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A Pretty Interesting Lil Wayne Documentary For Anyone Who’s Got An Hour To Spare

March 16, 2013 | 4 Comments » | Topics: Movies |

Not the hugest Lil Wayne fan, but we still hope he can get out of that funk, get off the syrup crap and turn his life around.

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For Anyone Thinking About Taking Out A Crippling Loan To Attend A For-Profit College, Check Out This Documentary

January 13, 2013 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Movies |

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College Inc. is a insightful look into the seedier side of the for profit college system. Both the defenders and its critics are interviewed about the merits of the for-profit educational system and, in the end, the viewer can make up their own mind about the subject. But the evidence clearly shows that for-profits have very little value; is unaccredited, which means these credits don’t transfer to state colleges; has a poor quality education and often times costs far more to attend these colleges than it does a state college and a community college; and the quality of the education is often times very questionable. For instance, three nursing students Martha, Nora and Susan went to the for-profit Everest College. They never set foot in a hospital during their time there and their education mainly consisted of learning about The Church of Scientology’s Evils of Psychiatry. Another sad case is of one Ann Cobb, a 35-year old divorced woman, who is knee deep in $60,000 in student loans and only makes $8,000 a year on food stamps. Even after graduating, she still hasn’t been able to find a job and can’t pay off her loans. Other problems with the for-profits are pressure tactics used by recruiters to get as many people to sign up. The more people they get to sign up the more money they make so they sign just about any person off of the street without discriminating whether this person is a worthwhile college student. I recommend this film to any and all students who are thinking about going to a for-profit college.

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For All Those Requesting More Documentaries, Here Are 5 That Will Capture Your Short Attention Span

January 4, 2013 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Movies |

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Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this groundbreaking new documentary uncovers the UN sanctioned war on drugs, charting its origins and its devastating impact on countries like the USA, Colombia and Russia. Featuring prominent statesmen including Presidents Clinton and Carter, the film follows The Global Commission on Drug Policy on a mission to break the political taboo and expose the biggest failure of global policy in the last 50 years.

 

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A Documentary About Guys With Dolls For Girlfriends

November 11, 2012 | No Comments » | Topics: Movies |

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Here’s a seriously sad documentary called Guys And Dolls, which documents the trails and tribulations of guys who have pretty much given up the notion of ever having a real girlfriend and have turned to love dolls for companionship. If anything, you guys should use this documentary as motivation to get off your ass, seize the day and ask out that girl you’ve been waiting the perfect moment for. If you were waiting for a sign, here it is.

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Documentary You Need To Watch Of The Day: Biggie & Tupac

October 26, 2012 | No Comments » | Topics: Movies |

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If you want to put all doubts to rest as to the who, what, where, how and why of the Biggie and Tupac murders, this documentary answers all your questions and leaves you with no doubt as to who masterminded the tragic deaths of these two rap legends. Props to Nick Broomfield for doing a helluva job of connecting the dots and exposing the LAPD of dropping the ball to cover their own asses. Fans of The Wire will understand.

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Halloween Would Not Be Complete Without A Viewing Of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

October 25, 2012 | No Comments » | Topics: Movies |

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First, the movie. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is probably one of the scariest movies ever made. It was unique for its time, and there’s still nothing quite like it today. The plot doesn’t sound like much- 2 women and 3 men make a drive to rural Texas to check out a graveyard that has been ‘defiled’, and to also relax and enjoy themselves. This last part of their vacation plan doesn’t go real smoothly, as they make the mistake of wandering into an area where an insane, backwoods, inbred, cannibalistic sociopathic family live. Things get more and more horrifying from there. The film builds up suspense like no other and when the murders do actually happen they are not ruined, like many other horrors, by almost comical deaths, they are nasty! This film is gritty and raw, with documentary like visuals which only add further to the sense of fear which you can almost smell. The acting is brilliant, its laid back yet energetic at the same time. Never have I seen fear portrayed as realistically as Marilyn Burns haunting display in this movie (but then again I never looked at myself in the mirror while watching the film). All of the factors in this film mix to make an evil couldron of depravity, that’ll make you too afraid to look but even more scared when you close your eyes. This film is the freakiest i’ve ever seen and to say i enjoyed it seems kind’a sick as the killings are so realistic and depraved, but there’s no denying it, I loved it and you will too.

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Zombie Movie You Should Watch Of The Day: Dawn Of The Dead (1978)

October 21, 2012 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Movies |

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There’s not much use denying it… George A. Romero’s “Dawn of the Dead” is one of the chosen few, absolute greatest horror films ever made and it’s fairly unimaginable that a powerful movie like this will ever come out again. Even more than its 1968 predecessor, the landmark known as “Night of the Living Dead”, this film contains literally everything to satisfy even the most demanding fan of horror cinema.  The weird thing is that the gore in this movie isn’t unnecessary, it suits the purpose. In this sequel to the classic, the zombies have taken over the land and have spread to immense numbers. A group of people escape the carnage in a helicopter, and take refuge in a huge mall where they can live off the supplies inside for years. They have to fend off the zombies trying to get in, as well as a sadistic group of bikers who want to loot the place. Awesome film, lots of gory action and flesh-munching.

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Documentary You Should Watch Of The Day: Life In A Day

October 13, 2012 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Movies |

A father and son document their lives caring for someone they love, who is stricken with cancer. A man steals from a grocery store. An elderly couple, their hair pristine white, finally tie the knot. A young man tells his grandmother via a phone call that he is gay and that he hopes she can come to love his significant other as much as him. A group of women sing as they perform their daily duties. A photographer describes his way of life. People walk, go to work, talk to each other, talk to the camera, as they do in life. Because this is life. Life is extraordinary and life is mundane. And life, no matter from what perspective we examine it, is mesmerizing. And Kevin Macdonald’s film “Life in a Day” is all of that and more.

This is one of the most enthralling, captivating, and magnificent works of art ever produced by human hands. And that is the honest truth, since it was, in deed, created by hundreds of people. Some of them filmmakers, most of them just ordinary Janes and Joes like you and me. Detailing what happened in their lives on July 24, 2010 and submitting their footage to Mr. Macdonald and producer Ridley Scott, they provided the materials for a genuine masterpiece. “Life in a Day” is a masterpiece not because it is artistic or cared for with creative tenderness (even though it is). It’s a masterpiece because it is unabashedly honest and personable. I watched the movie on its live Youtube debut while it was simultaneously screened at the Sundance film festival. And for an hour and thirty-four minutes, I sat there captivated. Nothing could have torn me from my seat. Even though most of what I saw was fairly ordinary, things I could see walking down any street in any town. Paradoxical as it sounds, the mundane is mesmerizing.

In his movie, Mr. Macdonald and his hundreds of co-directors examines human life as fact and with honesty. He reveals the frailties, tenderness, brutality, horrors, and beauty of life in our world all within that short window of an hour and a half. It’s so captivating because it’s all real and these are stories that many of us can identify with, and others we hope never to. That’s when the movie really becomes a tear-jerker. Sometimes there are long stretches of time on particular subjects, other times it’s a montage accompanied by truly wonderful, ear-worm music. There is so much that I want to say about “Life in a Day” but I must restrict myself. Because the movie really has to be seen to be believed. I cannot possibly do this film’s emotional and psychological justice simply by writing about it. All I should (and will) do is tell you my reaction, as I just have. This is one of my most personal reviews and it’s fair because it’s a personal film. It engages the audience more than any documentary could ever do (though I haven’t seen “Shoah” yet) and it leaves us with that utterly profound and beautiful sensation that only a great picture can do. Even though it is very, very simple in a lot of ways. After all, Steven Spielberg once said “Oftentimes the simplest ideas are the best ones.” He was right. Boy, was he right.

“Life in a Day” is a masterpiece.

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Documentary You Should Watch Of The Day: ESPN’s 30 For 30 – Broke

October 4, 2012 | No Comments » | Topics: Movies, Sports |

If you were wondering how 78 percent of NFL players go broke within five years of retirement, this documentary breaks it down awesomely.

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The Most Awesomely Death Scene In A Movie EVER!

September 27, 2012 | No Comments » | Topics: Movies |

I dare you to find a death scene of this intensity and fervor. You will be emotionally drained upon watching this video, you have been warned.

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