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There’s a point early on in Lucy when the Adam to her Eve, a dimwitted club kid who puts her in harm’s way and starts her off on her moronic adventure, informs Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) that hers is the name of the first known woman. In case we don’t get his point, Luc Besson, the intellectual vacuum that expelled Lucy from its emptiness and into the world, cuts to a museum where we can see a replica of the evolutionary throwback that his mouth-breathing mouthpiece intends. I assume this is some kind of sleight-of-hand, since this is not the Lucy that the movie really brings to mind. Rather, she is Lucy Van Pelt from Peanuts, and this flick is Besson’s latest cinematic football just waiting to be yanked out of our eager paths.
—  The lede to confessions123midi’s July review of Lucy. I love intellectual/critically informed snark like this.

Bud Cort took a few minutes to chat with DVDTalk about his role as a “bond company stooge” in Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, which is now out on DVD. The actor discussed his love for the sea, a break-in at his Italian hotel room, and his few (very few) career regrets. And, despite our best attempts to avoid questions surrounding it, any interview with Cort eventually leads us back to his most well-known movie, Harold and Maude.

DVDTalk interview with Bud Cort
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Final Day of DVD Talk's "October Horror Movie Challenge 2011"

I’m 2 films away from my goal of 50 films in the month of October. I love DVDTalk and I love this Challenge.

I was super busy this October so my total will probably be less than last year (86) but more than my first year with the Challenge (37).

List of films I’m thinking of ending the Challenge with:

-The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
-Trick ‘r Treat (2007)
-Zombi 2 (1979)
-I Saw The Devil (2010)

Happy Halloween everyone!

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(4/26/15): After 6 years of trying, I’ve finally done it!

I’ve watched 100 films during a single one-month long challenge over at ‘DVDTalk’. I still have 4 days to increase my total by the end of the challenge, but damn it feels great! What’s even better was that theme was ‘B-Movies/Exploitation/Drive-In’!

Had to make Film #100 one of my all-time favorite Revenge films, ‘Rolling Thunder’ (1977)

(4/23/15): Now for some good/random news!

I just finished watching my 90th film for DVDTalk’s Annual “Drive-In/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge”! On the road to watching 100 films of this genre in the month of April!

I’ve participated in quite a few viewing challenges on that website in the past 6 years, but have never gotten this close hitting the goal of 100 films. The closet I’ve ever gotten was for their October “Horror Challenge”, in which I watched 86 films.

7 more days left to get to 100! Wish me luck!

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(4/23/15): Now for some good/random news!

I just finished watching my 90th film for DVDTalk’s Annual “Drive-In/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge”! On the road to watching 100 films of this genre in the month of April!

I’ve participated in quite a few viewing challenges on that website in the past 6 years, but have never gotten this close hitting the goal of 100 films. The closet I’ve ever gotten was for their October “Horror Challenge”, in which I watched 86 films.

7 more days left to get to 100! Wish me luck!

(4/24/15): To put in perspective how long I’ve attempted to watch 100 films for the various challenges over at ‘DVDTalk’, here is a running tally:

(Annual B-Movie/Exploitation/Drive-In Challenge)

  • (2015 Total): ?
  • (2011 Total): 52
  • (2010 Total): 9

(Annual Horror Challenge)

  • (2014 Total): 32
  • (2013 Total): 23
  • (2012 Total): 44
  • (2011 Total): 50
  • (2010 Total): 86
  • (2009 Total): 37