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Attack the Block

13 Mar

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Attack the Block | 2011 | Director: Joe Cornish | Site | IMDB
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What would happen if aliens invaded South London? That is the premise of Attack the Block. A group of hoodies and punks take up arms to defend their block from an alien invasion. This is one of the best science fiction films in years. Writer / director Joe Cornish optimistically suggests that gangs, hoodies and other deviants would step up and fight for those that couldn’t fight on their block. I would like to believe this was the case, but regardless is extremely funny and entertaining Continue reading

The Hollywood Complex

12 Mar

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The Hollywood Complex | 2011 | Director: Dylan Nelson &
Dan Sturman | Site | IMDB

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This is a documentary about children and their families traveling to Hollywood during the pilot season trying to become stars.  The documentary focuses on a specific apartment complex that caters to these families and a dozen children that reside there.  It really takes a deep look into what people sacrifice in order to help their children become stars.  There are so many people out there taking advantage of any person wanting to get into TV or films and when children are involved it’s even more upsetting.  The kids they follow are so motivated in becoming famous but seeing their reactions when they don’t get a part is sad.  I am definitely on the edge of whether or not I feel these kids should be going through this but all of them seem like this is what they truly want.  You just never know if it’s the parents pushing them or of this is something they decided on their own.  I recommend seeing this and you do get some good insight into Hollywood and the pilot season.

F.E.A.R. 3

9 Mar

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F.E.A.R. 3 | First Person, Shooter, Survival Horror | 2011 | Site
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Fear 3 begins nine months after the events of the previous two games. You play as Point Man, recently captured and interrogated. You are freed by your brother Paxton Fettel, and set out to prevent the continuation of Alma’s bloodline. It is not so much the story that allows the game to be scary but rather the atmosphere. Throughout the game as you get closer to Alma you can hear shrieks of terror and shifts in the atmosphere. As if her contractions were felt by the world Continue reading

American Vampire

7 Mar

I started reading American Vampire recently and I am pulled into this comic. The series has a connection to the first American Vampire and the people he has affected since becoming a vampire. Scott Snyder does an amazing job with the  different groups of vampires and creating the stories to show all of their strengths and weaknesses. I have always liked vampire stories and this one is fantastic and original.  The artwork is also wonderful which just helps strengthen the entire story. American Vampire is released monthly by Vertigo.

Outrage

6 Mar

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Outrage | 2011 | Director: Takeshi Kitano | Site | IMDB
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The latest film from Takeshi Kitano, a.k.a. Beat Takeshi, Outrage is the story of betrayal and backstabbing within a group of Yakuza families. Reminiscent of Infernal Affairs or The Departed Outrage deals with the leader of a major crime syndicate and his decision to destroy the drug trafficking arm of a competing syndicate. All through his long suffering subordinate. Takeshi Kitano stars in and directs Outrage. He manages however small the part to steal each scene he is in. You believe he is a man capable of anything and ready to explode at any second Continue reading

Take Shelter

4 Mar

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Take Shelter | 2011 | Director: Jeff Nichols | Site | IMDB
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Suffering from apocalyptic visions a father and husband begins to prepare for an oncoming cataclysmic storm. All to the disbelief and concern of his friends and family. Take Shelter is one of my favorite films of 2011. Directed by Jeff Nichols, who also directed another one of my favorite films, Shotgun stories, starring the same lead Michael Shannon. Another foray into the Southern Gothic genre plus an apocalyptic twist. The cinematography was gorgeous. Wide expansive spaces look gorgeous and entirely ominous Continue reading

F.E.A.R. 3

2 Mar

Coming Soon…


F.E.A.R. 3 Trailer

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