Posts Tagged ‘Classic’

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[Reviewed by: Alex Miller]

You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies, and you don’t make a movie this ambitious without making a few mistakes. But how can a movie about Facebook even be good? It can’t. This isn’t a movie about Facebook. It’s not even a movie about the guy who made Facebook. It’s about how in this day and age, friendship is so easily gained, and so easily deleted. However, the critics have gone out of control on this movie. I am here to tell you it isn’t as good as they say it is. It’s not our generation’s The Graduate or anything like The Godfather, as they would have you believe. It’s frankly not even close.  It is one of the better movies out this year, however, and that’s still pretty good. (more…)

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[Reviewed by: Danny Moltrasi]

“Gentlemen may talk of the age of chivalry, but remember the ploughmen, poachers and pickpockets whom they lead. It is with these sad instruments that your great warriors and kings have been doing their murderous work in the world.”

Barry Lyndon was the 10th feature-length film of Stanley Kubrick, released in 1975 and the most immediately successful film of his in the awards world. It could have been just a simple tale of the rise and fall of a young Irish man who becomes part of the English nobility, and falls out of it. But, in the hands of cinema legend Kubrick, it is otherworldly. It gives us mixes of emotion, some of the best cinematography you’ll ever see, and a story so detailed and interesting, that even at three hours long, it’ll speed past you. (more…)

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[Reviewed by: Alex Miller]

"I am a Muslim and a Hindu and a Christian and a Jew and so are all of you."

This classic essentially sweeped every possible recognition when it came out, including 8 Academy Awards and 5 British Academy Awards. It is by any definition a true “classic”. Because of it’s age, however, it seems to have become lost in the mix. Sure most of today’s 20-somethings have heard of it and older generations may have a vague recollection that they “saw it a long time ago”. But that’s not how it should be. Classic film should not be overlooked simply just to see “the latest thing”. I’m not saying you should abandon all trips to the movie theater in exchange for watching every classic you may have missed. But more often than not, the other extreme is taken, and many are not exposed to any classic films at all, which are of course the precursors to what’s playing at the local Cineplex. So let’s put the “Hot Tub Time Machines” and the “Avatars” of the world aside for a moment and take a look back at a film that really went above and beyond your everyday pure-entertainment movie. (more…)

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[Reviewed by: Alex Miller]

David Cronenberg, 1999
"You have to PLAY the game, to find out WHY you're playing the game. "

Since my first edition of “Cult Classics” was on David Cronenberg’s “Videodrome“, it only made sense to do the next one on its spiritual sequel. Videodrome dealt with television shows that can grow tumours in your mind so that others could control you. This movie deals with video games being infused with human organs to the point where no one knows what is real anymore. In both cases, the ideas are presented in a very abstract way. And by abstract I mean of course, cancer shooting guns that mutate out of your hand (Videodrome). As well as, teeth shooting guns made out of the bones of animals genetically engineered so that their body parts can be used as weapons (eXistenZ). Still with me? (more…)

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[Author: Alex Miller]

"Television is reality, and reality is less than television."

Here is the beginning of a series where we’ll review cult classic films worth a look. This is a modernized fan-made trailer but I actually think it’s more representative of the film than the real trailer from the time. Click the jump for our review! (more…)