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Mr. Nobody

Think Memento meets time travel. Jared Let stars as a man who, I think, travels in time finding out what his choices in life bring him to. Quite an interesting film, but it seemed like it dragged on. Not enough action for me.



Mr. Nobody (DVD)

Director: Jaco Van Dormael
Starring: Jared Leto, Sarah Polley, Diane Kruger
Rating: Unrated (Not Rated)

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The I Inside

Ryan Phillippe stars in this mind twisting movie, along with Piper Perabo and Sarah Polley. Thinking about it, it’s almost like The Butterfly Effect, but not. Anyway, it’s about a guy (Phillippe) who wakes up in a hospital with amnesia and can’t remember the last two years of his life or how he got there.

As his memory comes back he finds himself traveling in time between two points in time where he attempts to try and change what cannot be changed.

Overall, it was a good movie as long as you like mindfuck movies (if you didn’t why are you here?). If you liked the idea of The Butterfly Effect I think you’d like this, at least I enjoyed it. Easy enough to watch and not require a lot of brain cells, but maybe just a bit too much for the general audience.

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The I Inside (DVD)

Starring: Ryan Phillippe, Sarah Polley, Piper Perabo, Stephen Rea
Rating: R (Restricted)

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Dead Man

I hadn’t heard of this Johnny Depp movie, but I’m a huge Depp fan, so I gave it a shot.

The movie is about an accountant from Cleveland heading out west because he was promised a job. Well, it took him two months to get there and the job was already filled. Distressed from having used all his money to travel and get that job, he goes to the saloon and buys a drink. Eventually meets a lady and goes to her place. Now to make a long story short, he kills the woman’s ex-boyfriend and is on the run from the law where he meets an Indian.

The movie might be a little slow, but it’s a typical Jim Jarmusch movie. Which is good, because I love his movies (Coffee and Cigarettes, Ghost Dog, Broken Flowers, etc). Filmed in black and white gave it the old western style look.

It’s a very good movie if you like Depp (there’s some other big names in it as well Gary Farmer, John Hurt, Billy Bob Thornton to name a few). It almost reminded me of a Tarantino movie a bit. I’d recommend this movie if you like either Jarmusch or Tarantino’s works.

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Dead Man (DVD)

Starring: Johnny Depp, Gabriel Bryne, Robert Michum, Crispin Glover
Rating: R (Restricted)

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Russian Ark

Russian Ark is a very interesting film. What drew me to it was the tag line of:  2000 cast members, 3 orchestras, 33 rooms, 300 years, ALL IN ONE TAKE

How can you not want to watch that? I guess it was actually two takes, the first got screwed up so they started over. It happens.

The movie is about a guy wandering the State Hermitage Museum in Russia, but he is unseen by other people. He meets another guy who isn’t Russian but somehow understands the language and can speak it. They wander through the museum and see various people from Russian history. There’s definitely a lot of WTF things about it. A lot of questions left unanswered or up to you.

The film is pretty damn neat. I am a fan of director Aleksandr Sokurov’s other movies as well, like Mother and Son and The Sun . The movie is pretty good, it’s engaging. I like history stuff in general so I am probably biased. For some people I can see how it might be boring. Also, it’s in Russian, so you’ll need some subs.

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Russian Ark: Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)

Director: Alexander Sokurov
Starring: Sergey Dreyden, Mariya Kuznetsova
Rating: Unrated (Not Rated)

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