Nobody

Is about everybody...


This 2009 science fiction fantasy by Jaco Van Dormael and starring the exquisitely talented Jared Leto evokes Sliding Doors and It's a Wonderful Life.  It's langorous pace and revisiting of the protagonist's life choices with variables changed again and again might distract the average moviegoer, but the patient and attentive viewer will be rewarded with a film that is thoughtful, kind, wistful, and sad.  Mr. Nobody is about memories, first love, second chances, third choices, regret, and satisfaction.

"As long as you don't choose everything remains possible." - Nemo Nobody

If only that were true.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

According to IO9

These are 30 Cult Movies That Absolutely Everybody Must See...



I've seen all but one*, two are on my list of favorite films, only three are horrible, and I've seen 17 more than once. Hmm, guess that makes me a cultist.


30) Zardoz >1


29) Tremors >1

28) The Warriors

27) Lost Boys >1

26) Born in Flames queued up*


25) Sharktopus horrible


24) Tales from the Hood

23) Death Race 2000 >1

22) The Hunger >1

21) Plan 9 from Outer Space horrible, 
>1

20) Dark Star

19) Slither

18) Buckaroo Banzai
favorite, 
>1

17) Time Bandits
 
>1

16) Evil Dead 2

15) Night of the Living Dead
 
>1

14) Brother from Another Planet

13) Cherry 2000
 
>1

12) Altered States
favorite, 
>1

11) Repo Man

10) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
 
>1

9) They Live
 
>1

8) Primer

7) Naked Lunch

6) The Man Who Fell To Earth
 
>1

5) Re-Animator
 
>1

4) Big Trouble in Little China
 
>1

3) Eraserhead horrible

2) Donny Darko

1) Rocky Horror Picture Show 
>1

http://io9.com/30-cult-movies-that-absolutely-everybody-must-see-1538502596


*UPDATE: Watched Born In Flames (after a DVDNetflix Short Wait).  Not horrible.  There, I've seen the whole list...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Still Written In The Scars On My Heart

Recommended by a fellow displaced Minnesotan via Twitter...


Right from the start
You were a thief
You stole my heart
And I your willing victim
I let you see the parts of me
That weren't all that pretty
And with every touch you fixed them.

Now you've been talking in your sleep, oh, oh
Things you never say to me, oh, oh
Tell me that you've had enough
Of our love, our love.

Just give me a reason
Just a little bit's enough
Just a second, we're not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again
It's in the stars
It's been written in the scars on our hearts
We're not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again.

I'm sorry I don't understand
Where all of this is coming from
I thought that we were fine.

Oh, we had everything

Your head is running wild again
My dear we still have everythin'
And it's all in your mind.

Yeah, but this is happenin'

You've been havin' real bad dreams, oh, oh
You used to lie so close to me, oh, oh

There's nothing more than empty sheets
Between our love, our love
Oh, our love, our love.

Just give me a reason
Just a little bit's enough
Just a second, we're not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again

I never stopped
You're still written in the scars on my heart
You're not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again

Oh, tear ducts can rust

I'll fix it for us

We're collecting dust
But our love's enough

You're holding it in

You're pouring a drink

No nothing is as bad as it seems

We'll come clean!

Just give me a reason
Just a little bit's enough
Just a second we're not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again
It's in the stars
It's been written in the scars on our hearts
That we're not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again.

Just give me a reason
Just a little bit's enough
Just a second we're not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again
It's in the stars
It's been written in the scars on our hearts
That we're not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again

Oh, we can learn to love again
Oh, we can learn to love again
Oh, oh, that we're not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again...

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Les aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec

Or as we say in America...


The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec, is a 2010 film by Luc Besson, based upon a French comic of the same name. Starring Louise Bourgoin in the title role, Les aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec is set in 1911 Paris and features a lady adventurer, her unlucky twin, a fortunate dog, a pterosaur, an eccentric scientist, a posse of revitalized mummies, a smitten grad student, an evil nemesis, a clueless police detective, and a bumbling professional hunter. Yeah, it's that good. It riffs on Tin Tin, the Indiana Jones saga, and the Brendan Frazier Mummy movies, but its dialogue is more witty and its production values are stunning. Available as a NetFlix watch instantly option, the PG-rated The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec is must see for anyone able to read the subtitles.