List of Movies for Dylan to Watch
For @dadzoned, who wanted a few recommendations for streaming. Here goes, Dylan. Most of these are on Hulu, some on Netflix.
* - Weekend (2011) on Netflix
* - Blue Velvet - on Netflix
- Ordet - Hulu
-Cleo from 5 to 7 - Hulu
* - La Belle et la Bête - Hulu
- Cronos - Hulu
* - The Master - on Netflix
* - There Will Be Blood - on Netflix
* - Eraserhead - Hulu
- Twin Peaks - on Netflix
* - House (1977) - Hulu
- Routine Pleasures - Hulu
* - Vampyr - Hulu
- Blue is the Warmest Color - on Netflix
* - Metropolis - on Netflix
* - Steamboat Bill Jr. - on Netflix
* - Nostalghia - on Netflix
* - Stalker - Hulu
I starred the ones you should definitely watch. If you want some raunchier titles, we can work that out, too. *suggestive eyebrows*
Double featuring The Master and There Will Be Blood to get pumped for Inherent Vice.
Teaser Trailer For Inherent Vice
Paul Thomas Anderson does Thomas Pynchon
So far, all we’ve seen from Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice is the briefest of footage snippets and a couple of stills, including a new one last week. All that changes now, as the first teaser trailer for the film has landed.
Adapted from Thomas Pynchon’s 2009 novel, the film follows private eye Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix), whose life is disrupted by the appearance of his ex-old lady from out of nowhere. She brings a tale of her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife and her boyfriend to kidnap that billionaire and throw him in an asylum.
Set at the tail end of the psychedelic 1960s with paranoia running rampant, Doc knows that “love” is another of those words going around at the moment, like “trip” or “groovy,” that’s being way too overused – except this one usually leads to trouble.
Soon he’s wrapped up in a tale that includes surfers, hustlers, dopers and rockers, a murderous loan shark, LAPD Detectives, a tenor sax player working undercover, and a mysterious entity known as the Golden Fang, which may only be a tax dodge set up by some dentists… Yeah, Doc’s probably going to wish he just ignored this one.
Featuring a stellar cast that also boasts Reese Witherspoon, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Jena Malone, Martin Short and Benicio Del Toro, Inherent Vice premieres at the New York Film Festival on October 4, although Aussie audiences will have to wait until February 5 next year.
Turn offs: having to wait until December 12th for inherent vice
If you’ve read any of Frank Miller’s comics, you’re probably familiar with some of his most beloved tropes found in his work from Daredevil to Holy Terror, including pudge-faced, long coated wearing anti-heroes, prostitutes, a crapsack urban setting, and hardboiled voice-over narration that ranges from unintentionally hilarious (“ Sin City, she’s a big, bad broad flat on her back begging for it and I take her for all she’s worth and then I take her again and still she’s begging.”) to tight and poignant (“Worth dying for. Worth killing for. Worth going to hell for. amen.”) In “Hard Goodbye”, Miller plays with these tropes and devices like a kid with his favorite action figures, but he also constructs a three dimensional character in Marv, who is the dark grey anti-hero Sin City needs. Marv is a driven character, who will go to any means necessary to avenge the death of Goldie, a prostitute and “goddess”, who gave him the time of his life before she was killed. The plot of “Hard Goodbye” is filled with forward momentum and doesn’t go down any rabbit trails. Miller fleshes out some of the backstory of (Ba)Sin City, its ruling clan the Roarkes, and supporting characters, like Lucille and Nancy, but it mostly focuses on one violent, mentally unhinged (yet well-intentioned) man’s quest for vengeance , justice, or something in-between.