I like treks and robots fighting monsters and steel men as much as the next guy. But when it comes to making this list, I want to see other things a tad bit more. There’s a lot to look forward to but if you told me I could only see 10 new films this year, well the following would be my picks. Continue reading
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As is becoming tradition, I don’t complete my top ten list until a few months into the new year. This is mostly because I’m trying to see everything I missed. This list is late for that reason of course, but also because I was having my friends at Outpost Media put together a video companion (which I think came out looking sweet, many thanks to them). I thought it might be fun. So watch the video, then read on for more context or read first then watch or whatever you feel like doing. Just enjoy. Continue reading
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An interesting change of pace from some of his grittier films, Hugo is Martin Scorsese’s 3D celebration of cinema/magical mystery tour through 1930s France. The film, an adaptation of Brian Selznick’s novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret, follows the eponymous young protagonist, an orphan who secretly lives in the walls of a Paris railway station, as he attempts to unlock the mystery of a clockwork automaton, which he believes holds a message from his deceased father. Continue reading
And so we reach the end. Here are the final five, with trailers. Continue reading
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Tagged 3D, David Fincher, Drive, Fall Movies, Fall Preview, Hugo, Martin Scorsese, Michael Shannon, movies I can't wait to see, Nicolas Winding Refn, Robert Richardson, Ryan Gosling, Shotgun Stories, Steven Spielberg, Take Shelter, The Adventure of Tin Tin, The Girl with the dragon Tattoo, Thief, War Horse
Dignam: Whoa, whoa, whoa. Let’s say you have no idea and leave it at that, okay? No idea. Zip. None. If you had an idea of what we do, we would not be good at what we do, now would we? We would be cunts. Are you calling us cunts?
We watch what we want to watch when we want to watch it…
…and sometimes we make bad decisions. Choosing to relish in the simple comfort of an Oscar (1991) instead of challenging your simpleton brain with some Hidden Fortress (1958).
We see references to movies like those on this list throughout our culture. They have embedded themselves as icons and in doing so give you a sense of “I get it,” and you have enough information to throw a pithy remark at your house-warming guests. But, in the end you’re cheating yourself because movies that have sunk so deeply into our collective consciousness, by that very fact, are important. Whether you like it or not, they’ve struck a chord in our world and that makes it matter. Continue reading
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