Thursday, March 29, 2007

Movie Moment #6

Also this week:

Brad Pitt's Inspiring Journey Through the Wonderful World of Accents
- addendum to last week's Bad Accents list

The Most Important Nude Scenes of All Time, Part 1 and Part 2- I wrote up Harriet Andersson and Sissy Spacek

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Movie Moment #5

Also this week:

A Stroll Through Jim Henson's Legacy- possible alternate title: "Good Grief! The Comedian's a Bear!"

The Worst Accents in Movie History, Part 1 and Part 2- I wrote capsules for Mickey Rooney, Dick Van Dyke, and Tommy Lee Jones

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Criterion Watch, May/June 07 (Warning: flagrant overuse of the word "awesome" ahead)

Let's face it folks... I might go bankrupt just buying new Criterions. To wit:

Fucking awesome.


You guessed it- awesome.

Awesomeness I somehow managed not to buy the first time. These things have a way of working out...

Yeah, this is awesome, but it would be even more awesome if a DVD release of O LUCKY MAN! was on the way.

And saving the most awesome news of all for last...

Awesome fucking SQUARED. My pants are tightening at the thought of it. That's a total of 8 times I use the word "awesome" in various forms, not including the post title. In other words, a whole lotta awesome- and these are just the ones I've seen. I think I need to lie down...

Saturday, March 17, 2007

St. Patrick's Day wishes

Well, I have 41 minutes before the clock strikes midnight, so this is still timely. Anyway, here's an awesome Muppets performance of "O Danny Boy," performed the Swedish Chef, Animal, and Beaker. So when is Season 2 coming out on DVD, guys?

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Movie Moment #4

Also this week:

The Kinkiest Films Ever Made, Part 1 and Part 2- I blurbed Crash and In the Realm of the Senses

Angelina the Irritating?- my response to Edward Copeland's "Nails on a Chalkboard" post

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Screengrab- Bringing You Up to Speed

Hey folks. I'm guessing there will be some actual original content around the corner, but until then I'll link you to the stuff I've done for Screengrab thusfar. I probably oughtn't to advocate reading just my stuff- there are other writers working there too, most better than I- but for people who (a) just want to check out what I've been up to, or (b) want to avoid some of the more risqué material on the blog, these should suit your purposes, aside from the occasional F-bomb. In the future, I'll include a roundup of the past week's pieces along with Thursday's Movie Moment link-post. I only hope I can maintain my current productivity, not least because the more I write the more they pay me.

In reverse chronological order:

Heaven's Gate: A Reassessment
- more or less what it sounds like

The Most Dangerous Films Ever Made, Part 1 and Part 2- I did the blurbs for Heaven's Gate, Fitzcarroldo, and Twilight Zone

Trailers From Hell
, Manna From Heaven- appreciation of a fun vintage-trailer site

Boycotting The Departed? Say It Ain't So, J-Ro- because someone had to say it

Controversy of the Week: Great Iranian Director Denied Entry Into U.S.- about the Jafar Panahi fiasco

Best Nude Scenes of 2006, Part 1 and Part 2- I blurbed Gretchen Mol, Anapolia Mushkadiz, Mia Kershner, Paula Patton, Bryce Dallas Howard, and yes, Ken Davitian

Of Genre Pics and Oscar Winners- an appreciation of 1971 Best Picture The French Connection

Live-Blogging (Sorta) The Oscars- complete with shout-outs to foxy starlets and occasional snarky remarks

Oscar predictions- included for the curious, so try not to laugh

Also, now I'm on the same writing staff as the great Vern. I'm officially stoked.