Monthly Archives June 2016

In Theaters: The BFG is PFP or PFB (You Decide)

I’m the last person you’d suspect would write about a Spielberg movie. As many of my friends can attest, my distaste for the director runs deep. I don’t even like saying or writing out his full name. I usually type it as S*******g because I have this theory that if you speak or type out his actual name three times in a row he’ll appear, Beetlejuice-style, and drone on and on about how he wants to marry Mark Rylance someday. Or bore you with stories about Mr. Tom Hanks. There are a lot of things about Spielberg that rub me
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In Theaters: SWISS ARMY MAN

Honestly, the biggest draw of The Daniels’ Swiss Army Man was a chance to watch the mopey teen from Little Miss Sunshine riding the corpse of Harry Potter around like it was some sort of quidditch match on the sea. The film does indeed pay-off in this respect, but not much more than what we’ve all seen in the trailers. The film opens with a near suicidal Hank, played by Paul Dano, stranded and lonely on a beach. Just as Hank is about to end it all, he sees a body, Daniel Radcliffe, wash-up on the shore. Hoping that he
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In Theaters: The Neon Demon’s Living Dead Girls

I don’t want to give too much away, but there’s a scene in Nicolas Winding Refn’s visually arresting, plot-devoid The Neon Demon where Jena Malone, lying naked in the dark in the midst of a full moon, births an unseemly amount of blood right out her vagina. And she almost seems to be…enjoying it. The friends who I saw this with dubbed it her ‘moon period’ or ‘moon time’ – I can’t remember which. Cool beans, Refn. Have you ever actually like, had a period? I can tell you with absolute certainty that it’s never that gratifying, nor nearly that
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Cinepunx Episode 51: Ben and Rosalie of Moviejawn discuss BACK TO THE FUTURE and THE BURBS

http://media.blubrry.com/cinepunx/p/www.cinepunx.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Cinepunx_Episode_51.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMOVIEJAWN AND SUMMER MOVIES ON THIS DELIGHTFULLY COY EPISODE! Rosalie Kicks!, Old Sport- Chief Creative Officer, contributor, all-around old sport. Ben Leonard, Best Boy- Chief Multitasking Officer, contributor, foreman. Two of the many folks whose insights and efforts bring MOVIEJAWN to life each month! MOVIEJAWN is a print zine and website dedicated to what really matters: MOVIES! I have been a fan of the zine for quite some time, which I do not YET subscribe to but I have been able to pick up regularly at South Philly Comics!
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TICKET GIVE AWAY: See HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE in Philly!

THE HUNT FOR THE WILDER PEOPLE is the new film from director Taika Waititi (WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, upcoming THOR: RAGNORAK), equal parts road comedy and rousing adventure story the film masterly weaves lively humor with emotionally honest performances by Sam Neill and Julian Dennison and is slated to hit theaters in Philly on 7/1!     We have for you, however, and opportunity to see it EARLY! Basically cause we love you so very, very much! We want to know from YOU what your favorite quote from Waititi’s last film, WHAT WE DO IN SHADOWS is! If we choose
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From the Stereo to Your Screen: Dan Aykroyd & Tom Hanks and Dragnet

“City of Crime,” by Dan Aykroyd & Tom Hanks, from Dragnet There’s a very short list of things I miss about the movies of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. For the most part, it was a pretty transitory period for the sort of movies I like. Even given the fact that I was a kid at the time, the rose-colored glasses of nostalgia can only do so much to influence my opinions on the actual quality of things like Best of the Best or Judgment Night.     Still, there was a wonderful trend at the time to include
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Conceivably Leftist Cinema: Lucy

“We know nothing about a body until we know what it can do, in other words, what its affects are, how it can or cannot enter into composition with other affects, with the affects of another body, either to destroy that body or to be destroyed by it, either to exchange actions and passions with it or to join it in composing a more powerful body.” – Gilles Deleuze & Felix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus, 257 In this series I’ve dealt on a couple occasions with masterpieces, albeit primarily misunderstood ones such as Blackhat and The Lone Ranger. However, on
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Films from the Void: Mafia vs. Ninja

FILMS FROM THE VOID is a journey through junk bins, late night revivals, under seen recesses and reject piles as we try to find forgotten gems and lesser known classics. Join us as we lose our minds sorting through the strange, the sleazy, the sincere and the slop from the past and try to make sense of it all. Mafia vs. Ninja In my movie collection, there are over 20 multi-DVD, multi-movie collections of underrated and terrible films. They all sport titles such as “American Horror Stories,” “ Devil Worship Collection,” “Gorehouse Greats,” and the like. My local video store
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Found on @Fandor: A SHOCK TO THE SYSTEM

With the upcoming release of Now You See Me 2, what could be a better that finding a lesser known Michael Caine film on Fandor? A simple search for Michael Caine on Fandor yielded 3 results: 1975 romantic comedy The Romantic Englishwoman, 1979 cult film Ashanti, and 1990 dark comedy A Shock to the System. You know him as Alfred Pennyworth, Nigel Powers (Austin’s Dad, of course), Jack Carter, Charlie Croker (later portrayed by Mark Wahlberg), Ebenezer Scrooge, that crazy old man Jasper from Children of Men, and countless other roles; but, there’s a good chance you don’t know him
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