Any nerdy girl worth her salt has sat at home on a Friday night and… MoreAny nerdy girl worth her salt has sat at home on a Friday night and watched an Austen marathon on the couch, dreaming about their Colonel Brandon or Mr. Darcy. (Not that I know this from experience, mind you.) In this Keri Russell vehicle she plays Jane, an obsessed Austen fan who wants some romance in her life, instead of the slew of guys she's previously dated. In true Austenian fashion, Jane travels halfway across the world to stay at an exclusive manor in England, where she lives the life of an Austen heroine (most likely Fanny Price).
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The story of the misunderstood teenage boy has been done to death.… MoreThe story of the misunderstood teenage boy has been done to death. There have been after-school specials, movies, television shows, plays, and shadow puppet performances on the subject since the dawn of time. I put off watching this film for so long, because I didn't want to watch another soapy, plaintive film about a boy who is lost, then found by love in the course of 90 minutes....and yet. And yet, this film surprised me the entire runtime.
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Understandably there are a bevy of flaws concerning this film, and I… MoreUnderstandably there are a bevy of flaws concerning this film, and I will get to them in the following review, but I should say right off the bat that I thoroughly enjoyed this little traipse into mental illness' machinations. Kristen Wiig has been killing it in indie roles lately, especially in "The Skeleton Twins" and "Girl Most Likely." Even when those films fell flat, Wiig's performance shined through like a piercing beacon of light. Okay, now that we have exalted at the SNL alumni throne, we can move onto the film as a whole.
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It's really strange to watch this film and come out with a decided… MoreIt's really strange to watch this film and come out with a decided opinion on who Madonna is as a person, what she stands for, and what she cares about. Throughout the film there is this strange, pretentious narration that flits between scenes that are completely oppositional to what happens onscreen.
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When I saw the first trailer for this film I was actually quite… MoreWhen I saw the first trailer for this film I was actually quite impressed. The concept looked visually appealing and seemed to deal with questions of morality in an intelligent way. Even some of the gags in the trailer gave me a little chuckle. Shortly after I stumbled upon the trailer, I found out that the film had been yanked from theaters, and given immediate VOD release in September of last year. This is nothing new in a spiking trend of Adam Sandler bombs and missteps, but unlike "The Interview" this film stayed buried.
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Food documentaries aren't anything new, especially within the last ten… MoreFood documentaries aren't anything new, especially within the last ten years of cautionary films warning of the dangers of unhealthy eating. Unlike many films that warn you of your own wrongdoing and ignorance, this Katie Couric produced documentary puts the blame on the actual culprit: food processers.
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