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Entries from May 2008

Brazil (1985)

May 27th, 2008 · 3 Comments

  Synopsis “Somewhere in the 20th century” a bomb – apparently planted by terrorists – explodes in a department store window. A clerical error at the Ministry of Information dispatches a team of stormtroopers to the wrong address, resulting in an innocent family man named Buttle being thrown into a sack. A bureaucrat presents Buttle’s […]

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Tags: Alternate universe · Ambiguous ending · Bathtub scene · Black comedy · Cult favorite · Dreams and visions · Interrogation · Man vs. machine

Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985)

May 25th, 2008 · 8 Comments

  Synopsis Waking from a dream in which he wins the Tour de France, Pee-wee Herman (Paul Reubens) plays with a few toys, sets in motion an elaborate breakfast making machine and after a bite of Mr. T cereal, greets the day wearing a tight gray suit and red bowtie. His most prized possession is […]

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Tags: Cult favorite · Dreams and visions · Famous line · Road trip · Train

Sideways (2004)

May 21st, 2008 · 9 Comments

  Synopsis Hung over from a wine tasting, Miles Raymond (Paul Giamatti) oversleeps and hits the road late from San Diego to L.A. to pick up his crass buddy Jack Lopate (Thomas Haden Church). Miles has finished a novel. Jack is an actor about to be married. To celebrate, Miles has planned a week in […]

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Tags: Ambiguous ending · Based on novel · Black comedy · Drunk scene · Mother/son relationship · Road trip · Small town