TODAY'S EDITION OF "THE BASICS" is dedicated to Edgar Wright on the eve of "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" Vs. The World, one film nerd's way of raising a toast to another film nerd who just made something that other film nerds are going to spend years being all film nerdy about. Edgar is a man of taste and distinction. I know this because I know he is a fan of the film we're going to discuss today.
And if there's one thing I've learned in my 40 years of being a big ol' film nerd.... when you meet a fan of "Used Cars," that is someone you should befriend immediately.
First, though, we're going to shake up "The Basics" a bit because Will Goss has good ideas, and because you the readership have good ideas as well, and if you've got ways to improve something here, then I'm absolutely going to listen.
The entire point is for you guys to play along. Look at how great a community Alan Sepinwall has built on the television side of HitFix. I love that during the summer, they rewatch shows together, and Alan's just going to get to keep basking in all the great television shows that he loves.
The point of this series should be to all share a vocabulary. We want you to watch the movies on this list, and the movies on the Motion/Captured Must-See List (which will be getting an overhaul and which will sort of be part of this same series), and more than that, we want you to weigh in.