Month: June 2011

Hobo with A Shotgun

Originally posted at PopBunker.net. Director: Jason Eisener / Writers: John Davies, Jason Eisener (story) / Stars: Rutger Hauer, Molly Dunsworth, and Robb Wells From its humble beginnings as a fake trailer created for a SXSW movie trailer contest, Hobo with a Shotgun came out guns blazing as a cult classic before it was even clear that it would be made into a full-length feature. And with such magnificent camp, […]

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Wall Street

Originally posted at PopBunker.net. Director: Oliver Stone / Writers: Stanley Weiser, Oliver Stone/ Stars: Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, and Daryl Hannah After a bit of a hiatus for “Old Movies / Young Eyes,” we’re back this week with another movie that may be pushing the limits of what constitutes “old.” But really, seeing as how this movie well preceded the 1990s, I think it […]

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Hey JavaJunkees!

Have some coffee! (h/t: Colinski) Once again, it’s been a while since I’ve posted. I know I told you I’d keep you updated about my latest efforts to adopt healthier eating/fitness habits, but then I guess I got busy with other stuff. Or something. In the time since I last posted, a lot has actually […]

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Cold Fish

Originally posted at PopBunker.net. Director: Shion Sono / Writers: Shion Sono (screenplay), Yoshiki Takahashi (screenplay) / Stars: Makoto Ashikawa, Denden, and Mitsuru Fukikoshi Cinefamily’s Shion Sono retrospective last weekend—where I got to see Love Exposure for a second time in all its glory—kicked off with an exclusive advance screening of Sono’s latest release, Cold Fish. Sometimes there are movies that say “based on a true story” and you can’t help but […]

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Love Exposure

Originally posted at PopBunker.net. Director: Shion Sono / Writers: Shion Sono /Starring: Takahiro Nishijima, Hikari Mitsushima, and Sakura Andô (This is not officially a “Taste of Asia” post, but it sort of qualifies…) The word “epic” is one of many that has been increasingly overused in popular culture lately, and so I often try to avoid using it and contributing to that trend. But […]

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Stranger Than Paradise

Originally posted at PopBunker.net. Writer/Director: Jim Jarmusch / Starring: John Lurie, Eszter Balint, and Richard Edson Every once in a while, er – well, more often than care to admit, I open up my Netflix DVD mailer and find a movie that I don’t even recall having put into my queue. Such was the case when I found Stranger Than Paradise waiting for […]

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