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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 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 September 7, 2015 at 3:00 am / in Reviews, Uncategorized, Vintage Vault

VINTAGE VAULT: GLOVE TAPS

I think most people my age have memories of their school bully. Mine was named Helmuth. How many people even know a Helmuth…let alone quivered at the sight of one? When it comes to classic movie comedy shorts, though, the […]

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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 June 24, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Eternal Characters, Features, Uncategorized

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: LADY CHARACTER BILL OF RIGHTS

Discussions abound about what makes a good female character in film. Namely, these discussions are born in the recognition of a lack of quality roles for women in movies. However, sometimes it’s as necessary to point out and discuss the good roles, as […]

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by / on June 17, 2015 at 2:56 pm / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Features, Uncategorized

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

Movies that aim to use their main characters to make a point can easily betray their goal with heavy-handedness, muddling their message by proclaiming it too loudly. As the round of 16 kicks off for the 2015 Women’s World Cup, […]

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

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: CIRCLING AWAY

“It’s important that we leave each other and the comfort of it, and circle away, even though it’s hard sometimes, so that we can come back…” – Robyn Davidson Can a character develop in isolation from other characters? So many […]

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by / on May 27, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Features, Uncategorized

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: SECOND TO MAX

As much as this column seeks to celebrate the fully successful characters of the film canon, sometimes it’s equally important to take a look at the characters needing improvement, in order to better understand why certain characters endure, and others […]

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

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: MARVEL MOVIE PAIRING IV

A few days remain until the Age of Ultron, and thus this week concludes Eternal Characters’ Marvel Moving Pairing series, where we pair a key Avenger with a non-spandex-clad movie character. Thus far, we’ve paired Tony Stark with a boozy Alan […]

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by / on April 8, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Features, Uncategorized

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: MARVEL MOVIE PAIRING PART I

Warning: both Non-Marvel and Marvel Fans, keep reading! You may or may not live in a household counting down the days until the May 1st release of Avengers: Age of Ultron. You may or may not parse five-second intervals of […]

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