Category Archives: Film

Dated Relevance

Idiocracy is a film by Mike Judge who is well known for the animations Beavis and Butt-Head, King of the Hill and his other cult classic film Office Space. I was only vaguely familiar with these properties and only came … Continue reading

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The Fascinating Backdrop

Lost in Translation is a 2003 film directed by Sophia Coppola and starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson. From 1998’s Rushmore onwards, Murray transitioned into more dramatic roles and this is already one of his best remembered since this transition. … Continue reading

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The Setting of the Rising Sun

Rising Sun by Michael Crichton, Alfred a Knopf Inc, January 27th, 1992 Rising Sun is a novel written by Michael Crichton while he was still at the height of his literary powers. It was published after Jurassic Park and before … Continue reading

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Financial Success versus Cultural Legacy

Though I can’t now remember where I read it, I  read somewhere that the 2009 film Avatar, despite it’s immense financial success has not left any sort of cultural legacy. When thinking about it, it is hard not to agree. … Continue reading

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The Academy Awards were Always Trash

I read a post on the Arkhaven Comics blog by The Dark Herald arguing that the Academy Awards (or the Oscars) lost credibility when The English Patient won in 1997, though he did allow for previous mistakes including the snub … Continue reading

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Disney and Reality

In which I respond to the lyrics of  ‘Colors of the Wind’ from Disney’s Pocahontas. A song supposedly written from the perspective of a Powhatan woman but actually written by two Jewish men. Disney typically isn’t concerned with following the … Continue reading

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Battlestar Galactica: Rewatching the Reimagining

Late last month I finished a re-watching of the Battlestar Galactica reimagining which began as a miniseries in late 2003 and ran for four seasons from 2004 until 2009. I often mention that I don’t watch TV on this blog … Continue reading

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All You Need Is Kill

More and more when I watch films I find myself opting to watch something I’ve already seen. This may be due to my age, my changing interests or something else entirely. But I mostly think it is because films are … Continue reading

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Absolutely Immoral & Absolutely Understandable

It is not good for man to be alone. Genesis 2:18 This is yet another one of the posts that sat in drafts, splattered with a few ideas of what I wanted to write after I watched the film Passengers … Continue reading

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The Lion King: A Subversive Masterpiece

I always have a number of topics/ideas in drafts and this is one I’ve probably had for the longest time. I usually get around to them eventually and the fact that this has now been written is proof of that. … Continue reading

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