SHITFEST 2015: INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL (2008)

Sh*t’s going down at The IPC!!! Go check out my entry for Eric Isaacs’ gloriously painful competition!!! WARNING: Contains lots and lots of bad language. Readers beware…

Isaacs Picture Conclusions

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WHAT UP, SHITFESTERS?

God, it feels good to throw Eric Isaacs back into his basement prison be welcomed back to The IPC with open arms to vent about another rancid film! For those of you who don’t know me, hello! My name is Cara, and I’d like to be your friend. Or, at the very least, I’d like you to listen to me rant. If you happen to enjoy my ranting and would like to read it on a regular basis, I run a little place known as Silver Screen Serenade, and you are welcome any ol’ time.

As always, I’d like to take a moment to provide a little prelude/warning for my regular followers: Cara rules over SSS, but during Shitfest, the villainous, rage-filled, foul-mouthed Dark Cara takes over, and it ain’t pretty. If you’re easily offended by strong language, turn back now, oh sweet and good readers!

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Things I’m Geeking About Right Now, Pt. 5

Because some things deserve this level of excitement.

Because some things deserve this level of excitement.

Hello, hello, lovely people! Gees, isn’t it amazing how many awesome things can happen in the span of a month? Well, less than a month, actually–that was the last time I did one of these posts. Is it…too soon to geek out again? Have I been geeking out too much? DO I HAVE A PROBLEM??? If you answered “yes” to any one of these questions, I apologize…but I’m gonna go ahead and geek out anyway. 😉 Continue reading

Song and Screen: MovieRob

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German Shepherd as guitar is the most excited guitar.

Howdy, friends! Well, we’ve made it to Wednesday, so we’re halfway there! And I’ve got a little something to help you get through the rest of the day–another lovely guest edition of Song and Screen! Today’s guest? Mr. MovieRob! Everyone who has been around here for awhile surely knows Rob, but just in case there are a few of you lurking about in the dark, be sure to go to his blog. Continue reading

A Pug Puppy and Kids Reenact the 2015 Oscar Nominees

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Greetings, friends! So last night was a big night for movie lovers all over. How’d YOU like the Oscars? Were you happy with the winners? And the musical performances? And Neil Patrick Harris as host? As I type this, don’t even know how I feel about this year’s Oscars because I haven’t watched them yet! (I like to get my posts ready as far in advance as possible.) Continue reading

Birdman: or the (expected) brilliance of magical realism and metacinema

One last Oscar nom reblog before the Oscars kick off tonight! This one’s a biggie. It’s nominated for a whopping NINE Oscars: Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Achievement in Directing, Best Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen), Best Achievement in Cinematography, Best Achievement in Sound Mixing, and Best Achievement in Sound Editing. So let’s talk about one of my favorites, Birdman!

Silver Screen Serenade

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Is using terms like “metacinema” and “magical realism” a little pretentious? If so, I apologize. I just get excited when I can use all those fancy lit terms I learned in school! Because Birdman is definitely a film worthy of fancy lit terms. This is one that I honestly didn’t expect to see for awhile.

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X-Men: Days of Future Past: the best X-Men film in a decade

Not quite done with those Oscar noms yet! Here’s another one nominated for a Best Achievement in Visual Effects Oscar–one of my favorites from last year, actually. Here’s my take on X-Men: Days of Future Past!

Silver Screen Serenade

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This is one I’ve been looking forward to for quite some time. Yes, I know I probably said the same about The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but this was the superhero film I was really waiting for because I do love me some X-Men. But after a very strong start with X-Men and an even stronger second outing with X2: X-Men United (which you can read my review of here on Zoë’s lovely blog), X-Men faltered big time with the atrocious X-Men: The Last Stand.

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Duets: Frank and The Imitation Game

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It’s finally FRIDAY!!! It’s funny how having Monday off makes the week seem so much longer…But we finally made it, and I finally have something new to share with you! Don’t get me wrong—I’ve got a couple more reblogs on the way this weekend, but I’ve been meaning to write about Oscar-nominated film The Imitation Game for quite a while now! Continue reading

Duets: Lucy and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Another Oscar nom (plus a bonus non-Oscar nom)! Let’s talk about one of my favorite surprises from last year. Nominated for Best Achievement in Visual Effects, here’s my take on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (and also Lucy).

Silver Screen Serenade

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Time for another couple of mini reviews! As you can see, this Duet is totally dedicated to sci-fi. One of these films I actually saw quite a while back, but I couldn’t muster up the energy for a full review. The other is one I’ve been meaning to see for some time because of all the positive reviews, and I finally got around to it yesterday. The latter was totally worth a trip to the theater—the former, not so much.

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The Lego Movie: everything IS awesome

Another one of my very favorite of the Oscar noms today! Though it should be nominated for at least one more… (*cough cough* Best Animated Film *cough cough*) Anyway, nominated for Best Achievment in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song (“Everything Is Awesome”), here’s a little reblog about The Lego Movie!

Silver Screen Serenade

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I came to the realization the other day that thus far, I’m not doing so great on catching my 20 Films of 2014. Open Grave and I, Frankenstein have both premiered, and I hardly paid any attention (though in my defense I don’t think the former ever came to a local theater, and I have heard 99% dreadful things about the latter).

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