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The Genius of Ray Harryhausen

The Genius of Ray Harryhausen

To honor the memory of Ray Harryhausen, who passed away today, May 7, 2013, I am republishing this article that was originally published on November 11, 2011. My love for movies started at an early age.  I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t overwhelmed by the magic of cinema.  I can remember being only […]

2012 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 19,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 4 Film Festivals Click here to see the complete report.

Can M. Night Shyamalan Redeem Himself?

Can M. Night Shyamalan Redeem Himself?

When M. Night Shyamalan made a huge splash in the movie industry with The Sixth Sense, critics hailed him as the second coming of Steven Spielberg (an honor bestowed on other filmmakers since such as Bryan Singer and J.J. Abrams) despite the fact that his filmmaking style and choice of stories were completely different from […]

FilmVerse Summer ’12 Theatre of Shame–Winner!

FilmVerse Summer ’12 Theatre of Shame–Winner!

After starting out with 64 truly awful motion pictures, week by week voters have whittled down the list, composed of such turkeys as Smokey and the Bandit 3, Grease 2, Batman & Robin, Jaws the Revenge, The Wicker Man, The Wiz, The Room, and yes, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.  Round by round, we narrowed […]

FilmVerse Summer ’12 Theatre of Shame – Finalists

FilmVerse Summer ’12 Theatre of Shame – Finalists

Polls are now closed. Check out the winner! We’re down to the last round in the FilmVerse Summer 2012 Theatre of Shame, the contest where voters determine the worst of the worst in motion pictures. The Semi-Finalists came down to the Dynamic Duo Batman & Robin vs. a double-dose of Adam Sandler in Jack and […]

FilmVerse Summer ’12 Theatre of Shame – Semi-Finalists

FilmVerse Summer ’12 Theatre of Shame – Semi-Finalists

Polls are now closed.  Please go to the Finalists. We are now down to four very, very terrible movies in the FilmVerse Summer 2012 Theatre of Shame! Round 3 saw Jack and Jill battling Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.  Michael Bay’s smashing robots must have more fans than a cross-dressing Adam Sandler does, because the […]

FilmVerse Summer ’12 Theatre of Shame – Round 3

FilmVerse Summer ’12 Theatre of Shame – Round 3

Polls are now closed.  Please go to the Semi-Finals. More terrible films have been eliminated!  We’re now down to 8 awful films competing for the worst film in the FilmVerse Summer 2012 Theatre of Shame.  Which movie will be the most shameful? Round 2 had 16 movies squaring off in 8 categories.  This time we’ll […]