Los Angeles, Netflix and Summer Under The Stars: August 2014 in Films

So much like last month, I did a lot of television watching in August (The Knick, Outlander, The Leftovers, You’re the Worst), but I also did a lot of rewatching. Some were thanks to TCM’s Summer Under the Stars (I rewatched Marty, The Blue DahliaShaneCitizen KanePortrait of JennieThe Third Man and several others. I just couldn’t help it!) I also went to a screening series at AFI called Reel Grit Six Shooter where they played six films (mostly in 35mm), each film being introduced by an AFI alum and they didn’t tell you what the film was til right before. As it turns out, I had seen 5/6 of the films before and three of those five I’d seen on the big screen before, but it was still a delightful series and I got to see Rocky on the big screen for the first time and there was lots of tears (“What’s gaps?”), so I can die happy now. As always, below you’ll find all the new-to-me films I watched last month and a short discussions of my favorites. Although, most of I watched last month was great and I had trouble narrowing it to five, so I actually talk about more films than normal.


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Movie Quote of the Day – The Presidio, 1988 (dir. Peter Hyams)


Donna Caldwell: Inspector Austin, are you flirting with me?
Jay Austin: Gee, I thought it was the other way around.

Movie Quote of the Day – 28 Days, 2000 (dir. Betty Thomas)


Night Tech: Can I help you?
Eddie Boone: [carrying Gwen in from outside] Eddie Boone, checking in.
Night Tech: You can’t bring a girl into treatment with you, Eddie.
Eddie Boone: I wasn’t gonna keep her.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Steel Trap, 1952 (dir. Andrew L. Stone)


Jim: We’ve only so many days, so many hours, so many minutes to live and we’re suckers if we don’t cram into them all the happiness we can, regardless of how we do it!

Movie Quote of the Day – Night of the Comet, 1984 (dir. Thom Eberhardt)


Reggie: You’re crazy!
Willy: I’m not crazy, I just don’t give a fuck!

Movie Quote of the Day – Beyond Borders, 2003 (dir. Martin Campbell)


Nick Callahan: If you’re going to throw up, close your eyes. Think of ponies and ice cream. Is that. . .perfume? You’re wearing perfume in the middle of the fucking desert?

Movie Quote of the Day – Glengarry Glen Ross, 1992 (dir. James Foley)


Blake: Put. That. Coffee. Down. Coffee’s for closers only.

Movie Quote of the Day – Panic Room, 2002 (dir. David Fincher)


Meg: [on loudspeaker] Get out of my house!
Sarah: Say fuck!
Meg: [on loudspeaker] FUCK!
Sarah: Mom! “Get the fuck out of my house”!
Meg: [on loudspeaker] Get the FUCK out of my house!

Movie Quote of the Day – Seance on a Wet Afternoon, 1964 (dir. Bryan Forbes)


Myra: Why did I ever marry you, Billy?
Billy: I don’t know, dear, why did you?
Myra: Because you’re weak. . . and because you need me.
Billy: Well, those are two good reasons.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Rebound, 2009 (dir. Bart Freundlich)


Roberta Finklestein: A nanny? You’re not from Trinidad. You’re from the upper East side of Manhattan. Did we send you to college for this?
Aram Finklestein: You always said you just wanted me to be happy.
Roberta Finklestein: Within reason. This is not how you contribute to the world.
Aram Finklestein: Mom, you worked for Ralph Lauren.
Roberta Finklestein: People need clothes.


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