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A GAGGLE OF MOVIE REVIEWS
Category: Media Reviews
Thursday, February 3rd, 2005 @ 10:58 am
Posted By Brent
After recently joining NetFlix, I've had the privilege of watching a whole bunch of movies in a relatively short amount of time. Here I'll try to give a brief rundown of a few of them as to keep you dregs on the up and up with what's going on in the DVD Rental arena as of late.

Equilibrium
Many people refer to this as a sort of "poor man's Matrix." I hate to do it, but I'd kind of have to agree. It takes place in your run of the mill dystopian future that's been ripped off 1984 a million times, and people have to take medicine that strips away their emotions. This, of course, is so there's no more crime or war, or any of the crap that comes along with emotion. The main character is one of the enforcers of these "no emotion" laws, "The Grammaton Clerics," who excel in shooting the shit out of a room full of people. I'd suggest watching it for the final gunfight, if for no other reason.

Revolution OS
This is a pretty good documentary on the Linux operating system that contains interviews with Linux Torvalds, Richard Stallman, Eric Raymond, Bruce Perens, and many other influential people in the Free Software/Open Source world. Well, rather it starts off a pretty good Linux documentary, but as with anything that involves Richard Stallman, it rather quickly devolves into Stallman braying on and on about semantics while everyone else in the community tries desperately to either ignore him or make excuses for him.

Punch-Drunk Love
I really, really wanted to like this movie; I didn't. This movie builds tension almost better than any other movie I've ever seen. The anxiety level in the film grows and expands steadily like a balloon as the plot moves along, but, instead of letting it get overfilled and burst at the end, the writer just sort of lets go of the end of the balloon and it farts around the room deflating in a rather uneventful fashion.

The Stepford Wives
This remake of the 1975 classic poke at the Women's lib movement is so dumb it might actually kill you if you watch it.



Comments

NAME: scott
Monday, February 7th, 2005 @ 12:48 pm
Also, I was just reminded because of some quote I read, Citizen Kane is every bit of good as the hype suggests. I cannot recommend it enough.


NAME: ian
Thursday, February 3rd, 2005 @ 09:46 pm
sore losers is a classic.
or hell....
all my dvd's are in boxes right now for the move. if y'all can be religious about keeping them in their cases and all you can have the video portion of the ft. scandal media library for a couple weeks.


NAME: girlygirl
Thursday, February 3rd, 2005 @ 04:53 pm
What movies, that I haven't seen yet, would you recommend, Ian?


NAME: ian
Thursday, February 3rd, 2005 @ 04:23 pm
about the wives... i was going to point that out to you when i was asked if i wanted to see it, but didn't want to get blasted for being snooty. if you want to see something kind of interesting, check the original.

punch-drunk love... hell, if you'd just accept my rule, you wouldn't have been disappointed.


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