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Oscar Predictions

February 27, 2011

Best picture:  most likely “The Social Network” though “kings speech” is a possible upset.underdog surprise: Black Swan Director: david fincher or Daren aronofsky Original screenplay: Black Swan almost positively. Outside chance of Inception. Adapted Screenplay: Social Network, though I’m kind of split on whether True Grit should get it, okay probably not. Actor: Definitely colin […]

More Capsule Reviews!

May 2, 2010

DISTRICT 9 – Not exactly a film of subtlety yet ridiculously entertaining and leaps and bounds better than that other movie about aliens getting evicted from their homes.  Part mockumentary, part bloody science fiction the film follows Wickus Van de Merwe (Sharlto Copley) as he leads a military force into “District 9” (alien refugee camp) to serve […]

Delicious Spoilers: 10 Great Film Endings

July 14, 2009

Aside from the meat of a film, the middle that is, the most important parts are the ways you open and close it.  I would argue that the later is the most important since the final scene in a film not only ties up all that has come before it, but also needs to leave […]

Quantum of Solace and the Death of Escapism

March 26, 2009

Cinephiles boil down into two different types of people:  those that love Bond films and those who are indifferent to them.  I love them and aside from a few duds (You Only Live Twice, A View To A Kill) they have all been good, a few being great (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, The Spy […]

STRANGER THAN FICTION pt. 1

March 21, 2009

For film connoisseurs, there is rarely a story too minute about a production or a detail too obscure about an actor.  Luckily for those with insatiable appetites for film lore there are a few books out there that should quell their hunger.  These books all tell stories that show, no matter when the production or […]