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From the Trailer Park — The Green Inferno

I doubt I’ll see this — Roth’s torture pron is not my style, but I do love the summary of the plot…

a group of student activists travel to the Amazon to save a tribe from extinction. When their plane crashes in the jungle, they become food for the very same tribe.

Naive [...]

In It For the Long Take

CineFix has collected a medley of 12 “long takes” they consider the best. The usual suspects are here (as opposed to The Usual Suspects) — it’s a good list. Any list of long takes that doesn’t take into account the ne plus ultra of long takes… “The Russian Ark” is suspect though.

Brain Man

John Wayne Gacy

Part of my faculty duties include teaching law and court-related courses in our graduate Forensic Psychology program. I’ve studied and discussed my fair share of predators, sociopaths, and psychopaths over the years and I find them endlessly fascinating — and often misunderstood by the media establishment which focuses on an exceedingly [...]

From the Trailer Park — The Rover

Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson in a post-apocalyptic revenge flick. It looks good (I guess trailers always do).

From the Trailer Park: X-Men - Days of Future Past

I would like to thank Bryan Singer for using this trailer to confirm his vision for “Days of Future Past” shares little more than a name with the two issues of “The Uncanny X-Men” which inspired this movie. I can now go into the theatre next month and expect to be entertained as much as [...]

Wednesday Open Thread

From the Trailer Park — God’s Pocket

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christina Hendricks(!), John Turturro and Richard Jenkins

Last Five Watched

… or what I realized could also be called “Libertarians’ Delight.”

1. Milius — Knew how much I already dig who Spielberg still considers a master raconteur, so I’m torn between two highly charged emotions after watching: do I love Red Dawn all the more since it so viscerally pissed off (and continues to this [...]

R.I.P. — Mickey Rooney

Hollywood great Mickaey Rooney has died at age 93. From Variety:

Mickey Rooney, the pint-sized actor who was one of MGM’s giant box office attractions in the late ’30s and early ’40s, has died, sources confirm. He was 93.

As adept at comedy as drama and an excellent singer and dancer, Rooney was regarded [...]

3D Weekend Five: Dining Out at the Movies

Celeb chef (and all-around tough guy)Anthony Bourdain was TCM’s Guest Programmer for March.  No surprise, his theme of choice was Food & Cinema.

Pick movies, or scenes from movies, that featured a memorable breakfast/lunch/dinner, cooking experience, or some dining al fresco.  This is dedicated to all the 3D foodies out there, especially Matt H.

5. [...]