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  • Intolerable Cruelty 2003

    ★★★ Watched 23 Apr, 2014

    Going into Intolerable Cruelty I mistakenly thought it was the last Coen Brothers film I needed to see. I then realized I haven't seen The Hudsucker Proxy. I'll rectify that soon enough. As for this film I put it off forever based on the word of mouth that put it at the bottom or near the bottom of the Coen's totem pole. Considering I've seen The Ladykillers this is definitely not the Coen's worst film. In fact it's not even…

  • Best Man Down 2012

    ★★★ Watched 22 Apr, 2014

    Well that was interesting. I don't think I've ever completely hated the first act of a film only to end up liking it by the end.

    After the best man Lumpy (Tyler Labine) unexpectedly dies at their destination wedding in Arizona, newlyweds Scott (Justin Long) and Kristin (Jess Weixler) cancel their honeymoon to make funeral arrangements. As they notify friends and family they learn Lumpy had a friend in Northern Minnesota named Ramsey (Addison Timlin) that they weren't aware of…

  • Out of the Furnace 2013

    ★★½ Watched 21 Apr, 2014

    I've probably touched on this before, but do you know what I think is worse than outright hating a film? Being fucking disappointed in one! When you hate a film it's because it just doesn't work on any level for you, but when you're disappointed it means it failed to capitalize on something. That something could be a great idea, a great cast, any number of things, but it fails to capitalize on those things making what should have been…

  • Nymphomaniac: Vol. II 2013

    ★★★ Watched 20 Apr, 2014

    Lars Von Trier's Nymph()maniac is one film split into two volumes thanks to the runtime. After watching and giving the first volume a 3.5 rating I found the second volume a little more difficult to rate. You see the first volume felt like a film that could stand on it's own. If there weren't a second volume I'd still rate it 3.5 stars. Watching the second volume I found it impossible not to look at Nymph()maniac as the one film…

  • Barton Fink 1991

    ★★★★ Watched 18 Apr, 2014 18

    Being a big fan of most of the Coen Brothers films I've seen, I decided it's time I get on finishing their canon. Barton Fink along with Intolerable Cruelty are the last two I needed to see. I've put off the latter due to word of mouth stating it's probably their worst film along with The Ladykillers, the only film of theirs I've seen that I didn't at least like. When it comes to this film I was just waiting…

  • Philomena 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 17 Apr, 2014

    It's seems like it took me forever, but now that I've seen Philomena I've now seen all of the best picture nominees from the 86th Annual Academy Awards. I wasn't able to see it in theaters so I had to wait until it's blu-ray release and arrival via Netflix. It wasn't as high on my list to see as the other nominees, but as it turns out it's a pretty good film in it's own right. Inspired by true events…

  • The Jerk 1979

    ★★½ Watched 16 Apr, 2014 13

    When it comes to The Jerk I think you really have to like Steve Martin to enjoy it and I've been kind of indifferent about him. He's been in movies I've liked over the years but nothing that I've loved. Much like a real life jerk I found him more annoying in this film than funny.

    Raised by a poor black family, Navin (Steve Martin) is an idiotic man who struggles through life until he strikes it rich on an…

  • The Dirties 2013

    ★★★ Watched 15 Apr, 2014 17

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

  • The Butler 2013

    ★★½ Watched 14 Apr, 2014 7

    Going into Lee Daniels' The Butler something about it bothered me. It's the title. I'd be fine with just The Butler, but most places you look it's Lee Daniels' The Butler. It's pretty damn pretentious and a little obnoxious for Mr. Daniels to put his name in the title. Especially in the title of a movie based on a true story that had such an impact on history. Lee Daniels directed the film. I know it's his film because just…

  • In Absentia 2000

    ★★★½ Watched 13 Apr, 2014

    In Absentia is a short film about a women alone in an insane asylum. It features lots of creepy images and disturbing sounds that you can see and hear here

  • GasLand Part II 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 12 Apr, 2014

    Jesus fracking Christ! Fuck fracking, fuck big oil, fuck big gas, fuck lobbyists, and most importantly FUCK these evil fucking companies that are ruining people's lives. The sheer level of lying and deceit by this companies makes me pyhsically ill.

    I don't want to review this film. It's not perfect neither part one or part two is, but the subject matter is so important I think every one should see them. Some docs are done for entertainment. Sure they have…

  • GasLand 2010

    ★★★★ Watched 11 Apr, 2014

    GasLand is a fantastic documentary that offers damning proof that the process of hydraulic fracturing "fracking" is polluting the water supply, the air, and making animals and people very sick. Of course the companies responsible deny it, all in their quest for the almighty dollar. It's amazing how little these money hungry companies care about people when it can fill their wallets. You hear the phrase "money is the root of all evil" most of your life and if you…