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#NowPlaying

The vision of #NowPlaying is to further our education as filmmakers through group discussion & to provide a comprehensive database of films, television series & web videos that have made an impact on our artistic vision.

Members: 5
Latest Activity: Apr 8, 2012

THE LIST

TV SERIES:

The Twilight Zone: 1959-1964

Alfred Hitchcock Presents: 1955-1965

 

FEATURE FILMS:

The Pledge (2001) dir. Sean Penn

 

2010 OSCAR FILMS:

The Social Network

True Grit

The Kings Speech

Inception

Winter's Bone

Toy Story 3 (Pixar can do no wrong in my book)

How to Train your Dragon

 

FAMILY:

Despicable Me - 2010

 

DOCUMENTARIES:

Loggerheads

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

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Comment by Seth Hall - Middle8Media on April 6, 2011 at 2:32pm
Hello Group,

I am an avid supporter of NETFLIX. I consider it an essential budget item and at $10 a month, it is well worth the money. NETFLIX is my primary source for watching and studying film and television.

I have recently been on a "Twilight Zone" & "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" kick. I love the teleplay format and the 1950's & 60's style of filmmaking is a major inspiration. Several seasons are available to watch instantly and there are enough episodes to last the rest of 2011. I have added it to the comprehensive list and will continue to add titles as they are submitted and discussed. I hope you enjoy the group and I look forward to hearing about all of the titles that are #NowPlaying.
Comment by Seth Hall - Middle8Media on April 7, 2011 at 12:44pm

Around Oscar season, (or after Oscar season in this case) I like to catch up on the nominated films.  Below is a list of my favorites from 2010.

 

My Top 3:

The Social Network

True Grit

The Kings Speech

 

The Rest:

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Inception

The Fighter

Winter's Bone

 

Family Films:

Toy Story 3 (Pixar can do no wrong in my book)

How to Train your Dragon

Comment by Seth Hall - Middle8Media on April 9, 2011 at 9:40am

I recently watched "The Pledge" directed by Sean Penn (yes, the actor)...it turns out he is a great director too.  Although best known for directing "Into the Wild", "The Pledge" is a moving picture on it's own and gives us a glimpse into his suspenseful & thoughtful style, a unique style all his own.  I was intrigued by his use of extra long lenses and shot selection in general.  I was also paying attention to the editing choices by Penn and Jay Cassidy.


If all of that isn't intriguing enough, I will also mention that it stars Jack Nicholson and Robin Wright Penn (Sean Penn's wife).

 

So yeah, great actors, great director, amazing editing = great film.

Comment by Lucas Butchart on April 12, 2011 at 5:14am
As far as animated films go for 2010, I thought "Despicable Me"  was really funny and sweet - like a Pixar film! But it's a Universal release.
Comment by Lucas Butchart on April 12, 2011 at 5:16am
Dude, at Walmart I've seen this Hitchcock collection in the $5 bin and it has some AH Presents but also some early experimental work of his and a bunch of films.
Comment by Seth Hall - Middle8Media on April 12, 2011 at 8:09am

"Despicable Me" was excellent.  I just saw that last week and loved it.  I have added it to the "Family" section.

 

You should get the AH collection.  I'm sure there will be full of classic Hitchcock and a great study.

Comment by elaine montgomery on April 12, 2011 at 9:27pm
Has anyone seen the documentary..The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill? Very sweet!
Comment by elaine montgomery on April 12, 2011 at 9:29pm
Or Loggerheads?
Comment by Seth Hall - Middle8Media on April 12, 2011 at 11:05pm
Hey Elaine,

I have not seen those. I will put them in my Netflix Queue.

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