Cinema Misfits Podcast, Episode 36: Jim Morton Interview Part 2, Super 8, Larry Crowne, and Green Lantern

6 ‘n 90!  Da Man reviews six films in ninety seconds.

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The Islander.  Jim Morton, expert on extreme cinema, shares the remainder of his movie picks to take with him on a deserted island.
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Super 8.  Kids vs. the army.  Alien vs. the earth.  Pickup vs. train.  The only one who comes out of this looking better than expected is the truck.

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Cinema Misfits Podcast, Episode 35: Jim Morton Interview, Midnight in Paris, Kung Fu Panda 2, Bridesmaids, and The Tree of Life

6 ‘n 90!  Da Man reviews six films in ninety seconds.

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This week’s guest on The Islander is author Jim Morton.  He was a contributing editor to Incredibly Strange Films and in the early 80s put out the fanzine Trashola.  He has forgotten more about horror and sexploitation films than most people will ever know, and his picks definitely reflect his eclectic tastes.

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Midnight in Paris.  Paris might be a “movable feast,” but Midnight In Paris is more like a buffet stuck in the 20s.

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Cinema Misfits Podcast, Episode 32: Jonathan Kuntz Interview Part 2, Paul, Sucker Punch, and The Lincoln Lawyer

Sydney Lumet remembered.

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6 ‘n 90!  Da Man reviews six films in ninety seconds.

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The Islander.  Nancy concludes her interview with film historian and UCLA professor Jonathan Kuntz.

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Cinema Misfits Podcast, Episode 31: Jonathan Kuntz Interview, Battle: LA, Rango, and International Tom Hanks Day

6 ‘n 90!  Da Man reviews six films in ninety seconds.

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The Islander is where guests are interviewed by Nancy and asked to pick the ten films they would take with them to a desert island.  Nancy’s guest this week is film historian and UCLA professor Jonathan Kuntz.

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Battle: LA.  In the war between the aliens and the marines, there’s really only one loser: the audience.
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Tom Stempel: Islander Guest and More (audio interview)

In 1975, I attended LACC (Los Angeles City College) and took as many film classes as I could.  Tom Stempel taught three of them: film history, documentaries and screenwriting.  The film history class would meet and watch films in the science lecture hall, a large echoy room with seats set at a steep rake which made it a good place to watch films.

I remember watching The Seven Chances there.  It was my first introduction to Buster Keaton, who would, in time, become my favorite comedian — in either silent or sound films.  That semester, we also watched Storm Over Asia (Potomok Chingis-Khana), a film by V. I. Pudovkin, and definitely in the Eisenstein  mold of early Soviet films.  With its bold, direct images; its at times heavy-handed visual metaphors; and didactic, unapologetic, manipulative editing; this film, in an odd way, spoke to me.  I’d never seen anything like it, and it was a surprise and a thrill to watch.  Other great films that I saw for the first time in that lecture hall were Jesse James and My Darling Clementine.

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Richard Herd: Islander Guest and More (audio interview)

Hollywood is filled with stars, but these stars come in different forms.  There are the stars who continuously burn strong and bright over the years and seldom disappoint (How ya’ doing, Meryl Streep?).  There are the ones who explode dynamically when they hit the scene, only to burn out, little by little, flickering only occasionally (How’s it hangin’, Matthew McConaughey?).  Finally, there are those stars who initially appear with great brilliance and promise, only to crash and burn and either fade away or hang on, only to be listed occasionally in one of those “Where Are They Now?” articles (I’m looking at you, Tatum O’Neal!).

I love good character actors…their light may be dimmed a bit by the Big Stars they support, but it burns, much like Polaris, the Northern Star, with smooth, dependable consistency.

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Cinema Misfts Podcast, Episode 21: Part 2 of Gregory McClatchy Interview, Piranha 3D, Machete, and Lottery Ticket

6 ‘n 90!  Da Man reviews six films in ninety seconds.

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The Islander.  Nancy concludes her interview with Gregory McClatchy, the founder and creative director of Motor Entertainment.

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Piranha 3D.  Wet T-shirt contest meets thousands of flesh-eating piranha.  What’s not to like?

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