Indie cinema Saturday

Taking in a film at The Little.

posted 7/11/09 at 2:10pm to Movies, Photography · 0 replies · permalink

Otto Rahn and the Temple of Doom

Like Jones, Rahn was an archaeologist, like him he fell foul of the Nazis and like him he was obsessed with finding the Holy Grail – the cup reputedly used to catch Christ’s blood when he was crucified. But whereas Jones rode the Grail-train to box-office glory, Rahn’s obsession ended up costing him his life.

Fascinating story in the Telegraph.  This is just sample of so many bizarre stories that could be told about Himmler and his minions.  It’s a rich vein of content, and I’m surprised more people haven’t tapped into it for fictional purposes.  Maybe because so much of it would seem over-the-top even when presented as factual historical narrative.

posted 5/29/08 at 9:35am to Movies, WTF? · 0 replies · permalink

Returning to X

In anticipation of this summer’s new X-Files movie1, I’ve been revisiting the show on DVD.

Let’s just say that I don’t think season 1 aged very well.  Oh, those 90s clothes and haircuts.  I just can’t get over the horror of them.

Anyway, I think I’m going to start getting more selective, and watch either the mythology arc with all the “Monster of the Week” episodes trimmed out, or do it the other way around.

  1. Yeah, I was one of those “X-Philes” people back in the day.
posted 5/8/08 at 10:51am to Geekery, Movies, Teevee · 0 replies · permalink

Batman trailer comparison

Looks like the trailer for The Dark Knight is almost an edit-for-edit replica of the original 1989 Batman trailer.  That had to be intentional, but why?  Weird.

(via Alex Hillman)

[ Updated 4/29 7:56pm: Ack. Looks like this isn’t the real deal – it’s just a user-edited thingy that’s been floating around for a while now. ]

posted 4/29/08 at 9:41am to Geekery, Movies · 0 replies · permalink

Megaplexes are for Goobers

Little Theater billboard

Great local billboard campaign for the Little Theatres – an arthouse film complex in my city.  Wish the smaller images were clickable into larger versions.

posted 4/4/08 at 1:42pm to Art, Local, Movies · 0 replies · permalink