Archive | September 2013

Movies that make me think of Fall

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Seasonal changes demand a lot from us. Wardrobe adjustments. New decorations to put around the house. Holidays. The beginning of a new season always makes me aware of growth and change, yet triggers memories of seasons past. With Autumn just starting, my wife asked me last night to put in a fall movie. I sat there for a few minutes trying to figure out what that means. Sure it’s easy to think of Christmas movies, but “Fall” movies? It’s rather interesting how there are intangible clues that seasons are changing. What makes us “feel” like it’s Fall?  Does it go all the way down to a biological level where our bodies have natural cycles that relate to seasons? Or is it all just one big marketing mastermind that tells us what we should think of and do given the corresponding month on our calendars?

After some thinking, naturally, my brain went straight to football. I suggested Rudy. No go. There’s already enough football on during the week. Unfortunately, after about 5 minutes of thinking we eventually got onto a different topic and never settled.

So after some thought, here are my top ten movies that make me think of Fall. Not all are warm and fuzzy, but all contain some essence of what the season feels like. Read More…

Discovering filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski: ‘Red’

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(1994 – Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski   Cast: Iréne Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant)

Kieslowski ends his Three Colors trilogy with a heartfelt, thought-provoking story about communication, second chances, and relearning how to see the good in this world. Red is simply fantastic. It may be the best of the three films and caps surely one of the best trilogies ever. The story is rich with texture, visual cues, linking characters, and motifs; making the plot and characters very enjoyable. It also doesn’t hurt that this story is a bit more redeeming than its predecessors. Read More…

Pod, James Pod Podcast

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If you’re into James Bond films even in the slightest, I invite you to go check out the new podcast ‘Pod, James Pod’ that I’m co-hosting with fellow blogger Carlin from Nerd Lunch.

It’s random, messy, and you may be questioning why you ever started listening to it. But that’s ok. That’s what Pod, James Pod is there for; to make every other podcast look good.

You can go visit our tumblr page, or listen on iTunes or Stitcher  to our first episode covering GoldenEye. We will be covering a new movie once a month with new episodes dropping on the 007th of every month. You can also listen by clicking the player below. Enjoy!

Fall Movie Preview 2013

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This fall is jam packed with great films. My ability to dwindle the list down to just 10 movies I’m most excited for was near impossible.

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