I have just recently given up my dish in favor of XBOX live and hulu, blockbuster perferred guest and netflix (sorry mubi, your selection is too limited). I have been ill for a while and find I have more bedrest time. As such, I am game to start a weekly watching and analysis thread.
Here is how it works. A group of people agree to watch a certain film streaming online. The person who picks the film, writes an intro thread for it and the watchers discuss. We have had good success with this in the past.
I want to start with Ralph Bakshi’s The Cool and The Crazy. His only non-animation film.
I will do a write up for the film next Saturday if anyone wants to play.
I was wondering what happened to this. I think I’d be up for it.
I’m in. Sounds cool :)
cool so whoever participates can pick the flick after this one.
Have you seen this one before, Dennis?
not since it came out
So funny you chose this movie because I was considering watching it a couple days ago :)
The thread for this discussion will be going up some time tomorrow
The first person to respond with their analysis gets to pick next week’s film
Ok, I think I’ve decided. My pick is Tony Manero (dir. Pablo Larrain, 2008). If anyone thinks it sounds dumb then I can choose another, but it’s been in my queue for the longest time.
it’s more than fine
so next Saturday
August 4th Please Write an Intro thread for the film
Thank you sir
it will be done sir. this is fun.
Tony Manero. Sounds good to me, Tomas. I’ll get on it soon.
Should this work for 8/11? Looked interesting to me.
Sounds great, Lover.
Tomboy thread should be up sometime today done by loverof
I think Ruby or Bijoux Alexanderplatz ought to have next week’s pick
where fore art tho Japeman
Analysis party seems like an oxymoron :)
Okay, it’s up :)
“Analysis party seems like an oxymoron :)”
not for nerds like myself
Lol I saw Tomboy a while ago. If I had known this was this week’s movie, I would have been the first to reply lol
Liked it quite a bit :p
I am gonna be out by the end of the month for a week or so. If it is okay, I want to write the next one if that is okay, I know I already wrote one three weeks ago but an actor I really like Al Freeman Jr
Albert Freeman Jr. dies at 78
Actor played Elijah Muhammad in Spike Lee’s ‘Malcolm X’
By Variety Staff
Albert Freeman Jr., who played Elijah Muhammad, the Nation of Islam leader and Malcolm X’s mentor, in Spike Lee’s epic 1992 biopic “Malcolm X,” died Thursday, Aug. 9. He was 78.
Howard U. in Washington, D.C., confirmed the death of the actor whose career spanned film, stage and television Friday night but details weren’t immediately available.
Freeman’s later feature work included 1995’s “Once Upon a Time… When We were Colored,” in which he starred with Phylicia Rashad, and the Maya Angelou-directed “Down in the Delta” (1998), in which he starred with Alfre Woodard.
The actor also did memorable work in television. He played “Malcolm X” in miniseries “Roots: The Next Generations,” drawing an Emmy nomination in 1979.He had drawn an earlier nomination, in 1970, for starring with Patty Duke in the influential telepic “My Sweet Charlie.” He played a black New York lawyer who encounters a pregnant white Southern girl in rural girl while both are on the run.
Freeman also won a best-actor Daytime Emmy for his work as Capt. Ed Hall on the soap opera “One Life to Live.” (He also directed some episodes of the ABC sudser.)
Freeman was a star of the ABC sitcom “Hot L Baltimore” in 1975 and recurred on “Homicide: Life on the Street” as Deputy Commissioner James Harris.
Onstage, he delivered an important performance in Amiri Baraka’s powerful, explosive “Dutchman” Off Broadway. He played a black subway passenger traumatized by an emotionally disturbed white woman, played by Shirley Knight. The actors appeared in a bigscreen adaptation in 1967.
Freeman taught acting for decades at Howard U. and served as chairman and artistic director of its theater arts department for the last six years.
“He was a brilliant professor, a renowned actor and a master director who made his mark in the classroom as well as on stage, screen and television. … He has mentored and taught scores of outstanding actors. He was a resounding voice of Howard and will be missed,” university spokeswoman Kerry-Ann Hamilton said in a statement.
Albert Cornelius Freeman Jr. was born in San Antonio, Texas. His father was a jazz pianist and stage actor.
He made his first television appearance in 1958 in an episode of “Suspicion,” and he guested on a variety of shows during the 1960s including “The Defenders” and “The F.B.I.” He also made a number of appearances in high-profile films during the period, including “Black Like Me,” “Ensign Pulver,” “For Pete’s Sake,” Frank Sinatra starrer “The Detective” and “Finian’s Rainbow.”
In 1970 Freeman starred on Broadway in the brief-running musical version of the film “Lilies of the Field,” which had starred Sidney Poitier. He had appeared on Broadway in several plays during the 1960s, including “Blues for Mister Charlie,” written by James Baldwin. In 1973 he played the Messenger in a Rialto production of “Medea.”
NETFLIX has Down in the Delta (the solo film by Maya Angelou), anyone mind if we do that one next? After that, Rudy should be next
Sounds good to me, Dennis :)
cool so next Saturday
No problem man.
sounds good dennis, haven’t seen this one
I didn’t know Angelou directed a movie, sounds good.
Down in the Delta is up
Rudy or Ms Alexanderplatz
You Got NEXT PICK
Anyone think we should do a Tony Scott pick?
go for it dennis. just not domino, that gives me a headache :\
I doubt I can do it (find out my surgery dates today at 4)