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    The Floyd Theater presents 'Ruby Sparks' and 'Moonrise Kingdom' [Movies]
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    Life needs a little quirkiness. Eclecticism can be trite and silly, but also fun and refreshing, if done well. There's a reason Zooey Deschanel is All The Rage right now and why we have such designations as “Manic Pixie Dream Girl.” To those to whom all these things appeal, you're in luck: the University of Louisville Floyd Theater has you covered – as usual.

    This week at the Floyd starts tonight (Thursday) with a double-screening of Ruby Sparks

    , the newest effort by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, creators of the excellent

    Little Miss Sunshine

    . Paul Dano stars as Calvin, a brilliant young novelist with a bad case of writer's block. As he tries to write, he creates a character named Ruby Sparks and begins to fall in love with her – and finds to his surprise that she has come into existence through the will of his own creative prowess.

    Ruby Sparks

    plays tonight at 5:00 and 8:00.

    The weekend brings four screenings of the new film by the king of quirk, Wes Anderson.

    Moonrise Kingdom

    is his seventh film, and is by far the most Wes Anderson-y of any Wes Anderson film thus far. (It is also this writer's favorite of his repertoire.)

    Moonrise Kingdom

    is the story of young and persistent love on a New England island in 1965. Twelve-year-old khaki scout Sam decides he is in love with Suzy, who returns his affections. Together, they run away from home and set up camp in the island while everyone searches for them desperately – all while a vicious storm is brewing.

    Moonrise Kingdom

    plays on Friday and Saturday at 5:00 and 8:00.

    The Floyd Theater is located on the third floor of the Student Activities Center on the U of L campus (look for the clock tower). As usual, admission is $1.50 for students and $3.00 for the general public. Further information can be found at the SAB Film Committee Facebook page.

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    There are legitimate theories that the Big Bang originated from the collapse of a black hole in a fourth-dimensional universe. This stuff fascinates me, and I love reading about it. I love reading about science. And about anything, for that matter, provided it's interesting - and everything is potentially interesting, so I'm fascinated by a lot of things. I also read a lot of fiction (Kurt Vonnegut deserves deification) and watch a lot of movies (Charlie Chaplin also deserves deification). I've made a few short films myself. I'm also a writer of everything - I'm close to a Bachelor's in English at IUS. My life consists of reading, writing, bartending, and taking care of my daughter full-time. Life is busy and life is stressful, but that's why there's music and art and other forms of relaxation.

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