The Possession FEAT. Matisyahu now on Netflix
At this point, Wes Anderson could take a dump in a shoe, film it, and I’d watch the shit out of it (pun unintended). This wonderful 7 minute film, Castello Cavalcanti tells the story about an Italian-American racecar driver in Italy circa 1950 (played by Jason Schwartzman). I can only assume it’s a precursor to The Grand Budapest Hotel. It’s presented by Prada, but luckily I’m so poor I didn’t even realize until afterwards that Prada is involved…somehow…
Wes Anderson is SO hot right now.
So Blockbuster isn’t a thing anymore. Yep, that’s right. I’m assuming you didn’t realize that there were any Blockbusters left. Well there were. And now they are all gone.
Rest in peace. But seriously, Blockbuster, you were one of the best. I know it was your time to go, but that doesn’t stop it from hurting just a bit.
There’s a lot of good memories I have from my time with you. You know, like sleepovers, when my parents would take us all to Blockbuster, and they’d get a “grownup” movie and we’d walk through the aisles 3 times before we decided we were just going to get Clueless again and this time I wasn’t going to fall asleep.
You’ve always been there, Blockbuster. Before Netflix took over my life, before Redbox through in it’s moderately insignificant hand, it was you.
It was always you.
In it’s 25th year, The Boston Jewish Film Festival is bringing the best in contemporary Jewish film to the Boston area! We are psyched to be involved and bring our Hipster Jew radness to the fest. Note that The Duckman and I will be at some of these screenings — so it’s your prime opportunity to ask us to be your holidate. Here are ten films running from November 6th to the 18th that you WON’T want to miss at spots like the Coolidge Corner Theater and ICA Boston:
(Hot Jewish babe alert!) Three mismatched
hot dudes men take a 500-mile road trip to Corsica to fulfill their young female friend Charlie’s dying wish. Without Charlie’s warm presence, the trip becomes an emotional journey for these unlikely friends. With delightful comic twists, spiritual discovery, including Jewish rituals, and meaningful male bonding, this LIKE BROTHERS gives an updated feel to buddy road trip stories of the past.
Saturday, November 9, 7:00 @ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
BLUMENTHAL plays like a retro Woody Allen film: steered by neuroses, self-deprecating humor, and a few hijinks too, the many dysfunctional members of a New York family must address their own vulnerabilities in the midst of mourning a mercurial relative. A hilarious first feature from a brilliant young writer/director, Seth Fisher, who also stars as the romance-challenged yet ever-likeable Ethan.
Saturday, November 9, 9:30 @ Coolidge Corner Theater (Director/Actor Seth Fisher will be there in person)
Oh Woody Allen, finally doing something different! And seemingly clever and fun! Oh wait, John Turturro wrote it, which is why it’s different? Well we had Midnight in Paris. I’m glad Woody Allen was willing to act as a Jewish older pimp friend. If only he donned his mother’s fur and found a cane.
Sex and the City meets Deuce Bigalow. And Turturro doesn’t murder/molest anyone! Count me in.
It’s like Hollywood knows their demographic perfectly. Putting out a movie with Ben Stiller. Making it a dramedy. About a guy who day dreams and is named Walter Mitty. And it’s coming out on Christmas. Let’s not kid ourselves. Every one of the 6 million Jews in American will see this movie. Children, grandparents, Hassidim. We’re all going to see this movie. Not because we want to, but because we have to. I mean, look at the trailer. This is going to the movie that defines Ben Stiller’s Golden Years of his career.*
Pretty much if you don’t go see this movie you’re an asshole, and it better earn 1 billion dollars on Xmas day alone.
*Yes, I know this is a remake from a 1947 movie that was a based on a novel which was based on a short story. This is Hollywood – they’re not paid to come up with original ideas, just to throw money at ‘Blockbusters’.
An HBO movie with Larry David and John Hamm. Sign me up. It could be the two of them just sitting in a room staring at each other for 90 minutes and I’d watch it. They could be going down on each other and I’d watch that. Hell, if you took a picture of the two of them and photoshopped them together I’d probably just stare at that for the next 2 hours
This Is The End may be the best comedy of 2013 (barring Anchorman 2). It features all the greatest comedic actors of the ‘Stoner Pack’ – Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Jason Segel, Michael Cera, Paul Rudd, Danny McBride.
It has literally every person you’d ever want to see in a comedy. The best part is that they’re all playing THEMSELVES! MIND EXPLOSION! Comedies are becoming self aware, but in a good way. Because we get to see what happens when the world actually does come to an end, and how all those rich Hollywood asshole Jewish stoners have to deal with the apocalypse.
To say I’m excited for this would be an understatement, although I’m trying hard not to think about what this may mean for the future of movies – self aware Woody Allen movies? Self aware Leonardo DiCaprio films? The horror, oh the horror!
Brand new trailer, with even more stars, making this movie even better. I can. Not. Wait.
Woody Allen, ultimate Jew Yorker, has made a lot of movies. His upcoming film Blue Jasmine marks his 45th as a director (and that’s not including shorts or made-for-TV movies) and Fading Gigolo, also due out this year, is his 57th in front of the camera. And I know you like to tell your friends you’ve seen all of them to up your cred, but in case you’re a secret Woody Allen beginner, or really love re-watching some of the greatest cinematic moments in history, Ben Craw and Oliver Noble at the Huffington Post have got you covered. Behold, every Woody Allen stammer from every Woody Allen movie.
Alright Jews of the entertainment and publishing industry, that’s enough.
You’ve done the whole “bad boy” thing for far too long. But you didn’t stop at bad boy did you? You’re going the whole 9 yards with the whole sociopath/technically dead/mommy issues boy. Because we don’t already have teenage girls with incredibly skewed views of how men should treat them.
I reached my breaking point on this subject when I stumbled upon a trailer for A&E’S Bates Motel. This Hitchcock-based show focuses on Norman Bates, the sexy-but-troubled teen with some mommy issues, who will eventually grow up to be a murderer of blond women in showers.
Stop it. Stop it. Stop it. Stop it. Stop it.
Stop looking at me like that, bad boy Tate Langdon from American Horror Story
If I have to deal with one more AmericanHorrorStoryTwilightWarmBodies male lead, I’m going to murder my mother and stick her corpse in a chair. I can’t deal with this anymore.