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Lights, Camera, Blackness!

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On February 5, 2016
Never mind movies about slavery. The world will be a poorer place until there are a few about about Joseph Bolonge, Chevalier de Saint-George. That’s the fencing, fighting, violin playing, composing, conducting Chevalier de Saint-George. History records that he died of gangrene, but I think he realized he was too awesome for this planet and […]

Inter-Inception

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On July 26, 2010

It appears as if my wife and I are the only two people on the face of the planet who hated Inception.  She walked out about an hour and change into it—immediately before the tedious exposition that

McCarthy on Film

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In books , cormac mccarthy , movies
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On September 20, 2007
Erik points out that John Hillcoat of The Proposition is set to direct Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, with Viggo Mortensen starring as the father character. Like Erik, I have mixed feelings. I didn’t really care for The Proposition, so I can’t say that Hillcoat’s participation has me enthused. On the other hand, I think Mortensen […]
Huh, until I found it scrolling through a list of the year’s worst films so far I had completely forgotten a picture about some kind of numerology horseshit starring Jim Carrey and directed by Joel Schumacher was released earlier this year. It would seem like a mortal lock for worst movie of the year even […]

John McClane

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On July 4, 2007

Against my best judgment, saw Live Free or Die Hard last week. It’s…. action packed. I’m a big fan of the first and third films in the Die Hard series, especially the first. Willis&#

Thirteen (Spoilers)

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On June 14, 2007
First things first, Ocean’s Thirteen is better than its predecessor, yet not as good as the first film. Given the characteristics of the first two, it would have been deeply surprising if this had not been the case. Spoilers aplenty ahead. I was very surprised by Ocean’s Thirteen most fundamental weakness. Who would have thought […]
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