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Starring Tom Hanks, and directed by Steven Spielberg, The Terminal is my favorite movie of 2004, and should be a must watch in your Netflix queue.
Set in Norway, primarily taking place in the remote forest and mountains of the country, the movie is shot by a team of college students following a man whose job it is to kill trolls. From deep wood lands to deserted mines to the camping trailer the hunter lives in, the varied locations of the film are fantastically chosen and manipulated to give the appearance o
Visioneers (directed by Jared Drake) is set in a dismal, not-too-distant future wherein George Washington Winsterhammerman (Galifianankis), is a low-level employee of the Jeffers Corporation, a massive conglomerate that runs the United States with its iron fist and ethos of mindless productivity.
If there’s a movie I could try to oversell, it would be Terry Gilliam’s 1995 Twelve Monkeys. A psychological/suspense thriller, Twelve Monkeys is film making at its best.
No other quote in the latest season of Doctor Who fully encapsulates the personality of the latest actor to portray the titular character.
Few science fiction horror films capture the pure essence of paranoia quite like the ones that make a valiant effort to tell the body snatching story first written by Jack Finney.
While Don Siegel’s 1956 version of Finney’s novel The Body Snatchers is quite possibly the best film to tell the story of an alien race that goes about its world domination without metal spaceships and with flowers, Philip Kaufman’s 1978 update holds a much more special place in my heart for a number of reasons.
Michael Stuhlbarg. Many of us didn’t know that name before he appeared on Boardwalk Empire. Before he played Arnold Rothstein on the HBO series, who famously rigged the 1919 world series while betting on the Chicago White Sox, now dubbed the ‘Black Sox’, he had only landed minor roles.
The fourth season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia featured an episode in which Rob McElhenney unveils Project Badass, a series of ill-fated stunts such as driving dirtbikes sloppily into propped up mattresses and falling off roofs onto mattresses (they play a major role). Despite his evident misfires, he is stoked on how “bad-ass” it makes him look. Had this self-confidence been absent, the gag would have fallen flat.
BBC Three’s Pulling, brought viewers the complexities of ending a long term relationship and beginning a new single life. It combines edgy laughs and smart writing during the course of its two six-episode seasons and hour-long special. The show focuses on 30-year-old Donna, an incredibly selfish and impossibly likable character who naively stumbles through love. She’s very easy to root for.
Vincent Cassel furthered his notoriety among North American audiences in 2010 with his incredible performance in the Oscar-nominated Black Swan. While his exploding performance wasn’t nominated for an award itself, it could have been.