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“Killer Instinct”: Top Ten Disturbed Deviants in the Movies

8 February 2015 1:49 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Cinema deviants can come in all forms or variety. It is just a matter of taking your pick as to what kind of deviant you consider. Perhaps your preference of deviant is of the sexual or molesting persuasion? Or maybe in the arena of hustlers or swindlers or cheaters? Will notorious gangsters and corrupt officials fit the bill for your definition of legitimate deviant sources?

The one type of deviant prototype that no one can question or disregard in terms of an impacting impression is the serial killer…or any killer where the impulse to slaughter is mindless fun or in some cases a perverse release to punish society for their own inner psychological demons and despair.

In “Killer Instinct”: Top Ten Disturbed Deviants in the Movies we will look at the selections of twisted individuals whose overwhelming passion for the pleasure of pain and punishment against their fellow »

- Frank Ochieng

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American Sniper review – Bradley Cooper stars in real-life tale of ‘legendary’ marksman

18 January 2015 12:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Clint Eastwood’s bleak thriller about navy Seal Chris Kyle would have benefited from a dissenting voice

“God, family, country.” After the awkward dysrhythmia of Jersey Boys (a musical with a tin ear for its tunes), Clint Eastwood is back in the saddle with this bleak western-inflected thriller. Adapted from the autobiography of Chris Kyle, a navy Seal (nicknamed “the Legend” – really) who racked up more than 160 confirmed kills as a marksman in Iraq, American Sniper finds Eastwood returning once again to Unforgiven’s thorny themes of guns and retribution in tensely cinematic fashion. That the title (taken from the book) should ironically echo Bret Easton Ellis’s satirically vitriolic portrait of male psychosis is appropriate, the film allowing its audience to view Kyle as either hero or villain – or both.

Bradley Cooper, who saw this project passed from Steven Spielberg to Eastwood, is understatedly conflicted as Kyle, whom we »

- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

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Check Out Patrick Bateman's Archived Emails From 'American Psycho'

15 January 2015 2:37 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Well, here’s some good old heebie jeebie juice for you. Or, you know, brilliant marketing—depending on how you look at it. In the month leading up to the April 14, 2000 release of “American Psycho,” Patrick Bateman emailed fans eagerly awaiting the adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ book. That’s right, the homicidal, investment banking, psychopathic protagonist of Mary Harron’s film (played by Christian Bale) helped promote the movie by sharing his inner musings with anyone who wanted. The emails were a unique, creative, and quite creepy strategy Lions Gate Films employed starting March 15th of that year. The correspondences, which were approved, but not written by Ellis, find Bateman sharing his thoughts in the then-present of 2000, a decade-plus later than when “American Psycho” takes place. And they run the gamut of topics. What does the Huey Lewis fan think of other musical acts? Tue 4/4/00 1:21 Pm Subject: The »

- Zach Hollwedel

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