Flipping the Script on: ‘The Book of Life’

Welcome to “Flipping the Script,” a monthly column where I will reconsider recent films that have been panned, frowned upon, or simply under appreciated. I believe that movies should speak to us on a deep, personal level, and this column will consist of films that have done that for me despite widespread derision or apathy. Join me on my noble quest for cinematic redemption!

Note: A previous version of my piece on The Book of Life appeared on The Fake Fangirl.


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‘Find Your Seen’ Movie Pick: ‘Mifune: The Last Samurai’


If you’re anywhere near San Francisco on Saturday evening, director Steven Okazaki is doing a Q&A after a screening of his documentary Mifune: The Last Samurai at Shattuck Cinemas. More information on the Toshiro Mifune doc, along with my interview with Okazaki, is available after the jump.

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Jessica Lowndes Talks ‘Underneath the Mask’ & Singing Journey

In the supernatural horror/film noir Abattoir, Jessica Lowndes is Julia Talben, a reporter who believes the murder of her sister, brother-in-law, and nephew might be traced to something bigger than the killer’s motives. It’s a multilayered narrated directed with flair from Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw IV, The Barrens), and Lowndes is convincing playing an “analog girl trapped in a digital world.”

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