Movie: The Movie has everything and everybody to satisfy every filmgoer. I showed earlier the story behind the making of this film but did not realize that there was a long form trailer trailer that shows more clearly what the movie is about, or at least would be about if it ever got made.
Category Archive: Films
Feb 05 2013
Jan 29 2013
I have seen just one Quentin Tarantino film in my life and that was Pulp Fiction. I had misgivings about it since I had heard that it was quite violent but watched it after critics raved over it. I was totally disgusted and swore to never see another film by him again. When I expressed …
Jan 25 2013
Last night I watched the Frontline documentary The Untouchables that I wrote about yesterday that explored the question of why, more than four years after the financial debacle involving widespread mortgage fraud, not a single high-level Wall Street executive has faced criminal prosecution. All that has happened is a bunch of very low-level people being …
Jan 24 2013
Over the weekend I saw this film about the ill-fated McCain-Palin campaign of 2008. The film is based on a book of the same name by two journalists who relied heavily on anonymous sources on ‘deep background’, which means that one has to be wary of the material that took place out of the public …
Jan 23 2013
Here’s the trailer for the greatest film never made.
Jan 07 2013
I saw the 1936 black-and-white comedy My Man Godfrey over the weekend and really liked it. I hadn’t expected to because it seemed to be about the high life of a very rich but eccentric family indulging in endless rounds of vapid partying in the post-1929 crash period. I watched it out of solidarity with …
Dec 06 2012
Every year I recommend that people forget the standard Christmas films and check out instead the 1994 film The Ref. With great performances by Denis Leary, Kevin Spacey, and particularly Judy Davis, it is a hilarious story of a burglar on the run from the law who takes a seriously dysfunctional family hostage on Christmas …
Nov 30 2012
The creator of such iconic muppet characters as Grover, Cookie Monster, Bert, Ms. Piggy, and Animal (before handing them off to other people to devote more time to film directing) appeared to discuss the release of the director’s cut of his hit film Little Shop of Horrors.
Nov 28 2012
The program Science Friday looks at what happens when we are placed in a situation where reality is at odds with what we see. Even when we know exactly what is causing the discrepancy, a sense of disturbing disorientation sets in.
Nov 26 2012
I am a fan of Alfred Hitchcock films and so was intrigued by news of the film Hitchcock that centers around the time he made the classic Psycho. It has just been released, to mixed reviews unfortunately, despite the presence of excellent actors Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren. Here’s the trailer.