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About Jake Gittes

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    Forget it Jake, it's BOT
  • Birthday 09/24/1993

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  1. Jake Gittes

    Thank You CJohn, May Ghost Rider Bless You

    This year might be yours. Entering your overdue-for-another-win period, you can probably Meryl Streep it even if your game isn't at its best
  2. Jake Gittes

    Classic Conversation, now with added Teen Angst

    Watched Runaway Train. This should be more of a cult item than it is. Wild-ass movie. Ferocious. Not quite like anything else I've seen. The performances especially - both Jon Voight and Eric Roberts are transcendently unhinged in this one. Just sat staring slack-jawed at the screen after it ended.
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    Classic Conversation, now with added Teen Angst

    TDK didn't open here until August 14, I caught it on the 13th though thanks to a local theater doing a preview showing. The wait was agonizing. Then I was one of like four people in that theater, and I remember the sheer momentum of the movie drove me into such a frenzy after a certain point that I was physically shaking through much of the second half.
  4. Jake Gittes

    Classic Conversation, now with added Teen Angst

    It's fascinating how it's one specific movie whose 10-year anniversary really marks a turning point. Back in the mid-to-late 00s, movies like The Departed, NCFOM, There Will Be Blood, WALL-E were all significant to my development as a film maniac, but when they turned 10 I barely noticed and didn't reflect at all. But with TDK, the passage of time just hits you like a tidal wave. Even weirder (despite it actually making sense): TDK is older now than The Matrix was when TDK came out. But because I came to The Matrix years after it was released, in something like 2004-05, it just always had a place in my mind as an older movie from before my time. No matter how much older, 5 years or 20 years, it all feels roughly the same. Entirely different when something actually becomes a phenomenon and then ages right before your eyes.
  5. Jake Gittes

    Classic Conversation, now with added Teen Angst

    Surprised by how much I liked Tully. It visibly strains when putting its whole conceit together but what it lacks in plausibility it mostly makes up for in emotional truth. This is a beautiful Theron performance; it's now, what, the third movie this decade she deserves to be nominated for but won't.
  6. The only good thing to come out of this will be another quality, articulate Vadim Rizov takedown http://lwlies.com/articles/obama-era-cinema-the-cinema-of-dinesh-dsouza/
  7. Jake Gittes

    Classic Conversation, now with added Teen Angst

    Are there any movies with her where that's not the case?
  8. Jake Gittes

    Classic Conversation, now with added Teen Angst

    And about how amazing it is that Ernest Cline knows obscure 1980s video game trivia. And about how you should spend more time in the real world when you can do and be basically everything you want on the internet while the real world is a dystopian shithole. And about how YOU KILLED MY MOTHER'S SISTER
  9. Adding to what I said earlier, just bring back Alan Cumming. He is after all invincible.
  10. Jake Gittes

    Classic Conversation, now with added Teen Angst

    You're about to jizz all over the screen showing Mamma Mia? Sounds bout right
  11. Jake Gittes

    Classic Conversation, now with added Teen Angst

    This conversation is getting unbearable.
  12. Jake Gittes

    Classic Conversation, now with added Teen Angst

    As someone who's seen all three, there's hardly any gap here. They all mostly suck. Spare yourself. Also have you seen Resolution? If not, I'd definitely recommend it before you watch The Endless. Which I just finished and wasn't too crazy about, actually. It's a clever concept and all but I hoped these guys would go forward after Spring, not back.
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