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Favorite Movies:
Fight Club, Grosse Pointe Blank, Pulp Fiction, The Big Lebowski, Out of Sight, True Romance, Clerks, Dogma, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, The Way of the Gun, From Dusk Till Dawn, L.A. Confidential, Cidade de Deus (City of God), Three Kings, Jackie Brown, Ghost Dog - The Way of the Samurai, Memento, Dark City, The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, Fargo, Léon: The Professional, Sleepy Hollow, Seven (Se7en), Sin City, Inglourious Basterds, Kill Bill: Volume 2, Ocean's Eleven, High Fidelity, The Usual Suspects, GoodFellas, Heat, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, Boogie Nights, Swingers, Old School, The Big Hit, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Shaun of the Dead, Evil Dead 2, Predator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The Fifth Element, Die Hard, Die Hard 3: With a Vengeance, The Dark Knight, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Jaws, Ghostbusters, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, King Kong, Psycho, Oldboy, Goldfinger, The Spy Who Loved Me, The Incredibles, Pan's Labyrinth, In Bruges
Favorite Actors:
Christopher Walken, Edward Norton, Don Cheadle, Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Christian Bale, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Rockwell, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bruce Willis, Steve Buscemi, John Cusack, Rosario Dawson, Helena Bonham Carter, Cate Blanchett, Salma Hayek, Laura Linney, Carla Gugino, Kate Winslet, Marisa Tomei, Val Kilmer, Robert De Niro, Nicolas Cage, Vince Vaughn, Benicio Del Toro, Kurt Russell, William H. Macy, Billy Bob Thornton, Al Pacino, Harrison Ford, Bruce Campbell, Joe Pantoliano, Jason Statham, Jason Lee, Morgan Freeman, Jean Reno, Brad Pitt, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman, Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Ralph Fiennes, Forest Whitaker, James Stewart, Brendan Fraser, Jack Nicholson, Gene Hackman, Clive Owen, Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Jack Black, Johnny Depp, Warren Beatty, Clint Eastwood, Bill Murray, Ving Rhames, Anthony Hopkins, Liev Schreiber, Ed Harris, Jim Carrey, Djimon Hounsou, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Mel Gibson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chris Rock, Mark Wahlberg, Tom Cruise, Denzel Washington, Matt Dillon, Kevin Spacey, Willem Dafoe, John Turturro, Pierce Brosnan, Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Eric Bana, Dennis Hopper, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jeremy Piven, John Leguizamo, Will Smith, Denis Leary, Alan Rickman, Michael Douglas, Albert Brooks, Colin Farrell, Carl Weathers, Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Tommy Lee Jones, Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Jon Favreau, Ice Cube, Peter Sellers, Richard Dreyfuss, James Woods, Liam Neeson, Gregory Peck, Edward G. Robinson, Peter Fonda, Robin Williams, Donald Sutherland, Kiefer Sutherland, Dennis Haysbert, Joe Pesci, Michael J. Fox, Ewan McGregor, Robert Forster, Sean Bean, Eddie Murphy, Robert Duvall, Antonio Banderas, Stanley Tucci, Oliver Platt, John Candy, Bill Nighy, Alec Baldwin, Bill Pullman, Bill Paxton, Geoffrey Rush, Danny Trejo, Christopher Lee, Robert Shaw, Dustin Hoffman, Russell Crowe, Ben Kingsley, Aaron Eckhart, Vincent D'Onofrio, William Fichtner, Jeffrey Wright, Rufus Sewell, Dick Van Dyke, Keith David, Luis Guzman, Gene Wilder, Lee Van Cleef, Eli Wallach, Sam Neill, Ernest Borgnine, Ray Winstone, Roy Scheider, John Cazale, Peter Stormare, Mike Myers, Timothy Olyphant, Viggo Mortensen, Tcheky Karyo, Mickey Rourke, Gary Cole, Thomas Jane, Stephen Chow, Robert Carlyle, Ricky Gervais, Min-sik Choi, Dave Chappelle, Sergi López, Alec Guinness, Crispin Glover, Martin Freeman, Nathan Fillion, Josh Brolin, William Forsythe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ron Livingston, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Will Arnett, Jeff Bridges, Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Takeshi Kitano, Doug Jones, Andy Serkis, Tim Roth, Larry David, Clint Howard, Peter Lorre, J.K. Simmons, Peter Mullan, Jeff Daniels, Giovanni Ribisi, Harvey Keitel, Elias Koteas, Edward James Olmos, Bill Duke, Hugh Jackman, Rutger Hauer, Cliff Curtis, David Cross, Ken Foree, Adam Goldberg, Kevin Sorbo, Steve Coogan, Jason Segel, Brad Dourif, Seth Rogen, Romany Malco, Paul Bettany, Mark Strong, Phil LaMarr, Paul Schneider, Stephen Tobolowsky, John Hurt, Ray Stevenson, Ciarán Hinds, Alexander Siddig, Michael Ironside, Michael Keaton, Tom Sizemore, Craig Robinson, Sam Elliott, Raymond Burr, Robert Mitchum, Michael Sheen, Paddy Considine, Danny McBride, Burt Lancaster, Orson Welles, Richard Jenkins, Glenn Morshower, Martin Landau, Marlon Brando, Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, Humphrey Bogart, Vincent Price, Terence Stamp, Kang-ho Song, Mel Blanc, Danny Huston, Anjelica Huston, Scarlett Johansson, Uma Thurman, Janet Leigh, Natalie Portman, Frances McDormand, Madeline Kahn, Angelina Jolie, Juliette Lewis, Audrey Tautou, Jennifer Connelly, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Eva Mendes, Christina Ricci, Halle Berry, Jamie Lee Curtis, Rachel Weisz, Annette Bening, Faye Dunaway, Holly Hunter, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Sigourney Weaver, Connie Nielsen, Patricia Arquette, Jennifer Lopez, Michelle Monaghan, Paula Patton, Emily Watson, Glenne Headly, Liv Tyler, Toni Collette, Diane Keaton, Carrie Fisher, Lea Thompson, Katharine Ross, Ava Gardner, Eva Marie Saint, Rita Hayworth, Bernadette Peters, Cheryl Hines, Naomi Watts, Amy Adams, Allison Janney, Daryl Hannah, Charlize Theron, Gabrielle Union, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Mary-Louise Parker, Tina Fey, Rashida Jones, Kelly Macdonald, Anna Friel, Vera Farmiga, Greta Gerwig, Louis C.K., Idris Elba, Matt Walsh, Russell Brand, Jonah Hill
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Bears

Bears

(2014)
1 day ago via Flixster

I never really know how much to say about these Disneynature films. They are not insufficient enough to call them mild distractions, as the footage is generally great, the voiceovers are fun, and there is enough work done to build a narrative that I can get behind what they have to offer. It generally amounts to having a chance to see animals that kids generally grow up being intrigued by and having a new perspective that can be formed by families, in regards to those animals. African Cats worked for me, as it was neat to see a big screen documentary about lions, with the bonus addition of Samuel L. Jackson providing narration. That film also worked due to the stakes that, manufactured or not, presented a real life depiction of what lions go through. Bears finds a way to create similar stakes, which makes the film effective enough in what ultimately amounts to a large format way to see bears in action.

read the whole review at thecodeiszeek.com

Transcendence

Transcendence

(2014)
1 day ago via Flixster

Evelyn: Where are you going?
Will: Everywhere.

For a techno-thriller about artificial intelligence, it actually seems to make sense that Transcendence does not have a whole lot of emotion to back up its big ideas, aside from Paul Bettany's cry face, which makes its appearance now and again. This is a film that could have worked as a cheesy B-movie with the words, "When computers fight back!" written on a billboard entrance to a drive-in movie theater. Instead, it feels like a glossy, big-budget studio film with a screenplay that feels like a cautionary tale that has been updated from an original draft written 20 years ago. Not helping is the high caliber cast providing mostly half-hearted performances and a lack of urgency in a dramatic narrative that sets its stakes much higher than they ever actually feel. Even when some of the neat ideas are given some visual lift, Transcendence is still mostly a dull affair.

read the whole review at thecodeiszeek.com

Oculus

Oculus

(2014)
7 days ago via Flixster

Kaylie: You promised me you would never forget what really happened.

Oculus is a clever, well-crafted, and scary good time at the movies. As far as horror movies go, for having a premise with the logline: a brother and sister try to outsmart a killer mirror, the screenplay for this film is very smart. The film is a strong character drama that just happens to have a supernatural element, but the acting is very strong and the approach to the story keeps things moving. Oculus has its share of scares too, but they are well-earned, with developed suspense and a nastiness that is more implied than on display. I am always happy to enjoy a good horror movie, regardless of the sub-genre or filmmaking style on display, but Oculus really caught me off guard with how effective it felt in a variety of ways.

read the whole review at thecodeiszeek.com

Only Lovers Left Alive

Only Lovers Left Alive

(2014)
7 days ago via Flixster

Eve: That was visual.

It makes a lot of sense that indie filmmaker Jim Jarmusch has finally made a film about vampires. He practically is one, given his height, slender and pale appearance, white hair, and the fact that he only pops up every so often to release a film into the night for the masses to find. The fact that he doesn't cast a shadow is a curious quality as well, but regardless, Only Lovers Left Alive is a rather brilliant film from a man with such a distinct style, making it easily one of the films I was happy to latch onto most in this early half of 2014. Sure, this film does feature vampires, but that aspect is only used to add layers to the characters and forward the plot, which there is not much of. True to Jarmusch's style, the film is very minimal in traditional storytelling, but surreal in its presentation, and incredibly deft in the way it handles its two lead characters in this very unconventional love story.

read the whole review at thecodeiszeek.com

Under the Skin

Under the Skin

(2013)
16 days ago via Flixster

The Woman: Do you think I'm pretty?

I do not use the term 'avant-garde' very often, as I think it implies some sort of esoteric idea of a film that is not for everybody. As open as I am towards films in general and as willing as I am to spread the word on certain films, regardless of the kind of arthouse theaters they may be exclusive to, I cannot help but describe Under the Skin as an avant-garde take on a schlocky alien seduction movie. It is the presentation and the basic plotting that inspires this thought, as there really is nothing more to this film, aside from its stylistic flourishes and a committed performance from Scarlett Johansson, yet I can see it being praised for those aspects, despite having a story that is fitting of a VOD release with a hokier handling of the same plot. Still, I did like what I got out of Under the Skin, as it is quite the creepy sensory experience.

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