Running Dialogue #15: THE AMERICAN, CENTURION, and MACHETE

     September 9, 2010

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In this week’s installment of Running Dialogue, we discuss three movies about folks serving up healthy dishes of murder to other folks: Anton Corbijn’s The American, Neil Marshall’s Centurion, and Robert Rodriguez’ Machete.  Of the three films, The American is a film that demands to be discussed due to its quiet and contemplative nature, and after talking it out with Russ and Curt, I liked the movie even more.  Our discussion of Machete also led to a conversation about this summer movie season and how most of the big films disappointed but the smaller films like Exit Through the Gift Shop and Get Low were worth checking out.

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riki-oh_the_story_of_ricky_dvd_coverRunning Dialogue #15 The American, Centurion, and Machete

  • Curt – Get Carter (1971) and The House of the Devil
  • Matt – Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky
  • Russ – Rolling Thunder

Running Dialogue #14 Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and The Expendables

  • Curt – Batman: Under the Red Hood
  • Matt – Three O’Clock High
  • Russ – Last Night and the films of Don McKellar

Running Dialogue #13 Inception and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

  • Curt – Primer
  • Matt – The Pusher Trilogy
  • Russ – Die Hard with a Vengeance

Running Dialogue #12 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and The Last Airbender

  • Curt – Chinese Ghost Story 2
  • Matt – Hunger
  • Russ – Spartan, Stones in Exile/Cocksucker Blues, and Master of the Flying Guillotine

Running Dialogue #11Toy Story 3, Jonah Hex, and 2010 Summer Movie Duds

  • Curt – Red River, Ride the High Country, and McCabe & Mrs. Miller
  • Matt – I Knew It Was You
  • Russ – The Ballad of Cable Hogue

Running Dialogue #10Splice, Get Him to the Greek, and the MGM’s Troubled Development Slate

  • Curt – Bride of Frankenstein and Re-Animator
  • Matt – The Devil’s Backbone
  • Russ – The Brood

Running Dialogue #9MacGruber and Shrek Forever After

  • Curt – OSS 177
  • Matt – Mystery Team
  • Russ – Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

Running Dialogue #8Iron Man 2 and 2010 Summer Movies

No recommendations this week.

Running Dialogue #7Lost

No recommendations this week.

Running Dialogue #6 – 2010 Atlanta Film Festival

  • Curt – Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story and Matinee
  • Matt – The Signal
  • Russ – The Archive (2008) and That Evening Sun

Special Guest: Gabe Wardell – The September Issue

Running Dialogue #5Clash of the Titans, How to Train Your Dragon, and 3D

  • Curt – Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
  • Matt – Running Scared (2006)
  • Russ – Triangle

Running Dialogue #4A Prophet and Foreign Films

  • Curt – Read My Lips and M
  • Matt – The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • Russ – The Beat That My Heart Skipped and I’m Here (2010)

Running Dialogue #3Alice in Wonderland and Tim Burton

  • Curt – Alice (1988)
  • Matt – Every Little Step
  • Russ – Alice (1988)

Running Dialogue #2Shutter Island and Martin Scorsese

  • Curt – Italian American and American Boy
  • Matt – The Hit
  • Russ – Zatoichi (1962)

Running Dialogue #1 – 2009 Oscar Nominations

  • Curt – Coming Home and The Last Detail
  • Matt – BASEketball
  • Russ – Coup de torchon
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