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My Favorite Scene: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) “We Are Infinite”

Time plays tricks on us.  We look back at childhood, as adults, and think how easy it was.  We remember high school and being a teenager and paint both, depending on how high school was for us.  If you recall them as being halcyon days, you forget how scared you were all the time; trapped in an adult’s body with no life experience and the common sense of a pinto bean.  If you hated high school, you forget how there were days when anything seemed possible, that there was (for the lucky) little baggage, little life weight, and you could just grab your friends and go anywhere just for the hell of it.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is perpetual mainstay on the American Library Association’s “Most Banned Books” because Stephen Chbosky’s masterpiece is unflinching.  He remembers.  The good.  The bad.  The awful.  You’re in there somewhere.  I was a wallflower, though I was fortunate enough to have friends who made me feel like I wasn’t, and we’d sometimes just….drive.  And I remember those moments, the people in those cars, the music that played, and just like in this clip, I swear at that moment….we WERE infinite.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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Trailer Time: Fury International Trailer #1 (2014) Brad Pitt WW2 Drama

If you asked me to guess Best Picture right now, based on gut feeling, trailers and how the Academy works, I’d say Fury is the front-runner.  Not only does it have Brad Pitt killing Nazis (which worked out gangbusters in Inglorious Basterds), it has a solid director in David Ayer, strong supporting cast (Shia LeBeouf notwithstanding) and the trailers have looked phenomenal.  The release date for the film was recently pushed up a month to free it from the Thanksgiving logjam, so we’ll see if I’m right when it hits theaters on October 17, 2014.  Synopsis below

April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and out-gunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

Fury, David Ayer, Brad Pitt

Trailer Time: Fury (2014) and First Poster from Brad Pitt’s World War II Film

This is one to watch for the fall (when hopefully good movies will begin to show themselves again).  Fury is a David Ayer-directed, World War II tank drama.  In addition to Brad Pitt, the cast includes Shia LeBeouf (presumably pre-retirement), Logan Lerman, Jon Bernthal, Jason Isaacs and Michael Pena.  Fury will release November 14, 2014.  Synopsis below

April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and out-gunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

Fury, David Ayer, Brad Pitt

Movie Review: Noah (2014) *SPOILERS*

Noah

I feel odd putting “SPOILERS” on a Noah review, because if you’re surprised by the fact that there’s a global flood than there’s a very catchy Sunday School song you missed out on in your childhood.  I can’t say that I went into Noah (which I saw Thursday) with any real excitement.  I was more curious to see what a $200 million Arnofsky film looks like.  Kind of disappointingly…it looks like everyone else’s Continue reading Movie Review: Noah (2014) *SPOILERS*

Seven Character Posters for Darren Arnofsky’s Noah

There’s a $140 million Biblical epic coming out in six weeks….and absolutely no one is talking about it.  Darren Arnofsky’s Noah is making news really only for religious groups not supporting it, but they’re not really even putting much effort into it.  The article circulating with the poll claiming 98% of religious groups don’t support the movie is based on a poll that simply asked the question, Would you support a Biblical movie that was not faithful to the source material?   Continue reading Seven Character Posters for Darren Arnofsky’s Noah