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Dear Mr. Watterson

Dear Mr. Watterson is a documentary film about the greatest comic strip in the history of the universe: Calvin & Hobbes.

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The 2TFU 2013 list of movies you need to want to see

These are in no particular order or ranking system, just a general list of movies coming out this year that look extremely good. Go buy tickets.

Kick-Ass 2

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If you saw the first Kick-Ass you probably enjoyed it quite a bit, I mean Nic Cage? No contest. The trailer for the sequel makes it seem like they stuck to their roots and I’m hoping that will make for another really well balanced and extremely unique film.

Plus this one has Jim Carrey.

Runner, Runner

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Don’t let the shitty movie poster throw you, this one actually looks decent. It’s like a mix of Rounders, 21, and The Social Network had a baby with Casino. It’s got JT so it’ll probably be decent, even with Benny boy dragging it down.

PLUS: JEAN-RALPHIO BONUS POINTS

Coffee Town

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Okay, so this cast is just great. Dennis from It’s Always Sunny, Stevie from Eastbound and Down, Josh Groban, and Jean-Ralphio from Parks and Rec. AND NO! I’m not going to put their real names because this is how they are referred to 90% of the time.

PLUS: JEAN-RALPHIO BONUS POINTS

Obligatory Nature Documentary: Blackfish

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This one could be pretty fascinating. Orcas are like the pitbull of the sea, in the sense that people think they’re inherently mean and will bite people. This movie goes inside the widely publicized death of a Sea World trainer a few years back and looks at what could have motivated it: the wrangling of the young whales, keeping them in tiny dark storage containers for months, or simply just keeping a wild animal in captivity for so long. It’s getting a lot of buzz in the Sundance community and I think it could be a winner.

The Kings of Summer

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This will be known one of the best movies of the year. Although it’s already out, it’s tough to find showings, although it seems to recently have gained more attention and is getting slotted on more screens. Nick Offerman aka Ron Swanson is fantastic and the overall plot makes for one of the best feel-good movies I’ve seen in years. It brings you back to being a teenager and makes you want to get out and enjoy the world. GO SEE IT NOW!

RON SWANSON BONUS POINTS

Paranoia

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Although there isn’t a movie poster out yet for this one, and even though I fucking hate Liam Hemsworth, I will still be seeing this. Gary Oldman is at it again, this time with a lil’ cockney in ‘im, and it looks like he’ll be fucking stellar in this. Harrison Ford, even though he’s 70, still has some serious screen present. The plot looks like your standard double spy getting double crossed but it’s always fun to see who comes out on top in these.

OKAY THIS NEXT ONE MAY OR MAY NOT BE THE MOVIE I’M MOST EXCITED FOR THIS YEAR

FILTH

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Yes. This movie will be tremendous. James McAvoy can do no wrong, AND it’s based off of the book written by Irvine Welsh (the author of Trainspotting, another trmendous book that became a great movie as well). McAvoy stars as a deranged, perverted, drug addict police man. The story, in typical Welsh form, is a gritty and almost too realistic look at an often ignored segment of reality with bits of surrealism/hallucinations/absurdity mixed in. The trailer makes it seem like a movie that you wouldn’t be able to look away from, and I don’t plan on it.

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Real life 23-year-old game of “tag” to be turned into a motion picture

For 23 years, a group of friends from Washington state have been playing a game of tag. It started in high school, and went through college. Rules eventually developed that turned it into a no-holds-barred, nationwide game that goes on every year throughout the month of February. Who ever is “it” will travel all over the country to tag one of their competitors, sometimes creating elaborate schemes to do so. Whoever is “it” at the end of the month is “it” for the whole year.

In January, the novel idea caught the interest of a Wall Street Journal reporter who turned it into a human interest story. Since then, the Tag Brothers, as they’ve been coined, have been fielding pitches from Hollywood producers who want to turn their real life game into a movie.

Wednesday, the Tag Brothers sold the rights to their story to Broken Road producer Todd Garner. He’ll create a pitch and take it to Hollywood studios.

Deadline broke the news of the deal, which apparently was a fairly hot property among Hollywood producers.

This story screams “high-concept comedy” with an all-star cast and it makes perfect sense that producers took notice. You can read the full Wall Street Journal article at this link, but the gist is as follows. Ten friends attending high school at Gonzaga Preparatory School in Spokane, Washington began playing tag and never stopped. The game continued to grow and grow and has gotten to the point where now, 23 years later, it can get expensive and elaborate.

Everything is normal all year until February. At that point, the men have been known to travel, set up pranks, hire people to play roles and more just to be able to tag one of the other competitors and make him “it.”

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The next James Bond… Why not Idris Elba

If Idris Elba is James Bond, can we get Richard Ayoade as Q?

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In an interview with the entire cast of Django Unchained, Samuel Jackson asks the interviewer to say the N-word

Skip to 13:56 for the headline of this post, Samuel Jackson just does what he always does and does it perfectly; he gets people out of their comfort zone. If you’re a film fanatic like myself, watch the rest of the interview. Not only do you get a very candid Quentin Tarantino, as only Jake Hamilton (the interviewer) could ascertain, but you get to hear about Jamie Foxx’s past and see Christoph Waltz with a shaved head and no beard, which is off-putting at first. There are also some great scenes from the movie if you haven’t seen it yet, you know, just to get you amped up.

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2nd trailer for The Great Gatsby is incredibly well done

This trailer highlights, more so than the previous trailers, the amazing cinematography, costuming, and soundtrack that all combine to make this film look like it will be one to remember. I guess it would be hard to mess up one of the most beloved stories in English Literature, but I think this movie would have made F. Scott Fitzgerald quite proud.

See the first trailer HERE

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