Posts from the ‘Movies’ category

The Dark Tower Comes to Movies and Television

Fan-boy quavering, activate! I’m a fan of Stephen King’s epic Dark Tower series–seven huge books that are his Lord of the Rings. They’re sprawling, bizarre, sometimes…

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Catfish’s Clever, Derivative Trailer

This weekend I watched The American–more on that later. The trailer for The Social Network, the Mark Zuckerberg bio pic, preceded the film. You’ve probably seen…

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Comparing Movie Ratings Sites

The other day, somebody sent me a link to fflick (myself, I’d have capitalized the first ‘f’). It’s a site which (I assume) uses language analysis…

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Glengarry Glen Ross Crackles With Macho Energy

In 2216, theatre historians will study David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross as one of the most important plays of the second half of the twentieth century.…

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Marketing Kisses to Americans

We lived in Ireland for about two years. While there, we had plenty of guests come and visit us. We usually met them at the airport…

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This Movie isn’t Broken, Just a Bit Banal

“This Movie is Broken” is two movies in one. It’s a rockumentary of Broken Social Scene’s free live show on Toronto’s waterfront in July, 2009. It’s…

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Silly Service Fees From Cinemark

I recently sent off this note to Cinemark Holdings Inc., the corporation that operates Cinemark Tinseltown here in Vancouver, along with nearly 5000 other theatres in…

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Who’s in the Hollywood Foreign Press Association?

Though I’m interested in the results, I usually don’t watch awards shows. I noticed, via Twitter’s trending topics, that the Golden Globes were on TV last…

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