Paradise Lost 2: Revelations

paradise 2The Scoop: 2000 documentary, directed by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky.

Summary Capsule: As though a triple homicide and a possible miscarriage of justice weren’t enough. We have to go back to Arkansas too?  Continue reading


Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills

paradise lost“People are gonna talk about me for years.”

The Scoop: 1996 documentary, directed by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky.

Tagline: It’s frightening to think they did it. It’s terrifying to think they didn’t.

Summary Capsule: Back in the day, before we knew Marilyn Manson was a joke. Continue reading

Wet Hot American Summer

Wet_hot_american_summer_poster“Well, we all survived the summer except for a few children who are lepers.”

The Scoop: 2001 R, directed by David Wain and starring Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, and Michael Showalter

Tagline: It was the last day of summer camp. It was the first day of the third week in August.

Summary Capsule: Counselors and kids dance on the grave of 1981 during summer camp’s last day

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Muppets From Space

Muppets_from_space_poster“But this is a Muppet movie. It’s much more realistic and romantic, okay?”

The Scoop: 1999 G, directed by Tim Hill and starring Kermit, Gonzo, Miss Piggy, and Sock Puppets

Tagline: Space – It’s not as deep as you think.

Summary Capsule” You see, I was contacted through my breakfast cereal and later it was confirmed to me by the cosmic fish that I am definitely from outer space.

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The Incredibly True Adventures Of Two Girls In Love

two-girls-poster“Hey, Evie, you wanna meet my weird family and eat organic pasta at my house?”

The Scoop: 1995 R, directed by Maria Maggenti and starring Laurel Holloman, Nicole Ari Parker, and Maggie Moore

Tagline: There’s a first time for everything.

Summary Capsule: Two female best friends–one lesbian, one straight–fall for each other in teenage passion.

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Lost In Translation

translation-poster“The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.”

The Scoop: 2003 R, directed by Sofia Coppola and starring Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, and Akiko Takeshita

Tagline: Everyone wants to be found.

Summary Capsule: An older actor and a young newlywed wander around Tokyo together, depressed and despairing. And the Golden Globes calls it the best comedy or musical of the year.

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