Everything Else

by / on August 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Features, Lists

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: CHOOSING CHARACTERS WISELY

Sometimes a main character’s success is contingent on being surrounded by equally successful supporting characters. Sometimes the best character in film history is made all the more unforgettable by amazing supporting characters. It’s not hard to find a movie that […]

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by / on August 19, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Features

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: FIGHTING POWER

2009’s Fish Tank, starring newbie Katie Jarvis is an undeniably assertive drama about the role that power and exploitation plays in a young woman’s life. The film’s 15 year old protagonist, Mia, opens the story by convening an admirable toughness […]

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by / on August 12, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Features

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: DIRECTING CHARACTER

Movie characters can be molded and shaped by a number of factors: source material, the aura of the actor playing the character, and the tone and style of the plot itself. Directors can also strongly affect the type of character […]

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by / on August 5, 2015 at 3:00 am / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Features

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: BEYOND THE LOVE

All movie failures can be summarized as a failure to achieve an intention, usually meaning one of two things: 1) a movie failed to be entertaining at all, on a fun, intellectual or emotional level, or 2), the movie had […]

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by / on August 4, 2015 at 10:00 pm / in Everything Else, Features

THE WORLD OF PIXAR REFERENCES

BY KYLE GREENWOOD Some filmmakers often enjoy placing a few in-jokes or references into their movies and it’s something that fans, movie buffs and eagle-eyed viewers can really appreciate. Of course when you’re a talented animator spending a good few […]

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by / on July 29, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Features, Uncategorized

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE STUFF

Do a search for “movie spy gadgets” and you’ll pull up a list of the very best tools used by the very best secret agents in the biz. Most of the film canon’s best heroes have some sort of invention […]

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by / on July 29, 2015 at 3:00 am / in Everything Else, TGITDNMAR

TGITDNMAR: 07/31/15

I very quickly want to say something that I very rarely say: I was wrong. Last week, I said that Adam Sandler’s terrible excuse for a film, Pixels was “going to win the week with right around $30 million,” and in this […]

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by / on July 28, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

JUST THE WORST

A few weeks ago, Dustin Hoffman made a pronouncement that films were “the worst they’ve been in 50 years.” While some critics agreed, others argued that Hoffman was just being bitter because he no longer had a guaranteed place in […]

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by / on July 22, 2015 at 3:00 am / in Everything Else, TGITDNMAR

TGITDNMAR: 07/24/2015

So here’s the deal… Pete Conway and I are both extremely busy people. We understand that you folks are too and to hear that isn’t ground-shaking news. But the reason that I’m bringing it up is because for the time […]

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by / on July 21, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

THE KEEPERS OF THE GATE

I have very mixed feelings about fandom. Sometimes I love it; sometimes I want to destroy it with fire. But most of us – at least, those of us with a vague tendency to obsession and an inveterate love of […]

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