"If you understood everything I said, you'd be me" - Miles Davis
"There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge." - Bertrand Russell
"Take away the right to say fuck and you take away the right to say fuck the government." - Lenny Bruce
"Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!" - Homer Simpson

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The long take:
The long take: - "If cinema is sometimes dreamlike, then every edit is an awakening." -Roger Ebert -

Twitter Thu, 30 Dec 2010 16:49:29
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In a perfect world I could give Terry Gilliam a bazillion dollars to make an "Invader Zim" movie. That's right-"bazillion" with a "B".
In a perfect world I could give Terry Gilliam a bazillion dollars to make an "Invader Zim" movie. That's right-"bazillion" with a "B".

Twitter Tue, 20 Jul 2010 18:33:13
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RT @badbananna: In my brain's deep fear closet, the phrase "Global Thermonuclear War" has been replaced by "From the Makers of Marmaduke."
RT @badbananna In my brain's deep fear closet, the phrase "Global Thermonuclear War" has been replaced by "From the Makers of Marmaduke."

Twitter Fri, 16 Jul 2010 05:44:47
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RT @Richard_Kadrey sequel/prequel theory: American Psycho is the spiritual sequel to Ferris Bueller. Ferris was a sociopathic monster.
RT @Richard_Kadrey sequel/prequel theory: American Psycho is the spiritual sequel to Ferris Bueller. Ferris was a sociopathic monster.

Twitter Thu, 15 Jul 2010 06:01:17
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Pure, by Jacob Bricca
Pure, by Jacob Bricca (Vimeo)
Via @GreatDismal (William Gibson/twitter)

Chico Marx at the Piano

A Night At The Opera (1935) - Chico Marx at the piano (YouTube)



Great MetaFilter post on the wonder that is "Big Trouble in Little China":
Great MetaFilter post on the wonder that is "Big Trouble in Little China": - Face from the past come back to haunt you! - "Big Trouble in Little China" -

Twitter Thu, 22 Apr 2010 07:44:35
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Credits Fail: Comcast says the stars of "The Thomas Crown Affair" are Jack Weston and Faye Dunaway.
Credits Fail: Comcast says the stars of "The Thomas Crown Affair" are Jack Weston and Faye Dunaway. Who? Oh..THAT guy - You know, that guy, he was in that thing with the other guy -

Twitter Fri, 16 Apr 2010 22:36:46
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Czechs Take Their Puppets Seriously

Kuky se vrací - Trailer (YouTube)
Via Io9



Twitter Fri, 26 Mar 2010 03:36:55
I wonder if James Cameron has to keep reminding himself that he's not running for Prime Minister?

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Twitter Fri, 26 Mar 2010 00:54:20
What a wonderfully dark and sweaty movie - RT @warrenellis Robert Culp is dead. I feel a need to re-watch HICKEY AND BOGGS.

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Twitter Thu, 18 Mar 2010 00:36:47
RT @justinvincent Teal and Orange - Hollywood, Please Stop the Madness - Short Version: Movies are turning into 2 colors: Fleshtones and their compliment -

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Twitter Sun, 07 Mar 2010 20:01:33
RT @johnmoe "As always, this year's dance theme is 'A Complete Waste of Time / Go Urinate Now'."

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Twitter Wed, 03 Mar 2010 07:03:46
Film Noir Tribute: - The Endless Night: A Valentine to Film Noir - (YouTube)

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Twitter Mon, 22 Feb 2010 05:08:14
6 Zatoichi movies free on Hulu _The Blind Swordsman_ #thatflywillneverreproduce

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Who's The Cat That Won't Cop Out When There's Danger All About ?

Even the camera angles are vintage blaxploitation.

"When The Man murders his brother, pumps heroin into local orphanages, and floods the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor, BLACK DYNAMITE is the one hero willing to fight all the way from the blood-soaked city streets to the hallowed halls of the Honky House. Michael Jai White (The Dark Knight) stars as BLACK DYNAMITE, a gun-toting, nunchuck-wielding, ladies man and soul brother. Written and directed by Scott Sanders (Thick as Thieves), BLACK DYNAMITE also stars Tommy Davidson, Nicole Sullivan, Bokeem Woodbine, Arsenio Hall and John Salley. Black Dynamite in theaters on Oct. 16th. "

Thick as Thieves was good; a smart, understated crime movie.

Black Dynamite (Official Movie Trailer) (YouTube)

Black Dynamite Official Site



Movie Tidbits
  • Disney has announced Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides.

    The good news: The movie almost certainly has some connection to the excellent Tim Powers novel and this hopefully means Disney is throwing large chedder in Mr. Power's direction. Now if only someone will make a movie out of Declare.

    The bad news: Keira Knightley's mouth will only be making a guest appearance.

  • Shooter is pretty good, but the novel is better. Danny Glover always makes a great villian.
  • Blade III is a great case study of a bad movie that should have been much better.

    Short reason: No Guillermo Del Toro, not enough Dracula (What a waste of Dominic Purcell) , too cute dialogue, and my own personal shark-jump: making a big point of how Jessica Biel's character wears her Ipod into combat-which is just dumb.



Bollywood

Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai w/ English Subs
Via Bruce Sterling

Appearing in Secret

"...a French cinema historian and two US crime-writers almost simultaneously happened on the same bizarre discovery - that Raymond Chandler, uncredited and previously unnoticed, has a tiny cameo in Double Indemnity. On 14 January, the American mystery writer Mark Coggins, tipped off by another writer, John Billheimer, posted the news on his website, Riordan's desk (tinyurl.com/raymondchandler), while the French journalist Olivier Eyquem, wrote about on his blog (tinyurl.com/chandlerfrench) on March 30."

Chandler's double identity
Via baileycoybooks



Shatner Zen

Star Trek Khan Clip (YouTube)
Via kottke.org



Never Trust a Corpse
I Sell The Dead Trailer!
Via The Percy Trout Hour

Eyebrows of Death
The World of 千葉 真一Sonny Chiba (Full Screen)
Via AltJapan

Rinji News O Moshiagemasu!
Making of the Godzilla Suit!
Via Undead Backbrain

I Miss the Sixties

Rat Pfink a Boo Boo!



Suds Warrior
A post apocalyptic world without gasoline is one thing...
But imagine a world where beer is scarce and only those with most brutal pedal powered machines can attain it...

Road Warrior Remake
Via Laughing Squid

Cloverfield Clues
Cloverfield Despoiler Wiki

Actor, Director, Hambone

10 Classic Death Scenes of Su Chen Ping
Via VideoSift

Cloverfield
J. J. Abram's new movie is due 1-18-08. There have been developments.

Great Flick
Overlooked Movie: Point Blank
Search Results "Marvin Boorman" (YouTube)
The real thing: Marvin and Point Blank

Dare I Say "PKDickian"?
Richard Kelly's (Donnie Darko) new film, Southland Tales, will finally be released on November 9, 2007. The trailer looks interesting. And I think it's nice to see Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) doing something that isn't a shoot-em-up or sports-related.
Via Fimoculous