Sunday, July 15, 2012

Microcosmos

Microcosmos:  A great documentary for all ages, this one puts you right down on the ground with some of the most fascinating and everyday insects you could imagine.


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Monday, July 11, 2011

OSS 117


OSS 117: If you like parodies of movies you've never seen, then these are the films for you.  They're like the Black Dynamite of French cold war spy thrillers - definitely more 'what's up tiger lily?' than Austin Powers.  If none of that makes any sense to you, you still might like these movies, if you like funny things and don't mind reading.

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Movies with guys named Ulric

Not much more these movies have in common.. one has subtitles, and one has sword fights.


A Somewhat Gentle Man




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Black Death
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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Babies




Babies we've watched this several times in our household - that's 2 adults and an 8yo and 2yo all enjoying it multiple times. Mostly we've seen it so much cuz our 2yo daughter insists on it - "THEN babies?" - but it's actually pretty funny. Babies do funny things - who knew?! It's also interesting to see the range of adaptability that babies (and humans in general) have across the world. The portions of the film that compare and contrast the daily life of babies in Namibian huts and Tokyo high-rises make you ponder the comforts you've come to take for granted.





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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Call of Cthulhu



The Call of Cthulhu - A faithful adaptation of a literary horror classic made by some skilled fans of H.P. Lovecraft. I think they pulled off the silent movie conceit very well.


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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Toy Story 3





Toy Story 3 - One of the best movie franchises out there, this third entry easily stands alongside its predecessors. Woody and Buzz and the gang are back - best prison break movie ever?!

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Violent Biopics


Carlos the Miniseries - based on "historical and journalistic research" this miniseries explores the career of Carlos the Jackal. Mixing re-enactments of real events with news footage, this movie's a mix of 'Munich' (with an obviously different set of characters to focus on) and Dog Day Afternoon. Lots of backroom dealings laying bare the motivations and motivators in 70s/80s terrorism.

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Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct - I haven't seen this one yet, but Vincent Cassel in a biopic of an infamous French gangster?! You make the call.

















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