Posts Tagged ‘movies’

Top Docs of 2009

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The Documentary Blog has named my friend Michael Stephenson’s documentary, Best Worst Movie, number three on their list of top ten documentaries of 2009.

They also mentioned this documentary called RiP: A Remix Manifesto which I would love to check out.

YouTube - Gentlemen Broncos 2009 Trailer

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Gentleman Broncos, Jared Hess’ newest movie, looks like it could be pretty amazing. It stars Jemaine Clement of Flight of the Conchords!

Tron Legacy

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Tron Legacy

It seems these days nearly every big budget Hollywood film that comes out is either a sequel or a remake. Tron Legacy falls into this category, but from the looks of the trailer and the production shots it seems to more closely represent the original than some other recent remakes like Transformers, Star Trek and the like. The style of CG has obviously been updated, but also looks to stay true to the retro feel of the original Tron. Being a product of the 80s I am pretty excited to see this.

Delusions in Modern Primitivism

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One of the things I find about living in Shanghai, and among hundreds of black market DVD shops is that you end up buying a lot of movies that you probably wouldn’t otherwise. Last night we watched a DVD called The Official Selections. The movie features several short films that were selected for the Sundance Film Festival since the year 2000. Most of the short films were just okay, but one that caught my eye was a short called Delusions in Modern Primitivism.

“Jerome (Karl Moore) is a living gallery of body art. Now, bored with his many tattoos and assorted piercings, Jerome is in search of the latest form of body modification. Daniel Loflin’s dark docu-satire won the Best Short Film Award at the Aspen Shortfest and an Honorable Mention at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival.”

The way the film is shot is very convincing, and at times you are really guessing whether or not it’s fact or fiction.