Monthly Archives: August 2012

American Horror Story: Asylum Is Gonna Be Awesome

 

American Horror Story is awesome. It’s also silly, stupid, ridiculous, lurid, cheesy, and a whole slew of adjectives that are popping in my head at random. But I fucking love it.

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Cosmopolis Movie Review

[Cosmopolis
Written & Directed by David Cronenberg
Starring: Robert Pattinson, Paul Giamatti, and Sarah Gordon
MPAA: R – For Some Strong Sexual Content Including Graphic Nudity, Violence, and Language]

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Paranorman Movie Review

[Paranorman
Directed by Chris Butler and Sam Fell
Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, and Casey Affleck
MPAA: PG – For Scary Action and Images, Thematic Elements, Some Rude Humor, and Language]

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Detention Movie Review

[Detention
Written & Directed by Joseph Kahn
Starring: Josh Hutcherson, Shanley Caswell, and Dane Cook
MPAA: R – For Bloody Violence, Crude and Sexual Content, Nudity, Language, Some Teen Drinking and Drug Use]

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Margaret: The Masterpiece Mourned By No One

“Now no matter, child, the name:
Sorrow’s spríngs are the same.
Nor mouth had, no nor mind, expressed
What heart heard of, ghost guessed:
It ís the blight man was born for,
It is Margaret you mourn for.”

~Gerard Manley Hopkins, Spring and Fall: To A Young Child

The following is a review/analysis of the Extended 3-hour cut of Margaret. I still haven’t seen the original theatrical cut, which is half an hour shorter, but upon reading some articles that explain the differences between the two, I concur that the Extended Cut is the definitive version of the film. I’m well aware that writer/director Kenneth Lonergan doesn’t consider it so, since there was a much-longer Director’s Cut that was 3 hours and 30 minutes if I remember correctly. But that was never released. The only versions you, the reader, are able to watch are the Theatrical and the Extended, and in my opinion, the Extended Cut is the definitive version. Just don’t take my word for it 100% because I still haven’t seen the Theatrical cut, but from my understanding, the Extended Cut has more dialogue and more scenes that truly express the psychological turmoil of its main character, so it is the definitive version in my book.

With all of that out of the way, let me tell you why a.) you’ve never heard of Margaret and b.) you need to rectify that.

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