11 January 2009

Sunday Matinee (Jan. 5 - Jan. 11)

Not half the price, just half the work.

Busy weekend for film for me. I'm finishing some Hitchcock reviews and readying more Chaplin. I also caught up with some Oscar-bait, including The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, and Slumdog Millionaire. (My thoughts on each are forthcoming in the next week or so.) But on to what rest of the world is thinking and writing about.

• Movie Viewing Girl, in an attempt to battle the cold and dreary month of January, has launched into a Month O' Musicals. You'll have to head over to the site to catch up, but skip on over there with this review of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.

• The Stop Button reviews Boogie Nights and wisely notes it's a combination of American Graffiti, Goodfellas, and Saturday Night Fever.

• The Film Doctor is keeping a blog of a video production class he's teaching. Read the first entry here.

• Daniel at Getafilm distributes high marks for Revolutionary Road.

• Ibetolis at Film for the Soul reviews last year's Oscar winner for foreign language film, The Counterfeiters, and finds it "the sort of film that ticks all the right boxes for the Academy" – which, of course, shouldn't be read as much of a compliment.

• Three reviews of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: one from Tony at Cinema Viewfinder, one from Fletch at Blog Cabins, and one from Shawn at Deadpan (make sure you start at the end and read up).

• Alexander Coleman notes that while Cadillac Records may have its flaws, at least it's got soul.

And in case you haven't seen them...
This week on Turner Classic Movies:

The Good Earth (1937), Jan 12
Annie Hall (1977), Jan 14
Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956), Jan 14
Sabrina (1954), Jan 15
Naked City (1948), Jan 15
He Walked By Night (1948), Jan 15
Killer's Kiss (1955), Jan 15
Double Indemnity (1944), Jan 16
Shaft (1971), Jan 16
The Big Sleep (1946), Jan 16
Freaks (1932), Jan 17
Sounder (1972), Jan 17
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), Jan 17
Only Angels Have Wings (1939), Jan 18

2 comments:

the editor., 11 January, 2009  

Hi! T.S.,
I must admit I'am "battling flu -like" symptom(s). Yet, it's so "funny" that I still have time to "post" and leave "comments" on others blogs....
...T.S. said, I also caught up with some Oscar-bait, including The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, and Slumdog Millionaire. (My thoughts on each are forthcoming in the next week or so.)I can hardly wait!...to read your thoughts about each film.

If I am feeling up to it!...I plan to "peek" at the other blogs and watch the films that are considered "noirs" on TCM on January 15th and the 16th.
Tks,
dcd ;-)

Daniel Getahun 11 January, 2009  

Thanks for the mention - I look forward to your thoughts on those three movies!

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