Everything Else

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

TGITDNMAR: (7/18/14)

There was a whole lot of monkeying around at the box office this past weekend, as Dawn of the Planet of the Apes grossed close to $73 million. That’s big business. You might even call it monkey business, were you […]

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

THIS ISN’T DALLAS; IT’S NASHVILLE

*Without quite intending it, this may come off as a review. It’s not – it’s an appreciation of a movie that everyone should see. Yes, that means you!* There are some films that stick with you because of their epic […]

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by / on July 9, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Features, Uncategorized

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: BAD FISH

Tell me are you a badfish too? Ain’t got no quarrels with God. Ain’t got no time to grow old. Won’t somebody get me off of this reef?  - Sublime, “Bad Fish“ The scared-of-water police chief. The blue-eyed, sarcastic carcaradon carcharias […]

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by / on July 9, 2014 at 6:27 am / in Everything Else, TGITDNMAR

TGITDNMAR: (7/11/14)

Hi. I hope your Fourth was as enjoyable as mine. If not, you have my condolences. We’re going to breeze through the intro this week for a couple of reasons: 1) Transformers is STILL holding strong at the box office […]

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

THE HYPOCRISY OF MORAL OUTRAGE

Oh, Hollywood. Just when I thought you couldn’t get any weirder, you manage to top yourself. I hope that everyone has had time to peruse, dissect, and come to a conclusion about Gary Oldman’s recent public defense of Mel Gibson’s […]

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by / on July 7, 2014 at 9:49 am / in Editorials, Everything Else

BOOK REVIEW/MOVIE PREVIEW: GONE GIRL

So I’m gonna try something new… again! Or, rather, I’m taking a week off from YOU’VE GOTT MAIL because it was a holiday weekend and gathering volunteers for the weekly e-mail column has proven more difficult than I had both […]

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