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Why I’m NOT Going to See BvS Opening Weekend

Look, I don’t want to rain on anyone’s entertainment media parade. If “Batman v Superman” looks good to you, if you liked “Man of Steel,” then by all means … please … go and enjoy this new film. See it multiple times. Talk about how much you enjoy it. Revel in it the way only […]

Kurosawa’s Got The Moves

As a practitioner of sequential art storytelling (in other words, a cartoonist), let me tell you that there are a lot of similarities between what we do in composing a series of frames (or pages) and what a movie director does when composing the shots for a scene. But there’s one thing that movies have […]

Prepping for Star Wars

After long anticipation and a full MONTH of hearing everyone talk about how excited they are for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the movie itself finally opens tonight. If that sounds a little grumbly . . . well, I guess that’s okay. I like Star Wars fine. I remember seeing the original movie at the […]

Godzilla vs. My Japanese Language Skill

Okay, first the big news . . .  Toho has released a teaser poster and teaser trailer for next year’s new made-in-Japan Godzilla film. To say that I’m excited is a woeful understatement. The trailer (at the bottom of this post) is pretty self-explanatory. And, truthfully, so is the poster. But I was tantalized by […]

Otanjoubi Omedetou Gojira-san!

On this day in 1954, the movie Gojira had its premiere . . . and the world (particularly the city of Tokyo) has never been the same since! As anyone visiting this site probably knows, I’m a big fan of the Big G, and I have been ever since I first unwittingly tuned in for […]

Dracula (1931) . . . Both Of Them

To celebrate my friend’s birthday, a group of us went to the local theater last night to see a double-feature of the 1931 Bela Lugosi Dracula and the Spanish language Dracula that was using the same sets and script. Well . . . we went to see the Lugosi film, and figured to stay for a […]

MOVIE: Game Loading — Rise of the Indies

A month or so ago, I sat down with my friend (and head of the Gamerati) Ed Healy to watch an indie film about indie game developers. Game Loading—Rise of the Indies was funded through Kickstarter and released earlier this year. It was an fun watch, and gave me an insight into a corner of […]

How Ant Man Should Have Ended

Sometimes I find the “How It Should Have Ended” videos to be a little too picky and they just seem snarky and mean. But other times I think they strike just the right chord between practical realism and comedy hijinks and they feel fun and warmly appreciative of the movie their critiquing. Just like the […]

HISHE: Big Hero 6

One of the YouTube channels I subscribe to is How It Should Have Ended, where they produce Flash-style-animated shorts that explore (not surprisingly) alternative endings to various popular movies and TV shows. Generally they point out plot holes and leaps of logic of the sort that drive sticklers for detail crazy, but they do so […]

The Cutest Zombie Apocalypse Film You’ll Ever See

Looking for four adorable minutes of a noble dog attempting to find his lost little boy in the middle of the zombie apocalypse? Of course you are! And Steadfast Stanley delivers on every level!