Friday, June 24, 2011

CinEffect Episode #5: Super 8, L.A. Noire, I Saw The Devil, Metro 2033, and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Welcome to the Cineffect Podcast. In this podcast of constant douchebaggery, me (Chris), Alex, and Brady talk about film, games, and everything in between.

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I Saw The Devil Movie Review

[I Saw The Devil
Directed by Kim Ji-Woon
Starring: Choi Min-Sik, and Byung Hun-Lee
MPAA: Unrated - Contains graphic violence, nudity, sexuality, and language]

Midnight In Paris Movie Review

[Midnight In Paris
Directed by Woody Allen
Starring: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, and Marion Cotillard
MPAA: PG-13 - For some sexual references and smoking]

Friday, June 17, 2011

Super 8 Movie Review

[Sorry there hasn't been a review for a while, but I've been busy with stuff like vacations, visiting Washington D.C., oh yeah, and I had a birthday last Wednesday. But fear not, I have seen a movie and it is ready for reviewing, so...better late than never. Enjoy.]


[Super 8
Directed by JJ Abrams
Starring: Kyle Chandler, Joel Courtney and Elle Fanning
MPAA: PG-13 - For intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language, and some drug use]

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Tree of Life Movie Review

[The Tree of Life
Directed by Terrence Malick
Starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, and introducing Hunter McCracken
MPAA: PG-13: For some thematic material]

Is it possible to review a movie that is, for all intents and purposes, indescribable? Can I properly describe a film in a way that doesn't confine it from the multiple interpretations of its meaning? A film like this, and especially this film in particular, can mean completely different things for completely different kinds of people. Is it a simple family drama? An existentialist journey? A subconscious meditation of memory, both of one's life and the life of the universe? A metaphysical odyssey? A philosophical allegory?

It is all these things and more, which brought me to this encompassing conclusion: The Tree of Life is about everything. About life, nostalgia, love, loss, hatred, anger, nature, grace, forgiveness, redemption, and everything else mentioned in the above paragraph. The Tree of Life is simply a film about all life and everything around it.