November 9th, 2012

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ExpDelTop100 #94 - Black Swan

There isn't really a lot to say about Black Swan that I didnt say before when I first watched this movie. Every so often I'll say that a movie is perfect for me. Usually it's something that mixes action and comedy well (ie, Zombieland). But I dont think I've ever meant it as much as I do when I refer to Black Swan.

I love love love dark and messed up movies. We know this. It is by no means new information. But usually dark movies cover dark subject matter that I'm not necessarily tied to: serial killers, drug addicts, psycopaths. I may not be any of those things. What I am is a dancer. Have been since I was three, and it's one of my biggest passions. I've actually been going so crazy the past two months that I haven't been able to dance at all with my whole knee thing going on. So yes, Black Swan is a perfect movie for me.

I hit on all the specifics before, so there isn't really much point in repeating myself. I'm really just happy to have an excuse to rewatch this film yet again.
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ExpDelTop100 #90 - 21 Jump Street

Another cheater entry. I already wrote up 21 Jump Street back when I saw it in the theater earlier this year. I just thought it was \m/ brilliant. Details are in that post.

The reason it made my list is because I'm always searching for that perfectly blended action comedy, and 21 Jump Street his the combo incredibly well. A lil harder on the comedy side, but the best gags are all in reference to the action. Fave scenes include the one where Nick Offerman pokes fun at the remake-ness of the film ("The people behind this lack creativity and they've run out of ideas....") to the 37 Jump Street line. It also has one of the greatest car chases sequences I have ever seen.

Again, go back to my original post for more love. I ain't gonna retype it all