Category: Movies

Alice in Wonderland

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The creative Tim Burton we used to know and love is back.

Note:  Spoilers!

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Polyester

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Had it been made by anyone other than John Waters, Polyester would have been considered lewd and perverse.  However, because it was directed by Waters, it weighs in as one of the director’s “cleanest” films.

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The Crazies

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A good remake involves taking an original film and recreating it as if it was originally produced today.  From this perspective, The Crazies is one of the better remakes in recent memory.

Note: Spoilers for the remake and the original are in this review.

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Hamlet 2

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With something to offend everyone and jabs thrown at every “high school teacher” film ever made, Hamlet 2 is absolutely hilarious.

Note: minor spoilers

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Shutter Island

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If Martin Scorsese’s latest film shows us anything, it’s that Scorsese needs to make more films like Shutter Island.

Note: Spoilers! (Don’t worry though, the end is discussed but not revealed)

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Sneakers

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With an all-star cast, great on screen chemistry, and a semi-realistic take on the “hacker” film, Sneakers is a classic.

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Pandorum

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Although it appears cliche at first, Pandorum is one of the best scifi/horror films in recent memory.

Note: minor spoilers ahead

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Julie & Julia

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Sometimes you just want to watch a guilt-free, entertaining, and hilarious movie.  Julie & Julia is a great choice for just such an occasion.

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Rainy Day Movie: Breach

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Rainy Day Movie is a feature here on Living With a Nerd that provides short insights into movies and series that you should save for a rainy day.  In this edition of Rainy Day Movie we look at Breach, a film based on the true story of Robert Hanssen.

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I Like Killing Flies mini-review

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Exploring the story of a small restaurant in Greenwich Village, I Like Killing Flies is one of the most entertaining documentaries out there.

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