Monthly Archives: May 2013

After Earth Review: The Pursuit of Fearlessness

I started thinking today about the similarities between being an M. Night Shyamalan fan and being trapped in an abusive relationship.  If time opens up I may jot down the full extent of the metaphor, but you probably get the … Continue reading

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Epic Review: Totally Not FernGully…

Once again, I am reminded of the benefits of lowered expectations.  When the first trailers came out nearly six months ago, I was pretty optimistic.  The beautiful animation, the perfect use of Snow Patrol’s What if the Storm Ends, and the … Continue reading

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Scorsese Spotlight: The Aviator (My Reel POV)

I’ve had quite a few distractions lately but I’m going to finally try to get back on track with my Scorsese Spotlight series.  So far we’ve had nine different reviews from eight different bloggers, and more are coming in.  Today’s … Continue reading

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The Hangover: Part III Review: PETA’s Going To Be Pissed

There are some movies that you enter into thinking “I’d better hate this like everyone else”.  With some movies, that concern is valid.  If you liked Scary Movie 5 or A Haunted House, that’s probably something best kept to yourself. … Continue reading

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Biggest Comedy of 2013: Predictions

Let’s face it, so far 2013’s been a pretty damn weak year for comedy.  So far, the only representatives of the genre have ranged from mediocre (21 and Over, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone) to the absolutely appalling (Movie 43, Scary … Continue reading

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Much Ado About Nothing Review: Whedon, The Chameleon

As many of you know, I got the chance to see this film on the opening night of the Seattle International Film Festival several days ago, and I’ve been trying to find a moment here or there to put the … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Into Darkness Review: It… Has… TRIBBLES!!!!!!!!

A few months ago, I put out a list of my Top 10 Anticipated Movies of 2013.  Of those 10 films, four have now been released and the returns have been pretty wildly inconsistent (Thank you very much, Good Day … Continue reading

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SIFF Opening Night Recap: Pictures Included

Euphoria: a feeling of happiness, confidence, or well-being sometimes exaggerated in pathological states as mania. Last night I was given the unique opportunity to attend the Opening Night of the Seattle International Film Festival, featuring an advanced screening of Joss Whedon’s upcoming Shakespearean adaptation Much Ado About Nothing.  Along with the screening, The Almighty Whedon … Continue reading

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Seattle International Film Festival: Opening Night

Tonight is something as a big night for me as a fan and as a blogger.  I have been given the unique opportunity to attend the Red Carpet Opening of the Seattle International Film Festival, featuring an advanced screening of … Continue reading

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The Great Gatsby Review: Baz the Great and Powerful

You all have before you a stirring indictment of the modern American education system; a high school graduate who has never read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic The Great Gatsby.  Now, this shouldn’t be so much of a negative reflection on … Continue reading

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