Chris Rock’s Top Five is the Movie You Need to Watch Before the Oscars

As of the publishing of this post, the 88th annual Academy Awards are two days away. This means that a lot of people are either a) predicting who will win what, b) talking about who should have been nominated c) watching nominated movies they hadn't gotten around to watching yet, or d) talking about why they …

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Made Fun Of, For Liking Superheroes…

Yes, this blog post has an unusual title. That's because this blog post has unusual content, especially for this blog. I often use this blog in critical or cynical ways.  Mocking things like Ocean's Eleven, Fast and/or Furious films, House of Cards, etc.  I call things dumb or bad.  The specific article that I previously …

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Guys, Let’s Take it Easy on the “Superhero Shaming” Concept

I watched only a little bit of the Oscars, mostly because I didn't really want to watch the Oscars.  But it's hard to miss all the things people talk about afterward.  The biggest topics seem to be a) Birdman is good, but maybe it's not as good as some people say, or maybe it's better  b) …

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The Fighter vs. The Town vs. The Departed

For whatever reason, it seems that 80% of people cannot discuss the films The Town or The Fighter without mentioning The Departed.  With the recent arrest of Whitey Bulger, it also seems that people have started talking about The Departed even more than before.  I suppose that the temptation is overwhelming: The Fighter and The …

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He won… but what’s next?

How do you follow the success of an Academy Award win?   The answer is simple: Do what the Coen Brothers do.  After receiving the Best Original Screenplay Oscar for Fargo, Joel and Ethan Coen made The Big Lebowski, a film that had nearly nothing in common with their last film, aside from involving Steve Buscemi and kidnapping.  …

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