Editorials

by / on June 30, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

YOU’RE NEEDED

I’ve put off writing this for days, because I wasn’t quite certain what I wanted to write…or what I was capable of writing. How do you go about expressing grief for an actor you’ve never met, never spoken to, never […]

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by / on June 23, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

RE-BIRTH OF A NATION

In the aftermath of the horrific and racially-motivated shooting in Charleston, SC this past week, discussion has once more arisen about the “place” of the Confederate flag in South Carolinian history and, more importantly, in front of the state capitol. […]

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by / on June 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

THE ENEMIES OF FUN

Over the weekend, the latest installment in the Jurassic Park franchise broke box office records, all but ensuring another sequel, perhaps more than one. Despite a fairly even critical split on the film’s quality (the film has a 70% Rotten […]

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by / on June 9, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

RELUCTANT ASSASSINS

Don’t kidnap Liam Neeson’s daughter. Don’t kill Keanu Reeves’s dog. Don’t bully Jason Statham’s kid. Of course, there are quite a few movies that hinge on someone, somewhere, thinking that it’s a good idea to do just that. The results […]

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by / on May 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

THE RAPE OF SANSA STARK

I am a patient person by nature. I don’t overreact. Ever. At all. But there are times when there’s no such thing as overreaction, when the anger just boils over and we have to say something. That point came for […]

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by / on May 19, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

THE HYPER-MASCULINITY OF COMMANDO

In 1985, Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared in Commando as John Matrix, a badass ex-military commando who has retired to the foothills of…somewhere and become a stay-at-home dad for his daughter Jenny (Alyssa Milano). Of course, no special ops agent with the […]

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by / on May 5, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

JUST A JOKE

Last week, Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner caused a minor fracas when they were asked how they felt about Black Widow’s apparent relationship with Bruce Banner/the Hulk – a stupid question, really, but then that’s what press junkets are all […]

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

BE KIND, REWATCH

When I was about five years old, I used to rewatch Lady and the Tramp over and over again. I watched it so much that I wore down the tape. I knew every frame of that film, every line, every […]

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

THE RISE OF THE UNCERTAIN EPIC

To understand American culture of any time period since the invention of cinema, you need only look at its films. Ever since Lord of the Rings, Hollywood has been on an epic kick, embracing the possibilities of the big, overblown […]

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by / on April 14, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

OUTRAGE

I write for several film blogs now, including my own, and read consistently any number of others. The observation I’m about to make has been observed before, but it’s one that continues to come back to me because it makes […]

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