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Movie Trailer Time!!!

Yes, it’s that time again. Good old movie trailer time. I haven’t posted one here in months. Everyone knows that the best part of going to movie is the trailers. I make my business to get there early just to see the trailers. It ruins the experience of the movies if you miss them.

Well, this week I bring you Penelope. It stars Christina Ricci, Catherine O’Hara(love her), Richard E. Grant, and my Scottish lover James McAvoy, who by the way has an American accent in the movie. I am so not digging that. It looks rather cute and fun and I wouldn’t mind sparing the 11 bucks( jesus!) to see it. I mean, James McAvoy is an incentive. What I wouldn’t give……..

The teaser

The Official


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Movie Trailer Time!!

It’s that time again. Fall movie season is upon us which lots of good films and possible Oscar contenders.  Two movies I am dying to see Marie-Antoinette directed by one of my favorite directors Sophia Coppola and Running with Scissors directed by Ryan Murphy who is one the main people behind Nip/Tuck. Both films are loosely based on books which are based on the lives of actual people. So here for your viewing pleasure and fall anticipation I present to you The Previews…..


In theaters October 20th

Also here is the teaser from late last year

Running with Scissors

In Theaters October 27th


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What’s the difference?

Ok. Seriously.



These bitches think that they’re slick, don’t they?

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Half Nelson

I try to go to the movies often because it’s something that I love. Friday I went to see Half Nelson at the Angelika. Yeah, the one where you can hear and feel the subway at work under your feet. Always the highlight of the evening.

Half Nelson is the story of Daniel Dunn a school teacher with a dangerous drug addiction who is one evening discovered by Drey, a student, in the school bathroom getting high. From this secret an unlikely bond and friendship form. The film was directed by Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden. It follows the friendship as it progresses and the decisions that both make while also trying to help each other.  The film could have gone in a few different directions but instead it chose to keep it simple. It leaves the audience in many ways to figure out the details of Dan’s life and why he has chose the path. You only get a pick into his life when you meet his family but after seeing their interaction you have a better understanding of who Dan is. The same can be said of Drey whose mother is an EMT who works more then she is home as having brother in jail.

I like that there was realness about the film that I could sort of relate to and it didn’t try play the black/white card too much by validating one character’s problems more then other. The film like I mentioned before leaves a  lot of open spots for the viewer to piece together but doesn’t make so that the viewer can’t. Ryan Gosling as usual in my book gives a great performance and just about blow any actor young or old out of the water. And I am not just saying this becasue I want to birth his children. Shareeka Epps, I feel doesn’t even act she seems like she’s being herself and the camera just happen to be shooting which is a good thing because it’s totally convincing. You sometimes forget that this is make believe because Ryan and Shareeka play so well off each other.

 The film doesn’t make you pity and of these characters because they have the will to make their own decisions but it show you how, this may sound cheesy because I totally stole this Chase, the right relationship is everything especially in the case of Dan and Drey who need each more than they know.


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My weekend at the movies

This weekend I saw two really great movies as well as hung out with awesome people. On Saturday I saw Little Miss Sunshine. It was really good. I had been having high expectations for this movie for a long time. I was afraid that it was going to be one of those movie where all the great parts are in the trailer but that was only a tease. The movie was so good. It was very very funny. Apparently, my friends and I and the guy in front of us who seemed be sucking on an egg earlier were the only people who thought it was funny. Those muthabitches known as the rest of the audience barely let out a chuckle. I mean, were we watching the same damn movie? Seriously.

Well, LMS as you may know is a family travels to a beauty pagent in which the young daugther, Olive has at the last minute got a spot in. From the beginning you can tell that this cute pudgy little girl is not pagent material but you know are gonna root for anyway. The family in all its screwed up glory is very supportive. Throughout the trip you see this is a family who needs each more then they would like to admit and towards the end they are able to realize this. The cast was pretty great especially Alan Arkin. Holy crap, was that man hilarious. Paul Dano who played the brother was pretty great too and he only had like 5 lines in the movie. The film was able to be touching and funny at the same time.  You root for each character and feel bad when their dreams don’t come true.  It was the right amount of humor and the right amount of sweetness.  Anyone who tells the movie wasn’t good can “suck on this!”.

I also saw Brothers of the Head. That was really good as well. It a fake documentary about the Siamese twins who become punk rock stars. For me it fell short of the documentary feel it was going for but nonetheless it was still a great film. I think I have a crush Luke and Harry Treadaway who play twins. The music was all original music and it was pretty good as well. I am contemplating getting the soundtrack. It was great story although some of it has been done before in movies of this sort. The drugs, the booze, the girl, the fall but nonetheless still well done.  Luke and Harry Treadaway who portray the twins Tom and Barry Howe are great together.  They both bring a sadness and a sensitivity to each of the characters they play. Overall, the film was well done and entertaining.

If you can you are willing to have your wallet raped of 11 bucks I highly recommend both. Check the New York Times for a some good reviews.

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Movie Trailers,Bitches!

I really love movie trailers. I mean, I really do. I hate to go to a movie and miss them it kinda of messes up the whole experience, y’know. So from time to time I will share the trailer of some little golden nugget charmer that I think would be worth of the (jesus christ!) 11 dollars a movie cost. Some of these I put in my Myspace blog but I am on to bigger and better things I will put here too. Enjoy it then!

Little Miss Sunshine

This looks absolutely amazing! Directed by Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton. You know them, they directed this.

The Science Of Sleep

This also looks equally amazing. Directed by Michel Gondry. One of my faves. Starring my lover Gael Garcia Bernal. Michel directed this. And this And a lot more amazing stuff.

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