August 3, 2011 · 6:21 am
As you grow out of childhood and are exposed to more and more movies, you start to learn your likes and dislikes. Obviously, tastes change- part of the beauty of being human is that we grow emotionally and intellectually- and things we may not have liked at younger ages become the kinds of movies that we enjoy later. But there are always certain staples in movie tastes. These are the genres and storylines that make up the foundation of your movie tastes. There are some genres and storylines that I just can not resist. Even when they’re bad- even when I KNOW they’re going to be bad- I watch anyway. Here are my achilles’ heels: Continue reading →
December 15, 2010 · 10:07 pm
A quartet of what would've been 2008 TDYLFie Award Nominees
I can’t recall every single movie I’ve seen this year. I do know, however, that probably 75% of the movies I’ve seen have been via Netflix. And having no record of the other 25% (which Netflix used to have with the use of a chronological ratings history slider, but I don’t want to get back into the whole Netflix thing again), I’m forced to make my year-end awards selections strictly from the rentals I’ve gotten through Netflix. Using only the list of things I’ve seen via Netflix in 2010, let’s hand out some film awards, which I’m calling TDYLFies (phonetically: ta-dill-fees). Why call ’em that? Why not? Continue reading →
Filed under Foreign Film, French Film, Movies, Swedish Film
Tagged as Bridge on the River Kwai, Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, Death Bed: The Bed that Eats People, Die Zombiejäger, Dorm, Film, Fires on the Plain, Foreign Film, French Film, Gigli, House of the Devil, Jean Gabin, Lake Mungo, Monsieur Verdoux, Movies, Nazi Zombies, Pépé le Moko, Poetic Realist Films, Shock Waves, Shoot the Piano Player, Swedish Film, TDYLFies, The Burrowers, The Cameraman, Triangle
November 16, 2010 · 1:20 pm
I passed a milestone recently here at TDYLF. Thanks to the help of the editors over at IMDB, I passed the 100,000 Hits milestone on Sunday (with a whopping 80,000+ of those hits coming just since September 30th). To celebrate, I’m beginning a brand new series called “100 Things I Love About the Movies”. To be sure, there a LOT more than 100 things that I love about the movies. As such, this has the potential to become a series- 100 Things I Love About Horror Movies, 100 Things I Love About Foreign Movies, and on and on. I present to you the first edition of “100 Things I Love About the Movies”.
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Filed under Movies
Tagged as 8 1/2, Animal House, Apocalypse Now, Ava Gardner, Bananas, Being There, Blue Velvet, Boogie Nights, Boris Karloff, Bridge on the River Kwai, Bull Durham, Buster Keaton, Catherine Deneuve, Chinatown, Christopher Lee, Citizen Kane, Clerks, Closely Watched Trains, Clyde the Orangutan, Contempt, Cool Hand Luke, Cries and Whispers, Days of Heaven, Diner, Ethan Coen, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex*, Field of Dreams, Godard, Gone with the Wind, Goodfellas, Gunnar Bjornstrand, Harold Lloyd, Heath Ledger, Hidden Fortress, High Noon, High Plains Drifter, Hot Fuzz, Humphrey Bogart, Indiana Jones, Inglorious Basterds, Ingmar Bergman, Ingrid Thulin, Jack Nicholson, Jean Gabin, Joel Coen, John Huston, Le Mepris, Maria Falconetti, Marilyn Monroe, Martin Scorsese, Match Point, Metropolis, Modern Times, Movies, Napoleon, Nazi Zombies, Network, Night of the Hunter, Night of the Iguana, No Country for Old Men, Oliver Stone, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Patton, Peter Cushing, Peter Lorre, Planet of the Apes, Psycho, Pulp Fiction, Raging Bull, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Robert Altman, Safety Last, Sam Peckinpah, Santa Claus Conqu, Sixth Sense, Sleepaway Camp, Star Wars, Sunset Boulevard, Sven Nykvist, Taxi Driver, Tex Ritter, The Bear Jew, The Big Lebowski, The Dark Knight, The Exterminating Angel, The Fire Within, The Godfather, The Godfather: Part 2, The Graduate, The Hudsucker Proxy, The Misfits, The Passion of Joan of Arc, The Piano Teacher, The Shawshank Redemption, The Wicker Man, The Wolf Man, There Will be Blood, Toshiro Mifune, Un Chien Andalou, Unforgiven, Vertigo, Viridiana, Weekend, Wes Anderson, White Heat, Winter Light, Young Frankenstein
October 20, 2010 · 1:10 pm
Everybody knows Count Chocula, Booberry, and Frankenberry. Some people even know about the Fruit Brute and the Yummy Mummy. Are there any other scary cereals? Yes. Yes, there are.
1. Frosted Brains
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