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Wayne’s World

Upon arriving home from work this afternoon I turned on HBO and found myself watching Wayne’s World. Why did I like this film as a youth? It’s terrible; terrible in a way usually reserved for the lowest of the low. I can’t figure out why I enjoyed this in the first place (probably because I was 12 or 13 years old when it came out) but below are the top five reasons Wayne’s World is terrible.
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Inglourious Basterds

Quentin Tarantino’s 2009 World War II fairytale Inglourious Basterds is an interesting piece of cinema. It deviates drastically from historical events while still sauntering around in historically accurate waters. Essentially it uses reality as a launching point, rewriting history. The film is probably his most accomplished to date and the world Tarantino creates is fascinating. The sets are marvelous, the acting is excellent, the cinematography is stellar, and the dialogue contains Tarantino’s trademark monologues but is far more advanced than in his previous films. It’s also probably his most sadistic film, which is saying a great deal considering Tarantino’s films are rife with violence. Although I really enjoy Inglorious Basterds, there’s something almost vulgar about Tarantino’s use of bloodshed, coming across as needlessly vicious and outright cruel – even though Nazi’s are the predominant focus of the violence. Continue reading