Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tuesday Links and Other Stuff #35

What I'm watching tonight...

I don't know why suppliers think it is okay to just release a whole lot of movies on the week before the holidays. Okay, I get why they do that, but it isn't very helpful when there's six movies that I want to see but I can only manage three on a Tuesday night. I caught The Pirates! Band of Misfits yesterday (very cool), and I'll be catching Dark Shadows, The Five-Year Engagement and Mirror Mirror tonight. Hick and Jeff Who Lives at Home shall have to wait until next week. I mean, it is already dodgy that I'm watching three movies tonight because I have so much school work to catch up on, and I'm extremely sick at the moment. Ah well, I do a little too much for my own good.

Video of the week...

So this trailer for Mama happened. It has Jessica Chastain with black hair and looking bad ass. Enough said.

Jess at Reel Insight quite liked W.E., and managed not to compare any component of the film to Spanx. Seriously, how my brain works is beyond me.

Somehow, by either drugs, coffee or no sleep, Ryan has managed to post every day for 1000 days. 1000 days. Jeekies.

Alex, probably the list master, has a list of the ten best films about addiction. I love films about addiction myself, so it was nice to see such a complex, interesting list.

The amazing Bonjour Tristesse has just celebrated their second year of being open for business. Go send them some congratulations!

Asrap offers up a pretty good review of Dredd, which I'm totally looking forward to (apart from the fact that it is an R18 here, sadface).

Mettel Ray just watched My Neighbour Totoro, and like me, thought it was just the cutest thing.

Andy reviews Looper, which is probably going to be the highlight of my school holidays.

Courtney reviews Frances Ha over at Anomalous Material, which definitely helped in making me more excited for this film.

Final word...
What's your favourite modern movie shot in black-and-white?


  1. A modern black and white film that stands out to me is Rumblefish. I haven't seen it for many years, but I remember it used to be my number 1 movie for years.

    Wings of Desire is mostly in black and white, but has some color in it so I guess it doesn't count. But I want to throw in a word for it nevertheless.

    1. Rumblefish is one film that I really want to see. Must seek it out.

      Wings of Desire is also another film I really want to see! Thanks for reminding me of how forgetful I am, haha!

  2. Thanks Stevee, you are awesome!

    I'll second Jessica's recommendation of Wings of Desire. Following close behind are The White Ribbon, La Haine, and Man Bites Dog.

    1. You're more than welcome!

      I will definitely check out those films, too. They've been on my list for far too long.

  3. Probably Control and Schindler's List. And Coffee and Cigarettes is adorbs.

  4. Do you only get to see movies on Tuesdays? What about weekends?

    Other than Schindler's List, I'll go for Ed Wood for the modern movie in black and white. I wanted to make a joke about Michael Jackson's This Is It, but realized that was kinda off-colour humour. Pun intended.

    Thanks for the link. Has R18 really ever stopped you?

    1. Haha, no. Tuesday is the day before all the movies come out on DVD, so working at a DVD store, I get them out for free. Watching them all of Tuesdays is a good way of keeping a track on all of them, but not if there's heaps :/

      Hahahahahahahaha. No wait, I'm not going to laugh at that joke. No yes I am.

      No, R18 does not stop me. Apart from at the cinemas. But hey I am 17 so I might just sneak in.

  5. Favorite modern black-and-white movie...Schindler's List, Control and Ed Wood spring to mind.

    1. Control and Ed Wood are two films which I really need to see. Seriously.

  6. Seen as how I am yet to see Schindler's List, I would have to say Werckmeister Harmonies is my favourite modern movie shot in Black and White

  7. For me, it's probably Control and The Man Who Wasn't There.

  8. My favorite modern movie shot in black-and-white is Christopher Nolan's Following, but Werckmeister Harmonies is also worth mentioning.

  9. Please oh please explain why you connect W. E. and spanx

    1. Straight from my review: "Forgive me for the strange comparison, but his score is a lot like Spanx - it smooths out all of the lumps and bumps, but it hurts to know they're there."

  10. Interesting list, can't wait to see what you will think of Jeff,who lives at home, it's been on my To See list for a long time!
    I hope you feel better soon, and 3 movies in one day/night is very good, I wish the patience and mood to do that :)

  11. Hey there, I know I thanked you on Twitter, but thanks so much again for the link here! Glad you liked the list!


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