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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Site Reviews - Mar 2007

From time to time, I'll post on something that's film related, but not necessarily an 80s movie. I found 2 niche movie sites that are worth mentioning:


UK-based movie blog specializing in cult-movies, B-movies, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and action films. Their current entries include articles on blockbusters such as "300" (2007), news on possible remake of a John Carpenter classic "Escape from New York" (1981), an indie favorite and recent Oscar winner "Little Miss Sunshine" (2006), along with movies that I use to watch on late night cable and local channels. This is a great site to get lost in because they review Asian movies not shown in mainstream USA.


A fantastic site with a vibrant community that explores the viewing pleasures not just from the visual and auditory senses but also to stimulate the mind and soul. Their large library includes films that date back to the 1950's. They track DVD releases from all corners of the world. Hence, this site makes an excellent source for non-English movies.

As an example, their top 10 recommended films are quite an eccentric collection:
1 2001: A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick (1968)
2 Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock (1958)
3 Ordet by Carl-Theodor Dreyer (1955)
4 Tokyo monogatari by Yasujiro Ozu (1953)
5 Fa Yeung Nin Wa by Wong Kar-Wai (2000)
6 Sunrise by FW Murnau (1927)
7 8 1/2 by Federico Fellini (1963)
7 Solyaris by Andrei Tarkovsky (1972)
9 Dekalog by Krzysztof Kieslowski (1987)
10 Stalker by Andrei Tarkovsky (1979)

I'm beginning to like this little movie project. Because now, I'll be on the hunt for a few good horror movie sites to review in the future.

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