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"When was the last time you touched someone?" - Under the Skin (2013)

One of the best films I’ve seen about inner beauty ever.

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              How to Train Your Dragon was the film that made us all laugh, and made us realize that we can indeed still be emotionally unprepared for a children’s film. Granted, Up was the start of that, but How to Train Your Dragon made us realize that we will be emotionally unprepared for beauty and friendship. The second installment of this little franchise, however, gave us a scene that had us all crying uncontrollably. I will not spoil what happens, but be warned that you will need massive amounts of tissues. 

            Dragon 2 opens with the changes of the town, which celebrates dragon’s these days and has dragon racing. Hiccup (Jay Baruhel) may no longer be an outcast, but he still won’t stick to tradition and keeps his father, Stoick (Gerard Butler), worried. He and his tough and fabulous girlfriend, Astrid (America Ferrera), set out to see what is going on outside of their town. That’s when they stumble upon a group of dragon catchers who will stop at (almost) nothing to capture as many dragons as possible. On another note, Hiccup and Toothless come across a Dragon Rider. This Dragon Rider will change Hiccup’s life forever.

               Despite being completely emotionally unprepared for this film, I had a lot of fun and really enjoyed myself. The animation is just as beautiful as it was in the first film. The voice acting here fits outstandingly well with its characters. The storyline does not drag and is filled with fun adventures and heartfelt and sometimes highly sad surprises. I’m happy to say that there is a film this summer that does not undermine children, and will even have adults cheering. See it or be that person whose a drag that doesn’t want to see a film just because it’s a “children’s” film. It’s the best animated film since The LEGO Movie.

Release Date: June 13, 2013

Rated PG: for adventure action and some mild rude humor. 

Directed by: Dean BeBlois

Voices: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Craig Ferguson

Written by: Dean DeBlois

Running Time: 1 hr. 42 mins

5 stars/5

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kieranmasterton:

Fantastic retro poster for Behind the Mask

A horror comedy much better than most horror films from today. It deserves so much more love.

kieranmasterton:

Fantastic retro poster for Behind the Mask

A horror comedy much better than most horror films from today. It deserves so much more love.

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Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

You know what? Fuck beauty contests. Life is one fucking beauty contest after another. School, then college, then work… Fuck that. And fuck the Air Force Academy. If I want to fly, I’ll find a way to fly. You do what you love, and fuck the rest.

This is one of the best and most inspirational films I’ve ever seen. 

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avvfvl:

"Do you still feel suicidal?"
"Well, put it this way, I feel very low in myself. I can’t see much in the future, and I feel that any second something terrible is going to happen to me."
A Clockwork Orange (1971) - directed by Stanley Kubrick. Starring Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee and Michael Bates.

A true piece of cinema. 

avvfvl:

"Do you still feel suicidal?"

"Well, put it this way, I feel very low in myself. I can’t see much in the future, and I feel that any second something terrible is going to happen to me."

A Clockwork Orange (1971) - directed by Stanley Kubrick. Starring Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee and Michael Bates.

A true piece of cinema. 

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Not even going to deny that I love this film. It’s my ultimate guilty pleasure. 

Not even going to deny that I love this film. It’s my ultimate guilty pleasure. 

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riverandthetrees:

"We walked beside the tracks and our feet sent up clouds of black dust at every step." (“The Body” by King, "Stand by me" by Reiner 1986)

riverandthetrees:

"We walked beside the tracks and our feet sent up clouds of black dust at every step."
(“The Body” by King, "Stand by me" by Reiner 1986)

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thegeekyteacher1:

Love this movie

Stand by Me gets me every time.

thegeekyteacher1:

Love this movie

Stand by Me gets me every time.

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                  If there is one film that is on the tip of everyones tongues right now, it’s The Fault in Our Stars. Based on the novel by John Green, Stars follow Hazel Grace Lancaster as she battles cancer. She has an air tube going into her nostrils, and quite frankly she doesn’t give a damn who notices. Enter Augustus Waters, a boy who too is battling cancer, but has recovered quite a lot, and has lost one of his legs in the process. He takes an instant interest in Hazel. Hazel, on the other hand, tends to push anyone who takes an active interest in her life away because she feels she is a “grenade.” Although, she decides to take a chance on Gus and all his curiosity. 

              At first glance, this is just another sappy teen adaptation. When you really look into it, though, it’s truly romantic, has a lot of quirky comedic moments, and indubitably steals your heart. I understand if you have hesitated on seeing this, and if you have also hesitated on reading the novel. Although, as a fan of the novel, I suggest you read it and then go see this new romance classic. Yes, I am calling a teen romance a new classic romance. Why? It speaks to the heart than most adult romances these days have been able to even attempt. Even the one sex scene here is very innocent, but more effective than most sex scenes of this generation. 

              The chemistry between Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort is electric. They both become stars here in their own right, and tear our hearts until there’s only strings. Their relationship feels real in all of its innocence. You end up feeling what they feel, and its the best feeling in the world. Laura Dern gives a heartfelt performance as Hazel’s mother. She gives it her all, and it’s truly magnificent. Willem Dafoe gives an excellent performance as Hazel’s favorite author, Van Houten. He isn’t given much to do (then again his character isn’t in the novel that much either), but he does exceptionally well with his material. Sam Trammell does well as the father. Like Dafoe, he isn’t give much to do, but he still does well with what he’s given. 

             This is definitely a heartfelt ride mixed with tears of joy and sorrow. You watch two people become stars, and you cry along the way in the best of ways. Don’t hesitate watching this, even if you’re not interested in sappy films. It’s a film that shows us what it is like to have loved and lost, and boy is it effective. 

Release Date: June 6, 2014

Rated PG-13: for thematic elements, some sexuality and brief strong language. 

Directed by: Josh Boone

Starring: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Laura Dern, Sam Trammel, Willem Dafoe

Written by: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber

Running Time: 2 hrs. 5 mins. 

4 1/2 stars/5

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