Screen Junkies » Donnie Darko http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:20:56 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 7 Movie Parents Who Should Lose Their Kids To Child Services http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-movie-parents-who-should-lose-their-kids-to-child-services/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-movie-parents-who-should-lose-their-kids-to-child-services/#comments Wed, 28 Sep 2011 17:57:39 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=230364 Good rule of thumb: If you shrunk your children or they are full-sized, but screwing pies, you're probably not fit as a parent.

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If you thought your parents were bad (and they are horrible), then you’ll feel a little better after you review this list of bad movie parents. Unless your parents abused you physically or sexually. If that’s the case, it’s unlikely that anything on this website will make you feel good after suffering that horrible ordeal. But everyone else is golden.

While there are no shortage of mean parents portrayed in film, this list focuses on those that are woefully ignorant or oblivious to the point of being negligent. These well-meaning, but unfit parents are just as guilty as those who beat or scream at their children.

Yes, that means you, Rick Moranis.

7. Juno and Paulie – Juno

I understand that it’s not commonplace to remove a baby from the custody of its parents before they’ve actually done something wrong, but this baby needs to be saved as soon as possible. Could you imagine how damaged a child raised by Juno and Michael Cera would be? It would be unable to function in society. Juno would probably feed it “ironic baby formula,” while Cera mumbles under his breath, “I don’t know if that’s the right way to feed a child.”

Imagine the baby is in elementary school. An intruder breaks into the house, but the child isn’t able to call 911 because the phone is a goddamned hamburger. Phones should be phones. Hamburgers should be food. You can’t endanger your child in the name of quirk. That’s in the constitution. Look it up.

6. Jim’s Dad – American Pie

My only decent parallel here in Dexter and his dad. Dexter’s dad saw that his son was on an unmistakable path to become a serial killer, and he acted for the good of his son and society at large.

Jim’s Dad (Eugene Levy) comes home to witness his son fucking a pie, and doesn’t act. Sure he has an uncomfortable conversation about dirty magazines, but he fails to set parameters for Jim’s sickness. Today it’s pies, and tomorrow it’s German Shepherd, then next week it’s the Andrews boy down the block. It’s disgusting.

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Richard Kelly To Direct A Less Batsh*t Crazy Movie http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/richard-kelly-donnie-darko-to-helm-a-less-batsht-crazy-movie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/richard-kelly-donnie-darko-to-helm-a-less-batsht-crazy-movie/#comments Thu, 17 Feb 2011 01:39:54 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=27690 Kelly will take on a more straightforward narrative with his new film 'Corpus Christi', though the plot description makes me wonder if deviations into "Fluid Karma" territory are inevitable.

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Richard Kelly wants you to know he can direct a movie that’s not completely insane and/or doesn’t totally fall apart midway through. That’s where the bar’s been set, but can the creepy bunny man leap over it?

Kelly (Donnie Darko, The Box) will take on a more straightforward narrative with his new film Corpus Christi, though the plot description makes me wonder if deviations into “Fluid Karma” territory are inevitable:

The Texas-set story concerns a mentally unstable Iraq war veteran named Paciencia “Patience” De La Rosa, who forges a strange friendship with his boss Ralph Salverson, the wealthy and politically ambitious owner of a supermarket chain.

Eli Roth (Hostel) is on board to produce, so maybe that’ll help anchor this more in the traditional thriller territory, and less in the “wait, why did he say that – that makes no sense” territory. Casting is currently underway and bunny suits are discouraged. Pig masks… bring ‘em just in case. (Variety)

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12 New Still Photos from Richard Kelly’s ‘The Box’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/12-new-still-photos-from-richard-kellys-the-box/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/12-new-still-photos-from-richard-kellys-the-box/#comments Tue, 20 Oct 2009 23:00:00 +0000 Reza F.  The 120-minute Warner Brothers presentation at Comic-Con 2009 made for one of the hottest talking points at the event, not for the Where the Wild Things Are footage or the A Nightmare on Elm Street trailer that finally showed up online the other day... but for Cameron Diaz's potentially massive spoiler slip-up during the presentation for Richard Kelly's third film,The Box, starring Diaz, James Marsden and Frank Langella. We won't remind anyone of the specifics, but suffice it to say that the slip could turn out to have been fairly egregious. The producers have kept pretty mum since, but some new production stills from the film have arrived online, and we have a handful of them for you after the jump. We think you'll agree that the film's 1970s setting, paired with the compositions and unsettling subject matter have turned Richard Matheson's short story, "Button, Button," into some meticulous, cool Kubrickian nightmare. 

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The 120-minute Warner Brothers presentation at Comic-Con 2009 made for one of the hottest talking points at the event, not for the Where the Wild Things Are footage or the A Nightmare on Elm Street trailer that finally showed up online the other day… but for Cameron Diaz’s potentially massive spoiler slip-up during the presentation for Richard Kelly‘s third film,The Box, starring Diaz, James Marsden and Frank Langella

We won’t remind anyone of the specifics, but suffice it to say that the slip could turn out to have been fairly egregious. The producers have kept pretty mum since, but some new production stills from the film have arrived online, and we have a handful of them for you after the jump. We think you’ll agree that the film’s 1970s setting, paired with the compositions and unsettling subject matter have turned Richard Matheson’s short story, "Button, Button," into some meticulous, cool Kubrickian nightmare. 

Check out the full gallery at ShockTilYouDrop.com

Richard Kelly’s The Box opens in theaters November 6th, 2009.

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