Categories for Movies

Snag Films

I know that I love documentaries.  So when your done watching Viva and Jerry Beck’s Country Videos, you can go on over to Snag Films.  It is a website where you can watch full-length documentary films for free.  And if the half hours shows on Hulu aren’t enough of a time-suck, then you can check out The Times of Harvey Milk, Dig!, or What Would Jesus Buy.  All you wanted to know about Alicia Keys in Africa, the Homeless World Cup, heavy metal in Baghdadand so on.  Via PopCandy.


Are You Ready for the Blacktion?

There are a few movies coming out that look worth watching;  The Wrestler is one of them.  Add another to that list now.  Via Pop Candy, its a spoof on blacksploitation films: Black Dynamite!  It looks hilarious. Check out the trailer here.


Eat the Fucking Corn!

I know it came out in 2001 and everyone else has seen it and discussed it before,  but how about a post about “Wet Hot American Summer.”  I thought it was worth a watch; nothing that great.  That is, except for Christopher Meloni.  The funniest part was from the deleted scenes where the kids ask about the vegan options.  Watch for it at 0:42 and 2:54.


Movies, Movies, Movies

My lack of funds have given me plenty of time to scour Netflix over the past few months and pick out a few gems.  Lemme know what you think.

 Into The Wild – I was totally set to despise this movie for no real reason whatsoever but Sean Penn kicked my ass.  This movie rocked!  A coming of age story about a college graduate who leaves everything he knows to traipse through the wilderness of Alaska.  This movie follows Chris McCandless (Hirsch) through his astounding journey and the life lessons he learns along the way.  Hirsch’s performance is reminiscent of Robert Redford in Jeremiah Johnson. 

Wristcutters: A Love Story – This one is a little bizarre.  I really don’t know how to explain it but the writers put a nice twist on the normal “boy meets girl” love story.  Set in a strange purgatory (that’s for you catholics) for victims of suicide, Zia (Patrick Fugit) looks for his “real world” girlfriend.  There are many strange happenings along the way that I can’t begin to describe.  Definitely worth a watch.

Things We Lost In The Fire – Get out your Kleenex box because this one is a tear jerker.  I was crying within 10 minutes of the opening credits.  Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro give outstanding performances while they try to get their lives together after the passing of husband and best friend, Brian Burke (David Duchovny).