three four day weekend has me too relaxed. I have a few posts I'd like to finish, and I probably will when I have less free time, so in the meantime I bring you these quality links:
-- There's always something interesting to read at Joe Baltake's the passionate moviegoer, and one post that got me thinking was How "Home Entertainment" Ruined Movies. I had meant to post something on this topic, but I realized it would be all about how I used to watch The Simpsons more before I got the DVDs. Also check out On Killing the Souls of Movie Critics.
-- James Frazier has a great take on a topic I touched on recently, with 30 more skills (and growing) men should master...
-- ... and Paul Clark chimes in on one particular skill every cinephile should master. (The skills list relating to movies has great potential, seems like it could even be a book).
-- Hey, lookie -- Chris Stangl just posted the latest chapter of The Ballad of the Hermeneutic Circle!
-- Just discovered the great blog So Long, VHS, and there's plenty to chew on over there, such as a look at Indiana Jones imitators and a few delicious VHS cover scans of long-forgotten titles.
-- Moviezzz has a couple new installments of his excellent What Ever Happened to series -- the Stephen Geoffreys profile is a great read.
-- Joseph B has an ambitious piece about Sidney Lumet's career. I was unfamiliar with most of these titles and obviously need to change that about a few of them.
-- Alan at Burbanked can really tell a story, and in the spirit of the Dark Knight, he tells a darned good one: Part 1, Part 2.