Everything Else

by / on April 16, 2014 at 3:00 am / in Everything Else, TGITDNMAR

TGITDNMAR: (4/18/14)

To literally no one’s surprise, Captain America: The Winter Solider remained atop the box office for the second straight week. It’s also the top grossing movie for the year already, which, again, should surprise no one. It won’t be until […]

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by / on April 15, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

THE DEATH OF THE AUTEUR

“To give an Author to a text is to impose upon that text a stop clause, to furnish it with a final signification, to close the writing.” –Roland Barthes When Roland Barthes advocated the death of the author, he claimed […]

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by / on April 14, 2014 at 3:00 am / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Uncategorized

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: THE THIN LINE BETWEEN HERO AND VILLAIN

“I see (Marlowe) always in a lonely street, in lonely rooms, puzzled but never quite defeated.” – Raymond Chandler about character Phillip Marlowe As Jack Carter travels north to avenge his brother’s death in Get Carter, he reads Farewell My […]

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by / on April 11, 2014 at 3:00 am / in Everything Else, Film School Friday

FILM SCHOOL FRIDAY LESSON #26 – HOW TO CHANGE YOUR GENDER

Last time, Film School Friday taught readers how to annoy people at the cinema. If you got kicked out of the new Captain America movie then I apologize, but remember to only use your new found skills sparingly as a […]

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by / on April 9, 2014 at 3:00 am / in Everything Else, TGITDNMAR

TGITDNMAR: (4/11/14)

I’m going to forgo an intro this week because I’m covering five movies (three wide, two limited). I’d like people to actually read this column and not think of me as some preachy, long-winded hack (even though I totally am), […]

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by / on April 8, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

AVENGING THE FUTURE

My love for the 1960s camp classic TV show The Avengers might be well documented, if you knew where to look. Recently The Avengers has had a resurgence of sorts, in the form of the production of an entire season […]

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by / on April 7, 2014 at 3:00 am / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Uncategorized

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: THE GREAT ACTION HERO SPECTRUM

Throughout the entire 100 minutes of Raid: Redemption, lead character Rama utters approximately 5 minutes of dialogue. Rama’s background is explained in even less time. But despite the slight detail, Rama is not lacking in character. Contrarily, Rama is easily one […]

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by / on April 4, 2014 at 11:28 am / in Everything Else, Man I Love TV

MAN, I LOVE TV: “JUSTIFIED” WHO’S GONNA DIE? ODDS (ONE EPISODE LEFT!)

Well, we’re down to just the season finale in this year’s visit to Harlan County and despite the slightly slower start, this season has proven to be exciting and classically penultimate, meaning, of course, that it appears to be leading […]

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by / on April 2, 2014 at 3:00 am / in Everything Else, TGITDNMAR

TGITDNMAR: (4/4/14)

So, apparently religious controversy sells tickets! Darren Aronofsky’s Noah took the box office crown this weekend, raking in $43.7 million. Of course, special effects also sell at the box office, and this version of the biblical tale looks to be […]

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by / on April 1, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

OF MONSTERS AND MONSTERS

I’m a big fan of camp. I love old horror films where the sets are stylized and the blood is red paint. I love action movies with mullets and catch phrases like “I’ve come here to kick ass and chew […]

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