The Director’s Club: SAM FULLER

The Director’s Club:  SAM FULLER

Kurt joins Patrick Ripoll over at the Director’s Club to talk about the great, rip-roaring force of cinema that was Sam Fuller.

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Is Woody Allen “Irrelevant?”

Is Woody Allen “Irrelevant?”

In a recent Cinecast Episode, the guys were asked where they would place Woody Allen amongst the elite directors of all time and the word irrelevant was thrown around. So is Woody Allen an “irrelevant” director at this point in his career? Well first of all, what does it mean to be irrelevant? And what does “this point in career”...

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Watch the 1993 masterpiece Super Mario Bros. in full!

Once or twice a year, something reminds me of that this movie happened. Today, I was reminded of it when I saw an original NES for sale on Craigslist. I was only eight years old when I first saw the Super Mario Bros. movie. Imagine my excitement: not only were they making a movie about that awesome Mario game I spent so much time playing, the good guy from...

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Happy 15th Birthday, BOOGIE NIGHTS

Hard to believe that P.T. Anderson’s Porn Industry opus Boogie Nights is celebrating the 15th Anniversary of its release today, in celebration, here we are running our Finite Focus post on one of the many classic scenes from the film. From one of my absolute favorite films of all time, comes one of the best extended sequences in the film: the drug deal...

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Neil Armstrong 1930 – 2012

From the Earth to the Moon… and now the great beyond. A childhood (and adulthood) hero has today passed from our presence. A daring and courageous guy who captured the world’s attention and hearts with just a single step. If anyone on this Earth is to be remembered for something truly amazing, noteworthy and awe-inspiring, it is surely Neil...

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What Makes a Cult Movie?

There’s something special about a good cult movie. Today, many of the films we may think of as having a cult following have in fact broken out of that distinction and become highly regarded, popular features. However, on first release these were the films that no one went to see in cinemas. They were overshadowed by other releases, overlooked because they were...

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Quote of the Day: Rosenbaum on what ‘Cult-Film’ means Today

“One of the problems inherent in using the term “cult” within a contemporary context relating to film, either as a noun or as an adjective, is that it refers to various social structures that no longer exist, at least not in the ways that they once did. When indiscriminate moviegoing (as opposed to going to see particular films) was a routine everyday...

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Laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame.

An oddly compelling reason to never buy a Honda, but also an interesting commentary on how our ‘hero’ has gone from a stolen 1961 Ferrari to a leased 2012 CRV. Superbowl, I hate you even more than usual. I’m off to palette cleanse on the real Ferris Too, Alexander Payne’s Election (The last time Matthew Broderick didn’t phone it...

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Blast from the Past – Rounders Movie Review

Since 2004, numerous movies have come out regarding the world of poker, but none have seemed to live up to the realism of the cult classic Rounders. Matt Damon as Mike McDermott and Ed Norton as “Worm” take you into the world of underground poker and gave you a inside look at a world not seen by many. The movie is also one of the factors in the rise...

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Villain!

It shall be Tom Cruise vs. Werner Herzog in Christopher McQuarrie’s (The Usual Suspects, Way of the Gun) new film, One Shot. The book series by Lee Child follows Jack Reacher, a former military policeman turned drifter. In “One Shot,” Reacher investigates the case of a sniper accused of murdering five people before being captured. Herzog will...

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