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2013 Looks to Be a Good Year for Horror!


Still a bit too many possession movies on the roster in my opinion, but there are still a good handful of horror movies that I’m REALLY looking forward to seeing in 2013.

http://screencrush.com/most-anticipated-horror-films-2013/

The Intouchables (2012)


The Intouchables, my second favorite movie from 2012, just hit Netflix streaming!

Click here to watch it now:
http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/The_Intouchables/70232180

Here’s what I wrote about it in my 2012 recap:

The Intouchables is a French film that did not get very wide distribution and is burdened with a silly title. It’s hilarious and touching in equal measures.

By all accounts I shouldn’t have liked this movie, and if it had been made by American filmmakers I probably wouldn’t have, but somehow the French filmmakers made it work. The thing that saved it from Hallmark Channel sentimentality was the incredibly irreverent sense of humor. Seek this movie out.

What more can I say? If you had told me before I saw it that The Intouchables would be my #2 movie of the year, I would have laughed at you harder than I did at this hilarious and touching movie.

Fans of Pizza and The Evil Dead Unite!


The Evil Dead has seen far too many DVD releases to even count. Now get ready for a new version, filmed in Food-a-Vision! (Not really.)

Introducing the Necronomicon pizza. Read about The Necronomicon Thin Crust Edition.

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Best Movies You Didn’t See in 2011


I’ve seen 3 on this list. And good handful are streaming on Netflix. Enjoy!

Who says zombie movies are unrealistic?


Check out this fun and informative article about a Harvard psychiatrist (and sci-fi/horror fan) who has explained the neurobiology of the living dead.

http://io9.com/5286145/a-harvard-psychiatrist-explains-zombie-neurobiology

Hm. Come to think of it, it also explains a lot about those Walmart-shopping, McDonalds-eating, church-going, Republican-voting real-life “zombies.”

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Red pill or blue pill? Finally, an answer!


Filmspotting (one of my favorite podcasts) has just posed this question from The Matrix as their latest poll. Do you take the…

  • Blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe
  • Red pill – you stay in Wonderland and you see how deep the rabbit-hole goes

Like Neo, my choice was to take the red pill…that is, until I read this response from a commenter:

Taking the blue pill is the only rational choice. Here’s why: The question presupposes that you already know the Matrix exists. Because you’ve been granted this knowledge, there’s a serious epistemological problem here. Even if you stay in Wonderland, there’s no way you can ever be sure that you’re not still in the Matrix, albeit a different and far bleaker manifestation of it. What, you’re supposed to believe this is reality just because a guy in a leather trench coat and sunglasses says so? Your real options are between a world of perpetual, mind-crushing epistemic uncertainty (red pill) and one of relative psychological comfort and ease (blue pill), the latter of which, post-pill-ingestion, will at least give you some ontological ground to stand on. In the words of Mr. White, that ain’t no choice at all.

I’m convinced. How about you?

Comment and let me know what you think.

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The Making of Michael Mann’s Heat


For fans of Michael Mann’s Heat, this spoof of a “making of” featurette is hilarious.

Empathy was yesterday… ‘Nuff said. 🙂

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The 100 Best Movies Streaming on Netflix


If you’re looking for something to watch on Netflix, Complex.com has compiled their list of the 100 Best Movies Streaming on Netflix Right Now.

You’ll find several of their selections reviewed here at Curtis Loves Movies, so it must be a good list.

Plus, for horror fans, there’s a good percentage of horror movies on this list. And not just mainstream stuff. Some of my favorite indie and foreign horror movies made the cut.

Enjoy!

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You Haven’t Seen [Insert Movie Title Here]???


Great idea for a post (I may have to steal this) from a really fun movie blog by a 15-year-old cinephile with a pretty sophisticated perspective on film:

The Top 10 Movies I’m Embarrassed I Haven’t Seen

Enjoy!

Curtis Loves 35mm Film!


The major film studios have decided that they eventually want to stop renting all archival 35mm film prints entirely because there are so few revival houses left, and because digital is cheap and the cost of storing and shipping prints is high.

When I got to see Taxi Driver on film after seeing it on video and DVD probably like 20-30 times before, it was like seeing it for the very first time. The images looked like they were painted onto the screen. It was beautiful.

Yes, maybe HD projection would be just as beautiful, but can your local retro art house theater afford to purchase and maintain HD projectors? Is your local multiplex ever going to give up already scarce screen space for old movies or cult movies? No.

Sign this petition to ask movie studios to maintain their library of 35mm prints for rent:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/fight-for-35mm/