Friday, February 25, 2011

Blog News 2/25/11 & Blogging Around

With the Oscars this coming Sunday. The only film that is nominated for an Oscar that I will watch this weekend will be Exit Through the Gift Shop where I hope to have a review posted after seeing the film.

In the meantime, I will be catching up on 2010 releases that I've missed including Mark Romanek's Never Let Me Go, Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island, Nicole Holofcener's Please Give, Gregg Araki's Kaboom (though it was just released theatrically but I'm counting as a 2010 release since it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival), Noah Baumbach's Greenberg, Olivier Assayas' Carlos, and the Dreamworks animated film How to Train Your Dragon. That's all I'm going for as far as 2010 releases are concerned as i will begin my 2011 viewing with the release of Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch coming in late March.

Around the same time, there's the upcoming Todd Haynes' TV miniseries adaptation of Mildred Pierce as I'm pushing the Auteurs essay on Haynes till early April once I've seen all five parts of the miniseries. I will also have a review of the 1945 film by Michael Curtiz of the same name that starred Joan Crawford.

That's all I'm going for what is ahead in March along with films I've missed in 2009 that I've been wanting to see. In my other blog at The Void-Go-Round. I'm just posting reviews of albums by PJ Harvey in anticipation for her new album as well as hoping to have some new reviews coming. Even as I'm thinking about going to the upcoming Cut Copy concert coming in late March. That is all for now in my front and now let's blog around with the other places.

James at Cinema Sights has been making contributions to the recent director's chair on Terry Gilliam as one of the reviews I want to note of his is a great review on the much-maligned (and very misunderstood) Tideland which is a great read.

Edgar at Between the Seats is someone I'm despising right now because he's finally convinced me with his review of Never Let Me Go to finally go see this. I'm not sure if it will be a mess or an overlooked gem. I'm just wanting to see what the fuss is about.

CS at Big Thoughts has a wonderful review on the Oscar-nominated film from Greece called Dogtooth which I just saw. Yes, it's really a fucked up film. Seriously, it's really fucked up.

Another film I saw recently was Rabbit Hole by John Cameron Mitchell that I really liked. There's also a couple of reviews that also praised the film. One from Andrew at Anomalous Material and Dan at Dan the Man's Movie Reviews.

Finally, there's Mike at Cinema Du Meep who is continuing his marathon celebrating the greats of Blaxploitation as he selected one of my favorites in Mr. Smooth himself, Billy Dee Williams aka Lando Calrissian. I wish he really did have his own fried chicken place like he did in Undercover Brother.

That is all. If there's an Oscar party around with all of y'all. Show me and I'll be there.


Courtney Small said...

Thanks for the linkage! Much appreciated.

thevoid99 said...

You're welcome.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link my man! Good stuff here, as usual.

thevoid99 said...

@Dan-You're welcome. I'm just trying to spread the love for all the bloggers out there.

Cinema Du Meep said...

Thanks for the love!

thevoid99 said...

@Meep-You're welcome.