Archive | December, 2009

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Most Overrated Movie of 2009: Avatar

Posted on 31 December 2009 by ShepRamsey

It didn’t take long for me to discover that I’m in a pretty meager minority with this one.  Most people that I’ve been talking to absolutely loved Avatar, James Cameron’s long-awaited follow-up to his 1997 megahit Titanic. Continue Reading

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Quaid’s Directorial Debut? Check Out This Old Short Film!

Posted on 28 December 2009 by Quaid

Here at ChopShop, we put our money where our mouth is.  So instead of just bitching about movies, we actually put our best foot forward trying to make them. Continue Reading

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Avatar: A Western take on Eastern ideas (and I’m not sure that’s good)

Posted on 21 December 2009 by Quaid

Avatar_PosterIn reading reviews of James Cameron’s alien-centric opus Avatar, I feel like I’ve been seeing the same things over and over.  Most criticism comes from the fact that audiences simply don’t identify with characters or find the story simple, contrived, or cliche. Continue Reading

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Dirty Country: a gateway drug to all things sweet and raunchy.

Posted on 14 December 2009 by Quaid

Growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, I was, interestingly enough, not a big fan of country music.  In fact, I hated it…hated every line about pickup trucks and going against the grain and losing your girl in a bottle of Tennessee whiskey. Continue Reading

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Cage + Herzog = Woah = Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

Posted on 12 December 2009 by ShepRamsey

I’ve been a Werner Herzog fan for a while and I’ve seen over 20 of his films.  While I can’t exactly say that Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans is one of the German genius’s very best, it’s nevertheless nothing short of absolute must-see Herzog. Continue Reading

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Brothers: Jake loves Natalie, Natalie loves Tobey, but Tobey is in Afghanistan doing Deer Hunter things

Posted on 07 December 2009 by HansKlopek

Howdy all. Back from a long absence at sea with a review of the latest in Oscar bait flicks about the war, Brothers. Continue Reading

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