Articles by: Pat

by / on October 7, 2014 at 7:33 pm / in News

RDJ SORTA KINDA CONFIRMS IRON MAN SEQUEL

Robert Downey, Jr. has been having great fun this past week with his ideas for the Iron Man franchise.  First, he was quoted saying he’d only come back with Mel Gibson as director.  The quote was taken out of context […]

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by / on October 5, 2014 at 7:30 pm / in Indie News, News

SMALL VICTORY FOR A SMALL STUDIO

Typically movie websites focus on the biggest releases and biggest directors.  And that makes sense both in terms of audience interest and frankly what is going to generate the most clicks.  However, every once in a while it’s nice to […]

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by / on October 5, 2014 at 7:15 pm / in News, Uncategorized

X-MEN APOCALYPSE PRODUCERS REALIZE JENNIFER LAWRENCE IS A HUGE STAR

Throughout the original X-Men movies there have been two truths: 1) Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine is the real star, and 2) the relationship between Patrick Stewart’s Charles Xavier and Ian McKellen’s Magneto provided most of the emotional core.  So when the […]

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by / on December 28, 2013 at 3:00 am / in Editorials, Everything Else

FILM ADVICE FROM AN OLD MAN

Last week, I turned 40. Hitting an age milestone makes you think about a thing or two.  I am amazingly fortunate to live the life I do.  I had a caring and supportive childhood in a family that didn’t have […]

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by / on December 7, 2013 at 3:00 am / in Editorials, Everything Else

SEQUEL CULTURE CLUB

This week, based on the success of X-Men: Days of Future Past, Bryan Singer and 20th Century Fox announced that X-Men: Apocalypse will be released in May of 2016. What’s that you say? Days of Future Past has not even […]

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by / on November 30, 2013 at 3:00 am / in Editorials, Everything Else

12 ANGRY BOOKENDS

I recently sat down and shared a rite of passage with my 11 year old son.  It’s something every father should do, but not nearly enough of them take the time. He and I sat down and watched Sidney Lumet’s […]

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by / on November 23, 2013 at 3:00 am / in Editorials, Everything Else

BY THOR’S HAMMER, PLEASE DO NOT GIVE LOKI A MOVIE

With the success of Thor: The Dark World has come a renewed focus on the film’s (and frankly, the entire Marvel cinematic universe’s) favorite villain: Tom Hiddleston’s Loki.  The Asgardian god of mischief has stolen the show from his heroic […]

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by / on November 16, 2013 at 3:00 am / in Editorials, Everything Else

REQUIEM FOR BLOCKBUSTER

It’s been over a week since the announcement that Blockbuster, the once ubiquitous video rental chain marked by its distinctive blue and yellow signs, will be no more.  The stores are closed, the mail order business is going away and […]

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by / on November 9, 2013 at 3:00 am / in Editorials, Everything Else

MOVIE AND TV PULL LISTS (BROUGHT TO YOU BY MARVEL)

Up until a few years ago, I was an avid comic book reader.  Note: I did not say collector. I said reader.  I fell out of it for a few reasons…. Money Time The realization that my library has a […]

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by / on November 2, 2013 at 7:15 am / in Editorials, Everything Else, Uncategorized

THE GREATEST FILM EVER IS…

I’ve talked a bit about hyperbole in movies in the past.  Today though, I have to enter the hyperbolic myself.  I have to embrace overstatement and exaggeration to deal with a subject that has been bugging me for a while… […]

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