Monthly Archives: October 2013

‘Mr. Nobody’ Movie Review

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New Movie Mezzanine review! This time on Jaco Van Dormael’s ambitiously muddled sci-fi film about the infinite possibilities of ever decision. You’d think that would sound like a great, interesting sci-fi film, but you’d be dead wrong. Click here to read the full review.

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CinEffect Podcast: SPOOKTACULAR HORRORTHON

It’s Halloween! And nothing says Halloween like good scary movies! We go through a nice, well-rounded list of horror films. One that’s very gory, another that’s subtle and disturbing, and another that’s just completely, utterly batshit. Be afraid. BE VEEEWWWY AFWAAAAIIIID.

To listen to this week’s episode, click here.

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EPISODE TIMELINE
(0:00) Maniac OST (by ROB)
(0:17) Intro to the Spooktacular Horrorthon

SPOOKTACULAR HORRORTHON FILMS
(6:22) Maniac
(20:56) Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
(39:12) House (Hausu)

(1:18:43) Outro/Links
(1:20:17) House Main Theme

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‘Blue is the Warmest Color’ Movie Review

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My latest Movie Mezzanine review is of this year’s controversial Palme d’Or winner, the lesbian drama Blue is the Warmest Color, which is as good as you’ve heard, though it could’ve been just a little better? Regardless, this is an incredibly engrossing drama that keeps hold of your attention for the entire 3 hour and 7 minute runtime. Click here to read my full review.

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The Ridley Scott Retrospective

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The entire Movie Mezzanine team takes a gander at the entire filmography of one of our most prolific filmmakers, Ridley Scott. I contributed a few entries in the retrospective, as did many other talented writers. Click here to read the entire retrospective.

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CinEffect Podcast Episode 18

JAM-PACKED episode this week! In which Alex and I discuss the latest release of Captain Phillips, the now-on-VOD Escape From Tomorrow, Telltale Games’ Walking Dead follow-up The Wolf Among Us, the latest Pokemon, the season premieres of Brooklyn Nine-Nine & American Horror Story: Coven, and also KINGDOM HEARTS. Just… KINGDOM HEARTS, you guys.

To listen to this week’s episode, click here.

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EPISODE TIMELINE

(0:00) The Wolf Among Us Main Theme
(0:11) Intro Discussion

GAMES
(6:24) Rune Factory 4
(10:56) The Stanley Parable Demo
(16:49) Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD + General Kingdom Hearts Discussion
(31:23) Pokemon X & Y
(39:11) The Wolf Among Us

TV
(56:50) Brooklyn Nine-Nine
(1:01:53) American Horror Story: Coven

MOVIES
(1:12:01) Escape From Tomorrow
(1:38:54) Captain Phillips

(1:58:00) What’s Next Week?
(2:08:33) Marvel Casting News & Rumors
(2:11:49) Links

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History of Film: Top 10 Movies from the 1970s

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That History of Film thing is still going on at Movie Mezzanine! And as always, I contributed with my Top 10 of the decade. This time, we delved into the 70s, which many argue to be the best decade for film, and it was certainly tough to pick from a whole slew of incredible movies. Click here to read my Top 10, and many others from various great critics from around the internet.

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CinEffect Podcast Episode 17 (GUEST: Dan Schindel)

Fellow Movie Mezzanine writer Dan Schindel joins Alex and I on this week’s podcast, as we discuss Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, the potential of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, Upcoming releases, the end of Grand Theft Auto V, and other shenanigans.

To listen to this week’s episode, click here.

You can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes and a traditional RSS feed, as well.

EPISODE TIMELINE

(0:00) Gravity OST by Steven Price
(0:56) Introduction & Special Guest Dan Schindel

GAMES
(4:26) Grand Theft Auto V

TV
(10:50) Orphan Black
(14:49) Masters of Sex
(16:52) Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

MOVIES
(24:27) Enough Said
(30:38) Gravity

(52:44) Outro/Links
(54:06) What’s Coming Next Week
(1:05:40) Gravity OST

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