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"If you'll pardon the bluntness,I am still convinced that Richard Kelly was masturbating the entire time he was filming this movie."-PoliVamp

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Sep 10 2018

Review: "Atypical"Season 2

by Ben Miller

WhenAtypicaldebuted last year,it was not accompanied by widespread critical acclaim or a zeitgeist-catching wave of popularity.It was seen as more of a niche show with some issues,but with room to grow and a modest budget.Season two didn't have built-in expectations that a show likeStranger Thingsor the final season ofHouse of Cardswill have.This proves a blessing: with zero expectations,Atypicalhas now grown into the show we hoped it could be...

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Jul 02 2018

Beauty vs Beast: Gold Medal Mamas

Jason Adams fromMNPPhere trying to think cold on a 95 degree day in New York City - let's step back in time then to the cool months of this past winter,known around these parts as Awards Season,and onto the ice,for it is Margot Robbie's birthday today and we never did a "Beauty vs Beast"forI Tonyaif you can believe it.I'm a little shocked myself that we never had 'em duke it out.So here,in one corner we have Tonya Harding (Robbie),who fits this boxing talk like a glove,and in the other corner her mother LaVona (a statue-snatching parrot-wearing Allison Janney), also perfectly comfortable existing inside this metaphor of the boxing ring.

PREVIOUSLYLast week's contest also tackledan antagonistic mother-daughter duowithDolores Clairborne,and it was Dolores herself came up on top with a whopping 80% of your vote.SaidW.J.:

"That film is a flat-out masterpiece,no joke.Awe-inspiring,fully realized performances all the way around,stirring cinematography and visual effects that stand the test of time.Glad to see it get some love."

Jun 27 2018

1994's Unsatisfying Best Actress Race

1994 was our year of the month for June so before the month closes,a couple of more forays into that year.Here's Nathaniel R responding to a reader requestduring the Supporting Actress Smackdownto discuss the actual leading nominees.

It's an age old question and the answer is (nearly) always the same.

Q: What happens when all the best stuff in a film year is within genres Oscar doesn't care for?
A: The Academy sticks to their traditional loves even if it means providing history with a weak shortlist that they'll judge harshly!

Some recent years have suggested that Oscar is loosening up in this regard.The swell of new members might be helping along with the increased visibility of critical passion (the plethora of precursor awards constantly saying "but this is great!won't you please look at it?"seems to have shifted Oscar votersa bitmore towards critical passion and away from "Oscar Bait").But overall they stick to what they love (dramas,message movies,epics,biopics,etcetera).This is especially true of the Acting branch which rarely met a teary face it didn't fall for and continually sticks up its nose at laughing or screaming orunusualfaces given their aversion to comic genius,horror films,and auteur experimental or sci-fi/fantasy work.Which brings us to 1994's BEST ACTRESS LIST...

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Jun 25 2018

Beauty vs Beast: Total Eclipse of the Drunk

Jason Adams fromMNPPhere with this week's dose of "Beauty vs Beast"fun.The great Kathy Bates is turning 70 on Thursday,giving you a couple of days to craft your love letters to heron Twitter- until then let's celebrate one of her great roles,theotherStephen King one,1995'sDolores Claiborne.The film was underrated when it was released and the film remains underrated today if you ask me,but I think it's got a diehard contingent of fans - it's top-shelf King,mainly due to its two leading ladies,Bates as Dolores and Jennifer Jason Leigh as her estranged daughter Selena.And now I am the jerk who makes you choose...

PREVIOUSLYLast week we climbed on the city bus with Keanu Reeves and Sandy Bullock and then we quickly proceeded to run right the hell over Dennis Hopper - Keanuwon theSpeedpollwith 74% of the vote!Those biceps...I totally get it.SaidTom G:

"Jack ends up with Sandra Bullock.He wins."

May 15 2018

Benedict Cumberbatch is "Patrick Melrose"

By Spencer Coile

Patrick Melroseis incredibly frustrating.This speaks to both the title character (Benedict Cumberbatch) and the mini-series itself,new on Showtime.The series,based on the semi-autobiographical books by Edward St Aubyn,follows the titular character working to overcome his drug addiction.This is no simple feat,considering the history of abuse that was inflicted upon him by his father,David (Hugo Weaving).

The opening scene,of the first episode titled"Bad News,"is a single shot of Patrick answering the phone,being told that his father is dead.Patrick goes silent and doubles over onto the floor.What initially appears to be an expression of grief quickly changes,as it soon becomes clear that Patrick is merely reaching down to pick up a syringe he had recently injected into his arm...

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Sep 28 2017

YNMS: "Annihilation"

Chrishere.It's not too early to start getting excited for what's coming next year,right?Call it optimism to get 2017 over and done with (even if it's providing us with great films).And one of our most anticipated of next year is one that comes early: February'sAnnihilation.

The film is writer/director Alex Garland's follow-up to the belovedEx Machinaand is another stoic sci-fi endeavor.Based on the first book in Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy,Natalie Portman stars as a biologist exploring the mysterious Area X after her husband's expedition of the land ended in disaster.Area X is a geographical anomaly of sorts,and the government may or may not know the full extent of its power.VanderMeer's series is a tricky bit of first-person genre work,so I have long been curious how it could translate to film,particularly with his creepy but evasive details of Area X.Let's take a look at the first trailer and run down the Yes No Maybe So of the results:

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