Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Christmas Movie Season

The Christmas movie season is upon us, and it happened way faster than we thought. I bring this up because, the last couple of weeks; five to be precise, I've been going to movie afternoon at the local bar.

Now, I just wanted to say that we've tried to go with a theme every week. For example, two weeks in a row, we did Halloween themed movies, then it was comedy, and so on. In the process of doing that, we also had the theme of Stanley Kubrick.

As I say that, I wanted to say that the next theme is holiday movies. Some of the ideas that I had were Santa Claus: The Movie, The Polar Express, Dr. Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (animated and the Jim Carrey Version), and the Classics from the 1960s and 1970s, Santa Claus is Comin' to Town, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and The Little Drummer Boy.

Yes, that is quite a few, but if we do two a week, that should cover December 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd. Hope all will be liked.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Favorite Directors

I know many people have their favorite parts of movies, whether it be actors, actresses, the music used, characters, or even the directors.

That's right I said directors folks. These are the men and women who help make the movie once everyone is cast, and the money is raised. Some people have their favorites, and least favorites, and I am one of those people. Don't get me wrong, I may not agree with your choices, and you may not agree with mine, but that's allowed to happen.

Right here is where I give you my favorite directors that put my large behind in the seats at the movie theaters.

One of my favorite directors is Martin Scorsese. Why? It is the way he uses camera angles, character development, dialogue, and music. He is one of the best at doing this in the last 25-30 years.

All of the things mentioned can be seen in his best film of all time Raging Bull. All of these are extremely well done in this movie. Scorsese really knows how to draw you in by using all of these.

My second favorite director is the man known for creating the role of Silent Bob. That's right folks it is Kevin Smith.

I know many people are why him? He's stupid. OK, you wanna know why, I'll tell ya why. It's because he has a great with his smart humor, which the to smart and the dullards in the world don't get. His characters are fantastic as well. They make you feel like these are girls and guys I would hang out.

That is all I have to say about that!