Posts tagged movies
I think that movies can, and should be, a group activity. Making the movie itself is an extremely collaborative process, and I think that how and when someone watches a movie, be it all alone on a laptop at 4 AM or in a theater surrounded by strangers, directly affects the memory of the film.
Above is a picture frame showcasing the ticket stubs I’ve collected over ten years, approximately May 2003 - May 2013. One decade, one hundred and fifty-eight movies.
I can trace the past ten years of my life through these ticket stubs - the theaters move from New Jersey to Philadelphia to New York to Los Angeles just as I did. I remember who I saw each of these movies with, from high school (Superbad) to college (Iron Man 2). First dates (Grindhouse) and girlfriend fights (Rango). Movies I saw by myself (Amour) and with friends (my buddy Matt ripped a huge, loud fart during a pivotal scene in Milk).
And these aren’t even all of them, these are just the tickets that I’ve managed to save, the ones I didn’t accidentally throw out or lose. I’ve seen many more movies in theaters, and I really wish I had all of the stubs (my collection isn’t truly complete without cinematic treasures like Norbit or Indiana Jones 4).
I don’t want to oversell it. This is just a big piece of paper with smaller scraps of paper taped on top. But I don’t have any physical photo albums, I realized. Maybe one day when I really have time to kill I’ll go through Facebook and print out the pictures that I want to keep and put them in a nice little book to flip through when I’m feeling lonely or nostalgic. But until that happens, all I’ve got is this neatly arranged bundle of trash. And I’m okay with that.
(Here’s the full image if you wanted to see what movies I’ve seen, if we saw any together, or if you just want to judge my taste)
This is really, really cool. And I’m really, really into this.
Gravity - Trailer
Alfonso Cuarón’s first feature since 2006. I think it looks great, but like, there’s no way either of these two are going to survive right? This is the guy who directed Children of Men… the ending wasn’t exactly happy, and he’s not known for keeping characters alive.
Time travel in movies
I love time travel in movies. It’s cause for so many great conversations.
My teaser poster for a Back to the Future remake that isn’t happening.
I don’t think it needs a reboot. It could use another few movies in continuity though.
Marvel at Midnight: The Wolverine Teaser Poster
Two things. 1. YES! 2. I really like that DCU’s “it’s midnight somewhere” policy for Marvel at Midnight.
Technical Difficulties - Mission: Impossible (1996)
After a mission goes wrong Ethan Hunt knows only two things, someone named Max is behind it and that the code name for the operation was bible verse Job 3:14. Armed with only a computer he does the following:
- He searches the for Max.com and gets no results
- Then he emails Max@Job 3:14
Yes that’s a space in between “Job” and “3:14”. Oh and the message is simply from Job, no email address.
What would have happened if there was something at Max.com? If it was some kid’s Geocities page? Man, the movie would have been totally different.
This is a new irregular feature where I post images from movies and television where people are using technology or the internet in totally a unrealistic manner, to the point where it breaks your suspension of disbelief.
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The three most interesting answers to my “Should The Oscars Have A “Best Remake” Category?" article came right in a row and I wanted to address them.
Hungry Like Jon Wolf: “But would the winner of Best Remake be eligible to also win Best Picture?” Hmmm. Good question. I think yes. The same way that Toy Story 3 was nominated for best Animated Film as well as Best Picture.
"Best Mo-Cap Actor should come first." Totally agree. Can we give Andy Serkis an Oscar already? The man deserves it.
Check The Gate: “Creighton, you are guilty of clever wording and you know it. ‘Brand Recognition’ = ‘Money Grab’." Guilty. Call it whatever you want, Hollywood is an industry out to make money. If they think they can make more money by remaking a movie they are going to do it, and they have been since 1904.
Perform CPR-But-I Barely Know Her: “I think the definition of a remake is ill-defined, especially with recent films released in ‘reboots’ (Spiderman, The Incredible Hulk, etc)" Good point. There would need to be some ruling by the Academy on what is a remake and what isn’t. It’s a really tough call and really subjective.
[Edit: spelled Serkis wrong… sorry about that.]