Solo – A Star Wars Story (dir. by Ron Howard)
May25

Solo – A Star Wars Story (dir. by Ron Howard)

I’m reluctant to label Solo: A Star Wars Story an Incident. Maybe it’s because it’s a heist film, which I love. Perhaps it’s because the cast is fun to watch on screen. Then again, I felt the same experience here that I did with Rogue One. The film almost lost me until it started to induce some nostalgia. I had a tough time feeling anything for most of this film. Maybe I’ve just reached the age where I...

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The Too Old to Die Young Teaser
May23

The Too Old to Die Young Teaser

Here’s one for the cinemaphile’s glossary. In cinema circles, an Auteur is described as “a filmmaker whose personal influence and artistic control over a movie are so great that the filmmaker is regarded as the author of the movie” (Wikipedia). I’ve looked at films as a three-way set of responsibilities. You have the writer, because without the story, there’s nothing. You’ve the Director, who...

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Film Review: Alien (dir. by Ridley Scott)
Apr26

Film Review: Alien (dir. by Ridley Scott)

Today is 4.26, also known as “Alien Day”, and named after the planet in James Cameron’s Aliens (LV-426 / Acheron). It’s a celebration of the entire Alien Franchise, but I’m only focused on the first film as I finally saw it in the theatre in 2017. This isn’t so much a review as it’s just my history with Ridley Scott’s Alien. You can find actual reviews all over the internet, and I know very few people who...

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Closer to Royals (Lorde & Nine Inch Nails Mashup)

I love Mashups. I’ve heard some crazy out of sync mixes, with one song pretty much barking at the other.  Every once in a while, you can come across a mix that gets everything right, from the tempo to the decision on which song sits in the background or foreground. The following piece of magic (accredited to YouTuber BobMills) mixes Lorde’s “Royals” with Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer”. It’s a...

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In Memoriam – R. Lee Ermey (1944 – 2018)
Apr16

In Memoriam – R. Lee Ermey (1944 – 2018)

“Every character I’ve ever played, I always try to take him right to the edge and not allow him to fall over, but directors have a tendency to pull me back a little bit.” – R. Lee Ermey (via IMDB) Actor and Marine R. Lee Ermey passed away this Sunday due to complications of pneumonia. The news of this has hit all of the major social networks, but as I’m not online as much lately, I found out from my best...

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