Back to the Future, 2009

Says Jason Kottke:

If Back to the Future were made today, Marty would have travelled back in time to 1980.


01.19.2010Tagged with:    

MicMacs Trailer

MicMacs is a new film from Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the man behind Delicatessen, The City of Lost Children and Amelie.

01.01.2010Tagged with:    

Dissertations on His Dudeness

The Year’s Work in Lebowski Studies is a collection of essays on Joel and Ethan Coen’s 1998 movie The Big Lebowski.

As a new generation of “Lebowski” fans emerges, Dude Studies may linger for a while. In another of this book’s essays, “Professor Dude: An Inquiry Into the Appeal of His Dudeness for Contemporary College Students,” a bearded, longhaired and rather Dude-like associate professor of English at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., named Richard Gaughran asks this question about his students: “What is it that they see in the Dude that they find so desirable?”

One of Mr. Gaughran’s students came up with this summary, and it’s somehow appropriate for an end-of-the-year reckoning: “He doesn’t stand for what everybody thinks he should stand for, but he has his values. He just does it. He lives in a very disjointed society, but he’s gonna take things as they come, he’s gonna care about his friends, he’s gonna go to somebody’s recital, and that’s it. That’s how you respond.”

12.30.2009Tagged with:    

Nation’s Pride

Nation’s Pride is the fictional Nazi propaganda film screened for the German high command at the end of Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds. It was filmed by Eli Roth, who played Sgt. Donny Donowitz in Basterds.

Also available, and just as ficitonal, is the Making of Nation’s Pride, with Roth as director Alois Von Eichberg.

12.30.2009Tagged with:    

Pixar’s Up Trailer Recut

Mashup of the Gran Torino and Up trailers. Well done.

12.21.2009Tagged with:    

70 Minute Phantom Menace Review

Divided into 7 bite-size chunks, it’s a long review, but funny and spot-on in its comparison of the original trilogy its first prequel.

The unfortunate reality of the Star Wars prequels is that they’ll be around… forever. They will never go away. They can never be undone.

Painfully true.

12.18.2009Tagged with:    

Iron Man 2 Trailer

The Iron Man 2 trailer is out.

12.16.2009Tagged with:    
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