Are you a masochistic film junkie? You’re going to love these.

If you’re like me, and you enjoy watching films that are difficult to sit through, you’re going to love Flavorwire’s list of 25 Incredibly Tough Movies for Extreme Viewers.

Of the films I have seen from this list, I would highly recommend Michael Haneke’s Funny Games and The Piano Teacher, Lars Von Trier’s Antichrist, and Stanley Kubrik’s A Clockwork Orange. It’s funny because there are few films here that I didn’t find too difficult to watch (SevenOldboy, even A Serbian Film), and a few films I felt like were missing (Dogtooth, Dario Argento films, Cache) on this list.

Do you agree with Flavorwire’s list or should they make room for a few others?

Movies R Fun: For Mature Kids Only

Josh Cooley – a storyboard artist at Pixar – has put together a not-so-innocent children’s book of famous scenes from R rated movies. The little ones may not pick up on all of the famous film references, but their parents will definitely appreciate them. Check out a couple of my favorites picked out from the Buzzfeed article here:

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Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day everyone! I also found out that today also doubles as the day Gandalf returned from the dead as Gandalf the White. So Happy Gandalf Day too!

Whether you’re cherishing your long-time partner, boyfriend, girlfriend, mate, lover, crush or Netflix, I hope you are spreading lots of love and letting these special beings know that you love them.

Love,

TheFilmKid

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An afterthought on Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death

On February 2nd, 2014, I got a text message, which prompted a Google search, and the first headline that came up confirmed that Philip Seymour Hoffman had indeed been found dead in his apartment in West Village. I remember staring out the window and thinking that’s not too far from our apartment here in New York City.

In the days following, I saw shared news stories on my Facebook feed. Fifty Bags of Heroin found in Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Apartment. I saw links reblogged on Tumblr. Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death Saves 10 Lives. People were dealing with the shock by connecting with fellow social media users, strangers, and anonymous fans of the actor.

The headlines weren’t really enough for me to follow through with a click of my mouse, but I did read one article by A.O.Scott. After reading the article, I wanted to watch Philip Seymour Hoffman’s work. As a kid I had seen him in Twister and Patch Adams, as a teen I saw him in The Talented Mr. RipleyThe Big LebowskiPunch Drunk LoveAlmost Famous, and more recently, I had seen him in The Master. And yet, I felt like I was missing out on a plethora of Philip Seymour Hoffman characters.

I guess I felt a compulsion to see his earlier work, because I felt like this might be the best way to honor deceased artists. They continue to live on in what they leave behind. And I really believe Philip Seymour Hoffman left us with immortalized performances.

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