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Tag Archives: Movies

Culture: Get Ready for the Horror of the Fall Movie Season

Most suicides in the United States take place in the fall and holiday season. Experts have suggested a number of reasons for this spike: everything from people having no friends, … Continue reading

September 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Culture: The Long Ranger Flops and the Next Pirates Movie Shudders

Johnny Depp’s new big budget extravaganza The Long Ranger is collapsing at the US box office. Made at a budget of over $250 million, this revisionist take on a one-popular … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · 4 Comments

Movies: Silver Linings Playbook is a Traditional Rom-Com Dressed Up in a Sheen of Critical Positivity

It’s notoriously difficult to mount a successful romantic comedy (rom-com) because even though the movie is composed of a humorous plot and romantic ideals, one can never get over the … Continue reading

February 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Movies: The Hobbit is Another Example of Why the Taliban Hate Us or How My Admiration for Peter Jackson Turned into Pure Unadulterated Hatred for Him and New Zealand

Most people in the United States and around the world met Peter Jackson upon the release of the first “Lord of the Rings” movie. A relatively lean cinematic experience, filled … Continue reading

December 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Movies: The Campaign Totally Sucks

Political movies are a rare breed in the current film culture. Some of its understandable since consumers get more than their fill of political shenanigans from the 24 news-cycle and … Continue reading

October 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Dark Shadows: Johnny Depp and Tim Burton Jump The Shark

Continuing this weekend’s entertainment theme, this post is about the disaster that is Tim Burton and Johnny Depp’s (B&D) Dark Shadows. I never saw the original show but I can … Continue reading

September 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

Battleship: Launching a Product While Ignoring the Basics

I understand branding and I support expanding the brand across multiple channels. Despite the horror that was John Carter, no one does this better than the Walt Disney Company and … Continue reading

September 9, 2012 · Leave a comment