Sunday, May 21, 2017

SINS OF OMISSION - Entry #65: Les nuits de la pleine lune/Full Moon in Paris (1984)

Running Time: 100 minutes
Directed By: Eric Rohmer
Written By: Eric Rohmer
Main Cast: Pascale Ogier, Tcheky Karyo, Fabrice Luchini, Virgine Thevenet, Christian Vadim
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I have really come to love Eric Rohmer and I can thank THE BOOK for that - where I was introduced to the director with My Night at Maud's. Since then I've slowly been rationing to myself the rest of his catalog, never watching more than one at a time and never too close together. I like to take his movies like a plant takes Miracle Gro - a scoop or so every other month. His films are simple, subtle, beautiful, sometimes heartbreaking, thought provoking and usually great. Full Moon in Paris is no exception.

Full Moon in Paris joins My Night at Maud's, Love in the Afternoon, Pauline at the Beach and A Tale of Winter to make it five for Rohmer on my personal 1000 list.

RATING: 8.5/10

Saturday, May 20, 2017

SINS OF OMISSION - Entry #64: Bowling for Columbine (2002)

Running Time: 120 minutes
Directed By: Michael Moore
Written By: Michael Moore
Main Cast: Michael Moore, Charlton Heston, Marilyn Manson, James Nichols, Trey Parker
Click here to view the trailer


Sorry. It's definitely been a minute since I've updated this page. I still have a handful of new additions to present, but I just sorta got out of the mood and kinda crapped out. I've said it before and I'll say it again - forcing myself to write about 1001 movies REALLY turned me off to writing about movies. However, I still love watching them and hopefully I can get on a tear and present some more of my favorites.

You all know how the SINS OF OMISSION deal works and if not, it's written somewhere close, so just scroll around and it's not hard to find. Now then - on with the show.

Next entry is Bowling for Columbine, a fabulous, Academy Award winning documentary from Michael Moore. This offering from Moore tackles the gun problem in America, specifically the wave of gun issues that seemed to spark up following the tragedy at Columbine high school. I remember seeing this for the first time and being baffled at some of the education I was getting. Highlights include, Moore signing up for a checking account at a bank that offers a free gun to new account holders, Moore confronting NRA spokesperson Charlton Heston and Moore interviewing the seemingly unstable James Nichols.

RATING: 8/10

Saturday, April 1, 2017

SINS OF OMISSION - Entry #63: ALADDIN (1992)

Running Time: 90 minutes
Directed By: Ron Clements, John Musker
Written By: Ron Clements, John Musker, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Burny Mattinson, Roger Allers, Dean Jippes, Kevin Harkey, Sue C. Nichols, Francis Glebas, Darrell Rooney, Larry Leker, James Fujii, Kirk Hanson, Kevin Lima, Rebecca Rees, David S. Smith, Chris Sanders, Brian Pimental, Patrick A. Ventura
Main Cast: (voice): Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman, Frank Welker
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Man, this thing has almost as many writers as it has minutes in it's running time, geesh!

Anyway, everyone has a favorite Disney movie, character or SOMETHING, right? Well this has to be my favorite of the classic Disney animated films. This, of course, excludes anything Pixar, because I'm pretty sure Toy Story will always be my all-time favorite animated movie. This thing is just really BIG and it's actually a whole lot of fun to boot. Filled with grandeur, laughs and even a sprig of drama, it had to be a good time to be an adult in the theaters showing Aladdin. Not only did you get to entertain the kiddies, but even you got something you could actually sink your teeth into. And lastly, this is probably my favorite thing that Robin Williams has ever done. I'm really not a fan of the guy, but this is one forum where his over the top antics and rolodex of impersonations doesn't seem AS over the top as it would in live action.

RATING: 8/10

Thursday, March 30, 2017

SINS OF OMISSION - Entry #62: Brother's Keeper (1992)

Running Time: 104 minutes
Directed By: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky
Main Cast: Delbert Ward, Roscoe Ward, Lyman Ward, Walt Geisler, Ken Elmer


Think Making A Murderer, but just twenty years earlier and you've pegged the 1992, critically acclaimed doc Brother's Keeper. Stories like this always interest me and there's really some intriguing ideas on parade here as the death of William Ward is put under the microscope and the seemingly, wrongfully accused Delbert Ward (his brother) fights for his justice in the American legal system. Great stuff, as I become more and more a documentary aficionado.

RATING: 7.5/10

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

SINS OF OMISSION - Entry #61: The Cable Guy (1996)

Running Time: 96 minutes
Directed By: Ben Stiller
Written By: Lou Holtz Jr.
Main Cast: Jim Carrey, Matthew Broderick, Leslie Mann, Jack Black, George Segal
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No fancy-schmansy introduction this go around, just hopping right in! You guys really have no idea how much forcing myself to write on this blog regularly for six years turned me off to ever writing regularly again. I just don't think I have it in me anymore, but who knows - maybe one day the spark will return. For now, I'll be presenting fifteen more inclusions to my own, personal 1,000 favorites list, using mostly pictures to let the film speak for itself. I'll probably include a sentence or two as well, just so I don't feel completely lazy.

Kicking it off with the least favorite of my new inclusions - The Cable Guy. Just because it's the least favorite, however, doesn't mean it's not deserving of it's place. I've ALWAYS been a big Jim Carrey fan and I knew that I HAD to include one of his classic comedies on my list - especially if this list is to convey what I like and what movies made up the evolution of my love of film. I can remember Carrey being a big deal when I was growing up and all of his movies being box office successes. Sure I can find guilty pleasure in some of his lesser praised works, such as, Ace Venture: Pet Detective, Dumb and Dumber and The Mask, but I've always found The Cable Guy to be one of his lesser appreciated ones that was also a genuinely quality film. A black comedy from Ben Stiller's helm, The Cable Guy is packed with laughs and one of those ones that I think I could throw on and enjoy anytime.

RATING: 7.5/10

SINS OF OMISSION - Entry #69: Re-Animator (1985)

Running Time: 105 minutes Directed By: Stuart Gordon Written By: Dennis Paoli, William Norris, Stuart Gordon, based on the story Her...