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The Spectacular Now

I watched this film from a conversation I had with a friend (below) regarding 500 Days of Summer, Ruby Sparks, Perks of Being a Wallflower, and The Spectacular Now, and how all four reflect different levels of storytelling. At the time of that conversation I had not seen The Spectacular Now, and to be completely honest I hadn’t really heard anything of it. I googled the film only to see that Shailene Woodley was starring in it – this meant one thing: I had to see it. @markbattistella THE SPECTACULAR NOW might be your cup of tea then (I liked...

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SYNC: Episode Seven

I’m not particularly a fan of this episode. It seems all too stilted, underdeveloped, and somewhat not in “sync” (yeah sorry about that) with the other episodes. The singularity has spread – we get that – and the rogue virus agent Charlie shells are roaming, assumably terrorising or controlling the mainland while people scavenge for safety. But something is off putting, making the episode distant from the others, and appearing like a “filler” while the story is being finished. The first quarter of the episode we are with Charlie (played by Tanner Thomason) and Yoshi (played by Krista Marie Yu)...

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Sometimes memories fade away from us, and we try to bring them up again and again, only not to get the effect we were looking for. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, is unfortunately one of those films. Based on the novel by Jonathon Foer, we follow Oskar Schell (Thomas Horn) on his journey to discover the mystery that his father had “left for him”. So I emphasise the “left for him” because this film goes on for ages how it was left for him, and then it turns out it wasn’t. Now it’s not that films (or the book) couldn’t...

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Jack and Jill

I want to like Adam Sandler, I really do. All he wants is to make us laugh and that’s a noble ambition. Underneath his struggle with angry neurosis and unrestrained rage that he tends to purport as the burden of the ‘everyman’, Sandler is really a pussy cat. Every Happy Madison production forcefully illustrates this myth. Sandler is good guy at heart and if he becomes violently enraged at someone it’s usually because they deserve it and if they don’t he really doesn’t mean to be like that anyway. The truth is that, like a naughty school kid, Sandler only...

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