Sunday, December 12, 2010

Resist The Tide

Quick...  In this day overflowing with critics awards (Los Angeles finally wrapped up), share a movie thought that has NOTHING to do with this year's critics awards or Oscars.

What's on your mind?

(My brain was just in 1961 fantasyland with Natalie & Warren, left. This is one of my brain's favorite places.)
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39 comments:

Ryan T. said...

Friends and I are re-casting a gender-swapped Titanic. Not ready to share our complete cast, but Keira Knightley as Calista "Callie" Hockley is our favorite decision so far. Though we're also totally loving our pick for Richard DeWitt Bukater. Much more difficult to pick a Jane Dawson. Any suggestions?

Bia said...

I bought a copy of 'City of Angels' for $1.99 today...about to watch it to the first time. Don't judge me, please.

Anonymous said...

"Hey Goldmember" - the Beyonce song from Austin Powers came on my iTunes. Any movie that randomly breaks out into a Bollywood-style item number song and dance is a-okay with me.

SVG said...

I'm watching the video for Lauryn Hill's Ex-Factor and I'm wondering why she didn't do any more acting after Sister Act 2!

NATHANIEL R said...

Bia -- god. it's so hard not to ;)

Ryan -- okay well share when you're ready.

SVG -- i always forget she did that but i also always forget her because she went so AWOL after that magic magic magic magic record "miseducation" ... such a shame.

cinephile said...

Question: Will we ever get a "Actors/Actresses of the Aughts" revival for the second half of the last decade? Or, a "fixed" list for the whole aughts?
Because those were really fun to read.

Rick said...

It is totally amazing ... I was on your blog waiting for those "taking forever" awards to come up... I tired of waiting and decided to go to You Tube and watch some Natalie Wood videos... Came back to your blog and who is now at the top!!!???

NATHANIEL R said...

cinephile -- the answer is yes. I'm aiming for a summer 2011 selfpublished book for purchase. because i'm dying financially. have to figure out how to make TFE profitable before i die.

DRAMA!

Ani Di said...

I'm watching Buffy season 1, dubbed brazilian vhs(!). Sarah Michelle Gellar is a funny actress, and dubbed in portuguese, she is hilarious.
I love the 90's.

Next on the list, Cruel Intentions.

Rebecca said...

I'm watching 'Mulholland Drive' tonight, which is very exciting! I haven't watched it since it came out.

Rebecca said...

I'm watching 'Mulholland Drive' tonight, which is very exciting! I haven't watched it since it came out.

OtherRobert said...

I'm dancing around whether or not to watch Winter's Bone tonight. It's one of those films that I'm afraid I'll hate if I'm not in the right mindset and I think a little indie film that keeps popping up on all these best-of lists deserves better than that.

I've also been listening to the There Will Be Blood score, trying to count how many references are made to Beethoven. I'm counting fewer than should have been necessary to disqualify it for the Oscars, but my Beethoven's a bit rusty.

Anonymous said...

I just watched The Aviator for the first time and I didnt realise how good and star packed the cast was.

pomme said...

i have 3 weeks of holiday next January so where will i go in holiday?(my thoughts are without relation with cinéma)

Dominik said...

Finally rented and watched "Let the Right One In" tonight. Some sick shit... but I liked it...
Curious what "my girl" Chloe will do with that stuff in the US remake... we won't see it here in Germany before sometime in 2011... but I feel it just has to be worse...

Anonymous said...

Watched National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation last night. So strange watching Checy Chase then knowing him as Pierce on Community now.

/3rtfu11 said...

I have a crush on young Chevy Chase. Not that I’m ashamed but I now cry and get very emotional watching 80s movies I actually didn’t grow-up with. Many of the decent comedies star Chevy Chase. I don’t envy the generations who weren’t actually born in the early 80s.

Yabby said...

I'm hoping a blu ray release of THELMA & LOUISE will pop up next year, as it marks the 20th anniversary.

NATHANIEL R said...

Yabby -- that'd be cool. I want to celebrate it but since i started this 25/50/75/100 series maybe i shouldn't be so fickle about which years i honor :)

Taylor said...

My movie life right now consists of rewatching all of Natalie Portman's movies, wondering if I missed some sort of cosmic film sign that she could give that Black Swan performance.

NATHANIEL R said...

Taylor -- you can blame Aronofsky if it helps. Look what he gets out of actors! (see also: Mickey Rourke, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Hugh Jackman none of whom have ever been half as great as they were in his films)

Anonymous said...

how about jennifer connelly in house of sand and fog? liked her more there than in RFAD

Walter L. Hollmann said...

This extended Avatar blu-ray is amaaaaaazing.

The Film Junkie said...

I randomly popped in a DVD of An Education when I woke up and Carey Mulligan is still as sublime as ever. Now I'm onto The Fabulous Baker Boys, lamenting the fact that the only new film Michelle Pfeiffer is scheduled to be in is the sequel to Valentines Day, at least according to IMDB.

The Film Junkie said...

@Walter: It really is! I had fallen out of love with the film as time went on but the bonus material on that set has sucked me right back in. I'm still glad it didn't win BP though. ;-)

NATHANIEL R said...

The Film Junkie -- PLEASE DON'T MAKE ME THINK ABOUT THAT. I CAN'T I CANT. in happier news Jacki Weaver Acceptance Speech

UncleVanya said...

I am viewing some screeners I got this week. I just finished Iraq's entry, "Son of Babylon", and now I am preparing to watch "Bal" (Turkey).

Derreck said...

I just watched Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and while i liked it, i could see how it wouldn't appeal to a lot of people.

Plus, i hate how December movies that i'd like to watch (Black Swan, Rabbit Hole, etc.) open in limited release. I can understand why, but it usually takes forever to reach my neck of the woods.

and why is Hollywood trying to get me to care about Blake Lively? it's just not happening. Wow, these are all so random. lol.

NATHANIEL R said...

derreck -- random is what we aim for with comment threads. I don't care about Blake Lively either. at all. Though I guess i did kind of like her in THE TOWN. But not so much that i'm aching to see her in anything else.

Joanna said...

"I have my head. I've lost my leopard."

NATHANIEL R said...

Joanna - CLASSIC!

Glenn said...

I went to the AFI awards last weekend here in Melbourne and was lucky enough to sit down with Stuart Beattie during the after party and "shoot the shit" as they say. I was able to tell him about my deep, undying love for Collateral and even praised Australia. He was very generous.

And I spoke to 10-year-old Morgana Davies who gives one of the best child performances I've ever seen in The Tree (she was 8 at the time). I complimented her acting and the film and she smiled and shook my hand. Her mother was very lovely about the whole thing.

I also spoke to Joel Edgerton who is just as sexy in real life. And I didn't leap onto Sullivan Stapleton in a fit of lust so I think that's a win.

The Pretentious Know it All said...

Just rewatched Tarnation for the fourth time. I can now say, without reservation, it's my favorite movie of the aughts.

George P. said...

The Lucky Ones. Watched it after admiring Rachel McAdams' perkiness in Morning Glory from a few weeks ago. I liked it, but was surprised that it was military road trip dramaedy.

Troia said...

Well Sir Nate...thanks to that pic you posted i'm gonna finish off my evening with Deanie and Bud :)
"I'M NOT SPOILED MAMA!"
"I'm a good little, good little, good little girl!"
lolz

NATHANIEL R said...

the pretentious -- you know what's crazy? Tarnation was shot just like 2 blocks from my apartment in Brooklyn. and i didn't know this until i'm watching the movie and i was like HOLY HELL. THAT'S MY NEIGHBORHOOD/STREET WHILE I LIVED THERE.

Kimberly said...

I Am Love on Netflix instant viewer. I'm to excited for words right now.

Craig said...

To Anomymous @ 6:49 pm: I totally agree with you about Connelly's performance in House of Sand and Fog-- it equals or even exceeds her star-making turn in Requiem for a Dream. And she turned in solid work in Reservation Road and Blood Diamond -- much better than in A Beautiful Mind, IMHO.

I've been thinking about The Hours as of late -- and why is it that it seems like only every five years or more we get a quartet of top actresses (in this instance, Kidman, Richardson, Moore and Streep) starring in a major Hollywood drama at the top of their craft? Now we have August: Osage County to look forward to with Julia Roberts. Ugh.

David Coley said...

Just watched Hitchcock's Rope for the first time tonight. I think the last ten minutes of that film are as good as anything else he ever did.