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Tin Foiled

Buddy Ebsen was going to play the Tin Man in the 1939 version of The Wizard of Oz

tinman buddy

BUT

buddy tinman

his skin didn’t take kindly to the aluminum dust make-up, and he was hospitalized for 2 weeks!!!

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and then he wasn’t the Tin Man no mo!

 

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That’s So Craven

Peace The Forks Out

to

A Million Ways To Die
In The Wes

wes craven

wes scream

wes nightmare

&

Mr Giant MNF Kathie Lee

gifford cape

&

Chocolate Thunder

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dawkins

&

Batgirl

bat girl

&

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he was about What’s Happening With Sanford & Son, Divorce American Style

Bond, Julian Bond

Bob Dylan’s producer

Awakenings no mo

Wrangler Jane

mister Mr Coffee

mr coffee

Marines’ First Black Aviator and General

Dust Lady

first lady of the Khmer Rouge

made a Killing with Kubrick

first African-American Jean Valjean

he trained horses

The Islander

al albour

activist beaten on Selma bridge

he rode for freedom

Mrs Marlon Brando the I

Disney historian

some actor

some other actor

Uggie

Chris Evert’s dad

some British actor

some other British actor

he told Chicago the weather

Maryland Batman

and

Robert ‘Bob’ Farrell

farrels

father of Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour

AKA MY FAVORITE ICE CREAM PARLOUR EVER!!!!

there was no butter place to go for fun and magical and giant birthday desserts, loud noises, giant jawbreakers and other goody godly sugar excellentness!!  

sadly they closed up shop on the East Coast eons ago, but still live on today in a few West Coast and Hawaiian locations.  It’s one of the only reasons I want to return to Los Angeles

farrells candy

thank you Bob!

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Ritchie Poormanie

Mistress America
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr-Wigging Out (Not In A Good way)
Official Website | Trailers & Mo
R | 84 min

and

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
The Mod Squandered
Official Website | Trailers & Mo
PG-13 | 116 min

Noah Baumbach and Guy Ritchie have nothing in common, cept they both direct films, and both were born in September (one yearish a part).  Other than that, I happen to see both of their latest cinematic adventures within a week of each other.  But their movies DO have something in common – both were nice tries, but kinda more of the same, but basically near misses, that were kinda enjoyable.  Knowwhatttamean?

uncle man

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is based off of a TV show that you’ve never seen (and neither of I), but it’s essentially a Guy Ritchie Sherlock Holmes movie, set in the mod 60s.  It looks cool, zooms right along, but wasn’t much of anything.  But it did have an American playing a Russian, a Brit playing an American and a Swede playing a German!  What doesn’t make sense is how Ritchie used to make dumb fun movies, but with wit and bite.  U.N.C.L.E. had a look, but no wit or bite.  It didn’t have me crying U.N.C.L.E., but letz juss say I’m not camping out for a #2

Btw, I think I’d go gay for Henry Cavill.  I’ve been all in since I saw him on The Tudors, but now, more than EVER!!

mistress america

Noah Baumbach had previously done the impossible – he made the unwatchable Greta Gerwig watchable!!!  See Frances Ha… for more than juss laughs (HA!)!  A second helping of GG and Baumbach has gotta work the same mojo magic again, right?  You’d think, and while watching their Mistress America it kinda feels like it’s working, but in the end, it felt more like a misstepped Mistress!  Nothing felt natural – especially the acting – and none of the characters were all that likable, although I did like meeting Lola Kirke, who seems to be 1202102301320 times more talented than her sister, as seen on Girls.  I really tried and tried to like this movie.  I DID. I want Baumbach to be our new Woody Allen, spewing out New York stories that I want to dive into, but not so fast there buddy.  We’re edging back to reality – where Greta Gerwig is unwatchable.  Still, I’d camp out for what the two do next… as long as she’s watchable

Verdictgo: juss cause I kinda liked both movies, doesn’t mean they’re great movies, so… Sum Merit But No Stinkin Badges

The Mistress From U.N.C.L.E. are both playing at a theater near jews

and until next thyme the balcony is clothed…

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Barely-n Monroe

Clifton Webb as a baby-sitter indulging with two women in scene from film "Sitting Pretty."

Clifton Webb as a baby-sitter indulging with two women in scene from film "Sitting Pretty."

Clifton Webb as a baby-sitter indulging with two women in scene from film "Sitting Pretty."

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unpuiblished LIFE magazine photos of a then-unknown actress Marilyn Monroe, 21, with Clifton Webb and Laurette Luez on the set of the 1948 comedy, Sitting Pretty

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Bass Ackwards

dude, you know Saul Bass is a graphical genius.  I’ve told you many times

dude also made some wicked awesome movie shorts, which were SOOOO wicked awesome!!!!

and in his lifetime, he made ONE feature film – Phase IV.  it didn’t do so hot with critics & moneywise at the box office, so there was no film two, but that ONE film, which I saw last nite, is equal parts BLAMMMMMMMMAZING, creepy jeepeys, crazed, and MSTK worthy material

peep thiz Zardozesque trailer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and look at all this & that that is in this movie.  IT’S INSANITY!!!

phas iv pillars

there are like Star Wars arcade game / Easter Island pillar things!!!

phas iv pillar2

and blue gas smoke!!!

PHAS IV BLUE

and yellow gas smoke!!!

phas iv yellow

and ants with brains that want to unite and take over earth or something!!!

antz phase iv

and way too many ant close-ups that are WAY too close-up for comfort

ant

and way too close to people’s eyes

ant eye    

and like shiny diamond things that shine on!!!

phase 4 diamonds

and gross $hit!!!

ant crush

and like crazy 70s acid cinema stuff

dissolve phase 4

like some super trippy funked assed sh!t!!!!!!!!!!

sun phase iv

and some of dis!!!!!!!!

phase iv 114

BLESS YOU SAUL BASS!!!!!!!!!

directed by saul bass

sorry the sun set on your filmmaking career after your ambitious, perhaps biting off more than it could chew one feature!!

and there was even an alternate ending to the movie, so ludicrously delicious, that no studio in their right mind would let it be the actual ending, and so, that there studio did NOT indeed let that be the ending, but lemme tell you, this ending is the greatest, mos mind-bendingiest ending of a movie (maybe possibly probably) EVER!!!!!!!!!!!

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