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May 18th, 2005

06:23 pm - cool!

This poignant film follows two orphaned siblings, Joseph (Vincent Rottiers) and Chloé (Adele Haenel), who try to discover the truth about their parents. Abandoned when they were tiny, these two children have always tried to stay together with 12-year-old Joseph being fiercely protective of his 13-year-old autistic sister. Together they travel through France with the vague dream of finding their parents' home, but are put in a home for disturbed children, near Marseilles. They then run away together to escape the authorities, but Joseph is forced to turn to crime to protect them. Written and directed by Christophe Ruggia, also starring Rochdy Labidi. (In French, English subtitles) (2002) MA (S,L,A) WS
this is freaking awsome! the girl that plays cloe is so freaking cool! she plays an autistic person so well, she is so amazig!
I just loved this film! i bawled my eyes out! it is so moving! 

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July 19th, 2004

10:47 pm - Recommendation of the Week (July 19 - July 25)

Title: Sleeper
Director: Woody Allen
Year: 1973

If Interiors was Woody Allen's Bergman movie, and Stardust Memories was his Fellini movie, then you could say that Sleeper is his Buster Keaton movie. Relying more on visual/conceptual/slapstick gags than his trademark verbal wit, Sleeper is probably the funniest of what would become known as Allen's "early, funny films" and a milestone in his development as a director. Allen plays Miles Monroe, cryogenically frozen in 1973 (he went into the hospital for an ulcer operation) and unthawed 200 years later. Society has become a sterile, Big Brother-controlled dystopia, and Miles joins the underground resistance--joined by a pampered rich woman (Diane Keaton at her bubbliest). Among the most famous gags are Miles's attempt to impersonate a domestic-servant robot; the Orgasmatron, a futuristic home appliance that provides instant pleasure; a McDonald's sign boasting how-many-trillions served; and an inflatable suit that provides the means for a quick getaway. The kooky unthawing scenes were later blatantly (and admittedly) ripped off by Mike Myers in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery.

(Watch the Trailer @ Video Detective)

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July 13th, 2004

07:21 am - The Collection

My trading collection. I only do VHS copies. But please, if you dont see something you want, ask... cause i might have it.

Things im looking for...

-Living Hell by Shugo Fujii
-Shark Skin Man And Peach Hip Girl
-2046 by Wong Kar-Wai
-The Bird People Of China
-Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...And Spring

Im sure there are more, but these are the main ones im looking for.

Thanks. =)

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July 12th, 2004

01:47 pm - Recommendation of the Week (July 12 - July 18)

Title: Gambit
Director: Ronald Neame
Year: 1966

Gambit is an engaging caper comedy that teams Michael Caine's inventive but unlucky theif with Shirley MacLaine's mute and mysterious woman of the world...or is she?

Harry Dean (Michael Caine) has a plan to pull off a major robbery and needs Nicole (Shirley MacLaine) as a gambit and windowdressing. He outlines his ideas about his perfect crime in a dream sequence and then meets Nicole, and nothing goes quite right again. The target is a valuable art treasure, jealousy guarded by ruthless owner Herbert Lom, and Caine's plan is - to say the least - unusual.

Likeable performances from Caine and MacLaine as the Cockney con-man and the Eurasian showgirl in Hong Kong who conspire to steal a priceless statue from Lom. It's a shame they didn't get together for another film of this sort. You will love this film that veers erratically from comedy to thriller and back again to romance. Go ahead - tell the ending - it's too hilarious to keep secret - but please don't tell the beginning!

(Watch the Trailer @ Video Detective)

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July 8th, 2004

11:07 pm
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10:25 pm - Recommendation of the Week (July 4-July 11)

Title: Blood Feast
Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis
Year: 1963

This Herschell Gordon Lewis classic concerns an average family, who in its pursuit of "keeping up with the Jones" has the extreme misfortune of hiring an exotic, insane Egyptian (Ramses) to cater the twenty-first birthday party of their daughter (played by former playmate Connie Mason.)

Through murders, mutilations, and mind-twisted slayings, Ramses gathers the grisly ingredients for his culinary masterpiece. In his distorted mind these gruesome deeds have something to do with the reincarnation of Ishtar, an Egyptian goddess. Believe me, this guy is incredibly weird! In a graphically detailed dream sequence, the high priest (Jerome Eden) performs his pulsating heart-ectomy on a young girl in a ritual sacrafice.

A police detective, who is the fiance to our birthday girl, learns of Ramses bizarre deeds, and goes in search of the madman. The final components for Ramses Bloodfeast must come from the birthday girl herself...and that ingredient is left to the viewers imagination. The blood-churning gore effects in Bloodfeast are some of the most catastrophic acts of horror on film...so outrageous and so mercenary that most consider this film...in a strange, satirical way...to be quite funny!

Since its premiere in 1963 this film has established an incredible cult following and today still plays theatrically across the country. It has also been featured in John Water's comedy, Serial Mom.

(Watch the Trailer @ Video Detective)

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10:20 pm - Welcome to The Film House!

Greetings! This a community for film buffs and collectors. I created this community as a means of discussing, reviewing, and trading the movies that we love - especially those obscure favorites that no one knows exists! I decided to make The Film House a members-only community as merely a means of keeping track of how many people there are...

Note: Please do not sell any items on this community. This is trading from collector to collector only. Please do not post anything obscene or pornographic. Also, please do not trade titles that are copyrighted or currently available for sale through any film studio. This is strictly for fun, not for profit.

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