Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas from The Cinemologists!

I tried to get some kind of Christmas greeting out, despite my lessened art skills from my injury.  Hope everyone has a safe holiday!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

The 5 Other Movies to Watch Around Christmas

Although December 25th comes but once a year, there's only so many Christmases that one can stand watching Jimmy Stewart find the true meaning of life while yelling at random buildings (as much as we love it). And, although there will always be the fresh and wondrous A Christmas Story and glorious television specials such as The Blackadder Christmas Carol and MST3K's Santa Claus episode, sometimes you just need some more cinematic kindling with which to stoke up your holiday cheer. And, so, with a very merry Christmas and happy holidays to all our readers, I present 5 such films.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Kentaro Haneda Does The Christmas Song

I've been out of commission for a bit since I injured my knee, but for now here's  Kentaro Haneda, famous for composing the music for the original Macross series, doing his own orchestral version of the famous Christmas tune.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Born Today in 1930: Maximilian Schell

Today is the birthday of one of my favorite actors.  Maximilian Schell became famous after winning the Oscar for best actor for Judgement at Nuremburg (1961) and was also nominated for his role in the film Julia (1977), going on to win and be nominated for many other awards.  He was also in the adventure romp Krakatowa: East of Java (1969), which I remember fondly from my childhood.  However, most fondly, (and the first film I ever saw him) I recall Schell as the mad Dr. Reinhardt in Disney's The Black Hole (1979).

The Cygnus Broadcasting Station Episodes 5 & 6: Bond Films, Lovecraft and the Three Musketeers

Monday, December 5, 2011

Born Today in 1901: Walt Disney

Here's a birthday you can't ignore.  The man responsible for the movie that got me into movies, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954).  Enough said.  Happy birthday, Walt!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Born Today in 1930: Jean-Luc Godard

Love him or hate him (and I mostly do both), Jean-Luc Godard was one of the most controversial and revolutionary directors of his time.  Made famous for his major success Breathless (1960), he went on to produce films of a literary nature which at the same time both criticized and praised American films.  He was also responsible for bringing my favorite actress to the screen, Anna Karina.  She starred in my favorite films of his, Alphaville and Pierrot le Fou (1965).