Monday, September 26, 2005
So I had written something really, really funny but then tried to post it and myspace went postal. Thus, with my apologies, you get my lazy truncated version. (But pssh it ain't a good week anyway):
Lords of Dogtown: Rad Dude!
Robots: No affiliation to Asimov
Billy Jack 35th Ann. Box Set: "I'm gonna take this side of my foot to meet that side of your face."
I am so sorry.
Monday, September 19, 2005
Who be a pirate's favorite soul singer?
Arr ye wee scalliwags!! Be herest ye maties, wantin ye information regarding ye this week's wee dvds! Arr! Darn beelow awaits yee's dead mans chest full wee booty! So beheest yeeself mate, and enjoy yee pirate's treasure! Arr!!
ahoy! ye ponty scum!
Adventures of Sharkboy & Lavagirl: Yarr!! Me loves me a good adventure! Yee young scalliwag, sharkboy (me hates sharks!) and princess Lavagirl (me hearties) travel in vast hopes of buried treasure! Nay! A young lad dreams of friends and some ye great adventures! Sail away matey!
Born into Brothels: Nay! This story even make Ol' Greenbeard shed a wee tear. It be thee winner of thee 2005 oscar for best documentary. Thee oscar be made out of gold, and wee scalliwags be big fans of yee gold! Arr! If yee can take children prostitutes, then yee matey is for this!
Desperate Housewives: Argh!! They wenches can be me housewife and yee won't be desperate anymore, eh polly?! Argh, he he he!! Big loser from late night's emmy, Desperate Housewives makes television worth watching again-ARGH!
Inside Deep Throat: Ahoy! This be any pirate's moving picture! Just be Linda Lovelace and a bit of rum, me buried treasure and arr! Arr!! Deep Throat be that scalliwag One-Eyed Willie's favorite past time!! Arr!
It's all gone pete tong: Scurvy he ain't got! He gone deaf!! Arr! and that ain't too good for being a dj! Arr! Me thinks he be turin to a life of piratin!
The Longest Yard: Me be telling yee that thee longest yard surely is when yee be walkin the plank! They be no tangled mystery when ye being eaten by big hungry sharks and a tickin gator. Me thinks that scum Sandler be too slow to save ye. Smee be washing the poop deck with em. Arr!
No Direction Home: Arr! Bob Dylan be needing someone in thee crows nest to know where he be going. Begin to look like thee rollin like a stone ain't workin too well for him, Arr! Maybe he best be turing that damn geetar into a mighty raft!! It be flowing better than any ol song he be trying to sing. Arr!
Turtles Can Fly: Nay!! They be swimmin under me ship! I eats em over a vast open flame!! Arr! Mmm, the shell best be used for ornaments and skin boots! Arr!
Voyages: Arr!! me be searching for me pirate's booty. X marks the spot it does! Best not be hunting me buried treasure, or yee will get yours! Like that scalliwag Dylan, Mark en Winchell!! Arr!! Arr!! Arr!!
Aye Matey!! Don't be a rakish lad and go out an hunt for treasure!! But not mee treasure!!
** the preceeding is brought to you by the national committee for talk like a pirate day (Sept. 19)
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
This time, we present Jean-Luc Godard's 1960 film Breathless. Renowned for its groundbreaking use of handheld photography and unorthodox editing, Breathless stands as possibly the most quintessential piece in the Nouvelle Vague (French New Wave) genre.
Originally titled À bout de souffle, Breathless stars Jean Seberg as sexy Patricia Franchini, an American student and aspiring journalist who gets caught up with Michel Poiccard (Jean-Paul Belmondo), a Bogart-esque fugitive on the run from the law after stealing a car and killing a policeman. Frantic car chases and passionate lovemaking accent the duo's amoral odyssey through the streets of Paris trying to collect money he's owed so the two can escape to Italy.
Don't miss our presentation of Breathless tomorrow night, projected in large-scale, full digital quality. Beer and wine will be served at our donation-based bar (with ID), or BYOB! Come early and socialize over drinks to the sounds of our lounge DJ. Here's where it all takes place:
2640 Huron St.
Los Angeles (Highland Park), CA 90065
And here's a map!
Music & drinks starting at 7:30pm.
The movie begins at 9:00pm.
$7 entry cover keeps these events happening.
For more information, please visit the Videothèque website or the Huron SubStation website.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: To make things a little easier on the 9-to-5ers, the showtime for all other future Cinema at the Station events is being changed to 8:30 PM. (This does not affect the Breathless screening.)
Also, don't miss our ongoing Videothèque @ Chouinard World Film Series held twice monthly at the Chouinard School of Art in South Pasadena.
Monday, September 5, 2005
Phwew! Certainly you've noticed that there has been a lack of expression here (via blog blogging), and it's no fault of our own except it is. Simply said, we've been lazy. So for that you will have to forgive us. Chances are though, you too were out fubbling about, throwing fits in other video stores. (Pssh, I'll let you in on a little secret: you know we love you when we let you sign your credit card slip with the blue pen, not the red). Anyways, to get yourself over these summertime blues, here are the latest of plastic round things:
Easy does it:
Crash: No it's not the Cronenberg picture, but the latest from first time director/verteran writer Paul Haggis. Featuring a flurry of characters (not having sex in the backseat) on a hot summer day in Los Angeles throwing around words and bigotry like it's Paris Hilton. Definitely a hot ticket item that will always be checked out. Come early!
The Holy Girl: I checked this out over the weekend and tried sooooo hard to watch it, but alas never got to. Now I'm jealous of all those who will watch it and like it, thinking that they are privy to something special. When they ain't. See? Anyways, Lucrecia Martel brings us her follow up to La Cienega (which you should see). Think an Argentinian bastard child of Claire Denis and Catherine Breillat. Spectacular.
Lost: Second to only that of Desperate Housewives, ABC's new series features people running around in circles, wondering where the hell they are. No, I know it's not that simple, but come on, they're on an island. Will someone build a damn hut already?
Punk Attitude: One day I went out to the mall and bought all the studs that Hot Topic could legally sell me, spiked my hair, laced up my twenty eyes, threw on some safety pins and put on my "vanity is a punk attitude" t-shirt and went the movies. Cuz you know, that's what punks do. I'm sorry, I just don't see the connection of punk ideals and staring at the mirror wondering if you look punk enough. As the title stipulates, it's certainly all about the attitude, not the look. So when you see some dude in a polo, don't think you can walk all over him, he just might stick his boot up yer arse. Oh yeah, this is a documentary about punk and it's music.
Some new staff recs!
Paul: Vengeance as Therapy: Over time you begin to notice liitle nuances that make you think about the psychological state of your fellow co-workers. If "sweet relief" didn't make you question, certainly this one will. I'm sure Paul's fine, but the characters in his section may need a bit of shackles.
Andy: Survival 101: School's back in and for some, `it ain't easy. School sucks, but it's even worse when you have to watch out for the guns, drugs and fellow class members. Not everything is Bayside high.
Meg: Edith's big Head: Yup, the film fashion guru finally gets her do, thanks to megs. Check out her collection of Hitch pictures, Hepburn and even 10 commandments. "Thou shall be dress by thee known as Head!"
a wonderful return to grace. Oh yeah! Come say hello to new girl Grace! She's friendly and full on smiles, tattoos and piercings! she'll gladly entertain your questions.