Monday, February 28, 2011

Oscar Thoughts


The Oscars for films released during the year 2010 was probably one of the more WTF?! broadcasts in the history of the Academy Awards. It was a blatant attempt to appeal to the MTV Movie Awards viewership while employing writers and producers who may be too old and/or out of touch to pander to this demographic. Okay so we got James Franco and Anne Hathaway as hosts. Other than the youthful, eye-candy aspects motivating this decision, why else on earth would anybody with half to no creative brain whatsoever think this would be a good idea? All the jokes landed flat. Irrelevant, nonsensical “skits” only worsened the experience (the rap-musical takes on some of last year’s releases?! If ANYONE thought this was funny, those people here and now deserve to not only sit through last night’s broadcast several times in a row, but will have to endure multiple viewings of Hugh Jackman’s “THE MUSICAL IS BACK!” debacle of two years past. And speaking of Jackman… WTF was with that musical bit performed by Hathaway? What the hell did THAT have do with ANYTHING?!).

Friday, February 25, 2011

THE PLAYER'S CLUB (1998)



Written & Directed By: Ice Cube
Cinematography By: Malik Hassan Sayeed
Editor: Suzanne Hines

CAST: Lisa Raye, Bernie Mac, Chrystale Wilson, Adele Givens, A.J. Johnson, Michael Clarke Duncan, Monica Calhoun, Master P, Ice Cube, Jamie Foxx, Big Boy, Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Terrence Howard, John Amos, Faizon Love, Luther Campbell, Charlie Murphy, Dick Anthony Williams,


A LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT (1962)



Directed By: Sidney Lumet
Written By: Eugene O'Neil
Cinematography By: Boris Kaufman
Editor: Ralph Rosenblum

CAST: Katherine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson, Dean Stockwell, Jason Robarbs

KNIGHT & DAY (2010)




Directed By: James Mangold
Written By: Patrick O'Neill
Cinematography by: Phedon Papamichael
Editor: Quincy Z. Gunderson & Michael McCusky

CAST: Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarasgard, Paul Dano, Viola Davis, Marc Blucas, Dale Dye, Jordi Molla, Maggie Grace, Cecila Weston


LEGENDARY (2010)




Directed By: Mel Daminski
Written By: John Posey
Cinematography By: Kenneth Zunder
Editor: Mitchel Stanley

Cast: Devon Graye, Courtney J. Clark John Cena, Danny Glover, Patricia Clarkson


Thursday, February 24, 2011

RED (2010)



Directed By: Robert Schwentke
Written By: Eric Hoeber & Jon Hoeber
Based on the Graphic novel By: Warren Ellis & Cully Hammer
Cinematography By: Florian Ballhaus
Editor: Thom Noble

Cast: Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Karl Urban, Mary Louise Parker, James Remar, Rebecca Pidgeon, Ernest Borgnine, Brian Cox, Richard Dreyfus, Julian McMahon,


Thursday, February 17, 2011

JUNO (2007)


Directed By: Jason Reitman
Written By: Diablo Cody
Cinematography: Eric Steelberg
Editor: Dana E. Glauberman
Costume Design: Monique Prudhomme
Casting: Kara Lipson & Mindy Marin
Production Design: Steve Saklad
Art Direction: Michael Diner & Catherine Schroer

Cast: Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Olivia Thirlby, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, J.K. Simmons, Alison Janney, Rainn Wilson, Daniel Clark, Emily Perkins, Steven Christopher Parker,


BREACH (2007)


Starring: Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillipe, Kathleen Quinlan, Laura Linney, Dennis Haysbert, Caroline Dhavernas, Bruce Davison, Gary Cole

Directed By: Billy Ray
Written By: Adam Mazar & William Rothco & Billy Ray
Director Of Photography: Tak Fujimoto


PRICELESS (2006)


Cast: Audrey Tatou, Gad Elmaleh, Marie-Christine Adam

Directed By: Pierre Salvadori
Written By: Benoit Graffin & Pierre Salvadori
Cinematography By: Gilles Henry
Edited By: Isabelle Devinck


THE BOYS IN THE BAND (1970)


Directed By: William Friedkin
Written By: Matt Crowley
Cinematography By: Arthur J. Ornitz
Production Designer: John Robert Lloyd
Set Decoration: Phillip Smith
Costume Design By: W. Robert La Vine
Editor: Gerald B. Greenberg & Carl Lerner

Cast: Cliff Gorman, Kenneth Nelson, Peter White, Rueben Greene, Frederick Combs, Keith Prentice, Robert La Tourneaux, Laurence Luckinbill,


BE KIND REWIND (2008)


Written & Directed By: Michel Gondry
Cinematography By: Ellen Kuras
Editor: Jeff Buchanan
Production Designer: Dan Leigh
Art Direction: James Donahue

Cast: Jack Black, Mos Def, Melonie Diaz, Danny Glover, Mia Farrow, Paul Dinello, Sigourney Weaver, Arjay Smith, Marcus Carl Franklin


ILLEGAL TENDER (2007)


Cast: Rick Gonzalez, Zulay Henao, Dania Ramirez, Wanda De Jesus, Delilah Cotto, Tego Calderon

Written & Directed By: Franc Reyes
Cinematography By: Frank Byers
Edited By: Tony Ciccone
Production Design By: Keith Brian Burns
Costume Design By: Rahimah Yoba


TWISTER (1996)


Starring: Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, Jami Gertz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Alan Ruck, Cary Elwes, Abraham Benrubi, Lois Smith, Todd Field, Jeremy Davies, Joey Slotnick

Directed By: Jan DeBont
Written By: Michael Crichton & Anne-Marie Martin
Director Of Photography: Jack N. Green
Edited By: Michael Kahn

Monday, February 7, 2011

SLEEPERS (1996)


Directed By: Barry Levinson
Written By: Barry Levinson
Based On the Book By: Lorenzo Carcaterra
Cinematography By: Michael Ballhaus
Editor: Stu Linder

Cast: Brad Pitt, Jason Patric, Ron Eldard, Billy Crudup, Robert DeNiro, Dustin Hoffman, Minnie Driver, Brad Renfro, Kevin Bacon, Eugene Byrd, Dash Mihok, Wendell Pierce, Terry Kinney, John Slattery, Aida Turturro, James Pickens Jr., Bruno kirby, Vittorio Gassman


RABBIT HOLE (2010)


Directed By: John Cameron Mitchell
Written By: David Lindsey-Abaire
Cinematography By: Frank G. Demarco
Editor: Joe Klotz

Cast: Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Sandra Oh, Diane Wiest, Giancarlo Esposito, Tammy Blanchard, Jon Tenney


WENDY AND LUCY (2008)


Directed By: Kelly Reichardt
Written By: Kelly Reichardt & Jon Raymond
Based on the Short Story “Night Choir” by Jon Raymond
Cinematography By: Sam Levy
Editor: Kelly Reichardt

Cast: Michelle Williams, Larry Fessenden, Will Patton, Will Oldham, Wally Delton


I AM LOVE (2009)


Directed By: Luca Guadagnino
Written By: Luca Guadagnino, Barbara Alberti, Ivan Cotroneo & Walter Fasano
Cinematography By: Yorick Le Seux
Editor: Walter Fasano

Cast: Tilda Swinton


CASINO JACK (2010)


Directed By: George Hickenlooper
Written By: Norman Snider
Cinematography By: Adam Swica
Editor: William Steinkamp

Cast: Kevin Spacey, Jon Lovitz, Barry Pepper, Kelly Preston, Maury Chaykin, Graham Greene