The Marc Pease Experience

So my “blog every movie” experiment has so far encouraged me to…not watch movies.  But!  Last night I finally did.  I ventured to the “far” redbox at the Jons (with a J), which has a much better selection than the “near” redbox at Vons (with a V) because the clientele at Jons has tastes that [...]

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If you haven’t seen Avatar, there are a lot of reasons that you should.  It’s technically and visually spectacular.  It’s made a billion dollars (not like, “Haha — it made like a billion dollars!” but actually, literally, a billion dollars).  So that means it probably is some kind of cultural touchstone now so that if [...]

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The Burning Plain

When I was in high school I remember trying to go see Amores Perros (written by Guillermo Arriaga) at the cheap theatre near my school with two of my girl friends.  But after the very opening scene that involved bleeding dogs, we had to leave and we ended up seeing Blow instead.  It’s not a [...]

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I liked Jesse Eisenberg when I first saw him in Roger Dodger all those years ago — his pent up sexual energy oozing out among cougar sexpots Jennifer Beals and Elizabeth Berkeley.  I loved him in The Squid and the Whale – his arrogance hiding his pain and confusion, and still more pent up sexual energy.  [...]

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Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Michael Cera plays a lovably baffled and recently heartbroken indie rock aficionado who, along with band of merry very gay boys meets Kat Dennings while on an unsupervised jaunt to Manhattan to track down their favorite band, “Where’s Fluffy?” They fall in love while trying to find her drunk friend (a charming and adorable  Ari Graynor) [...]

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FilmFemme’s 2009 Oscar Picks (now with winners!)

I know you’re having an Oscar party, so don’t forget your printable pdf ballot. It’s funny, last year I probably saw more movies at the theatre than in any other year of my life.  For only the second time in my life (the first time being last year), I’ve see all of the Best Picture [...]

He’s Just Not That Into You

Firstly, can we please put the kibosh on the “America is Just That Into” and “We’re Just That Into” and “Harvey Weinstein’s Just Not That Into” headlines?  Please?  Pretty please?  I went to see He’s Just Not That Into You over the weekend.  It was pretty much against my will.  And it pretty much made me [...]

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

I finally saw The Curious Case of Benjamin Button this weekend.  Oh boy, did I see it.  For 3 hours I saw it and saw it.  Longer if you count the 9 or 10 times I’ve seen Forrest Gump. The fact that this movie was nominated for 11 Academy Awards makes me seriously question whether [...]

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2008 Women’s Film Critics Circle Awards

So, I was recently let in on a little secret.  There is something called the “Women’s Film Critics Circle.”  And like any good Film Critics Circle, they have annual awards that are handed out in December.  But this caucus of women who write about film (not the only group like this, mind you) has some [...]

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Appaloosa, a stylish Western starring the intimidating and rugged Ed Harris, the sexy and suave Viggo Mortensen (yes, why, feel free to take advantage of me on a staircase, that would be just fine, actually…) and the inexplicably employed Renee Zellweger (I’ll be damned if I’m going to search out the e with an accent mark for her) is only playing in [...]

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