Archive | October, 2010

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Now Playing on Netflix: Lost in Kentucky Without a Map in The Open Road.

Posted on 28 October 2010 by Quaid

You’d think that Justin Timberlake couldn’t be anyone other than Justin Timberlake. We just know too much about him.   Continue Reading

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Never Let Me Go: A Perfect Movie?

Posted on 26 October 2010 by HansKlopek

Perfection is an almost impossible quality to pin down in any art form, particularly film and fiction. Continue Reading

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Now Playing on Netflix: Just for the Record. You’re an Idiot. Brick.

Posted on 17 October 2010 by ChloeG

I have actor preoccupations. That part’s normal. I have certain actors for whom I will forgive any mistake, any bad indie film, any giant flop of a blockbuster, any career misstep, and (most importantly) even a handful of weak, dark, pointless characters. Continue Reading

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Secretariat: Real American Hero (cue dramatic music).

Posted on 08 October 2010 by ChloeG

It was just a poster.

I found it at a gift shop, paging through a stack of fantastic horse posters, and for reasons I can’t quite explain, I found myself crying, looking at a poster of Secretariat, Seattle Slew, and Affirmed.   Continue Reading

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The Social Network: Capturing a generation glued to computers

Posted on 07 October 2010 by HansKlopek

Wow, my first post in a long time. Really, where to begin? First, I’d like to humbly apologize for my absence from the site for these past months, but truthfully, there is nothing that has come out in theaters in the past nine or ten months that really felt significant or inspiring enough for me to write about. Nope, not even Inception. Continue Reading

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The Social Network: Is it really THAT good? …is anything?

Posted on 04 October 2010 by ShepRamsey

I have to say that I’m a bit puzzled by the overwhelmingly positive reaction of the…um…entire critical community for David Fincher’s The Social Network.  Judging by that film criticism mothership known as RottenTomatoes, this Aaron Sorkin-scripted Facebook bio is Fincher’s very best movie, beating out 2007’s Zodiac by what is currently 8%.  Even Metacritic, which more accurately averages critics’ scores (although using much, much fewer critics) gives this movie a staggering score of 98. Continue Reading

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