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Posts Tagged ‘ John C. Reilly ’

We Need To Talk About Kevin…And Much More


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For tragic, violent events, American news outlets typically focus on the event itself, before delving into the character of the perpetrator. The aftermath is rarely shown or discussed in terms of who feels the effects. Similarly, the lead up gets the cursory glance before focusing on what caused it—outside the people in question—and how to prevent it in the future.

We Need to Talk About Kevin, based on a 2003 novel, simultaneously discusses the beforehand through the struggles of motherhood and the aftermath with how the family and town are changed. Tilda Swinton stars as Eva, a skittish woman with a tenuous hold on her sanity in the present day after her son, Kevin, terrorized her and his school two years prior. Continue reading

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Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie


Much like Troll 2 and Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, I had to watch Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie to see if it was actually as terrible as everyone says. Unlike universally agreed upon “good” movies, I feel like there is much less leeway for bad films as they are much easier to spot. A bad film by any other name is still a bad film, and there is no amount of drugs on this planet that would make this film funny. Continue reading

Cyrus


Dating is difficult, complicated and in some cases emotionally exhausting. I haven’t had the pleasure of being divorced (or married), but I can only imagine how difficult it is to stick yourself out there after being with someone for an extended period of time. This is the problem John (John C. Reilly) encounters in the beginning of Cyrus. It turned out to be his most minor problem. Continue reading

Terri


Films that cover misfits finding solace in one another to ultimately raise their self-esteem often include fantastical events not pertaining to real life. Also, the “misfits” are twenty-five-year-olds and their characters would generally be considered normal, unassuming teenagers. Terri breaks the mold by sticking to reality and casting (mostly) actors of appropriate age, but can’t escape the potential for normalcy in the main character. Continue reading

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