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Three Imaginary DVDs to see: 60s eye candy, kick-ass shootouts, and time-wasting goodness

[Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qn9IMe5jmf0] An Education: Set in London during the 60s, Carey Mulligan is beautiful and perfect as vulnerable 16-year-old Jenny, who falls for the charms of Peter Sarsgaard’s (HELLO NURSE) very suave and charming – and much older – David. The story plays out pretty typically, so there’s not much surprise here, and I found myself […]

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Three Imaginary DVDs to see: a political statement/zombie mash-up, the creepiest documentary ever, and Don Draper goodness

[Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUFjHjU0bK8] Zombies of Mass Destruction: This one surprised me at SIFF last year. Mixing elements of Raimi-esque gore with clever political humor, this ain’t your typical Zombie movie. It still has all the stuff you love about zombies, plus the added horror of small town/small-minded America. It’s really great you guys, and I can’t wait […]

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Three Imaginary DVDs to see: Ferris get serious, Krasinski directs, and a Twilight movie that is NOT New Moon

[Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIHKlR_AEik] Wonderful World: This one played at SIFF last year, and I totally missed it. Matthew Broderick plays pessimist Ben Singer; divorced, jobless, and completely hopeless. When his roommate gets sick, hot sister Khadi arrives and shakes up Ben’s world. Sounds pretty formulaic, I know, but I’m interested. [Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfdMQJ_BevM] Brief Interviews with Hideous Men: Since […]

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Three Imaginary DVDs to see: 2 Best Picture nominees and a documentary about the bros who created Warner Brothers

[Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XY33OJtpjUw] Up in the Air: The ever-adorable Clooney seems tailor-made for the role of Ryan Bingham – a charming, smart-ass loner in fear of losing the job he LIVES for. An expertly clever take on a story told many times over, Reitman elevates this to perfection, with the two female leads (Anna Kendrick & Vera […]

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Three Imaginary Films to see: a small town gone loco, Polanski’s latest, and Jack & Meg in Canada

[Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7w9uWFIMBs] The Crazies @the Metro and Meridian: Normally I wouldn’t recommend anything with Timothy Olyphant, but since I’ve had a years-long crush on Radha Mitchell, I’m hoping she’ll balance it out. Also, I’m partial to a film called The Crazies – because it just puts it out there. No mystery. It just is. Let’s see: […]

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Three Imaginary DVDs to see: fashion mag reality, French romance, and conspiracy theory TV

[Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq4wo4JYy2s] The September Issue: I’ve been dying to see this (although I totally hate that they’re selling it as “the REAL Devil Wears Prada“), since I missed its short run in Seattle last year. A chance to see the mysterious and iconic longtime editor of Vogue, Anna Wintour, putting together the biggest issue of the […]

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Three Imaginary DVDs to see: an IRA hunger strike, Audrey Tatou as Coco Chanel, and a nominee for Best Foreign Film

Hunger: I hesitate to use the word “buzz” – but Michael Fassbender (from Inglourious Basterds) is getting all kinds of acclaim for his role as an IRA volunteer Bobby Sands, who organizes a hunger strike in 1981 as a protest to improve Britain’s Prison conditions. Sounds depressing, but I’ll give it a try because Fassbender […]

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Three Imaginary DVDs to see: an Oscar nominee, Adrienne Shelly’s last script, and the BBC does Emma

A Serious Man: The Coen Brothers really wowed me with this Best Picture-nominated black comedy about the disintegrating life of Larry Gopnik in 1967. Michael Stuhlbarg is PERFECT as a good guy suffering through a tidal wave of bad luck: his wife is leaving, his kids don’t respect him, his brother is suicidal, and he’s […]

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