Monthly Archives: May 2012

Nursery University (2008)

Directors: Marc H. Simon & Matthew Makar Writer: Marc H. Simon Entertaining, enlightening, and completely and totally infuriating.  Watching documentary about how schools work in the modern world is pretty insane.  Not that the world of these schools is anywhere … Continue reading

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Word Wars (2004)

Directors: Eric Chaikin & Julian Petrillo What a bunch of nerds. Entertaining enough for a Netflix Instant watch. Not much different than Spellbound or other niche competition documentaries.  Some interesting characters.

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The Dictator (2012)

Director: Larry Charles Writers: Sacha Baron Cohen, Alex Berg, David Mandel, & Jeff Schaffer Some funny bits but for as many laughs as there are there are about equal amount of jokes that fall flat. I think Cohen is really … Continue reading

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Alien (1979)

Director: Ridley Scott Writers: Dan O’Bannon (Story by Dan O’Bannon and Ronald Shusett) An undisputed classic film, not just of the Science Fiction/Horror genres, just in general.  The production design and atmosphere of the film is second to none.  The … Continue reading

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Pretty Woman (1990)

Director: Garry Marshall Writer: J.F. Lawton Another bizarrely dark and strange romantic comedy.  After watching Sleepless in Seattle I watched this and was struck with a lot of the same issues.  I get the surface level fantasy of it but … Continue reading

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Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (2000)

Director: Jim Jarmusch Writer: Jim Jarmusch  

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Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

Director: Nora Ephron Writers: Nora Ephron and David S. Ward and Jeff Arch (Story by Jeff Arch)  

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This Means War (2012)

Director: McG Writers: Timothy Dowling and Simon Kinberg (Story by Timothy Dowling and Marcus Gautesen) HORRIBLE! I was describing this movie to Maura and she said “even though you say this is horrible it actually doesn’t sound like a bad … Continue reading

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Kicking and Screaming (1995)

Director: Noah Baumbach Writers: Noah Baumbach (Story by Noah Baumbach & Oliver Berkman) Really funny and packed with great lines.  A bunch of faux intellectual arrested development slackers hanging around college after they’ve graduated.  I just really enjoy movies about … Continue reading

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Drugstore Cowboy (1989)

Director: Gus Van Sant Writers: Gus Van Sant and Daniel Yost (Based on a novel by James Fogle) Movies like this are always for some reason really interesting to watch.  They always end the same, there really is only two … Continue reading

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