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Pamela De Graff 5 months ago

Thank you for that. I will try to find a copy.

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Toronto, Ontario
Favorite Movies:
Zodiac, Raging Bull, Mulholland Drive, Amélie, Grosse Pointe Blank, Boogie Nights, Lone Star, There Will Be Blood, A History of Violence, Revanche, Oldboy, Heat, La Haine (Hate), Fight Club, Blade Runner, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The Marriage of Maria Braun (Die Ehe der Maria Braun), The Killer (Dip huet seung hung), Barry Lyndon, Mona Lisa, Night on Earth, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Belle de jour, Little Children, Breathless (À bout de souffle) (By a Tether), House of Games, This Is England, Le Notti di Cabiria (Nights of Cabiria), Prince of the City, Secrets & Lies, Time Bandits, Dark City, Amarcord, No Country for Old Men, GoodFellas, Brief Encounter, Walkabout, Requiem for a Dream, Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, The Long Good Friday, Bound, La Dolce Vita, Wild At Heart, Bad Lieutenant, 8 1/2, Sisters, Hiroshima Mon Amour (Hiroshima, My Love), The Royal Tenenbaums, Thief, The Last Detail, In the Mood for Love, Rushmore, Brazil, Videodrome, Short Cuts, Dazed and Confused, Chasing Amy, Ladri di Biciclette (The Bicycle Thief) (Bicycle Thieves), Traffic, Magnolia, Le Samouraï (The Godson), Boyz n the Hood, Do the Right Thing, Reservoir Dogs, Heavenly Creatures, Pulp Fiction, Mean Streets, True Romance, Aliens, Angel Heart, Taxi Driver, The Mission, Sid & Nancy, Straw Dogs, Dawn of the Dead, The Departed, Jackie Brown, Seven Samurai (Shichinin no Samurai), Collateral, The Deer Hunter, Lat sau san taam (Hard-Boiled), The Thin Red Line, Pan's Labyrinth, Clerks, The Wild Bunch, Blue Velvet, George Washington, Léon: The Professional, L.A. Confidential, Platoon, Rob Roy, Henry V, Natural Born Killers, Cidade de Deus (City of God), The Godfather, Part II, Bonnie and Clyde, Trainspotting, The Grifters, Heathers, Bully, To Die For, The French Connection, Miller's Crossing, Midnight Express, Withnail and I, The Princess Bride, Once Upon a Time in the West, To Live and Die in L.A., The Fisher King, The Thing, Deliverance, Let the Right One In, Out of Sight, A Fish Called Wanda, The Breakfast Club, Twelve Monkeys (12 Monkeys), The Ice Storm, The Truman Show, Midnight Run, Spoorloos (The Vanishing), The Usual Suspects, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, Stand by Me, Ran, RoboCop, Bullitt, Alien, Before the Rain (Pred dozhdot), The Celebration (Festen)
Favorite Actors:
Jennifer Connelly, Jessica Chastain, Naomi Watts, Marion Cotillard, Cate Blanchett, Rebecca Hall, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, Kate Winslet, Ziyi Zhang, Ellen Page, Natalie Portman
***2014 ACADEMY AWARDS (if I picked the winners)*** BEST PICTURE: - "The Wolf of Wall Street" BEST DIRECTOR: - Alfonso Cuaron for "Gravity" BEST ACTOR: - Matthew McConaughey BEST ACTRESS: - Cate Blanchett SUPPORTING ACTOR: - Jared Leto SUPPORTING ACTRESS: - Sally Hawkins ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: - "Her" or "American Hustle" ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: - "The Wolf of Wall Street" BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: - "Prisoners" BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: - "The Hunt" BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: - "Frozen" ----------------------------------------- MY DVD/BLU COLLECTION: http://ylowbstard.dvdaf.com/

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22 Jump Street

22 Jump Street

34 days ago via Flixster

"21 Jump Street" is one of my favorite comedies of recent years. It's main characters were endearing thanks to cleaver writing and the exceptional performances of Tatum and Hill. It payed homage to it's classic 80s Television name bearer, but had the smarts to do it's own thing at the same time (which was ingeniously sending up modern high school culture and mentality as well as cop movie cliches). The reason I've taken a little time to reminisce about just how good "21" is is because what "22 Jump Street" evokes above it's laughs is a constant sense of deja vu; so much so that one has to accept Phil Miller and Chris Lord's latest as self parody in order to get any enjoyment out of it. We are "treated" to constant repeated gags and call backs to the first film... with the leads in on the joke most of the time. This approach hurt my enjoyment of the picture because gone was the heart and soul of the first film, which is what truly made it special. Jonah Hill and (especially) Channing Tatum are on point and as hilarious as ever, but the central bro-mantic bond can't be taken seriously, and neither can the light, crime plot that while shifted in setting from High School to College, is pretty much an incoherent case of been there, done that. There's little in the way of pay-off when the baddies are brought down by our unlikely heroes; something the first film had in spades. Make no mistake. "22 Jump Street" is a funny movie. A really funny movie. Even hilarious occasionally. In this regard it's a worthwhile time at the movies. Hard to look past is it's rampant, snarky, insincerity which is no more evident than in the film's riotously self-aware credits montage about the state of Hollywood sequels. It'd be a great piece of satire if this franchise wasn't busy trying to set itself up as a part of the problem.

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