This movie wore me out tonight, definitely Not a kid’s movie. Lots of fun times shared early on, but it gets super dark and stressful toward the end. Described as “Blending heavy violence with clownish satire, the movie takes shots at factory farming, capitalist exploitation and PR-friendly mindful consumerism.” There is a horrible slaughterhouse scene toward the end. A review I read said it is making people become vegan (not me though). Super great performances by Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal and the cute little Korean girl and Okja the Super Pig…but I know I am going to have stress dreams tonight. This movie is deepasf
Young and fresh and so different! Sasha Lane was getting some (small) Oscar buzz, and I live for the fantastic Riley Keough (the Girlfriend Experience and Elvis’s granddaughter)…amazingly still very good with loser Labeouf in some scenes (he def ain’t the star)
Yasss Bitches! This is my big gay post of the week…I live for this show and Riley Keough lets them have it! So ridiculously good, the first episode is a bit slow but then you are living, right there with her…btw does Riley look familiar? Elvis’s oldest grandchild
I have never had a movie make me this emotional, I am bawling like a baby…please everyone watch this documentary tonight or as soon as possible! I really feel it was a bit life changing for me.
A great little movie for music lover’s everywhere, set in Ireland, also a sweet story about a boy’s first love. From the creative team of the Broadway hit Once…made me feel good and I sang along with our young hero.
A great movie, dips into the Pacific Northwest music scene, has some killer pitbulls, lots of blood and mayhem, my future ex-husband Patrick Stewart as the villain…also one of Anton Yelchin’s last movies before he died.
Saw Mad Max then snuck into Ex Machina Sunday evening. Mad Max was pure violence, blood, action, Charlize awesome as always. Ex Machina was cerebral, nuanced, made you look at A.I. in a different way..,both were very good! I love nerdy Domhnall Gleeson, who was great in About Time and is in the new Star Wars.
When I’m tired and feeling low, I hide in the movies and forget the day, which is what I did on this last Sunday. I paid $8 for the matinee Jupiter Ascending at Cobb Hialeah, then snuck into the 5 o’clock Seventh Son. Mistake. Big Mistake. Huge. I knew that both of these movies cost over $100 million to make and had bombed spectactularly. Turns out, deservedly so…
Jupiter Ascending was almost okay, some cool visual effects and and flying lizard bad guys, but Channing Tatum as an alien human/wolf/hybrid lycanthrope mercenary with pointy elf ears and Mila Kunis as a poor, lonely maid scrubbing toilets sharing a one-room apartment with her mother and aunt (also maids) in the Bronx…c’mon man.
Seventh Son honestly looked like a Syfy movie, a bad one. I was initially excited, because Jon Snow was the 7th Son to start the movie, but a dragon Julianne Moore killed him in like 30 seconds, and he was replaced by…generic don’t remember white guy. They must have paid dragon Julianne Moore a shitload of money to be in this shitty movie for real though, and remember when Jeff Bridges used to be fine, in like 2004? He looks older than his own mother in this wannabe brbokedown Gandalf role! Beau was always the cuter Bridges to me anyway, with his little chubby cheeks 🙂
Lowbacca or “Lowie” was a Wookiee Jedi Knight during the Yuuzhan Vong War. Lowbacca was born to Kallabow and Mahraccor, with his mother Kallabow being the sister of the famous Rebel hero Chewbacca. He studied at Luke Skywalker’s Jedi Praxeum and was a companion of Jaina Solo, Jacen Solo and Tenel Ka. He wielded a bronze-bladed lightsaber. Lowbacca was to Jaina Solo what Chewbacca was to her father Han Solo, best friend and lifelong companion, except the force is strong in Lowbacca, and Jaina Solo would become the Sword of the Jedi, as powerful as her uncle Luke. Being a Wookiee, Lowbacca was a rarity among Jedi, as Force-sensitives were even less common among Wookiees than among other species, one being born only every century or so.
Jaina & Jacen Solo, Lowbacca, Tenel Ka, Anakin Solo (younger brother), Tahiri, and Zekk (The droid is Em-Teedee)
Lowbacca & Jaina Solo
Lowbacca & Em-Teedee
Lowbacca with Han & Leia’s twins, Jaina & Jacen Solo (Jacen would become the Sith Lord Darth Cadeus)
The Solo/Skywalker Family Tree
lil baby Lowie
Just sitting at home on Saturday night, lonely and bored, watching the prom scene from Napoleon Dynamite, where Forever Young and Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time” are playing. #pedro4president
I found these VHS tapes in the dumpster behind the Metro Thrift Store. I was walking the dogs, not just randomly digging through garbage. O Brother, Where Art Thou? and As Good As It Gets are both classics, in fact one of my catch phrases that I say to whoever is in earshot (while looking around at my shabby office or apartment and shaking my head) is “What if this is as good as it gets?”
I am giving these treasures to my beautiful young friend Melissa, for 2 reasons:
1. She has a VCR, like a unicorn
2. I try not to dig too far into her past, but she is 25 years old and has never seen E.T. or Forrest Gump or any movies all human beings, and babies, have seen. She will love George Clooney and Jack Nicholson in these roles, I’m kinda like a gay cultural attache or sumthin’…next week, I’ll train my 20-something year-old girlfriends on poppers
*I almost got a Brussels Griffon after seeing Verdell
Special Jury Prize at Sundance
introducing Tessa Thompson
Professor: I read your entire 15 page unsolicited treatise on why Gremlins is actually about white suburban fear of black culture
Tessa Thompson: What, that Gremlins are loud, talk in slang, are addicted to fried chicken and freak out when you get their hair wet?
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The final scene in either the original or remake is guaranteed to make you cry. Home sick from work today, I watched An Affair to Remember and bawled. I want so desperately to find love like Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr, but after all it’s only the movies…and I will likely always be alone.
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On HBO tonight, starring Julia Roberts and my nerdy boyfriend Jim Parsons, who is a friend of Dorothy’s of course.
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This film follows William Gates and Arthur Agee, two African-American teenagers who are recruited by a scout from St. Joseph High School in Westchester, Illinois, a predominantly white high school with an outstanding basketball program, whose alumni include NBA great Isiah Thomas.
Agee and Gates are both from poor, African-American neighborhoods in Chicago, Illinois. Gates lived in Cabrini–Green, while Agee and his family reside in West Garfield Park.
Taking 90-minute commutes to school, enduring long and difficult workouts and practices, and having to acclimate to a foreign social environment, Gates and Agee struggle to improve their athletic skills in a job market with heavy competition. Along the way, their families celebrate their successes and support each other during times of economic hardship caused from the school change.
The film raises a number of issues concerning race, class, economic division, education, and values in contemporary America.
This film also lets us see the ugly underbelly of the AAU circuit and their shady recruitment practices. For example, Agee was found and recruited to St. Joseph by a “scout” who found him on a playground in the hood, when he was in the 8th grade. Too bad nobody recruited me, 205 ya heard?
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Love is All You Need
A short film entitled “Love is All You Need?” uses real life events in an alternate universe to explore if “heterophobia” were real.
“Love” creator and director K.Rocco Shields uses intolerance, bullying and suicide to depict what the world would be if being gay was the norm and straight people were in the minority. The film has already won a total of 19 film festival awards.
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Saw this movie by myself last night, and it made me cry, so good and sad and frustrating
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A 2000 comedy film written, produced, edited, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, and starring George Clooney, John Turturro, and Tim Blake Nelson, with John Goodman, Holly Hunter, and Charles Durning in supporting roles. Set in 1937 rural Mississippi during the Great Depression, the film’s story is a modern satire loosely based on Homer’s Odyssey.
Sirens had the gift of singing in a very seductive manner. Sailors were enchanted by their voice and condemned to stay on their island forever and die. All over the island of the Faiakes, there were bones of sailors who weren’t able to resist the Sirens’ divine melody.
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I went to see Inside Llewyn Davis this afternoon, and fortunately the Best Offer had taken it’s place at the little art house theater. Go see this movie ASAP if you love the idea of love and you can appreciate art…or if you can appreciate love and love art, that works as well.
I’m pretty sure I’m related to Frank…
Angela’s Ashes is a 1996 memoir by the Irish-American author Frank McCourt. The memoir consists of various anecdotes and stories of Frank McCourt’s impoverished childhood and early adulthood in Brooklyn, New York, and in Limerick, Ireland. It also includes McCourt’s struggles with poverty, his father’s drinking issues, and his mother’s attempts to keep the family alive. Angela’s Ashes was published in 1996 and won the Pulitzer Prize.
“He says, you have to study and learn so that you can make up your own mind about history and everything else but you can’t make up an empty mind. Stock your mind, stock your mind. You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.”
“It’s lovely to know that the world can’t interfere with the inside of your head.”
“I don’t know what it means and I don’t care because it’s Shakespeare and it’s like having jewels in my mouth when I say the words.”
“Come here till I comb your hair, said Grandma. Look at that mop, it won’t lie down. You didn’t get that hair from my side of the family. That’s that North of Ireland hair you got from your father. That’s the kind of hair you see on Presbyterians. If your mother had married a proper decent Limerick man you wouldn’t have this standing up, North of Ireland, Presbyterian hair.”
“When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I survived at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood.”
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In honor of Philip’s passing, here is an introduction to one of his lesser known but brilliant roles. I found Synecdoche frustrating and confusing and complex and layered and rewarding to watch.
Synecdoche, New York is a 2008 American postmodern drama film written and directed by Charlie Kaufman, and starring Philip Seymour Hoffman. It was Kaufman’s directorial debut.
The plot follows an ailing theater director (Hoffman) as he works on an increasingly elaborate stage production whose extreme commitment to realism begins to blur the boundaries between fiction and reality.The film’s title is a play on Schenectady, New York, where much of the film is set, and the concept of Synecdoche, wherein a part of something represents the whole, or vice versa.