Saturday, April 30, 2011

#28: Troll 2

directed by Claudio Fragasso.

Beware of vegetarians.

Today is So Bad It's Good Saturday!

Friday, April 29, 2011

#27: Mon Oncle

starring, written and directed by Jacques Tati.

Modernity.  Ain't it a bitch?


Today is Foreign Friday!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

#26: Dreamcatcher

based on the novel by Stephen King.
directed by Lawrence Kasdan.

The first story Stephen King wrote after being hit by a car in 1999.
It's a little insane.

Help!  It's Traumatic Thursday!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

#24: Trailer Park Boys

created and directed by Mike Clattenburg.

The Happiest Place on Earth.


Today is Totally TV Tuesday!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Sunday, April 24, 2011

#22: Dogtown and Z-Boys

directed by Stacy Peralta.

This isn't just a skateboarding film.
This is an amazing documentary.


Today is Sacred Sunday!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

#21: Weekend at Bernie's II

starring Terry Kiser.

Your favorite dead body is back in an all-new adventure!


Today is So Bad It's Good Saturday!

Friday, April 22, 2011

#20: Oldboy

directed by Park Chan-wook.

Brutal and unforgiving South Korean revenge story.


Today is Foreign Friday!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

#19: Lost in La Mancha

 starring Terry Gilliam.

Every filmmaker's worst nightmare.

Help!  It's Traumatic Thursday!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

#18: Four Lions

written and directed by Chris Morris.

Terrorism is hilarious.


Today is Wacky Wednesday!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

#17: Twin Peaks


created by David Lynch and Mark Frost.


Television's crown jewel.


Today is Totally TV Tuesday!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

#15: Brick

directed by Rian Johnson.
starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

This noirish high school tale will grab you by the _____ and never let go.


Today is Sacred Sunday!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

#14: The Swarm


directed by Irwin Allen.
starring Michael Caine.

A marathon of mediocrity.
Please watch.


Today is So Bad It's Good Saturday!




Friday, April 15, 2011

#13: Delicatessen

directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro.

A charming, beautiful French film about cannibalism.


Today is Foreign Friday!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

#12: Naked Lunch

directed by David Cronenberg.

William S. Burroughs seen through the eyes of David Cronenberg.
Courageous and strange.

Help!  It's Traumatic Thursday!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

#11: The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia

starring the White family.

The most talked about movie at my workplace and for good reason.
A must-see documentary.


Today is Wacky Wednesday!


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

#10: Party Down

starring Adam Scott, Lizzy Caplan, Ken Marino, Jane Lynch,
Martin Starr, Ryan Hansen, and Megan Mullally.

Everyone loves a good party and this hilarious catering team never fails.

Today is Totally TV Tuesday!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Sunday, April 10, 2011

#8: Me and You and Everyone We Know

written and directed by (and starring) Miranda July.

I'm in love with this movie
and I don't care who knows it.


Today is Sacred Sunday!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

#7: Mac and Me

starring Jonathan Ward.

This E.T. ripoff has so much product placement
your facial expression will turn to that of Mac the alien.



Today is So Bad It's Good Saturday!

Friday, April 8, 2011

#6: Dogtooth

directed by Yorgos Lanthimos.

The less I tell you, the better.


It comes from Greece.




Today is Foreign Friday!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

#5: The Thing

directed by John Carpenter.

What you don't know can hurt you.


Help!  It's Traumatic Thursday!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

#4: The Cable Guy

directed by Ben Stiller.
produced by Judd Apatow.

Criminally undervalued.


Today is Wacky Wednesday!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

#3: Stella

starring Michael Ian Black, David Wain, and Michael Showalter.

Well-dressed comedy.


Today is Totally TV Tuesday!

Monday, April 4, 2011

#2: Dial M for Murder


directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
 
The perfect murder is far from perfect when you're jonesing to kill Grace Kelly.

Today is Magnificent Monday!

Okay. This is how it's going down.

Each day of the week gets its own category.

Here's the breakdown:

Sunday is Sacred Sunday = movies that are dear to my heart.
Monday is Magnificent Monday = masterworks of cinema.
Tuesday is Totally TV Tuesday = devoted to excellence in the medium of television.
Wednesday is Wacky Wednesday = amusing/oddball fare.
Thursday is Traumatic Thursday = terrifying, thrilling, and/or gut-wrenching drama.
Friday is Foreign Friday = movies that are just plain un-American.
Saturday is So Bad It's Good Saturday = films which deserve to be appreciated on another level.

We started yesterday (Sacred Sunday) with Wild at Heart.

There'll be some crossover between the categories, like Wild at Heart could also be considered magnificent as well as traumatic and also wacky, but who cares?  It's just a framework to get started.  Chances are I'm going to have to switch it up at some point, but for now, this is the schedule I'm going to stick to.

P.S. I don't expect you to watch one movie I recommend (or TV show) every single day of the week.  That would be unhealthy.  Watch them at your leisure.  I give you permission.  The days are simply designed to better direct you to a movie (or TV show) you are in the correct mood for.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

#1: Wild at Heart

directed by David Lynch.

Must start with a bang and this movie sure is a bang.


Today is Sacred Sunday!