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Entries from August 2009

Not Really A Romance

August 27th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Lost In Translation (2003) Written by Sofia Coppola Directed by Sofia Coppola Produced by American Zoetrope/ Elemental Films Running time: 101 minutes So, What’s This About? In the Park Hyatt Hotel towering over Tokyo, two Americans meet. Bob Harris (Bill Murray) is a movie star drawing a $2 million paycheck to appear in a commercial […]

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Tags: Ambiguous ending · Bathtub scene · Midlife crisis · Road trip · Surprise after end credits · Train · Unconventional romance

This Distracted Globe announces The Class of ’84 Blogathon

August 24th, 2009 · 20 Comments

“I’ll be back.” Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) There was probably no better year to be a kid going to the movies than 1984. It seems like I might have spent most of the year at two theaters in northwest Houston: the AMC North Oaks 6 and a six screen General Cinemas theater at the gargantuan Willowbrook […]

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Tags: Thoughts and theories

More To Say the Older You Get

August 20th, 2009 · No Comments

Broken English (2007) Written by Zoe Cassavetes Directed by Zoe Cassavetes Produced by Vox3 Films/ HDNet Films Running time: 96 minutes So, What’s This About? Bachelorette Nora Wilder (Parker Posey) gets dressed and puts in an appearance at the anniversary party of her best friend Audrey (Drea de Matteo), celebrating five years of matrimony to […]

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Tags: Ambiguous ending · Bathtub scene · Drunk scene · Mother/daughter relationship · Museums and galleries · Road trip · Unconventional romance