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Inland Empire

I had no idea what was going on in this one. True David Lynch style. The basic premise is that these people are making a movie. They didn’t know it had been tried to be made before and has since been called cursed due to bad luck or whatever.

That’s where  I left because it was boring. From IMDB: “An actress’s perception of reality becomes increasingly distorted as she finds herself falling for her co-star in a remake of an unfinished Polish production that was supposedly cursed.” AKA COMPLETE MIND FUCK. Didn’t have any idea what was going on in the beginning.

Now Lynch has written and made a lot of cool films, and even this is ranked a 7.1 on IMDB, but this film was too boring for even me. That does say something. Unless you have a bit of time to kill and are absolutely bored, I’d skip this movie.

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Inland Empire (DVD)

Director: David Lynch
Starring: Laura Dern, Jeremy Irons, Justin Theroux
Rating: R (Restricted)

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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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Open Your Eyes

Remember that movie, Vanilla Sky with Tom Cruise? Well, that movie was a remake of this one.

The plot is about a wealthy man who falls in love with this best friend’s love interest, and while at his birthday party, they head back to her house.  This is where all the shenanigans begins. Sort of. The next morning as he is leaving the girl’s house, a woman (from the party) followed him there and offers him a ride home, which he accepts. She goes crazy and crashes the car and from here on out it’s wtf is going on.

It’s a great movie. I saw the Vanilla Sky version before I saw this one, so I knew what was coming, which was too bad because this original is awesome. Oh, and it doesn’t have Tom Cruise in it, but Penélope Cruz is in it! FTW! Kinda cool they brought her back in Vanilla Sky playing the same part.

I’d recommend this movie over Vanilla Sky anyday. It is in Spanish, so subtitles all the way. I’ve seen it around named Permanent Midnight as well, and its original Spanish name, Abre los ojos.

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Open Your Eyes (DVD)

Director: Alejandro Amenábar
Starring: Eduardo Noriega, Penélope Cruz, Chete Lera, Fele Martínez, Najwa Nimri
Rating: R (Restricted)

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Crash

This is not the Crash that came out in 2004. This is the one that  came out in 1996 with James Spader, Holly Hunter, etc.

Directed by David Cronenberg, it is nutty. Most certainly a WTF movie. The overall premise is that there is a group of people that get off on getting in car crashes and to some degree blood and death.

There’s quite a bit of mature content in this film, I would keep your kids away from it, probably. I wasn’t sure what was going on during the film, but it eventually made sense. The ending was awesome.

The movie starts out with a married (I think) couple that have an open relationship. They eventually find this underground group of people that remind me of the book Rant (where they go around smashing cars, sort of). In the movie like to go around and smash cars and get cut up, it’s their sexual release.  I won’t go any further into it because it is enjoyable and don’t want to give any more spoilers out. I do recommend it.

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Crash (DVD)

Director: David Cronenberg
Starring: James Spader, Holly Hunter, Elias Koteas, Deborah Kara Unger, Rosanna Arquette
Rating: NC-17 (Adults Only)

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