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Re: “Wanna Play Elvis in the Last Train to Memphis Movie? Here's Your Chance

hello my name is GABRIEL SANDERS ANGELIC ELVIS IS MY STAGE NAME I HAVE BEEN PREFORMING ELVIS FOR A LONG TIME I STARTED WHEN I WAS 7 AND I AM 26 NOW I WOULD LOVE TO BE IN THE LAST TRAIN TO MEMPHIS MOVIE MY NUMBER IS 662 792 9319 OR 662 289 7672 THANK YOU THANK VERY MUCH

Posted by Gabriel Sanders on 03/27/2015 at 8:21 PM

Re: “Weekend Warriors: Here's What Scene Staffers Are Doing This Weekend

I've read "Going Clear" and look forward to seeing the documentary. The book makes Tom Cruise look like an arrogant jerk and John Travolta look like a nice but sad and pathetic guy. According to this Atlantic piece, HBO hired 160 lawyers to defend itself against the expected Scientology lawsuits:

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/03/its-not-easy-being-scientology/388634/

BTW, when is someone going to do a story about the Scientology "celebrity center" in Nashville?

Posted by Mark on 03/27/2015 at 4:53 PM

Re: “Five Must-See Movies from Belcourt's New Spring Schedule

Jim Ridley said: "People laughed the other night when the exploitation-style trailer was shown before It Follows. If you'd seen the movie, you didn't laugh."

They'll probably laugh at the movie, too. I've all but stopped going to midnight movies, as have other cinephiles I know, and for the same reason: the audience. This isn't just a Nashville problem; it's a problem everywhere.

People tend to show up drunk or stoned for midnight movies, often with several friends in the same condition. They're there to have a party, not watch a movie. Which is fine at a ROCKY HORROR showing. But for other movies ...

They're also usually young, and tend to regard any movie made before the '90s (i.e., before they were born) as a hilarious campfest. They show up to laugh AT the movie, not with it. Sorry, but you can't watch a movie that is 30 or 40 or 50 years old and expect the acting and special effects to be just as they are in today's movies. You can't expect the the same degree of irony and snark you get in a Marvel movie.

It's probably best to limit midnight movies to films with lots of raunchy humor, action and/or gore. Midnight is not the time for Bergman or Bresson, or even Woody Allen. Or Jonathan Kaplan.

Posted by Mark on 03/27/2015 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Five Must-See Movies from Belcourt's New Spring Schedule

Wow, a Barbara Stanwyck retrospective! Don't miss "Wild Bill" Wellman's NIGHT NURSE (maybe the toughest movie of its era), BABY FACE, and the Capra classics. Stanwyck was at her best in the pre-Code era, where she was almost a female Cagney.

Also not to be missed: Mitchell Leisen's REMEMBER THE NIGHT, a true sleeper that is only now being discovered by film buffs.

Posted by Mark on 03/27/2015 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Time Is a Flat Circle: 12 Monkeys Is This Weekend's Midnight Movie at The Belcourt

Agreed, Tobin. I'd expect the main reason it's not on the bill is that if you showed "La Jetée" first, it would be a massive [SPOILER] — honestly, it kinda ruined 12 MONKEYS for me — and if you showed it second, it would be playing at 2 in the morning.

Man, I'd love to see the alternate film-history universe where this was Gilliam's gateway to a career of successful carte-blanche studio productions made on his terms. If nothing else, we'd have his WATCHMEN.

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Posted by mr. pink on 03/27/2015 at 11:50 AM

Re: “Time Is a Flat Circle: 12 Monkeys Is This Weekend's Midnight Movie at The Belcourt

Its a shame they aren't showing La Jetée as a companion piece. Its a wonderful short film and a must see for any sci-fi fan.

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Posted by TobintheGnome on 03/27/2015 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Be Among the First to See It Follows in Nashville Friday at Belcourt

IT FOLLOWS getting wider release than planned, will roll out to 1,000 theaters.

http://www.slashfilm.com/it-follows-wide-release/

Posted by Mark on 03/20/2015 at 5:35 PM

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