This is so perfect and on point in every way. Brilliant.

I had a really hard time trying write my review for Inception, because frankly, I had never seen anything like it. Yes Inception has been compared to The Matrix, but that comparison is grossly unfair. Writing this review provided a challenge for me until I thought about one of the things that was said in the film itself, which was essentially, in order to plant in idea in someone else’s head, the idea has to be boiled down to it’s simplest form. That’s basically what I do when I write my reviews, I give you an idea of whether or not a movie is good and if you should see it or not. So I’m going to boil down this review into three simple points. The first, What is Inception? The ad campaign for this film has been really hush hush at what Inception is really about, only giving hints to the idea of the movie, without giving too much away. I am going to do the same here, I don’t want to ruin the movie for you, but I will give you an idea of what goes on in Inception. Directed by Christopher Nolan who gave us Memento, The Prestige, and The Dark Knight, which were all incredible films, Inception is of another brainchild from this mans brilliant mind. Inception introduces audiences to the concept of shared dreaming, and through shared dreaming the person aware of the dream can move around a persons mind to obtain certain information. That’s about the most I can tell you without giving away too much, and don’t worry, what I’ve just told we learn within the first ten minutes of the film. Leonardo DiCaprio plays the guy who gets hired to get this information. When he is proposed with a new challenge, something that supposedly can’t be done during shared dreaming, he as to put together a team that he believes can handle the job, and come up with a plan to execute it. The second, why I liked Inception. Well where do I began? The one thing that really stood out about Inception, besides the seriously trippy storyline, was how most of the mind blowing special effects are in camera, a lot of the things you see in the film aren’t just some after effects thrown in during post production, but the things that you are seeing onscreen, mind blowing as they may be, are mostly shot on set, even one incredible sequence in a spinning hotel that has to be seen to be believed. Another thing I liked about this film is that it dared to be different, it challenged us as an audience to keep up with its complex story and doesn’t spoon feed us assuming that modern audiences are stupid. The elegance in which the story is told, and these new ideas are introduced are almost Hitchcockian. Now lets talk about the performances, I’m not sure if this was intentional, but the performances in this film are reminiscent of old Hollywood, almost as if Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart, and Grace Kelly could have been in this film. It may be another reason why this film is so good because I just compared Chris Nolan to Hitchcock and the cast to the stars of the 40′s and 50′s it just occurred to me that Inception is an old Hollywood style film with modern day visuals and the result is a mind bending journey. The third and final point, why you should see Inception. If you, like me have been starving for true originality in modern day Hollywood, and not just original on the surface like Avatar. When after you see a movie trailer you find yourself saying they’ve run out of ideas in Hollywood, then you need to see Inception. It is a film unlike anything that you have ever seen and will take your mind on an exhilarating journey that by the end of it makes you feel like you just witnessed an important landmark in film making history. You need to see Inception really just because there may not be a better movie than this in a really really long time. Movies like Inception, that are so good it raises your bar of what a good film should be, only comes around like once every fifteen years, and it is the one film, as a film buff, that I have been waiting to see my entire life.

5 out of 5

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Yes, it’s another mashup of the horrible yet fun Ke$ha song that has became an internet joke since The Simpsons did a parody of it, but this by far the best one yet. Back To The Future is endlessly entertaining, even when mashed-up with Ke$ha.

Twilight For Guys

Posted: July 6, 2010 in random stuff
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OMG when Bella did that thing and there was hot chicks everywhere, it was like the BEST THING EVER!!! Twilight is the most awesome movie EVER MADE!!!1!

Before I get into my review for Eclipse I have to express how much I hate the Twilight saga. I thought Twilight and New Moon were the two worst films to be released in a decade. They are so badly written, directed, acted, and just so mind numbingly boring that if I had a time machine I would use it to murder Thomas Edison before he invented moving pictures just so these films would never have been made. Ok, so, having said that, I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I actually enjoyed Eclipse and found it very entertaining. I guess third times a charm is really a true thing. All of the credit goes to director David Slade who directed the intense thriller Hard Candy and the epic vampire film 30 Days of Night. What Slade does is bring a fast pace that was seriously missing from the first two in the series, and for a film that clocks in at around two and a half hours, pace is very important to keep my interest. The moment that pulled my into the film was the first action sequence. It was here that I realized the action scenes in this film were actually going to last longer then two seconds. Action in the previous films were nonexistent, they were basically over before they even started and left it up to your imagination to fill in what happens. Maybe that’s fine for a book, but for movies it’s a major flaw. Slade realized this and changed that. Now I know you’re thinking that if the first two had action than that would have made me like them, and that’s not the case at all, that was simply just the moment that pulled me into this film. The reason I hated the first two was because it seemed to me that no one on the set of the films were even interested in the lines they were speaking. There was this sense of  “getting through the shoot” that made me think well “If these people don’t even care about the movie that they are in, then why should I?” That is also a big difference here, somehow Slade pulled performances from his cast that pulled in even the hardest heart in the audience, being mines. All of sudden I cared about these characters and the events surrounding them, as I started to notice this, I tried to tell myself that it’s a Twilight movie and I shouldn’t be enjoying this, but you brain can’t fight a well-directed, fast paced, well written, well acted, and all around entertaining film. It got to the point were I was asking my girlfriend questions to fill me in on some things I didn’t understand, because even though I had seen the first two films they were so boring I don’t remember them. It wasn’t long before I was completely engrossed by the whole Bella, Edward, Jacob love triangle, and by the end of it I was more than pleasantly surprised at the enjoyable experience I had just had. Eclipse is an epic sweeping tale of love, passion, danger, and intrigue that is not only the best in the series, but maybe one of the best films of the year so far. WHAT?! Yup, I just said that, and let me tell you why. Before I even went into the theater I had already written the most hateful, scathing, “this movie sucks” review in my head, and if a movie can pull me out of that state of mind, that’s a good movie. Team Edward.

4 out of 5

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It’s obvious the weapons in this video aren’t real, but why this is so good is because it is an after effects masterpiece.

I love quirky independent films. Juno, 500 Days of Summer, Visioneers are all great movies with a quirky sensibility. Away We Go starring John Krasinski from The Office and former SNL cast member Maya Rudolph falls right into that category. It’s about a couple who after discovering that they’re pregnant take a look at their lives and realize they don’t want to raise a child where they live, which by the way is a trailer home in Indiana. So they embark on a journey, wait I made that sound to epic, they travel around the country to places where they know that old friends and family members that they haven’t seen in a long time live. As they travel around the country they not only learn things about themselves and how perfect they are for each other, they also soon find out that living in a city with old friends is a bad idea. Every city they travel to ends up having a weirder outcome than the last. Away We Go hits every target it aims for, there are moments of laughter that come out of nowhere, and those are my favorite kind of laughs, the ones that really catch you off guard. Most of the film I wasn’t even waiting for a punchline, it was just something happened or someone said a line that just caused me to unexpectedly burst into laughter. The film was very good at this, setting up a joke maybe one or two scenes ahead, so when we’re hit with the punchline we never even see it coming. As funny as Away We Go was, it was also very touching, there were pure character moments in this film that didn’t force you to feel what the characters were feeling, but was so honest and natural that you couldn’t help finding yourself closer to these characters as if they were real people. The credit to that goes to the performances by Krasinski and Rudolph who are so good in this film it’s almost like they not even acting, they are just brilliant. Away We Go is a very subtle, touching, and funny film that is sure to please any fan of indie films, or anyone who just loves a story that doesn’t sensationalize interpersonal relationships, but portrays them in such a realistic manner that you will see yourself in these characters.

4 out of 5

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