Where Is My Mind- The Pixies
I love The Pixies…and this song.
2 down, 37615849271553809927 to go.
The Thing- 4/5
I really enjoyed the pacing, the intensity, and it truly had some interesting creature designs and visual effects that gave some pretty good scares. It was everything I had hoped and more, it certainly didn’t disappoint. It felt like it flowed in the same vein as the John Carpenter’s 1982 film as it set the same tone of paranoia and distrust. The events that lead up to the 1982 film are perfectly explained in this one, plus, Mary Elizabeth Winstead…’nuff said.
Apollo 18- 3(3.5?)/5
I’m teetering on this one. I really liked the concept and there’s a lot of visuals and camera work that create an intense atmosphere, but I was a little disappointed when the “life forms” are revealed. There are quite a few memorable scenes and some clever play on lighting that was genuinely creepy, but the purpose of the mission and the overall story felt like an afterthought. The third act felt kind of scrambled as well. As a sci-fi, fake documentary thriller, it does a great job. It’s something to watch if you’re a fan of the genre as it’s certainly not for everybody.
So are you pretty much the biggest Breaking Bad fan ever?
I don’t know, that’s a good question. I’ve seen blogs and tumblrs far more dedicated to Breaking Bad than mine. Though I am a big fan and think that it is currently one of the best shows to air on basic cable in recent memory, but I don’t know about the biggest. Not to say that I am not a HUGE fan, but I suppose somewhere out there, there is someone who is more extreme than I.
One of my top favorite (and one of the most famous) tracking shots ever. Goodfellas “Copacabana” scene. Martin Scorsese + Michael Ballhaus.
The timing and intricacy of this shot is just amazing.
Internet, sometimes you make me proud.
2nd Golden Globe nomination for Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad for a series that’s 4 seasons in, on top of the 3 emmys he has won.
He loses to Kelsey Grammar for his first nomination in the first season of the show “Boss”.
Last year, he lost to Steve Buscemi in Boardwalk Empire which was in it’s first season (Breaking Bad in it’s 3rd). It is a great show in of itself and Steve Buscemi is a great actor, but I felt that Bryan Cranston at least deserved it last year, and even more so this year.
“If you just love movies enough, you can make a good one. You don’t have to go to school, you don’t have to know a lens from a bag of sand.” - Quentin Tarantino