Monthly Archives: February 2013

MovieBoozer Report: Beautiful Creatures

I’m realizing now my review sounds way more positive than the movie merits. This is definitely not a film I would pay to see, you know, ever. But if you can get into a screening, or if your significant other is … Continue reading

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My Thoughts On The Oscar Best Picture Race Expressed Through Super Mario Cart

Y’all, I’m so tired of seeing rankings, and ranking things, and “who do you think will win Best Picture?”  It looked for a while like Lincoln had the star advantage, ever since Zero Dark Thirty connected with that nasty red … Continue reading

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The Installment vs. The Episode

Or, why netflix isn’t making TV; it’s making visual serials. Two hours in, House of Cards is well on its way to blacking out my serialized narrative drama series bingo card. The David Fincher directed, Kevin Spacey staring, political intrigue … Continue reading

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Genre BOOM

Word has reached my ear by raven that the venerable Beard himself, George R.R. Martin, has signed a development deal with HBO independent from all those thrones and their games. Let’s get the knee-jerk reactions out of the way: AAAAAAAH.  NOOOO … Continue reading

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I Have A Film History Problem

The first step is admitting it. The next step is never, ever letting any grad school know that this is kind of how I process silent cinema. Kind of. A little bit. Okay, a lot.   To be fair, it’s … Continue reading

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Patience, Time, And Television Storytelling

The demands of television – what viewers expect and don’t expect out of it – warps narrative storytelling in weird ways. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, because what else am I do to without 30 Rock,? Short … Continue reading

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