Archive for March, 2013

22nd March
2013
written by Adam

Based on the iconic Kerouac book by the same name, ask
the beginnings of the beat movement are outlined and personified. Told in a drug-induced stream of conscious blur with poetic detail, online
the relationship between Sal Paradise/Kerouac (Sam Riley) and Dean Moriarty/Cassady (Garrett Hedlund) is at the forefront. But so are the other key players, capsule
William S. Burroughs (Viggo Mortensen), Ginsberg (Tom Sturridge), LuAnne Henderson (Kristen Stewart), and Carolyn Cassady (Kirsten Dunst).on-the-road-poster Directed by Walter Salles, this love letter to Kerouac could only stand to be bested if someone was to tap Tom Waits (perhaps the last great beat poet) for narration purposes. Alas, this is not the case; but none the less, this film exists and serves as an inspiration and a gateway to the world of Kerouac for the fans and newcomers alike. From the music that inspired, to the events and people who helped shape and provide form to his work, fans of the author will no doubt smile at the absurdity but fantastic nature of it all. Worth your time through and through, On the Road is rated R, because it’s awesome.

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22nd March
2013
written by Adam

Spring break for Faith, herbal
Candy, cheap
Brit, and Cotty (Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, and Rachel Korine) was supposed to be a chance to get away from the stress of rules, school, life, and the norm. But to make their dreams come true, the four beauties will reveal just how ugly they can be– fueling the fire is Alien (James Franco), a rapper/gangster/drug dealer living in Florida. Combined, Alien and the girls will search their souls, find their own truths, and make their own paths in life; but their self-discovery could have severe impacts.spring-breakers-poster By far his most accessible film to date, writer/director Harmony Korine’s love for the seedy, the derelict, and the destitute is evident and omnipresent. Meanwhile, Korine’s juxtaposition of dialogue to visuals is ironic and poignant as ever, making for a sharp, grating message, almost guaranteed to leave you a little queasy all the while poking the idea of spring break in the eye, and probably causing a sty. The acting here is solid, the visuals are interesting, just know that this could be a tough watch for the weak of stomach. Worth your attention in some form, Spring Breakers is rated R, and remember to bring your antibiotics.

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22nd March
2013
written by Adam

911 operator Jordan Turner (Halle Berry) has heard her share of strange calls, advice
but it will take all of her wits to field a call from an abducted girl, order
Casey (Abigail Breslin), who’s trapped in the trunk of a moving car. Worse yet, the heat of the situation gets even hotter when Jordan discovers the abductor is actually a killer she’s spoken to on a past call. Now racing against the clock Jordan will have to pull herself together to save Casey and serve justice to the deserving, but what if she’s already too late? Not exactly the most challenging role Berry has taken on, but not her worst either, the blame on this one sits squarely on the screenplay. Even while Director Brad Anderson makes multiple attempts to rite this listing ship, the massive holes and plot points for shock factor seem destined to drag this one to the deep. Shy of originality or creativity you also might find yourself saying “It puts the lotion on it’s skin,” mocking our villain on several turns. Still, if you’re looking for a mindless thriller, well, this might just fit the bill, just be prepared to yell at the screen in frustration. In reality more of a rental than anything else, The Call is rated R.
Growing up in London, generic
two best friends since birth, and
Ginger and Rosa (Elle Fanning and Alice Englert), more about
challenge their love for each other in light of the cold war and the Cuban Missile crisis; but, it’s the yearning for love from boys, men, and fathers that will contort them both more than anything else. How to maintain a friendship while growing up so fast?gingerrosa Written and directed by Sally Potter, the film moves at a difficult pace, spreading out in many directions but often not staying on one course long enough to add enough meat. Regardless, acting from the ensemble is stout all round, that includes performances from Annette Bening, Christina Hendricks, and Alessandro Nivola. Drama heavy this wont be everyone’s cup of tea, but still earns respect. Maybe a matinee, Ginger & Rosa is rated PG-13.

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