Five Best Films in August

Managed to see a whole buncha movies in August, it was fun.

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The Cove (2009)

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Dead Man (1995)

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Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog (2008)

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Heroes for Sale (1933)

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Inglourious Basterds (2009)

4 responses to “Five Best Films in August

  1. Ewww! I had a nightmare about In.Bs. last night. Yes, I’m being a dour liberal humanist on this but two wrongs don’t make a right . . . though Tarantino *is* endeared to me at the moment just for putting Woody’s “Anything Else” on his list of 20 greatest films since 1992.

    There’s this really bizarre image from one of America’s “education” journals, the NCTE English Journal, I did have from a number of years back. These things are full of pseudo-leftist cant about ’empowerment’ and ‘multiculturalism’ and just all sorts of hilarious, but frightening, idiocy. [recent sample quote from a young english teacher: “I still prefer Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight to Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.” I draw your attention to why an eng. teacher has to refer to ‘Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte’ and why she says she *still* prefers Twilight? Which came out like, 4 years ago? So this girl read Twilight in college and thinks it’s greater than WH? And now she *teaches*? ponder, digest . . .]

    –Anyway, some teacher doing “peace studies” with the kids orchestrates some kind of peace dance set to Vivaldi’s noted peace anthem the “Four Seasons” and there’s a picture: girls in little chiffon togas skipping around the stage with swastikas drawn on their foreheads. Which, the caption tells us, is supposed to honor the victims of Auschwitz.

    And I’m thinking: you’re honoring the dead of the Holocaust by drawing swastikas on the foreheads of dancing teenage girls like they’re Charles freakin Manson and this is supposed to ***HONOR*** the dead?!?!?

    Not the kind of thing one should boast about in print, n’est-ce pas?

  2. Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog is the best thing the world has brought for us. It’s sad you didn’t make a full post on it because it does deserve that attention, but I forgive you for now. In the meantime, I think you should at least make an appreciation post for NPH because he is that legendary.

  3. Yay!!!!! It’s not black anymore! Now I can read your blog again. 😀

    Glad to see you gave love to Basterds!

    Btw, I think you should look at my Paris post – I have a very special picture from my travel that’s specifically for you (Montmartre, cemetary, hint!).

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