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The Snake Pit (1948) [Jun. 7th, 2010|01:06 pm]
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MOVIE TITLE: The Snake Pit
STARRING: Olivia de Havilland, Mark Stevens, & Leo Genn
Basically: The story of a woman who wakes up in an insane asylum with no memory of why she's there and her struggle to find reality in such an inhumane and frightening environment.



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My review of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland [Mar. 8th, 2010|03:53 pm]
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Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Directed by Tim Burton
Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter
I give it ★★☆☆ (2/4)


Click here to read the review at my LJ
Review does not have spoilers, but does have some clues regarding the plot. If you want to know nothing about the movie, don't click.
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Almightyspaz's Bloody Pit of Films - A Return to Salem's Lot [Jan. 9th, 2010|02:48 pm]
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Yes, this film exists, no, I don't know why.

Basically this is a review/recap in the vein of the website agonybooth.com. Because they don't take new people to post, I decided to just post on livejournal!

This is my first attempt so it maybe a little rough in places, but overall I enjoyed being snarky.




Click the pic to the go to the post, don't worry, its still on livejournal. Mods, if you want me to post this directly to the community, please let me know!
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Android (1982) [Dec. 24th, 2009|11:00 pm]
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Android, 1982 starring Klaus Kinski, Brie Howard, & Don Keith Opper
Synopsis: The film follows the story of Doctor Daniel and his assistant Max 404 who work on a space lab in the year 2036 on an illegal android program.
Awesome Tagline: On a remote space laboratory, Android Model MAX 404 has learnt how to live...and learnt how to kill!



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MIDDLE OF NOWHERE [Jul. 26th, 2009|02:05 pm]
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MIDDLE OF NOWHERE
the movie, not the Hansen album
Starring Susan Sarandon, Anton Yelchin, and Eva Amurri

This review is very light on the spoilers & doesn't divulge any major plot turns.


The Anton Yelchin enthusiasts over at ontd_startrek turned me on to this indie dramedy that's like a more organic, less eager to please version of Adventureland. It follows Grace, a young woman with pre-med ambitions who is turned down for college financing because her mother has destroyed her credit rating. She now has to raise a large sum of money for college by the end of the summer at her minimum wage job at a waterpark.

Damion is Grace's co-worker. Anton Yelchin plays him as a modern day, ADD-prone hippie whose misbehavior has lead his wealthy adoptive parents to send him to stay with his middle-class uncle for a summer of "character building." Damion is immediately attracted to Grace, her brainy focus complimenting his aimless enthusiasm.

Grace's mom (Susan Sarandon) is used to getting by on her charm and her somewhat morally-questionable schemes, but is now left with fading beauty, a dilapidated mansion, and two fatherless daughters (the father committed suicide six years ago). She hangs her hopes on Grace's younger sister Taylor, pressuring the beautiful teen into a modeling career while ignoring Grace's own ambitions for med school.

Damion enlists Grace in his pot-selling "business," knowing she needs the money and hoping to win her affection. Taylor, meanwhile, is looking for her sister's friendship. Throughout that summer, the three form a bond that evolves as each learns the truth- the complicated, imperfect truth- of themselves and their origins.



I found the film to be an interesting character study that doesn't necessarily provide "right" or "wrong" answers, but rather forces the viewer to put some contemplation into the experience. Definitely worth a spot in your Netflix queue.
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