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10 Great Movies On Netflix You Haven’t Seen Yet

July 22, 2015 | 3 Comments » | Topics: Movies |

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City Of God

Although the 2014 World Cup may have depicted otherwise, Rio de Janeiro isn’t the most hospitable of places. Adapted from author Paulo Lins’ semi-autobiographical novel of the same name, City of God follows a young boy named Rocket as attempts to skirt the drugs, gang violence, and crime plaguing the Brazilian slums he calls home for three decades. It’s both breathtaking and terrifying, with excellent character development, camerawork, and authenticity.

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20 Overlooked Facts That Will Completely Change The Way You See A Movie

April 30, 2015 | 7 Comments » | Topics: Movies |

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Fascinating Documentary Of The Day: Los Scandalous – Skid Row

April 13, 2015 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Movies |

Described as the ‘last stop at the bottom of the world’ by some of its 6,000 or so hapless and homeless residents, Los Angeles’ Skid Row is a grim circus of pimps, drug dealers, hustlers and prostitutes. For most of the men and women sleeping and wandering the downtown streets of the City of Angels the idea of divine intervention is as distant as the glimmering lights of Mullholland Drive and the Hollywood Hills. Their stories are easy to ignore, which is what inspired one documentary filmmaker to brave the violent, tent filled sidewalks to reveal life for what it is on the mean streets of America’s second city. Director Shanks Rajendran has really taken guerrilla filmmaking to a whole another level.. This documentary is a expose of skid row – the full 100 minutes. It’s raw, uncut and thrilling. 

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23 Actors Who Took Method Acting To The Next Level

February 17, 2015 | 3 Comments » | Topics: Movies |

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10 Anime Series Worth Binge Watching

February 16, 2015 | 8 Comments » | Topics: List, Movies |

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Attack On Titan

People live behind mountain high walls, because on the outside there are hulking; lumbering giants that look like skinless humans called Titans. They breach the wall, and a splatter fest of violence erupts. The only defenses are crews of swordsman that use Bat Grapples and zip line to high altitude to conduct sky scraper murder battles. The animation is frightening and the action is beyond intense. It is unfinished at the moment, but since one of the series writers is from “Berserk”, you know the story will just get deeper and darker. 

Attack on Titan Episode 1

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9 Explanations Of Movies That Thoroughly Confused Us

February 6, 2015 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Movies |

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A talented and attractive but deeply insecure young woman (Diane Selwyn) moves to Los Angeles hoping to become a big-time actress, where she falls deeply in love with a more confident, successful actress (Camilla Rhodes) who helps her kick-start her career and allows her to mix with some Hollywood bigwigs, earning her a few minor movie roles. She is eventually rejected by her fame-hungry lover who becomes romantically involved with a well-known director, flaunting her new relationship in front of Diane at a dinner party. Diane suddenly finds herself alone and scared in the cutthroat world of show business, and feels she is now doomed to failure. Despondent and in a jealous rage, she hires a hitman to kill Camilla, thinking this will make her feel better. However, when she receives confirmation that this has been completed (blue key), the reality of what she’s done hits her and she sinks into a deep depression which eventually turns into a paranoid psychosis resulting in her suicide.

At the very beginning of the movie, before we know of this backstory, Diane falls asleep one last time, her tortured and delusional mind causing her to dream of a world where she is the polar opposite of what she has become. In her dream, she is still a fresh-faced, innocent young girl, confident and in control. She is the one the big director wants but can’t have, only due to circumstances beyond their control (Mafia intervention in the film’s casting process), she is the strong one in the relationship protecting her friend and lover and helping her navigate a dangerous world. Still though, people and places she saw while she was planning the real-life murder keep creeping back into her perfect fantasy world, causing the more nightmarish moments of her dream (For example, the scared man in the diner was a guy she saw paying for his meal while she was meeting with the hitman in real life. In her paranoid state, she seemed to at least subconsciously suspect that he knew what she was up to, this becoming another fear in the back of her mind manifesting itself in her dream). The blue box signifies Diane’s consciousness, the blue key triggers her memory, forcing her to open the box (awaken). She awakens back to her horrible reality and reflects on the events that led her to the crushing emptiness and despair that she now has to live with. Here we see what happened to cause the twisted nightmare we just saw, and eventually her suicide.

David Lynch is portraying the corrupting and dehumanizing nature that underlies the glitz and glamor of the Hollywood film industry. It’s a big middle finger to those in the industry that perpetuate and thrive off what he sees as a soul-crushing environment.

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32 Great Moments In Cinematography Awesomeness

November 14, 2014 | 5 Comments » | Topics: Movies |

Breaking Bad

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The Exorcist

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Awesome Movie Posters For Sequels That Never Happened

November 11, 2014 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Art, Movies |

Spaceballs III by Nikkolas Smith

Los Angeles’ pop culture print gallery iam8bit is opening a new show on Thursday, November 13, titled “Sequel” in which over 40 artists imagine posters for sequels that were never made.

Some of the films given the wishful follow-up treatment include The RocketeerSpaceballsBlade RunnerLabyrinth and more.

Fight Club 2 by Kaz Oomori

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Documentary You Need To Watch: Life In A Day

November 5, 2014 | No Comments » | Topics: Movies |

Imagine a film , shot in one day, by 80,000 people. It sounds unbelievable but that is exactly what “Life In A Day” is. This fascinating film is made from footage of YouTube clips from people asked to film there everyday activities and do you know what ? It really works.

How the director managed to edit down 4,500 hours of footage is beyond me but the final cut is excellent none the less.

It is hard to really review the film because of what it is about: life. The film captures life for anything on Earth, whether it be a human or an animal. Cultures, religions, ways of life and philosophies are all touched upon in this amazing piece of history. Never before has the entire world been seen in a film such as it has in this picture.

People from all over the world are captured living as they do normally. There is no Hollywood, there are no actors, no directors and no writers. This film is about people. 

It is obviously very difficult to explain what life is and I am not going to do it. But this film does it and it does it in a way anybody could understand.

Life in a Day is awe-inspiring in the way it captures life on Earth without being sentimental. At the end of the film, there won’t be a soul in the world that isn’t touched.

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40 Acclaimed Directors And Their Lowest Ranked Films

November 3, 2014 | No Comments » | Topics: Movies |

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