Wednesday, October 27, 2010

TV Bites: Zombieland

Chocolate "Twinkies" with Raspberry/Cream Filling

Aooooooo! [cough, cough] Happy Halloween! From day one, my children of the night, I knew one of the films I would do here would be Zombieland, which is one of the most fun times I’ve had in a theater in some time. You just fasten your seat belt (Rule #3) from the moment the movie begins and sit back and enjoy the ride. And, I wanted to try to make Twinkies (more on that below)... How scary is that????

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

TV Bites: Some Like It Hot

Tony Curtis' Stuffed Cabbage (Töltött Káposzta)

I'm sure one could easily write a master's thesis on the subject of how in American society, where male sexuality is so filled with issues and general weirdness, that the top 2 films on AFI's 100 YEARS - 100 LAUGHS list are Some Like it Hot and Tootsie - two films about cross-dressing men.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

TV Bites: Coup de Torchon (Clean Slate)

Senegalese Grilled Fish Yassa

sorry, but the only trailer is sans subtitles

As promised, this is part two of a French post-noir double-bill. There are many comparisons to make between Shoot the Piano Player and Coup de Torchon. And one of them is that both films are superb and a joy to watch. I hope this is all not too "foreign" for some of you. I promise the next film will be a rollicking roller-coaster of fun and action.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

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Friday, October 1, 2010

TV Bites: Shoot the Piano Player (Tirez sur le pianiste)

Un Sandwich de Poulet, Pomme et Brie
(Roast Chicken, Apple & Brie Sandwich)

It's TV Bites time and this time around I'm doing two French movies back to back. But not just two movies directed by two great French directors. Both movies, 21 years apart, were adapted from pulp novels written by American authors. Both movies' locations are transposed to different locations. Both to different eras than when they were written. Both are done with a jazz score. Both are available in Criterion DVD editions. And both movies, I love dearly. Oh yeah, and both movies are rarely, if ever, broadcast on any American cable channel. Any guesses on the 2nd?