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I…I Think I’ve Got It! Trying to decipher Inception

Posted on 20 July 2010 by ShepRamsey

As I write this, the box office numbers for Inception’s opening weekend have just come out, and with a total take of about $60.4 million, it seems to be doing pretty well for itself.  Whether or not it’s going to be “huge” like I predicted remains to be seen.  Continue Reading

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The “Nostalgia” Film: Promoting childhoods we wished we’d had

Posted on 07 July 2010 by Quaid

Let’s face it…being a kid was kind of boring.  Well, at least it was for me, growing up in the late 80′s and early 90′s.  I lived in a neighborhood where there was nary a kid to be found, which means I watched a lot of television, rented a lot of movies, and learned about the birds and the bees from HBO’s Real Sex. Continue Reading

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The Interactive Filmgoing Experience

Posted on 18 June 2010 by Quaid

This past weekend I went to the Flyover Film Festival. Now, I know that all you fancy folks living in the New Yorks and LAs of the world think that film fests are a dime a dozen…and sometimes they are…but in Louisville, Kentucky, this is really the only local film fest of this caliber. Continue Reading

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“Why Make Movies?” (A look at the role of narrative in theme)

Posted on 24 May 2010 by Quaid

I was excited last week when one of my friends finally agreed to watch Up in the Air.  The more I think about the movie, the more certain I am that it’s my favorite film of 2009, and I could think of no better way to spend a monday night than to revisit it. Continue Reading

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Horror’s new lows or the inevitable progression of a genre?

Posted on 21 May 2010 by ShepRamsey

I should have learned my lesson a few months ago when I posted an article in which I made some comments regarding my impressions of The Blind Side without having seen the movie.  Any readers that happened across the article were up in arms that I was reviewing a movie I hadn’t seen.  (Which I really wasn’t.) I still haven’t seen it.  But that’s not what this is about. Continue Reading

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Screen Teens: From Materialism to “Twilight-ification”

Posted on 05 May 2010 by Quaid

It all started in the ’80′s.  That’s when these damn teenagers started to come to power. Continue Reading

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