Friday, July 27, 2012

Friday Night Mashup - Matrix/OfficeSpace + TaxiDriver/Disney

Neo Hides from Lumberg

The Matrix and Office Space were released in 1999 - thus eligible to be nominated to the National Film Registry. Both films have their own particular brand of rabid fans. Deservingly, these movies are mashed-up in to this funny video by Askel at MttM (Movies for the Masses).

Do you think 'The Matrix' or 'Office Space' belong on the National Film Registry? If so, send an email of support for either film (or another one that is meaningful to you) to Donna Ross at the Library of Congress:
How to nominate a film to the National Film Registry.

Walt Disney's Taxi Driver

Another funny mashup is Taxi Driver (1976) and Walt Disney by San Francisco filmmaker and photographer, Bryan Boyce.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Everyone loves Emma/She loves the movies.

Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy in 'The Amazing Spider-Man."
Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man, The Help, Easy A) has captured America's heart and become a movie star. So now we must pay attention to what she thinks. And, honestly, I kind of really want to - not just because I am suppose to. Evidently she grew up loving the movies. She describes what movies are important to her in (Entertainment Weekly). It's a fun and charming article. You can access the article at the following link (caution - the webpage design is kind of clunky. You view the article bit by bit by clicking on the arrows located at the upper right side above the article title.):,,20483133_20607486,00.html

Here are a couple of highlights:
It's my dad's favorite movie. Laughter is what symbolizes love to me because of watching The Jerk with my dad. I think that's partially why I do comedy.

You've got to see City Lights. It's my favorite movie of all time. The last five minutes of that movie will change your life. It changed mine. I realized where every romantic comedy comes from — what everyone is trying to achieve. It's the most romantic, touching... If I think about it too long, I'll cry. It's just so simple.

Of the movies she mentions four are on the National Film Registry:
Network, City Lights, Annie Hall, and The Exorcist.