The Search for Schlock: Year One

June 28th, 2013

A blurb about "F for Fake"

March 14th, 2013

AVClub has a little blurb about F for Fake, linked above. Orson Welles's late-career documentary has been on our list since the very beginning, languishing at spot #20. Often, especially after a spate of total crap, we wish we could just pick this one, but the Omegahedron sees all, and would not be okay with that.

How Did I Get To This Part Of Youtube: Part 1 in a Series

February 23rd, 2013

Sometimes, I find myself watching a video on YouTube and realizing that I have no idea what I'm watching, or why, or how I even found it. Now I've taken the work out of that process by posting my findings here, for you. Enjoy.

And now, the best Bond theme

November 10th, 2012

At the blog of my favorite internet radio station, Fistful of Soundtracks, Jimmy Aquino wrote seven articles about Bond music leading up to the release of Skyfall. Check it out, it's pretty great.

My favorites, alas, are not represented. Those would be the Pretenders songs featured in The Living Daylights, and of course "Nobody Does It Better," still the best Bond title theme of all.

The six James Bond films you really must watch

November 5th, 2012

Here at Search for Schlock Labs, we've watched every James Bond movie and read all the Ian Fleming books. Really! Chris and I went through all of my Bond DVDs at a rate of one per week over the course of quite a few months. We're basically Bond super-experts. Skyfall's coming out on Friday. If you want to know where to start with Bond, here's your guide.

There's no point in discussing who the Best Bond is. It's Timothy Dalton, but there's no point. I could give you my well-informed expert reasoning, but none of it will matter. Everyone has their own opinion, and that opinion is Sean Connery, and that opinion is profoundly wrong. So there's just no point in discussing it. Instead, I'll break down the series by actor, and make the following bold statement: you really must watch at least six Bond films. One movie per Bond actor.

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