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About 500 Movies for Rache

Rache is one of our friends, who, though smart and wonderful in every way imaginable, is particularly deficient in terms of her film knowledge. Now no friend of ours can be allowed to go on believing that movies such as Batang X and Little Mermaid 2 represent the height of cinematic excellence. And so, it is with a mixture of compassion and messianic complex, that we've decided to watch and review 500 movies for Rache, until March 31, 2011. There are three of us behind this blog, and we have decided that there is only one way to go about the movie-picking and reviewing process: indiscriminately. We will sit through the campy and the compelling, the indie films and the blockbusters, the critics' darlings and the straight-to-video. This is how much we love you Rachel. This is also - let's face it - how much we love ourselves. By March of 2011, we hope to have a good cross-section of cinematic genres, traditions, cultures and periods. (But in all likelihood, it will be mostly Hollywood fare). So Rache, our dear, pretty, wonderful, cinematically-clueless friend, and the many others just like her, THIS BLOG IS FOR YOU.

#23 Let Me In

Dear Rache, Q: What’s the perfect way to waste good money and time? A: Watch Let Me In! Earlier today, I was out with a good friend of ours. Let us call her TG. And because she likes watching movies, … Continue reading

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#22 You’ve Got Mail

Dear Rache, Every time I get a long break (e.g. sem break, Christmas break, summer break, in-between jobs break, or in our case, a 4-day weekend), I make sure to re-watch my ulitamtest favoritest movie: You’ve Got Mail. I guess … Continue reading

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#21The Magnificent Ambersons

Dear Rache, It is during rainy mornings like this one that I find myself fantasizing about Orson Welles, one of the two loves of my life (the other being, of course, F. Scott Fitzgerald). The first time I fell head … Continue reading

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#20 Speedy Scandal

Dear Rache, Here is a movie familiar to all of us. One of the many reasons that made me love this movie is its effect on us as a team. I believe that through this movie, we’ve all become closer, … Continue reading

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#19 The Social Network

Dear Rache, Now here is the movie that will set all our pecuniary concerns to rest. The Social Network (2010) lets us in on the secret on how to strike it really rich– that is, through audacity, audacity, and more … Continue reading

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#18 Four Rooms

Dear Rache, Today, I will tell you about Four Rooms (1995). Now there’s a quirky movie. It’s New Years Eve and bellhop Ted Bishop (Tim Roth) is making his rounds through four rooms, each with its own assortment of eccentric … Continue reading

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#17 Annie Hall

Dear Rache, I have set a goal for myself, and that is to present you with at least five Woody Allen movies. Last week, I gave you Crimes and Misdemeanors. Today, I give you Annie Hall—the movie considered by many … Continue reading

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#16 Perhaps Love

Dear Rache, Tonight, I am recommending to you – a Chinese musical. Why? Well, why not? Here’s why Perhaps Love should be promising enough: 1) It’s directed by Peter Chan – who directed the superb weepy Comrades: Almost A Love … Continue reading

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#15 Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay

Dear Rache, Remember whe you told me you wished you hadn’t seen Adventureland because there were so many weed scenes they made you want to smoke weed? Well, this movie has that as well. But I bet you wouldn’t want … Continue reading

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#14 8 Femmes

Dear Rachey, Here’s yet another reason why the French rock: their movies are always, always, refreshing. Let’s take 8 Femmes (2002) for example. The movie centers on the inhabitants of a mansion tucked away in a town in France. One … Continue reading

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