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Note: mild season 2 spoilers

Pablo Schreiber as Mendez aka "Pornstache"
Season 2, Episode 9 “40 OZ of Furlough”
Directed by SJ Clarkson, Cinematography by Yaron Orbach

Today’s entry for The Film Experience’s Hit Me With Your Best Shot series is about the awesome show, Orange is the New Black, instead of a movie. I’m sure that there are many moments that I could have chosen from. Some may have been more deep or more important but I just fucking love this shot!

At this point in season 2, we are watching Red and Nicky discuss Red’s troubles. This is about 2/3 of the way through the season and Pornstache is finally back! or as he himself says, “Mendez is back, bitches”. Pornstache is truly the type of character that one loves to hate. Plus he’s not only a jerk but also pathetic.

For me, this scene is so perfect because it’s not only fab for those of us who are addicted to OITNB. I feel like someone could sit down, see this scene and totally get Pablo Schreiber’s character within a minute. He’s a douchebag with a job that gives him too much control over others.

Yes, the reintroduction of his character is actually used to spur the plot forward so he’s not just needlessly there but aside from that it’s just so fun.

I’d also totally love to do a collage of Natasha Lyonne as Nicky going down or getting eaten out by other girls from this season. She’s fantastic.

You can stream seasons 1 and 2 of Orange is the New Black here on Netflix.

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This is my choice for The Film Experience’s X-Men Hit Me with Your Best Shot series. In this series we choose a shot from a movie that is in some way meaningful to us.

I had to go with this shot because of the relationship between Rogue and Wolverine in the movie. This is a very visually stunning movie, especially considering that it is now 14 years old. Wow, time flies. However one of the things that has always stood out for me is both Anna Paquin’s fantastic performance as Rogue and her tenacity in dealing with Wolverine. In Rogue we have a character who is fearful of herself but not so much of hunting down the seriously tough Wolverine, in a dive bar so dangerous that I might not even visit.

Despite her fear of injuring others with her power, she can’t help but run to Wolverine’s side during a night terror. In the scene above we see him accidentally stabbing her due to a protective reflex in his sleep. Even in this situation, she is strong enough to come to terms with things quickly enough to heal herself from this deadly injury by feeding off of Wolverine’s power.

Of course, she hasn’t mastered her ability yet and is lucky not to kill him but we all have to start somewhere. I bet there are Freudian explanations of this scene out there equating it to penetration but I would disagree. Yes, there is unrequited sexual tension between them (since she’s a teen & he’s who knows how old) but this is more about trust and friendship.

If you are one of those naysayers who hates True Blood and hence disparages Paquin’s acting, I urge you to watch not only this movie but her young 90’s work. She’s always been quite talented. Dislike Sookie, if you want, but don’t blame it on Anna.

The top screencap is my my choice but I also included the following two to really flesh out what the scene is about. Plus I’m writing a lot about Paquin so I couldn’t not include a cap with her face actually in frame.

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xmen 3

You can rent X-Men via Amazon Instant here (affiliate link).

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This post is for the Film Experience’s Hit Me With Your Best Shot series. In this series you choose a frame of a movie that means something to you. I talked about the movie not long ago in a Netflix post so I’m not really going to say to much about it here.

Even though I’d watched it earlier this year I had no idea what I would choose as my favorite shot. It’s not that the film isn’t beautiful, it’s just that I remember it more for it’s music.

Pocahontas hands

In the end I went with this shot. It’s very simple. However it seems quite meaningful. It’s when Pocahontas and John are meeting for the first time. He is putting his hand out to help her up and it shows an initial trust on her part to actually take it.

Of course I couldn’t resist taking a few more screencaps for fun.

Beautiful shot by very talented animators. I can see why multiple bloggers chose this shot.

Beautiful shot by very talented animators. I can see why multiple bloggers chose this shot.

Governor Ratcliffe is a terrible human being but he has wonderful taste in (dream) apparel.

Governor Ratcliffe is a terrible human being but he has wonderful taste in (dream) apparel.

aw, their first kiss

aw, their first kiss

I have pugs so during my recent viewings of the film I couldn’t help but get a kick out of Percy the pug. So here are some fun Percy caps.

percy 1

percy 2

percy shocked

You can read Nathaniel’s thoughts on the film here and click here to see everyone’s picks from Pocahontas.

Pocahontas is currently available on Netflix Instant Streaming

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This post is for The Film Experience’s Hit Me With Your Best Shot series. This series concerns choosing a shot from a current film that has been chosen and sharing why it’s your favorite shot and/or in some way important to you.

The Talented Mr. Ripley was released in the late 90’s. While I don’t think that the 90’s are a particularly important time for movies in general it was important to me. It was in the mid 90’s, as a pre-teen, that I realized how much movies meant to me. Prior to that I wasn’t old enough to care about any movie that wasn’t just pure fun, a drama like this wouldn’t have appealed to me. Luckily I grew up.

The Talented Mr. Ripley is a long, yet fascinating film about sociopath Tom Ripley (Matt Damon) who is adept at studying and mimicking others. He uses this to his advantage when during happenstance he meets a rich father who hires him to bring his fun loving son who has traveled abroad back to the US. The man assumes that he went to school with his son due to what he is wearing and sensing an opportunity he doesn’t disabuse him of the notion.

He studies up on the son, Dickie Greenleaf’s (Jude Law), interests to figure out how to endear himself to him after arranging a faux meet cute. The only thing that I really find silly about the film is that Damon isn’t really considered one of the beautiful people (hence he wears glasses, ah!).

At any rate, there are many important moments in the movie. However Tom often seems to wear a blank expression during key moments, which are what I often go for. Despite this it was still difficult to choose a scene.

Matt Damon in The Talented Mr. Ripley

I chose the above scene as at this point in the movie he is going back and forth between playing Ripley and playing Dickie Greenleaf. To me it seems as if he’s looking in the mirror to see which he is playing at.

Matt Damon in The Talented Mr. Ripley

I also almost chose this last scene which is amazing but probably pretty obvious.

and just for fun…

Jude Law in The Talented Mr. Ripley

gratuitous, shirtless Jude Law

If you are an Amazon Prime member you can watch The Talented Mr. Ripley for free, otherwise you can rent it from them by clicking here.

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Warning: Spoilers Abound

4 out of 5 stars

Yet another movie that I wouldn’t know existed if it weren’t for the amazing, VideoETA.com. You see VideoETA is a great resource for finding out both theatrical and home release dates of movies. Often while checking to find the date of a film I know about I discover hidden gems. These are often films that had a limited or direct to DVD release.

That was the case with Perfect Sense, also known as The Last Word. It is a perfect case of this, as the film was released in only 1 theater for 1 week. It was directed by David Mackenzie and written by Kim Fupz Aakeson. It was shot and set in Glasgow.

If you only saw the film’s cover you may just go in thinking that it’s a standard romantic drama but it’s so much more. This 2011 drama is actually the most disturbing movie that I’ve seen this year.

The movie is about a horrifying disease that individually steals humans’ senses. As the film progresses, we gradually see and feel the characters lose their senses of smell, taste, sound and finally sight. It’s implied that they will eventually lose touch as well.

Although the movie shows how this would affect large populations of people in various countries (most likely using stock footage of actual riots, etc, which is also incredibly disturbing) it mainly focuses on how this would affect us as individuals.

The movie focuses on Michael (Ewan McGregor), a chef with intimacy issues, and Susan (Eva Green), a scientist who is sick of men mistreating her.

Despite her annoyance at the interruption of a phone call, Susan first meets Michael when he bums a cigarette from her. Their meet cute takes place easily since he is a chef at a restaurant right across the alley from her apartment.

Despite her initial reticence at getting involved with a player Susan decides to dine one night after hours with Michael. This is during the beginning of their loss of senses. This causes a very close connection between them as they simultaneously lose their sense of smell.

As they lose more and more senses they rely on and fall for each other. This is incredibly romantic and seductive. They let down their defenses and tell each other things they’ve never told another soul because they can feel everything ending and need something honest.

“Want to go dancing?”
“Sure”
“Get drunk?”
“Sure”
“smoke cigarettes?”
“Always”

Despite the interspersed footage of riots and the horror of the situation, including the fact that as someone who has been studying this epidemic from the beginning, Susan admits that no one really knows what will happen next, for a while things are going better than normal for the characters. Why? LOVE, of course.

Unfortunately, prior to the loss of each sense, humans experience a heightened sense or emotion. So prior to the loss of hearing they become very angry and violent. This is when Michael scares and drives away Susan after yelling terrible things at her and then wrecking his own home.

This causes them to be apart during the horror of losing their hearing. However they both try their best to enjoy life as they can. Michael eventually goes back to work and Susan learns to love her sisters’ family (instead of just being jealous of them).

“…and if there had been anybody left to see them, then they would look like normal lovers, caressing each others’ faces, bodies close together, eyes closed, oblivious to the world around them…”

With the impending loss of sight, our lovers’ realize how important love and being with those you love is. So they reunite as the darkness closes in.

Yes, that is Trainspotting’s Ewen Bremner (Spud)!

In addition to love overcoming the worst we are also repeatedly presented with the idea that life goes on and humans learn to adapt. This is often shown to great effect at the restaurant that Michael works at. For instance, when people lose their sense of smell (which is tied to taste) the chefs decide that they must increase the spiciness of the dishes to really give the customers flavor. Later as taste goes dining out is more about texture and feeling special as you spend time with a loved one and are waited on.

Perfect Sense is most definitely not an easy film to watch. In fact, you may cry. However, it’s incredibly touching, interesting and innovative. It is a must watch!

This movie also available at Redbox kiosks.

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Note: I think this is an amazing movie. I just reserve 5 stars for movies with rewatchability. That rarely includes dramas, especially ones this heavy. I can’t see me watching this over and over.

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