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FROZEN: THE PHANTOM EDIT

After spending a week hanging out with our two-year-old niece, I’ve memorized the words to “Let It Go” and “Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?” Those two songs–especially “Let It … Continue reading

July 12, 2016 · 4 Comments

Quirky and Fun versus Weird for the Sake of Weird

In my sacred quest to watch Every Decent Thing on Netflix, I’ve seen a lot of quirky movies that make fun of the action and superhero genres. All good, right? … Continue reading

June 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE proves that explosions are meh

As a huge fan of action movies, hear me now and believe me later in the week: the Era of Epic Explosions is over. Stick a fork it in. It’s … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · 2 Comments

7 secret ingredients to cook up a Bad Superhero Blockbuster

We live in the Golden Age of comic book movies, with Marvel and DC pumping them out as faster than you can swipe your VISA for $14 tickets to IMAX … Continue reading

May 24, 2016 · 2 Comments

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR does the impossible

What’s hard? Ice skating uphill. What’s impossible? Flying to the moon in a Cessna or making people love a character who’s about as inherently lovable as AquaMan, which is saying, … Continue reading

May 10, 2016 · 4 Comments

BATMAN VS SUPERMAN is 10 times better than I expected

After hearing about all the reviews, I expected Batman vs Superman┬áto stink up the joint, to be Gigli with capes and masks, somehow worse that George Clooney’s turn as Bruce … Continue reading

April 5, 2016 · 4 Comments

Mini documentary: The football coach who never punts

This is a beautiful little documentary, a 10-minute masterpiece of editing. Click on the photo to watch it on fivethirtyeight’s site. Makes you want more, right? No CGI, no Hollywood … Continue reading

March 21, 2016 · Leave a comment
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