Monthly Archives: February 2014

Movie Beat – 02.28.14

The Bag Man – The role of a Bag Man is a time-honored tradition. Heartless, ruthless and cold, the Bag Man kills for money and is hired because he kills. This Bag Man (John Cusack) has been hired by this … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – February 28, 1956

“I’ve never bought that cliché that you should never take people out of the narrative, take people out of that dramatic illusion. I’m more of a person who loves his grandmother. I’m thinking when a grandmother sits at the foot … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – February 28, 1903

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Born On This Day – February 23, 1889

“Obstacles make a better picture.” –Victor Fleming

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Born On This Day – February 22, 1900

The films that influenced me the most, however, were Fritz Lang’s. When I saw Destiny, I suddenly knew that I too wanted to make movies. It wasn’t the three stories themselves that moved moved me so much, but the main … Continue reading

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Movie Beat – 02.21.14

3 Days To Kill – Kevin Costner is an agent assigned to killing, torturing and blowing-up parts of Paris. I wonder what on his resume landed him the job? He wants out, but his boss (Amber Heard?) wants him to … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – February 21, 1925

“You can’t make violence real to audiences today without rubbing their noses in it. We watch our wars and see men die, really die, every day on television, but it doesn’t seem real. We don’t believe those are real people … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – February 20, 1925

“People talk about my signature. But I ask them if they ever saw Howard Hawks’ films. They’re filled with overlapping dialog. Everything I’ve learned has come from watching other directors: Bergman, Fellini, Kurosawa, Huston and Renoir.” –Robert Altman  

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Born On This Day – February 18, 1932

“I know this sounds so little, and not serious enough, but I believe that I have to have fun. We all have to have fun – me, the actors, the cameraman, everybody should feel as if we are making a … Continue reading

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Movie Beat – 02.14.14

About Last Night – Two guys (Kevin Hart & Michael Ealy) and two gals (Regina Hall & Joy Bryant) are living in Los Angeles and trying to find love and companionship. The guys are best friends, the gals are roommates, … Continue reading

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