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Rudie’s Top Ten of 2016

20 Jan

There were a lot of great movies in 2016, but it seemed that I was mostly attracted to coming-of-age movies. There’s just something about young people discovering who they are for the first time that interests me.

Honorable Mentions: 20th Century Woman, Elle, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Manchester by the Sea, Deadpool, Hail, Caesar!, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, 13th, Don’t Breathe, Things To Come, Arrival, and Disney’s Moana.

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New to Home Video 1/10/17

10 Jan

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Passengers: Asleep at the Wheel, by Rudie Obias

20 Dec

Since 2007, when it first popped up on the Hollywood “Black List” of the best unproduced scripts, Passengers has been in development. At one time, Keanu Reeves and Emily Blunt were attached to the project written by Prometheus scribe Jon Spaihts but Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence were eventually cast in the main roles of Jim Preston and Aurora Lane, respectively. Now in theaters, Passengers seems like a very old fashioned movie with its problematic story and character choices.

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New to Home Video 12/13/16

13 Dec

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La La Land: Listen Up, by Rudie Obias

9 Dec

Starting off with an absurdly big and impressive musical number — which involves a traffic jam, vivid colors, and an infectious showtune — La La Land sings as one of the best movies of the year, though it doesn’t quite hit all of its marks as a complete crowd pleaser. The opening is not just a statement on the film’s over-the-top tone, but as a call to the audience to shake off the dullness of sitting in a stationary spot for a long period of time waiting for something to happen, smile, and enjoy the ride. La La Land is a blast!

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New to Home Video 11/29/2016

29 Nov

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22 Nov

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Hacksaw Ridge: Two Wars, by Rudie Obias

4 Nov

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It’s been 10 years since audiences have watched a Mel Gibson-directed in movie in theaters and it seems the 60-year-old controversial director has missed a step or two between feature films. Hacksaw Ridge is a very old-fashioned movie, but it’s juiced up with modern Hollywood action with bloody and hellish wartime battle scenes. It seems to be at odds with itself.

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Moonlight: Waxing and Waning, by Rudie Obias

21 Oct

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Just cutting to the chase: Moonlight is my favorite movie of the year. It’s simply the best thing I’ve watched that’s deep, layered, and something we never see on the big screen, the coming-of-age of a gay black man in the inner city. Moonlight accomplishes a lot in only 110 minutes and anyone who’s interested in cinema should stop what they’re doing right now, find where this movie is playing at a theater near you, buy a ticket, and watch it in all of its glory and wash over you. It’s an experience that’s deeply engaging and unique.

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New to Home Video 10/11/16

11 Oct

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