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Where the Wild Things Are

Although it has almost a complete lack of a traditional narrative story telling Spike Jonez’s interpretation of Where the Wild Thing Are is delivered with such subtlety and visual perfection you don’t really care. Jonez didn’t just make and an adaptation he created a world and it seems that every piece of his jigsaw puzzle, from his primary use of practical effects instead of CGI to his choice of voice actors to the amazing original music by Karen O, fit into place perfectly. The entire world feels tangible, you know it really doesn’t exist but you want it to. Continue Reading »

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After 15 years and 8 films of writing and directing on the independent film circuit, working for his buddies the Weinsteins, New Jersey’s beloved son Kevin Smith steps out of his comfort zone and for the first time gets hired by a big Hollywood studio(Warner Bro.) to direct a movie that he didn’t write. Unfortunately, for Smith the appeal of his previous films(Clerks, Dogma, Chasing Amy etc) was alway his strong characters and snappy dialog and Cop Out lacks in both those categories. Continue Reading »

It was anounced last week that the late John Hughes will be getting a tribute at this years Oscars. While I agree that the great writing/directing/producing talent that was John Hughes does indeed deserve to be recognized at the Oscars. I also find it funny that a man who probably couldn’t get into the Oscars if he bought a ticket when he was alive is now getting a full fledged tribute now that he’s dead….but I digress. This weeks Netflix Watch Instantly Pick of the Week is maybe the most underrated and overlooked John Hughes film. Continue Reading »

The Informant!

It’s hard to tell if The Informant! is the story of the best liar of all time or the worst, ether way its pure entertainment. At its core, this movie tells, by no means, an inherently funny story. It involves international corporate conspiracies, corruption, deception and betrayal. Yet somehow, Steven Soderbergh manages to turn Kurt Eichenwald’s book, which depicts the true story of former ADM employee Mark Whitacre in the manner of John Grisham’s best legal thrillers, into a thoroughly entertaining, often very funny movie. Continue Reading »

The Coen brothers, Paul Tomas Anderson, James Cameron, Quentin Tarantino, there are some directors that year after year prove that they are working on completely different level then 90% of their colleagues Martin Scorsese, of course, is apart of that elite group. So when a man with such a storied carrier makes a movie in a genre that is filled with, lets face it, hacks it leads me to believe he’s going to bring something new to the table. But what Scorsese does with Shutter Island is less about innovation then it is about going back to the roots of the psychological thriller. Continue Reading »

I’ll be honest folks the very fact that this blog exist proves that I’m board and lonely so in order to better cope with those issues I’m adding a yet another new feature on to this blog, I’ll give you a moment to calm yourselves……you ready, okay. Because we live in the future we’re lucking enough to have the things we were always promised when we were children flying cars, food rehydraters, holograms and of course Netflix Watch Instantly are all in abundance and even a terrible movie review site like this should be taking advantage of that. So each week I will look deep into my ridiculously long Nexflix Watch Instantly que, past all the Cuba Gooding Jr and Val Kilmer straight to DVD films, and pull out something worth watching. How will I be choosing what films I pick? I’m glad you asked, I’m gonna try and pick movie that ether relate to a film currently in theaters or movies that I think are classic or overlooked. And because Netflix Watch Instantly is such a wasteland of straight to DVD dreck every once and a while I’ll pick a film that I feel is so bad it needs to have a spotlight put on it. Continue Reading »

Law Abiding Citizen

Law Abiding Citizen isn’t gonna win any awards for its subtlety or logic but if you’re looking for an adult triller in the same vain as Se7en or The Silence of the Lambs this is it. This is a movie that uses the usual tropes for this type of revenge/triller but takes things a step or two further. Continue Reading »