BYOB Archive for August, 2009

BYOB Monday

Has this been the most oddly-busy-with-real-news end of August in movie news history?
Wandering LA, especially with the heat, is like wandering through a Quaalude sundae. Yet, there is a lot of stuff happening – including a more-active-than-usual Toronto prep – that isn’t just people dumping news, movies, staff, etc.


BYOB Weekend

Slow enough out there for ya?


BYOB On A Sleepy Thursday – 8279


BYOB For A Quiet August Tuesday


BYOB Weeekeound


Inglourious BYOUB


BYOB Humpday 819


BYOB Tuesday 818


BYOB Weekend – D9


BYOB – Geeky Afternoon

Off for a bit… an interview for very geeky horror film… a quick meet with a director who has played a lot of geeks on film… and then on to G4 to get attacked by the show…
The bridge is yours… for now…


BYOB – Crow Having Trouble With Comprehension…

I’m not sure the point your trying to make here Dave (and I read it twice) but I think it hints at a summer movie round up.
So, on that note, I think it’s time for my annual poll.
Give me your choices for…
1) Favorite movie of the summer
2) Least favorite movie of the summer
3) Biggest surprise
4) Most unfortunate success
5) Breakout star
6) Favorite special effect
7) Favorite scene or moment
8) Most overrated anything
9) Most underrated anything
10) Thing you actually agree with David Poland on
Posted by: Crow T Robot [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 9, 2009 07:17 PM

We seem to be having a failure to be able to process ideas today… well, a couple of us… so here is Crow’s BYOB… feel free to answer him/her or write whatever you want… you know, like I give you space to do in here 3 or 4 times a week.


BYOB – It's Friday


BYOB Midweek Joe


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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