Rituals, nudity and bloodletting aside, I'll always remember Luz as Rock Hudson's sister in Giant.
That’s a big reason I love the drop-and-roll scene in The Big Lebowski; another CCR-Vietnam standard “Run Through The Jungle” soundtracks what is essentially a moment of pointless-yet-self-important idiocy.
That is worth the full price of your ticket. Thanks for sharing that moment.
In 1995 I went to my local theater to see a movie with Christopher Walken and Eric Stoltz called The Prophecy. I didn’t pay for my ticket; I used a movie pass awarded by my work. And yet I was horrified to find I had lost something. If not my soul, then time and valuable grey cells. Seeing Stoltz in demonically…
Bingo. Those two performances are the only ones with dimemsion and some sense of an inner life. Maybe Yvonne DeCarlo as well. Everyone else is chewing scenery.
No, and if you watched “The Other Side of the Wind” on Netflix you’d also see Houston was the only credible proxy for Orson Welles.
Land animals aside, I like how John Huston’s Noah also enjoyed fish.
My mom read Mad in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s, but I didn’t start reading until a Super Special kept me company while recovering from the mumps. Decades later, I still subscribe. So I gacked like Al Jaffee when I heard the news. Now my internal thoughts are a long, unpronounceable Don Martin sound effect. Like most…
If you’re planning to watch “Stranger Things” tomorrow, make sure not to confuse it with the live tribute to the Upside Down being staged in Washington DC.
The whole steerage-vs.-ballroom sequence that culminated in the spitting contest between Jack and Rose confirmed any insights or characterizations Titanic offered were pretty shallow (sic). Plus it ripped off a similar sequence in the Marx Bros.’ “Night at the Opera” which was far less trite and far more entertaining.
If something inspires me to watch films I may not have seen, or not have seen for a long time, I don’t consider it homework. It’s no different than enjoying the Criterion Channel’s curated double feature every Friday. And this 55-year old will be watching “Stranger Things” tomorrow with friends and many ribs. Not…
Goaded or not, Rolf looks like he was time-warped from the mosh pit at the Starwood club in 1981.
A casual glance made me think the Camilla-Cardi song was “South of My Border” from the Paul Bartel film Lust in the Dust. Oh well.
I introduced my daughter to the Twilight Zone when she was in her tweens and she loved it (although she won’t watch “The Dummy”, ever). I’m so happy one of my all-time favorite shows still makes a strong impact on younger viewers. Incidentally, there should be some kind of marathon during 4th of July weekend. Not sure…
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese - “Story” is the key word here. So is “conjuring.” Incredible music, compelling interactions, and many made up facts and false players that somehow add up to the truth about one of the most unique rock tours of all time. It’s also a long watch with much to…
More scumbag evidence: According to IMDB, Harrison’s entourage also heaped “racist abuse” on black actor Geoffrey Holder throughout the filming of Dr. Doolittle. But for all his misogynist and racist assholery, Harrison was great in Blithe Spirit. That said, he’s still the kind of guy who makes you wish for an…
I like how Alex’s fantasy at the end of Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange looks like an X-rated outtake from the horse racing sequence.
And there are many, many liberal Democrats who hate both. Probably a lot of Conservative Republicans, too.
And he’s reviving George to spread the anti-vaxx gospel. People still love large-format printed magazines that are a vague mishmash of Vanity Fair and The New Republic, right? He’ll get Lori Laughlin in a Martha Washington wig to pose on the first cover of the new edition.
Ahh. “Strangers...” is from’50 or ‘51, which is why I didn’t mention. But it’s one of my favorite Hitchcock films. Robert Walker’s Bruno is one of his best villains. Highly recommended.