This week we have Cloud Atlas, Dexter: The Seventh Season and MythBusters: Collection 9 as the must have’s!
Love Actually image: © 2003 Universal Studios. || This Chick’s Flicks logo: © 2012 Kristal Bailey. Some people celebrate Christmas Day with family, friends, and presents under a tree. Others, like me, celebrate with a trip to the movies and dinner in Chinatown. Regardless of how you spend the day
Sometimes movies show nothing but people running around with guns and car chases. Sometimes they are about much more, and can inspire us and make us take a look at life as a journey. Cloud Atlas manages to do both: a beautiful film that explores the human experience and existentialism through history, action sequences,
Each month I pick movies that are the must-see, cream of the crop. They’ll either be films coming out in theaters that week or something on Netflix I think that’s worth the watch. The top four films for the month will be ones that have the a lot of buzz,
This week there are plenty of films to buy including lots of seasons for different TV shows! I’d say Think Like a Man and The Lucky One are probably the biggest releases this week. As for television, Sons of Anarchy and Boardwalk Empire are the most buzzed about. Here’s a
The Venice Film Festival, which we discussed last week, might give way to some Oscar contenders, but the Toronto International Film Festival is where the awards season really begins. After all, the last five Picture winners played at the fest. If that trend continues, one hoping to find this year’s eventual
Images for the upcoming film Cloud Atlas which is directed by Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer and Andy Wachowski has been released along with a first look at the movie! According to Screen Rant (where you can also find all the images), the David Mitchell prize-winning novel turned film cost more than
Future criminals pay attention, this week Video Vault stakes out Woody Allen‘s 2000 crime-comedy Small Time Crooks. This is a very simple and fun movie that I have always enjoyed, but nobody else seems to have seen. Allegedly, it is a remake of 1942’s Larceny, Inc., but Allen has never
Damon Gough’s Being Flynn score is well crafted, thoughtful but unfortunately a bit flat. It’s a job well done, but within self-imposed constraints. I think the limitations we place on ourselves are the most difficult to overcome. It seems Gough approached the project with a very specific idea of what a music score is, and what its attributes should be. Badly Drawn Boy does a great job of reviving retro influences that are worth exploring. He appropriates with skill, and spits out extremely pleasant arrangements. His musicianship is uncontested. But, there is little incentive to seek out the compositions from the Being Flynn score outside the theatre. The music’s role in this case is restricted to being complementary to the film.