Sunday, 25 December 2011

The How About Project Finale

This project was a failure. I think only two other people took part in it. But I stuck it out because I'm the kind of person who finishes everything he starts, or at least I try to. This final top 6 (2 x top 3) is nothing but a list of great pre-80s films that I haven't yet recommended but would like to.

I'll leave it all posted for a while, to trick myself into believing that someone might appreciate stumbling upon something here and give this past year of blogs a sliver of purpose. If you did read this blog, thanks.

I'm considering moving the whole thing over to a Facebook page since that seems to be where everybody is these days. I just can't help thinking I'll be wasting my time though. I'm considering it.

Apart from the following list, this is my final sentence on this blog. So how about you check out these babies:

12 Angry Men
Harold and Maude
The Poseidon Adventure
Army of Shadows
El Topo


Friday, 23 December 2011

TRAILER: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit? Never heard of it. Just thought it looked interesting and didn't want it to be ignored or anything.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

TRAILER: Prometheus

I may actually geek out too hard next summer and hurt myself. Ridley Scott returns. Check this out:

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

TRAILER: This Must Be the Place

A non-blockbuster to look forward to in 2012? Something very unexpected in a what-the-heck, awesome kind of way? How about this:

Monday, 19 December 2011

TRAILER: The Dark Knight Rises

This is my third most highly anticipated film of 2012 and I'm dying to know how they've planned to surpass the previous film and Ledger's performance. Something tells me there are only hints here:

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

The How About Project Part 24 (of 26)

Twist my arm.

To prove I'm no Scrooge, here a few lesser known pre-80s Christmas films that may be worth checking out:

3: The Cheaters (1945)
2: Holiday Affair (1949)
1: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)

You'll need a top-up after A Christmas Story and Rare Exports anyway, both of which should be on your annual holiday-movies-that-need-to-be-seen list.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Scorsese's Adventure

I am really looking forward to seeing Hugo. Partly because a children's film -- not to mention 3D -- is something that Scorsese has never done til now. Partly because it looks incredible. Word of mouth thus far is excellent.

And this, is how you sell 3D to those of us who couldn't care less about it:

Friday, 18 November 2011

Trailer: Brave

I can't help but think there must be more to this film than what this trailer lets on. It looks great -- Pixar-perfect -- but it seems to be lacking something.

I remain hopeful. I have faith. This is Pixar after all.

Saturday, 12 November 2011


These are my ten favourite television shows at the moment. Some of them are between seasons while others are currently airing episodes that are actually better than a lot of contemporary cinema. Only 10% of this list is of the "reality" variety:

Boardwalk Empire
Game of Thrones
True Blood
The Walking Dead
Mad Men
Have I Got News For You
Life's Too Short

4 of them are courtesy of Home Box Office, bringing some serious production value to the output. Most of these star actors more recognised for their film work. And more than a few of them are produced by big name Hollywood directors, incl. Frank Darabont, Martin Scorsese, J J Abrams, and Gus Van Sant.

I guess my point is, TV is finally improving. The standards have been raised thanks to cinema it seems. And its about time.

Any other TV shows you think we should watch?