Life Quotes #31

Actor and comedian Robin Williams was known for his fast-paced, improvisational performance style and for his performances in films like Good Will Hunting and Dead Poets Society.  

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Predestination (2014) “The Paradox”

DIRECTORS:  The Sprierig brothers RATING: 3.5/5 There is always a sadness or regret with Sci-Fi time travel films and Predestination is no different.  In this film as an audience we are introduced to The Bartender (Hawke) who is a temporal agent stuck in a spin that can take him anywhere whether its 1960s, 1970s, 1980s.  … Continue reading Predestination (2014) “The Paradox”

The Two Minute Bio: Reed Hastings

Reed Hastings is an American entrepreneur who co-founded Netflix, a media rental service, which provides on-demand internet streaming media available to viewers in several countries all over the world. Established in 1997 as a single rental service, the web-based mail-order service is today available in nations across the globe, and a huge share of the … Continue reading The Two Minute Bio: Reed Hastings

The Two Minute Bio: Alfred Hitchcock

Born in London on August 13, 1899, Alfred Hitchcock worked for a short time in engineering before entering the film industry in 1920. He left for Hollywood in 1939, where his first American film, Rebecca, won an Academy Award for best picture. Hitchcock created more than 50 films, including the classics Rear Window, The 39 Steps and Psycho. Nicknamed the … Continue reading The Two Minute Bio: Alfred Hitchcock

The Dark Crystal (1982) “Henson’s Dark Masterpiece”

DIRECTORS: Jim Henson and Frank Oz RATING: 4.5/5 The 1980’s were something of a Golden Age for fantasy films. Although constrained by the technological limitations of the day, the makers of these films swung for the fences. Nothing encapsulates this better than The Dark Crystal. The film takes place in a world thrown out of balance … Continue reading The Dark Crystal (1982) “Henson’s Dark Masterpiece”

The Manchurian Candidate (1962) Paranoia Amongst The Cold War

RATING: 5/5 DIRECTOR:  John Frankenheimer The film is a classic because watching it now in the 21st century, it is still fresh and relates to  contemporary politics. The film plays to our anxieties that not everything is as it appears. Who is there to believe in the smoke and mirrors that is happening around us. … Continue reading The Manchurian Candidate (1962) Paranoia Amongst The Cold War

Looper (2012)

RATING: 3/5 DIRECTOR: Rian Johnson The year 2044. The year is also 2074. Time travel is available but is illegal. In Looper Joseph Gordon Levitt plays Joe, a contract killer and Bruce Willis plays the same character but older. A looper in young Joe (Levitt) works for a company that exists thirty years in the … Continue reading Looper (2012)

Jerry Maguire (1996) “Help Me Help you. Help me Help You.” 

RATING: 3.5/5 DIRECTOR: Cameron Crowe Yes, Tom Cruise is in this film. Don't let his Cruise factor put you off this mid nineties film back when Cameron Crowe was considered a hot director/screenwriter hero and Renee Zellweger who? Jerry Maguire is a full movie running at 130 minutes and you wonder, did we really need … Continue reading Jerry Maguire (1996) “Help Me Help you. Help me Help You.” 

Adaptation (2002) A Fascinating Desire

RATING: 5/5 DIRECTOR: Spike Jonze Why can't there be a movie simply about flowers? Charlie Kaufman (Cage) tries to convince himself of that very thing as the go-to screenwriter to adapt Susan Orlean's ( Streep) book "The Orchard Thief." Trouble is, it's that sprawling New Yorker shit. He can't adapt it. Charlie Kaufman is the … Continue reading Adaptation (2002) A Fascinating Desire

Moneyball (2011) “Adapt Or Die”

RATING: 3.5/5 DIRECTOR: Bennett Miller The film is about confidence and the ability to take a risk to be confident. When the poster and trailer to a film says Based on a true story it means three things. It could have a happy ending A reliable drama The film wants you to focus on story and character … Continue reading Moneyball (2011) “Adapt Or Die”