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Birdman (2014)

First things first: It is great to see Michael Keaton in a major role in a major film. I was looking over his filmography the other day and was surprised at how few films he has been in since the late … Continue reading

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46 years old and still scaring: Rosemary’s Baby

(FYI,this is full of spoilers) I started watching Roman Polanski’s brilliant 1968 adaptation of Ira Levin’s novel the other night on a whim. I have seen the film many times and my intent was to just watch the first 20 … Continue reading

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Not Show Business But The Business Of Shows #2

This is the 2nd post in a series that will offer tales, trials and tribulations of working in the movie theater biz. Back in the spring I was given the opportunity to tell a story at the Know Theatre of … Continue reading

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Epic Battle of Sensibilities: Pacific Rim

You take one very talented, Mexican director. You give him a big, American budget courtesy of a big, American studio (Warner Bros.) to make a Japanese monster movie. What do you get? You get director Guillermo del Toro’s signature elements … Continue reading

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Super Somber: Man of Steel

It’s hard not to have preconceived notions about what you think a Superman movie should be. The story of Superman is ingrained in our collective pop culture subconscious.  But I was optimistic and open to any and all things new. … Continue reading

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Third Time’s A Charm: JP:III and MI:III

Sometimes a film series gets it the most right the third time around. My examples are from two big-budget- B-movie franchises. I originally had this idea shortly after seeing Peter Jackson’s bloated retelling of “King Kong” (2005). Among other problems, … Continue reading

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FYI Bob Hope was funny

Growing up in the 70’s and 80’s, Bob Hope was the guy that showed up on t.v. every Christmas telling stale jokes and awkwardly interacting with up and coming talent of the day on his NBC Variety show. Hope was … Continue reading

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