• Posts Tagged ‘2008’

    Bronson (430/250)

    by  • 9/7/2011 • movies • 0 Comments

    BRONSON (Netflix) – Party ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW floor show, and part CLOCKWORK ORANGE ultra-violence. Even at the end, I feel that the central character is not bad. This doesn’t make any sense at all; he’s horrible, but obviously just misunderstood, but a sociopath, but he means well. I like the slightly crazed self-narration / […]

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    Wrecked, Passchendaele (422/246)

    by  • 9/3/2011 • movies • 0 Comments

    WRECKED (Netflix) – A man (Adrien Brody) wakes up in a car, hurt, and unable to remember how he got where he is. Slowly memories and people come back to him, but who are these faces, and did he do something bad? False memories and hallucinations make things harder to pick out for the viewer […]

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    Dead Snow, Mona Lisa, Our Idiot Brother (412/240)

    by  • 8/28/2011 • movies • 0 Comments

    DEAD SNOW – A group of medical students on Easter holiday in a cabin deep in the mountains; drinking, sex in the outhouse, strange scary mountain man with spooky stories of the Weird Happenings in the area. Some definite homage to classic genre films with the montage arming-up scene in the shed, attempts at unique […]

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    Dance of The Dead, Cemetery Man, The Trotsky (409/239)

    by  • 8/27/2011 • movies • 0 Comments

    DANCE OF THE DEAD (2008) (Netflix) – I thought I might have watched this on Easter Zombies, but I must have watched it another time. A bunch of losers who couldn’t get prom dates band together to defeat the undead. It’s a well done teenage zombie film complete with zombie make-out session. There’s a small […]

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    The Visioneers (391/228)

    by  • 8/16/2011 • film, movies • 0 Comments

    THE VISIONEERS (Netflix) – The look of the film, and some of the dystopian feel with the one paternalistic Corporation running everyone’s lives reminds me a bit of a 2010 New Zealand TV series called THIS IS NOT MY LIFE. Mindless drones given busy work by the corporation to some unspoken end. Sure, in that […]

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    Anvil (366/215)

    by  • 8/3/2011 • film, movies • 0 Comments

    ANVIL (iTunes) – I think that this should play back-to-back with FUBAR – two Canadian films that could both be documentaries about people I went to school with in Alberta. FUBAR, ANVIL, FUBAR II – I think that could make an interesting afternoon of films. Put on your best Judas Priest t-shirt, get a two-four […]

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    Tree of Life, West Side Story, Goliath (362/212)

    by  • 7/31/2011 • movies • 0 Comments

    TREE OF LIFE (Lightbox) – Shortly after it opened at Cannes, I read about how unusual its reception was; with a pretty divided audience; people BOOED? Reviews called it pretentious, full of itself, and even worse. Reviewers went to lengths describing how this was a film about faith in the religious sense… I stopped reading […]

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    One Week (355/208)

    by  • 7/27/2011 • movies • 0 Comments

    ONE WEEK (iTunes) – A Canadian road movie. I didn’t know anything like that existed, but here we are – Joshua Jackson playing the much politer version of Jack Kerouac. He visits “World’s Biggest…” tourist attractions as part of a spontaneous trip in reaction to the news that he has stage four cancer. He’s just […]

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    Defiance (121/76)

    by  • 3/17/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    DEFIANCE (Netflix) – Brothers, Russian Jews, take to the forest when the Nazis come to Belarus and start to gather up their people. They seem to keep attracting others to their group, and establish something of a small city in the forest, doing whatever they need to in order to survive. Daniel Craig and Liev […]

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