Of the Weekend – 12.04-06.10

Read of the Weekend:

  • Apparently many people die in movie theatres and projectionists are usually the ones that find them. That and other stories from a dying career. [Slate]

News of the Weekend:

  • Danny Boyle has acknowledged plans to make Trainspotting 2. [Cinematical]

Review of the Weekend:

  • Anthony Lane calls The Fighter “family entertainment.” Before you go taking your kids, he means that it is a story about a family. A ruthless and brutal family. [The New Yorker]

Oscar News of the Weekend:

  • Dave Karger thinks that the Coens will be strong contenders for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay for True Grit. [Entertainment Weekly]

Free Movie of the Day:

  • See the recent Christmas classic Elf tonight on the USA Network at 7pm ET/6pm CT. [TV Guide]

Movie Quote of the Day:

  • “An innocent prisoner will become more angry by the hour due to the injustice suffered. He will shout and rage. A guilty prisoner becomes more calm and quiet. Or he cries. He knows he’s there for a reason. The best way to establish guilt or innocence is non-stop interrogation.” — Name the movie?
    Last Week’s Answer: The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

Picture of the Weekend:

  • A hilarious photoshopped promo for the television show “Hoarders.” [Vulture]

Video of the Weekend:

  • The new trailer for Battle: Los Angeles looks kind of like another generic alien movie and kind of like decent B-movie entertainment. [Screen Rant]

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  • Quote is “The Lives of Others”. Also, I love that picture.

  • I don’t see Trainspotting 2. That’s knid of weird.

  • Thank you for the projectionist article, a really great one!

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