Saturday, May 08, 2010

A Link is Born

Instructables build an Iron Man arc reactor of your own
SF Gate "Is this the end of Downey Jr's greatness?" interesting peace from Mick LaSalle on taking up residents in franchises.
/Film yet another shortening of the theatrical release to home viewing window. The end is nigh and...
David Poland, always in touch with the business end, responds to this FCC ruling

flick filosopher 'damn those high society film critics!' I love it when MaryAnn gets pissed off at stupid people
Just Jared with new Inception poster and stills
Only the Cinema pays tribute to the just departed cinematographer William Lubtchansky (RIP)
Cinematical Rachel Weisz on the upcoming gender bending body horror film Invisible X
MNPP gets excited 'bout the new Gregg Araki movie Kaboom

Finally, I don't know how I missed this news in April (but then again that month. argh) but A Star is Born has been reborn again. If you've never seen this grand Judy Garland musical epic, you MUST mark June 22nd on your calendar and get the Blu-Ray of the restoration (from the original negative). Sadly, though,there's still a big chunk of it missing from the 1954 chainsaw edit it got when distributors complained that the film was too long. Damn you Hollywood powers-that-be (at the time), damn you retroactively!

I love what Robert Osbourne of TCM says
"As effective as Judy Garland is singing 'The Man That Got Away' in any medium, there's nothing like seeing her singing that song three stories tall, in Technicolor."
I can only imagine. I've only seen it on DVD and it's already one of my top five favorite song performances in the history of the cinema.


Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm just DYING to hear what your other 4 favourite song performances are.... :)

James T said...

You had better put Miley Cyrus on top :p

Robert Hamer said...

I didn't quite see what Mick LaSalle was so worried about, but then he brought up Nicholas Cage and I thought, "Right on the money."

Andrew R. said...

You should've posted a link to Ebert's review of Human Centipede. One of his best ever.

cinema adventures said...

<3 Robert Osborne