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)
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.
Just watched this great documentary, about the dogs that survived Michael Vick’s dogfighting ring. What a piece of shit he is, details from that time include him throwing his children’s small dogs in the ring to be killed and beating dogs’ heads into the concrete to kill them. All of the dogs in The Champions live with fear for the rest of their lives (the ones that animal control didn’t automatically kill). Two years after his prison release, he had signed a new $100 million dollar contract, re-signed with Nike and been given the keys to the city of Dallas..
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.
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Luke is talking about Jaina Solo, daughter of Han Solo & Leia Organa, in this trailer. Jaina is the most powerful Jedi of the New Order, known as the Sword of the Jedi. Her twin brother Jacen Solo is equally as strong, however he is lured to the dark side of the Force, becoming the Sith Lord Darth Cadeus. The twins have a younger brother, Anakin, and Luke and Mara Jade Skywalker have a son who grows strong in the Force, young Ben Skywalker. Lowbacca is Jaina’s Chewbacca, his mother is Chewie’s sister, but unlike Chewie Lowie is a powerful Jedi in his own right. Dathomirian Dark Jedi Asajj Ventress, who I love, is reportedly the beautiful Lupita Nyong’o, who I love. Finally, J.J. Abrams is possibly the cutest man in the world.
Jaina Solo & Lowbacca
Jaina & Jacen Solo, Lowbacca, Tenel Ka, Anakin Solo, Zekk & Tahiri Veila (droid is Em-Teedee, Lowie’s sidekick)
Lupita: Asajj Ventress
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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
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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Asajj Ventress was a female Dathomirian Dark Jedi and a valuable Dark Acolyte to Count Dooku. Originally a Nightsister from Dathomir, Ventress was taken as a slave to Rattatak and trained as a Jedi Padawan by Jedi Knight Ky Narec. However, after Narec was slain, Ventress gave into her anger and began walking the path of the dark side; taking up the lightsaber of her dead master, she trained herself in the Jar’Kai style of lightsaber combat, before slaying all the warlords on Rattatak and installing herself as its ruler.
Eventually, Ventress’s actions came to the attention of Count Dooku, and after a test of her abilities, she became a commander in the Confederacy of Independent Systems. She had yearned to learn the ways of the Sith from Dooku and believed if she had proved herself worthy, she would become his apprentice.
During the Clone Wars, she became one of the most feared beings in the galaxy, notorious for her defeat of several Jedi. As the war continued, Ventress became the bitter enemy of both Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi. Recruited by Dooku, Ventress became a Sith aspirant and embarked on a vicious killing spree against the Jedi as a Separatist commander during the Clone Wars. However, her general obsession over the Jedi eventually developed into a specific obsession over Obi-Wan Kenobi. It is unknown why she focused on Kenobi, but his frequent escapes from death at her hands likely had something to do with it. Interestingly enough, their banter during battle occasionally had a pseudo-romantic theme, with Kenobi frequently referring to her as either “my sweet” or “my darling.”
The beautiful Lupita Nyong’o is rumored to be cast as Asajj Ventress in the upcoming Star Wars trilogy.
Dathomirian females tended to have pale gray or white skin and usually blue or silvery eyes, and tall and thin bodies. Their male counterparts more closely resembled Zabrak, muscular and powerfully-built who sported skin patterns similar to Sith tattoos and cranial horns. Females tended to exhibit a certain athleticism, while males usually possessed powerful strength. All Dathomirian specimens were Force-sensitive, though this was due to the genetic Forceful component of the female Human Nightsisters that helped breed the subspecies. Darth Maul, Savage Opress and Mother Taizin, Queen of the Nightsisters, are all Dathomirian.
John loves J.J. Abrams
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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?
The Strain is a 2009 vampire horror novel by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. It is the first installment in The Strain Trilogy, followed by The Fall (2010) and The Night Eternal (2011). The Strain is a new series on FX, scheduled to start in June of 2014.
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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.