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2012 Razzies – Now with Winners!

2012 Razzies – Now with Winners!

Originally published on February 26, 2012. This year’s Academy Awards are upon us, but amid all the razzle-dazzle of awards season is one event that’s less that auspicious: The Golden Raspberry Award.  Originally started in 1981, the Razzies celebrates the worst films of the year.  Typically, Hollywood ignores this ignominious honor, though Sandra Bullock did […]

RIP Ralph McQuarrie

RIP Ralph McQuarrie

I was nine years old when I first saw Star Wars, along with a good portion of the world’s population.  Is it too melodramatic to say that it changed my life, when practically any event changes the life of a nine-year-old?  Regardless, nothing else effected the direction my life took as much as George Lucas‘s […]

Forrest Button Fish – Variations of the Same Parable

Forrest Button Fish – Variations of the Same Parable

Hollywood likes to tell the same story repeatedly.  Usually it’s obvious (gee, two blockbusters coming out the same year about asteroids threatening all life on Earth—what a coincidence!), but other times it’s more subtle.  For instance, consider the movies that have the following plots: a man with a low IQ changes the lives of everyone […]

Star Wars: The Stage Play

Star Wars: The Stage Play

When the original Star Wars hit the movie theaters in 1977 and became a worldwide sensation, George Lucas milked his creation in what seemed to be every means possible–toys, T-shirts, a story album, and the infamous holiday special on TV.  As previously chronicled, Star Wars has given us entertainment in every conceivable medium except for […]

In Defense of 3D

In Defense of 3D

A lot has been made of the recent trend of releasing every blockbuster in 3D, mostly with negative reactions.  People complain that it’s overused, that it’s a marketing ploy meant to take even more of our hard-earned money, that it’s a cheap gimmick with no lasting power, that it makes the image too dark, and […]

A Mixed Bag of Bones

A Mixed Bag of Bones

Bag of Bones is one of Stephen King’s more recent efforts, and is probably not one of his more memorable novels.  It was released in 1998, following other books such as Rose Madder, Insomnia, Desperation, and most importantly The Green Mile.  It’s an enjoyable read, using some of his typical tropes (a writer protagonist, a […]

Battle of the Babysitters

Battle of the Babysitters

Many, many, many people have complained about how Hollywood has run out of ideas.  Of course, this is usually regarding the motion picture industry’s propensity of remaking old movies and TV shows, as well as adapting everything under the sun.  The few original movies that make it to the theaters are breaths of fresh air […]