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Whiplash: Raw, powerful, thought-provoking

I got into my car after an afternoon showing of Whiplash and looked down at my hands. During the movie’s runtime, I had bitten down a few of my fingernails. My right thumb was bleeding. I also realized that my … Continue reading

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Thoughts on The Lego Movie

Okay, this movie’s been out long enough for me to have seen it three times in theaters. I figure it’s high time I say a few words about it, as it turns out I have a lot of feelings about … Continue reading

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It’s a Wonderful Life: An Ever-Changing Perspective

A while back, I wrote a post about It’s a Wonderful Life. Because this movie is important to me, I’d like to talk about it again, but this time, from a more personal perspective. One thing that sets this film … Continue reading

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Why I’m pumped for Godzilla (2014)

I’m gonna do my best to translate my unintelligible screeches of excitement into coherent thought. [youtube.com/watch?v=QjKO10hKtYw] First off, this film is going to be a spectacle. We have arrived at the point, technologically, where we can finally do justice to … Continue reading

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The Grand Budapest Hotel trailer

It’s rare that a trailer has me grinning and cracking up throughout the entire two-and-a-half minute running time. Wes Anderson’s trademark brand of deadpan absurdity is back, and appears to be cranked up to eleven. [youtube.com/watch?v=2bTbW70umbQ] As is evident in … Continue reading

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The World’s End: Boozy brawls, lots of laughs, and a dash of melancholy

Because this is an Edgar Wright film, I went in to The World’s End expecting cheeky characters, razor sharp dialogue, and mad-cap action punctuated with poignant moments of personal drama. I wasn’t disappointed. The World’s End tells the story of … Continue reading

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My visit to the Alamo Drafthouse

Last week marked the opening of the the first Alamo Drafthouse in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The chain of theaters started in Austin in 1997, where it has since thrived amongst a strong community of cinephiles. For those unfamiliar with this … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty trailer

Stop and take two minutes out of your day to watch this lovely trailer. You won’t regret it. [youtube.com/watch?v=kGWO2w0H2V8] The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is based on a short story of the same name, written in 1939 by James … Continue reading

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In Defense of Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim is struggling at the box office, which saddens me for a great many reasons (for one, it’s one of the few films in theaters that isn’t a sequel, prequel or reboot). It seems that while plenty of people … Continue reading

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Monsters University mini-review

There once was a time when the name “Pixar” meant beautiful, near perfect films that kids and adults alike could enjoy. That was before the Disney/Pixar merger – before the company began producing films that ranged from mediocre (Brave) to … Continue reading

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