Everything Else

by / on July 30, 2014 at 2:57 pm / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Features, Uncategorized

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: BUCKLE UP

In this column, we’ve celebrated characters that make viewers experience something new, feel a wide range of emotions, and grow in our understanding as a whole. But the real test of any character, just like any person, is whether or not […]

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by / on July 30, 2014 at 6:21 am / in Everything Else, TGITDNMAR

TGITDNMAR: (8/1/14)

Hooray for Lucy! All hail Luc Besson and Scarlett Johansson! Their film’s trouncing of Hercules this weekend gives me a smidgen of hope that audiences actually care about things like story and inventiveness. Having seen neither movie I’m unable to […]

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by / on July 29, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

THE PEOPLE VS. THE PEOPLE VS. GEORGE LUCAS

“You can always tell a Star Wars fan by how much they hate Star Wars.”  -The People vs. George Lucas Every year Comic Con rolls around, and every year I experience a renewed fascination with the vagaries and complexities of […]

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by / on July 28, 2014 at 11:20 pm / in Comic-Con, Everything Else, Festivals & Awards

THE 2014 SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON PHOTO ESSAY

While the geek world waited with expectancy on Twitter all weekend, over 100,000 of my closest friends (well, close is a relative term – I literally mean they were very, very CLOSE to me because there were so many people […]

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by / on July 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Features

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: FEELING DANGEROUSLY

Film characters often offer viewers a glimpse of the unknown: supplying the audience with two hours of a life they’ve never led, a profession they’ve never had, or a place they’ve never been. Other times, the glimpse of the unknown […]

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by / on July 23, 2014 at 3:00 am / in Everything Else, TGITDNMAR

TGITDNMAR: (7/25/14)

As predicted by yours truly last week (my soothsaying abilities are top notch), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes finished atop the box office for the second consecutive week. That’s with good reason too, as having finally seen it, […]

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by / on July 22, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

BUSINESS AS USUAL

Confession time: I will do almost anything that graphic novelist and professional grump Alan Moore says. The man is a brilliant, grouchy mountain man and even though I don’t claim to be a big fan of graphic novels in general, […]

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by / on July 19, 2014 at 9:00 am / in Everything Else

INTO THE FRAY: OBSERVE AND REPORT

It’s a comedic Taxi Driver. Those five words sum up Jody Hill’s 2009 maligned and misunderstood dark comedy Observe and Report quite well. So well, in fact, that you may find the remainder of this entry Into the Fray somewhat […]

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by / on July 18, 2014 at 3:00 am / in Everything Else, Film School Friday

FILM SCHOOL FRIDAY LESSON #33 – HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT SOUNDTRACK

Last time, Film School Friday taught loyal readers how to get the perfect beach body. Unfortunately, every time I’ve ventured to the coast since, all I’ve seen is a sea of fat wobbling around in search of the nearest ice […]

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by / on July 16, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Features, Uncategorized

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: LIFE FINDS A WAY

Spoiler Alert: This article focuses on the 2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes, yet offers no spoilers of the sequel, released this week. Mankind’s continued attempts to control or manipulate nature rarely end well. Simultaneously, many would argue […]

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