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5= MITCHTSTERPIECE- a rare special film

 

 

4= MITCHNIFFICENT- a must see in the theatre

 

3= MITCHERRIFIC- just good enough to pay for

 

2= MITCHERABLE- don't waste your time

 

 

1= MITCHTROCIOUS- just say no

 

 

ZERO MITCH's = MITCHASTROPHE- reserved for "The Last Airbender"

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Monday
Apr142014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier- New Release

Winter Soldier is like a really good episode of House of Cards with Superheros. 

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Monday
Apr072014

Noah- New Release

When I look at all that goes into “Noah”, I see the water glass as half full. 

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Thursday
Apr032014

Bad Words- New Release

“Bad Words” is as effective a comedy as my writing is when I don’t use spell chek.

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Wednesday
Apr022014

Divergent- New Release

“Divergent” has potential to come alive in it’s sequels, but for an opening act, I was hungry for so much more. 

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Tuesday
Apr012014

Muppets Most Wanted- New Release

...bogged down by repetitious plotting and way more would be jokes that not even Fozzie the Bear would approve of. 

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Tuesday
Apr012014

The Grand Budapest Hotel- New Release

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” is a mad-capper tale that keeps Anderson as one of the most inventive and consistently spectacular American directors in the present.

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Saturday
Mar292014

What We Do in the Shadows- New Release

Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, fellow New Zealanders who worked together on 2007’s “Eagle vs. Shark”, join forces again to co-write and co-direct the very hilarious vampire mockumentary “What We Do in the Shadows.”

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Saturday
Mar292014

Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter- New Release

For this viewer, a very special creation was completely soured by it’s resolution.

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Monday
Mar242014

The Raid 2: Berandal- New Release (SXSW 2014)

I’ve never been more audible watching a film in my entire life.

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Monday
Mar242014

Cesar Chavez- New Release (SXSW 2014)

Actor Diego Luna directs his second feature with an obvious love and weighty sense of duty.

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Monday
Mar242014

Mateo- New Release (SXSW 2014)

Contrived is pretty much how you can sum up the viewing experience of the disappointing documentary “Mateo”.

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Monday
Mar242014

10,000 KM (Long Distance)- New Release (SXSW 2014)

communicating via any and all of today’s technological advances in this modern day tale of heartbreak.

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Saturday
Mar222014

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon- New Release (SXSW 2014)

Shep Gordon’s life is one very outrageous movie and now Mike Myers, in his directorial debut, turns it into a good time love letter and at times, moving documentary movie.

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Friday
Mar212014

Joe- New Release(SXSW 2014)

There is a restraint from Cage that Green is powerfully able to harness.  Films like “Joe” justify my faith in Cage’s talents.

Click  here for full review and video of Nicolas Cage at SXSW

Wednesday
Mar192014

Interview w/ Impossible Light Director Jeremy Ambers (SXSW 2014)

 


I had the pleasure to sit down with first director Jeremy Ambers and we discussed his impressive doucmentary "Impossible Light", his time at the 2014 SXSW festival, and among other things, the influence of Robert Rodriquez.

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Tuesday
Mar182014

Boyhood- New Release (SXSW 2014)

the “Dazed and Confused” and “Bernie” director achieves what so many other storytellers have painstakingly sought after and never come close to accomplishing.

Life.

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Sunday
Mar162014

Creep- New Release (SXSW 2014)

“Creep” excels by shifting gears from hilarious, to sad, to scary, to sometimes all of that at the same time. 

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Saturday
Mar152014

Impossible Light- New Release (2014 SXSW)

first time director Jeremy Ambers is able to shed over 25,000 lights in the ‘dare to dream’ inspiring documentary that is “Impossible Light”.

 

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Thursday
Mar062014

2014 Movies With Mitch Oscar Contest Winner Revealed

So most years, me getting 20 categories correct out of 24 would probably be enough to be donned champion of the local Oscar pool.  This was no ordinary year.  Out of the many people who took a swing at this years Oscars contest, an impressive six people hit 22 out of the 24 categories.  This still wasn't enough as one person only missed one category to win it all!!!  

Congrats to Paul Kim for hitting 23 out of 24 categories in the 2014 Movies With Mitch Oscar Contest!!!  Here on display is the ballot that ruled them all.

23/24

Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave

Best Actors: Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Actress: Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)

Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave)

Best Animated Film: Frozen

Best Cinematography : Gravity

Best Costume Design: The Great Gatsby

Best Director: Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón)

Best Documentary Feature: 20 Feet from Stardom

Best Documentary Short: The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life

Best Foreign Language Film: The Great Beauty (Italy)

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Dallas Buyers Club

Best Original Score: Gravity

Original Song: "Let It Go" (Frozen)

Best Production Design: The Great Gatsby

Best Animated Short Film: Get a Horse!

Best Live Action Short Film: Helium

Best Sound Editing: Gravity

Best Sound Mixing: Gravity

Best Visual Effects: Gravity

Best Adapted Screenplay: 12 Years a Slave (John Ridley)

Best Original Screenplay: Her (Spike Jonze)

TIE BREAKER QUESTION: closest to predicting the time when the Best Picture winner is announced (PST): 7:22:13 pm

Your Name: Paul Kim

Friday
Feb282014

Mitch's 2014 Oscar Predictions

This Sunday is my favorite holiday of the year- THE OSCARS!!!  2013 was a good year for the movies.  Last year I gave four films the perfect "5 Mitch Head" rating when I only gave out three total from 2010 to 2012.  There are so many competitive categories this year with The Best Picture race being one of the tightest in recent memory. So here's a chance to showcase my movie snobbery and predict who will be holding those gold little statuettes at the end of the night.  Here goes....

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