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Film

December 17, 2014

"The 10 Most Inspirational Teachers in Film"

If only the real world were like the movies

Sigh.

December 08, 2014

"[S]ome movies and shows I like currently streaming on Amazon Prime Instant Video"

I can't speak to the TV shows--I've seen almost none of them--but I second the movies Michael Greenspan lists. Some of the fine movies listed are Airplane!, The Big Chill, Broadcast News, Clueless, Galaxy Quest, Love and Death(!), Manhattan, Good Will Hunting, Rounders(!!), Searching for Bobby Fischer(!!!), Sling Blade, Three Days of the Condor--"How do you know they'll print it?"--Annie Hall, Kramer v. Kramer, Sleeper, and Serpico.

And special double-bonus credit for The Boys from Brazil. Through the years my wife and I have occasionally imitated the unintentionally comic Sir Larry, doing his best to be a proud Nazi Nazi hunter,--thanks, Doug--exclaiming "I may leaf here today empteeee-handed. But you, you are not goink anyvhere!!"

December 07, 2014

"The Most Famous Movie Set In Every State"

Some really good ones listed here.

November 30, 2014

"The Internet Movie Firearms Database"

Ever see a movie with a gun in it and wonder . . . hmm, what type of gun was that? 

This is the page for you.

November 19, 2014

Does art belong to the artist or to the audience?

You decide: "The Star Wars George Lucas Doesn't Want You To See".

November 08, 2014

"Finally, a Trailer For Furious 7"

Michelle Rodriguez calls the trailer a "cargasm".

You better believe it.

November 07, 2014

"Why Robert Duvall Is an Even Better Actor Than You Think"

Not true for me since I think he's absolutely superb, one of our three or four best. But this is right: "We need to cherish him now before we lose him."

October 18, 2014

"‘Dogs And Cats Living Together': The Best Of Bill Murray’s ‘Ghostbusters’ Ad-Libs"

Mr. Murray can be pretty good.

September 19, 2014

"What the Hell Happened?"

If there's an actor or actress who you have wondered what happened to, this might be the site for you

September 17, 2014

"'Remember The Titans' Is A Lie, And This Man Still Wants You To Know It"

It doesn't surprise me that Hollywood would take liberties with a true story. It is discouraging, though, that so many people would confuse the fiction and the reality.

And note the difference between our current president's confusion regarding the movie and the similar situation, say, of Ronald Reagan's thinking "Born in the U.S.A." was patriotic. (Though little remarked upon in the latter case is the enormous difference between the lyrics and the music. Springsteen wedded very downbeat, depressing lyrics to some of the most enhilarating music in rock. It's an awful cheat, but entertaining.)

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