Immediately following my coverage of the 2010 Edinburgh International Film Festival, my wife and I packed our tiny flat and moved back to the U.S. We spent a month home and then finally moved to Iowa where she is now working on her PhD.
Thus, the summer was very busy and scattered; I left many films in my wake with nary a commentary post. I will now provide a quick rundown of what you should check out and what you should chuck out. Continue reading →
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Tagged Alice in Wonderland, Avatar, CGI, Clash of the Titans, Danny the Dog, Dead Alive, Dead Snow, deux ex machina, Diary of Wimpy Kid, Dod Sno, Edward Norton, Gus Van Sant, Halloween, House of the Devil, Johnny Depp, Kids, Larry Clark, Last Action Hero, Louis Leterrier, Mystery Team, Nazi, Norwegian, Paranoid Park, Pixar, Planet of the Apes, Practical effects, Robocop 2, Sam Worthington, Terminator Salvation, The Incredible Hulk, The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, Ti West, Tim Burton, Tom Noonan, Toy Story, Toy Story 3, Unleashed, Up, Vin Diesel, Woody, Zombie
The original Predator (1987) is one of those films that is a defining moment for masculinity. I saw Predator when I was 8 years old and the mixture of mass muscled men, “bad” words, bullets, and bravado introduced me to what it meant to be male. The film is not a traditional work of art, but like director John McTiernan’s Die Hard, Predator is a quintessential action/sci-fi film. Continue reading →
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Tagged Action, Adrien Brody, Aliens, Aliens vs predator, CGI, Clash of the Titans, Danny trejo, Daybreakers, Laurence Fishburn, Nimrod Antal, Practical effects, Predator, Predators, R Rated, Repo Men, Robert Rodriguez, Sci-Fi, Topher Grace