Wednesday, November 30, 2011

#242: The Odd Couple

written by Neil Simon.
starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau.

Close quarters.


Today is Wacky Wednesday!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

#234-240 (Thanksgiving)

Yo Readers,

I'm disappearing from the blogosphere for a week  -
so here's a bunch of picks all at once!

Enjoy!

-Me

#234: Archer

 
created by Adam Reed.


Totally TV Tuesday!

#235: Time Bandits

written by Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin.
directed by Terry Gilliam.


Wacky Wednesday!

#236: The Game

directed by David Fincher. 
starring Michael Douglas and Sean Penn.


Traumatic Thursday!

#237: OSS 117 - Cairo, Nest of Spies

 directed by Michel Hazanavicius.
starring Jean Dujardin.


Foreign Friday!

#238: Double Dragon

 starring Robert Patrick, Scott Wolf, Mark Decascos, and Alyssa Milano.


So Bad It's Good Saturday!

#239: Edward Scissorhands

  directed by Tim Burton.
starring Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder.

Sacred Sunday!

#240: Punch-Drunk Love

 written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.

Magnificent Monday!

Monday, November 21, 2011

#233: Half Nelson

written by Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden.
directed by Ryan Fleck.
starring Ryan Gosling, Shareeka Epps, and Anthony Mackie.

Higher education.

Today is Magnificent Monday!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

#232: Scarface

directed by Brian De Palma.
starring Al Pacino.

The World Is Yours.


Today is Sacred Sunday!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

#231: Showdown in Little Tokyo

starring Dolph Lundgren and Brandon Lee. 

 Flips the buddy cop genre on its head.
A real humdinger.


Today is So Bad It's Good Saturday!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

#229: Outbreak

directed by Wolfgang Petersen.
starring Dustin Hoffman, Renee Russo, Morgan Freeman,
Kevin Spacey, Donald Sutherland, Patrick Dempsey,
and Cuba Gooding Jr.

The end of the world in one's own backyard.
In this case, the backyard is literally that of my former baseball coach.

Help!  It's Traumatic Thursday!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

#228: The Blues Brothers

directed by John Landis.
starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd.

Band of Brothers.

Today is Wacky Wednesday!


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

#227: Beavis and Butt-head

created by Mike Judge.

The verdict is in:
Mike Judge is a national treasure.


Today is Totally TV Tuesday!


Monday, November 14, 2011

#226: Hoop Dreams

directed by Steve James.
Should be required viewing
for NBA owners and players bickering over dollars.


Today is Magnificent Monday!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

#225: Carrie

based on the novel by Stephen King.
directed by Brian De Palma.
starring Sissy Spacek.

Hidden talent.


Today is Sacred Sunday!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

#224: Teen Wolf Too

starring Jason Bateman.

A star is born.

Today is So Bad It's Good Saturday!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

#222: F/X

 written by Robert T. Megginson and Gregory Fleeman.
directed by Robert Mandel.
starring Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy, Diane Venora,
Cliff De Young, Mason Adams, Jerry Orbach, and Martha Gehman.

Tricks of the trade.


Help!  It's Traumatic Thursday!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

#221: Clerks

written and directed by Kevin Smith.
starring Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Marilyn Ghigliotti,
Lisa Spoonhauser, Jason Mewes, and Kevin Smith.

 Carpe diem.

Today is Wacky Wednesday!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

#220: Chappelle's Show

 created by Dave Chappelle and Neal Brennan.

Please come back Dave Chappelle.


Today is Totally TV Tuesday!

Monday, November 7, 2011

#219: Dark Days

 by Marc Singer.

People live down there.


Today is Magnificent Monday!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

#218: The Cruise

produced, filmed, and directed by Bennet Miller.

Timothy "Speed" Levitch loves New York.
And elaborating on it.


Today is Sacred Sunday!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

#217: Dante's Peak

directed by Roger Donaldson.
starring Pierce Brosnan and Linda Hamilton.

I have a soft spot for disaster pictures.


 Today is So Bad It's Good Saturday!

Friday, November 4, 2011

#216: The Son's Room

written and directed by Nanni Moretti.
starring Nanni Moretti, Laura Morante, Jasmine Trinca,
and Giuseppe Sanfelice.

Mourning the loss of a loved one.


Today is Foreign Friday!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

#215: To Live and Die in L.A.

directed by William Friedkin.
starring William Petersen, Willem Dafoe, John Pankow, and John Turturro.

Balls.

Help!  It's Traumatic Thursday!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

#214: Airplane!

written and directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker.
starring Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Llyod Bridges, Leslie Nielsen,
Peter Graves, Robert Stack, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.


Soaring laughs.


Today is Wacky Wednesday!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

#213: 30 Rock

created by Tina Fey.
 
I want to go to there, etc.


Today is Totally TV Tuesday!