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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.

Crossing the Streams: May 2017, by Jim Rohner

12 May

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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Well, it certainly has been a roller coaster month, hasn’t it? First we found out that HBO shows were leaving Amazon Prime in 2018, then we were assured that they weren’t, only to then be told, “Just kidding! They are definitely all leaving.” Springtime is finally here, so it’d be understandable were you to find a bar with an outdoor area in which you can drown your sorrows in shandy like so many Jimmy McNultys, but the healthier option for your liver would be to distract yourself with an alternate consumption – that of taking in these titles before they expire…

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I Do Movies Badly: Orson Welles

2 May

Tyler Smith rejoins IDMB to discuss the films of Orson Welles, who was actually quite a famous filmmaker (Citizen Kane, Touch of Evil) before he voiced Unicron and was parodied on The Critic. Tyler makes the case for why Welles is and was an essential and path-paving filmmaker, hypothesizes why studio interference makes it difficult to define what “an Orson Welles film” means, and explains why he’s not recommending either Kane or Touch of Evil before recommending The Stranger (1946), Chimes at Midnight (1965), and F for Fake (1973).

I Do Movies Badly: Starship Troopers

26 Apr

In this episode, Jim ships off to space with Paul Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers.