The Artist Formerly Known as Jared

Desmond Wilder

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  • April 23, 2012 11:57 pm
    
Wrote the following breviaries for the paper. Their purpose is to lend a Criterion chic to KINOTEK, our alternative movie venue at UCSB. Here’s our website.

Fight Club United States - 1999 - 139 minutes - English
SYNOPSIS The first couple of rules of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club. Fortunately, Kinotek is all about breaking the rules. Fight Club,directed by David Fincher, is a gritty cult classic based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk. In sequential flashbacks, a disoriented corporate employee (Edward Norton) befriends a nihilistic soap salesman (Bradd Pitt) and creates an underground network of “fight clubs.” The result is a disturbing post-modern epic that gives the finger to an age of mass consumerism.
Pulp FictionUnited States - 1994 - 154 minutes - English
SYNOPSIS Pulp Fiction is a 1994 nonlinear crime drama that established both Quentin Tarantino’s reputation and iconic film-making trademarks. Featuring clever performances by John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Tim Roth, Uma Thurman, and Amanda Plummer, three stories intersect in bizarre and ironic twists through highly-stylized vignettes. This multilayered homage to Jean-Luc Godard, film noir, and B-List Teen Movies of the 90s remains one of the most engaging and compelling films of the 20th century.
The GhostbustersUnited States - 1984 - 105 minutes - EnglishSYNOPSIS In Ivan Reitman’s quirky slapstick, an oddball team of parapsychologists combat the supernatural with tongue-in-cheek science and deadpan snark. A cataclysm of special effects and comedy, The Ghostbusters remains just as scary, sly, and satirical as its 1984 debut. Billy Murray is at the peak of his wit, working brilliantly alongside comic geniuses Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Dan Aykryod, and Sigourney Weaver.

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    Wrote the following breviaries for the paper. Their purpose is to lend a Criterion chic to KINOTEK, our alternative movie venue at UCSB. Here’s our website.

    Fight Club 
    United States - 1999 - 139 minutes - English

    SYNOPSIS The first couple of rules of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club. Fortunately, Kinotek is all about breaking the rules. Fight Club,directed by David Fincher, is a gritty cult classic based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk. In sequential flashbacks, a disoriented corporate employee (Edward Norton) befriends a nihilistic soap salesman (Bradd Pitt) and creates an underground network of “fight clubs.” The result is a disturbing post-modern epic that gives the finger to an age of mass consumerism.

    Pulp Fiction
    United States - 1994 - 154 minutes - English

    SYNOPSIS Pulp Fiction is a 1994 nonlinear crime drama that established both Quentin Tarantino’s reputation and iconic film-making trademarks. Featuring clever performances by John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Tim Roth, Uma Thurman, and Amanda Plummer, three stories intersect in bizarre and ironic twists through highly-stylized vignettes. This multilayered homage to Jean-Luc Godard, film noir, and B-List Teen Movies of the 90s remains one of the most engaging and compelling films of the 20th century.

    The Ghostbusters
    United States - 1984 - 105 minutes - English

    SYNOPSIS In Ivan Reitman’s quirky slapstick, an oddball team of parapsychologists combat the supernatural with tongue-in-cheek science and deadpan snark. A cataclysm of special effects and comedy, The Ghostbusters remains just as scary, sly, and satirical as its 1984 debut. Billy Murray is at the peak of his wit, working brilliantly alongside comic geniuses Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Dan Aykryod, and Sigourney Weaver.

  • March 9, 2012 1:31 pm
    I know I haven’t blogged much lately and here’s why. Ben Shukman, myself, and other peeps have been working on this project for the past couple months: KINOTEK, an alternative movie venue in Isla Vista. Above, The Bottomline reports on what was a 160 person turn-out. Rock! View high resolution

    I know I haven’t blogged much lately and here’s why. Ben Shukman, myself, and other peeps have been working on this project for the past couple months: KINOTEK, an alternative movie venue in Isla Vista. Above, The Bottomline reports on what was a 160 person turn-out. Rock!