Monday, October 31, 2011

#212: Nine Lives

written and directed by Rodrigo García.

9 wonderful takes.

Today is Magnificent Monday!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

#211: The Gold Rush

written and directed by (and starring) Charles Chaplin.

The silent treatment.

Today is Sacred Sunday!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

#210: Leprechaun 5 - In the Hood

 starring Warwick Davis, Ice T, and Coolio.

Why not?


 Today is So Bad It's Good Saturday!

Friday, October 28, 2011

#209: Red Road

written and directed by Andrea Arnold.
starring Kate Dickie.

Surveying the scene.
(Not a feel-good.)


Today is Foreign Friday!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

#208: Creepshow

written by Stephen King.
directed by George A. Romero.
starring Stephen King, Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau,
Leslie Nielsen, Ted Danson, Carrie Nye,
Fritz Weaver, Vivica Lindfors, E.G. Marshall, and Ed Harris.

Stephen King's acting is a beautiful thing.


Help!  It's Traumatic Thursday!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

#207: Stripes

directed by Ivan Reitman.
starring Bill Murray.

 A natural born leader.


Today is Wacky Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

#206: Monty Python's Flying Circus

starring John Cleese, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman,
Terry Jones, Eric Idle, and Terry Gilliam.

Unprecedented.


Today is Totally TV Tuesday!

Monday, October 24, 2011

#205: The Right Stuff

 based on the book by Tom Wolfe.
directed by Philip Kaufman.
starring Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid, and Fred Ward.

Frequent flyers.


Today is Magnificent Monday!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

#204: Happy-Go-Lucky

written and directed by Mike Leigh.
starring Sally Hawkins and Eddie Marsan.

Go-Lucky or Go-Home-y.


Today is Sacred Sunday!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

#203: Navy Seals

 starring Charlie Sheen and Michael Biehn.

Where do I sign up?


Today is So Bad It's Good Saturday!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

#201: The Killing

directed by Stanley Kubrick.
starring Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards, Jay C. Flippin,
Marie Windsor, and Elisha Cook Jr.

Early Kubrick thrills.


Help!  It's Traumatic Thursday!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

#200: Winnebago Man

starring Jack Rebney.

Tracking down the man himself.


Today is Wacky Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

#199: Fraggle Rock

created by Jim Henson.

I must admit it's been a while.

Today is Totally TV Tuesday!

Monday, October 17, 2011

#198: Midnight Cowboy

directed by John Schlesinger.
starring Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman.
score composed by John Barry.

I won't let you leave my love behind.


Today is Magnificent Monday!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

#197: The Trip

directed by Michael Winterbottom.
starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon.

It's called chemistry.


Today is Sacred Sunday!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

#196: Wild Wild West

directed by Barry Sonnenfeld.
starring Will Smith, Kevin Kline, Salma Hayek, and Kenneth Branagh.

Falls flat in almost every way,
but at least we got a new Will Smith song out of it.


Today is So Bad It's Good Saturday!

Friday, October 14, 2011

#195: Santa Sangre

directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky.

Surreal for real.


Today is Foreign Friday!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

#193: About Schmidt

written for the screen by Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor.
directed by Alexander Payne.
starring Jack Nicholson.

Dear Ndugu,


Today is Wacky Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

#192: Quantum Leap

 created by Donald P. Bellisario.
starring Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell.

Pop in anytime.

Today is Totally TV Tuesday!

Monday, October 10, 2011

#191: The Hustler

 directed by Robert Rossen.
starring Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, and George C. Scott.

All night long.


Today is Magnificent Monday!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

#190: Once Upon a Time in the West

 directed by Sergio Leone.
story by Dario Argento, Bernardo Bertolucci, and Sergio Leone.
screenplay by Sergio Donati and Sergio Leone.
starring Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, and Jason Robards.
score composed by Ennio Morricone.

Who wants spaghetti?


Today is Sacred Sunday!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

#189: xXx

 directed by Rob Cohen.
starring Vin Diesel and Samuel L. Jackson.

Outrageous.
The laws of physics be damned.


Today is So Bad It's Good Saturday!

Friday, October 7, 2011

#188: Rockers

 starring Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace.

Robin Hood as I would say.


Today is Foreign Friday!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

#187: Child's Play

written by Don Mancini, John Lafia, and Tom Holland.
directed by Tom Holland.
 starring Brad Douriff, Alex Vincent, Catherine Hicks, and Chris Sarandon.

Hello dolly.


Help!  It's Traumatic Thursday!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

#186: Super Troopers

written by Broken Lizard.
 directed by Jay Chandrasekhar.
starring Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme,
Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske, Marisa Coughlan, and Brian Cox.

Above and beyond the call of duty.

Today is Wacky Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

#185: The Wonder Years

starring Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Alley Mills,
Olivia d'Abo, Jason Hervey, Josh Saviano, and Danica McKellar.

With a little help from nostalgia.


Today is Totally TV Tuesday!

Monday, October 3, 2011

#184: The 39 Steps

directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

I am whatever you say I am.

Today is Magnificent Monday!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

#183: Chinatown

written by Robert Towne.
directed by Roman Polanski.
starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, and John Huston.

It's a state of mind.


Today is Sacred Sunday!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

#182: Nothing But Trouble

written for the screen and directed by Dan Aykroyd.
starring Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Demi Moore, and John Candy.

What a mess.



and introducing Tupac Shakur!


Today is So Bad It's Good Saturday!