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Oscar Snubs: 2015 Edition

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  On the whole I think most award shows are just an opportunity to showcase the massive egos of whatever entertainment medium is at hand.  The Oscars are no different.  They are also… Continue reading

5 Movies I Used to Hate But Changed My Mind On

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Watching movies and tasting foods for the first time are visceral experiences.  Love, hate, indifference, disgust; there are many gradations of response once the end credits roll or you take that first bite.… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Concussion’

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Plot:  Based on a true story, Concussion chronicles the story of forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith).  When former professional football player and Pittsburgh Steeler great Mike Webster (David Morse) dies homeless at the… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘The Hateful Eight’ (Second Opinion)

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  Plot:  1870s Wyoming.  Bounty hunter John “The Hangman” Ruth (Kurt Russell) is transporting known murderer and thief Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh) to the town of Red Rock for trial.  Waylaid by… Continue reading

Why Quentin Tarantino Is Batshit Crazy Insane

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I’m a firm believer that many geniuses are partly mad.  History bares this out.  Michelangelo rarely changed his clothes and walked away from conversations mid-sentence.  Famous Japanese author Yukio Mushima stormed the Japanese… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘The Revenant’

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Plot:  Inspired by true events, The Revenant details the story of Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio), a fur trapper and tracker who after being mauled by a bear is left for dead by his companions John… Continue reading

Movie Review: ’99 Homes’

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Plot:  Set circa 2010 during the real estate bubble, 99 Homes follows the story of Dennis Nash (Andrew Garfield) and his family.  A recently unemployed construction worker, Nash is evicted from his home despite… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens’

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***MINOR SPOILERS BELOW*** Plot:  Set several decades after the events of Return of the Jedi, the new First Order has risen from the ashes of the Empire.  Among the leaders of this evil new… Continue reading

Knee Jerk Racism When Casting Movie Roles

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This is a delicate post for me to write.  I live in a country (USA) where the issue of racism is probably more prevalent in the media than it’s been in twenty years.… Continue reading

Batman and Superman Don’t Kill People….Except When They Do

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  There’s a lot of animosity towards the upcoming Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice film.  It extends back not just to the casting of Ben Affleck (which I’m glad that bitch-fest has died down,… Continue reading