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Entries from February 2010

A Picaresque Robot Version of Pinocchio

February 28th, 2010 · 8 Comments

A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001) Directed by Steven Spielberg Screenplay by Steven Spielberg, screen story by Ian Watson, based on the short story Supertoys Last All Summer Long by Brian Aldiss Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg, Bonnie Curtis Running time: 146 minutes Should I Care? There are science fiction films that improve with age — […]

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Tags: Alternate universe · Ambiguous ending · Based on short story · Brother/brother relationship · Dreams and visions · End of the world · Man vs. machine · Mother/son relationship · Prostitute · Road trip

Highly Chaotic, Explosive, Volatile, Armageddon-like Ending

February 21st, 2010 · 7 Comments

Strange Days (1995) Directed by Kathryn Bigelow Screenplay by James Cameron and Jay Cocks, story by James Cameron Produced by James Cameron, Steven-Charles Jaffe Running time: 145 minutes Should I Care? For all those movie geeks wondering how cool it would be if James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow ever made a movie together — a […]

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Tags: Alternate universe · Crooked officer · Cult favorite · End of the world · Femme fatale · Gangsters and hoodlums · Murder mystery · Prostitute · Psycho killer · Woman in jeopardy

Horses and Wagons and Hats

February 14th, 2010 · 11 Comments

Heaven’s Gate (1980) Directed by Michael Cimino Written by Michael Cimino Produced by Joann Carelli Running time: 219 minutes (original cut) Should I Care? As the 1970s came to a close, five runaway film productions loomed on the horizon, piling up doom and gloom courtesy of the mainstream news media. Suffering from fiscal recklessness at […]

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Tags: Drunk scene · Hitman · Prostitute · Shootout · Small town · Train · Unconventional romance · Western · Woman in jeopardy