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True Romance

I vividly remember being 13 years old, begging and pleading with my father to take me and my friend Brian to see Pulp Fiction in the theatres.  I can safely say I never was able to watch a movie the same way again without looking for something-maybe I’ll call it “magic”-but it forever changed my […]

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The Underneath (1995)

Directed by Steven Soderbergh, The Underneath is a mid-90’s noir tale about Michael (Peter Gallagher) who is a recovering gambling addict returning to his hometown to patch up many of his severed ties and re-establish himself.   The movie consists of three different timelines which merge together at the ideal time, revealing the true nature of […]

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The Crow (1994)

  My memory escapes me… it seems like I saw The Crow sometime around 95/96, but I just can’t be sure.  Annnyway, I recently saw this was available on Netflix and gave it a spin.  Of course, anyone between the age of 13 and 30 during the grunge glory days of 1994 will remember the […]

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Directed by Steve McQueen, Shame is the stunning and stone cold portrait of Brandon (Michael Fassbender), a Manhattan sex addict who lives a solitary life supported by a high rolling corporate job.  Paying prostitutes, having sex with strangers and crippling his office computer by viewing pornography – it is clearly obvious that he never can […]

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Dreamscape (1984)

(editor’s note-I’m not doing a 100 films project this year, just reviewing films as I see fit… enjoy!) Dennis Quaid stars in Dreamscape as Alex, a young psychic who spends his days using his powers to win money gambling on horses and hustling others on unfair bets.  Gaining a reputation for his extraordinary talents, he is […]

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100. The Pianist

Ahh… 100 films… I’m done!!  I will have a little blog next week reflecting on the entire project – but I am very glad to conclude it with The Pianist, a film that I’ve wanted to see for years but for whatever reason never got around to it.  Ever since Adrien Brody won an Oscar for Best […]

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98. Friends with Benefits / 99. Trespass

It’s been a long, long time since I’ve seen a new “half-way good” romantic comedy.  On the surface, Friends with Benefits looks like possibly dangerous material to the brain – but I took a chance. A hotshot L.A. blogger (Justin Timberlake) is being recruited by a sassy corporate headhunter (Mila Kunis) to be the editor […]

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97. A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon

As a child I spent many a nights roaming around Turtle’s Record Shop while my dad searched for obscure 45 records for his jukebox.  I vividly remember the poster for A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon.  Something stuck out to me and drew me in.  Perhaps it was the mysterious eyes of River […]

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96. The People Under the Stairs

Directed by Wes Craven, The People Under the Stairs is an early 90’s gore fest, highlighted by the maniacal performances of Wendy Robie and Everett McGill (yes, Ed and Nadine from Twin Peaks united again!) as the twisted villains. Growing up in the slums of Los Angeles, a young boy nick named “Fool” (Brandon Adams) […]

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95. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Last month I had attempted to read Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo to prepare myself for this film, which judging by the trailer looked like one hell of a ride.  After my wife informed me that the story stretched over 3 books, I felt a little overwhelmed and aborted the mission 100 pages […]

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