Everything Else

by / on December 19, 2014 at 12:50 am / in Everything Else, Features

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK LIVE-READ

I’ll say this right now and get it out of the way early… Living in L.A. definitely has its perks. So here’s the short version of the story… Early Tuesday afternoon I read an article that says Jason Retiman’s next […]

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by / on December 17, 2014 at 7:27 pm / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Features, Uncategorized

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: A REALITY CHRISTMAS  

I’ve already gone on record  naming Barbara Stanwyck as an actor you will love regardless of the character she plays. One of her more charming characters could easily be overlooked as a character simply offering comedic relief and holiday cheer.  However […]

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by / on December 17, 2014 at 6:32 am / in Everything Else, TGITDNMAR

TGITDNMAR: (12/19/14)

With Christmas a little over a week away, it’s an exhilarating time at the movies. The mix of huge, tentpole films and smaller Oscar contenders, combined with many people having a little extra time and money to spend at the […]

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by / on December 16, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

THE VULTURES GATHER

Three weeks ago, a hacker group calling themselves the “Guardians of Peace” hacked into private e-mail accounts at Sony Pictures, leaking everything from e-mail addresses, social security numbers, film details, and even copies of upcoming Sony releases. The most “shocking” […]

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by / on December 10, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Features

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: MERRY BOSSES

Bosses aren’t ideal characters. There’s a lot of reasons why: their very name is a negative adjective (don’t even think about adding “pants” to it, unless you’re Tina Fey, in which case it’s an awesome word); awful sequels are made about […]

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by / on December 10, 2014 at 6:24 am / in Everything Else, TGITDNMAR

TGITDNMAR: (12/12/14)

A few weeks ago I typed the following: “I feel confident in predicting this week’s lone entry will be the highest grossing film of the year.” I then proceeded to make a really bad food joke as a way to […]

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by / on December 9, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

A SEXIST, MISOGYNIST DINOSAUR

During a trip to Cleveland last week, my good friend Colm and I found ourselves exhausted in a hotel room, largely uninterested in even getting up to find dinner. But one cannot just lie around a hotel room, so we […]

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

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: THE MOST MAGICAL MACHINE TO FIX

Sometimes a film’s strengths can be so powerful that they leave the audience blind to the beauty of the quieter nuances of a story’s characters and their emotions. When released, Hugo was heralded by Roger Ebert as being “unlike any […]

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by / on December 3, 2014 at 6:05 am / in Everything Else, TGITDNMAR

TGITDNMAR: (12/5/14)

It wasn’t a particularly lucrative weekend for new releases, as Horrible Bosses 2 opened a disappointing fifth (with a little over $15 million), while Penguins of Madagascar managed a second place finish despite being outgrossed by The Hunger Games: Mockingjay […]

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by / on November 26, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Features, Uncategorized

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: WHAT HAPPINESS IS TO YOU

Zoe: You can’t make everyone happy. Poppy: There’s no harm in trying that Zoe, is there? Typically, actors don’t win Oscars for playing happy characters. Longsuffering, complicated, and even mentally unstable characters are the champions of award season. It’s difficult […]

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