(Episode 29 of) Cinema Smackdown!

Cinema Smackdown 29: Jeff Who Lives At Home/Black Hawk Down
By Bret Dorman and Kate Peterson

Jeff Who Lives at Home makes a very obvious connection, in its opening scene, to M Night Shyamalan’s Signs. It would be easy to use this as our connection clip, but I am a big fan of this particular scene… So I’m going to take this opportunity to show it. The ‘Bigfoot’-esque simplicity and build up show M Night at one of his best moments:

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Download Episode 29. This week’s agenda:

Greetings: Start! – 1:15
Jeff Who Lives At Home Review: 1:15 – 21:00
Jeff Who Lives At Home Spoilers!: 21:00 – 35:20
Fun Time (20(1) ?s, Genre sMash): 35:20 – 1:05:00
Misc: 1:25:00 – 1:20:05


“War Movie” Black Hawk Down Review

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Cinema Smackdown Episodes 1-25

One of the things Kate and I disagree on in Black Hawk Down is the message of the movie with its cinematic nature. The theme is “War is Bad (Mmmmmmkay)” but the fetishization over the technology of war and how cool the scenes are put together can be a bit jarring (to some; aka me). For a great scene that has violence and death, but is truly off putting, check out the store clerk beating the dead guy in Taxi Driver. The word ‘dark’ is thrown around a bit to much these days. THIS… is a ‘dark’ scene…

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