At first glance, Contagion might feel rather redundant. Killer plague movies have been done plenty. But I’d say you’ve never seen one like this, done this well. What separates this film from others in the genre is the simple, yet surprisingly unconventional, pursuit of realism. Often, these films wipe out 99% of the human race. Contagion shows you that 1% can be just as terrifying. So, while you won’t see Dustin Hoffman single-handedly save the planet and you won’t see the entire populace fleeing the undead, you will still be thrilled and scared shitless, albeit by something as innocuous as a bowl of nuts. Continue reading
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Tagged bryan cranston, CDC, contagion, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Ehle, John Hawkes, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Laurence Fishburne, Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Movie, outbreak, pandemic, review, steven soderbergh
Nick Swardson plays a fledgling porn star, Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton play brothers battling it out, Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis sell the dead, and we’re all gonna die when a deadly virus consumes the world. Fun times. Continue reading
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Tagged An American Werewolf in London, Andy Serkis, Born to be a star, Bucky Larson, Burke & Hare, contagion, Gwyneth Paltrow, Joel Edgerton, john landis, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Laurence Fishburne, Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Movies, new releases, Nick Nolte, opening weekend, Simon Pegg, tom hardy, Warrior
Five more movies to check out, and they all have trailers. Continue reading
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Tagged a dangerous method, Alexander Payne, Amy Adams, Brad Pitt, carnage, David Cronenberg, Fall Movies, Fall Preview, George Clooney, jason segel, Kate Winslet, Michael Fassbender, moneyball, movies I can't wait to see, Roman Polanski, sideways, the dark knight rises, the descendants, The Ghost Writer, the muppets, viggo mortensen
Mary: How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d.
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Tagged Charlie Kaufman, David Cross, Elijah Wood, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Human Nature, Jane Adams, Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, mark ruffalo, Michel Gondry, Tom Wilkinson
Howard: Well, technically speaking, the operation is brain damage.
13. Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind (2004) – Dir. Michel Gondry
It seems pretty obvious, to me anyways, that our lives are shaped by our past experiences. Everything that makes us who we are comes from what we’ve done. Continue reading