Monday, April 30, 2012

A Year in Film: My Favorite's of 1963



Plenty of memorable stuff here on both the high and low class end of things. Another quite remarkable year all told. Jerry Lewis and Hitchcock both operating at the height of their powers. Then you've got your directors from overseas putting out some masterpieces as well. You've also got arguably the best Bond movie, the best Steve McQueen movie, the best haunted house movie, and the best Harryhausen movie. Add to that, LOVE WITH THE PROPER STRANGER, which is a favorite of mine(sadly not on dvd). One question I ask though is how can Disney's THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY(a staple for me as a kid) have never been released on dvd in the U.S? I remember watching that film endlessly as a kid. It still holds up too. My kids absolutely enjoyed it.




8 1/2
 BEACH PARTY



BILLY LIAR

THE BIRDS

BLOOD FEAST
 CONTEMPT
 THE FIRE WITHIN
 FOUR FOR TEXAS

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
 THE GREAT ESCAPE


THE HAUNTING

HIGH AND LOW

HUD

I COULD GO ON SINGING

THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY

JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS

JOHNNY COOL

THE LEOPARD

THE LIST OF ADRIAN MESSENGER

LOVE WITH THE PROPER STRANGER

MATANGO
 
THE NUTTY PROFESSOR

THE PRIZE

THE SADIST

SAMMY GOING SOUTH

THE SERVANT

SHOCK CORRIDOR

SOLDIER IN THE RAIN

THE SWORD IN THE STONETHIS SPORTING LIFE

WHO'S MINDING THE STORE

X: THE MAN WITH X-RAY EYES

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Lady Gurus of Trailers From Hell

There is a long list of Guru's over at Trailers From Hell. Many wonderful, talented, film-loving people.  With this quick post I just wanted to celebrate my favorite Trailers From Hell trailers from the fantastic female Gurus of the site. This is how my mind works though: the other, night my wife and I were watching Adrian Lyne's film FOXES(in HD!) on TV. That led me to recall that the movie had been covered at TFH at some point. I looked up Karyn Kusama's coverage of it and liked it. The next day I heard a podcast talking about Allison Anders' film GRACE OF MY HEART. I am a fan of hers as a director and had enjoyed many of her trailers on TFH so I had to revisit them. I also looked into the other ladies who've done trailers at TFH and I decided to do a little compilation of my favorites. Enjoy!
(Trailers are linked to the film titles)


ALLIGATOR- Guru'd by Karyn Kusama

ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS- Guru'd by Allison Anders

ALTERED STATES- Guru'd by Katt Shea

THE BIG T.N.T. SHOW- Guru'd by Allison Anders

CARNIVAL OF SOULS- Guru'd by Mary Lambert

THE FASTEST GUITAR ALIVE- Guru'd by Allison Anders

FORTY GUNS- Guru'd by Allison Anders

FOXES- Guru'd by Karyn Kusama

I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE- Guru'd by Katt Shea

KLUTE- Guru'd by Katt Shea

LISZTOMANIA- Guru'd by Allison Anders

THE NAKED SPUR- Guru'd by Allison Anders




NASHVILLE GIRL- Guru'd by Allison Anders

PEEPING TOM- Guru'd by Allison Anders

THE PARALLAX VIEW-  Guru'd by Karyn Kusama

THE POM POM GIRLS- Guru'd by Katt Shea

REFORM SCHOOL GIRL- Guru'd by Allison Anders

SHOCK CORRIDOR- Guru'd by Katt Shea


SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE-  Guru'd by Amy Jones

SMILE-  Guru'd by Karyn Kusama

WILD GUITAR- Guru'd by Allison Anders
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