consists of films which are... mediocre, hence the name. Night of the Zombie
. Batty Bat-Bat
. Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show
. Granted, it's not LG15
but I think that's what I like about it most. These short subject films are made by some guy named Greg, with help from other people whom you may
have never heard of before. Occasionally they also feature a guy named Adam
whom you might recognize but you may not be able to recall from where. It's funny. Well. I liked it. My girlfriend didn't. She said they were mediocre; to which I said, "exactly!"
posted by ZachsMind
on Mar 10, 2007 -
Bollywood in a nutshell: Bollywood is the name given to the Bombay (Mumbai)-based Hindi-language film industry in India. Bollywood films are colorful, crammed with singing
, loads of costume changes
. In the past there were often absurd and hilarious take-offs on Western films or superstars, such as the Beatles
, Michael Jackson
music and hair styles
. Spectacular collection of Bollywood posters
and vintage original poster art for sale
. The history
of Bollywood, brief chronology
[pdf]. The main actors
. The main actresses
. Some of the renowned songs
and the singers
who sang them. Bollywood song lyrics and audio
at the excellent Music India Online. [more inside]
posted by nickyskye
on Jan 27, 2007 -
A new iteration
of the Fun Movie Quiz has been posted. For those unfamiliar, single frames from films are shown, and the users must guess what movie the image comes from. Previously
posted by lilbrudder
on Jul 27, 2006 -
Guess the movie
is a quiz where you have to guess the correct film from a single frame jpg. Part II here
. Warning: site is crazy slow loading, may somehow be hosted on Geocities.
posted by jonson
on Feb 23, 2006 -
Marvel to finance up to ten new films
— Marvel Entertainment has received a line of credit to produce new superhero films. The characters in the arrangement are Captain America
, The Avengers
, Nick Fury
, Black Panther
, Dr. Strange
, Power Pack
, and Shang-Chi
. "These movies are tentpoles for either summer or the holidays," said Marvel chairman and CEO, Avi Arad
. Right. Because who wouldn't want to see a film about Hawkeye? Or Ant-Man? I can't wait! (Related: how to make a superhero movie that doesn't suck
. My first thought? Have a superhero that doesn't suck.)
posted by jdroth
on Sep 7, 2005 -
The trailer online. This makes me soooo happy. I've been watching and re-watching the DVD set far too many times to be healthy.
posted by rexruff
on Apr 26, 2005 -
looks like another useful tool to get recommendations for your viewing pleasure-once more of us start rating! It's in English and Spanish now (with more languages yet to come). Movielens
seems promising as well. IMDb Pro
looks cool too, though I haven't gone that
far. However, this guy
posted by HyperBlue
on Jan 30, 2005 -
is a film community/bulletin board. In addition to forums for new films (released and rumored), stuff on DVD, and tech goodies for filmmakers, they've got director forums for Wes and PT Anderson, Scorsese, Lynch, the Coens, Soderbergh and many others.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy
on Dec 27, 2004 -
Anti-Kerry Film Producer Accused of Libel
A Vietnam veteran shown in a documentary criticizing Sen. John Kerry (news - web sites)'s anti-war activities filed a libel lawsuit against the movie's producer Monday, saying the film falsely calls the veteran a fraud and a liar.
Kenneth J. Campbell, now a professor at the University of Delaware, said in the suit that "Stolen Honor: Wounds That Never Heal" combines footage of him appearing at a 1971 war protest with narration that claims that many of the supposed veterans who took part in the event were later "discovered as frauds" who "never set foot on the battlefield, or left the comfort of the States, or even served in uniform."
posted by Postroad
on Oct 18, 2004 -
With the DVD of Walking Tall
hitting stores today, it might be nice to read the legend of the real sheriff Buford Pusser
, six-feet and six-inches of Alabaman, two-by-four wielding, vigilante justice. Actually, it's not the first time this story's been told. The 1973 version of Walking Tall
is now considered a classic (in some circles).
What's cool is that Alabama-bred country rockers Drive By Truckers
have devoted not one
, but two
songs on their new album The Dirty South
to debunking the myths surrounding this folk hero
posted by UncleDave
on Sep 27, 2004 -
The evocation of dystopian space with contemporary settings. One of the many challenges faced by directors of low- or no-budget SF films is the convincing depiction of futuristic space, especially where it needs to appear oppressive or totalising. What are you to do, when you lack the wherewithal
to create elaborate sets
, and even the cheesiest CGI
is well out of reach?
You use extant buildings and artifacts, and you crop carefully. But which ones? Frank Lloyd Wright's Marin County Civic Center appears particularly popular in this context: here it is
, and here
- the latter a film which also featured the Citroen DS
and Studi Avanti
to precisely evocative effect. (What's so sinister about this poor building? In real life it's stunningly pretty
Jean-Luc Godard had a field day
, with the anomic architecture of mid-60s, high modernist Paris, and again with the same sorts of mainframe installations
Lucas relied so heavily upon in THX
. Even (cough) Logan's Run
found low-rent dystopia in various Dallas and Fort Worth settings, here Fort Worth's Water Gardens
Maybe the poor Marin Center's a bit played out, huh? As an aid to future directors, then, let me ask you: What are some dystopic settings near you?
posted by adamgreenfield
on Sep 27, 2004 -
After swearing off his (five-part) "Jersey Trilogy" forever with the release of Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
in 2001, Kevin Smith (already busy with Fletch Won
and The Green Hornet
that View Askew
is preparing a Clerks
sequel, entitled Clerks 2: The Passion of the Clerks
. The movie "is about what happens when that lazy, 20-something malaise lasts into your 30s."
Since many of us were among those the "lazy 20-somethings" that launched Smith's career, this raises a few questions, most of which are inside
. The simple one, though, is this: Is anyone still buying what he's selling? For what it's worth, I am.
posted by Sinner
on Sep 1, 2004 -
Grayson, the movie that doesn't exist.
John Fiorella and Gabe Sabloff have managed to create the most exciting film trailer I've seen in years. The only catch? It's for a movie that might never be made.
Apparently, the two worked weekends for 18 months, creating storyboards, acting, directing, shooting, and editing a gorgeous short film designed to pique interest in a movie about what happens after Batman dies and Wonder Woman and Superman go to work for the enemy. It's a professional-looking and well-edited piece of work (that anamorphic lens pays incredible dividends for them) that somehow manages to come in at a budget of just under $18,000. Imagine what they could do with 100 times that.
[Go to 'MOVIES' and then 'Grayson'. The full trailer is long but worth every second of download time, as is the 'Grayson- Pieces of the Puzzle' short. Also, the film files are mirrored here
posted by yellowcandy
on Aug 25, 2004 -
is a documentary about Oscar nominee/animator Ryan Larkin, who now panhandles on the streets of Montreal. A preview clip is at the far right of the photo gallery.
posted by disgruntled
on Jun 4, 2004 -
-- the notoriously schlocky independent studio that brought you such fare as Invasion USA
, Masters of the Universe
, and the Sylvester Stallone arm-wrestling movie Over the Top
-- now have a fan-made blog devoted to their impossibly awful (yet addictive) movies. Your hosts Ink Syndicate
give an informative and amusing history
of Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus's peerless cinematic empire. Unknown Films
provide an employee's-eye-view, interviewing Cannon advertising guy Jim Berteges
posted by pxe2000
on Apr 14, 2004 -
Jesse Friedman's Web Site
from the incredibly powerful and amazing documentary Capturing the Friedmans
. A "documentary on the Friedmans, a seemingly typical, upper-middle-class Jewish family whose world is instantly transformed when the father and his youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes." When watching the film from start to finish I went back and forth on their guilt or innocence and when the film was over I'm still not sure. In the time of the mass media hysteria and questionable police tactics what would you have done?
posted by suprfli
on Mar 26, 2004 -