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Tag Archives: Hollywood

Many Bothans died to bring us this teaser for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

Long ago, in a galaxy named after a candy bar for some reason, I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in … Continue reading

November 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

Was Episode 2 of GOTHAM an epic fail or glorious win?

The pilot episode of GOTHAM tried to pack three hours of characters, action and material into one hour, which is more like 42 minutes with all the commercial breaks. Did … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why this video is intentionally bad and tremendously good

Those two things seem contradictory, don’t they? No. A book, movie or TV show can be technically good and awesomely boring at the same time. Example: every CGI-crazed “blockbuster” in … Continue reading

August 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Big, Beautiful Movies with Sad, Stupid Endings

The First Law of Bad Literary Novels is simple: there are no happy endings. It’s the same story with Big, Beautiful Movies with Sad, Stupid Endings. Now, that’s not to … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

The trouble with LUCY by director Luc Besson

I’m a huge fan of Scarlett Johanssson and Luc Besson, director of THE TRANSPORTER, THE FIFTH ELEMENT and THE TRANSPORTER PUTS THE FIFTH ELEMENT IN THE TRUNK AND DRIVES IT … Continue reading

August 12, 2014 · 3 Comments

Giving THE TRANSPORTER a tune-up

THE TRANSPORTER is the break-out movie for Jason Statham, and though I am perhaps the world’s biggest fan of Jason the Statham Kicking Things in the Face, there are clunky … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · 4 Comments

GAME OF THRONES as a cheesy ’80s TV show

Now, having only seen bits of GAME OF THRONES doesn’t stop me from loving this video, and wishing they could make an entire episode like this. Nailed it, didn’t they? … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · 8 Comments

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