Ugh

This is entire too banal. But I give in, even though I hate myself for it. Here they are: Best Picture: The King’s Speech Best Actor: Colin Firth Best Supporting Actor:  Christian Bale Best Actress: Natalie Portman Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo Best Animated Film: Toy Story 3 Best Director: David Fincher Best Documentary: Exit Through the Gift Shop Best Original... Read More

Good Valentine’s Day

This is old news, and only two thirds movie related, but I’m throwing caution to the wind and talking about it anyway. Yesterday was a very, very good Valentine’s.  First, I wake up to Pitchfork telling me Radiohead announced a new album being released.  This Saturday.  It’s like Thom Yorke was asking me to be his Valentine.  Yes, Thom, yes!  A thousand times... Read More

Netflix is acting a damn fool

Netflix ‘suggestions’ really seems to be kind of phoning it in lately.  Seriously.  Ninety percent of the recommendations it gives me are because I enjoyed Annie Hall, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Blue Velvet.  Surely those three films can’t give away so much of my film taste, can it?  Here are some of the dumbest suggestions Netflix came up with today. Is it just... Read More

2011 Book to Film Club

I’m a pretty big fan of film adaptations of books. A few years ago, my sister and I even hosted a blog challenge around the subject. Well Shannon of Movie Moxie has started the 2011 Book to Film Club.  It’s exactly what you’d expect, a book a month that roughly coincides with the release of the movie adaptation in theatres. It looks to be pretty bitchin’.... Read More

Merry Christmas

I couldn’t find a Christmas image or message that didn’t seem trite.  In lieu of relevant kitsch, here’s an irrelevant, quality short film. С Рождеством.  Read More

A Free DVD for a Survey

This deal seems too good to be true, but it’s not. The UK-based website Price Minister (www.priceminister.co.uk). If you take their survey (and it’s only seventeen or so questions long), and spread the word on your own site, they’ll send you a free DVD! Note: this is only available for movie bloggers, so far as I understand their desired end result. So, if... Read More

31 Day Movie Meme

I should probably have the patience to do this meme in thirty one days, like the title suggests.  But a few of the bloggers are spitting all the answers out in one big post, in true ADD style.  Which, I feel appropriate for Bitchin’ Film Reviews.  So here’s the short-ass version. Sequel That Shouldn’t Have Been Made – The Descent Part 2 Favorite Oscar-Nominated... Read More

Trailers are the shit

Frank over at Pompous Film Snob, who happens to be a big fan of the art of the movie trailer, asks several of us in the blogging world to send in a small write up about about our favorite trailers.  The list turned out to be quite diverse, with a whole lot of bitchin’ trailers to feast your eyes on.  Check out his post here, and post your favorite trailers in the comments.... Read More

David Fincher needs to make me forget The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Yes, Fight Club, The Game, Seven, they alone are enough to make me give any David Fincher movie a try.  But I’ll be honest, he left a really bad taste in my mouth (phrasing…) with Benjamin Button.  That shit was ridiculous.  Then he chooses to direct a movie about Facebook, starring Jessie Eisenberg and Justin Timberlake?  It’s like he’s trying to Nic... Read More

Bitchin’ Approved

I like this feature that many of my blogging friends seem to post: a ‘best of’ of the week.’ So I think I’ll try and post my own version on Sundays. Here’s the first go. Cinemascope chooses the best films of the 2000s. Heather from Movie Mobsters posted her top ten favorite films she watched with her dad. Moviesandsong365 is calling for his readers... Read More