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Epic

Is this some kind of re-enactment? We all thought it–well I certainly did–“James Joyce wrote a fairy tale?”  No kids, it’s William Joyce, author and illustrator of The Leaf Men (1996) and artist/designer/writer of a number of notable animated films.  It’s the … Continue reading

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The New World

We are not here to pillage and raid, we are here to build a colony. You are only allowed to watch a Terrence Malick on Blu-Ray or in the theater.  I am satisfied to set this down in a law.  I … Continue reading

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Seven Psychopaths

The movie ends my way. Remember when I was talking about the Irish sense of humor?  It’s a wonderful thing sometimes.  In dialogue, in characterization, and in feeling, it’s usually terrific.  Seven Psychopaths (2012) proves that these wonderful things require … Continue reading

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The Guard

I don’t think you should be telling me these things. The Irish can make a movie.  They know comedy and drama and how those can be conveyed in a movie.  Apparently, they also know crime.  There are a series of … Continue reading

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Total Recall

You keeping up, baby? It’s tough to see a remake like Total Recall (2012).  Some of it you know, some of it you don’t know, part of you is waiting for something to happen, and the other part is telling you to … Continue reading

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The Recruit

If you want answers, kid, you’re in the wrong car.  I only have secrets. Espionage in the middle.  A little fighting, a little intelligence gathering, a little love story, but not particularly focused on any of them.  A little Le … Continue reading

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Fright Night

That was an f—ed up night. Due to some unfortunate literature–and by literature, I open the definition to include most anything of the graphic nature–vampires have been perverted into popularity.  I don’t think anyone minds a sexy vampire, but when … Continue reading

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