Features

by / on October 31, 2015 at 3:00 am / in Everything Else, Features

PETE AND JUSTIN GET SCARED…AGAIN! THE FINAL WEEK

The end of October is always bittersweet for me. It’s a relief to be finished watching exclusively horror movies, but a part of me is also sad to see it go. I’m already working on my list for 2016, and […]

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by / on October 23, 2015 at 3:00 am / in Everything Else, Features

PETE AND JUSTIN GET SCARED…AGAIN! WEEK 3

  Welcome back! We switched the format up a bit towards the bottom, but the first three entries appear as they normally would. Without further ado: Sleepaway Camp (1983) By 1983, the public’s obsession with slasher films that dominated the […]

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by / on October 21, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Features, Reviews, Theatrical Reviews, Uncategorized

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: THE HORRIFIC GRIND

Even when they lack blood, guts, slashers, or ghouls, some movies feature topics that can serve as their own brand of horror. Often, this horror derives from versions of the human condition that are both extreme, and yet frighteningly common and […]

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by / on October 16, 2015 at 3:06 am / in Everything Else, Features

PETE AND JUSTIN GET SCARED…AGAIN! WEEK 2

If you missed Week 1, here it is. If you’re here for Week 2, keep on reading: Session 9 (2001) Session 9, a film that’s both familiar and exceptionally different, is a difficult movie to discuss in-depth without giving away […]

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by / on October 9, 2015 at 3:00 am / in Everything Else, Features

PETE & JUSTIN GET SCARED… AGAIN! WEEK 1

  We’re back. It’s October, horror movies need to be watched, and Justin and I gladly accept responsibility for doing so. If you don’t remember from last year, I’m a big fan on the genre (I watch horror movies in […]

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by / on September 30, 2015 at 2:31 pm / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Features

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: TO BECOMING REAL AND BEYOND

If you haven’t realized it yet, Toy Story is a rip off. Granted, it’s a touching, practically perfect one, but nonetheless, Toy Story’s heart is ripped from another timeless tale about toys: The Velveteen Rabbit. In it, a toy rabbit seeks to become […]

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by / on September 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Eternal Characters, Features, Uncategorized

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: FOOTBALL AND FICTION

If you haven’t noticed from the increase in beer, online gaming, and ESPN workplace commercials, it’s Football Season! For socially conscious football lovers, this kickoff can reap a concoction of emotions more complex than a Belichick offensive play. Last year’s […]

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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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