Everything Else

by / on August 20, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Features, Uncategorized

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: THE HESITANT HERO

It’s Trilogy Time! If you missed out on the exploration of freedom and change through the Cornetto Trilogy, give it a go, and then come back as we dive into Robert Rodriguez’ Mexico Trilogy. Over the next few weeks, through […]

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by / on August 20, 2014 at 7:14 am / in Everything Else, TGITDNMAR

TGITDNMAR: (8/22/14)

I don’t have a clever, pun-filled Turtles-related opening sentence this week. I’m sorry that my brain sucks. For the second straight week, the turtles defeated Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, with none of last week’s newcomers managing to crack the […]

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by / on August 19, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

HEROES IN A HALF SHELL

It’s been a tough time in my media world, even before one takes into account the untimely death of Robin Williams and the loss of Lauren Bacall. First I was subjected to the festival of dumb that was Darren Aronofsky’s […]

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by / on August 15, 2014 at 3:00 am / in Everything Else, Film School Friday

FILM SCHOOL FRIDAY LESSON #35 – HOW TO CHOOSE CINEMA SNACKS

Last time, Film  School Friday taught loyal readers how to make the most of their summer vacation. The key lesson here was to avoid death, as everyone knows that summer is full of scary sharks and angry rednecks. Personally, I […]

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by / on August 13, 2014 at 6:49 am / in Everything Else, TGITDNMAR

TGITDNMAR: (8/15/14)

Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael showed some real turtle power this weekend, as their new Turtles movie shredded the competition, opening to a rock steady $65 million. Last week’s prediction that the film was selling nostalgia proved accurate, as 55% […]

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by / on August 12, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

THANKS FOR THE LAUGHTER

I suppose that this will be another entry in a long list of reminiscences about Robin Williams that will come to the Internet in the following days. I don’t want to write an obituary, or ruminate on why such a […]

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by / on August 6, 2014 at 6:31 am / in Everything Else, TGITDNMAR

TGITDNMAR: (8/8/14)

I owe you all an apology. Last week I gave big time props to Luc Besson, Scarlett Johansson, and their new movie Lucy. The point about the film’s success being a feather in the cap of feminist cinema still (somewhat) […]

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by / on August 5, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

SHARKNADO AND THE PARADOX OF PARACINEMA

For the past month or so, I have been on a Mystery Science Theater 3000 binge. It started innocently enough, picking and choosing the highest rated episodes from Netflix and enjoying them, little by little, on whatever late night I […]

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by / on August 1, 2014 at 3:00 am / in Everything Else, Film School Friday

FILM SCHOOL FRIDAY LESSON #34 – HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR SUMMER VACATION

Last time, Film School Friday taught loyal readers how to make the perfect movie soundtrack. However, if you just ignored my advice and wrote a Justin Bieber jukebox musical, then I am judging you and I am judging you hard. […]

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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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