Category Archives: Saturday Matinee

The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

By Josh Kupecki Source: Austin Chronicle A whimsical comedy based on the bestselling Swedish novel (and book-club fodder) by Jonas Jonasson, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared begins with exactly that, as Allan Karlsson (Gustafsson) escapes his retirement … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The New Pearl Harbor

Source: Top Documentary Films On the very day of “September 11” several commentators drew a parallel with the historical events of Pearl Harbor. But there was also someone on the same day who offered a prediction. In fact the more … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Death to Smoochy

In defence of Death to Smoochy – the most absurd kids’ TV satire ever made By Sophie Yapp Source: Little White Lies Once a film has been critically tarnished, it’s hard to come back from that. As soon as the … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Beasts Clawing at Straws

Director: Kim Young-HoonCast: Jeon Do-Yeon, Jung Woo-Sung, Bae Sung-Woo, Youn Yuh-Jung, Jeong Man-Sik, Shin Hyun-Bin, Jung Ga-Ram, Jin Kyung, Park Ji-Hwan, Kim Joon-Han Running Time: 108 min. By Paul Bramhall Source: City of Fire Adapted from a Japanese novel by Keisuke … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: A Man Called Ove

By Odie Henderson Source: RogerEbert.com “A Man Called Ove” tells the familiar story of the curmudgeonly old man whose grumpy life is brightened by forces beyond his control. These forces take the guise of a much younger person who provides … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Suspect

An utterly ridiculous and over-the-top action movie from director Won Shin-yeon (Seven Days, A Bloody Aria), but at least it knows what it is… By Andrew Heskins Source: Eastern Kicks The suspect in question is Dong-cheol (Gong Yoo, Silenced, Finding Mr. Destiny, Coffee … Continue reading

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Two for Tuesday

Depeche Mode

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Saturday Matinee: Pi

By Roger Ebert Source: RogerEbert.com The film “Pi” is a study in madness and its partner, genius. A tortured, driven man believes (1) that mathematics is the language of the universe, (2) nature can be expressed in numbers, and (3) … Continue reading

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