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Don’t drive angry.

February 2nd, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Movies

Just in time to celebrate one of America’s weirdly pointless “holidays,” Roger Ebert has (finally) added Groundhog Day to his “Great Movies” list. And - class act that he is - Roger admits he underestimated its greatness initially:
Certainly I underrated it in my original review; I enjoyed it so easily that I was seduced [...]

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The classics never get old.

November 24th, 2004 · No Comments · Art, Movies

I’ve always loved “To Kill a Mockingbird,” but sometimes I forget just how amazing the final space battle is.

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Hail to the King, baby.

November 18th, 2004 · 2 Comments · Movies

Sam Raimi is remaking Evil Dead.
There’s good news and bad news:
“Spider-Man” franchise director Sam Raimi and original producing partners Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell are reteaming to produce a remake of the cult hit The Evil Dead through Ghost House Pictures and Senator International, reports Variety.
Raimi wrote, directed and produced the 1981 film, which tells [...]

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Craptacular!

September 14th, 2004 · No Comments · Movies

Resident Evil: Apocalypse is unfathomably bad.
It is less a film than a force of nature - a Lovecraftian wickedness that must necessarily have been lurking unseen since the dawn of time, suddenly made manifest on our plane of existence in the form of 94 minutes of unimaginably awful cinema. It is the wellspring of suck [...]

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Buy more. Buy more now.

September 11th, 2004 · No Comments · Movies

I saw the rerelease of George Lucas’ THX-1138 last night. Ol’ George has tried (and failed) to accomplish the “seamless integration” of new digital content into old films in the past. His efforts with THX are no different. In a film where 90% of the story takes place in a completely white [...]

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It’s not easy…

August 21st, 2004 · No Comments · Misc., Movies

…being a Predator.
And yes, I’m aware this is the third Predator post in the past week.
*sigh*

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I want my two hours back.

August 18th, 2004 · No Comments · Movies

As a brief update to the previous post, AvP is not a good movie. I didn’t even pay to see it and I feel ripped off.

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The Moneytrain derails.

August 14th, 2004 · No Comments · Movies

In the hopes that AvP miraculously became a good movie over the past day, I stopped by Rotten Tomatoes to eyeball some reviews. Sadly, sporting a depressing 13% score with most of the major players having reported in, it seems unlikely that it’s anything short of a disaster.
But it COULD be worse. It [...]

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Creative honesty.

August 2nd, 2004 · No Comments · Movies, Politics, Rants

Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the wacky kids behind South Park, have a new movie coming out.
Never known for shying away from controversy, Parker and Stone’s Team America: World Police lampoons the “War On Terror,” American unilateralism, celebrity rabble rousing and mindless jingoism. According to the creators, it’s an equal-opportunity critique of “both sides” [...]

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Steal this movie - pt. II

July 9th, 2004 · No Comments · Movies, Politics, Technology

Subsequent to Michael Moore’s approval of the bootlegging of Fahrenheit 9/11, Boing Boing presents a step by step guide for grabbing your own copy.

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Steal this movie.

July 4th, 2004 · 1 Comment · Movies, Politics

Michael Moore has no problem with people pirating his films:
I don’t agree with the copyright laws and I don’t have a problem with people downloading the movie and sharing it with people as long as they’re not trying to make a profit off my labour. I would oppose that.
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Two thumbs up.

June 24th, 2004 · 1 Comment · Movies, Politics

Roger Ebert provides an candid, honest and surprisingly balanced look at the usually “love him or hate him” topic of Michael Moore:
Because I agree with Moore’s politics, [the inaccuracies in Bowling for Columbine] pained me, and I wrote about them in my Answer Man column. Moore wrote me that he didn’t expect such attacks “from [...]

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