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[Monday, November 22nd, 2010 11:17 pm GMT -5 | No Comment | 1,517 views]
Due Date

I love movies like this because they deliver exactly what they advertise. You know what type of movie you are in for and can simply sit back, relax, and enjoy the comedy. I do like movies that require more thought, but occasionally you want the mindless entertainment. This is exactly what I expect from director Todd Phillips. The movie had a plot, a few moments with some heart to it, and …

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[Monday, November 22nd, 2010 11:05 pm GMT -5 | 3 Comments | 1,976 views]

This was a pretty good movie. I just want to make clear that I did enjoy the movie before I get in to a couple issues with the movie industry the movie brought to mind.
First, I really hate when something that should have been a big reveal moment is totally given away by the previews. The writers and creators had a great plot twist (Metro Man didn’t die) that could have been a …

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[Monday, November 22nd, 2010 01:56 am GMT -5 | No Comment | 1,728 views]
Song from Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows – Harry Dances with Hermione

I saw Harry Potter this weekend and I love it. I’m still collecting my thoughts for a full review but wanted to share something you might find helpful. In the scene where Harry dances with Hermione the song that plays stood out to me so I did some research. Turns out it’s O Children by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
Click on the album cover to get the song:

Update: The LA Times talks about how …

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[Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 10:42 am GMT -5 | 2 Comments | 9,111 views]
The Bechdel Test Reveals Sexism in TV, Movies

You would think that in 2010 popular TV and movies are not sexist. In many ways that’s true. There are strong female protagonists and female actors are very respected. Then you hear about something like the Bechdel Test and you start to wonder.

Named after Alison Bechdel, a lesbian cartoonist from the 80s, the Bechdel test asks three questions about a movie or TV show:

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[Thursday, February 28th, 2008 10:03 am GMT -5 | One Comment | 6,191 views]
“The Fall” Makes Love to your Eyes

A long time ago, there was a movie called “The Cell“. It had Jennifer Lopez before she had kids, Vince Vaughn before he started doing dick-joke comedies, and Vincent D’Onofrio before he was on Law & Order and was only known for Full Metal Jacket. It was visually very strange, even beautiful. It was directed by Tarsem Singh—who pretentiously goes by Tarsem—and was his first feature-length film. I think the plot had something to do …

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[Friday, November 16th, 2007 08:30 am GMT -5 | No Comment | 1,722 views]

Michel Gondry (not “Michael Gondry”) is a French filmmaker know for his odd, dream-like style. His most recognizable work was probably the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind which showcased his unique visual style. He’s also directed numerous music videos and commercials, many of which have the same style. I’ve always liked his work because of the way he manages to visually express the non-linear nature of dreams. Situations, settings, and people in dreams …

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[Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007 11:04 am GMT -5 | 4 Comments | 2,628 views]

The newest motion picture project from J.J. Abrams is creating a lot of hype online. The trailer is now up on Apple and it’s ominous, vague, and awesome. Home video footage of a going away party captures what seems like an earthquake followed by a deep growl. The camera man goes to the roof with the rest of the crowd in time to witness a major explosion that rains down shrapnel across the NYC skyline. …

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[Wednesday, July 11th, 2007 02:09 am GMT -5 | No Comment | 11,351 views]

Image via Disney.go.com

I saw Ratatouille over the weekend and I loved it. I was especially impressed with the attention to detail Brad Bird and company paid to the kitchen details as well as Remy’s character, mainly his love for food and fastidious attention to detail.
In order to inhabit Remy the rat with the soul of a true chef, Pixar hired Thomas Keller (French Laundry, Per Se) as a consultant on the film. A former French …