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Tag Archives: Movies

Watch the beatiful visual echoes in both STAR WARS trilogies

George the Lucas may stink at dialogue. And all humans with a microgram of taste hated the first two prequels. HOWEVER: The man is a genius when it comes to visuals. … Continue reading

September 23, 2015 · Leave a comment


Seen it yet? Go buy tickets and eat insane amount of popcorn. Everybody on the planet is required to do so. I’ll wait. Don’t want to spoil the ending for … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · 3 Comments

Hard and Complex versus Impossible and Bizarre

This is about why Flappy Bird was such a surprise hit, Taylor Swift’s newest mega-video is meh and why your favorite movies, novels and video games work when others fail. … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · 2 Comments

What you need to know before seeing AVENGERS 2: AGE OF ULTRON

Unless you live in an ice cave, you know that AVENGERS 2 opens on May 1. When it does open, all your friends will go see it, then ask what you … Continue reading

April 28, 2015 · 2 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

Top 3 reasons why DEAR KITTEN won the interwebs

This is three minutes of film, via the Series of Tubes, that doesn’t have a single special effect or Michael Bay explosion. Yet it’s blowing up the Series of Tubes like … Continue reading

June 10, 2014 · 6 Comments

Tiny film teaches us big honking writing tricks

Here’s an itty bitty film that’s crazy funny and extremely well done. Watch it, then let’s talk it over. So, here’s the thing. Drama is very simple, when you get … Continue reading

May 9, 2014 · 7 Comments

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