DAY SIX : DECEMBER 24th 2010
This time of the year for me means constant consuming of movie content all day every day. Now those of you who know me might wonder how this differs from my daily life in any way. Regardless I use the holiday lull to catch up on what I may have missed or re watching my favorite classics, mostly on Blu-Ray this year which is a great joy for me. It’s like re living the first viewing of all my favorites and classics alike. I hope everyone is enjoying the Holiday season and able to get into some good movies on your break.
- MOON RISING (2010) director Jose Escamilla – If you’ve even questioned any thing the powers that be tell us. You might find this documentary interesting. On February 25 1994 1.8 million photos were taken of the Moon during the Clementine Mission. Different variations were taken including “Full Colour” photos. This is the first time in human history the Moon is being revealed to you in its’ “Full Natural Colour. Here it is in it’s entirety below. Please enjoy ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC9UmCxYmlg&feature=channel
- THE THING (1982) director John Carpenter – My Number 2 Favorite True Holiday Classic. Carpenter and Russell at the height of their creative prowess together. R. J. MacReady is my favorite anti hero character in any horror/sci fi movie period. This is easily in my top 10 favorite movies as well. Love the effects work, the acting and the whole look and feel of the picture. I long for the good old John Carpenter of yesteryear, constantly hoping we’ll see another “knock out of the park” that The Thing and Escape From New York were for me. A true master of the genre and low budget/high concept film making, and the best remake ever.
- DIE HARD Blu-Ray (1988) director John McTiernan – [dead body drops onto police car hood, hard] McClane:Welcome To The Party Pal!!!. Not hard to see why Bruce Willis is the star he is after watching his first incarnation of Officer John McClane; kick ass action, the fact that Willis gets the shit beaten out of him self the entire picture, has no shoes on for 3/4 running through glass, the practical effects, in particular the squib and blood stuff, and so many great lines -[McClane tries to call up police]
Supervisor: Attention, whoever you are, this channel is reserved for emergency calls only. McClaine: No fucking shit, lady. Does it sound like I’m ordering a pizza? -Hans Gruber: This time John Wayne does not walk off into the sunset with Grace Kelly.
McClane: That was Gary Cooper, asshole. A classic 80’s X-Mas action flick. Love the Die Hard; ki-yay, motherfucker.
- STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE (1977) director George Lucas- Classic as classic can get, only, Greedo shot first, the special edition Jabba scene licks and the entrance to Mos Eisley is not great with sub par CG and out of place scenes; But 1977 Star Wars, that shit is gold, come on. Still a great all around flick, perfect for the holidays.
The big day it here and everyone should be busy today beyond belief. Thanks to everyone reading the column this year. Merry X-Mas and Happy Holidays.
TILL TOMORROW. STAY TUNED.