Editorials

by / on September 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

THE SILENT SCREAM

The best horror films are films of silence. Long, drawn out silences, punctuated by a creaking floorboard, the whistle of wind, or the thumping of a body as it drops to the floor. The silence engulfs you, envelopes you, because […]

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

THE PROMISED LAND

Last week I speculated on the possible motivations behind Ridley Scott casting predominantly white, Anglo-European actors in the lead roles of his upcoming Biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings. Now I’d like to consider what position Scott’s Exodus occupies in […]

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by / on September 2, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

A PROBLEM OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS

The film will not come to theaters until December, but Ridley Scott’s Biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings has already known its share of controversy. In case you were unfamiliar with the upheaval over Scott’s proclaimed “historical” telling of the […]

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by / on August 26, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

PLEASE DON’T EAT THE REVIEW

For a critic that first step is the first printed joke. It gets a laugh and a whole new world opens up. He makes another joke, and another. And then one day along comes a joke that shouldn’t be made […]

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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 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 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 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 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 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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