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Welcome everyone to THEJNSREPORT’S: THE FILM COMMITTEE: 3rd Edition
In this 3rd edition of The Film Committee we add some new and some not so new films to the must watch list.
“Mystic Pizza”, “Premium Rush”, “Looper”, “Carnage”, and “Dream House”
Jesse Murphy: This week I go way back to a film that was in the beginning of Julia Roberts career as a must have for the film library. “Mystic Pizza” 1988. It’s so unreal that I can remember this movie as a kid and now see it again as an adult and still be able to say wow!! Awesome movie!!!
Steve D: My pick this time around as a must see and more likely than not a must add to your film library is Premium Rush 2012 starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Premium Rush deals with the dangerous life of a bike messenger in NYC who ends up entwined with the real life horrors of people trafficking, and a crooked compulsive gambling cop. Great cinematography and story telling.
Akan Bosemann: Has anyone seen “Looper” 2012? For any Sci-Fi fans out there this is a definite must see. Time travel with an interesting twist is found in this film. Fair warning though for those who are sensitive to violent scenes, this film is packed with violence while telling its story. I found myself yelling at Bruce Willis’ younger self character for his repeated displays of disrespect and stupidity.
T.D Moody: An excellent cast and story which deals with humanity and our flaws, fears, and silliness is “Carnage” year of production 2011. Starring Jodie Foster, John C Reilly, Kate Winslet, and Christopher Waltz. This film resonated so powerfully with me because it deals with something we all struggle with as human beings and that is being free to be honest with ourselves and those in our lives about issues we often skirt or ignore.
Laura Jones: My selection this week is an excellently written and acted psycho drama entitled Dream House 2011. Starring the oh so incredibly sexy Daniel Craig aka Bond, and awesome actresses Rachel Weisz, and Naomi Watts. This movie is like a hoge poge mix of The Uninvited meets the Amtyville Horror, and The Number 23. A must see for fans of this genre.
Feel free to tell us some of your favorite films and whats on your must see/must have list.
Till next time this has been the Film Committee 3rd Edition.
Welcome to THEJNSREPORT’S: The Film Committee 2nd edition
Ok so in the last Film Committee report an abbreviated list of films made the list for 2012 regardless of production date for the film. Keeping within that same vein, here are some more films that are must haves for your film library.
For me and having recently dealt with the topic covered in one of all time favorite films which I’m about to tell you. One of my favorite must own films is “North Country” starring Oscar winning Best Actress Charlize Theron. Theron plays the lead role in a serious drama that covers sexual harassment, rape, and family all within a powerful story of perseverance and suffering. My next pick “The Help”.
For money I’ll give you an oldie by today’s standards but a a good film of the late Great Tupac Shakur, costarring with Thandie Newton, and Tim Roth!!! “Gridlock’d” The film is palpable full of tension and ambivalence and for anyone whose been hooked on drugs in any of its forms legal or illegal, this film will resonate and give a visual, visceral and emotional ride from beginning to end. This is a classic and another example of the amazing talent of Tupac.
Most people and youth of today who’ve missed out being born during the Golden era for Hip Hop only know the commercial bullshit pushed by Corporate America. Tupac went to school for acting as well as doing his music. The incredible life and influence Tupac stands for is embodied in his fields of influence. First field of influence in my opinion was and will always be his music. The unprecedented number of works he completed prior to his murder speaks for itself! I digress for me “Gridlock’d” is a must film for all film enthusiasts. Not for children.
I don’t know why but for me as much as I’d like to name a slew of films to watch from the “2000’s” I can’t shake the idea of sitting at home alone in the dark, surround sound on “night theatre mode”, and a bowl of tostitos and salsa while hesitantly, if not willingly watching “The Exorcist” 1973 based on the book by William Peter Blatty. I don’t care who did what and shows me whatever. This is the “Scariest Movie of all Time”!!! I saw this is as an 8 year old while eating and threw up. I couldn’t eat fried chicken after that. I know I was traumatized.
The freaky thing about all this is as a kid I knew the film of scary but I didn’t see it all the way through or understand it. Watching the film as an adult and fully understanding the real horror of that scenario acted out on screen and hearing of all the eery accidents during the production of that film. This is a must in your film library.
I like all of the above film nods. I’m not as versed as some of the others but for me a must have film for anyone who’s a movie buff’s library would be “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”. Need I say more???? Well saying more…how about “Black Swan”? Natalie Portman’s my sister’s favorite actress. This role I think she deservedly hands down had to win Best Actress for all film awards including the Oscars, which she won. I don’t want to give the plot away to anyone who hasn’t seen the film or lives under a rock but I’ll say if you haven’t seen this film watch this film. Best part of it for me is it’s set and shot right here in NYC.
Feel free to tell us your favorite must own films.