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2 out of 11 people found the following review useful:
Tom Hanks for Best Actor?, 8 October 2013
8/10

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Captain Phillips is based on true events that happened back in 2009. A cargo ship on it's way to Mombasa, Kenya was hijacked by four Somali pirates. Captain Phillips and a few other men are held hostage and terrorized in the control room while the remaining crew members lock themselves into the engine room. One of the pirates decides to search the ship and the crew is able to capture him. They make a deal with the remaining pirates to release Philips and the other crew members. In exchange they will let the captured pirate go, give them the money they have in the safe, and let them escape in a life raft. Things go awry however and the pirates end up taking Captain Phillips hostage and escaping in the life raft.

Even if you are already familiar with this story and what happens Captain Phillips makes for some intense cinema. Greengrass does a nice job of balancing the chaos on board the life raft with the cold efficiency of the navy seal team. It makes for a compelling edge of your seat thriller. Once things start the action movies quickly and there are very few wasted scenes.

Hanks has received some much deserved awards for his acting chops in the past but the 3rd act of this movie might very well be the finest performance he has ever put on film. Don't be surprised if Oscar comes knocking again.

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0 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
Strong performances from Brea Grant and Vera Miao., 31 July 2013
7/10

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Best Friends Forever is basically a buddy road trip movie. What sets it apart from other road movies is that their is a nuclear apocalypse while they are traveling. Sort of a Thelma and Louise meets Mad Max combination except that nobody is driving around in muscle cars. Instead the two protagonists are crossing the desert in a Mercury Pacer. Brea Grant plays Harriet, a comic book artist who lives in LA with her best friend Reba (Vera Miao). Harriet is looking to make some changes in her life and has decided to move to Austin to work at a library and go back to school. She convinces Reba to come along with her on the road trip. While they are traveling, LA and several other major cities are destroyed by a nuclear attack. Since Harriet and Reba are in the middle of nowhere in the desert, they are unaware of the events that have taken place. They blissfully continue on their journey until they decide to pick up a group of hipsters who are hitchhiking. The young men end up stealing Harriet's car and all of her and Reba's belongings leaving them to fend for themselves. While they try and find their way back to civilization their friendship is tested as they try to work together to survive.

5 out of 7 people found the following review useful:
The emotional roller coaster the film takes you on will keep you guessing about what exactly you are watching right up till the films conclusion., 29 June 2013
7/10

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Carlos, call me Elvis, Gutierrez works at a factory doing mindless assembly work. His job sucks, but not as much as the trampy whores he picks up on street corners for what passes for companionship in his life. When he is not busy working or ignoring his ex-wife and his daughter, Lisa Marie, he is working on his music. For Carlos, his main calling in life is that of an Elvis Impersonator. However, Carlos does not just think that he is impersonating The King, he thinks he is The King reborn or reincarnated or that he has a gift from god to emulate Elvis. To be honest it was sort of hard to tell what to think as the film is subtitled and it is difficult to discern Carlos's mental state. Is Carlos obsessed, delusional, bat s**t crazy or is he just a bit of a strange character and an Elvis fan?

Elvis, is forced to become the father that he has not been for his daughter, Lisa Maria, after his ex-wife is involved in a car accident. For the first time he develops a positive relationship with his young daughter. She becomes accepting of her fathers Elvis obsession and even starts to eat peanut butter and banana sandwiches. All the while when he is helping his daughter he is also hard at work perfecting his performance. It is worth mentioning that actor John McInerny does a very respectable Elvis impersonation (think late stage 1970?s Elvis). This is McInerny's first role in a film, in real life he moonlights as an Elvis Impersonator and it shows. The songs he performs in the film are actually of good quality.

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful:
A Surprisingly Graphic Film for 1964., 29 June 2013
7/10

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Lady in Cage! This is James Caan's first starring role (although not his first picture) and he plays a brutal character that he modeled after Marlon Brando in Streetcar Named Desire.

Olivia de Havilland (yes that Olivia de Havilland) is Cornelia Hilyard, a wealthy widow who is recovering from hip surgery. In order to get to the second floor of her house she has an elevator installed. On this particular day Cornelia is taking the lift upstairs when the power goes out and traps her between floors. Fortunately for her she has an emergency button that rings a bell outside the house. Instead of someone coming to rescue her however, the bell lures a bum (Jeff Corey) into the house. He steals some bottles of wine and then walks off with Cornelia's toaster which he takes to a local pawn shop. Randall (James Caan) and his two lackeys Elaine and Essie (Jennifer Billingsley and Rafael Campos) also happen to be at the pawn shop and they decide to follow the bum and see what he is up to. The bum goes to visit Sade (Ann Sothern) a local hustler who he is enamored with. Together the two of them decide to go back to Cornelia's house and rob the place blind.

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2 out of 7 people found the following review useful:
I am still going to eat Bacon after watching this film, 29 June 2013
9/10

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Writer Director Shane Carruth (Primer) returns with his second film Upstream Color. A woman (Seimetz) is drugged and abducted by a man who uses a rather unique drugging method. Over a period of several days this drug causes the woman to become highly susceptible to suggestion. The abductor forces his victim to hand over her stash of gold coins, take out all the equity in her home, empty out all of her bank accounts and pretty much ruins her financial life. For extra fun, she is instructed to transcribe the book Walden (Henry David Thoreau) by hand. While this process is going on she neither sleeps nor eats anything with the exception of glasses of delicious ice water.

When her bank accounts are emptied and the money orders have cleared our victim Kris (Seimetz) is pretty well shattered. Not only is she now destitute but she also loses her job after not showing up for days. Similarly, she is completely freaked out by the entire ordeal and is trying desperately to recall what exactly has happened to her. Traumatized, she is now a shell of her former self and is walking through life in a zombified state in part due the medications she is now taking to deal with the effects of the PTSD she is so obviously suffering from

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3 out of 13 people found the following review useful:
Don't dismiss The Battery before you give it a try, 29 June 2013
7/10

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What's this? Yet another zombie flick? Haven't we had a enough already? It's probably true but don't dismiss The Battery before you give it a try. This is an interesting character driven movie that is surprisingly impressive in a see of sameness.

Lets just start right off by saying that if you are expecting a run of the mill intense gore fest with guts all over the place, you are going to be disappointed. The Battery is a buddy road movie with zombies as a background element.

The story revolves around two minor league baseball players who find themselves drawn together after a zombie outbreak. The two men travel around New England scourging for food and shelter and trying to stay out of the way of the biters. Both men have very different personalities. Ben (Jeremey Gardner) is a former catcher and seems to have acclimated to his new environment well. He is a survivor and is willing to do whatever it takes to get by. Mickey (Adam Cronheim) however, is still clinging to his old way of life. He refuses to kill zombies, pines after his ex-girlfriends and mopes around listening to his headphones.

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0 out of 10 people found the following review useful:
Not as risqué as Wedding Crashers but lots of laughs, 7 June 2013
8/10

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This film certainly recaptures the magic of the Wilson/Vaughn comedic pairing. Despite the fact the comedy was a bit less risqué this time around, the film still had plenty of laughs. The crowd was certainly into the film as the theater was filled with folks laughing uproariously at many scenes in the film. A strong point of the script was it managed to point out the foibles of both 20 year-olds and 40 year-olds. I have not laughed so much watching a film in a long time.

Well they aren't re-inventing the wheel here or anything but The Internship is a legitimately funny movie and an enjoyable watch. There were moments that had me laughing out loud. For sure this was the funniest movie I have seen so far this year. It snuck up on me like last years 21 Jump Street.

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3 out of 7 people found the following review useful:
A refreshingly original entry to the horror genre, 21 May 2013
7/10

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For the most part I was impressed with this film. Katherine Isabelle was great in the lead role and it was one of the most impressive horror movie with a female lead I have seen since Angela Bettis in Lucky McKees May (2002). Tristan Risk steals the show here though as Beatress. A character you will definitely not forget. It's been a long time since I could say I saw a horror movie that wasn't mostly derivative and this was a refreshingly original entry to the genre. I do have some gripes however. The plot is a bit shaky and requires a little suspension of disbelief at times. Also, some of the editing is questionable at times and makes the movie a bit uneven and confusing especially towards the end where events seem to play out very quickly. Overall I was impressed with Soska sisters work given the small budget they had to work with. It's not perfect and I am sure you could easily spend your time picking the movie to pieces but if you are a fan of the genre you should find it entertaining.

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Compliance (2012)
0 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
The Truth is Stranger Than the Fiction, 4 May 2013
7/10

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To say that compliance is a controversial film is a bit of an understatement. It infuriated people so much at Sundance that they were getting up and walking out of the theater. People just couldn't fathom that this kind of thing could possibly happen without someone along the line calling bullshit on the the whole thing. I have to admit that while I was watching it, I was thinking the same thing. How could something like this happen? It's unrealistic. Once the film was over, I decided it was time to find out about these "actual events" that this film is supposed to be based on. What I found out shocked me. Not only is this story real, it follows the actual events with surprising detail. In fact, if anything, the film is actually pulling a few punches when it comes to the reality of what happened to this poor girl.

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A heart wrenching/warming, dramady about a rubber sex doll?, 4 May 2013
8/10

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Lars (Gosling) is a lonely weirdo. He lives in the garage of the house he grew up in and shares a cubicle at work doing data entry. His brother Gus (Schneider) and pregnant wife Karin (Mortimer) live in the main house, but Lars has little contact with them. It is pretty obvious to even the most casual of observers that Lars is suffering from some sort of social anxiety order. He avoids eye contact, withdraws from human contact and keeps almost exclusively to himself. It would appear the only time that he leaves the garage is to travel to and from work and attend church.

One day at work, his cubicle mate is not looking at his usual porn sites. Instead he shows Lars a site where you can create your own anatomically correct woman. You can mix and match body parts to create your own hyper real sex doll. Soon enough Lars is ordering his perfect woman and awaiting its arrival from UPS. However, when his sex doll arrives, Lars does not have sex with it. Instead he brings "Bianca" to dinner at his brother's house and treats the doll as if she is real. Lars goes so far as to suggest that Bianca stay at his brother's home in a spare room as both he and Bianca are good Christians. As expected both his brother and sister in-law are a bit shocked to discover that Lars is dating a sex doll.

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