2000

Lesson learned. Don’t let an angry drunk near a typewriter. Here’s LA-based movie tech guy Wayne Swab’s Top 10 Personal Movie Letdowns.

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The Kansas City Art Institute and Alamo Drafthouse have joined forces to bring you Film School, a weekly student curated film series. This week – Dancer in the Dark (2000) – Sunday, November 24th.

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What happens when you watch John Cassavetes: Five Films, the new Blu-ray set from The Criterion Collection, is a deeper appreciation for a writer/director who was interested in telling stories about people.

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As someone who felt sentenced to high school, the series reminds me of why I hated it and how my decision making wasn’t that great back then. I won’t say that you’ll see yourself in Freaks and Geeks because everyone’s high school experience is different. Instead, I’ll say the world in the series is consistently dynamic and believable as 1980 Detroit.

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When critics talk about classics from the new millennium, they often mention ‘In the Mood for Love.’ Besides sporting slick, futuristic art direction and striking cinematography, there’s also a lot to chew on philosophically in ‘Prometheus.’

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Two gritty docudramas make their way to Blu-ray and DVD, but each take a different approach to worthwhile bonus content. This review is of the new Rachel Weisz thriller ‘The Whistleblower,’ and Steven Soderbergh’s Oscar-winning ‘Traffic.’

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That “Titan A.E.” is likely to go down as one of the most under-seen and under-appreciated films of all time is genuinely heartbreaking. At the time of its release in 2000, it was sidelined by a grossly mishandled marketing campaign that obscured its originality, concealed its greatness, and gave no real indication of its intended audience. [...]

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Today’s installment of Insomniac Movie Theater, where we celebrate the best/worst in late-night movie programming comes from contributor Vincent Scarpa. Trevan McGee will be back next week with another not-so-classic. Maybe it’s because I’m from Jersey, but I can’t help loving “Coyote Ugly”. The Comcast listing gives it one star, it has a 21% rating on [...]

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64 million people a year suffer from insomnia and every so often, I am one of them. But rather than use the extra time I’ve been given during an insomniac episode to be productive, balance my checkbook, study for the LSAT or exercise, I instead fool myself into thinking the time isn’t my own and [...]

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Ultimate Fakebook Tour: Movie Review from the Road The Cell (Jennifer Lopez, Vince Vaughn) Still smarting from Hollow Man‘s hollow depths, (you can only do so much when you’re out on the road) we dragged our sorry asses into a theater to see this crap. For the record, there wasn’t much else available at the time, [...]

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