Category Archives: Movies

Obligatory prequel trilogy post

Much like how I revisited the original Star Wars trilogy in anticipation of The Force Awakens, I found myself revisiting the prequel trilogy in anticipation of The Last Jedi. And jeez, has there ever been a pop culture property as … Continue reading

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Enhance

I feel conflicted. On the one hand, I’m a bit annoyed that the best sci-fi movie, and indeed, the best movie since Mad Max: Fury Road is yet another sequel. On the other hand, Blade Runner 2049 is so good … Continue reading

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The gum you like isn’t coming back in style

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me resembles Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan in some regards. Both movies are movie spinoffs of a TV show that in some superficial way seem to betray their respective shows (Khan takes a … Continue reading

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Pretentious movie post don’t read

Even if this year has been mediocre in terms of movies actually released in 2017, it has been phenomenal in terms of stuff I’ve been introduced to for the first time, with Inland Empire, Suspiria and now The Thin Red … Continue reading

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Becoming a pretentious film snob with David Lynch

This seems as good a place as any to note that, upon re-watching Inland Empire, my opinion of the film has shifted considerably towards seeing it as a masterpiece – albeit an aggressively weird one. But I’m here to talk … Continue reading

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The future looks bright

Talking about animated movies is one of the Things I Like To Do on this blog, and it’s been quite some time since I talked about Don Bluth. So let’s talk about Titan A.E. (2000), the movie that kinda sorta … Continue reading

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Obligatory Star Wars: The Force Awakens post

Warning! Danger! Clicking below the fold will result in the new Star Wars being spoiled for you! Oh no! Avert your eyes! Whatever you do, don’t click!

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Josh watches Mad Max movies

There’s a scene in David Lean’s war epic, Lawrence of Arabia, where the titular character explosively derails a moving train. That moment has a sort of exciting realism to it – because the crew actually blew up a moving train. … Continue reading

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Blowing stuff up in 3D

Jeffrey Overstreet: Whenever there is a major advance in special effects, there tends to be an accompanying blockbuster movie that dazzles audiences by showing of that “groundbreaking” capability. Viewers emerge bug-eyed, astonished, perhaps even speechless. And the film is heralded … Continue reading

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Post

(yeah, lame title, I know) When I rewatched Peter Jackson’s The Fellowship of the Rings some time ago, one of the things which struck me was how quickly to the point of almost feeling rushed the movie was, in spite of … Continue reading

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