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Slumdog Millionaire + Magic Mike

Slumdog Millionaire + Magic Mike

Even fluff can be painstakingly deconstructed. Slumdog Millionaire and Magic Mike both explore themes of self-discovery and personal growth as their main characters navigate their way through difficult circumstances and unexpected opportunities. Slumdog Millionaire follows the story of Jamal, a young man from the slums of Mumbai who rises to fame as a contestant on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Through his journey, Jamal learns about his own history and the true value of love and family. Magic Mike, on the other hand, follows the story of Mike, a male stripper who is struggling to find his place in the world and make a better life for himself. As he becomes more involved in the stripping industry, Mike grapples with his own insecurities and desires, ultimately coming to terms with his true identity. Both films explore themes of love, identity, and the power of self-determination in the face of adversity.

Unbreakable + The Beach

Unbreakable + The Beach

A new look at two infamous directors. Michael for some reason believes people don’t really know who Danny Boyle. An update on Eric Thirteen’s new film Disposition, with a new round of theatrical dates in the upcoming weeks. Everything is broken, part nine thousand. The movies of M. Night Shyamalan. The entire world was wrong about M. Night Shyamalan and owes him an apology. People are also wrong about Rob Zombie but they’re not quite ready to accept that yet. Does the public narrative regarding “the guy who does the movies with the twists” match reality? Was this real or imagined? Movies ruined by how strangely complicated movies have become. How The Beach uses secrets every step of the way to push forward its plot. The extreme highs and lows of Danny Boyle. People who check out Sunshine again, just saying. Continue reading

The Deer Hunter + Trainspotting

The Deer Hunter + Trainspotting

The final episode of war and peace. Or rather, Vietnam and drugs. How to win at Russian roulette. This show happens in a bunker and there shall not be any jokes about the Kremlin. The adrenaline junkie, head on. Is war a drug? Come on, an addiction at least. Speaking of, let’s talk about America’s heroine thing. And Danny Boyle. When you give up drugs, sometimes there’s nothing left. This show happens in a bunker and there shall not be any foreknowledge of Trainspotting sequels. NOTHING. LEFT. Continue reading

Blood Simple + Shallow Grave

Blood Simple + Shallow Grave

Popular first films from award-winning directors. Does the signature shine through this early in their careers? Blood simple as part noir, part movie that goes with Red Rock West. The Coen Brothers making a film before audiences knew and trusted them. A treasure trove of character actors in leading parts. The depressing comedy of Danny Boyle’s movie Shallow Grave. Just what is murder, anyways? Friends form units, but only one will win! Familiar questions of morality. Continue reading