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Friday, December 11, 2009

Boots' Best - films to see before H1N1 kills EVERYONE dead

NETFLIX makes me peckish.

The concept of having movies delivered to my mailbox is brilliant; My car is parked across a bridge and it's frickin' cold outside. Not only does NETFLIX manage a 2-3 day turnaround through the USPS but they also have 1ooo's of movies you can watch instantly on your computer.

Here are some I rather fancy-

BIGGER STRONGER FASTER (2008)

Mainly a documentary about steriods, this film was done by a body building enthusiast who chose not to juice up while both of his brothers went though needles habitually.

Unlike Michael Moore and other "documentarians" the filmmaker manages to be guinuinely unbiased as he questions doctors, weightlifters, athletes, a parent who's son supposedly killed himself because of steriods, and many others. This is blended with footage of the steriod hearings on capital hill concerning their use in baseball, Arnold the Governator, Sylvestor Stallone, and that guy with the obscenely huge bicepts who was arrested for steriod possession.





WACO: THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (1997)

David Koresh and his followers were a bunch of religious nuts who killed themselves, right?

This documentary examines the evidence and gives a truely believable argument which contradicts this widely held belief perpetuated by the media and the government.

I guarantee you this film will open your eyes!


THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY (2007)

Based on the true story of former ELLE magazine editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and can only communicate by blinking his eye.

The film opens from Jean-Dominigue's persepective as he sees doctors and nurses analysing what is wrong with him. Throughout their questioning and prodding we hear Jean-Dominigue's internal dialogue.

As time goes by, Jean-Dominigue is able to communicate and even dictate his autobiography by blinking his one eye.

An amazing story and brilliant film!




THE FALL (2006)

Perhaps the most beautiful movie of all time, visually and emotionally!

Directed by Tarsem Singh, the guy behing R.E.M's Losing My Religion video and The Cell Staring J-LO and Private Pyle(from Full Metal Jacket), anf filmed over several years in dozens of different countries, The Fall is what could happen if The Princess Bride, The Wizard of Oz, and Pan's Labrynth had a baby.

YOU MUST PAY ATTENTION TO THIS FILM!

This isn't the kind of story where you play on your computer or cook dinner while it's playing. I've seen it about 4 times now and on each viewing I catch something new or make a connection I hadn't before.




I love this movie, unconditionally. Unfortuanately not many people have seen it or even heard of it for that matter!

Grab a loved one, turn off the lights and prepare to be amazed! You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll thank God for truly amazing art!

4 comments:

  1. I've heard good things about the steroid doc, and "Diving Bell and the Butterfly", of course.

    I'll have to check out "The Fall" sometime. A Princess Bride/Wizard of Oz/Pan's Labyrinth baby intrigues me. What's the general plot about?

    Have you seen "Fresh" or "Food, Inc" yet? I'd be curious what you thought of them, particularly the quasi-guerrilla marketing of "Fresh".

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  2. Speaking of documentaries, we just watche "The Unmistaken Child" last week- about a buddhist monk's quest to find the reincarnation of his deceased master. We loved it.

    Now i really want to see The Fall
    -A

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  3. baroness van bitzenhoferDecember 11, 2009 at 6:46 PM

    I asked for 'Food, Inc.' for Christmas and hope I get it!! 'Fresh' is great; I would've liked it to have been longer, but I think it's a great film to get people thinking and take the time to look into things further on their own.

    I've never heard of these films, but they do sound interesting. Teebore - ditto on The Fall.

    P.S. That bicep guy looks like he has tumors on his arms. Gross.

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  4. THE FALL is about 2 hrs.

    Oh, the plot? I'd hate to give too much away but I guess the general storyline is about a guy who's broken his back performing a stunt in a movie telling a little girl with a broken arm a story.

    DON'T READ ANYTHING ONLINE OR EVEN ON THE DVD'S PACKAGING BECAUSE IT GIVES TOO MUCH AWAY!

    The opening sequence is easily one of the top five opening's of all time!

    I haven't seen FRESH or FOOD,INC yet but the latter is on netflix as an instant play so I'll most likely get to it soon.

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