Rest in Peace - Robin Williams"As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.” 
-his wife Susan Schneider

Rest in Peace - Robin Williams

"As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”

-his wife Susan Schneider

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Zombie Diaries 2 (2011)

Directors: Michael Bartlett & Kevin Gates
Writer: Kevin Gates
Cinematographer: George Carpenter
Editors: Drew Cullingham & Mark Tehnsuko
Production Designer: Michael Bell
Costume Designer: Millie Sloan
Music Composer: Pete Renton
Cast: Philip Brodie, Alix Wilton Regan, Rob Oldfield, Vicky Araico

Camera: Canon EOS 7D - Sony HVR-A1E

Filming Locations: England, UK

Three months have passed since a viral outbreak wiped out 99.9% of the world’s population, turning its victims into flesh-eating living dead. In the UK, a surviving band of soldiers and civilians have taken refuge at a rural military barracks. Life in this new world is tough and brutal, but hope appears when a high level communication is received from a military base on the coast, telling of sanctuary elsewhere in Europe… But just as salvation appears to be in reach, the base suffers an overwhelming defeat at the hands of the living dead. 

❤ N/A – According to my records..I have seen this movie, but I don’t remember a thing about it. I only remember why I watched it and it’s because when I worked at Blockbuster, I’ve rented almost every new release title we ever got. Why not when they’re free? That might explain some of the completely random movies added to my ‘watched’ list. Obviously some of them are so bad that it’s erased from my mind, this being one of them. 

(watched October 6, 2011)

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Zookeeper (2011)

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Director: Frank Coraci
Writers: Nick Bakay (screenplay), Rock Reuben (screenplay), Kevin James (screenplay), Jay Scherick (story & screenplay), David Ronn (story & screenplay)
Cinematographer: Michael Barrett
Editor: Scott Hill
Production Designer: Kirk M. Petruccelli
Costume Designer: Mona May
Music Composer: Rupert Gregson-Williams
Cast: Kevin James, Rosario Dawson, Leslie Bibb, Ken Jeong

Camera: Panavision Genesis HD Camera, Panavision Primo Lenses

Filming Locations: Massachusetts, USA - New York, USA

❤ 40% – I don’t know about you, but when there’s that many people involved in writing the screenplay, that tells me it’s not a good one. You usually get the best scripts when it’s one writer, two at most. Other than that, I’m still not convinced that Kevin James can carry a movie as the lead character. But since his movies are directed towards more of a family audience anyway, it works fine in that case. 

(watched October 6, 2011)

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Henry’s Crime (2010)

Director: Malcolm Venville
Writers: Sacha Gervasi (screenplay & story), David N. White (screenplay), Stephen Hamel (story)
Cinematographer: Paul Cameron
Editor: Curtiss Clayton
Production Designer: Chris Jones
Costume Designer: Melissa Toth
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Vera Farmiga, James Caan

Camera: Arricam ST, Cooke S4 Lenses Arriflex 235, Cooke S4 Lenses

Filming Locations: New York, USA

Released from prison for a crime he didn’t commit, an ex-con targets the same bank he was sent away for robbing.

❤ 61% – Vera Farmiga just keeps proving how good she is at acting. Keanu Reeves wasn’t that bad. James Caan was a joy. A fun take to the bank heist theme, but overall kind of boring. 

(watched October 5, 2011)

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Cracks (2009)

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Director: Jordan Scott
Writers: Ben Court (screenplay), Caroline Ip (screenplay), Jordan Scott (screenplay), Sheila Kohler (novel)
Cinematographer: John Mathieson
Editor: Valerio Bonelli
Production Designer: Ben Scott
Costume Designer: Alison Byrne
Music Composer: Javier Navarrete
Cast: Eva Green, Juno Temple, Maria Valverde, Imogen Poots

Camera: Panavision Cameras and Lenses

Filming Locations: Dublin, Ireland - Kells, Ireland - Wicklow, Ireland - England, UK

A look at the lives and relationships among girls at an elite boarding school.

❤ 90% – I think it’s in the Scott’s family genes to naturally be good at directing. I had to check IMDb to realize the director is in fact Ridley Scott’s daughter. Well directed, well acted, and beautifully shot cinematography. Definitely driven by the characters with such charm and charisma. One of my favorite roles from Eva Green. 

(watched October 4, 2011)

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Eat Pray Love (2010)

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Director: Ryan Murphy
Writers: Ryan Murphy (screenplay), Jennifer Salt (screenplay), Elizabeth Gilbert (book)
Cinematographer: Robert Richardson
Editor: Bradley Buecker
Production Designer: Bill Groom
Costume Designer: Michael Dennison
Music Composer: Dario Marianelli
Cast: Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, Richard Jenkins, Viola Davis

Camera: Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision Primo Lenses 
Panavision Panaflex Millennium, Panavision Primo Lenses

Filming Locations: Bali, Indonesia - Haryana, India - Delhi, India - Rome, Italy - Naples, Italy - New York, USA

A married woman realizes how unhappy her marriage really is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey to “find herself”.

❤ 55% – Yes, I was one of many females out there who read this book. And I’d have to say the film itself definitely didn’t satisfy me much as a reader. Something tells me I’m not the only one. I loved what they did with “Eat”, but “Pray” and “Love” not so much. The only pluses I’ll mention is that I actually find Julia Roberts to be perfect for this role. That and it was shot by Robert Richardson, a killer cinematographer. 

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Marry Me (2010)

Director: James Hayman
Writer: Barbara Hall
Cinematographer: Neil Roach
Editors: David Beatty & Michael N. Knue
Production Designer: Eric Weiler
Costume Designer: Amanda Riley
Cast: Lucy Liu, Steven Pasquale, Bobby Cannavale, Enrique Murciano

Camera: N/A

Filming Location: Georgia, USA

Rae Carter, a former artist now working as a social worker, has always believed in the fairy-tale romance. But when her long-term relationship with boyfriend, Adam, falls apart, her beliefs are shaken.

❤ 30% – It’s your typical Lifetime movie, except with an Asian twist since you get Lucy Liu. That is all.

(watched October 2, 2011)

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The Heart Specialist (2006)

Director: Dennis Cooper
Writer: Dennis Cooper
Cinematographer: Yasu Tanida
Editors: Juan Garza & Jonathan Schwartz
Production Designer: Alethea Root
Costume Designer: Tammie Marie Hicks
Cast: Wood Harris, Zoe Saldana, Brian White, Mya

Camera: N/A

Filming Location: California, USA - Florida, USA

Suave Harvard Medical School grad Ray Howard seems destined to specialize in womanizing. That is, until he heads to Florida to intern under the tutelage of chief resident Dr. Sidney Zachary. With help from his girlfriend, “Dr. Z” sets out to mold Ray into a caring, responsible doctor. Along the way, he shares some important truths and a whole lot of humor in this sexy romantic comedy.

❤ N/A – Honestly, there was nothing memorable about watching this one.. that’s mostly due to the fact that it’s been almost 3 years since I’ve seen it. But obviously if I don’t recall much, I must have not liked or cared enough about it. The only thing I remember is that I only watched it because of Zoe Saldana..

(watched October 2, 2011)

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The Caller (2011)

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Director: Matthew Parkhill
Writer: Sergio Casci
Cinematographer: Alexander Melman
Editor: Gabriel Coss
Production Designer: Guifre Tort Ortiz
Costume Designer: Natalia Collazo
Cast: Rachelle Lefevre, Stephen Moyer, Lorna Raver, Ed Quinn, Luis Guzmán

Camera: Red One Camera, Cooke S4 and Zeiss Super Speed Lenses

Filming Location: Puerto Rico

Troubled divorcee Mary Kee is tormented by a series of sinister phone calls from a mysterious woman. When the stranger reveals she’s calling from the past, Mary tries to break off contact. But the caller doesn’t like being ignored, and looks for revenge in a unique and terrifying way…

❤ 69% – May not be the most original idea for a story, but it still got me interested. Getting strange phone calls can be quite scary whether you experienced it yourself or not, so to see it at its worst on screen can be fun. Just hearing the old, mysterious lady on the phone say “Is Bobby there?” is creepy enough alone. I know I’d be scared shitless if I was the one receiving those calls. 

(watched October 1, 2011)

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Dance Fu (2011)

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Director: Cedric the Entertainer
Writers: Kel Mitchell & Janis Woody
Cinematographer: Marc Shap
Production Designer: Kelsey Fowler
Costume Designer: Renee Diane Hall
Editor: David L. Bertman
Cast: Kel Mitchell, Cedric the Entertainer, Kat Graham, Gary Anthony Sturgis

Camera: N/A

Filming Location: California, USA

A young championship dancer seeking fortune and fame is forced to avenge the death of his uncle.

❤ 10% – Sometimes I just watch really poorly made movies and Dance Fu is one of them. It sounded like it would have enough potential for a comedy to mix dancing with kung fu and have a few decent actors to go with it, but nothing worked. If it weren’t for my free rentals during my employment at Blockbuster, I would never have bothered with this one.

(watched October 1, 2011)

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