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Book: Hell Is a World Without You

(Kirkus) "In Kirk’s debut novel, an American teen traverses his high school years while struggling to hold on to his Christian faith." [more inside]
posted by General Malaise on Jan 20, 2024 - 4 comments

Movie: Pieces of April

A wayward daughter invites her dying mother and the rest of her estranged family to her apartment for Thanksgiving dinner. [more inside]
posted by Fukiyama on Oct 17, 2020 - 1 comment

Movie: The Station Agent

When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss. [more inside]
posted by Fukiyama on Oct 16, 2020 - 10 comments

Movie: Adaptation.

A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt 'The Orchid Thief' by Susan Orlean for the screen. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 18, 2020 - 6 comments

Movie: WALL-E

In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 17, 2020 - 13 comments

Movie: The Transporter

Frank Martin, who "transports" packages for unknown clients, is asked to move a package that soon begins moving, and complications arise. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 11, 2020 - 17 comments

Movie: Coraline

An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 10, 2020 - 11 comments

Movie: Diamond Men

A thirty-years traveling diamond salesman must mentor a brash young replacement when his company downsizes him. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 9, 2020 - 0 comments

Movie: District B13

In the ghettos of Paris in 2010, an undercover cop and an ex-thug try to infiltrate a gang in order to defuse a neutron bomb. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 8, 2020 - 5 comments

Movie: 2046

Several women enter a science fiction author's life over the course of a few years, after the author has lost the woman he considers his one true love. [more inside]
posted by Fukiyama on Feb 10, 2019 - 4 comments

Movie: In the Mood for Love

Taking place in Hong Kong of 1962, a melancholy story about the love between a woman and a man who live in the same building and one day find out that their husband and wife had an affair with each other. [more inside]
posted by Fukiyama on Feb 6, 2019 - 13 comments

Movie: Être et avoir

A documentary portrait of a one-room school in rural France, where the students (ranging in age from 4 to 11) are educated by a single dedicated teacher. [more inside]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs on Oct 20, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: The Hangover

Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 31, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: Bowling for Columbine

Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 30, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: Whale Rider

A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 29, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: 28 Days Later...

Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 28, 2018 - 13 comments

Movie: Sin City

A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 27, 2018 - 18 comments

Movie: Michael Clayton

A law firm brings in its "fixer" to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multibillion-dollar class action suit. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 26, 2018 - 14 comments

Movie: In the Bedroom

A New England couple's college-aged son dates an older woman who has two small children and an unwelcome ex-husband. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 25, 2018 - 0 comments

Movie: Avatar

A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 24, 2018 - 38 comments

Movie: Dirty Pretty Things

An illegal Nigerian immigrant discovers the unpalatable side of London life. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 23, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: The Lookout

Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 21, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: Waltz with Bashir

An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 20, 2018 - 1 comment

Movie: Syriana

A politically charged epic about the state of the oil industry in the hands of those personally involved and affected by it. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 19, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: American Psycho

A wealthy New York investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 18, 2018 - 30 comments

Movie: Frozen River

Takes place in the days before Christmas near a little-known border crossing on the Mohawk reservation between New York State and Quebec. Here, the lure of fast money from smuggling presents a daily challenge to single moms who would otherwise be earning minimum wage. Two women - one white, one Mohawk, both single mothers faced with desperate circumstances - are drawn into the world of border smuggling across the frozen water of the St. Lawrence River. Ray and Lila - and a New York State Trooper as opponent in an evolving cat-and-mouse game. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 17, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: Drag Me to Hell

A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 16, 2018 - 9 comments

Movie: Eastern Promises

A Russian teenager living in London who dies during childbirth leaves clues to a midwife in her journal that could tie her child to a crime involving a violent Russian mob family. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 15, 2018 - 9 comments

Movie: JCVD

Jean-Claude Van Damme gets involved in a bank robbery with a hostage situation and reflects about his life during it. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 14, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: The Cooler

In an old school Las Vegas casino, its top gambling jinx breaks his curse when he falls in love, much to his boss' consternation. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 13, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: Collateral

A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 12, 2018 - 12 comments

Movie: Brick

A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 11, 2018 - 12 comments

Movie: Zombieland

A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 10, 2018 - 8 comments

Movie: Lost in Translation

A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 9, 2018 - 10 comments

Movie: Hot Fuzz

A skilled London police officer is transferred to a small town that's harbouring a dark secret. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 8, 2018 - 36 comments

Movie: The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara

The story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense under President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 7, 2018 - 7 comments

Movie: Shaun of the Dead

A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 6, 2018 - 29 comments

Movie: Mean Girls

Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 5, 2018 - 14 comments

Movie: Mulholland Dr.

After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 4, 2018 - 8 comments

Movie: City of God

Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 3, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: The Incredibles

A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 2, 2018 - 27 comments

Movie: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

When their relationship turns sour, a young couple undergoes a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 1, 2018 - 9 comments

Movie: Fantastic Mr. Fox

An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 2, 2016 - 11 comments

Movie: Gosford Park

The lives of upstairs guest and downstairs servants at a party in 1932 in a country house in England as they investigate a murder involving one of them. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 28, 2015 - 10 comments

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