Monthly Archives: November 2010

A (Sort of) Review of The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas has become one of those films that is almost beyond  criticism. So ingrained is it in our consciousness that it is accepted as a classic. Years of anorexic teens buying Jack Skellington action figures will do … Continue reading

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A Review of Spun

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A Review of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

I know I made a joke about avoiding the film in my previous review. That was a mistake; it is the equivalent of living ten minutes from Woodstock but refusing to go because the crowd is too big. So, allow … Continue reading

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A Review of Never Let Me Go

I could have played nice and reviewed the latest Harry Potter film. But what’s the point? First off, I will not be paying to see a complete film, and second, well, it’s already going to make more money in it’s … Continue reading

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A Review of Annie Hall

I have said it before, I will say it again. Woody Allen has written some of the funniest scripts in history. Annie Hall is no exception – it contains some of the best wit and examinations on the nature of … Continue reading

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A Review of Princess Mononoke

I spent pretty much the entire month of October reviewing gory horror films. Well, frankly, that became kind of repetitive after a while. Trust me; you’ve seen one bloodied corpse, you’ve seen one hundred. So, for November, I needed a … Continue reading

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Gene Shalit and the Generation Gap

Earlier this week, Gene Shalit (that man in desperate need of a shave) retired from The Today Show after forty years of being their film critic. And there was much rejoicing. No, no, that is unfair. Shalit, for better or … Continue reading

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A Review of The Stunt Man

In 1980, a film called The Stunt Man was released. It was widely lauded (and garnered three Academy Award nominations) but unsuccessful at the box office and today has been widely forgotten. I do not even think that there is … Continue reading

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A Review of The Dead Pool

This film is still important to examine, as it shows how what was cutting edge can be diluted by time. You see, Harry Callahan was a product of his time – the early 1970s, in which violence was still seen … Continue reading

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A Review of Batman Returns

In the days where everyone (including myself) declared The Dark Knight was some sort of beacon of light to guide us away from the dark abyss of our existence, the original Batman sequel has been forgotten. I have heard people … Continue reading

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