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Pick or Pan of the Week: “The Adjustment Bureau”

Pick The Adjustment BureauPICK The Adjustment BureauA fantasy/romance directed by George Nolfi and starring Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, and John Slattery which delves deep into the contention of fate versus free will: do we control the paths our lives take, or is there some kind of greater cosmic being dictating our every move?

In the film, Damon plays David Norris, an ambitious politician who falls in love with a contemporary ballet dancer named Elise (Blunt), who is unlike any woman he has ever known. However, David and Elise sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G is not exactly what the hands of fate, a.k.a. the men of the Adjustment Bureau, had in mind, and they will do everything in their power to keep the forbidden love birds apart.

The Adjustment Bureau takes the whole will-they, won’t -they scenario of typical romantic movies and ups it ten fold with an entirely fresh and original plot and heavy thematic content. This film is not to be missed.

Check out what The Screen Rant has to say about The Adjustment Bureau. What do you think?

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Pick or Pan of the Week: “Kaboom”

KaboomPICK KaboomA sci-fi film directed by Gregg Araki and starring Haley Bennett and Thomas Dekker which tells the jaw-dropping tale of a group of polysexual youths whose amorous escapades run rampant on a college campus where the sexual orientations are as undecided as the majors. The cinematic cocktail of this film is one part softcore porn, one part serial killer thriller, and one part apocalyptic meltdown – shaken, not stirred. Has your head exploded yet?

In typical Araki fashion, Kaboom takes the lid off the Id and lets the libido run wild. It’s the kind of film that you’re bound to either love or loathe. But either way, Kaboom is sure to get you talking. And isn’t that what film is all about? Go see for yourself.

“Kaboom is an erotic blast of sinful flesh, fun and fantasy that you don’t want to stop.” ~Peter Travers

Full Review – Rolling Stone

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Movie Blunders: “Star Wars”

Already having strong predispositions for nerdiness, which is not to be confused with having the “force,” it only makes sense for Star Wars aficionados to spend their free time sitting around the confines of their mothers’ basements counting up the number of Stormtrooper slip-ups  as they watch the series ad nauseam. Apparently, according to the nerds’ tally, there are over 250 Star Wars mistakes. Whoopsies! George Lucas is probably hanging his head in shame right now. Actually…he’s more likely off somewhere swimming in a pool of money…like Scrooge McDuck in Duck Tales.

Anyways, referring to Star Wars fans as “nerds,” is kind of making me out to be the pot calling the kettle black here, especially since I am guilty of having just watched more than a few Star Wars videos on YouTube and am now writing a blog entry about Obi-Wan Kenoversights (several of which are actually pretty entertaining if you check out the video below). My favorite is when the Rebel trooper, who has just been strangled to death by Darth Vader, comes back to life and shields his face from hitting the wall after Vader hurls him across the room, killing him for a second time.

What’s your favorite mistake?

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The 12 Days of Christmas Trailers: “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”

On the eleventh day of Christmas Hollywood gave to me…Jim Carrey irking Whoville

Jack the Pumpkin King

Bill Murray and Bah, humbug!

A towhead by his lonesome

Tim Allen down the chimney

Clark W. Griswold

You’ll shoot your eye out!

Will Ferrell wearing tights

Santa on trial

Two singing soldiers

And an angel every time a bell rings

Check out the trailer for How the Grinch Stole Christmas below. In this rendition of the classic Seussian tale, Jim Carrey gives a superb performance in the title role. Unfortunately, however, it’s not enough to save the film, which, like the Grinch, has a heart that’s three sizes too small. So, given the choice between the Ron Howard Grinch and a sea sick crocodile…well, I’m not much for nauseas, man-eating reptiles, so I’ll just stick with the 1965 cartoon version.

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Movie Blunder: “The Wizard of Oz”

The Wizard of Oz is probably one of the best known/most loved films of all time. With that said, it is also chock full of blunders, which ironically makes it even more entertaining to watch. One of my favorite Oz errors occurs during the anti-arbor scene when Dorothy and the Scarecrow are duking it out  with the angry apple trees. If you look closely, right after the Scarecrow gets pummeled with some high-flying McIntoshes, you can see that Dorothy has swapped out her ruby slippers for a pair of black flats…oops!

Check out the video below to see more blunders from the yellow brick road. What’s your favorite?

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