Movies I’ve Watched – 2008 (#1)

Waitress — A feel-good “dramedy” about a waitress with a talent for making pies who gets pregnant and falls for someone who isn’t her husband. It has a cute quirky quality that seems popular with shows like Pushing Daisies and Dead Like Me, if you like that kind of thing. (Jan. 2/08)

Primer — Some computer geeks create what turns out to be — I’m only guessing here — a time machine. They start messing with the space-time continuum and things go awry. It’s a science fiction movie with no special effects that begins with promise but quickly becomes frustrating by burying the essential drama of the story in unnecessary techno-babble. (Jan. 1/08)

Free Films From The National Film Board Of Canada

The National Film Board of Canada logoThe National Film Board Of Canada has made available classic films you can watch online, including:

I remember seeing these during school. I suspect the teachers used them as a break from babysitting us.

Phucks Per Minute

List of films ordered by uses of the word “fuck”. The top 10 films in their list fucking suck, although I only saw one of them. I’m surprised Pulp Fiction is only #15 on the fucking list.

VINCENT: I think we should be going now.

JULES: Don’t do that! Don’t you fuckin’ do that! Don’t blow this shit off! What just happened was a fuckin’ miracle!

VINCENT: Chill the fuck out, Jules, this shit happens.

JULES: Wrong, wrong, this shit doesn’t just happen.

VINCENT: Do you wanna continue this theological discussion in the car, or at the jailhouse with the cops?

JULES: We should be fuckin’ dead now, my friend! We just witnessed a miracle, and I want you to fuckin’ acknowledge it!

VINCENT: Okay man, it was a miracle, can we leave now?

Top 10 Films

Directors reveal their top 10 films:

Everyone loves a list – even film directors. But what do their Top 10s say about their personalities? John Walker decides that Quentin Tarantino lacks a sense of humour, whereas Terry Jones goes to the cinema to cheer himself up.

I recognize only one of the movies in Jim Jarmusch’s list:

  1. L’Atalante (Vigo, 1934)
  2. Tokyo Story (Ozu, 1953)
  3. They Live by Night (N Ray, 1949)
  4. Bob le flambeur (Melville, 1955)
  5. Sunrise (Murnau, 1927)
  6. The Cameraman (Sedgwick, 1928)
  7. Mouchette (Bresson, 1967)
  8. Seven Samurai (Kurosawa, 1954)
  9. Broken Blossoms (Griffith, 1919)
  10. Rome, Open City (Rossellini, 1945)