Category Archives: Film

Here, Kitty Kitty

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Pleasures Of A Normal Man

Joy Division – Disorder

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In The Darkest Hour

The Sound of Arrows – There Is Still Hope

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Kate Winslet, Christopher Waltz and Jodie Foster in the same film? Yes, please! Although not the biggest fan of Roman Polanski, Carnage looks wildly entertaining and with an A-list cast of hollywood’s elite I’m sure Polanski cannot do wrong. Judging from Jodi Foster’s notorious reputation of being extremely selective about film roles, Carnage should definitely bring the laughs and the wits. The pairing of Foster and Reilly with Winslet and Waltz is absolute casting genius and the contrast between the two couples should make for hilarious Oscar magic. Winslet and Waltz are perfect as the stuffy, up-tight conservative couple and their duality between Foster and Reilly’s receptive, open-minded liberal approach to life looks to be explosive!

Carnage hits theaters December 16th. So excited!

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Check out the moody trailer for Shame starring Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan. The movie has garnered tons of buzz since its been hit with a NC-17 rating but despite the disastrous rating, critics have been raving about the film and the talented performances which has studio executives hopeful. Steve Giulia, co-head of Fox Searchlight, optimistically told The Hollywood Reporter “I think NC-17 is a badge of honor, not a scarlet letter. The sheer talent of the actors and the vision of the filmmaker are extraordinary. It’s not a film that everyone will take easily, but it certainly breaks through the clutter and is distinctive and original. It’s a game changer”. I always find myself being completely attracted to darker, emotionally riveting films that tell the story of impulsive characters who have inner demons or troubled backgrounds. The same goes for people as well, I guess I find people with problems to be more interesting or even relatable than someone who has lead an ordinary lifestyle. After all, it is your mistakes that always end up being your greatest lessons in life.

Shame hits theaters December 2nd. Don’t miss it!

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Let Them Eat Cake

I made the unpleasant mistake of watching Marie Antoinette tonight which was a horrible idea that I am currently regretting. Although one of my favorite movies, not based on plot detail or character authenticity but simply because Sophia Coppola makes everything look beautiful and happens to have great taste in music. After about an hour of watching the movie did I have to frustratingly turn it off because I got an overwhelming craving for delicious sweet concoctions…more specifically french macaroons, madeleine cakes and custard tortes which aren’t available for me to indulge in at the moment. Instead I am currently fulfilling my sweet craving with left over Halloween candy like Milk Duds and Kit Kats which don’t have the same appeal or are even remotely close to what I desire. Apparently all the pastries from the movies were supplied by Ladurée, a luxury french pastry shop that has over two dozen french macaroon flavors and does NOT exist in Chicago. So depressing. Looks like I will be on a mission to find the perfect french macaroon this weekend in Chicago, if anyone has a suggestion please let me know!

Why isn’t this my life right now?

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There is something profoundly touching about a random act of kindness from a stranger. We go about our days selfishly involved in our petty lives completely disconnected from the outside world that we sometimes forget to flash a smile or say a simple hello. What I found so compelling about Tyrannosaur was the relationship that was formed between two entirely different individuals who really happened to be more alike than thought. It’s refreshing to walk down a street and receive a sweet gesture from a stranger because everyone has their demons and everyone is fucked up but it is important to know that we’re all alike and that we are all just trying to make the most of life.

Tyrannosaur stars Peter Mullan & Olivia Colman and hits theaters November 18th.

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We Need To Talk About Kevin

I first heard about We Need To Talk About Kevin a couple of months ago and wasn’t interested in it after reading the synopsis. Gus Van Sant’s Elephant came to mind immediately and I did not care for that film, nor do I really care to watch a film about a sociopath who shoots up his school. What really caught my attention was the teaser trailer and Ezra Miller’s performance as Kevin. You can tell that a lot of thought and development went into play when it came to Ezra’s character. I like that the director, or the author really since it is based off of a book, didn’t rely on predictable cliches like being picked on in school, coming from a lower class broken family or having repressed homosexual tendencies to justify the characters actions. Kevin is a straight up nonchalant, disturbed sociopath and it is very evident from his early childhood as the trailer shows. The film also stars Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly.

We Need To Talk About Kevin hits theaters October 21st (UK) or December 2nd (US)

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Like Crazy

Oh man, remind me to bring some tissue when I see this in theaters because I plan on doing plenty of crying. Okay, who am I kidding…the trailer alone had me bawling. C’mon, you know the moment you heard Felecity Jones tearfully say “hey”, your heart broke and you instantly felt an emotional connection between these two lovers. No? Well, you are obviously void of all emotion and I sincerely feel bad for you…just kidding!

Like Crazy may seem like a typical chick flick but what I like most about it is how it tells the story of both sexes and their lives apart. Felicity Jones and Anton Yelchin (swoon!) were perfectly cast in this film and their chemistry is evident within the first ten seconds of the trailer. Their onscreen relationship looks entirely pure, raw and honest and I think the story line is very relatable for viewers. I like the sort of movies that make your heart hurt even after a few days, because it is those movies that have succeeded in their purpose.

Like Crazy hits theaters October 28th. Can’t wait.

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