Archive for the ‘Films’ Category

Netflix, But Why?

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Netflix is funny.

They have sent me an extra DVD and there is a link “Why do you have an extra DVD?”
The answer: We have sent you an extra DVD rental from your Queue.
Yes I know you have sent me and extra DVD.  Telling me that does not answer the question WHY.

My Robert Altman Checklist

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Just finished watching “McCabe and Mrs. Miller”, which is a step in my quest to watch all the movies directed by Robert Altman. I became interested Robert Altman after watching “Nashville”. I absolutely loved “Nashville” and then realized that I really like a bunch of other Altman films, such as MASH, The Long Goodbye and The Player. Altman worked pretty steadily from the late 60s until his death in 2006 meaning that there are a good number of movies to watch. Currently I’ve seen 9, which means there are only 27 more movies to go (assuming I can find them on DVD or Blu-Ray).

This list only shows the movies where Robert Altman was the primary director and excludes documentaries and short films. Those in Bold Italics are the ones I’ve seen so far.

(1957) The Delinquents

(1968) Countdown

(1969) That Cold Day in the Park

(1970) MASH

(1970) Brewster McCloud

(1971) McCabe & Mrs. Miller

(1972) Images

(1973) The Long Goodbye

(1974) Thieves Like Us

(1974) California Split

(1975) Nashville

(1976) Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson

(1977) 3 Women

(1978) A Wedding

(1979) Quintet

(1979) A Perfect Couple

(1980) HealtH

(1980) Popeye

(1982) Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

(1983) Streamers

(1984) Secret Honor

(1985) O.C. and Stiggs

(1985) Fool for Love

(1987) Beyond Therapy

(1990) Vincent & Theo

(1992) The Player

(1993) Short Cuts

(1994) Prêt-à-Porter

(1996) Jazz ’34

(1996) Kansas City

(1998) The Gingerbread Man

(1999) Cookie’s Fortune

(2000) Dr T and the Women

(2001) Gosford Park

(2003) The Company

(2006) A Prairie Home Companion

This list was compiled from IMDB and Wikipedia