Movie Music Monday: Hunt For The Wilderpeople. Totally digging the music in this one. It played a big part in setting the tone of the film. I picked this scene because of the dancing. Love me some random dancing. I love that he shouts "Hey, Uncle" as if he has a real Walkman on. This kid kills me
What's a Tupac?! -Bella
It's just like this really cool rapper and he's like my best friend- Ricky Baker
Pretty majestical, eh? -Hec
I don't think that's a word. -Ricky Baker
Majestical? Sure it is.-Hec
Nah, it's not real. -Ricky Baker
What would you know? -Hec
It's majestic. -Ricky Baker
That doesn't sound very special, majestical's way better. -Hec
Faulkner is cauc-asian- well, they got that wrong because you're obviously white. -Ricky Baker
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"Don't be afraid to let your body die."
Debbie Harry, frontwoman of the new wave band "Blondie", photographed for Videodrome (1983).
Debbie made herself a film career in mostly indie movies, with roles in classics like Hairspray (1988) and Videodrome.
*Catching Up On Hollywood Classics*
THE PAWNBROKER (Sidney Lumet, 1964)
Possibly the most courageous Hollywood production concerning the harrowing legacy of the Holocaust. If this film didn't unofficially put an end to the Hays Code, I don't know what did. Thematically distressing but stylistically gorgeous (distinct echoes of film noir and French New Wave), this one packs quite a punch. It also serves as an envigorating time capsule of a jazzy New York City of the early 1960s, with its documentary style rendering of a vibrant urban energy. Above all though, this is an unremittingly somber, if not altogether hopeless, account of one man's deeply traumatised alienation, loneliness and spiritual death.
In a towering performance, Rod Steiger plays Sol Nazerman, a survivor of Nazi persecution who has lost his nearest family during the war and subsequently relocated to New York where he now runs a pawnshop in Harlem. His anguished past has left him an emotionless shell of a man, with no faith in God and humanity, who's closed himself off from meaningful human contact. Contrastingly, the motley crew of customers and acquaintances that visit the shop -all of whom fight their own struggles- seem fond of the quiet Nazerman and regularly attempt to strike a conversation, but the more they push the more offensive and volatile he becomes.
Each new encounter triggers a carefully repressed, horrific memory for him, and the film's almost elliptical, nanosecond flashbacks to the atrocities of war he witnessed and endured provide uncomfortably jarring imagery and juxtapositions. This man's self-imposed isolation and solitude become intensely painful and sad to watch as the film progresses; the walls he's built around him can only disengage and protect him for so long, and in a neighbourhood fraught with crime at that. And when they come crashing down, he is forced to once again confront the ugliness of the world, and, even more poignantly, acknowledge his own involvement in it.
Tough but a rewarding watch this is.
Zoë Saldana indicated that Avengers 4 could be title The Infinity Gauntlet. This means by the end of Infinity War, Thanos would gather all the stones, in part 4 it'll focus on him abusing that galactic power.
Mail call! Batman Return of The Caped Crusaders Target Exclusive Steelbook and Superman The Movie Steelbook. Very big fan of Batman The TV series so I had to get this animated movie of it and of course who doesn't love Superman The Movie? Still get chills every single time John Williams' score plays before Superman goes into action.
Over the next 8 days, I will be ranking my favorite Quentin Tarantino movies. This was much harder than I thought, as each movie is very good.
Tarantino is the master of dialogue, excellent music choices, and showing too much feet. He also uses a few trademarks in each of his movies like nonlinear storytelling and long takes to perfection. With use of perfectly crafted dialogue, he can make those self-contained scenes with two people sitting at a table so gripping. He once said: “It’s like the suspense is a rubber band, and I’m just stretching it, and stretching it, and stretching it...to see how far it can stretch." Second to his writing style, music is a key reason why his movies work. He can find the perfect song that fits with the scene. There are so many songs that I had no idea existed before I watched his movies, and now my mp3 player keeps them on repeat.
Credit for photos used
Reservoir Dogs SamRAW08
Pulp Fiction Ana Balderramas
Jackie Brown DCrossover11
Kill Bill Begum Ozdemir
Death Proof Liza Shumskaya
Inglorious Basterds edwardjmoran
Django Unchained JSWoodhams
The Hateful Eight Matt Needle
The Sex Addict 2017
I recently got a message @thesexaddictmovie asking to watch their movie and while I didn't have high hopes, I was pleasantly surprised. An indie comedy about Suzanne (Valerie Tosi), a PhD student who's doing her dissertation on sex addiction. Made in a mockumentary style she interviews sex addict Rex (Amir Mo)
As far as mockumentaries, it may not be What We Do In The Shadows or Best in Show but it is very funny and lands more jokes then misses. As you can tell by the title and the plot, the jokes are vulgar, similar to Ted or The Hangover. My favorite scene is when Rex is pitching his drink Seduce Juice and how he would like to go on Shark Tank but he doesn’t think it would sell it in the states since they don't encourage rape.
Theodore the intern was only in a few scenes but he stole each scene.
I would like to see what director/lead Amir Mo would do with more money because you could tell it was made for cheap.
TheSexAddictMovie.com Available on iTunes, Google Play, Youtube, Amazon, Xbox, vudu and VOD April 28th.