Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-02-15

  • So it looks like I'm headed to Austin next month! Covering SXSW for @CriterionCast, I can't wait to meet all you Austin-ites. #
  • @RadioConelrad I'll definitely try to watch it before Friday. in reply to RadioConelrad #
  • Just updated the "Subscribe" page over at: http://criterioncast.com/subscribe #
  • Are you heading to Austin next month for SXSW? Get in touch with me, we can swap contact info. #
  • Check out our latest episode! RT @CriterionCast: – Episode 023 – The 400 Blows [Criterion Collection #005] http://bit.ly/bbgp57 #
  • The new, longer print of Metropolis is streaming online this Friday!!: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/43920 #
  • @ebertchicago I'm also curious why "Where the Wild Things Are" and "Harry Potter" didn't make the Special Effects category. in reply to ebertchicago #
  • So, who do you all use to find the cheap airline tickets? I've been used to Southwest being the cheapest, but is not the case this time. #
  • @Raemani awesome! thanks for the heads up, this is exactly what I was looking for! in reply to Raemani #
  • Ryan's #SXSW Amazon Wishlist http://amzn.com/w/1U5KG9B54SBRA #
  • In less than two weeks we have managed to completely catch up on both seasons of Fringe. This has to be one of Fox's best shows of late. #
  • Travis' His & Hers review is quoted by the Irish Film Board! @foxtotally @criterioncast http://bit.ly/dCu9xs #
  • Well, it looks like I'll have a whole lot of bold-ing and indent-ing to do on this post tonight, to be out tomorrow morning. Bring it on! #
  • @Emilyfromohio Emily! you're back on Twitter! We've missed you. in reply to Emilyfromohio #
  • I'm at Trader Joe's (4121 NE Halsey St, at NE 41st Ave, Portland). http://4sq.com/4Gip3b #
  • Finally finished formatting the post for tomorrow morning at 4am Pacific. Some interesting @Criterion connections found within the list. #
  • Alright all you SXSW vets, what is the one thing I should not forget to bring with me? #
  • You can download the #SXSW Play iPhone app right now: http://sxsw.com/node/4234 #
  • I've joined the Film Critics Group on http://my.sxsw.com #
  • I've joined the Film Fans Group on http://my.sxsw.com #
  • Does anyone use the groups in the my.sxsw site? It looks like @williambgoss tried to blow away the cobwebs to no avail. http://bit.ly/aNmJCf #
  • @lazygarfield I think I'd want to live in Isengard. Pre-destruction. in reply to lazygarfield #
  • @rejects all of these blogger rules need to be written down somewhere, so the future can learn from the past, to avoid the same mistakes. in reply to rejects #
  • @rejects perhaps some stone tablets? in reply to rejects #
  • @rejects or maybe a film blogger co-op? in reply to rejects #
  • @rejects I don't know how much stock I'd place in "common sense", in an environment like this. As can be proven again and again. in reply to rejects #
  • @rejects sure, I've tried to instill that sensibility in our site and podcast, but sometimes its like swimming against the current. in reply to rejects #
  • @rejects I just don't think it's all that easy, for people jumping into this field, to figure out all the do's and don'ts in reply to rejects #
  • @rejects it's noble, setting the example, but it's also helpful to everyone to go out of your way to help teach the youth when you can. in reply to rejects #
  • @rejects I can't wait. We should form a council of some kind. in reply to rejects #
  • @devincf you're assuming that these people think that what they're doing is equivalent to stealing. When they have no problem torrenting… in reply to devincf #
  • @devincf I understand if you guys like having something to complain about, but to actually solve the problem, it will take more than whining in reply to devincf #
  • You know what? I love how big the credit fonts are at the end of Paris, Texas. Maybe I'm just getting older, and blinder. @Criterion #
  • Check out #SXSW's Film Panels and Short Film Lineup for 2010! http://bit.ly/bzgnyX (@CriterionCast) #
  • @moiseschiu I'm really excited about all of those "Futurestates" shorts. #sxsw in reply to moiseschiu #
  • @moiseschiu That Fear and Loathing DVD is the one @Criterion disc that I see across all stores, Target, Walmart, Best Buy, etc. in reply to moiseschiu #
  • @moiseschiu Did you see that Peter Becker of Criterion is going to be at one of the SXSW panels? in reply to moiseschiu #
  • I just nominated Portland! RT @google: Want gigabit Internet? Our plans for an experimental fiber network http://bit.ly/drxUhR #googlefiber #
  • Want to follow me on Google Buzz? You can find my profile here: http://bit.ly/buAvYo #
  • @ginatrapani is there a way to hide the comments for Google Buzz posts? #
  • Does anyone know how to hide comments on Google Buzz posts? #
  • @ms_charmaine are you watching Clone Wars with the boys? in reply to ms_charmaine #
  • @slashfilm watching your Despicable Me videoblog, interesting that you guys are talking Anti-heroes, while you're wearing a Boba Fett hoodie #
  • @Jenn_Brown I'll be looking for some vegan eats in Austin for #sxsw in reply to Jenn_Brown #
  • @jishosan excellent! I can't wait to try them out. #sxsw in reply to jishosan #
  • About to throw in the Lola Montes Blu-ray, bring on the "Ophulsian opulence!" #
  • @PiratedTVPro I've always heard Boba Fett referred to as an anti-hero. in reply to PiratedTVPro #
  • @Jenn_Brown excellent! I can't wait to get to Austin. in reply to Jenn_Brown #
  • @pomoxian I have my ways 😉 in reply to pomoxian #
  • Dang, if you've never watched the trailer for Lola Montes, it is gorgeous! You can watch it in 720p HD! http://youtu.be/KuLb53N-XCY #
  • @RadioConelrad well you know, we have to be able to let people know whether to pick it up, upon it's release. in reply to RadioConelrad #
  • @foxtotally Travis, what are you doing tonight? in reply to foxtotally #
  • @Emilyfromohio I can't wait to hear your episode about Wizards! Ralph Bakshi's Wizards is one of my favorite movies of all time. in reply to Emilyfromohio #
  • @Emilyfromohio which movies are you discussing? Which day are you recording? in reply to Emilyfromohio #
  • @Emilyfromohio don't make everyone change just for me. Maybe you and I can record a splice on Friday for something else one of these days. in reply to Emilyfromohio #
  • Does anyone find a noticeable difference between a Class 6 SD card, and a Class 4? Any brands to steer clear of? #
  • @foxtotally Lola Montes right now, Charmaine is house sitting, so I may make a trip to the carts later. in reply to foxtotally #
  • RT: @Variety: 'Metropolis' redux: Film Festivals: New version restores long-lost cuts to Lang classic http://bit.ly/bfBQe8 #
  • RT: @Back_to_Eden: Happy Hour tonight: Vegan Soft Serve $1 off single or double. 6-8pm. #
  • Does anyone have a 4gig (or higher) SD Card I can borrow tonight? Hopefully somewhere in the SE area… #
  • RT @ms_charmaine: What was your first midnight movie? Tonight Ryan gets to take our 10 y/o friend Cybelle to see The Lightning Thief. #
  • @Vactor Fastestfox is one of my favorite Firefox addons. I install it everywhere I go, on all of my relatives browsers. in reply to Vactor #
  • Getting ready to go see a midnight showing of Percy Jackson with a ten year old fangirl, expect an awesome videoblog before & after. #
  • Oh man, Percy Jackson was a mess, but it passed the test of the fan who has read all of the books. Uploading her reactions. #
  • If nothing else, it made me believe that that kid could play Peter Parker, although they need to nerd him up. #
  • What was up with all the trailers for films with talking dogs? The Last Airbender trailer was the only thing worth getting excited for. #
  • RT @Criterion: May titles announced! STAGECOACH, Fritz Lang's M, WALKABOUT, Brakhage on Blu-ray, & Oshima's Eclipse http://ow.ly/16OqE #
  • @willschiff thanks dude, you too, are awesome! #FF in reply to willschiff #
  • Formatting these Criterion New Release posts have become rhythmic, but these damn columns are still such a pain in the neck. #
  • I wouldn't care so much about all this formatting, but I love the results! #
  • RT @rejects: The outdoor screening of Fritz Lang's METROPOLIS in Berlin is breathtaking. Check it out live: http://bit.ly/92CmEb #
  • Seriously, you all need to be watching this right now! http://bit.ly/92CmEb #
  • I'm at Fred Meyer (3805 SE Hawthorne Blvd, at SE 39th Ave, Portland). http://4sq.com/o1vWa #
  • Getting ready to broadcast live, discussing Paris Texas! http://ustre.am/6Y8O #
  • RT @ebertchicago: Restored "Metropolis" better than anyone thought. Review from Independent (UK). http://j.mp/bYhXhS #
  • After showing Charmaine some episodes of Batman The Brave and the Bold, she's decided on finally watching GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra. #
  • While she's doing that, I'm catching up on this news of the luge death at the Olympics, drinking a Stone Ruination IPA. #
  • Tonights episode on Paris Texas was a lot of fun, it should be out by Monday in your podcast catcher. #
  • Next week we'll be discussing Whit Stillman's Metropolitan. I tried watching it several months ago, and could not get into it, we'll see… #
  • By the way, if you're interested in helping me get to SXSW for @CriterionCast, I have an Amazon Wishlist set up, and you can send me Paypal. #
  • @timbuel Check these out: http://geeksofdoom.com/2009/04/27/star-wars-retro-inspired-travel-posters/ in reply to timbuel #
  • RT @theauteurs: Show your pride for The Auteurs by installing this specially designed Google Chrome Theme http://bit.ly/cFutlc #
  • Some people just list the May 2010 Criterion Collection Releases, we give you so much more! http://bit.ly/9osUK1 #
  • I'm starting a twitter petition, to request that @Criterion make the new Walkabout cover art available as a poster! http://bit.ly/9osUK1 #
  • @willschiff me too! Did you end up getting press passes? in reply to willschiff #
  • Working on the next @Criterion / @instant_netflix post for @CriterionCast, looks like we're getting lots of Powell and Pressburger! #
  • While I work on these pre-emptive @CriterionCast posts, I'm making @ms_charmaine watch all of Clone Wars Season 1, plus the movie. #
  • @Rudie_Obias this show is awesome! I don't know what you're talking about. in reply to Rudie_Obias #
  • I just realized that there are different versions of the last supper image for Lost Season 6. #
  • Restored cut of Metropolis hitting theaters this summer, DVD and Blu-ray by Christmas? http://www.aintitcool.com/node/43987 #
  • This trailer for the StudioCanal Blu-ray Collection is so exciting, very well cut together. http://youtu.be/Ft79LOIXlfo #
  • @RadioConelrad Travis and I were just talking about Breathless and Last Year at Marienbad which are seen in the footage as well, maybe? in reply to RadioConelrad #
  • Just opted into the HTML5 experiment on YouTube. http://youtube.com/html5 #
  • @KarenAElizes That sounds dreamy. #SaturdayNightsForKaren in reply to KarenAElizes #
  • Heading down to Cartopia, for some end of the weekend snacks. Bring on the fried foods! #
  • I'm at Whiffies Fried Pies (1200 SE Hawthorne Blvd, at SE 12th Ave, Portland). http://4sq.com/aM8BU #
  • I'm at Potato Champion (1200 SE Hawthorne Blvd, SE 12th Ave, Portland). http://4sq.com/7Q3W8L #
  • The SXSW trip is one more step closer: bought the plane ticket today. I'll be in Austin around 2pm on Thurs March 11 through 7pm on the 17th #
  • Blood Orange Martinis from Charmaine – 2/13/10 http://flic.kr/p/7CQCDt #
  • So it looks like the HTML5 video on Youtube is playing a LOT nicer on Safari, versus on Chrome (Mac). Also, that little rabbit switch helps. #
  • Hey Austin friends, what do you recommend for public transport for #SXSW? The Capital MetroBus 7-Day Pass for $8? Sounds like a deal to me. #
  • @kinslerbot It looks like I'm going to be staying near E 52nd, near Cameron RD. I'm google mapping my bus route to the convention center. in reply to kinslerbot #
  • @kinslerbot I'm staying with a friend of a friend who was originally from San Diego. in reply to kinslerbot #
  • @ThatKevinSmith I'm glad I went with Frontier to take me to Austin next month for #SXSW, instead of @southwestair in reply to ThatKevinSmith #

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-02-08

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-02-01

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-01-25

  • The Hangover is the most deserved win of the night. #
  • If you think 500 Days of Summer was funnier than The Hangover, you need to get your funny bone checked out. #
  • @steviespin well, then the Hangover wins using that criterion also. in reply to steviespin #
  • Alright, enough of these Golden Globes, time to continue with the LOST re-watch-a-thon, and finish my Che review. #
  • Damn, its so cathartic when Sawyer smashes Pickets head into the fish biscuit button, electrocuting him. #
  • Thinking Inglourious Basterds would win is like voting for Ralph Nader. #
  • @FyodorFish Those sound about right to me. in reply to FyodorFish #
  • Digesting the awards a little bit more, I'd say that Michael Giacchino's Award for Up's score was really the most deserved of the evening. #
  • I can't believe Mac fell for the old Wookie Prisoner Gag. I also swoon everytime Sawyer says that line. #
  • Also, one of the best cameos of Lost is Robin Weigert (Calamity Jane from Deadwood) as Juliet's sister. #
  • I'm so bummed I can't hang out with all you film nerds at Sundance this week. You jerks better be going to SXSW. #
  • I wonder if people will one day think of Season 3 of Lost as it's Empire Strikes Back. #
  • So, what has been your favorite Soderbergh film throughout the years? Which is his most underrated production? (I'm voting for Solaris) #
  • So I finally got to handle a Droid last night. While some of the apps are pretty sweet, I'm still on team iPhone. #
  • Alright, I need some new desktop background images, hivemind, give me your suggestions. #
  • Whatever happened to Isabel, the Sheriff of the Others? She seemed so badass. I don't want her to be dead: http://bit.ly/4ICJD8 #
  • @RadioConelrad that sounds awesome! in reply to RadioConelrad #
  • @DevSatellite333 yeah, she would make a good Romulan. in reply to DevSatellite333 #
  • Alright, this image of the Very Large Array is my new background image for the netbook: http://bit.ly/7MY7Fp #
  • Hey @FoxHomeEnt when can we expect to see Soderbergh's Solaris on Blu-ray? #
  • @DevSatellite333 yeah, you should follow up Contact with a Cosmos marathon! in reply to DevSatellite333 #
  • RT: @TheDrillDown: The Drill Down is with #CoCo ! http://ow.ly/XBCv (we're also with Haiti, Google, Facebook and Roxxy the A.I. sex robot). #
  • RT: @elmayimbe: RT @iesb: I have been personally told by a source close to Guillermo del Toro that it's true Tobey Maguire IS The Hobbit. #
  • @thepretension I love Julie Taymor's Titus it was one of my first DVD purchases back in '00. Taymor's working on a production of The Tempest #
  • RT: @janusfilms: The HOUSE print has landed at the IFC Center and will be screening from 6:20 on. Goodbye HD, hello film grain! #
  • @colliderfrosty What are you most excited about for Sundance? @Rudie_Obias and @foxtotally will be there for @CriterionCast, keep an eye out in reply to colliderfrosty #
  • I'm at Fred Meyer – Hawthorne (3805 SE Hawthorne Blvd, at SE 39th Ave, Portland). http://4sq.com/o1vWa #
  • Check out our latest episode of @CriterionCast in which we discuss H

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-01-18

  • I'm at Bye and Bye (1011 NE Alberta St, at NE 11th Ave, Portland). http://4sq.com/7mEGnr #
  • Dang, Alton Brown just said: if it weren't for the Aztek and Mayans, we wouldn't have the Alien vs Predator movies. I love this guy. #
  • Check out our latest podcast episode, discussing Sword of Doom, with @Devindra from @slashfilmcast: http://bit.ly/77FiTt #
  • @willschiff Great job on that site guys! in reply to willschiff #
  • @willschiff are you guys starting a new podcast? Or continuing once school is done? in reply to willschiff #
  • @devincf when do you fly in? in reply to devincf #
  • RT: @ebertchicago: Eric Rohmer, 89, wise humanist, RIP. One of the founders of the French New Wave. http://j.mp/8OPF8X #
  • Check out the latest episode of @CriterionCast: A discussion of Sword of Doom with @Slashfilmcast's own, @Devindra! http://bit.ly/77FiTt #
  • @moviegeeks haha, I saw IHOP on that Sundance list and I thought the same thing. in reply to moviegeeks #
  • Just made it through about an hour of Rossellini's Rome Open City. I don't think I'm in the right mood for Italian Neo-Realism Tonight… #
  • I'm going to put that on hold while I watch my first episode of Neon Genesis Evangelion, let's see what all this hoopla is about. #
  • While we're all giving our two cents on a Spider Man reboot, I'll say this, I don't think any of Raimi's Spidey films are all that great. #
  • Sure, Spiderman 2 is a lot of fun at parts, but I never really liked the CG Spidey flying around the city. #
  • However, what I really really don't want, is a back to high school Spiderman movie, they're moving in the wrong direction. #
  • @Devindra I knew I was going to lose some friends with that. in reply to Devindra #
  • Also, I never found any of the Osborne's believable, or their motivations. #
  • @jenyamato Yeah, I'm late to the party. in reply to jenyamato #
  • The only Spiderman I ever really liked was Spiderman and his Amazing Friends. WIth Ice Man and Firestar. and that X-men Episode. #
  • I really liked the episode with Swarm, that super-villain that was made up of bees. #
  • @Vactor are you serious? Magneto and Strykers motivations are absolutely more clear, and more believable that Norman Osborns. in reply to Vactor #
  • @Vactor I would rather watch X3 than Spiderman 1 or 3 any day of the week. in reply to Vactor #
  • When they do this Spiderman reboot, they need to get Kraven the Hunter all up in that. We need a badass villain. #
  • @Vactor Bone is amazing! Are you reading it in color or black and white? in reply to Vactor #
  • @Vactor I've tried rewatching Spiderman 3 a couple of times, and I can't make it all the way through. in reply to Vactor #
  • @Vactor I didn't defend any of the story telling elements, just the technical aspects. in reply to Vactor #
  • @Vactor in case this means anything, I do own all three Spider-Man films, even a 3 disc Target Edition of Spidey 3. in reply to Vactor #
  • Instead of reacting so negatively to my Spider-Man thoughts, why not bring up substantial points of defense? #
  • @Vactor it was to everyone, but sure Justin, go for it, convince me these are amazing cinema. in reply to Vactor #
  • @Vactor they're not Blu-ray discs, you may not want them 😉 in reply to Vactor #
  • @FatboyRoberts I think that's still out of the question, really out of the question. in reply to FatboyRoberts #
  • Hopefully, in the reboot, we'll get an uber-nerdy Peter Parker who builds his own web shooters. #
  • Will the Spider-Man reboot be in 3D? With webs shooting all up in our faces? #
  • @FatboyRoberts It would be sweet if the Avengers movie could have the Civil War stuff, possibly in a sequel? With Spider-Man and all… in reply to FatboyRoberts #
  • @foxtotally hmmm, I think I would want Clancy Brown to voice Thanos. in reply to foxtotally #
  • RT @foxtotally: How's about pooling every Marvel movie character made thus far and doing an Infinity Gauntlet flick? #
  • @foxtotally doesn't Thanos kill off half of the Earth to please Death in Infinity Gauntlet? in reply to foxtotally #
  • How about we get some sweet Valiant movies? Like XO Manowar, Turok, Magnus Robot Fighter, Solaris, Harbinger, Rai, Bloodshot…. #
  • I don't remember, was Kraven ever considered as a villain for the Spider-Man films? Bruce Campbell would have made an awesome Hunter #
  • @rickchung I think they could make it work, a variation of an insane hunter dressed in animal skins. in reply to rickchung #
  • I really think I should have watched this Evangelion show about 15 years ago. I love the concept, but this dialogue is killing me. #
  • @sepinwall can we blame V for Juliet's death? in reply to sepinwall #
  • @Vactor I'm really going to try and rewatch the films for you, but my stack of films I need to write up for the blog is starting to worry me in reply to Vactor #
  • @Vactor once you've finished Bone, be sure to read the Charles Vess illustrated book: Rose. in reply to Vactor #
  • All this talk of Spider-Man got me reminiscing about the whole Marvel 2099 launch. I loved those damned foil-covers. #
  • @Vactor @Matt_Grigsby I loved his retractable finger talons, I used to imagine I had them when I would think about scaling walls. #
  • @foxtotally is that when Doom traveled forward in time? in reply to foxtotally #
  • @foxtotally I think some of my favorite foil covers of olde have to be those Shadowhawk #1's, I know you're a fan. in reply to foxtotally #
  • Alright all you real comic nerds: what was your favorite gimicky comic book cover of the early 90s? #
  • @ElisabethRappe is that when he got his adamantium ripped out? in reply to ElisabethRappe #
  • A couple favorite gimicky covers that come to mind: all the variant covers of Gen 13 and Wetworks, I don't think I ever got them all. #
  • @landon_speak I was a huge Wild C.A.T.s fan too! I used to own this amazing holo-foil poster that I had framed in my room. in reply to landon_speak #
  • One final thought before bed: why are English Muffins essentially inedible when cold, but absolutely delicious when toasted? #
  • @RoboSexual Yeah, thats a good one too! http://bit.ly/832KUQ in reply to RoboSexual #
  • @landon_speak yeah, I thought that cartoon kinda sucked, it didn't capture the awesomeness that were @jimlee00's amazing illustrations. in reply to landon_speak #
  • @landon_speak I actually dressed up as Grifter for Halloween once back in 92 or 93. I made his mask out of a red bandana and a sharpie. in reply to landon_speak #
  • @landon_speak did you read the X-men/WildCATS crossover books? Those were a lot of fun, each with incredible art. in reply to landon_speak #
  • Man, why does Europe get all of my childhood cartoons on DVD? MASK, Dino Riders, Visionaries, I want those! #
  • RT: @moviegeeks: Anyone heading to Sundance and still need a place to stay? #
  • RT: @Vactor: RT @CBR: DC Announces New Justice League Series http://bit.ly/8g2yQQ #
  • I'm at Back to Eden Bakery Boutique (2217 NE Alberta St, NE 23rd Ave, Portland). http://4sq.com/6EiDNG #
  • Working on my Che review, currently watching the bonus materials on Part One of the Blu-ray. #
  • @janessapk was that you working tonight? in reply to janessapk #
  • @janessapk we came in right before you closed! We got coffee and cheesecake and soft serve and the cupcake! All were freaking delicious! in reply to janessapk #
  • Just answered a few questions over on our FormSpring page, keep the questions coming! http://www.formspring.me/criterioncast #
  • Great questions everyone! I have a feeling this is going to be yet another time vampire in my life. http://www.formspring.me/criterioncast #
  • @TrakovskyFilm if I don't talk about your film on this upcoming episode, it will certainly be the following one, I love it! in reply to TrakovskyFilm #
  • @TrakovskyFilm if you can get it here to Portland, I'll do my best to fill the theater. in reply to TrakovskyFilm #
  • I'm at los gorditos restaurant (1212 se division st, Se 12th ave, Portland). http://4sq.com/5YwRqP #
  • Thanks everyone for all of the thought inspiring questions, keep 'em coming! http://www.formspring.me/criterioncast #
  • My pareidolia is working on overdrive today: almost every book I process is underlined! #
  • Down at the Lloyd Center, in line for the Book of Eli adv. screening. There's already a crap-ton of people here, how early do they get here? #
  • On the bus, on my way home. #
  • About to watch Book of Eli #
  • @RadioConelrad get off my lawn! in reply to RadioConelrad #
  • Oh man, I can't wait to have a spoilery talk about Book of Eli. I won't spoil it here on Twitter. I'll say this: did KFC sponsor this movie? #
  • @willschiff I didn't love it, but the ending was worthy of Shyamalan. in reply to willschiff #
  • @willschiff having made it to the end of the movie, I now want to see it again. in reply to willschiff #
  • @devincf totally. I could have also done without McDowell's wacky hair. in reply to devincf #
  • I have so many open hold slots at the library, time to dive into the Halliwells guide, to find movies I haven't watched. #
  • @gmanreviews it was the Road, the Postman, Mad Max, Waterworld, with a dash of 300. in reply to gmanreviews #
  • @ElisabethRappe however derivative it was, by the time the ending hit, I suddenly became way more interested, & actually want watch again. in reply to ElisabethRappe #
  • @ElisabethRappe I also want to compare it to a certain Japanese swordsman, without actually naming it, thus spoiling it. in reply to ElisabethRappe #
  • @ElisabethRappe I thought it was going to be more preachy. It was pretty shallow though. I doubt if I see it again, I'll pay full price. in reply to ElisabethRappe #
  • @ElisabethRappe I mostly want to see it again to see where they seed clues towards the twist. in reply to ElisabethRappe #
  • I am such a procrastinator. I have all week to watch this, but I am now finally re-watching Haxan with the commentary. I love this job. #
  • Haxan plays almost like a comedy. #
  • @FyodorFish I'll definitely check it out, I was surprised by how un-offended I was, with all my atheistic ideals. in reply to FyodorFish #
  • @FyodorFish yeah, although that "library" was a little too clean for the world set up. in reply to FyodorFish #
  • Did anyone get a "Children of Men" flashback towards the end of Eli? #
  • @ElisabethRappe @FyodorFish but, maybe wasn't completely *spoiler* throughout the movie, but was going *spoiler* #
  • Do you love Andrei Tarkovsky? Be sure to follow @TrakovskyFilm and check out his amazing documentary: http://www.trakovskyfilm.com/ #FF #
  • TotalFinder Adds Tabs, Hotkeys, and Other Tweaks to OS X's Finder http://lifehacker.com/5449240/ #downloads #finder #
  • @janusfilms Are we going to get a copy of HOUSE playing here in Portland? At the @nwfilmcenter? in reply to janusfilms #
  • After a morning full of coffee & Che commentary, I'm heading out for some pre-podcast errands: Library, Fred Meyer, Powells, Movie Madness. #
  • I'm at Whiffies Fried Pies (1200 SE Hawthorne Blvd, at SE 12th Ave, Portland). http://4sq.com/aM8BU #
  • ? Supertheory of Supereverything – Gogol Bordello http://lala.com/z5NO #
  • Now that my homework is done for the week, it's time to resume the Lost re-watch-a-thon! #
  • @nobordersfilm that is certainly easy to do! Especially when working there, most of my paycheck goes right back into the building. in reply to nobordersfilm #
  • Check out our post on @Criterion's releases for April 2010 http://bit.ly/5Ydu9Y #
  • April 2010 Criterion Collection New Releases Announced!: http://digg.com/d31FnDD?t #
  • April 2010 Criterion Collection New Releases Announced! [Criterion New Releases] – Criterion has announced… http://tumblr.com/xxe5kmujb #
  • RT @RadioConelrad: WHY isn't this still part of the collection? So much extra stuff that never made it to DVD http://twitpic.com/yalf8 #
  • @RevGWCSean dude, you need to tag that NSFW! 😉 in reply to RevGWCSean #
  • Just added a formspring.me tab to our Facebook Page, and Blog Sidebar widgets: http://facebook.com/criterioncast http://criterioncast.com #
  • Check out our latest Disc 2 of @CriterionCast, in this episode we are again joined by @Devindra, discussing CES 2010… http://bit.ly/8Tmjez #
  • Just added trailers for all of the April 2010 @Criterion Releases to yesterday's post, why not give it Digg love? http://digg.com/d31FnDD?t #
  • Dang, Target has the Kodak Zi8 on sale for $149! Luckily they are giving out rain checks… So I will have one before SXSW! #
  • I'm at Guapo Comics and Coffee (6416 SE Foster Road, SE 65th Ave, Portland). http://4sq.com/8LQx9r #
  • I just ousted Erika H. as the mayor of Guapo Comics and Coffee on @foursquare! http://4sq.com/8LQx9r #
  • I'm at New Seasons – Seven Corners (1954 SE Division St, SE 19th Ave, Portland). http://4sq.com/5R6V5j #
  • @GWCChuck I don't think there should be any problems: http://discuss.gdgt.com/kodak/zi8/support/Final-Cut-Compatibility-/ in reply to GWCChuck #
  • @getsconed hey we're continuing our Lost re-watch right now too! We're just starting up season 3. in reply to getsconed #
  • In our running of errands today, I found Kingdom of Heaven Directors Cut Blu-ray for $10 at Walmart, not bad… #
  • @RadioConelrad I don't think so. I wish it was as packed as the 4 Disc DVD set, with all of the docs but Blu-ray for $10, I couldn't pass it in reply to RadioConelrad #
  • @timbuel absolutely agree, I've been waiting for this price to drop, and I couldn't pass it up for $10 in reply to timbuel #
  • @RadioConelrad totally agree on that point. in reply to RadioConelrad #
  • Dang, a Viking movie spoken in Old Norse? I'm so down. I want to watch that movie right now! Get on it Gibson. #
  • Hey iPhone and Zi8 friends, have any of you bought this Macro/Wide Angle Magnetic Lens? http://bit.ly/8gDmNf #
  • @RadioConelrad I want some hope that these supposed Extended Blu-rays will also have the Theatrical Cuts as well, for reference… in reply to RadioConelrad #
  • @EricDSnider hey Eric, @foxtotally is going to be in your condo at Sundance this week, do you guys want to get drinks this week? Before Weds #
  • @rejects Are you guys just watching the @Criterion Box Set? #
  • I don't ask for much, but acknowledgment for hard work would be nice. A thank you here and there, goes a long way. #
  • Who has the most heartbreaking flashbacks in Lost? Sun? Charlie? #
  • @pomoxian Thanks to you as well, your blog is an inspiration, your dedication is contagious! in reply to pomoxian #
  • @pomoxian We will definitely have to have you on one of our upcoming shows, DM me your Email, (gmail if possible – for google docs) in reply to pomoxian #
  • @rejects There's a nice discussion of Rohmer on this past weeks Slate Culture Gabfest, check it out… in reply to rejects #
  • Hmmm I guess when considering who has the most heartbreaking flashbacks, who do you most relate to? #
  • I know I'm late, but easily the best three shows of the past decade: Lost, Battlestar, and The Wire. Hands down, no contest. #
  • Locke's sweat lodge dream at the beginning of Season 3 is so good. #
  • Interesting JJ Abrams / Lost / Cloverfield connection: Chris Mulkey was Mike at Locke's commune, and the military dude in Cloverfield. #
  • You know, sometimes I wish there really were dinosaurs on the island. Maybe the smoke monster can manifest as such? #
  • @jennimiller76 what would your act be? in reply to jennimiller76 #
  • I love crazy, see into the future, running around the jungle naked, throwing rocks into the sea, Desmond. He's hilarious. #
  • @moviegeeks is there an option B? in reply to moviegeeks #
  • I can't wait! RT @Chud_News_Feed: MOVE OVER THOR, MEL GIBSON IS GOING OLD NORSE http://bit.ly/5tDKzd #
  • @nobordersfilm I love Deadwood too! I also enjoyed Rome, The Sopranos, Carnivale, Six Feet Under, and even John From Cincinnati. in reply to nobordersfilm #
  • Something we missed in our post on the @Criterion April 2010 Releases: Essential Art House Vol 5! http://www.criterion.com/boxsets/712 #
  • @devincf Devin, that Emerald Dawn issue was the first comic book I ever bought! In Tuscon AZ, back in the 80s. Great choice of imagery! in reply to devincf #
  • Aww yeah, Ripley just torched the lazer cats! #
  • Find the Best Spots in New Cities with These http://lifehacker.com/5448978/ #travel #localsearch #
  • RT: @DrewAtHitFix: Hmmmm… almost at 4000 followers. Tell you what… I'll e-mail a very special something to whoever ends up as #4000. #

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-01-11

  • Its still amazing how much of a Charles and Penny Widmore vibe I get from Vikus' wife+her dad. #
  • @timbuel yeah, you're right. in reply to timbuel #
  • As much as I love DVDbeaver.com as a resource, they seriously need to work on the look of their site. It's insane. #
  • @Rudie_Obias yeah, its like if you think about a season of 24, or all of the seasons of 24 put together. in reply to Rudie_Obias #
  • Hey blip.tv, can we get a standard size / apect ratio going for the thumbnail for the files? So the square images don't get distorted? #
  • Check out the latest episode of @CriterionCast, where we talk about Ang Lee's The Ice Storm! http://bit.ly/85eqxf #
  • @timbuel Thanks for the retweet Tim! in reply to timbuel #
  • So, is Alive in Joburg not available as a bonus feature? Is it a rights issue? #
  • @slashfilm what part of LA are you looking at? in reply to slashfilm #
  • @slashfilm Nice, so you'll be down at Golden Apple Comics and Amoeba all the time? Are those close by? My LA geography is a bit screwy. in reply to slashfilm #
  • @rejects yeah, @Rudie_Obias and @foxtotally will be some new faces. Please be nice to them. Don't let them get in any drunken fights 😉 in reply to rejects #
  • @slashfilm we'll be at Sundance! Well, I wont, but @foxtotally and @Rudie_Obias will be there. They're really excited. @CriterionCast in reply to slashfilm #
  • @rejects that's what I've heard 😉 in reply to rejects #
  • @rejects @slashfilm We could also get a film blogger Google Wave thread going for Sundance. #
  • Dude, there is an awesome Octopus in tonight's episode of the Simpsons, go Slimu! #
  • @moviegeeks how cheap is cheap? Rudie and Travis are planning on commuting from Salt Lake City, they're only going for the first 5 days. in reply to moviegeeks #
  • Why does the Google Webmaster Tools not see all of the links to one of our pages? But if I google the link, there they are…. #
  • @moviegeeks are you on google chat? or skype? we can talk details. in reply to moviegeeks #
  • Check out Travis' detailed description of the @Criterion 2010 Release Drawing over at @CriterionCast: http://bit.ly/6hJRDf #
  • @ElisabethRappe thats the giant bird, that people mistook to be a munchkin hanging himself? in reply to ElisabethRappe #
  • @ElisabethRappe we were watching it the other day and looked up that trivia. I think maybe thats the same bird. in reply to ElisabethRappe #
  • @headgeek666 enjoy it, knowing that people look up to you, and respect your opinion. in reply to headgeek666 #
  • @Laremy I only use Flixster on my iPhone, I think I've gone to their website once or twice to configure my profile. in reply to Laremy #
  • @FatboyRoberts well, at least we now have Avatar to splice into that fan made Thundercats trailer. in reply to FatboyRoberts #
  • @foxtotally which theater are you going to? in reply to foxtotally #
  • Sometimes it seems like those geeks who were bullied in high school have grown up to become the bullies of other geeks on twitter. #irony #
  • Ah, so this is the real Avatar Scriptment: http://twitpic.com/wprzr #avatarisreallypocahontas #
  • Holy crap, I am so excited to get the Ralph Bakshi Lord of the Rings on Blu-ray. http://bit.ly/5j6ea1 thanks to @eveofdoom! #
  • I'm going to try and re-watch all of LOST before Season 6 starts up. Here I go… #cantwaitforLOSTattheBagdad #
  • @elguapo1 I just saw Suburban Commando for $3 at Big Lots. A classic. in reply to elguapo1 #
  • I think the music and sound effects are the real stars of the Lost pilot. #
  • I remember one night, I couldn't sleep, probably due to coffee, and all I could think of was what I would do if I was a part of LOST. #
  • I was mostly going over in my head, how to structure a society, how to organize the roles and responsibilities. #
  • Everytime WordPress issues an update, and I don't backup beforehand, I fear for the worst. WP 2.9.1 is available. #
  • Finishing up my review of Loren Cass, which is getting a @kino_intl release on DVD tomorrow. #
  • Check out my review of Chris Fuller's Loren Cass, being released tomorrow by @kino_intl: http://bit.ly/6l7rpP #
  • Oh Sawyer, even from episode 2, you own this show. Also, however little we see of that polar bear, it still looks fake. #
  • @timbuel totally agree. The overall production values are so high that they raise even the crappiest of fake animals to an enjoyable level. in reply to timbuel #
  • @screenrant did you just upgrade to 2.9.1? in reply to screenrant #
  • @RoboSexual no way, Sawyer is LOST's Han Solo, he totally wins. in reply to RoboSexual #
  • @getsconed Are you planning on going to the Bagdad for Season 6? in reply to getsconed #
  • @AtticusSays no, but that would be sweet. I think they were packaged together when originally released on DVD. in reply to AtticusSays #
  • The reveal of Lockes situation in Walkabout is truly one of the best moments of television. #
  • @jenyamato That was my favorite movie too. When I finally traveled to Athens, I had that movie in my head. in reply to jenyamato #
  • I wonder if the woman on the phone's name is really Helen, or if Locke is just that nuts. #
  • So, why does Charlie say: "I don't swim, I don't swim" when Boone goes out to save the drowning woman, when he clearly does in S3? #
  • About to live stream @foxtotally's thoughts on Avatar, which he just saw for the first time! http://criterioncast.com/live #
  • Sorry about the loud mic, everyone that joined the live stream, I'm used to my audio always coming in so low. #
  • Hey Chase, why are there so many transactions still pending? Including my paycheck? Come on already, put that in my account! #
  • @Massawyrm dude, when I ride my scooter in 32 degree weather, the worst part is my finger tips freezing, even with 2 pairs of gloves! in reply to Massawyrm #
  • @Massawyrm that sucks man. Time to break out the thermals. in reply to Massawyrm #
  • @AtticusSays I still enjoy watching those animated versions. Rankin Bass definitely shaped my childhood. The soundtracks are amazing too. in reply to AtticusSays #
  • @scoutie sometimes it freaks me out, because I think that maybe they aren't calculating the pending items, & that I'm going to be overdrawn in reply to scoutie #
  • RT: @janusfilms: Our new print of STRAY DOG opens tomorrow at Film Forum! "Ranks with Kurosawa's greatest works," http://bit.ly/8diWlA #
  • @devincf what did you think of Deadwood? in reply to devincf #
  • @devincf did you watch Undiscovered Country on DVD or Blu-ray? I found the special effects stood out worse on the blu-ray. in reply to devincf #
  • @devincf how much Deadwood did you watch? It got really good towards the end. in reply to devincf #
  • The best flashback episodes of Lost? Easily Sayid's. I remember being so excited each time we got more back story for him. #
  • It is certainly amazing how well they can turn Hawaii into anywhere in the world, even Iraq. #
  • @Devindra Yeah, that episode is amazing too. Re-watching season one is a real joy. in reply to Devindra #
  • I'm at Potato Champion (1200 SE Hawthorne Blvd, SE 12th Ave, Portland). http://4sq.com/7Q3W8L #
  • I'm at Cartopia (1200 SE Hawthorne Blvd, SE 12th Ave, Portland). http://4sq.com/4hoCNl #
  • I'm at Pyro Pizza (1401 SE 12th Ave, at SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland). http://4sq.com/SkZxm #
  • George Lucas is on Fresh Air today! Fun stuff. I need to get this book. #
  • @Vactor I didn't, but I'm listening to the Fresh Air episode right now. in reply to Vactor #
  • Check out the latest Disc 2 of CriterionCast, you can hear us talk Ang Lees Hulk, and what we're excited about in 2010: http://bit.ly/5gADeY #
  • @mattsinger @alisonwillmore great episode this week. You didn't mention Harry Osbornes amnesia in Spidey 3, & Solaris, crazy dopplegangers! in reply to mattsinger #
  • Continuing our re-watch of Lost Season 1. It's funny that Boone knows what a red shirt is (in Star Trek) but says "the guy with pointy ears" #
  • @StarBlush Ah, good point. in reply to StarBlush #
  • @mattsinger I really enjoyed Jeremy Davies in Soderberghs Solaris, his doppleganger moment at the end was fantastic. in reply to mattsinger #
  • @Devindra before starting this Lost rewatch, I was seriously considering a BSG rewatch. in reply to Devindra #
  • Working on formatting the next installment of @Criterion additions to Netflix. As much as I love these columns, they will be the death of me #
  • Damn, the new Bridgeport Hop Czar Imperial IPA is freaking delicious. Thanks Hawthorne Fred Meyer, your ale selection rules. #
  • I think two IPA's should be enough to cure this cold of mine, right? #
  • Hey @ipowerhosting, whats up with our site? Server issues? #
  • Where's My Goddamn Gotham Central TV Show? http://io9.com/5442733/ #rant #batman #
  • The covers for the individual films in the Rossellini War Trilogy box set are beautiful! I love the fabric texture. I can't wait to dive in. #
  • So, how long do I get to play the whole: "I'm sick, I'm allowed to be grumpy," card? #
  • So, the Che box art that I'm not fond of is actually not a problem, since each movie is individually packaged with different covers within. #
  • So Soderbergh, where is your commentary track on this director approved edition? I want to hear your thoughts on it! #
  • @moviegeeks excellent, I love those Fused Film folks! in reply to moviegeeks #
  • I wish my body would develop some sort of adaptation to sneezing, to where it wouldn't leave my throat all raw, and my nose all dried out. #
  • @screenrant I second that notion. Whenever we're recording the podcast, I feel so alienated when my cohosts start geeking out over sports. in reply to screenrant #
  • Fav aspect to Sword of Doom has to be the high contrast; the deep blacks & bright whites, it's like watching comic panels brought to life. #
  • @rejects the answer is yes. in reply to rejects #
  • @Brotodeau this movie is absolutely gorgeous. Nakadai's performance is so intense. in reply to Brotodeau #
  • @colliderfrosty does anyone archive the originals? To call her on it? in reply to colliderfrosty #
  • I think my next @Criterion Blu-ray purchase is going to be Wim Wenders Wings of Desire. #
  • @bryan_baca it was heavily hinted at in that New Years image, so it's safe to say that it'll be here in 2010. in reply to bryan_baca #
  • Every episode of Season 1 of Lost brings the awesome. When Sun reveals her english to everyone after the boat burns, so heartbreaking. #
  • Hey all you Netflix Watch Instantly Lovers: Monsters Inc is now available! http://bit.ly/5Fwz9u #
  • Also, Worlds Greatest Dad is now available on Netflix Watch Instantly: http://bit.ly/5Fwz9u #
  • @moiseschiu Did you get the War Trilogy set to review too? That one is worth unboxing as well, look on the interior of the empty box… in reply to moiseschiu #
  • @moiseschiu gotcha, I wasn't really hot on the orange cover for Che, but I like the two individual cover art. in reply to moiseschiu #
  • @FilmmakerMag Can't wait to hear your podcast! Get in touch if you need any tips/tricks regarding podcasting. in reply to FilmmakerMag #
  • @ffgrocery The White Chocolate Wonderful from the Peanut Butter & Co. … Freaking delicious. in reply to ffgrocery #
  • @drkiki you all are doing a fantastic job! I'm watching/listening right now. in reply to drkiki #
  • @slashfilm Good luck on the move! Safe travels in reply to slashfilm #
  • @moiseschiu I just posted some pictures of the set in the @CriterionCast twitter feed. in reply to moiseschiu #
  • @moiseschiu yeah, absolutely. in reply to moiseschiu #
  • @Matthew_Lucas totally agree. in reply to Matthew_Lucas #
  • Nerding out on Home Theater news from CES with Scott WIlkinson & Leo Laporte on Home Theater Geeks at: http://bit.ly/7EQg3J #
  • @Ihnatko while we are nowhere near as articulate as @ebertchicago, you can check out my @Criterion Podcast: @CriterionCast! in reply to Ihnatko #
  • @willschiff me too! I just got the Blu-ray over Black Friday for cheap! in reply to willschiff #
  • @willschiff We didn't take Sundance into consideration when I wrote up that schedule, so it may be pushed back a week or so… in reply to willschiff #
  • @Ihnatko If you're looking for an easy list of excellent @Criterion films on @instant_netflix check out @CriterionCast: http://bit.ly/77Ybup #
  • @slashfilm Are you guys driving from SF to LA? #
  • @slashfilm Are you taking the coast or going down the 5? in reply to slashfilm #
  • @slashfilm I love taking the coast when it's not all grey and rainy, it just takes freaking forever. The 5 is just so damned boring. in reply to slashfilm #
  • @Laremy when are you getting in? I think Rudie and Travis are flying in Wednesday, and taking the shuttle from Salt Lake to Park City. in reply to Laremy #
  • I'm at Perierra Cr

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-01-04

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-12-28

  • @devincf I have to disagree with your argument that the creature work was on par with AOTC, all of the creatures of Pandora clearly have… #
  • @devincf … traits that lead to a common ancestor. Time was taken by the folks at Weta in designing them from the inside-out. #
  • @devincf While they may be similar to animals on Earth, the actual design work, in linking them together by common traits, shows effort. in reply to devincf #
  • @devincf It shows much more effort than what went into those three beasts shown at the end of Attack of the Clones. in reply to devincf #
  • @devincf It's not as simple as taking an animal that exists, and then trading parts with other animals. in reply to devincf #
  • RT @CriterionCast: [Blog Post] The CriterionCast – Episode 017.6 – Disc 3 – [The 11th Annual Butt Numb-A-Thon] http://bit.ly/8WQcpT #
  • Listen to us geek out with James McCormick about this years Butt-Numb-A-Thon, & discuss some of the films. http://bit.ly/8WQcpT #
  • @devincf probably the same reason that mammals have different characteristics from reptiles, or fish. in reply to devincf #
  • @headgeek666 hey Harry, we posted our live broadcast discussion of BNAT over at http://criterioncast.com #
  • Netflix Watch Instantly added 35 @Criterion Films to their selection today! Working on a post with links. Expect later tonight. #
  • You know what I would like in an Avatar sequel? A "Heart of Darkness" / "Apocalypse Now" tale of what JakeSully has become afterwards… #
  • RT: @Criterion: Why Welles, why now? An exclusive interview with Richard Linklater: http://ow.ly/OlFc #
  • RT: @janusfilms: Screening dates for HOUSE (HAUSU) thru May 2010 are now on-line, including a run at IFC Center in NYC! http://bit.ly/54BXav #
  • @CousinEerie you're at Blick? I used to work at the one in San Diego! in reply to CousinEerie #
  • @stephsmith send me your email, and I'll send you some links, or we can talk on skype. in reply to stephsmith #
  • @Vactor you're totally right, that annoys me too. I'll make a point of watching myself. in reply to Vactor #
  • RT @CriterionCast: [Blog Post] Netflix Adds 35 Criterion Collection Films To Watch Instantly [Criterion on Netflix] http://bit.ly/4FLJtL #
  • Need an easy list of links to all the @Criterion films added to @instant_netflix today? Head over to http://bit.ly/4FLJtL #
  • So you saw Avatar in 3D, but WHICH 3D did you see it in? Here's a guide handy guide for the confused: http://bit.ly/6Wi2fc #
  • @jenyamato @scottEweinberg Thanks for the retweets! It was an epic post to format. It seemed to take me forever. #
  • @Massawyrm we have a whole list of the @Criterion flicks added to Netflix today over at http://bit.ly/4FLJtL [@CriterionCast ] in reply to Massawyrm #
  • @Massawyrm thanks dude! in reply to Massawyrm #
  • @jenyamato with the streaming option, you can choose films that you would never have thought to add to your queue, since you don't wait. in reply to jenyamato #
  • Thanks to everyone who has re/tweeted/clicked on the link to my @Criterion/@instant_netflix post, at @CriterionCast. http://bit.ly/4FLJtL #
  • @gizmodo We wrote up a post with lots of links of the Criterion films added to Netflix, over at @CriterionCast: http://bit.ly/4FLJtL #
  • RT @CriterionCast: [Blog Post] – Episode 018 – Blast of Silence [@Criterion Collection #428] http://bit.ly/4Ykwag #
  • @ebertchicago Thanks for sharing @CriterionCast with the world by tweeting out our Netflix Post. We are honored! in reply to ebertchicago #
  • @FatboyRoberts thanks, I can now check off that life goal. in reply to FatboyRoberts #
  • Dang, @ebertchicago tweeted a link to my Netflix post on CriterionCast, what a fantastic christmas present. http://j.mp/7K8m0P #
  • Alright, I'm off to the library to pick up holds before heading to San Diego, then its back to working on the latest @CriterionCast post! #
  • @TrakovskyFilm Hey Dmitry, I got your film in the mail today! I can't wait to watch it over the holidays. Thanks! in reply to TrakovskyFilm #
  • So, not only do I have Roger Ebert retweeting my post; Patrick Norton of Tekzilla is retweeting it too! Yay me! http://j.mp/7K8m0P #
  • So, apparently WIRED Magazine also linked to my post as well! How can this night get any better? #
  • Thanks for all of your support! @Instanthunter @ElisabethRappe @Devindra @Becky_Middleton @death2themovies @FatboyRoberts #
  • Good morning everyone, the traffic numbers from yesterday for CriterionCast are seriously insane. Today is all about creating more content! #
  • Also, we're heading down to San Diego tomorrow morning for the holidays so if you want to meet for lunch sometime after Friday, get in touch #
  • I think to keep me company while I pack and work on the site today, I'm going to have an X-men Trilogy Blu-ray marathon . #
  • @gwensdad I don't have DisneyXD, and this Blu-ray of X1 is freaking gorgeous. in reply to gwensdad #
  • Watching X1 on Blu-ray, @ms_charmaine just pointed out that Wolverines claws don't look all that real, even in this movie. #
  • How many of you are going to take your family to see Avatar this weekend? It better be a lot of you! #
  • Alright everyone, we know you love lists so here's another: Travis' (@foxtotally) Top Ten @Criterion Films of all time! http://bit.ly/6KgDZf #
  • Alright, morning marathon is over, time for some @Criterion Blu-ray action: Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding! An absolutely gorgeous transfer. #
  • Re-watching Monsoon Wedding on Blu-ray, this film has to be among the best that @Criterion released this year. #
  • For those keeping track, we have now beat yesterdays numbers (traffic for my netflix post). We're almost at 5,000 uniques in 24 hours. #
  • Listening to the Monsoon Wedding commentary, I love the idea of people getting up to dance when the music plays over the closing credits. #
  • I'm at La palapa (1864 se hawthorne, Portland). http://4sq.com/61zgu6 #
  • I just unlocked the "Explorer" badge on @foursquare! http://4sq.com/4HiyJQ #
  • Dang, I think the site is finally starting to buckle under the weight of all the traffic. #
  • All packed, full of english muffins and peanut butter, and watching some Alton Brown's Good Eats. Ready to fly in the morning. #
  • Oh, I was watching Star Trek First Contact on Blu-ray earlier, and that sequence on the dish really stood out as being on a set. #
  • @KarinaLongworth Congratulations Karina!! in reply to KarinaLongworth #
  • @devincf man, that has to be the ugliest font known. I love it! in reply to devincf #
  • @devincf I can't believe that Away We Go made your list whereas Watchmen was left off. in reply to devincf #
  • @headgeek666 did you see our post with the various newly added netflix/criterion films? in reply to headgeek666 #
  • @headgeek666 here you go: http://criterioncast.com/2009/12/21/criterion-on-netflix/ in reply to headgeek666 #
  • @headgeek666 I'm also working in a page for the site with all of the Criterion films on Netflix Instant Watch, should be up in a day or two. in reply to headgeek666 #
  • @devincf there's an article about the Asylum in the latest Wired that begins with a desc. of the Holmes adaptation that sounds great! in reply to devincf #
  • Alright, we are in the airport, past all the hullabaloo, ready for our flight, French Fries for breakfast! #
  • I'm at San Diego International Airport (SAN) (SAN, San Diego) w/ 2 others. http://4sq.com/eyyN #
  • I just unlocked the "Newbie" badge on @foursquare! http://4sq.com/6Efs5T #
  • @headgeek666 say what you will about CA and it's burgers, but leave the poor Avocados alone, they are truly delicious. in reply to headgeek666 #
  • @ebertchicago I can't wait to record some @CriterionCast episodes discussing Tati. Hopefully we'll get a Blu-ray of this new print! in reply to ebertchicago #
  • Hey San Diego, we're here until Monday night. You know the drill: Pokez, Ranchos, Mandarin Dynasty, rinse and repeat. #
  • Alright, I know it's Christmas Eve and all, but dang it Santanas, I really wanted a burrito. #
  • Watching an interesting documentary on toys on The History Channel. Oh to be home and have access to cable tv. #
  • Editing the funniest "Travis Predicts" column for @CriterionCast ever. I can't wait to see what kind of reaction it gets. #
  • @headgeek666 @massawyrm dudes @foxtotally went on and on about Emmett Otter a few eps back on @CriterionCast. I even made it the post image. in reply to headgeek666 #
  • @instanthunter dude, I have now been sucked into the Empire Strikes Back on Spike. Oh, Christmas vacation and it's access to cable. #
  • Why thank you Spike TV, I would love to watch Return of the Jedi as the first thing on this Christmas morning. #
  • @Massawyrm here's a link to the episode: http://criterioncast.com/2009/12/10/episode-016-5-disc-2/ in reply to Massawyrm #
  • @Rudie_Obias @vactor possibly, we may still be doing family stuff. I only have my iPhone headset with me, so the audio quality may be iffy. in reply to Rudie_Obias #
  • Who would have thought explaining what podcast is to their grandparents would be so hard? #
  • @StarBlush yeah, I tried that, but it still took time for everyone to absorb what that entailed. in reply to StarBlush #
  • It's an interesting feeling, being made aware of what kind of bubble you live in, be it a film or tech geek community, when you visit family #
  • About to head to Ranchos in Ocean Beach for some incredibly delicious Mexican Food. Then maybe to Target for gift card usage. #
  • I'm at Ranchos (1830 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, Ocean Beach). http://4sq.com/6Ryq5p #
  • So are they tightening security on domestic flights too? We're flying San Diego to Portland on Monday Night. Do I need to check my laptop? #
  • @Rudie_Obias I doubt it, we're out running errands for a while. Unless you want to call my phone for a specific segment. in reply to Rudie_Obias #
  • @devincf is this scriptment available to the public? Otherwise we have no context or point of reference to some of these tweets. in reply to devincf #
  • Check out our latest CriterionCast Disc 2! We discuss wha'ts been on our screens, as well as how to measure success. http://bit.ly/4KuhLh #
  • So, San Diego, what are you doing later tonight? We're thinking about going to Pokez for dinner later on in the evening. #
  • So everyone, @headgeek666 is almost at 12,000 followers. What are you waiting for? Follow the king of the internet. in reply to headgeek666 #

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-12-21

  • Does anyone out there have experience with using Handbrake / Subtitles / iPhone? I'm having problems… #
  • @GWCChuck I think I figured it out. I just wasn't getting any subtitles on the movies I ripped, but I think I had the wrong box checked in reply to GWCChuck #
  • Darth Vader gets his Christmas wish. (thanks @ms_charmaine) http://vaderloveschristmas.ytmnd.com/ #
  • RT @CriterionCast: AKIRA KUROSAWA'S RASHOMON – THROUGH NEW EYES [Film Review] http://bit.ly/8ahJGQ @Criterion @janusfilms @nwfilmcenter #
  • Hmm, so how much is this Band of Brother Blu–ray going to be? Amazon Gold Box? #
  • @Instanthunter I was hoping it would be in the $20 range. I think I'll wait. in reply to Instanthunter #
  • @petertravers First= Up in the Air (haven't seen it yet), never= Its Complicated. in reply to petertravers #
  • @NordlingAICN Our @CriterionCast episode of Wages of Fear should be up today or tomorrow, with special guest @MrBabyMan! in reply to NordlingAICN #
  • RT: @slashfilmnews: Peter Jackson Goes Blu-ray http://bit.ly/7zm869 #
  • RT: @elmayimbe: EXCLUSIVE: Could Spider-Man possibly rocking Hobbit feet? http://tinyurl.com/y9gtt5p #
  • If Tobey Maguire is Bilbo, and Elijah Wood is Frodo, what is the @Criterion connection? A: Ang Lee's The Ice Storm! #
  • @ElisabethRappe Thats how I felt when I discovered how many DVD's the library here in Portland had, and had access to. in reply to ElisabethRappe #
  • @Vactor There is an epic image out there of all of the characters from Venture Bros, which makes for a great background. in reply to Vactor #
  • @Vactor Hop on Skype, I have it. in reply to Vactor #
  • RT @CriterionCast: [Blog Post] Episode 17 The Wages of Fear [@Criterion Collection #36] http://bit.ly/7mO8OJ With Special Guest: @MrBabyMan #
  • So, we should expect some @Criterion New Release Announcements tomorrow (the 15th!) for March 2010. What are your predictions? #
  • Hey everyone, @CriterionCast is only two followers away from 600! Help us out! Check out our latest episode at http://criterioncast.com #
  • @rejects I would love to! Also, Neil, you should join us for an episode one of these days. in reply to rejects #
  • So the Lord of the Rings Theatrical Blu-ray's finally have a release date. I should be way more excited about this news than I am. #
  • @timbuel Agreed, although I say that now, but once these Blu-ray's are released, I might find it difficult to resist. in reply to timbuel #
  • @thepretension Thanks David, I'm glad we were able to get you over 500, but don't let that stop you from pimping Twitter on the show… in reply to thepretension #
  • Does anyone out there want to talk about the Dexter finale? We just watched it, and have unsolved mysteries. #
  • @StarBlush was it suicide? or the Trinity Killer? in reply to StarBlush #
  • @StarBlush confirmed where? in reply to StarBlush #
  • @kevincarr You sir, are insane. in reply to kevincarr #
  • @ilmsykma was it suicide, or Trinity? in reply to ilmsykma #
  • @ilmsykma Gotcha, apparently I need to go back and rewatch the death of trinity scene. in reply to ilmsykma #
  • It would have been sweet if Ridley Scotts Robin Hood was actually a sequel to Kingdom of Heaven. WIth Legolas. #
  • RT @CriterionCast: [Blog Post] Wait, What? The CriterionCast Is Heading To The Sundance Film Festival! http://bit.ly/6rIs9u #
  • Just installed the @hitfix iPhone application. #
  • I think I enjoyed the latest episode of The Venture Bros, way more than the finale of Dexter. #
  • The showdown of Brock Samson and Henchman 21 was a long time in the making, and well worth the wait. #
  • Hey all you podcast listeners and followers, why does @foxtotally only have 37 followers? You all need to go and follow his velvety musings. #
  • RT: @Criterion: Just announced: March 2010 releases, BIGGER THAN LIFE, DILLINGER IS DEAD, DAYS OF HEAVEN on Blu-ray! http://ow.ly/MpWc #
  • @cinematical Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. in reply to cinematical #
  • Batman The Animated Series Bible "This Is Batman, Not Jonathan Swift" http://io9.com/5426182/ #afternoonreading #batman #
  • Most Popular Free Mac Downloads of 2009 http://lifehacker.com/5427165/ #bestof2009 #bestof2009 #
  • @PDXfoodcarts Tweetdeck offers support for lists. in reply to PDXfoodcarts #
  • Finally watching Blast of Silence (@Criterion 428). That opening shot of the train coming out of the tunnel was freaking incredible. #
  • @RoboSexual haha, tell me about it. in reply to RoboSexual #
  • Watching Blast of Silence has made me want to rewatch Collateral. I totally forgot about Jason Statham's cameo at the beginning. #
  • What Lengths Will People Go For Money?: http://digg.com/d31CyDL?t #
  • Did you enjoy our latest episode, discussing Wages of Fear with @MrBabyMan, how about voting for us on Digg? http://digg.com/d31CyDL?t #
  • @zaibatsu Hey Reg, have you checked out our latest episode with special guest: @MrBabyMan? http://criterioncast.com/ in reply to zaibatsu #
  • @PDXfoodcarts Here you go: http://tweetdeck.com/features/add-create-and-search-twitter-lists/index.html in reply to PDXfoodcarts #
  • RT: @MrBabyMan: NPR reports Roy Disney has died. 🙁 Good night sweet prince. #
  • @ms_charmaine The name of our site, in the header image is the home link. in reply to ms_charmaine #
  • RT: @CriterionCast: [Blog Post] March 2010 Criterion Collection New Releases Announced! [@Criterion New Releases] http://bit.ly/8VJ9PO #
  • Down at the Lloyd, in line for an advanced screening of Up in the Air. Bring on the Clooney! #
  • What is it about the Lloyd Center theatre that always brings out the most annoying movie-goers in town? Seriously, shut the eff up. #
  • @Vactor I would love to join you on your Batman podcast one day. in reply to Vactor #
  • Just back from the Cartopia, to fill us up after seeing Up in the Air. George Clooney could sell ice to eskimos. #
  • It's interesting to think of all of Jason Reitman's primary protagonists, and how similar they are. #
  • Sweet, just got my passes for tomorrows Avatar screening at Bridgeport. Let's hope this txtmovieclub thing is legit. #
  • If I was part of the academy, I would certainly not vote for Up in the Air, but I have a feeling that it's going to get a lot of love. #
  • @VickiAlberts Thanks! It's actually at a different location, but I appreciate the help. in reply to VickiAlberts #
  • @rejects Dang, I want to visit the set of Predators. in reply to rejects #
  • So which of the March 2010 Criterion releases are you most excited about? http://bit.ly/7jf0y1 #
  • @thefilmtalk I had a phase in high school where I really got into that movie, and read the book, was just obsessed with most spy stuff. in reply to thefilmtalk #
  • Alright I'm here at Bridgeport, in line, ready for some blue aliens. #
  • Alright! Twitter is back, now I can talk about how much I loved Avatar! #
  • So, here are my thoughts: This movie is a proof of concept that a kick ass Thundercats movie is possible. Witty eh? #
  • Yes, obviously the special effects are worth the price of admission, however high they may be. #
  • No, the dialogue and characters aren't anything to write home about, but they are perfectly adequate. Except of course for unobtanium. #
  • Two worst things in my opinion: 1 Giovanni Ribisi's character, cartoonishly evil. 2 Unobtanium, how can you speak that with a straight face. #
  • So, in conclusion, I am going to see this movie at least two more times in theaters, buy the blu-ray, and marathon the special features. #
  • Oh wait, two favorite parts: 1 The animals, especially their sounds. 2 Seeing all the memorable Weta names in the credits. Gino Acevedo FTW! #
  • @Devindra I'm more excited about watching hours and hours of the making of this movie than watching it in 2d. in reply to Devindra #
  • Also, I want LOTR style commentary on this disc release, 4 commentary tracks! Plus a picture in picture of the pre-rendered stuff. #
  • Seriously, unobtanium? I can't believe that made it to the final draft. #
  • @Devindra they can be blamed for using it, when they could have called it something like pandorium, or pandorite. or anything else in reply to Devindra #
  • @FatboyRoberts it just felt like a big wink at the nerdy audience, in a movie where I didn't want to be winked at. in reply to FatboyRoberts #
  • @FatboyRoberts what are you guys showing tomorrow night? in reply to FatboyRoberts #
  • Oh, my other favorite part: Sully's atrophied human legs. Creepy as hell, I want to see some making of footage of those. #
  • @FatboyRoberts what time are you going to the screening? We have the podcast but I might make a late showing. in reply to FatboyRoberts #
  • @FatboyRoberts that sounds like a manageable screening time to me, I'll definitely try. in reply to FatboyRoberts #
  • So, do movie theaters that show 3D films still hunt for people trying to pirate it? They should just point and laugh. #
  • Oh, I get why they used it, but was the whole twin brother thing really worth the exposition? #
  • For all you Wired subscribers, there is a pretty awesome article on The Asylum in this new issue. #
  • I want to change my Twitter name, but all the variations of my name are taken, any thoughts hivemind? #
  • @Instanthunter dang, that ones taken too! in reply to Instanthunter #
  • @headgeek666 We're chatting about Butt Numb A Thon live right now over at http://criterioncast.com/live if you want to join us. #
  • Still chatting about Butt-Numb-A-Thon, over at http://criterioncast.com/live !! #
  • We're broadcasting live right now! Our episode 18, on Blast of Silence. Over at http://criterioncast.com/live #
  • We're still broadcasting, discussing the new Rashomon print over at http://criterioncast.com/live our Disc 2 of Blast of SIlence. #
  • Thanks to everyone who showed up in the chatroom for the first full length live @CriterionCast episode. It was a lot of fun, we'll do more! #
  • So, Avatar is playing at the Roseway at 10:30 in 3D for $9. I want to see it again, are you going too? #
  • @willschiff I don't think it was a gimmick at all. in reply to willschiff #
  • Oh man, do I stay in, watch Inglourious Basterds on Blu-ray again and upgrade to WordPress 2.9, or see Avatar again. Such choices in life… #
  • So have any of you read / listened to the audio book of the new Michael Crichton Pirate book? Any good? #
  • @FatboyRoberts that sucks dude, we're getting ready to head up to the Roseway, see you there? in reply to FatboyRoberts #
  • Alright Portland, we're at the Roseway for a second viewing of Avatar! Get out here! It's going to be epic. #
  • @KarenABorromeo well, I'm at the theater, for Avatar again. Take that for what you will. in reply to KarenABorromeo #
  • Why yes, the second viewing of Avatar was still flipping amazing. I noticed all kinds of little touches that I want to share with you all. #
  • Did you notice the fingers? The human/avatars have 5 fingers, whereas the Na'vi only have 4 fingers… #
  • Also, look closely at all of the species of creatures, they all clearly have similar features, hinting at common ancestors! #
  • I really hope they produce a sort of "Walking with Dinosaurs" style documentary for the bonus materials for the disc releases. #
  • Also, if you're going to the Roseway Theater, don't sit too far back, you want the screen to fill your entire field of vision… #
  • The more screen fills your field of vision, the more immersed you'll feel. The better the 3d will suck you in. #
  • It's also interesting how with the 3D, if someone blocks a section of the screen, or walks in front of you, it breaks the illusion. #
  • It fills me up with so much hope how each time the credits roll, the audience erupts in applause. Science fiction FTW! #
  • So, "the Company" in Avatar is Secfor, is that website "secforinternational.com" a part of the viral marketing? #
  • I think to tide me over until a blu-ray release of Avatar, I'm just going to rewatch the Skull Island scenes from Peter Jacksons King Kong. #
  • @amazon you are failing me today, with this replacement I am trying to get. I don't want a refund, I want to wait until the item is in stock #
  • Amazon is totally failing me today with trying to get a replacement of my 400 Blows @Criterion blu-ray that was damaged. #
  • RT @CriterionCast: [Blog Post] – Episode 017.5 – Disc 2 – On the Screen – Special Guest: @MrBabyMan! http://bit.ly/8dmPoo #
  • Hear me nerd out about The Iron Giant, Treasure Planet, and Titan AE on the latest Disc 2 Episode of @CriterionCast http://bit.ly/8dmPoo #
  • Hey all of you Southern California friends, Charmaine and I are heading down to San Diego for Christmas, only for a few days though… #
  • After watching tons of Alton Brown talking about veggies, I am now about to show Charmaine North by Northwest for the very first time! #
  • Dang, people weren't kidding about this new North by Northwest transfer, this movie looks great. #
  • Hey all you movie friends heading to Sundance, do you know of any available couches for Travis and Rudie? We're figuring out the lodging… #
  • [Digg this!] The CriterionCast – Episode 017.5 – Disc 2 – On the Screen: http://digg.com/d31DM4c?t #
  • @Devindra @kateyrich that's what its like in Portland when it snows, you better get out and play while its still fresh. #
  • @DrewAtHitFix perhaps you can drop a few hints, and let the twitter-verse play a guessing game? Maybe 20 Questions-esque? in reply to DrewAtHitFix #
  • @DrewAtHitFix is it because the film is currently in theaters, and no screeners exist? in reply to DrewAtHitFix #
  • Vanished Precambrian Life Forms Were Like Nothing Before or Since http://io9.com/5430484/ #paleobiology #ediacarans #