Dial M For Melissa

Melissa's Best of 2013

Submitted by melissa on December 29, 2013 - 9:42pm


 

Wow, this was really tough. I've seen a lot of movies this year and when I went through and just jotted down the ones that left an impression on me, I had a list of 27. After a lot of debating, I whittled it down to 10. Oddly, same as the previous lists from Michael (Petrocs) and Cori, only one of mine was not screened for Cinemit members. So without further ado, love it or hate it, here's my list.

Dysfunctional Families in Movies - Cinemit Podcast

Submitted by melissa on December 27, 2013 - 10:06pm


 

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Welcome to the Cinemit podcast! Each week, we'll have a different set of guests which will most likely include Cinemit members. We'll be discussing different topics, but we'll always talk about what we watched.

What We Watched

  • Cori - Saving Mr Banks, RIPD, Dr Who
  • Brad - The Wolf of Wall Street, Gremlins, Found (new film due out in 2014)
  • Melissa - The Royal Tenenbaums, The Shawshank Redemption, Anchorman 2, The Hobbit
  • Michael - Terminator Box Set, Die Hard, Die Hard 2, The Hobbit, 47 Ronin

Topic of the Week

There are no shortage of dysfunctional family movies, but ones around the holidays are especially entertaining. This week, the podcasters discuss some of their favorite dysfunctional families from the silver screen.

Favorite Ensemble Casts - Cinemit Podcast

Submitted by melissa on December 20, 2013 - 1:47pm


 

What makes a great ensemble cast? This week the podcasters discuss this as well as talk about what they watched this week. What did you watch?

Welcome to the Cinemit podcast! Each week, we'll have a different set of guests which will most likely include Cinemit members. We'll be discussing different topics, but we'll always talk about what we watched.

Download here! - now available to subscribe in iTunes!

Hosted by: Michael Petrelli aka Petrocs
Guests: Brad Slaton aka Night of the Ranting Brad of the Picking Brains podcast and Melissa aka Dial M For Melissa

Superhero Countdown, this week: Iron Man vs Green Lantern
Superhero Countdown, last week:
 Batman (1989) vs Captain America

Now Screening: American Hustle

Submitted by melissa on December 15, 2013 - 9:06pm


 

Check for screenings here!

Look at that AMAZING CAST. Many-a-time when the cast is this amazing, the movie is crap, but American Hustle can't escape the greatness of the actors. Yeah, it's long. Yeah, it's predictable. With any other cast, this would probably fail miserably, but the magic of David O. Russell steals the show.

Check out the Golden Globes here!

Let's talk 70s. The story is based on a case where a con man is trapped into working with the Feds, but becomes too emotionally involved. Yes, this actually happened, the characters are based on real people, but story on screen is fiction. I was very happy that they didn't pull the "Based on true events" card. So over that. Movies that are purely fact are documentaries. Well, good ones anyway.

Below are some stills of the movie to tide you over. Who do you think will give the standout performance?

Unrecognizable Actors - Cinemit Podcast

Submitted by melissa on December 13, 2013 - 1:27pm


 

Download here! - now available to subscribe in iTunes!

Welcome to the Cinemit podcast! Each week, we'll have a different set of guests which will most likely include Cinemit members. We'll be discussing different topics, but we'll always talk about what we watched.

Hosted by: Michael Petrelli aka Petrocs
Guests: Melissa aka Dial M For Melissa

Superhero Countdown, this week: Batman (1989) vs Captain America
Superhero Countdown, last week:
 The Crow vs Flash Gordon

This week, inspired by the A.V. Club post, we're talking about performances by actors in makeup where you don't even recognize them. What performances stand out for you?

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