Posts Tagged ‘Christopher’

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[Posted by: Alex Miller]

When Wendy discover Stan’s “hoarding problem”, he is sent along with Mr. Mackey (and a sheep herder mistaken for a sheep “hoarder”) to a team of dream trackers who enter their dreams in order to cure him.

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[Reviewed by: Sydney Freeman]

“You take it away and you show them what they had.”

For those big fans of Inception, you can see where Christopher Nolan got his start. Following is Nolan’s breakthrough picture. One made with an extremely tight budget of $6,000 over the course of a year. Invoking the aesthetic of low budget 1940’s and 1950’s film noir Following tells the story of a writer named Bill. Bill needs inspiration for his new piece of writing so he takes to following people around London. This quickly becomes an obsession as he follows more and more people. Of course he establishes rules for himself like never follow the same person for too long or never follow a woman into an alley after dark. Nevertheless he breaks his most important rule 10 minutes into the movie. Never follow the same person more than once. (more…)

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[Posted by: Mary Trishman]

Brand new contributor Mary Trishman takes a close look at the career evolution of Inception’s Leonardo DiCaprio.

I hated Leonardo DiCaprio when I was little. That was abnormal for a young girl at the time, which is precisely why I decided to hate him. I would draw deformities on his face in my sister’s Teen Beat magazines and make fun of Titanic, which was my sister’s favorite movie and therefore my least favorite. At the age of 12, I saw Titanic in the sticky-floored and now non-existent Hazleton Cinema with my mom and my aunt. To me, the movie was entirely too long and excessively depressing. I still maintain that perception. It made me cry, and my legs fell asleep about halfway through. And it seemed like every single female between the ages of seven and forty were in love with Leo DiCaprio. I, therefore, decided I hated him. (more…)

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[Posted by: Sydney Freeman]

Pretty hilarious take on Inception.

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[Posted by: Eric Raymer]
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Christopher Nolan’s Inception is one of the best films I’ve seen this year, mostly because of its unique Matryoshka doll plot structure and the way it blurs the line between dream and reality. I like movies that give me a little credit as a viewer and ask me to bring my brain to the theater instead of leaving it at home. If you want some more mind-twisting films that also dabble in dreamscapes, check these out. In no particular order: (more…)

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[Reviewed by: Justin Wagner]

With this look back at what many consider to be M. Night Shymalan’s finest work, we welcome brand new contributor Justin Wagner!

The noughties; the biggest decade in superhero movie blockbuster history.  While the likes of Sam Raimi and Christopher Nolan were directing rehashes of old comic book favorites, M. Night Shyamalan was creating a new “superhero”.  One who is unlike Tony Stark or Bruce Wayne in that the protagonist David Dunn (Bruce Willis) is not rich, he is not a top scientist, nor does he have a line of women chasing after him.  David Dunn is a just a normal guy; normal except for the fact that he has never been sick.  David realizes this after he is the only survivor in a train wreck killing 131 passengers.  He returns home unscathed to his wife Audrey Dunn (Robin Wright Penn), with whom he is currently going through a dissolving marriage, and his child Joseph Dunn (Spencer Treat Clark).  The train wreck is brought to his attention by art gallery owner Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson) who has a romanticism for the characters portrayed in comic books. At this point, David Dunn looks like the perfect candidate for Elijah’s long sought after real life superhero. (more…)

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[Reviewed by: Alex Miller]
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"Some people feel like they don't deserve love."

I’m going to try not to only focus on all the glaring problems with this movie, but it’s going to be hard. This movie means well. It really does. Good movies make you wish you could just jump inside them. But the only reason I wanted to get inside this movie was so I could slap the kid in the face for being a whiny little hippie. I mean seriously, the film tries to make this kid into some sort of hero (or even Jesus *vomit*) when he’s really just a coward. They TALK about a kid who’s courageously shunning the excesses of society, but what they SHOW me is a stupid little p**** who runs away in order to punish his parents for not living up to his expectations. Film is a visual medium. Don’t tell me, SHOW me! It wasn’t all bad though. Let’s take a look! (more…)