I’ve enjoyed the “Everything is a Remix” video series. As an old-school hip-hop fan, I’ve always enjoyed figuring out the origin of samples used in any given track. I guess that’s why part 2 of the remix series, which covered remixing in movies, was so interesting to me. That video touches on some of Quentin… Continue reading Quentin Tarantino, the Master Remixer
In answer to Trader X’s question, here are some of my favorite movies. There’s no way I can rank them beyond maybe the first three. Nor could I stop at just twenty so with the help of my historical rankings on NetFlix I’ve gone 40 deep. Depending on my mood, any of these could be… Continue reading My Top 20+ Movies
Sounds like the DVD of ‘Ray’ is well worth checking out, even for peeps who saw the movie in the theater: Too often the “extended editions” of popular films released to DVD seem to contain little more than a few minutes of filler scenes that didn’t work well enough to be included in the theatrical… Continue reading Lots of Extra Content in the ‘Ray’ DVD
I just finished watching the ‘film/movies’ episode of ‘Black in the 80s‘. It was an entertaining and informative trip back to the 80s. It made me realize that I need to add some (major) movies to my NetFlix queue that slipped by me. I also have to watch Hollywood Shuffle again! I’m looking forward to… Continue reading Vh1’s Black in the 80s Series
A friend of mine just recommended ‘The Corporation‘.to me. After seeing the trailer its definitely on my list. Here’s what it’s about: One hundred and fifty years ago, the corporation was a relatively insignificant entity. Today, it is a vivid, dramatic and pervasive presence in all our lives. Like the Church, the Monarchy and the… Continue reading Speaking of Documentaries…
‘Fahrenheit 9/11‘ just broke the $100 million mark, setting a new record for a documentary. I just heard a report on CNN’s ‘The Biz’ which said that Michael Moore pointed out that ‘Fahrenheit’ has now made more than any Disney release this year. I wonder how Michael Eisner is feeling about refusing to distribute ‘Fahrenheit’… Continue reading ‘Fahrenheit’ Sets Record for Documentaries
Some things never seem to change. Go read Movies ‘Magic Negro’ Saves the Day – but at the Cost of His Soul to see what I mean. (via Monique)
There’s a Tupac documentary due out in November. It’s called Tupac Resurrection: In His Own Words. It looks like it should be a good one based on the trailer.
Gothamist is hating on Halle’s Catwoman suit for the upcoming Catwoman movie. I understand their point when they say “This Catwoman get-up is so in-your-face it’s not sexy.” Sometimes less is more. Or in this case, more (material) is more. But I think the studio is banking on all that skin drawing a huge audience,… Continue reading Why Must I be Like That, Why Must I Chase the Cat?
Quentin Tarantino doesn’t like all the CGI in movies these days. And I don’t blame him. I can think of several movies that went way overboard with CGI, like the avalanche scene in XXX, or the concept of the Hulk. Though I’m not as hard-core as Quentin, I wouldn’t mind seeing less of the bad… Continue reading Quentin Tarantino’s Old School