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Not the King Lear I Remembered

I went through a phase in college where I read a lot of Shakespeare’s plays. I always thought that Lear was one of my favorites, but I’d never seen it performed. I just watched the ’71 movie with Paul Scofield, and found the whole thing surprisingly slow and overly arty (to say nothing of overly […]

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Star Trek — The Opera

How much do I LOVE Robot Chicken? I would totally go see an Opera about the Wrath of Kahn. In fact, somebody should really get on top of producing that one because it is dripping with 13 kinds of awesome. Le Wrath di Khan

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Zombies and Young Love

I Love Sarah Jane is an excellent little short about a boyhood crush and kids surviving in a world that has been overrun by zombies. There’s some gore and a lot of swearing, so stay away at work. I’m surprised at how well done it is (if we forget for a moment the explosion since […]

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On the Edge of Blade Runner

On the Edge of Blade Runner is a fantastic documentary about the making of one of my favorite movies. I hear that there’s an Ultimate Blade Runner DVD box set coming out in 2007 that will include four different versions of the film. So, I guess I’m going to have to buy something like my […]

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Beautiful Production Values

The production values in Star Wars Revelations are incredible. The story and acting are just slightly better than what you might expect in fan fiction. That means it’s spotty and a bit lifeless through a lot of it, but boy does it look pretty.

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Can You Get the Money Back?

Kevin Smith Talking About Writing Superman is about 100 times funnier than Clerks II (except for one tucking scene in Clerks which you’ll know what I mean if you’ve seen the movie).

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Directors Commentary Track

I was a little sad to see Kevin Smith returning to his Jersey Trilogy universe. It seems like that story has more than run its course now, but other people seem to be excited, so whatever. I wish him luck with it. Despite my low level of interest, I have to say that doing a […]

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Darkon is a documentary about a bunch of LARP players that looks absolutely epic in scope. LARP is cute and all when it’s confined to small little web movies with dorky kids, but these guys really seem to be into it. I’m not sure what to make of that. check the trailer here

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Wait, it was a comedy?

Hmmm, I don’t remember The Sining being a comedy. I guess sometimes, the trailer is nothing at all like the movie.

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Yesterday, I decided to go see a movie. I didn’t much care which one I saw. So, I got to the theater and The Brothers Grimm was showing pretty much right when I got there. And, the previews made it seem like it might be interesting. Plus, Terry Gilliam, so it had that going for […]

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