A film by John Carroll Lynch
Cast: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston
Lucky (Harry Dean Stanton) lives in Arizona is a WWII veteran who is retired, has this routine every day and does his round to see his friends and basically like all old 91 years old are waiting to die.
Here is a film that most people won’t see but deserve a chance here. It was shot in 18 days but the thing is Stanton died a few weeks before its release. Every day lucky gets up at the same time light up a cigarette does his yoga, drinks a glass of milk, goes to his local store buys milk or cigarette than goes at the bar and drinks his margarita talking to his friends. However my grandfather when he retired did not know what to do with himself and was doing the same thing gets up drinks his coffee has breakfast go the newsstand gets his paper then goes to the bar and talks to his friend, once in the while he will go to this village where he owned an apartment. The thing is that Lucky here does not know how long he has and is scared of his loneliness.
Lucky is filled with frank talk about divers subjects. Tom Skerritt plays another World War II veteran. Ed Begley, Jr. plays Lucky’s physician and has the best scene with him. Plus all sorts of others characters. The film is about death, fear and the loneliness that everyone is going to dread once they reach that age. Lucky who does not open up only to certain young people, he is the kind of man who speaks frankly and have a hard time making new friends. The film feels like a modern western with the great panorama of Arizona. The camera here tells the story, we follow Lucky everywhere. The film with people who are a bit eccentric are not easy to do but this one has an elegance to it. It is a beautiful poetic film. The ending is so perfect, it is a farewell to Stanton’s fans. This film however is the perfect one yet.
A film by James Wan.
Cast: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston.
This is going to be a classic, James woo went back to the basics when they were making them back in the 70’s. Set in 1971, The Conjuring focuses on the married paranormal researchers Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) Warren, who lecture at colleges across the US on all the interesting cases they come across. After having one of their conference they were approach by Madame Peron who told them theat her house is haunted. It doesn’t take long for the Warrens to discover that the Perron’s are being tormented by something supernatural, but what is it, and what does it want? Like the Exorcist and The Amityville Horror, the Conjuring is based from real case files from the Warren’s, which is still their most famous case to date and the worst case they have seen. Wan builds up the climax do he can scare the jesus out of you. Madame Peron will not go back to the house ever. After the ordeal for a week she din’t not go outside nor eat. For about 2 years she din’t go outside. The cast is outstanding. Nice little horror film. Also check those website out: the warrens. History vs Hollywood.
A film by Doug Liman.
Cast: Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Ron Livingston.
This is a story about Mike, a guy who left his girl in New York when he came to LA to be a star. It’s been six months since his girlfriend left him and he’s not doing so good. So, his pal and some other friends try and get him back in the social scene and forget about his 6 year relationship.
One of the guys, named Trent (Vince Vaughn), uses the word “money” as an adjective: “That’s really money. They’ll see how money you are.” This is inspired, since in Hollywood absolutely everything comes down to money. Intelligence, beauty, talent and fame go through a kind of currency exchange, and come out converted into money, less 15 percent.The movie follows Mike, Trent and a shifting cast of friends through several days, during which they drive through the Hollywood Hills looking for parties at which Trent promises there will be lots of “honey babies” to pick up. They try to pick up girls (Mike claims he’s in show biz, but the woman remembers seeing him in Starbucks, picking up an employment application) Yeah that is going to work. Have a nice day pal. They finally pick some girls and goes to their places where of course Mike blubbers about his former girlfriend and what else is new? Nice idea for a film and turn out to be great.
Peter Gibbons ( Ron Livingston) is a computer programmer working for Initech in Houston. Every day, he and his friends Samir (Ajay Naidu) and Michael Bolton (David Herman as not THAT Michael Bolton), suffer endless indignities and humiliations in their soulless workspace from their soulless boss, Bill Lumbergh (Gary Cole). For Peter, stuck in his cookie-cutter apartment with paper-thin walls and IKEA furniture, every day is worse than the one before it — so every day is the worst of his life. Gary Cole’s character wears a large, gold class ring of the style that are common for graduates from military academies. This ring was originally a prop produced for the short-lived science fiction series Crusade, on which Cole played captain Matthew Gideon. The ring was worn in every episode, and was supposed to show that Gideon was a graduate of Earthforce Military Academy. “Office Space” was the first project Cole worked on following the cancellation of Crusade and wore the ring as an in-joke, referring to his previous job. The set for Chotchkie’s is actually the restaurant “the Alligator grille” in Austin, Texas. The Alligator Grille closed down as of 2009. The directory that the bank software virus is stored on is “C:/LR427/Virus_CDEF” CDEF is a virus that dates back to 1990 and affected Macintoshes. It infects desktop files and can cause system crashes, anomalous behavior, and printing problems. It is obsolete now and was mostly harmless. It should be noted that “C:” relates to MS-DOS and MS-Windows. The iconic red stapler coveted by Milton was created for the film by the prop department. They needed a bright enough color to be seen on film and chose red. After the film was released, Swingline began to receive requests from customers for red staplers. Having stopped offering red a number of years before, they made the decision to start offering the color once more. The traffic jam in the opening scene was filmed on W Braker Lane near the Pickle Research Center in Austin, Texas.