Daily Archives: September 23, 2011
For some nice advertorial tie-in to the release of Moneyball, Time.com has a 25 Best Sports Movies of All-Time feature. And, lo-and-behold, Harol Lloyd’s 1925 classic comedy The Freshman is included! Now, I’m not so sure I would necessarily call The Freshman a sports movie, and I’m not so sure about Moneyball advertorial tie-ins, but I’m always happy to see Lloyd get much deserved recognition.
If you’ve never seen The Freshman, stop what you’re doing and go watch it. Or at least whet your appetite with this clip, and then rent the dvd from Netflix (Qwikster?) or buy it at Amazon.
Pretty Clever Film Gal is still recovering from her film festival hangover. Thanks to everyone who hung in with modern movie talk. Now we can get back to our regularly schedule classic and silent movie bonanza. But first, here are a few things I learned at TIFF: 1. Even movie popcorn get old after awhile, 2. Frieda Pinto is beautiful (seriously, the camera does not do her justice), and 3. I don’t really know how to write about contemporary movies. So I’ll be sticking to the grand old classics from now on. Autumn has fallen, there’s a nip in the air, and it’s time to curl up on the couch for some serious winter movie watching. Happy reading and happy viewing! Read the rest of this entry