Weekend Picks

Loved or Hated Edition

I finally answered the call of The Ghostbusters  this week, and as a lover of film and somewhat cynic of the summer blockbuster machine that usually include the obligatory reboot of a “sure thing” from Hollywood’s top grossing past, I have to say that I really liked this film. This doesn’t surprise me one bit, however, as I’m immune to the type of straight up negative trolling such as the prerelease bile that was spewed all over social media, which plagued this film from day one.

Anyway, I just wanted to say that is a fun and entertaining flick, and though there is no point in comparing it to the original simply because there is no point in really comparing anything, I must say that this version has fewer plot holes, and a little more believable Ghostbuster story building. Plus it is fun for the whole family, well kind of… there were those little ones a row behind us making a pact with mom to “cover my eyes…”

Here’s to a few very divisive films from cinema’s past, enjoy:

~g

Synecdoche, New York

Feeling his life is going nowhere, theatrical director Caden Cotard starts a new play taking place in a mock-up of New York City in a Manhattan warehouse, and as he becomes more deeply immersed in his masterpiece, reality and the world of the play become blurred.

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Eyes Wide Shut

Bill Hartford admits to his wife he doesn’t think that she is capable of an affair. After hearing this she responds by recalling an imaginative tryst with a Naval officer.

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Under the Skin

An alien in the form of a voluptuous young woman combs the streets of Scotland in search of men. She lures a succession of lost souls into her otherworldly lair, where they are seduced, stripped of their humanity, and never heard from again.

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The Lobster

In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obligated to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.

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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Robert Ford joins Jesse James’ gang, only to become resentful of the legendary outlaw and hatch a plan to kill the fastest gun in the West.

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…Oh and don’t forget almost everything by Terrence Malik.

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