For the longest time I have wanted to program a monthly film series. I got kinda close with Channel 801, the short film showcase I did with Jamie Maxfield and Andrew Jensen at Brewvies in SLC, Utah, until the venue became too difficult to work with.
What I think would be very cool to do, is a monthly Dream Double Feature – program two movies back to back that are related in theme, or plot, or location, etc. Here are my first 10 suggestions for something like that, which were originally posted on my Twitter feed. Continue reading
I think these six tweets from opening day pretty much sum up all of my thoughts on the movie The Dark Knight Rises.
(Originally posted on i-Pocalypse.com on 9-22-07)
It is funny how the Flaming Lips just kind of snuck up on me. I had never heard of them until the release of Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots in 2001, and even then I only came across them on accident when the album was being streamed online by AOL in pre-release. The title completely caught me off guard and made me smile, which isn’t always an easy thing to do. And really, that in a nutshell has pretty much been my whole experiences with the band ever since – continually doing something that catches me off guard and makes me smile. I think I connect mostly with their music for their alternately goofy and wise lyrics and for their seemingly endlessly restless searching nature. And now I am a fan – as big a fan as I can be of anything, anyway…
(This is an i-Pocalypse flashback to a review posted on an earlier version of the website in June of 2001.)
Directed by wunderkind director Michael Bay (Armageddon), from a screenplay by Randall Wallace (Braveheart), Pearl Harbor is three hours of soft focus, earth tones and high octane CGI. It is loosely based on the true story of a big battle and the lives of some little people. Sometime in the 1900’s, which would be in the 20th century (I understand the math in that equation, but I still find it strange), there was a big war. This big war happened after an earlier big war, but before two smaller more politically incorrect wars (this of course does not include countless other wars that get little to no marketing attention from Hollywood).