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Review: Zardoz

I have been seeing stills and even a few clips from “Zardoz” since way back in the 1980s, with the general impression that it was a cheesy B-grade sci-fi movie. And while I appreciate that Sean Connery in a red … Continue reading

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Why Do Fans Want Artists to Make Money?

I enjoyed watching Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy a lot at the theater. It’s got a lot going for it — clever writing, interesting characters, some impressive CG (that technology has come a long way!), and more. One thing I … Continue reading

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Movie: “Desk Set” (1957)

We watched “Desk Set” with Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy last night. I’m pretty sure I had added this to my Netflix queue on a recommendation from a film director, although I’ve lost the source on that. It does look … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim – Kaiju + Mecha + LiveAction – done pretty much perfectly

Yesterday, I went to see Pacific Rim with my offspring (ages 10, 15, and 17). We’re pretty much all fans of anime and Japanese pop-cinema in general, so we’re pretty familiar with the “Giant Mecha” genre and the “Kaiju” genre. … Continue reading

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Impressions of “The Hobbit”

I’ve gone to see Peter Jackson’s adaptation of “The Hobbit”, and these are my first impressions of it. I found it disappointing, but it’s important to realize that this is as much due to high expectations as to it actually … Continue reading

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Review: Cloud Atlas

So we saw¬†Cloud Atlas¬†last night. It was interesting on several levels. I found that the reincarnation aspect could be regarded as entirely figurative or completely literal depending on your preference. The movie instead focuses on stories with strong thematic unity. … Continue reading

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Prometheus

Saw Prometheus. Review in one word: “Meh”. Longer review with ‘spoilers’ . . . (If you can call it that — there were ZERO surprises in this plot, so it was pretty much born spoiled). It’s very thinly-plotted around the … Continue reading

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