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Prisoners (2013)

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Prisoners (2013)

Director: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaaul, Paul Dano, Maria Bello, Viola Davis, Terence Howard

“They didn’t cry until I left them.”Alex

PRISONERS’ is a crime thriller that asks tough fraking questions.

A tightly bound domestic nightmare that constricts around its subject with suffocating tension before taking its intense but familiar set up to a bleaker place. PRISONERS thrives on murkier morality than the genre usually dares, even when it  loosens its grip with an uneven final quarter the emotional devastation and raging desperation of earlier scenes resonates.

Prisoners film stillIt’s Thanksgiving Day in an outlying Philadelphia suburb. The Dover and The Birch families are celebrating the holiday...

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From the Vault: The Warriors (1979)

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Hey boppers, I was fortunate enough to catch a midnight screening of an original 35mm print of THE WARRIORS last Saturday Night at the local retro movie house. I’d never seen it with a cinema audience before and their vocal enthusiasm reassured me that cult 70’s cinema will live forever. Obviously, the first thing I wanted to do at 2am as I departed that darkened house of fun was review this face stomping, rumble and strut gem.  But, as the testosterone subsided and clarity returned to the head I remembered there was already a critique of the film that I wrote under the nom de plume of John Doe…and with that the FROM THE VAULT section gets its premiere contribution.

First published in 2007 on an alternate virtual turf, enjoy the first of what will be many flashbacks FROM THE VAULT.

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Pacific Rim Review


Pacific Rim (2013)

Writer/Director: Guillermo Del Toro

Cast: Ron Perlman, Charlie Day, Idris Elba, Clifton Collins Jr., Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Hunnam

Herc: “We can either sit here and do nothing or grab those flare guns and do something really stupid.”

PACIFIC RIM is a fraking audio visual juggernaut! It’s the most impressive live action anime yet. Big, dumb popcorn entertainment aimed at the 10 year old in all of us.

An eye candy saturated behemoth of creative staging and creature design. This is sci-fi spectacle so massive in sensory scope and meticulous framing that the rich beauty of its operatic staging leaves you in a spellbound trance. It’s a juvenile enchantment that makes it easier to over look the simplicity of the story, creaky dialogue and robotic lead performance.


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Fraking Welcome: An Adam Lovett Screenplay

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Outside a quixotically maintained cinema. The kind that boasts midnight screenings of CHARLEY VARRICK, KISS ME DEADLY and NIGHT OF THE HUNTER. ~Features Takeshi Miike and Nicolas Refn-Winding in the coming attractions, still serves beer and is laced with the faint aroma of ganja. ~

The movie house marquee flashes the latest releases, a Saturday matinee and tonight’s after dark double bill LE SAMOURAI & LEON: The PROFESSIONAL.

Under the pulsing neon FRAKER1 and FRAKER2 come into view. FRAKER1 is in his early 30’s. Tall with the look of a young Jeff Goldblum he struts like a scruffy lookin’ herder of some fantastical creature. ~FRAKER2, 41, walks with a slight limp out of habit and reminds of John Cazale.

The film-geek duo purchase tickets and en...

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