Editorials

by / on November 30, 2013 at 3:00 am / in Editorials, Everything Else

12 ANGRY BOOKENDS

I recently sat down and shared a rite of passage with my 11 year old son.  It’s something every father should do, but not nearly enough of them take the time. He and I sat down and watched Sidney Lumet’s […]

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by / on November 26, 2013 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

THE DAY OF THE …

Saturday was the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who. I know this not because I’m a Doctor Who fan, but because I frequent the Internet and the Internet got very excited about it. For weeks leading up to the anniversary, we’ve […]

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by / on November 23, 2013 at 3:00 am / in Editorials, Everything Else

BY THOR’S HAMMER, PLEASE DO NOT GIVE LOKI A MOVIE

With the success of Thor: The Dark World has come a renewed focus on the film’s (and frankly, the entire Marvel cinematic universe’s) favorite villain: Tom Hiddleston’s Loki.  The Asgardian god of mischief has stolen the show from his heroic […]

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by / on November 17, 2013 at 2:27 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

FIFTY SHADES OF HOLLYWOOD

In a bit more than a year, the cineplex screens will be afflicted with a film that a surprising number of people seem to want: the adaptation of E.L. James “novel” Fifty Shades of Grey. The project has been subject […]

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by / on November 16, 2013 at 3:00 am / in Editorials, Everything Else

REQUIEM FOR BLOCKBUSTER

It’s been over a week since the announcement that Blockbuster, the once ubiquitous video rental chain marked by its distinctive blue and yellow signs, will be no more.  The stores are closed, the mail order business is going away and […]

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by / on November 12, 2013 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

THE SUBTLETIES OF A MASTERPIECE

Right now it’s next to impossible to go to a movie with no preconceived notions. For those of us who spend too much energy in the film blogosphere, by the time a movie actually comes out we’ve seen the trailers, […]

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by / on November 9, 2013 at 3:00 am / in Editorials, Everything Else

MOVIE AND TV PULL LISTS (BROUGHT TO YOU BY MARVEL)

Up until a few years ago, I was an avid comic book reader.  Note: I did not say collector. I said reader.  I fell out of it for a few reasons…. Money Time The realization that my library has a […]

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by / on November 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

WAVES OF SYMPATHY

We all have our favorite characters. Some seem to be universal: Captain Jack Sparrow in the first Pirates of the Caribbean, Tony Stark in Iron Man, Rick Blaine in Casablanca. There are characters that return again and again as cultural […]

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by / on November 2, 2013 at 7:15 am / in Editorials, Everything Else, Uncategorized

THE GREATEST FILM EVER IS…

I’ve talked a bit about hyperbole in movies in the past.  Today though, I have to enter the hyperbolic myself.  I have to embrace overstatement and exaggeration to deal with a subject that has been bugging me for a while… […]

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by / on October 29, 2013 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

THE STUFF OF NIGHTMARES

As Pat pointed out this week, horror is a very subjective experience. What scares me might not scare you. Horror pulls at our subconscious, it digs into the terrors that inhabit us all, and my fears are not necessarily yours. […]

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