Of the Weekend – 10.23-24.10

Read of the Weekend:

  • An interesting piece on how filmmaker Frank Capra laid the foundations for America’s Tea Party movement. [The Guardian]

News of the Weekend:

  • Rallies in New Zealand have begun in support of keeping the production of The Hobbit in their country. [The Playlist]

Review of the Weekend:

  • Guy Lodge writes up about the landing of Brighton Rock at the London Film Festival and how terrible the movie turns out to be. [In Contention]

Oscar News of the Weekend:

  • Anne Thompson puts Sam Rockwell’s name out there as a major contender for Best Supporting Actor. [Thompson on Hollywood]

Free Movie of the Day:

  • Check out the original Halloween on AMC TV tonight at 8pm ET/7pm CT. [AMC]

Movie Quote of the Weekend:

  • “Marriages are very healthy, sir. You see, married men live much longer than bachelors.”
    “If that’s true, they’re only trying to outlive their wives so they can be bachelors again.” — Name the movie?
    Yesterday’s Answer: Back to the Future (1985)

Picture of the Weekend:

  • Check out the 2001: A Space Odyssey black monolith action figure! [Vulture]

Video of the Weekend:

  • The trailer for Algeria’s entry in the Best Foreign Film race: Outside the Law. [Apple Trailers]

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  • Jose

    Oh my god! The Monolith! I just need that figure ,a HAL action figure, Keir Dullea , and a Star-Child plush doll to complete my collection!
    LOL!

  • Andrew R.

    Curse you, Frank Capra!

    I want that monolith.

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