KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER

Written by David Zellner, Nathan Zellner + Directed by David Zellner

Starring: Rinko Kikuchi

This movie is based on the urban legend of a Japanese lady believing the story of the movie “FARGO” to be true events, in which there is a suitcase full of money buried in the middle of Minneapolis.

It follows Kumiko in her boring AF life in Japan, where she works an office job she hates, has to deal with her mum and boss always demanding why she isn’t married/have a boyfriend #normal

So the legend steals the company credit card and books a one way flight to Minneapolis and literally brings no luggage…

Truly Magical and depressing.

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REVIEW OF THE WEEK

If you feel like some light hearted funny comedic drama this is a good film to start with.

Probably the most laughs I’ve heard during a Noah Baumbach film EVER. This film is funny. Like laugh out loud. I would take my mum to this film and that is saying a lot because she only really likes weird drama’s and things with Colin Firth.

Lets Start with the Cast:

Ben Stiller plays the ageing documentarian who has been working on what sounds like the most boring documentary I’ve ever heard of for over 10 years. Also look at him wearing a fedora…

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Naomi Watts: All I can say is please watch this clip of her dancing, that is all. Bless you Naomi.



Adam Driver: Possibly plays the same character in everything?? Still always very charismatic and a bit of cheeky little shit in this movie.

*Watch for his bad hair scenes #toomany*



Amanda Seyfried: Boring.



Dree Hemingway: Probs my fav character…even though her role is small she jumps around like a maniac and is very entertaining.



Maria Dizzi and Adam Horovitz (Beastie Boys) play the Baby CRAZY best friends of Stiller + Watts. They play what I feel like every new parent is like = insane, in love and sleep deprived.



Favourite scene: When they all visit a shaman’s house to drink hallucinogenic crap and vomit up their demons whilst getting extremely HIGH. = most people’s weekend

Overral not Baumbach’s best film… the plot does get a bit lost at a few points, but still worth a watch.

3/5

SOUNDTRACK APPRECIATION PT.1

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Sooooo The Royal Tenenbaums soundtrack is possibly one of the best Mark Mothersbaugh/Wes Anderson collabs. *Rushmore may win no.1*

Featuring the likes of:

John LennonNicoBob DylanVince GuaraldiThe ClashPaul SimonElliott Smith,RamonesAntonio VivaldiThe Rolling StonesNick DrakeThe Velvet UndergroundVan MorrisonEmitt RhodesMark Mothersbaugh etc.

You can listen to this timeless thang in any mood/with anyone.

Honourable scenes:

The Secret life of Margot Tenenbaum: Judy is a Punk – Ramones



Ritchie Tenenbaums’ suicide scene: Needle in the Hay – Elliot Smith



Reunited: These days – Nico



So do yourself a favour and go watch the film/hound youtube/itunes/your local record store/ebay



This Soundtrack/film is a 100% keeper.

LOST RIVER

Ryan Gosling makes his awaited Directing debut in this dreamy/fukt up looking film.

Feat the talent of Sairose Ronan, Christina Hendricks, Matt Smith, Ian De Caestecker, Ben Mendelsohn and Eva Mendes.

Watch the mesmerising trailer below. Release date TBC.



P.S

The soundtrack for Lost River has also be done by previous collaborator Johnny Jewel (Chromatics,Desire,Glass Candy,Symmetry)

Check out his Soundcloud below/listen to some featured tracks.


MOMMY

So I finally saw this yesterday and all I can say is WOW.

Now lets just say this movie obviously isn’t for everyone, like the dude sitting next to me, who when the movie finished said  “THAT WAS THE WORST FUCKING MOVIE I’VE EVER SEEN”… anyways.

The Plot:

 The film stars Anne Dorval as Diane Després, a widowed mother who is overwhelmed by the difficulty of raising her troubled, sometimes violent son Steve (Antoine Olivier Pilon) as a single parent. Després then begins to receive assistance and support from her mysterious new neighbour Kyla (Suzanne Clément). 

– Thanks Wikipedia


Let’s start with the cast.

Antoine-Olivier Pilon who plays “Steve” is truly Flawless and my teen dream in this role. I mean look how good he can blow a bubble.

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Photo: Shayne Laverdiere


Anne Dorval aka Steve’s mum Diane “Die” Després is one helluva sassy bitch with an exotic wardrobe to match *Shout outs to the wardrobe dept* and yes is her hair a wig?? idk?

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Photo: Shayne Laverdiere


Suzanne Clément plays the shy conservative neighbor “Kyla” with a speech impediment who just doesn’t know what the hell she is getting herself into, but always has perfect hair!

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Photo: Shayne Laverdiere

Now lets talk about the soundtrack! So pretty on point minus a few very questionable songs…. please Google for yourself.

Cinematographer André Turpin is on the $$ with the camera work for this film, sometimes so on point and beautiful that I could have cried (didn’t).

Director/Writer/Producer/Editor/Prodigy Xavier Dolan has also truly out done himself this time and there is a reason why “Mommy” won a gazillion awards last year.


So to sum up everything… go and see this movie if you want to feel something real. Because this movie will leave you feeling shocked,sad,speechless and amazed both during and after the film has finished.

Lbh it’s worth 138 minutes of your time and $$

4.5/5

>>>TRAILER HYPE 2015<<<

After hours/days/years of trawling youtube for movie trailers…I’ve decided to compile a k00l list of my top picks for 20fifteen.

#WHERETHEPOPCORNAT



Welcome to me : Written by Eliot Laurence + Directed by Shira Piven



Trainwreck : Written by Amy Schumer + Directed by Judd Apatow.



Mommy: Written + Directed by Xavier Dolan

*Winner of the Cannes Jury Prize 2014 and many more*



Clouds of Sils Maria: Written + Directed by Olivier Assayas 



Kelly & Cal: Written by Amy Lowe Starbin + Directed by Jen McGowan 

*Winner of SXSW Game Changer Award*



Me & Earl and the Dying Girl : Written by Jesse Andrews + Directed Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

*Winner of the Grand Jury Prize + Audience Award at the 31st Sundance Film Festival



Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief: Directed by Alex Gibney + Written by Alex Gibney and Lawrence Wright (Book)



Also! Shout out to these films that have not had their trailer’s released yet, but I’m very excited to see!!

Nasty Baby –  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3121332/

Diary of a Teenage girl – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3172532/

Mistress America – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2872462/

*P.S most of these movies previewed at this years Sundance film festival so hopefully they get a release date ASAP ROCKY*