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Crossing the Streams: July 2017

19 Jul


Congratulations! With your recent purchase of a brand new Roku/Apple TV/Amazon Fire Stick you’re ready to – as Obi-Wan Kenobi said – take your first step into a larger world. That larger world is, of course, the world of cord cutting in which a seemingly endless supply of streaming apps, services, and content are available instantaneously at your fingertips. But with so many options of things to watch spread out across so many different services changing literally by the day, what’s worth binge watching before it expires and you’d have to – (GASP) – pay for it? Allow Crossing the Streams to be your official guide to what’s worth watching before it expires, what’s just been made available, and what’s just plain damn good.

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Well, summer is officially here and you know what that means – parking your butt inside in front of air conditioning and neglecting all human contact outside of the “(Insert Streaming Service) and Chill” variety. Sure, it may be hot outside, but missing these titles before they expire will leave you feeling cold on the inside (David Caruso slips on his sunglasses and walks away).
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I Do Movies Badly: Summer Update

13 Jul

In which Jim apologizes for many things including: episode delays, continuously apologizing for episode delays, and the next episode delay as he announces – for many reasons – a hiatus for the rest of the month of July.

I Do Movies Badly: Mystery Train

29 Jun

With Mystery Train, Jim says goodbye to June and Jim Jarmusch, which is fitting for a filmmaker whose elegiac work seems to deal with traveling, transitions, and hanging onto a pride from times and places that once were.

I Do Movies Badly: Dead Man

21 Jun

In this episode, Jim is shooting buffalo and talking about Jim Jarmusch’s Dead Man.

Crossing the Streams: June 2017, by Jim Rohner

19 Jun

Congratulations! With your recent purchase of a brand new Roku/Apple TV/Amazon Fire Stick you’re ready to – as Obi-Wan Kenobi said – take your first step into a larger world. That larger world is, of course, the world of chord cutting in which a seemingly endless supply of streaming apps, services, and content are available instantaneously at your fingertips. But with so many options of things to watch spread out across so many different services changing literally by the day, what’s worth binge watching before it expires and you’d have to – (GASP) – pay for it? Allow Crossing the Streams to be your official guide to what’s worth watching before it expires, what’s just been made available, and what’s just plain damn good.

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I must apologize for the lateness of this month’s blog, which I had intended to write much sooner than I did. Because of my tardiness, you perhaps may not have been informed of the expiring of some titles (4:44 Last Day on Earth or Selma, for instance) or are only now seeing that you don’t have as much time to watch others before the expire shortly. My only hope is that your anger at my tardiness will pale in comparison to the anger of the studios that charge too much for streaming rights that ultimately will lead to the expiring of some of these following titles…

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I Do Movies Badly: Paterson

13 Jun

Why is it when nothing supposedly happens (during the mundane, the routine, the regular), we assume that art can’t be found? Paterson – both the film and the man in the film – are able to find the poetry in the mundane and value it just for being.

I Do Movies Badly: Jim Jarmusch

8 Jun

You know what’s cool? Rock and roll music. Sloths. Jim Jarmusch. Kristen Sales espouses the coolness of all of these things, but it is primarily with Jim Jarmusch, the New York City-based musician/filmmaker with whom she is concerned during her second appearance on IDMB. She discusses how he’s a dying breed of indie filmmaker, whether he’s really as cool as he looks or really just a nerd (or both), and what is so quintessentially American about his work before recommending these three titles: Paterson (2016), Dead Man (1995), and Mystery Train (1989).

I Do Movies Badly: F for Fake

31 May

In this episode, Jim sniffs out F for Fake.

I Do Movies Badly: Chimes at Midnight

25 May

In this episode, Jim is awakened by Chimes at Midnight.

I Do Movies Badly: The Stranger

24 May

In this episode, Jim visits Orson Welles’ The Stranger.