Wicker Park

wicker-park-poster“When you see something from afar, you develop a fantasy. But when you see it up close, 9 times out of 10, you wish you hadn’t.”

The Scoop: 2004 PG-13, directed by Paul McGuigan and starring Sleepy Tree Sloth, Rose Byrne, and Matthew Lillard

Tagline: Passion never dies.

Summary Capsule: Man flushes personal and professional life down the toilet because he thinks he saw someone he used to lust after.

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Louise does Before Sunrise [Before... Week]

before-sunrise-poster“Isn’t everything we do in life a way to be loved a little more?”

The Scoop: 1995 PG-13, directed by Richard Linklater and starring Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke.

Tagline: Can the greatest romance of your life last only one night?

Summary Capsule: Guy meets girl on a train. They spend one night together, but they know it will end come sunrise.  Continue reading

How I Got Into College [Savage Steve Holland Week]

how i got into college“That’s the beauty of the Bauer/Bennedict method. You see, you don’t have to understand us… just trust us!”

The Scoop: PG 1989, directed by Savage Steve Holland and starring Anthony Edwards, Lara Flynn Boyle and Corey Parker.

Summary Capsule: Two young high school seniors apply to Ramsey College, while the college admissions board goes insane. Continue reading

Better Off Dead [Savage Steve Holland Week]

better“Didn’t ask for a dime. Two dollars.”

The Scoop: 1985 PG, directed by Savage Steve Holland and starring John Cusack, Diane Franklin and Scooter Stevens.

Tagline: Teenage life has never been darker or funnier.

Summary Capsule: Boy loses girl, tries to kill himself many times, fails, then Overcomes All Odds to become an 80’s icon. As parodied on South Park.

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Eunice does Safety Not Guaranteed

safety-poster“Listen to me. You come to that launch site at 5:00, you take my hand, and I’ll show you who can’t time travel.”

The Scoop: 2012 R, directed by Colin Trevorrow and starring Aubrey Plaza, Jake Johnson, Mark Duplass, and Karan Soni

Tagline: N/A

Summary Capsule: A magazine intern gets drug along to get the story on a personal ad about time travel put up by some kook… or is he?

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