May 22, 2015

2015 Oscar Preview

A really muddled year.  But let's give it a shot anyway, shall we? Best Cinematography Birdman or… [more]

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Top Ten Movies of 2014

10. The Raid 2 "They're not cops anymore. They're in my world now." This is the sequel as contrast,… [more]

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Top Ten TV Shows of 2014

As usual, plenty of stuff I didn't catch up on in 2014 (I'm only just now getting into Orange Is the… [more]

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A Brief History of Real Video Game Movies

http://youtu.be/cGV2StjWiBo?list=UU6c0Y-Q9tS_w745uocixaDA In the latest episode of Hotcha Zimzam,… [more]

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The Master, Moriarty, and the Rise of the Brah Villain

Back in the day, villains like Moriarty or The Master looked like this: Moriarty The Master These… [more]

The Master, Moriarty, and the Rise of the Brah Villain The Master, Moriarty, and the Rise of the Brah Villain
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2015 Oscar Preview

A really muddled year.  But let’s give it a shot anyway, shall we? Best Cinematography Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) The Grand Budapest Hotel Ida Mr. Turner Unbroken Will Win: Birdman Should Win: Birdman It has won all of the things, including the American Society of Cinematographers award. Oddsmakers like it, and so [...]

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Top Ten Movies of 2014

10. The Raid 2 “They’re not cops anymore. They’re in my world now.” This is the sequel as contrast, not continuation. The Raid 2 is epic where The Raid is contained, gorgeous where The Raid is gritty, grotesque where The Raid is (comparatively) subdued, and complex where The Raid is simple. That both are amazing [...]

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Top Ten TV Shows of 2014

As usual, plenty of stuff I didn’t catch up on in 2014 (I’m only just now getting into Orange Is the New Black). But from what I did see, here’s what stood out… 10. Teen Wolf Yes. Teen Wolf. That movie with Michael J. Fox. Turned into an amazing TV show by Jeff Davis. Yes. [...]

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A Brief History of Real Video Game Movies

In the latest episode of Hotcha Zimzam, I look at the evolution of movies that represent the true video game narrative (I explain what that is in the video) over time. Any movies that you think fit the bill?

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The Master, Moriarty, and the Rise of the Brah Villain

Back in the day, villains like Moriarty or The Master looked like this: Moriarty The Master These days, they look like this: Moriarty The Master Is the replacement of the dignified British gentleman with the snarky, smart-ass young British brah a commentary on current young, white male society, or just a coincidence of appealing to [...]

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