- Nov 11, 2008
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This looks pretty funny - language NSFW:
Just completed the 5 part series. Really liked it. I remember so much of it like it was yesterday, but I appreciated the deep background info. with O.J. and L.A.. If you have an extra 7-8 hours I recommend it.Trailer of an upcoming 7.5 hour documentary on OJ by ESPN/30 for 30:
Finished it recently as well. I had forgotten what a circus and joke the trial was.Just completed the 5 part series. Really liked it. I remember so much of it like it was yesterday, but I appreciated the deep background info. with O.J. and L.A.. If you have an extra 7-8 hours I recommend it.
http://archive.usrowing.org/news/details/2016/04/12/american-experience-the-boys-of-36-to-premiere-tuesday-august-2-2016-on-pbsInspired by Daniel James Brown’s #1 New York Times Bestseller The Boys in the Boat, Documentary Recounts the Thrilling Underdog Story of the American Rowing Team at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
I am also not a fan of all the reserved seating theaters popping up. It's fine for niche "luxury" theaters. I actually really like the reserved seating in certain cases. But now so many theaters do it and it's turning into a requirement to buy tickets days in advance (and pay the online service fee) of newer movies in order to get get good seats. I'd much rather show up 20 minutes early and just pick a seat. I guess I wouldn't have a problem with it if you weren't up charged for buying online, but that is exactly why theaters are moving to reserved seating. So they can make more money off service charges.I caught "Star Trek: Beyond" last week. OK if you're a Star Trek fan. I'm not 100% sold on the whole reboot - new timeline that JJ Abrams created.
My biggest gripe with the movie - some of the action scenes are shot in close-up with "shaky cam" to the point where you literally cannot tell who is doing what to whom. All you see is people moving (with low lighting to boot).
I think it's another case where summer movies think they have to have more spectacle - more explosions - more action, etc. Just tell a good story, with interesting characters, and people will watch.
One more thing - this is the 1st time I have encountered the following situation. This was at an 8-screen complex in Mankato, MN. when I paid for my ticket, they had a little computer screen, and I had to push a button on the screen to choose where I wanted to sit, and then they print out the ticket with the seat number on it. I asked the guy at the counter - "what, I can't just walk in and decide where I want to sit?" and he said no, I had to choose my seat in advance. To which I replied - "what is happening to this country?" (with tongue firmly in cheek). Although, I must say, it was one of these new fancy theaters with wider aisles and big recliners with footrests. Also paid $7.25 for their "bargain matinee" rate. there are times when I really do miss the good old days.
I just watched this. Very good, thank you for letting us know about it.AMERICAN EXPERIENCE The Boys of ’36 To Premiere Tuesday, August 2, 2016 on PBS
+1.I posted this trailer to Gleason documentary a few months ago. It's currently in theaters now and I went and saw it today at Lagoon in Uptown. It is incredible. I don't hesitate to call it the best documentary I've ever seen. There are 3-4 scenes that are just so incredibly raw, sad, emotional, etc. I had tears running down my face throughout and people sat in silence for minutes after, trying to absorb it all. ALS is such a horrific disease and this documentary does an incredible job of showing the impact. While the premise for the documentary is for Steve Gleason to have a video for his son, it's so much more, it's about Steve's relationship with his own Dad, with his wife, certainly with his son and the ways in which he deals with ALS. It's also about a football hero and the impact he had on the Saints and New Orleans' rebirth after Katrina. I can't recommend it enough.
Go Team Gleason!!
I tried to see 13 when it was at the film society but couldn't get there. Anyone see it?One of the things like about the Oscar nominations being announced is seeing a new slate of highly acclaimed documentaries. I just looked at the trailers for this years nominees, 2-3 of them look really interesting:
FIRE AT SEA
Gianfranco Rosi and Donatella Palermo
I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
Raoul Peck, Rémi Grellety and Hébert Peck
Roger Ross Williams and Julie Goldman
O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA
Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow
Ava DuVernay, Spencer Averick and Howard Barish
Best Sci-Fi movie of all-time. Much better than the book.Well, we have Blade Runner 2049 hitting theaters next month. This is the very long awaited sequel to 1982's Blade Runner. If you are a sci-fi fan and have not seen it, you need to. I recently got the 4K HDR version of the original, wow. The special effects for that time period were superb. Here is the trailer for the original:
Good special effects start with a commitment to cinematography and hinges on not trying to do too much or exceed your capabilities. That was true of 2001, Close Encounters, Star Wars and Blade Runner. The effects in Blade Runner look real, while most of the CGI in modern movies looks fakey.Well, we have Blade Runner 2049 hitting theaters next month. This is the very long awaited sequel to 1982's Blade Runner. If you are a sci-fi fan and have not seen it, you need to. I recently got the 4K HDR version of the original, wow. The special effects for that time period were superb. Here is the trailer for the original: