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My Take by Jim Carl - October 24, 2012

The '80s; it's always the '80s. Sigh.

JIM’S 10 LEAST-FAVORITE AMERICAN MOVIES OF 1980-1984

SCARFACE (1982)

My Take by Jim Carl - October 1, 2012

Editor's note:  I actually agree with Jim on three of his 12 picks.  Miracle.

Hmmm, I kinda already explained why I'm writing about this in my previous blogs.  I'm not really in the mood to explain to you how these lists work.  Besides, I'm expanding these lists to 12 movies rather than 10 because I know how much my editor loves searching for images.  The additional word count oughta count for something.
 
JIM'S 12 FAVORITE AMERICAN MOVIES: 1975-1979
 
1.  THE LEGACY (1978)

My Take by Jim Carl - September 21, 2012

Note from editor:  you know he really just picks these obscure wretched movies so I have to spend hours and hours finding images for his blog. I love my job.

I hate it when people recommend movies to me.  Watch this on Netflix, they tell me.  It’s good because _______ (insert insignificant piece of trivia that aforementioned person believes is vital to American Film Theory but which, you secretly suspect, they only watched because the Netflix artwork image had naked people on it.)  I can count on one hand the number of times that someone recommended a movie that I actually liked.  More and more as I grow older, I’m finding that I don’t necessarily watch certain movies as much to enjoy them as watch t

My Take by Jim Carl - September 6, 2012

Editor's note:  No begging or clinging was involved in the production of this blog.

My career in the film business has basically been one amazing story after another.  So when my clingy editors begged me to blog about some of those adventures, I naturally assumed they meant for me to write about the movies that inspired the brilliance for which I'm internationally known-for today.  And about movies that suck.  Also, to be frank, I get a little jealous every time Roger Ebert publishes a book of his reviews and nobody at St.

My Take by Jim Carl - July 17, 2012

Ah...memories of a childhood well spent.

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974) and FREAKY FRIDAY (1976)

NCGLFF 10-Passes are on sale now!

Are you ready for 10 days of friends, film and fun?

10-Passes are on sale now for the 17th Annual North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.Passes are $85 and are available online only, at www.ncglff.org. Good news - buy online with no additional fees! Individual film tickets for $10 each go on sale August 6.

My Take by Jim Carl - May 31, 2012

Memories...ah, sweet memories.

MOULIN ROUGE (2001)

My Take by Jim Carl - May 17, 2012

The Alfred Hitchcock Retrospective is in full swing at the Carolina Theatre.  What’s your favorite Hitchcock memory?

PSYCHO (1960)

My Take by Jim Carl - May 9, 2012

Here’s to you, Gilda.  

Gilda Radner (1946-1989)

My Take by Jim Carl - April 25, 2012

Wherein Jim wonders, " Is it just me or have mainstream movies gotten dumber?" Discuss.

STEP UP 2: THE STREETS (2008)

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