31 August 2008

Sunday Matinee (Aug. 24 - Aug. 30)

Not half the price ... just half the work

Dim the lights: Sunday Matinee flickers onward. There was a great variety of writing this week, and with each passing week it seems like the rundown gets more and more diverse. If you've come across something you'd like to nominate, shoot it my way in an email or comment post.

And without further ado...

• The Dancing Image began a new series on movies-about-the-movies this past week, "Hooray For (Hating) Hollywood!" The first two picks are stellar choices: Singin' in the Rain (1952) and The Bad and the Beautiful (1952).

• Noir Month is, unfortunately, coming to a close at MovieZeal. This week there were great reviews of The Big Heat and Kiss Me Deadly (the latter with serious spoilers: beware!).

• Fletch at BlogCabins gives a towering recommendation to Man on Wire.

• Farzan serves up The Simpsons Movie.

• I'm very excited to catch Frozen River this year, and the review at Getafilm makes me want to see it even more.

• Ferdy on Films features the debut of George Lucas.

• Nick at Fataculture assesses 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days.

• Christopher Orr at The New Republic takes down the otherwise warmly received Vicky Christina Barcelona and says Woody Allen "solved the riddle of how to make a Scarlett Johansson and Penelope Cruz movie unsexy."

• Slate reviews what it calls "the best crazy Japanese western ever made."

And finally, a new segment on Sunday Matinee: If You Haven't Seen Them Already ...

This coming week on Turner Classic Movies:
• Fury
(1936), Sept 1
12 Angry Men (1957), Sept 1
Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928), Sept 2
Sunrise (1927), Sept 2
Touch of Evil (1958), Sept 2
The Apartment (1960), Sept 2
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), Sept 6
The Night of the Hunter (1955), Sept 6
Out of the Past (1947), Sept 7


nick plowman 31 August, 2008  

This actually pretty awesome :)

Farzan 02 September, 2008  

Another great Sunday post and thanks for including my review of The Simpsons Movie in there. Keep up the good work

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