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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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


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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