Archive for Thoughts on Film

Terrence Malick Movies

Friday, July 22, 2011 at 11:58 am

Director Terrence Malick once did an uncredited rewrite of Dirty Harry. From what I can tell, that may have been the highlight of his career. Of course, my assessment may seem a bit unfair considering that I’ve only seen one of Malick’s feature films. Not that I have many to choose from, mind you. In [...]

Todd Haynes Movies

Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Films Directed by Todd Haynes I can honestly say that I haven’t seen any of the Todd Haynes movies on this list. In fact, I had forgotten his name until I came across it while searching through a rundown of American directors. I don’t say this to diminish his abilities, but only to illustrate that [...]

John Singleton Movies

Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Films Directed by John Singleton John Singleton exploded over Hollywood like an inner-city atomic bomb, specifically one that looked like Ice Cube and talked like Laurence Fishburne. His debut film, Boyz n the Hood made him the youngest person even nominated for a Best Director Oscar, as well as the first African-American to earn such [...]

George Lucas Movies

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Films from George Lucas George Lucas movies have made the bearded geek a billionaire in spite of himself. While he’s turned out some of the most iconic films in motion picture history, he’s also proven himself to be maddeningly inconsistent. The same guy who wrote the scripts for Star Wars and Indiana Jones also managed [...]

Hard to Find, Rare, & Collectible DVDs, Blu-rays, Films, and Movies

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 10:32 am

I’ve never been too keen on collectible DVDs or hard to find Blu-rays, but I have a friend who’s nuts about the subject. He spends several hours each week scanning the Internet for out-of-print movies that are sure to increase in value over the coming years. And when he’s not doing that, he’s lurking on [...]

2011 MTV Movie Awards – Nominations and Predictions

Friday, May 20, 2011 at 6:01 pm

The 2011 MTV Movie Awards take place on June 5th, and it provides yet another chance for the music video dinosaur to pretend it’s still hip. SNL cast member Jason Sudeikis will serve as the host, and celebs scheduled to act as presenters include Ryan Reynolds, Jesse Eisenberg, Steve Carell, Shia LaBeouf, Danny McBride, Emma Stone, [...]

Online Movies

Monday, May 2, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Movies & TV Shows on the Internet In the old days, people in need of a cinematic fix had to either trek to the movie theatre or visit a brick-and-mortar facility. But advances in technology have changed all that, and now online movies and TV shows can be streamed over your TV or computer, downloaded [...]

Good Movies on AMC

Friday, April 22, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Good Movies on AMC If you have cable television, there’s a strong chance that you’ve seen AMC. They’ve been around since 1984, and they feature a solid line-up of feature films each and every month. AMC is also known for their original programming, turning out such award-winning shows as Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Walking [...]

Good Movies on Epix

Friday, April 22, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Good Movies on Epix Launched in 2009. Epix is a premium television service that’s a joint venture between MGM, Lionsgate, and Viacom. While they do show recent movies, Epix is also known for treating viewers to numerous works from the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s. So no matter what era you grew up in, there’s a [...]

Good Movies on Starz

Friday, April 22, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Good Movies on Starz The Starz movie channel debuted on February 1st, 1994, and they now boast over 18 million subscribers. With the cable rights to films from Walt Disney Studios, Sony, and more, Starz has established itself as one of the most respected places to watch first-run movies and beloved classics. They used to have [...]