Archive for December, 2008
Watch Full Episode of The Simpsons – “Homer the Vigilante” Season 5 Episode 11
Watch Full Episode of Prison Break: 4.16 The Sunshine State
Stars: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton
Studio: Paramount Pictures
The Plot: Benjamin Button (Pitt) was born under unusual circumstances. As everyone around him grew older, he aged backwards, making the challenges of life such as creating friendships, finding a job and falling in love all the more difficult and heartbreaking.
Now that Ben B’s release date has come, the question on our minds will soon be answered: Will this F. Scott Fitzgerald adaptation become the film of the year, or yet another holiday gift that fails to connect with mainstream audiences? We’re of course hoping that the former case wins out, and given the advanced word-of-mouth the film has enjoyed, we don’t predict that crowds will feel alienated by David Fincher’s latest collaboration with Brad Pitt. Put another way: Any movie that plots to pair you with Cate Blanchett toward the end of your life is A-OK with me.
Stars: Ari Folman, Ron Ben-Yishai, Ronny Dayag
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
The Plot: By meeting and interviewing old friends from around the world, Ari, a former member of the Israeli Army, retraces his spotty personal history to a life-changing incident that occurred during his country’s 1982 invasion of Lebanon.
Uh-oh, the Academy has another Persepolis situation on their hands… Turns out Ari Folman’s surrealist animated war drama never had its mandatory one-week run in New York City this year (something that had to be in place by the end of last August), so it’s no kudos for Bashir, easily one of the best-received documentaries on the international film-festival circuit. Personally, while I think the rule is so old fashioned, I find it odd that the doc’s NYC-based distributor, Sony Pictures Classics, missed the bus here. The Joe Sacco set is up in arms! Will they be rewarded with a Golden Globe win?