City of Lost Children directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet is a masterpiece of visual storytelling. A dystopic urban fairy tale that owes much to Fellini and Gilliam. It tells the story of a circus strong man (Ron Perlman) in search of his brother who has been kidnapped by a scientist named Krank who uses children to steal their dreams. This premise is ripe with stunning imagery and the filmmakers certainly do not disappoint. City of Lost Children is a shining example of the great things that can be achieved using the medium of cinema.
I've wanted to do some animated monologues about my family for a while now, and while this is far from a "tribute", I may consider it a prologue. I would also like to take this time to apologize if any of you found this a bit of a departure from the usual silly subject matter of the animations. However, I should point out, that all of my animations are rooted in some sort of reality.
We're on a mission from God.
I think I might attend church more often if it was led by the Godfather of Soul.
This is the first installment of our John Hughes Movie Reviews or The Hughes Reviews. I will be taking a look at most of the major ones every month until June, when we finish up with National Lampoon's Vacation. I wanted to have footage from the film to go along with it, but due to sickness and tech issues I was sadly unable. Let me know what you think and if you like what you see, link back and tell your friends. -Rob Out.
Tim Burton's Batman is a milestone for me in my development as a film lover. It was released in 1989 and I have never forgotten the experience. That was a huge year for film hype and everyone was on board. Today we take for granted hype for movies and have somewhat become desensitized to it.
Better late than never, I originally had this planned for Halloween, but things got crazy. Anyway, hope you enjoy it. As mentioned in my update video, if you have any suggestions for movies you would like to see reviewed, let me know... or any suggestions, questions or comments at all on the videos or the website. -Rob Out.
I can't name anyone within my circle of friends, that doesn't have a favorite Bond film. This is a testament to the character's longevity after forty eight years. Even after some less than thrilling installments, the character keeps coming back. Six actors in total have portrayed the character in over 22 (official) films. Since his screen debut in 1962, with Dr. No, Bond has found a welcome home in pop culture. Making appearances in games, spin-off novels and toys, the character is everywhere.
I could speak much longer on the subject of this film, but it's better to keep it short and sweet. Therefore here are a few other (short) thoughts and tidbits regarding this film.
The opening includes a slight reference to the Dark Tower Series of books by Stephen King.
This video is longer than I wish it was and yet still doesn't contain most of what I saw. Shame. The next time I go, I'd like to get more footage of movie locations as well as interviews with the people behind Project Twenty1. Here's to Philadelphia 2011!
Since we took a look at an homage to John Carpenter's The Thing last week, I thought we'd continue with the Carpenter theme by looking at the video for Armand Van Helden's song Into Your Eyes, which homages Carpenter's They Live.