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About NBooth

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    Collector of Oddities
  • Birthday 01/23/1987

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    Hanceville, Al
  • Interests
    Literature. Film. Music. The theater. Philosophy. Theology.

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  • Favorite movies
    Top Ten (descending order):The Third Man (Reed, 1949) Mulholland Drive (Lynch, 2001) 2046 (Wong, 2004) Vertigo (Hitchcock, 1958) Zodiac (Fincher, 2007) Citizen Kane (Welles, 1941) There Will Be Blood (Anderson, 2007) Raiders of the Lost Ark (Spielberg, 1981) Once Upon a Time in the West (Leone, 1968) The Thin Man (Van Dyke, 1934)
  • Favorite music
    Top Ten (descending order):Bob Dylan,David Bowie,Nick Cave,Brandi Carlile,Josh Ritter,Bill Mallonee,Robert Johnson,Willie Nelson,Van Morrison,The Beatles,
  • Favorite creative writing
    Top Ten (descending order): Tristram Shandy,    The Idiot,    Absalom Absalom!,    Winesburg, Ohio,    Leaves of Grass,    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes,    Calamity Town,    Our Man in Havana,    Kings Row,    A Sentimental Journey

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  1. The first episode is up on Amazon with a Starz subscription. I don't have much to say so far, except that--stylistically--this show feels very much like a continuation of Hannibal; there were several moments that made me gasp in exactly the same way that the older show did at its best. The music is similarly of-a-piece with Hannibal, but it's cut with a very distinct homage to Badalamenti's work on Twin Peaks.
  2. I know YouTube reviewers like the folks at Stoned Gremlin aren't exactly the first people to go to for reviews, but Brad Jones got to see King Arthur: Legend of the Sword two weeks early. Here's his obscenity-laced [NSFW] reaction video. Spoiler: the movie sucks. There are comparisons to Uwe Boll.
  3. Priscilla Page has some thoughts on the race stuff in MAG7:
  4. Every film project DF has been attaches to since GONE GIRL sounds like a massive step down.
  5. Ok, finally watched this tonight. I really liked the trick of having the tarot deck be in color while the rest of the movie was in black-and-white. I'll be honest, this was a difficult movie for me to get into. With the exception of a couple of Chabrol flicks, that's par for the course for me re: French New Wave. But there's a lot of interesting stuff going on--some of the editing is rough, but not in a "they don't know what they're doing" way; the opposite, in fact. One sequence that puzzled me, initially, was the short film they watch at the movie theater. For one thing, it's almost painfully unfunny. For another--well, it seemed like a bizarre interpolation. But as the movie developed it became apparent that the whole larger film is played off of, inverted or parodied, in the short film. Which then made me wonder if the short isn't too on-the-nose. It's a neat sequence, once it snaps into place. I can definitely see why this would go on a list of "films about waking up." I really want to hear what some of y'all have to say about this one.
  6. Ross Butler (Reggie) is leaving the show. This is, to my knowledge, the second re-cast (Dilton is played by different actors in the pilot and in subsequent appearances). It's a shame, because Butler brings a tremendous amount of charm to what could have been a one-note character. Given how good the show has been at casting, I guess we should expect them to find a suitable replacement--but I'm still disappointed. Related: this seems related to the second season of 13 Reasons Why, which I haven't seen but which has had people in my timeline running around in a tizzy. So I guess I should see it.
  7. Well, I was going to. But then I popped the disc in and discovered that Netflix had sent me a broken one. So it'll be a couple of days.
  8. The finale wasn't too shoddy. I'm going to stick by my assertion that Bates Motel doesn't have the courage of its own perversity, but perhaps that can be a good thing; certainly the closing confrontation was tremendously moving, even without the cosmic-level stuff that made the Hannibal finale (similar in some respects) stand out. Bates Motel, at its best, has always been a much smaller-scale show than Hannibal, anyway. More later, perhaps.
  9. I finally got my DVD in, so I'll be catching this sometime this weekend.
  10. Ok, I'm not so cynical yet. This is promising.
  11. Same.
  12. Title: Barton Fink Director: Joel and Ethan Coen Year: 1991 Language: English IMDB Link Link to the A&F thread on the film