"Follow Stanley Kubrick as he creates his savage and brilliant Vietnam film, hewing closely to the theme that dominated his creative life for four decades. The duality of human nature. Poised between good and evil, mankind was, in Kubrick's view, a complex creature equally capable of unspeakable savagery and heart-melting tenderness. Full Metal Jacket would make his case in vivid, blood-soaked Technicolor. Through interviews with Kubrick's collaborators and cast members, including Vincent D'Onofrio, Lee Ermey and Adam Baldwin, this documentary reveals how Kubrick's brilliant visual sense, astute knowledge of human nature, and unique perspective on the duality of man came together to make Full Metal Jacket an unforgettable cinematic experience, taking its place in his war trilogy alongside cinematic landmarks Fear and Desire and Paths of Glory." -imdb.com
Tuesday, Mar 31st 2015 (12:07am)
The Onion's AV Club does a stellar retrospective on UHF with interviews from most of the cast and some very entertaining insight on what it was like to make that movie at that time in history. A long but wonderful read.
You could invest nine hours or so into watching the The Hobbit movies (after waiting for the last one to be released in December), or you could watch the condensed version in this stop-motion LEGO video from BrotherhoodWorkshop.
A dud at the box office when it opened 20 years ago this week, The Shawshank Redemption now perenially tops IMDb’s favorite-movies list—the ultimate in “guy cry” cinema. A story of studio maneuvering, big paychecks deferred, and well-earned roof suds.
Thursday, Sep 25th 2014 (12:02am)
Donna Dickens (who I normally can't stand because she hyper-feminizes all over Star Wars) fleshes out an amusing interpretation of Jurassic Park from the velociraptors' perspective based upon a nekoama doodle.
Monday, Jul 28th 2014 (12:00am)
In 1973 a ragtag group of Texans scrounged up $60,000 and created a film so violent and visionary that it shocked the world. But if you thought The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was strange, then you haven’t heard the story of how it got made.
Dr. Tyson has a list and shares his explanation for each of his choices.
Saturday, Jun 7th 2014 (4:23am)
If you're a regular reader of the log here on Mondays, you've no doubt noticed from the Fuckoff Theater posts (now on temporary hiatus) that I loves me some pretty crappy movies. No surprise then, that Paste Magazine's list of the 100 best stinkers contains many personal favorites.
Monday, May 12th 2014 (5:01am)
If you're a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, check out this breakdown of SnakeCharmer's chronological supercut of the movies leading up to The Avengers. Me, I gotta see this.
Thursday, Apr 24th 2014 (12:00am)
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Monday again - you can either go merge back into the rat race, or you can lay around in your underwear eating cereal and watching movies. Today's temptation is Allan Arkush's Get Crazy, a damn-the-man comedy about saving a musical venue with a star-studded cast including Malcolm McDowell as a thinly-veiled Mick Jagger, Ed Begley Jr, Daniel Stern, and the late great Lou Reed as a thinly-veiled Lou Reed.
Monday, Apr 14th 2014 (12:02am)
Another Monday, another choice: to go merge back into the rat race or to stay at home watching movies. Today's enticement to the lazy side is Demian Lichtenstein's 3000 Miles to Graceland, a story of a Vegas casino robbery gone horribly awry. Stars Kevin Costner, Kurt Russell, Christian Slater, and David Arquette... all as Elvis.
Monday, Mar 24th 2014 (5:11am)
Another Monday, another decision - to go into work and earn the mortgage or to lay around in your robe and watch movies all day. To help you choose, today's offering is Russ Meyer's ode to the violence in women, Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! - the tale of hard-driving go-go dancers and the consequences of crossing their paths. Stars the incomparable Tura Satana as the iconic Varla, Haji, Lori Williams, and Stuart Lancaster as the old man.
Monday, Mar 17th 2014 (12:01am)
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Monday! Gonna go to work, or lay around all day watching movies? If you've opted for the latter, today's offering is Sally Potter's beautifully bizarre adaptation of Virgina Woolfe's Orlando, the tale of an English nobleman who is seemingly immortal and generally ambiguous about his gender. Stars Billy Zane, Quentin Crisp, Dudley Sutton, and the always-amazing Tilda Swinton as the titular Orlando.
Monday, Mar 10th 2014 (12:00am)
Monday - do you go to work and pay bills, or blow it all off and watch movies? To help you decide, here's another one of Peter Jackson's earlier masterpieces, 1989's Meet The Feebles - a peek at the seamy underbelly of prime-time puppet variety entertainment. Stars a bunch of people you won't recognize but who cares because PUPPETS FUCKING.
Monday, Mar 3rd 2014 (12:08am)
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