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Beyond Fest '16: The Bad Batch


Even though i had to work on Oscar night once again! I managed to get a glimpse of it right before Daniel Day-Lewis won for Best Actor. I was squealing, jumping, and hypnotized by the television. All the customers thought i was pretty much crazy until i told them that this was my version of the Super Bowl or the World Series. No one seemed to understand but i was ecstatic and full of ecstasy. (Click here for the winners of the Oscar's 2008)

And a friend had told me that there was a skit on SNL about There Will Be Blood, so check it out.

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Bill Hader's portrayal of Daniel Plainview is astonishing and hilarious. It amazes me how he managed to sound EXACTLY like him. And Amy Poehler as H.W. is hysterical.
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Then you should watch this movie. It's called Funny Games. Even the title exudes sadism. German director, Michael Haneke is remaking his 1997 film by the same name but with American actors. Its needless to say anymore. Just watch the trailer and see for yourself...


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Some may say that its a rip off of A Clockwork Orange. But honestly, Funny Games can never be like A Clockwork
Orange. I truly feel like this movie is solely concentrated on the pleasures of torture without redemption or remorse
unlike Stanley Kubrick's classic. And for those of you, who have a strong stomach, watch this movie because it looks
like it can be the blueprint of many more sadistic movies to come...
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Once is like nothing you've ever seen before. It is a contemporary musical, written and directed by John Carney. It is about two struggling musicians in Dublin, who meet one day and collaborate with each other and within a week, record a demo. What is fascinating about this little indie film is that it seems like a documentary and we are taken on a trip with these two lost souls, who have their own problems much like everyone else. And its relatable in that they deal with universial issues such as money and relationships. Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova--who wrote and sung all their songs--give chilling performances as their song "Falling Slowly" are nominated for an Oscar and 2 Grammy awards. So, buy the dvd or rent it and watch what the buzz is all about. And if you're not convinced enough, here are video clips from Once set to the multi nominated song...

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-Forgetting Sarah Marshall (April 18)

Producer Judd Apatow never lets me down. And once again he is bringing a new comedy about love in a new perspective: in the guy's point of view. It is known that females are the emotional ones in relationships but i think that guys are much worse than girls in some cases as shown in this comedy starring Jason Segal, Kristen Bell, Paul Rudd, Bill Hader, and Jonah Hill (oh yeah, i forgot to mention, Mila Kunis)! If you got the cast of Knocked Up and Superbad and Jason Segal just thrown in there and you'll get this movie. Considering how Segal is the writer and actor of this movie, i think its safe to say that he has experienced embarrassing break ups such as the this one displayed in the movie.  And I dont think I've seen Jason Segal since his awkward stage in Freaks and Geeks. ( I just cant get that scene outta my head when he takes his gf down to his basement. If you know what i mean...) For a second he reminded me of Judge Reinhold.  God, they look alike.. 

And normally, i wouldnt like this kind of comedy cause most comedy seems to be very slapstick but there is something undeniably real and funny about Apatow produced films (Superbad, Knocked Up) and that's why i'll always be an avid fan.




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and its weird to think that Kristen Bell is suppose to be hot in this movie. Sometimes i feel like Jonah Hill isnt even acting. He's just so good at being the obnoxious teenager even though hes really 27. This movie looks like its going to be fun. I will let you know if Apatow ever lets me down...till then, i will enjoy Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Pineapple Express (Aug 8).
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I have seen all of Wes Anderson's film but Bottle Rocket, till now. This Anderson debut film is one of the most realistic and funniest one out of all his movies (Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Darjeeling Limited). Not only is it Luke and Owen Wilson's first time acting together, but it shows the relatable situations people go through in life. The Wilson's characters are two friends who are directionless in life. And like most people, they resort to ridiculous plans to take the easy road out (ie: robbing bookstores and their own homes). Its a new and refreshing first movie for Anderson. And James Caan stars in it as the role of Mr. Henry, the gang leader. And really, it doesn't get better than that. 
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