I saw Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity” this past weekend along with the rest of New York City it seemed if the crowd and buzz in the theater was any indication. I enjoyed it, but I didn’t find it quite the cinematic tour de force that everyone else is proclaiming. Some critics have referred to the film’s conveyance of a sensation referred to as “overview effect” that astronauts sometimes experience. The film does have its breathtaking moments. One particular scene had me gasp, but in the end I thought “Gravity” sank under its own weight and is simply just an entertaining disaster flick. In terms of the director’s body of work, I thought “Y Tu Mamá También” was far more impressive .
Speaking of space, following the successful launch of the Apollo 11 mission in the summer of 1969, the New York Times published a correction (see above) in its July 17, 1969 edition.
Stop me if you’ve heard this before: A guy walking around Tel Aviv with a picture from the classic scene in Basic Instinct encounters Sharon Stone herself.
Alternative film titles considered by Stanley Kubrick for what would finally be released as “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.”
Strangelove’s verbose title makes me wonder what film has the longest title. Thanks to Google and this list, apparently Kubrick’s movie ranks number 140. Ranked number one: “Night of the Day of the Dawn of the Son of the Bride of the Return of the Revenge of the Terror of the Attack of the Evil, Mutant, Hellbound, Flesh-Eating Subhumanoid Zombified Living Dead, Part 3.” Thanks but no thanks.
This looks like a scene from some alternate universe where Robocop exists in real life and Nixon is serving his 8th straight term as President of the United States in a dystopic future. Or it could be a scene from a buddy cop comedy film.
Walt Disney’s old apartment located on 102 Bedford Street in New York City. Douglas Fairbanks Jr was also a former tenant. I absolutely love the unique shape of this building.
[Photo by Terry Richardson]
Eddie Murphy, Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, and Richard Pryor. Looks like Poitier missed the memo on the aviators, but he makes up for it with the amazing Ghost Dad shirt.
Oh, I loved him, but he was… scary. I was going to invite him up to Maine; I have this beautiful home in Maine… but then I reconsidered because I saw that movie again. Do you want someone eating your brain while you are sitting in your beautiful dining room in Maine?
- Martha Stewart on why she stopped dating Anthony Hopkins.
When you see who wins those things or who doesn’t win them, you can see how meaningless this Oscar thing is.
- Woody Allen
As movie studios ramp up their campaigning for the Oscars, here are some tongue-in-cheek promotional posters.
Blogging nowadays feels like one long Human Centipede so you’ve probably already seen this because its been posted everywhere, but if not here’s an impressive supercut from films stitched together to recreate Lionel Richie’s masterpiece “Hello.”