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Schizopolis

Schizopolis is a complete wtflick. I may even put it on the Top 10 List here. For most of the film, you can follow what’s going on. A corporate worker gets promoted and gets to write a speech for a successful writer.

As he struggles with the writing, he finds out that his wife is having an affair.

Steven Soderbergh (A Scanner Darkly, Traffic, Pleasantville, and others to his name) wrote and directed the film, showing his genius and madness at the same time. This is a must-see on the WTF movie list. Don’t pass it up.

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Schizopolis (The Criterion Collection) (DVD)

Starring: Scott Allen (II), Betsy Brantley, Silas Cooper, C.C. Courtney, Ann Dalrymple
Rating: NR (Not Rated)

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I Heart Huckabees

What a crazy movie. I guess the term is existential. The film is about an eco-friendly guy (played by Jason Schwartzman) that meets on three occasions the same guy. He wonders what the meaning of this coincidence is and stumbles upon a company that calls themselves existential detectives.

There’s such a high power cast, I didn’t know what to expect. Jason Schwartzman, Dustin Hoffman, Lily Tomlin, Jude Law, Mark Wahlberg, Naomi Watts, Kevin Dunn. Not a cast you’d think would end up on wtflicks. They pulled it off though. Discussing the big question, what’s life about, who am I, why am I doing this, etc. in a sorta of comedy and half serious way. Entertaining movie, but didn’t really get me thinking, just hit the surface of the thinking aspect, my guess is that’s on purpose. I think they wanted more average movie watchers to watch this one.

All in all, decent movie, if you’re bored with the usual, check this fun loving comedy out.

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I Heart Huckabees (DVD)

Director: David O. Russell
Starring: Jason Schwartzman, Jude Law, Naomi Watts, Mark Wahlberg, Dustin Hoffman
Rating: R (Restricted)

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I Heart Huckabees (Two-Disc Special Edition) (DVD)

Director: David O. Russell
Starring: Jason Schwartzman, Jude Law, Naomi Watts, Mark Wahlberg, Dustin Hoffman
Rating: R (Restricted)

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The Big Empty

I’m not entirely sure what’s going on in this movie. Whatever it is, I surely never got the memo. I feel that there is some underlying message in the film. *shrugs*

Anyway, The Big Empty is about an actor that isn’t having very much luck in the acting business and takes a courier job offer from a neighbor. The job itself is shrouded in secrecy and what not, but he’s getting paid 27 thousand dollars. So he accepts.

He goes to the meeting place and waits. A little comic drama and then the movie gets on with it. I won’t divulge anymore though. You’ll have to watch.

Overall, the movie is decent. It felt like a short movie, probably due to the comedy in it that I enjoyed. If you need a little something to sit back and enjoy with out too much thinking, this’ll do it.

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The Big Empty (DVD)

Director: Steve Anderson
Starring: Jon Favreau, Joey Lauren Adams, Kelsey Grammer, Daryl Hannah, Sean Bean
Rating: R (Restricted)

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Brazil

Brazil is a fun movie. It’s also a Terry Gilliam movie.

It’s set in the future in a society that seems more truth than fiction, kinda like the movie Idiocracy. The movie is about a government worker who tries to fix a wrongful arrest/killing, but ends up being the one the government goes after. With a bit of comedy and seriousness to the liking I hope we never see, it is entertaining.

Movies like these that depict the future and how we might evolve or devlove are pretty inhteresting to watch.Who knows if we’ll end up with no government like Idiocracy or an incompetent, more paperwork than ever and no questions asked government like in this movie.

Overall, the movie is good. It’s become somewhat of a cult hit. If you like other Terry Gilliam movies, no doubt you’ll like this one. Brazil is also in IMDB’s Top 250 movies at number 245. http://www.imdb.com/chart/top?tt0088846

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Brazil (DVD)

Director: Terry Gilliam
Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Michael Palin, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm
Rating: NR (Not Rated)

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