In an effort to lure you all back to our Hit Me With Your Best Shot series -- participation has been down and we swear it's fun to do -- you get to pick two of the movies this month. Next Tuesday night's film is To Catch a Thief which is available to stream on Netflix but what do you want to do after that? The following choices are either about to hit streaming services on July 1st or they're already available to stream on either Amazon Prime or Netflix.
TUES JUNE 28th
To Catch a Thief (1955, Alfred Hitchcock. US. 106 minutes)
Something light & summery as the weather becomes too hot too hot. Join Cary Grant and Grace Kelly on the French Riviera. Winner of Best Cinematography at the Oscars. [Netflix Instant Watch | Amazon | iTunes]
TUESDAY JULY 5th
TUESDAY JULY 12th
Your Choice! See poll above. We'll announce the winners on June 28th.
TUESDAY JULY 19th
It's the second biggest global hit of the year and now that it's available for home viewing let's have a second look at this delightful animated comedy about a utopia threatened when predators go wild again.
BEST SHOT SPECIAL: MONDAY JULY 24th to FRIDAY JULY 29th
Oscar Battles: Best Cinematography 1977
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND Vilmos Zsigmond
ISLANDS IN THE STREAM Fred J Koenekamp
JULIA Douglas Slocombe
LOOKING FOR MR GOODBAR William A Fraker
THE TURNING POINT Robert Surtees
Choose one or more of Oscar's 1977 Cinematography nominees for your "Best Shot" pleasure. We'll reajudicate the cinematography Oscar battle of 1977 over the final week of July. If this sounds crazy, please note that 1977 happens to be our "Year of the Month" and four of those five titles were also nominated for Best Supporting Actress so we'll be watching them anyway for the Smackdown so this is time management...albeit of an ambitious kind. That week at the blog we'll post our favorite image from each of those movies one a day along with links to whichever you've discussed at your blog, tumblr, twitter, or facebook.
We'll reevaluate what to do with the 'Best Shot' series after this month when we see how this experiment goes!