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Posts Tagged ‘Ellen Page’

Inception

Posted by Cantankerous Panda on September 26, 2010

INCEPTION (2010)

At last, my long-awaited review for Inception is here. Who DOESN’T want to talk about this movie? Now, I’m going to attempt to write about this in a way that allows people who have yet to see it to skip over the spoilery parts, but if you’re super-strict about such things you might just want to come back here after you’ve seen it. And yes, you should see it. I am breaking my pattern here and telling you upfront that this is a film to watch. I saw The Prestige and I did not enjoy it, but I really liked this film (and yes, I understood The Prestige far too well, which is part of the reason why I didn’t like it–but I’ll get into that when I write that film up). So, for those of you who are terribly behind on your cinema exposure, go see Inception and then get back to me. Read the rest of this entry »

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Whip It

Posted by Cantankerous Panda on February 15, 2010

WHIP IT (2009)

Girl power and all that jazz, right? This is a cute film directed by one Ms. Drew Barrymore (whom I adore), and it’s basically about girls’ roller derby in Austin, Texas. Well, there’s a protagonist and a ‘story’, of course, but the reason why you watch this film is for the roller derby. It’s just awesome to see these chicks in their skimpy, funky little get-ups speeding around on their dinky little roller skates and smashing the fuck out of each other. It’s a crazy sport which looks like it could be tons of fun, but it’s not really for the dainty. Which is why it makes sense that the star of the film, Ellen Page of Juno fame (also an X-Men cast member), becomes her team’s jammer, who is supposed to use speed and maneuvering to pass the other girls on the rink and score points. Yes, they need to be able to take and deliver hits, too, but their not expected to be bulky defenders. Think of them as the quarterbacks, in a way, even though quarterbacks don’t really run a lot (I think).

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