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What I'm Watching This Weekend

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As I'm going through some films on the road movies list I've rented EASY RIDER and will be watching it for the first time.

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Raining today so no yardwork, ergo a double feature: My Week with Marilyn and Girl/Tattoo.

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This weekend the wife and I will be watching Ivan's Childhood (which we actually watched on Thursday) and Sprited Away.

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Over the past few days, I watched Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, one of the animated Hellboy movies, Changeling, and John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness. On the plate for the next few days: Midnight in Paris and Carlito's Way.

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This weekend we're going to continue working our way through Tarkovsky's works with Andrei Rublev. Looking forward to it.

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Probably A Separation and Iron Lady.

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Le Havre.

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As I'm going through some films on the road movies list I've rented EASY RIDER and will be watching it for the first time.

I believe it's very tied to its cultural period. I remember when I watched it very recently, I felt that there was a lot in it that would be hard to fully appreciate if one wasn't at least an older adolescent when it was made. A lot of societal and political attitudes towards sex, drugs, religion, politics, property and etc. have radically changed since Easy Rider was made. I've tried to explain the social and political context of that era to younger people, but it's like that era is from another planet.

Born To Be Wild -- the song that invented "heavy metal" with "...heavy metal thunder..." in the lyrics.

Now that you've watched it? I'm curious what you thought of it.

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Higher Ground, finally. And, if I can find time to get to a theater, A Separation.

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I will probably watch David Mamet's House of Games. I saw some clips from it and got the same "taut" feeling from the dialog that I got from dialog in The Spanish Prisoner.

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Should be getting Beginners from Netflix. If we don't watch The Mill and the Cross tonight, we'll definitely get it this weekend. Maybe Albert Nobbs if it's close by and we have time.

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Coriolanus

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I will probably watch David Mamet's House of Games. I saw some clips from it and got the same "taut" feeling from the dialog that I got from dialog in The Spanish Prisoner.

They're very similar movies. I enjoy them both, but I think House of Games is the better film (and the movie Mamet seems to refer back to the most in his later films).

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For home viewing: Drive

On the big screen (I can't wait!): A Dangerous Method

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On the big screen (I can't wait!): A Dangerous Method

I can't wait for your comments.

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On the big screen (I can't wait!): A Dangerous Method

I can't wait for your comments.

I'm seeing that either this weekend or next, since it came to my local art theater. Can't wait.

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I'm hoping to finally catch A Dangerous Method, too. Also, I've begun working my way through Bunuel films, so tomorrow it'll be Gran Casino (1947).

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Tonight, we're hoping to make it to A Separation, which has finally opened in Dallas. If we don't make it in time for that, we'll probably go for Pina (only in 2D unfortunately). Also, I'm also hoping to make this my third straight Tarkovsky weekend with the original Solaris.

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I am going to see the Woman in Black tonight. I also plan to watch the Thing and the Thing and do a comparison.

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Tonight, what I am sure will be an uplifting double-feature at the New Beverly Cinema... Melancholia and Take Shelter.

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Saw Lost in Translation last night (and I mean night), and saw a double-feature today: Le Havre and The Gold Rush (both in theaters).

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Ever since I started watching The Wire box set I got for Christmas, that's been taking up much of my weekend viewing. I am hoping to squeeze in a viewing of Drive soon.

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Can't believe I let over a week go by without catching anything in a theatre. But finally, yesterday, I went into town and caught three of the twelve Oscar-nominated feature-length films that I had not yet seen (Albert Nobbs, Monsieur Lazhar, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close). That leaves just nine films that I have not yet seen, three of which I can see on video and at least one of which opens in Vancouver next week.

Now all I have to do is get back up-to-speed on current releases; I haven't seen any of this week's new wide releases, nor most (if any) of last week's.

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A little late, but watched Groundhog Day in celebration of Groundhog Day.

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