Saturday, June 2, 2018
For the next week, I am in Bozeman, Montana on a work trip. Big conference. And if noir has taught me anything, we will all wear matching fezzes and get drunk and provide cover for someone trying to hide out in a hotel
I'm also taking some vacation days while I'm here because I've never been to this part of the world, and I'd like to see a mountain, a moose, a bear and water that is neither gross Texas creek water or gross Texas lake water.
Thus far I've eaten lunch here, had some coffee and walked around to see Downtown Bozeman, which is high-end knick-knackery and touristy eateries. Which serves my purposes well.
So, no movies for me this week, I'd guess. I might read a Superman comic or two. But expect a slowdown in posting, etc...
Yes, Jamie is still in Austin, but The Dug is set to be there by this evening and is hanging with her all week.
Friday, June 1, 2018
Format: TCM on DVR
I just found this in my drafts. Yeah, so back in March I watched An American in Paris (1951). Never wrote it up, just started the post.
So I'm not writing one now. But there's plenty out there on this movie, so... there you go.
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Pencils: (mostly) Ivan Reis and 2 pages by Jason Fabok
Inks: Joe Prado
Colors: Alex Sinclair
Lettering: Cory Petit
Editor: Michael Cotton
Associate Editor: Jessica Chen
Group Editor: Brian Cunningham
Well, it finally arrived.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Format: Noir Alley on TCM - DVR
Sometimes casting can save the day for a fairly standard plot in a movie - it can be a real pleasure to see your favorite actors, character or otherwise, play out the parts in your boilerplate movie. Other times that same old jazz standard gets a new look, a new interpretations and the execution is enough to make you stand up and applaud.
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Monday, May 21, 2018
I'd intended to read Michelle McNamara's true-crime book, I'll Be Gone In The Dark (2018), this year at some point, but was propelled to listen to the audiobook when, in late April, the subject of the book was apprehended in California.
Before the book is run-over, borrowed-from, and absorbed by osmosis as documentaries and news stories rushed into production - and likely a feature film or three - I wanted to hear what McNamara had to say and where she was in her crowd-sourced, DIY investigation into the Golden State Killer, a serial rapist and murderer who was active in multiple California communities in the late 70's and into the early 80's, before simply vanishing.
Format: Noir City Austin at Alamo Ritz in 35mm
Viewing: fourth/ first
We attended two films on the final day of Noir City Austin, The Unsuspected (1947) and The Threat (1949). Two extremely different movies, but both a real treat. The Film Noir Foundation isn't just Eddie Muller, and as he had to depart, we were lucky to have author Alan K. Rode in attendance to introduce the films.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Viewing: First/ First
Format: Noir City Austin at the Alamo Ritz
Decade: 1940's/ 1950's
Both films were shown as part of Noir City Austin, hosted by TCM Noir Alley host, Eddie Muller and presented in 35mm.
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Creators: Various/ Anthology Book
I believe this is our last Super-stop before Man of Steel #1 arrives. Tomasi and Gleason return to a story from what seemed very early in their run on Superman (issues 8 and 9) where Superman and Jon went to Dinosaur Island and ran into Captain Storm of The Losers. We get a Superman short-story from Mark Russell and Bryan Hitch, and a possible teaser for future Super-content with a few pages from Ian Flynn as Writer and Kaare Andrews on Art and Colors.