26 January 2007

January 26, 2007

Artistocrats
%!$# me!

What to Watch For
South Park
Billy the Mime
George Carlin, Gilbert Gottfried, Drew Carey
John Stewart
Carrott Top
Doug Stanhope

Why You Should Watch It
It's hilarious
Really hilarious
I mean f**king hilarious
Stupendously hilarious
On a level you just can't comprehend hilarious... which means you shouldn't watch it, because you won't get it

NOTE: Not for children or people with weak hearts. Or sissies.

25 January 2007

January 25, 2007

Uncle Buck
My 2nd favorite John Hughes movie.

What to Watch For
John Candy's excellent timing
And his ad-libing
Trite John Hughes "Hominess"
Great energy between John Candy and everyone in the cast
Chicago

Why You Should Watch It
One of the funniest films ever
McCauly Culkin before he was too cute for his own good
"You like all-terrain vehicles?"
Drunk clown
John Candy humps a washing machine

24 January 2007

January 24, 2007

Letters from Iwo Jima
Not as good as as Flags of Our Fathers.

What to Watch For
Some Speilburg-like RUBBER HAMMER moments
The reading of the Mom's letter
The fatalism of the film
The amazing first half of the movie
Ken Wantanabe

Why You Should Watch It
Flags of Our Fathers II
You tire of Hollywood's Revisionist History syndrome
It's a solid film
Subtitles
You have been warned already about some of the bad dialog, and you know you can enjoy it
anyway

23 January 2007

January 22, 2007

This Filthy World
John Waters and his nonstop energy telling tales of his movie-making experiences.

What to Watch For
John Waters

Why You Should Watch It
John Waters

21 January 2007

January 21, 2007

Lumiere and Company
100th Anniversary of film with 40 directors making 52-second, single cut films.

What to Watch For
Zhang Yimou
David Lynch
Three African entries
Down Syndrome Scene (fascinating)
Interviews about Cinema

Why You Should Watch It
John Boorman gets some well-known actors to play in his scene
The two Hiroshima scenes are deep
The aligator scene is hilarious
Some of it is banal, and there's nothing wrong with studying and learning from banality
It's not a masterpiece, but it's worthy of a viewing