Well the final bell is about to ring on this back-to-school portion of TBT. . . and. . .I bet at least three of my readers would have never seen this one coming today. I will have to admit I didn't either. I'm not even quite sure what prompted me to seek out this title, … Continue reading TBT: Mean Girls (2004)
Release: Friday, July 18, 2014 (limited) [Theater] I know my refusal to get up out of my seat even after almost three consecutive hours of sitting -- in considerably cramped quarters, I might add -- is pretty weak testament to the fact that Boyhood just may be one of the coolest films this reviewer has had the privilege … Continue reading Boyhood
Hey guys, here is my contribution to the joint blogathon run by Zoe of The Sporadic Chronicles of a Beginner Blogger, and Rob of MovieRob. I chose to review a Hitchcock ‘classic,’ The Man Who Knew Too Much. It may not be viewed as his single most successful film, but now that I’ve watched it I’m happy to report it’s one perhaps seriously overlooked gem. I loved it.
Tom from Digital Shortbread wrote the next review for our Alfred Hitchcock Blogathon. Here are his thoughts on Hitchcock’s remake of his own 1934 movie with the same title – The Man Who Knew Too Much
Thanks Tom for this review!
The Man Who Knew Too Much
First I’d like to give a big shout-out to Miss Zoe of the absolutely fantastic Sporadic Chronicles. . . blog and MovieRob for hosting me during their impressive and ambitious Hitchcock blogathon. Seeing as I wanted to take part in something that would force me to learn something new about cinema, man, did I find the perfect event! I will be hesitant to admit this, but I might as well here: this is only the second Hitchcock film I’ve seen. I guess I should also ask, do I really hafta turn my movie critic card (that I just had laminated!!)…
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I think in order to best encapsulate this week, and the range of emotions that have also been dealt with over the past couple, I will include this excellent montage of photos of Robin throughout his career that has been put together by a personal friend of Steve Oedekerk (the man responsible for one of … Continue reading OCMC: Robin Williams, what a concept. . .
We have reached the end of the voyage, dear friends. Our beloved Captain is due back on shore tomorrow, where he shall drop anchor and bid adieu to us after one fine week of sailing the high seas. I guess I better drop the metaphor before it gets even more confusing. Basically, now that the week where … Continue reading OCMC: Daniel Hillard/Mrs. Doubtfire in Mrs. Doubtfire
"AAAAHHHH!! AHHH!!! . . . . . . AH!" Noises. Robin Williams came equipped with many of them, and in this outrageously fun film from the mid-90s, he's provided an opportunity to tap into that part of him that was more. . . . shall we say, animalistic? As a child who got trapped inside the dangerous … Continue reading OCMC: Alan Parrish in Jumanji
As if this wasn't going to happen you guys. . . This is the perfect combination of fitting in with this month's sort-of-theme (going back to school, woo!) and the ongoing tribute to one of my favorite performers of all time. We now have an opportunity to crack into what many of us probably hold dear to our hearts … Continue reading TBT: Dead Poets Society (1989)
Here we have one of those roles where Robin Williams simultaneously truly impressed me and deeply concerned me. His ability to detach -- as evidenced by this chilling character, a lonely one-hour-photo developer named Seymour "Sy" Parrish -- seemed like a mere eject button he could push ("get me outta here"), an escape route so desperately needed … Continue reading OCMC: Seymour “Sy” Parrish in One Hour Photo
Despite What Dreams May Come possessing a healthy amount of material that tends to bring tears to the eye, here's an ultimately uplifting and sweeping drama that appeals on a more universal level than Bobcat Goldthwait's darkly comic rumination on the nature of the living memorializing those who have passed. For anyone concerned about "what happens after death," this film … Continue reading OCMC: Chris Nielsen in What Dreams May Come
Okay, I believe I've got this week mapped out the way I want. We're going to start with the heavier performances and work our way out of the dark side of things. Like Anakin Skywalker, only trending in the opposite direction. So this little. . .thing that I'm doing. . . .to pay proper tribute to the full … Continue reading OCMC: Lance Clayton in World’s Greatest Dad