Originally Posted by Engineer
Coupla quick things for my fellow b-actioners.
First: for the "cubicle workers of the world" who'd love to have a movie playing at their desks but don't wanna get caught goofing off on the job (or those who just love listening to their favorite movies like music) there's a great free website site called LISTENTOAMOVIE.COM that features streamable movie audio only. It may sound kooky to some, but here's the thing... In the best cases, it almost converts our favorite films into something like old-time radio shows, where your imagination has to do the work. It both challenges one to remember how a film might be shot and could potentially challenge one to internally re-frame the set design, the imagery and see what they can come up with themselves, in their own minds. AND... such an experience really can show what the power of cinema can do even when it's devoid of the image, itself - in that the music, performances and well-written dialogue can still manage to convey the same feel divorced from the nature of vision. In the past few days, I've listened to BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, GOODFELLAS, CASINO and the site even hosts a bevy of classic commentary tracks. So far, the audio of GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS seems to hold up best in this old-time radio style environment (no surprise with those actors and that script). In fact, the site needs a lot more Mamet. I'd love to hear me some HOMICIDE and HOUSE OF GAMES at the click of a mouse...
And last night I stayed up way too late watching Brian De Palma's SNAKE EYES with the mega-acting Nicolas Cage. I still love this movie, despite still wanting and waiting to see the long remarked upon originally-designed climax sequence with the tidal wave and the flood material. Even still, so few movies are so well-constructed, so cinematic, so vivid and self-contained and so much fun. Sinise is terrific. Gugino and Guzman are great as always. And Cage? Well, this is one of my favorite of his performances. "I AM THE KIIIING!!" A film with this many crazy quotables deserves all the high praise it can get. Nicolas Cage... I salute you.
I used to record sections of movies onto cassette tapes and listen to them over and over. Pretty sure others on here have done this as well. I've got several tapes worth of stuff. Sections of the Friday The 13th films (I believe mostly from Part 4), Porky's, Revenge Of The Nerds, Modern Problems. A whole slew of films. Not in their entirety though, so that's cool that there's a website that offers that.
I'm a BIG fan of Snake Eyes. People have been singing that Revolver is underrated, well this film is too. Plus you gotta love Cage's gold cellphone.
Originally Posted by Friskey
I've done that before. I remember being on a car ride home with my brother and his now-fiancee. We were looking for something to listen to, and he saw that I had my digital copy of SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD on my iPod (probably my favorite movie ever), so he just tuned that up, and we listened to the entire movie on the way home. I didn't know LISTENING to a movie was a thing, but there it is...
And PILGRIM is on this site. Incredible.
Thanks Engineer for the link.
Back on the day I went to get Prometheus in October I turned on Inglourious Basterds on my iPod while I was driving in my car and had a lot of fun with it. Not the first time I've done that with one of the movies on my iPod either.
Originally Posted by Engineer
Looking forward to seeing that, too. That, SECTION 7, THE HOST 2, NAMELESS GANGSTER, DERANGED and POONGSAN.
I finally caught the Chan-kyong Park & Chan-wook Park shot-on-the-iPhone short film NIGHT FISHING and liked it.
Deeper than expected.
Since I just got the iPhone 5, I was literally thinking about this short film they did using an iPhone earlier today. I've never seen it, so thanks for putting it up on here!
Originally Posted by Milkyway
97 minutes might be just what the doctor ordered. There is such a thing as over staying your welcome and the Die Hard franchise might be at that point. Well made short sequels could go on reasonably forever.
It could also be trimming down the fat and slow scenes to give us a lean minute to minute action film. I'm getting pumped even more for it!
Saw the movie Dogs earlier. It's about a pack of dogs that somehow go crazy via a gas or something and pass it on to each other via smell. It's ok. There is a hilarious fat guy who looks like a fatter version of Seth Rogen who gets attacked by one of the dogs and smashes through a glass door, letting them all in to kill everyone. Since it's also in fullscreen, when one of the female characters is getting ready for a shower, you see what looks like bandages taped on her chest since the film was improperly framed. That also led to me laughing.
Got in a few things in the mail. Along with Dogs, I also got The Chernobyl Diaries on Blu-ray, a horror movie that MARIO KASSAR and ANDREW VANJA produced called Superstition that is crazy gory, and the film TICKS which stars SETH GREEN, CLINT HOWARD, ALPHONSO RIBIERO as a character called PANIC ('cause he don't!), and BARRY LYNCH (brother of Richard!) as a character named SIR! Love this film a lot, and I've got the used vhs somewhere, but it is just being released on Blu-ray, so I'm glad I got it. Also comes with a Tony Randal/Clint Howard commentary track.