Politi-Flix

Educational Superfreaks

Waiting for ‘Superman’
A documentary about our troubled educational system and the need for reform; Directed by Davis Guggenheim
 
Freakonomics
A documentary applying economic theories to seemingly uneconomic human behaviors and societal issues; Directed by Alex Gibney, et al.
 
Jackass 3D
A documentary about being radically gross and stupid; Directed by Jeff Tremaine
 

An open secret

RED
Starring Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman,
Helen Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker, Karl Urban, Richard Dreyfuss,
Directed by Robert Schwentke

TOP SECRET
 
CODE NAME: RED

Revenge of the NERDS

The Social Network
Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Armie Hammer
Directed by David Fincher

Let Me In
Starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloe Moretz, Richard Jenkins
Directed by Matt Reeves

Catfish
Starring Yaniv Schulman, Megan Faccio
Directed by Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman

Surfing the Internet, Politi-Flix recently came upon this curious website:

Political cartoon animals

Alpha and Omega
 
Starring the voices of Justin Long, Hayden Panettiere, Dennis Hopper, Danny Glover, Christina Ricci
Directed by Anthony Bell and Ben Gluck

 
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole
 
Starring the voices of Abbie Cornish, Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Helen Mirren
Directed by Zack Snyder

MORE of the Same

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Starring Michael Douglas, Shia LeBeouf, Carey Mulligan, Josh Brolin, Frank Langella, Eli Wallach, Susan Sarandon
Directed by Oliver Stone

This film scrolls along like a Stock Market ticker rolling across the bottom of your television screen when watching CNN or some other cable news channel. And like that ticker’s measurement of the up and down vacillations of the market, this film’s ticker similarly documents the film’s pluses and minuses as its running time unspools. Below are some tickers and their translations from various moments of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.

Dogtooth is 'dogging' for your vote

Dogtooth
 
Starring Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, Aggeliki Papoulia, Mary Tsoni, Hristos Passalis, Anna Kalaizidou
Directed by Giorgos Lanthimos

 
My name is Dogtooth and I’m running at an art house theater near you. You may not have heard of me, or think that I have a chance to secure your funding support at the ticket counter, but I believe I am just as worthy of your consideration as any other filmic candidate vying for your time and attention this fall.

Choices, choices

Machete
 
Starring Danny Trejo, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Jeff Fahey, Robert De Niro, Steven Seagal, Don Johnson, Lindsay Lohan, Cheech Marin
Directed by Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis

 
Centurion
 
Starring Michael Fassbender, Olga Kurylenko, Dominic West
Directed by Neil Marshall

The critic is (not) all right

The Kids Are All Right
 
Starring Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska
Directed by Lisa Chloldenko

Simulated cinema

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
 
Starring Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ellen Wong, Kieran Culkin
Directed by Edgar Wright

 
As this film is pitched to the “young people of today” who are steeped in the world of video gaming, below is a handy instruction and terminology reference guide to help everyone — gamers and non-gamers alike — to experience Scott Pilgrim vs. the World:

You have the right to remain un-amused ...

The Other Guys
 
Starring Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson
Directed by Adam McKay

Cinematic Incident Report Form
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