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Monday
Jul152013

Monday Movie Meme - Hunting Season

Our weekly cinema grouping activity is back in action! I have no idea why watching the drug movie “Twelve” starring Chance Crawford, Rory Culkin and 50 Cent has me thinking of animal killings – but that’s the theme for this week’s Monday Movie Meme: Hunting Season.

Share on your blog or in the comments section, movies featuring scenes where somebody killed an animal. This includes household pets, creatures in the wild or just about any animal that you would find at the zoo, out camping, on the Discovery Channel, in a National Geographic magazine, etc. – get my drift? Here are my selections for this week’s Hunting Season theme.

Straw Dogs*

Killing somebody’s cat wasn’t cruel enough for the trouble makers in this thriller starring Kate Bosworth and James Woods. The jerks had the audacity to surprise the pet owners by hanging the dead feline up for display.

*I didn’t know the one I watched (circa 2011) was a remake, until doing minor research on the cast members, for this week’s meme. Now, my confusion about why I didn’t seeing Dustin Hoffman (who I thought starred in the movie) in the one I rented totally makes sense now. I’m going to have to remedy that pronto!

Fatal Attraction

A lawyer’s psychotic jump off develops a craving for rabbit stew in this thriller starring Michael Douglas. I just hope the bunny was at least already dead before he hit the water.

 

 

Hanna

I just missed your heart! Enough said.

 

 

What movies have YOU watched that feature scenes depicting horrid animal deaths?

Monday
Jul012013

Monday Movie Meme - Plan B

As I work to complete a final version of my “Abyss” movie -- one that is suitable for film festival submissions -- the deadlines for (festival) review continue to fly by. Coming up against setbacks such as exporting files that don’t play properly, crossing off potential festivals to submit to and being in a frenzy over the steep learning curves of features within post-production software programs, I find myself having to constantly readjust my end goal for this project. That brings us to the theme of this week’s Monday Movie Meme: Plan B.

Share on your blog or in the comments section, movies where the main characters have to make one or more backup plans. They are in a situation where their first plan is either no longer available or it has become a liability that will put them at risk for undesirable results.

Here are my selections for this week’s Plan B theme.

World War Z

When one man and his wounded guard are abandoned by their private aircraft, they board a commercial flight to remain safe from zombies in this action horror starring Brad Pitt and Matthew Fox. It’s one of those situations where you have no time to compare and contrast alternative options – you have to be quick on your feet or else…it won’t be pretty!

Heat

A bank robber makes last minute changes to his itinerary, after believing that his initial getaway plan might be compromised. I recently watched this crime thriller, starring Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Ashley Judd, Val Kilmer and Amy Brenneman, in its entirety and know of few other movies where the characters are so thorough that they can put together a Plan B, C -- and D if necessary -- at a moment’s notice.

Bad Boys II

A detective instructs other members of his squad to “Go to Plan B,” after realizing that he and two other law enforcement agents won’t making it back to an escape tunnel in enough time to ensure everyone’s safety. His decision seems like a good strategy, except for one important factor -- the squad is not aware of any existing Plan B. In fact, one of them asks “Plan B? What the hell is Plan B?”

What movies, featuring characters who need a backup plan, would YOU add to this list?

Monday
Jun242013

Monday Movie Meme - Somebody's there but Nobody's Home

Last week was a dud, where my updating of the Monday Movie Meme is concerned. I apologize for the delay; let’s get this thing back in business, shall we?! The theme for this week’s meme is fairly a pretty straightforward -- but challenging (for me, at least) one: Nobody’s Home.

Share on your blog or in the comments section, movies featuring somebody who is brain dead or in a vegetative state.

The person who fits this bill would have to be clinically diagnosed as having little to no brain function. This would likely mean that he or she is also hospitalized, but that does not necessarily have to be the case -- especially in scenes or situations where people are receiving home visits from their doctors, or being assessed out in the field on their state of health, or something like that.

Here is my one selection (Yes, that’s right...I am even having difficulty thinking of more than one movie that fits this topic) for this week’s Nobody’s Home theme.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

I am not sure how accurate my selection is, since I didn’t read the book that this movie is based on. There is a scene in the 2011 version starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, however, where the Lisabeth character (played by Mara) visits her former Guardian after he had a stroke. She talks to him but he doesn’t respond to her in any way, so if I’m not mistaken, I believe that he was in some sort of vegetative state following his stroke. I’m going out on a limb here with my movie pick this week, so correct me if I’m wrong...

What movies featuring brain dead people, or those in a vegetative state, would YOU add to the list?