Sale Of The Century

22 12 2008



Idiocracy Mash-Up

2 12 2008

“Shut up.”




13 11 2008

One of my favorite clips from one of my favorite movies, Odd Couple 2.


11 11 2008

A scene from Bratz The Movie overdubed to sound like Batman. I didn’t think I would like this at first but it’s actually really good.

Wal-Mart: High Cost Of Low Price

16 10 2008

Wal-Mart: High Cost Of Low Price is a comprehensive look at all of the wrong doings of corporate giant Wal-Mart. Through a series of interviews with people of all walks of life from former Mom & Pop competitors to Chinese factory workers, Robert Greenwald, the director, systematically removes the veil behind almost every area of a Wal-Mart representives’s speeches to shareholders and the press. In contrast to other doom and gloom documentaries of late such as the Zeitgeist series, this film manages to present often jaw-dropping facts and personal accounts without leaving the viewer felling overwhelmed and helpless. By the time the film concluded, I was left seriously regretting my days as a Wal-Mart customer when I lived in Tennessee which is something that I certainly didn’t expect to happen.

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My Kid Could Paint That

10 10 2008

My Kid Could Paint That is a multi-layered documentary centering around Marla Olmstead, a four year old painter who is hailed as a child prodigy by abstract art lovers the whole world over. The film also details her rise and fall from fame and deals with the mainstream public’s apparent disdain for abstract art. Amir Bar-Lev, the director, also skillfully sets the film’s pacing to ensure that Marla’s story is told as naturally as possible. By withholding most of the footage of the media’s scathing criticisms of Marla’s art until roughly halfway through the film, he sends the viewer to ride the rollercoaster of fame right along with the family. However, the main question of the film is implied fairly early: Did Marla actually paint the paintings?

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The Freshest Kids

7 10 2008

The Freshest Kids is a documentary about the origins and future of B-boys and break dancing directed by Israel. Although it features various stories and several cameos, most notably by Mos Def and KRS-One, the film centers around the story of two break dancing crews, The Rock Steady Crew and The New York City Breakers. While the film is certainly not without it’s faults, overall it’s an interesting look into one of the less discussed aspects of Hip-Hop culture and is definitely worth watching.

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