Cloverfield is a great movie because a bunch of whiny self-absorbed twenty-something New York hipsters that live in apartments no one can afford all die. For those of you working on your term papers dealing with film deconstruction and plot subtext for your Understanding Film class, let me break it down for you. The whiny hipsters all represent whiny hipsters we hate. The monster is metaphor for a giant monster, and the shallow asshole good looking people all die because they should.
Take a test to see which presidential candidate would be the best next President of the USA for the issues you care about. My results? Sadly (and predictably), I got Dennis Kucinich, now withdrawn from the race. Obama and Clinton came a distant, equal second.
Anche io ho avuto nettamente primo Kucinich, poi Clinton, poi ancora Obama. Però Obama era una guardia mancina ai tempi del liceo proprio come me.
“I often wonder whether the appeal of this and other 80s films like Escape from New York is merely nostalgia, or whether these films genuinely had something lacking in The Matrix, Lord of the Rings and more recent action fare? It can’t be entirely nostalgia, since the former films were released when I was three years old, and I didn’t actually see them until the 90s; but by then they had informed and influenced a lot of things I thought cool as a child. But I still think these films had a kind of artistic quality and integrity lacking in most present-day action fare. Whatever you think of Miller, Carpenter and Paul Verhoeven, or even George Lucas (whose films I dislike) and James Cameron (whose films I loathe), they were filmmakers with vision. They wanted to create new and distinctive film experiences; they were immersed in film history, in sci-fi novels, comics or whatever, but they weren’t content merely to rip off existing tropes, they weren’t mere fanboys. They invested what they did with something original and personal. They didn’t turn out second-hand product, like Peter Jackson or the makers of today’s innumerable superhero movies. They didn’t imitate comics and computer games; they influenced them.”—Stephen Bond on Mad Max 2
“The hard math of Sundance
films submitted: 3624
films to be screened: 121
truly indie films likely to be picked up for significant theatrical distribution that didn’t already have it going in: my guess, 1-3”—Mike Curtis
“B: the only black person in juno is someone in the abortion clinic. no alias chick for her, i guess. i had to watch the end of the departed just to cleanse my palette after seeing that.
that diablo cody is the marsha to my jan
for no reason.
i’m gonna keep talking until you chime in.”—Freedarko live blogs are the shit.
“El caso alarmante de las basuras de Nápoles, donde los vertederos rebosan y no hay incineradores modernos, es una metáfora adecuada de la Italia de hoy, un país donde el Estado abdica con frecuencia de su función de procurar el bienestar ciudadano y soluciones a los problemas graves.”—Metáfora de Nápoles - ElPaís.com