August 1, 2003 at 3:51 pm #92205
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That’s what Lou Barlow said in an interview about his appearance in that movie:Quote:You have a cameo in a new film called Laurel Canyon, a kind of music-biz family drama with Frances McDormand playing a mother and record producer. How did that come about?
One of the producers of the movie was a big fan of One Part Lullaby. When they were having their meetings about the soundtrack, he suggested that they approach me about writing songs. I had no interest. I gave them a bunch of instrumentals that I had done before the new Folk Implosion got together, stuff that I wasnâ€™t happy with. They didnâ€™t want any of that.
You purposely gave them material that was lying around on the floor?
Exactly. I didnâ€™t know what else to do. I didnâ€™t want to write anything new for them; I just didnâ€™t want to do it in general. The only time I worked with a movie and enjoyed it was Kids, where I had read the script two months before they had even cast the film. I was made a part of the creative process with Kids, which was great … I just didnâ€™t want to make any new music for [Laurel Canyon]. I was more interested in what the new Folk Implosion were doing, because the movie was happening right when we were getting the new band together. We had just gone into the studio together for the first time and written â€œCreature Of Saltâ€August 18, 2003 at 2:51 pm #92206
…a bunch of movies, being that it is fun to use my new library card and the selection of films is quite good for such a little library. Let’s see, there was Annie Hall, which was quite good and a delight to watch early in the morning while smiles still seem certian. Serendipity was pretty darn well put together for a cheesy romantic comedy. The Pallbearer seemed better than I thought going in, this wasn’t one of my selections, but it ended up in my apartment and so viewing seemed like fun, and all and all it wasn’t a total waste of time. Then there is the Untouchables, supposedly this great Gangster movie. I had never scene it and got ridiculed so bad back in the dishwashing daze that my movie opinions were thrown out based on the fact that I had not yet watched this film. I know Kevin Costner, Kevin Costner is no friend of mine, and the only good movie he has ever been in was Fandango, and maybe Field of Dreams, if you are young and like baseball, or just like baseball, but he has really put out some trash. NOt that the Untouchables was bad, but it wasn’t great in my mind. Sean Connery wasn’t that great, dispite the academy award..he he, trainspotted as otherwise…Oh, Perker was another recent viewing, fun as any John Waters movie has been, lovley to see Baltimore looking so happy…
That’s enough for now…
peaceAugust 29, 2003 at 1:43 pm #92207
…a day off double feature thanks to my library card and my ability to wast what little free time I have nowadaze…First was a second run through "Inventing the Abbotts." I had scene this film when it was release around 97 I think. I was a big Liv Tyler fan at the time and was excited about the film based on the previews and what not. I remember being disappointed many years ago and the other day I felt a bit better and was more into it, but still got cluttered in the quick epic four years in 100 minutes style that leaves little to sink in, but it was fun and smile happenings being that it was really early in the morning and I wasn’t sleeping for some reason. Second was "Spy Game" and action thriller featuring Brad Pitt and Robert Redford. This movie was more entertaining than the romantic sludge I waded in above. The story was interesting and it played out over a day but involved a back story that filled in settled in quite nice. Not a great movie but I’m in it for the entertainment and I was. Robert Redford is a great talent, see Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid if you haven’t yet…September 25, 2003 at 1:09 pm #92208
…a movie for two hours or so waiting for that crazy Flaco song to start up, but alas, Amadeus, is not about a German pop star of the 80’s, but a German pop star of yesteryear, and a quite good one at that.
I can’t believe I hadn’t scene it before but enjoyed the film and all that plus a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast, days off and so am i…October 9, 2003 at 11:14 am #92209
Saw Lost in Translation yesterday…it was great, definitely recommend checking it out :aliensmile:
Bill Murray was amazing, he does a wicked Karaoke Elvis Costello & Roxy Music show Scarlott Johanson was a great side kick for Murray, pretty cool tag team.
Oh yeah, the soundtrack worked well, Kevin Shields, Jesus and Mary Chain…
Thought I was gonna have to do some cpr on the lady in front of me, she just about died laughing when Murray was on the exercise machine…October 17, 2003 at 1:45 pm #92210
…Running Scared. It was the cop/buddy pic featuring Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines. I remember that dang Billy Ocean Video for the theme song that was way popular back in the day, 1988 i believe. But the movie was actually fun. I don’t remember why now, but two nights ago it seemed so perfect words escape me now, but you got to love that Billy OceanOctober 30, 2003 at 1:23 pm #92211
…Dark City and Married to the Mob. When i checked this double feature out i figured there was no way i’d like the latter better. Especially since i had scene Dark City when it was first released on VHS. This second viewing years latter proved discrediting. Maybe it was the widescreen, which I love, but maybe it made this film unbelieveable, even though it is SF and should be taken as is and accepted, I couldn’t swallow it. Sure it looked great but it didn’t work this time. MArried to the Mob is ancored by Dean Stockwell, the other guy form Quantum Leap. he earned an oscar nomination for his work at mob boss Tony somethingorother. Fun movie highlighted by the scoring of David Bryne and the featured song "Bizarre Love Trigangle" by New Order.October 30, 2003 at 4:29 pm #92212
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I don’t know if documentaries belong here, but a saw a truly fantastic one today called cinemania. About people in the us who are addicted to cinema and how this affects their life. If you ever have the chance, see this documentary! Some unforgettable monologues from the people depicted!November 6, 2003 at 1:25 pm #92213
…of course documentaries are welcome. Anything you watch on a screen is fair game. My favorite documentary is When We were Kings. It tells the story of the historic fight between Muhammed Ali and George Forman. I watch it at least once a month. I get chills watching Ali speak his mind and be so kind yet so darn arrogant. Moments and events make the best entertainment. Capturning them is priceless and that film speaks volumes.
Back to the top…Night on Earth and About Schmit. Both were enjoyable. Jack Nicholson is a genius and traveling is on my mind. Night on Earth is a Jim Jirmasim film, sorry for the spelling, he makes a particular breed of films. I’ve watched this bunches because I love Winona Ryder, plus the flight of Roberto Begenini’s sunglasses is histarical.
much fun and thought
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likeaghostNovember 17, 2003 at 1:23 pm #92214
…the Pianist starring that kid that kissed Halley Berry at the Oscars. Just when you think your life is bad you watch a movie that shows you it could be worse. There is so much ugliness in history, seeing it on the screen hurts, there is nothing to do but watch. The ugliness today needs help, butNovember 19, 2003 at 2:44 pm #92215
Watched The Man Without A Past last night, enjoyed every single minute
Set in Finland, about a guy who is hit in the head, comes back from the dead with amnesia & moves on finding love & managing a very cool Salvation Army band…
Great music thru the film, heres a review…Soundtrack :aliensmile:
You can see the trailer Here
They have a trailer at rottentomatoes.com but there are ads
Definitely recommend this film, on my to buy listNovember 27, 2003 at 12:47 am #92216
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I saw most of John Woo’s action movies from when he was back in Hong Kong and WHOA!!! There SO much better then his HollyWood movies like YOU would never believe, yes I know most, if not all of his Hollywood action movies are complete shit.
If you can stand subtitles then I advise any action movie fan to check out
-Bullet in the head
-A better tomorrow 1-3
Those are all great action packed movies. Hard boiled’s last 30 minutes are in a hospital and all hell breaks loose at least 1000 terrorrists are gunned down. Bullet in the head is a war movie without using the main characters as soidlers. But be warned these movies are EXTREMELY VIOLENT super super super violent but Woo seems to throw in great drama with it making you care for most of the characters.November 29, 2003 at 3:56 pm #92217
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I just saw "Dogville", the latest movie by Lars von Trier (a progressive Danish director). the film is built up like a drama on stage, in a very static artificial surrounding, focussing very much on the actors. and with over 3 hours it came out to be very looooong.
although the story was touching, it wasn’t emotionally overwhelming like "Dancer in the Dark" (another Lars von Trier movie, feat. BjÃ¶rk). Of course I fell in love with Nicole Kidman, and I suppose, everyone who sees the movie does the same but when the last chapter was announced, I have to say, that I also thought … finally!
nothing for action lovers (except of the last chapter which contains well enough action for the entire movie )December 2, 2003 at 1:01 pm #92218
I just watched the Simpsons and Homer was attacked by a bear and then i think by many bears including a few from chicago, didn’t catch there numbers, in a dream/nightmarish section. Anyway it was a good eposide. This new season has been top notch in my opinion.December 8, 2003 at 1:44 pm #92219
Finally caught the documentary Guy Maddin: Waiting For Twilight, narrated by Tom Waits Well worth the wait, shame I didn’t check it out earlier, Canadian indie Film Maker, very cool films definitely recommended. Recently did one with Isabella Rossellini, she plays a legless woman who runs/owns a brewery & sponsors a contest to find the saddest song in the world :aliensmile:
shameless promotion of a Canadian…Guy Maddin Films & Bio
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