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BYOB Thursday

27 Responses to “BYOB Thursday”

  1. Keil Shults says:

    Hausu (1977)

  2. Rszanto says:

    Great movie, or greatest movie?

  3. Krillian says:

    Any chance Harrison Ford gets nominated for BSA for Morning Glory? I’ve been finding surprisingly positive reviews around the web. And since everyone’s developed amnesia about Jeremy Renner in The Town…

  4. Keil Shults says:

    Saw it for the first time last night (thank you, Netflix and Criterion). I really enjoyed it, though I felt slightly underwhelmed. Perhaps my expectations were a bit too grand. Either way, it’s well worth seeing for those who haven’t. I’m just not sure if I could see myself coming back to it as often as, say, Evil Dead 1 and 2. Certainly a one-of-a-kind experience, though.

  5. Keil Shults says:

    The moment Indiana Jones got an earring, Ford’s career took a nosedive off a cliff…unlikely to ever return.

  6. sanj says:

    DP –
    just watched the Noomi Repace interview – didn’t really learn anything new about Girl with Dragon Tattoo movies – you didn’t even bring up basic plots of any of the movies – but learned more about her other movie Daisy Diamond which was only a few minutes.

  7. Hopscotch says:

    Late Night wars back in the news. Vanity Fair has an excerpt of Bill Carter’s upcoming book

    On the whole, the story is what you think it is. Feckless network executives, Leno not too concerned with his image just wants to keep doing his monologue. Zucker doesn’t want to fucked with. Conan doesn’t like being treated how he was treated. All that, but I was riveted.

  8. sanj says:

    hey DP – have you all the new movie releases for December 2010 ? which ones haven’t you seen ?

  9. Don R. Lewis says:

    I just got a Criterion edition bluray of Hausu the other day….gonna be my Halloween movie! Should go down perfectly with a San Francisco Giants SWEEEEEEP. (apologies to Mr. Leydon)

  10. a_loco says:

    For all the crazy shit that happens in the movie, my fave part is still when the father tells his daughter that Leone liked his music even better than Morricone’s.

  11. arisp says:

    Anyone gotten any screeners yet?

  12. hcat says:

    quick tv question: Anyone else think Walking Dead is going to set a ratings record for AMC on Sunday?

  13. Paul MD (Stella's Boy) says:

    Considering the amount of promotion since, I don’t know, sometime during the recent season of Mad Men, I think that is a safe bet. I will definitely be watching.

  14. Krillian says:

    I’m looking forward to The Walking Dead. I hope it’s more interesting than Rubicon.

  15. Monco says:

    Looking forward to The Walking Dead too.

  16. LexG says:

    AWESOME AWESOME interview with KRISTEN STEWART, the most important person in the universe and sexiest actress and best actress ever, ever, ever in today’s LA TIMES Calendar Section!!!


    Plus they interview her LITTLE FRIEND Dakota for some SAGE ADVICE and it’s awesome how they are FRIENDS and SUPPORTIVE OF ONE ANOTHER.

    They are like ebony and ivory, like milk and cookies, like the Abbott and Cosetllo of Hotness: Perfectly complementary (notice correct spelling) and FETCHING.

    I like how in the interview KRISTEN says some LITTLE WORDS and TALKS and HAS IDEAS. CUUUUUUUUUUUTE!!!!


  17. arisp says:

    Just saw a DUE DATE spot with a Barry Manilow song (and Downey singing it no less). Brilliant. No one below 35 (45?) will recognize the song, but I think it’s inspired. That kind of obscure thing makes me want to see movies.

  18. Paul MD (Stella's Boy) says:

    The more TV spots I see for Due Date (including last night during the World Series game), the less funny I think it looks. Zach G’s playing Alan again, and all of the road trip shenanigans are obvious and overall pretty dull. It looks really stupid.

  19. anghus says:

    The spots for Due Date haven’t made me laugh once. Zach G. is a spaz. Robert Downey Jr is annoyed. 2 hours of that? Pass.

    But i didn’t think Hangover was funny, at all. I never understood all the love that movie got.

  20. LYT says:

    Any awards screeners, you mean? Yes, a few. Animal Kingdom, Naomi Watts movie I don’t even remember title of, Please Give, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Restrepo.

  21. scooterzz says:

    also ‘solitary man’, ‘city island’ and ‘a film unfinished’…

  22. arisp says:

    The Ed Helms song alone was worth it.

  23. cadavra says:

    They’re more like the Clark and McCullough of hotness.

    Old Fuck Cadavra FTW!

  24. cadavra says:

    I’m with Anghus. “From the director of THE HANGOVER” are the six words that would keep me from seeing a Downey picture.

  25. LexG says:

    You guys are nuts. HANGOVER RULES, one of maybe two big comedies of the last couple years (OBSERVE AND REPORT being the other) that felt like REAL MOVIES, actually cinematic and a MOVIE instead of just a parade of jerkoff references from Apatow’s bottom drawer.

    That said, Zach G was annoying even BEFORE The Hangover. He HAS done some serious/quality movies (Into the Wild, etc), so much like Jack Black, who is talented as well– WHY DO THEY WANT TO DO COMEDIES????

    If I were JACK BLACK, I’d have been happier being in THE FAN and THE JACKAL and I STILL KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER and ENEMY OF THE STATE working with hot chicks and GUNFIRE, instead of fucking YEAR ONE with Michael Cera. Why DOES ANYONE want to be a COMEDIC ACTOR? It’s telling that the biggest comedy stars/best actors like Robin Williams and Jim Carrey couldn’t WAIT to break free of junky comedies and do some REAL ACTING. Why doesn’t Jack Black or Zach G just make movies with PTA or the Coens or Spike Jonze or Darren Aranofsky, instead of all this dumb COMEDY bullshit?

  26. Don R. Lewis says:

    Whoever is promoting DUE DATE has f-ing RUINED the movie. I swear, there’s 9 different spots- including the Barry Manilow one which looks like a trailer highlight reel- which all show different things. Are we supposed to give a shit at this point? Are we supposed to pay to see a movie that’s been given away in the trailers and then play mental callback/connect the dots and still think it’s funny? Jesus…..irritating.

  27. Josh_A says:

    The Due Date commercials make the Downey Jr. character look more annoying than Galafianakis.

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“Well, actually, of that whole group that I call the post-60s anti-authority auteurs, a lot of them came from television. Peckinpah’s the only one whose television work represents his feature work. I mean, like the only one. Mark Rydell can direct a really good episode of ‘Gunsmoke’ and Michael Ritchie can direct a really good episode of ‘The Big Valley,’ but they don’t necessarily look like The Candidate. But Peckinpah’s stuff, even the scripts he wrote that he didn’t even direct, have a Peckinpah feel – the way I think there’s a Corbucci West – suggest a Peckinpah West. That even in his random episodes that he wrote for ‘Gunsmoke’ – it’s right there.”
~ Quentin Tarantino

“The thought is interrupted by an odd interlude. We are speaking in the side room of Casita, a swish and fairly busy Italian bistro in Aoyama – a district of Tokyo usually so replete with celebrities that they spark minimal fuss. Kojima’s fame, however, exceeds normal limits and adoring staff have worked out who their guest is. He stops mid-sentence and points up towards the speakers, delighted. The soft jazz that had been playing discreetly across the restaurant’s dark, hardwood interior has suddenly been replaced with the theme music from some of Kojima’s hit games. Harry Gregson-Williams’ music is sublime in its context but ‘Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots’ is not, Kojima acknowledges, terribly restauranty. He pauses, adjusting a pair of large, blue-framed glasses of his own design, and returns to the way in which games have not only influenced films, but have also changed the way in which people watch them. “There are stories being told [in cinema] that my generation may find surprising but which the gamer generation doesn’t find weird at all,” he says.
~ Hideo Kojima