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Ambien Review #5: Kick-Ass

Immediately before writing this review, I wrote the following sentence about the movie Forbidden Sun: “Mary had a little lamb and that lamb was the night of the lepus. Lepus bunnies jumping over bunnies in lepusland tonight.”

I remember thinking “Man, this is great storytelling,” but I knew that Forbidden Sun, being an obscure movie with an absurd plot worth explaining coherently, deserved a regular review, so instead I moved on to Kick-Ass. I try not to explain much about these reviews. I’m always tempted to offer up translations, but I know that they’re funnier without. But this review (which honestly, I’m not that into) actually needs a little context for the boringly near-coherent middle section where I complain about the theater I saw it at. This would be Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, which is owned by Robert Redford, and they have this stupid thing where you have to choose your seats at the box office before you go in. When they first introduced it, it sounded pleasant enough, but now I can’t stand it and I defiantly choose my seats at random on their dumb fucking computer screen, and sit wherever I fucking want once I’m inside. Anyway, all you really needed to know to get one of the references in the review is that Robert Redford owns the theater, and the rest, like I said, is easy to understand (disappointingly so, I feel).

The next Ambien Review I post will be for Labyrinth, and it was written the same night as Shutter Island and is seriously ten times crazier.

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Ambien Review #4: Shutter Island

March 29
Shutter Island – 2010, 35mm
Martin Scorsese
9.0

DANCE MAGIN DANCE SHUTTER ISLAND THE MOVIE. Scorsese send Leonardo DiCapripo over to thinvestiveat an island prison that will make your eyes shudder. There may be spoilers In ths is re e view but theu wil prabdlfy be foe thw movie labrynth becase that’s the one I just got done with exploring my innermost thoughts with and am still listening to the soundtrack of. So is Leo actyually insane, or is he made to be insane/? Did Connolly get her brother back? Did that world actually exist? Theses are important film discussions to have wit hother filmic scholars. SHUTTer ISLAnd IS CrAZY. I love Leo in stuff, and I like movies where Scorsese portrays someone slowly going crazy, because that’s a running them n his work.. BUT these words seem tired, and they are crawling under the bed of the words beneath them, so check this out. Mark Ruddalo is also in the movie as an interesting person. He’s trying to find a missing girl, and he finds variations of that girl. What did he find? I cannot tell you. Mental hopsoitabl inamates were pretty creedpu, and Emily Mortimor hasd a very good moment. Whatver the ending is, I found it sadder than Labrynth. Poor Leo DiCapz. Did I saw that I loved it! OMG, it’s really good!!!! Leo will smite your skunt with charm and verisimilitude. It’s onlu forever. Not long for long. I am hiccupping again.

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