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Recoil & In The Sun

Both of these movies deal with the theme of people fighting back against meth gangs who have taken over a locality.

If you like action movies like The Punisher then you'll want to own a copy of Recoil. A Texas cops goes nuts on a rural motorcycle gang. All the violence you can handle. Some nice scenery of a mountain town in the Cascade Range of Washington.

If you lean more to the humorous then In The Sun with Danny Devito is the one for you. This movie was filmed in what looks like either the high desert out by Palmdale or some where near the Salton Sea in an all to real mythical bust town of Trona.

With the recent release of these two movies, it would seem that Hollywood is trying to make a statement here. I guess my local area missed these kind of buzzards and i do feel sorry for rednecks fiending on ice making otherwise nice people suffer. It's all too much...

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Hunger Games

This was only a "good" movie. I liked the theme. Corporate rule over the planet after an uprising decides there needs to be a "lottery" pageant where young people kill each other till one is left. It looks like they filmed the capitol scenes in Victoria, British Columbia. The Capitol people are a trip with their clothes and hair-dos and their attitudes about the peasants in the outlying districts.

The corporate hype around the Hunger Games is ridiculous. If you buy something with a "Hunger Games" logo then you are definitely one of the peasants from the outlying districts.

I fell asleep for part of this movie. Definitely a "meehhh to good" rating.

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Le Fantôme de la liberté

Luis Buñuel.

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The Interrupters

one of the most heartwarming documentary films i've seen.
incredibly inspiring.
proof, if proof were needed, that the human race is capable of compassion, selflessness, love, empathy and determination.

your support, however small, can be given here - http://ceasefirechicago.org/

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Jan Švankmajer

tma, světlo, tma.

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Nostalghia

Andrei Tarkovsky.

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The Way

Don't walk, RUN to rent or buy this movie. It could change your life, if you are so inclined.

It is about pilgrimage in Spain & France, the ancient trail the Christians have trod for over a thousand years. Miracles can happen there and it is the place where St. James is said to have died.

This fictional movie is about a doctor whose son has just died on the trail. The father has to go ID and collect the remains. He decides to walk the the entire 800km with the ashes of his son. He meets up with three people and they form a bond. A gypsies steals his pack with his son's remains and the father of the thief makes him return them, and also gives him advice on where to place the remains of the ashes.

Very well made movie with some good tunes. Really folks, this one is 2 thumbs up all the way. Long too, like 2:15!

I'm not a Christian but I will do this pilgrimage. If you have something in your life you want to change this is a way to do it. You could be agnostic or of another faith or have no faith in anything. It doesn't matter. It's all about the concept.

And if you don't have anything to change in your life? Well, I wish I was that lucky.

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The Guard

A movie from the Sundance Channel about an Irish cop named Sgt. Boyle. The opening scene is really good with a bunch of kids partying in a car going down a country road passing around a bottle of whisky. They roar pass Sgt. Boyle's police car and he just rolls his eyes after he hears a screech and a crash. he slowly pulls up to the accident scene and gets out. He check for any survivors and, finding none, he searches one of the bodies and comes up with a plastic full of blotter acid with a happy face design. "Oh dear, your mother won't wanting to be seeing this now." he says as he throws the shett away after tearing off of the squares and popping it into his mouth. He turns away from the accident scene and looks toward the coast and says: "Ahhh, it's going to be a beautiful day!"

The rest of the movie doesn't quite live up to the opening scene but it does have it's moments! Worth a watch if you can't find anything else in that Box outside the grocery store.

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The Ides Of March

Very good political thriller about the US presidential politics and the dirty pool machinations of the candidates and their handlers. This is a must see for anybody interested in just how policy can be made and who stays at the top of the heap despite many charges up the hill.

Is the ending realistic? You be the judge!

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Bigger Than A Drive-In Movie, Ooo-whee!