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28 Days Later

One of the best zombie-ish films is definitely 28 Days Later. Don’t even bother with 28 Weeks Later. The film is about a virus called rage, which scientists had used for experimenting with monkeys. The monkeys get loose because of ignorant animal activists who can’t listen to scientist warnings. And well, the whole city of London … Continue reading

The Big Lebowski

Last night  I watched the Coen brothers’ The Big Lebowski for the first time in six or so years. I remembered aspects of it, but it was like watching it for the first time. I thought it was a hilarious movie, it was definitely better the second time around. The movie is about the Dude … Continue reading

Saturday Night Fever

After years of curiosity I finally watched John Badham’s Saturday Night Fever from 1977. It definitely was an ear and an eye full. The film is about Tony (John Travolta), a young Italian who works part-time in a paint shop, lives with his parents and happens to be an all-star dancer. To the infectious tunes of the Bee Gees, … Continue reading

There Will Be Blood

So I watched There Will Be Blood for the second time. The 2007 film by Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, Magnolia) is certainly epic, epically long that is. The first time I watched the movie, I’ll be honest I thought it was terrible. I remember leaving the theater fully disappointed. After the second viewing though I … Continue reading

Carriers

I watched 2009’s Carriers recently and it was surprisingly good. For a random pick at the store it turned out being well cast and well acted. The movie is about a disease going around that has basically infected or killed the majority of people. There is a group of four friends traveling just trying to … Continue reading

Magnolia

Oh my love, Magnolia. This is the awesome, heartbreaking, creepy, beautiful, true and hilarious film from Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood, Punch-Drunk Love and Boogie Nights). The movie is about the intersecting lives of four people and their families in San Fernando Valley. First you have Donnie (William H. Macy) a former quiz kid who is … Continue reading

Remember Me

When I went in to see Remember Me, I thought for sure it would be a terrible movie. I was pleasantly surprised because this movie actually had depth, an interesting plot and a huge twist at the end. I’m a big fan of dramas and this movie had the perfect balance of what a drama … Continue reading

Outrage

After seeing the trailer back in 2009 I was really excited to see the documentary Outrage. I absolutely love documentaries because usually they leave me feeling like I have acquired a bit of knowledge I didn’t have before. With Outrage I was sorely disappointed. The film is about the lives of closeted gay politicians. And while … Continue reading

Friends With Money

While watching TV I came across the movie Friends With Money. The 2006 flick was written and directed by Nicole Holofcener. While Holofcener’s resume may be small, it’s mighty. She’s directed episodes of “Bored to Death” (Very funny show, by the way), “Sex and the City” and “Six Feet Under” (forever my favorite show). The … Continue reading

Brooklyn’s Finest

Went to see Brooklyn’s Finest today and it was pretty good overall. The movie relied heavily on stereotypes though, which made it feel unoriginal. The movie was entertaining though because of the interlacing storytelling and a small level of suspense. There are three stories within the film, all about Brooklyn police officers. Eddie (Richard Gere) … Continue reading