Jul 252012
 

Alright…

Many and many a day ago we used to have fun here at Liquorature by tossing up a ‘top 5…’ for discussion.  Any and all are welcome to throw in their two cents.  All ya gotta do is follow the rules set out by the original poster (OP), and put together your own thoughts.  Oh yeah…and be prepared for a bit of mockery.  😉

Let’s go retro.  Back to the earlier days of Liquorature.

This time?

Top 5 ‘Escape’ movies. 

Not escape as in prison break, but escape as in a film that visually depicts a world/place/mentality you want to be a part of or inhabit.  Give us a title and a few words on why each appeals.

Got it?  Good!

My own picks coming soon, but image above hints at one.

Cheers!

 Posted by at 9:42 pm
Feb 132011
 

Many years back, while still living in BC and attending Thomas Haney high school, I met one of the most amazing people in my life.  Her name was was Erika and she had come to my school as an exchange student from Monterrey.  We clicked right away.  She introduced me to the beauty of Frida Kahlo and the brilliance of Ayn Rand, and we became extremely close.  I have no idea where she is now, but wherever it is and whatever she is doing I am sure she is amazing at it.

Around this time I also discovered ‘Perfume’ by Patrick Suskind.  This tale, along with the works of Ayn Rand, were stories that I thought would never be filmed, and to be honest…I actually hoped that would be the case.  I dreaded what Hollywood would do to these beloved books.

Well…years later (and a rather impressive cinematic adaptation of Perfume, I must concede) ‘Atlas Shrugged’ has managed to break from from that purgatory often referred to as ‘development hell’.  It seems as though Part 1 will be hitting theaters an the 15th of April of this year.

Never judge a book by its cover, and never judge a film by its trailer.  For those curious:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W07bFa4TzM

I won’t weigh in yet, as you know I am somewhat of an opinionated b*stard.  If I decide to see this you’ll be the first to know.

 Posted by at 8:59 am
Oct 142010
 

Maltmonster posed an interesting List: not content to discuss the five best trilogies, he posited a selection of the best three movies made by a single director.

With that in mind: please list five directors who each have three movies that are superlative beyond the norm.  Just to make life interesting, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Sidney Lumet or Billy Wilder are not to be a part of your final list.  You are also to exclude any self-contained trilogy (or any of its individual constituent films) like LOTR, Bourne, Jurassic Park, Mad Max and so on.

Gentlemen, have at it.

 Posted by at 3:39 pm
May 212010
 

Well, it’s been a long time since we had a list going, so here’s my quest for the next week.  Name your favourite (or best) movie triologies. Feel free to limit yourself to merely five, if you can make it.  Movie Geeks shoud be able to go all the way to ten without busting a sweat