Monthly Archives: February 2013

It Happened One Night

It Happened One Night is a film directed by Frank Capra.  My initial interest for this film came by recommendation.  This film is adapted from the short story by Samuel Hopkins Adams.

Now, I recommend this film to you.  This film stars Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connelly, Ward Bond, Alan Hale Sr., Roscoe Karns, Jameson Thomas, Arthur Hoyt, Irving Bacon, Blanche Friderici, and William Bailey.  Now you know the cast!

As for the movie, this is what I want to tell you (it’ll arouse your intrigue).  Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert) runs away from her father (Walter Connelly).  Why would she run away from her father?  Hmmm..  Ellie meets Peter (Clark Gable) while on a bus ride to New York.  Peter recognizes Ellie for the runaway daughter of Mr. Andrews (lots of money).  Well now, the plot thickens.

It Happened One Night falls under the romance genre of film.  Again, romance movies were unheard of in my previous movie watching days.  And now, I watch great films (because they’re great!).

That was a personal burn on myself.  Ohhh!

In all seriousness, this film is worth watching.  It’s an emotionally moving work of art: a film such as this one should not be overlooked.

highly recommend watching this film when time allows.

Peace out,


Guns, Girls, and Gambling

Guns, Girls, and Gambling stars Gary Oldman and Christian Slater.  Yeah, I was excited about that too.

Anyways, the story line is about GREEED.  There’s more elements, yes, but the main through-line of this story is about greed.

Another amazing indie film.  It looked solid, and it was more than solid.

There’s also a super hot blonde chick, dressed in all black (really tight black material of some sort), who quotes word for word segments of Edgar Allan Poe’s works.  That’s too sexy: and that’s the way it should be.

Also, some huge roided guy.  He plays a badass Apache (sweet).  Elvis’s, Elvis look-a-likes who look like look-a-likes like them…  Uhm, there is a “girl next door” chick.  All day dude, allll day…

Highly recommend checking this one out on Netflix.


City Lights

City Lights.  Charles Chaplin film!

Let’s see.. This is just a great film.  Once again, the audience is able to feel through the expressions of the face and body what deep emotions are rendered.

This film is about a man (Charles Chaplin) who falls in love with a blind woman (Virginia Cherrill) whom sells flowers on the corner of a street.

This is an amazing film.  There’s not too much else to say.  The bottom line is that this is a silent b & w.  The audience can see and feel such a powerful expression of the core emotions from these actors/actresses.  It’s moving, and yes.. I cried during this film.


Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom.  What actors/actresses can you expect?

Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, Bob Balaban.

What’s this movie about?

Well, the year is 1965.  This story unfolds on a smaller sized island off the coast of New England.

An intelligent teenage boy fights to stay with a teenage girl full of angst.  Beyond all that, this teenage boy struggles against child protection services- he will not go back to them alive!

Whoah, go watch this shit..



I need to post photos up.

Yes, I still love reviewing movies.  However, I want to visually please you as well!

In the meantime, pick up Dead Space 3.  I traded in, nabbed it for free.  It’s pricey (if you pay full freight, expect to be set back around 65 dollars), but honestly, its worth a fun, horrifying game experience.


Thank you Ebert!

Here’s some useful trivia I just found out (and highly recommend)- Robert Ebert has three volumes of “Great Movies“.  Pretty sweet!  Dang, guess what else?!  He also has a book of film.  It’s a beast, but not too expensive (no more than 40 bucks for a hardback) on Amazon.  Upon the mailman drop-off, I will get out the word on this mammoth.


And I will do the Tarantino review on Reservoir Dogs.


Breakfast at Tiffany’s

I’m not too worried about saying this: Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a well told story- honestly, its a great story.  “How is it great?”, you ask..  It’s a Truman Capote short adapted for the screen (same title.  However, there is a major change the main character, Paul Varjak.  In Truman Capote’s short, Paul Varjak is homosexual: in the movie, he’s heterosexual.  Pretty big difference). It’s a bittersweet sort of ending.  Overall, it ends on a positive note, but damn..  I really felt for Audrey Hepburn’s character.  It’s eerie how spot on Hepburn is as Holly Golightly.  George Peppard also does a phenomenal job as Paul Varjak.

Great movie.  Breakfast at Tiffany’s.  Gentleman, if your woman hasn’t seen this film, watch it with her.  It can only do you solid with your lady.


ps… Watching Reservoir Dogs today.  I’ll get at the Tarantino magical movie review once I finish reviewing the above (Reservoir Dogs– there, that should remove any confusion for all).

Employee of the Month

Employee of the Month.  It’s the version with Matt Dillon and Christina Applegate (among other faces you might recognize is Steve Zahn).  Recommend this film?  Yes, I recommend this film.

Some blonde chick with super nice features show up…  And, she does some stuff..  Women, you pussycats you!

It’s a solid indie comedy.  If your not a fan of any of the above mentioned actors, then, well..  Meh, you’ll still enjoy it.  Why?  Because it’s an indie, which means more than likely, themes will be expressed in such ways that major motion production companies would stray away from altogether (unless your Tarantino, then you just kill coyotes and drink their blood while eating peyote, dancing around the many fires ablaze).

Back later with more..