Author Archive: Chris Wood

Chris Wood is an editor in NYC (living in Hoboken, NJ). He has been published in web-based literary magazines that include The Writers Block (http://issuu.com/thewritersblock/docs/issuenumberseven)
and The Motley Press (http://www.motleypress.com/mpress/?p=345).

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Does Indiana Jones Qualify as a Superhero?

Does Indiana Jones Qualify as a Superhero?

| May 17, 2008 | 0 Comments

The blockbuster movie season is upon us, and this season has no shortage of films that involve a superhero. Currently, Iron Man has been released and is enjoying much success. In addition, the next edition of the new Batman movie, Dark Knight, is due out; the revamped Incredible Hulk starring Ed Norton; Hellboy II; and […]

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Feast

Feast

| September 10, 2006 | 0 Comments

In the third season of Emmy-nominated Project Greenlight, the winning writer team of Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan (writers for the upcoming The Midnight Man) served up a horror screenplay called Feast. John Gulager (cinematographer, Vic), an interestingly quirky personality with a family background in acting (Clu Gulager is John’s father and plays the gritty […]

Red Doors

Red Doors

| August 29, 2006 | 0 Comments

The feature-debut director of Red Doors, Georgia Lee, explains in her Director’s Statement that for the Chinese, painting one’s front doors red is said to bring good luck, fortune and harmony to the household. The Wongs, a Chinese-American family of five residing in New York suburbs, have front doors painted such a color. Ms. Lee […]

Mindhunters

Mindhunters

| May 21, 2005

How much can you learn from just looking at a person? What habits do they have? What are their goals/aspirations? In the Federal Bureau of Investigations Professor Jake Harris (Val Kilmer, Wonderland, Spartan) teaches an advanced and very hands on class for psychological profilers – investigators who specialize in the art of observation to assist […]

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The Boys and Girl from County Clare

The Boys and Girl from County Clare

| March 14, 2005 | 0 Comments

Tradition, especially in music, has a reputable standard for Clare County, Ireland. Annually, there is a contest which attracts Ceili (“Ceili” means “dance” and is pronounced “kay-lee”) bands from all over Ireland, America and even from Liverpool, England. But in the mid 1960′s, being in Liverpool meant The Beatles. So why does Jimmy McMahon (Colm […]

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Chris’s Films of 2004: “The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly”

Chris’s Films of 2004: “The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly”

| January 27, 2005 | 0 Comments

Can you hear the theme music in the spaghetti western, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, starring Clint Eastwood, the man with no name? Wa, wa, waaaaa! Well, can ya, punk! Okay, I’m over myself now. So the movie-metaphor-title for the best and worst of 2004 was pretty obvious and I’m sure you’d rather […]

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Beyond the Sea

Beyond the Sea

| January 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

When was the last time you left the movie theater snapping your fingers, whistling and tapping your feet? Perhaps not too often, but Beyond the Sea, the biopic about the life of Bobby Darin, delivers just that feel. This movie goes down as smooth as “two fingers” of Scotch with cool musical numbers, the witty […]

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House of Flying Daggers [Shi mian mai fu]

House of Flying Daggers [Shi mian mai fu]

| December 5, 2004 | 0 Comments

In 859 A.D. the Chinese government took a particular interest in a rebel gang known as the Flying Daggers–their specialty being daggers (duh!). The Flying Dagger’s resistance vexed the government because of their elusiveness and effectiveness in causing headaches and hiccups in governmental progress. However, two police deputies, Leo and Jin (Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau) […]

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Overnight

Overnight

| November 15, 2004 | 0 Comments

In 1997, 25 year old Troy Duffy had his screenplay, The Boondock Saints (1999) “green lighted” by Academy acclaimed producer Harvey Weinstein (The Aviator, Cold Mountain). The move script was about two Boston brothers who take it upon themselves to rid the evil elements in their neighborhood (in true Quinten Tarantino/Guy Ritche style). This born-and-raised […]

Code 46

Code 46

| August 30, 2004

“Tell me something about yourself… Anything?” William (Tim Robbins, Mystic River) asks a front desk worker at a clinic. The man says that he inherited the job from his mother and William now knows all he needs to know. William has a virus. However, this virus is not one that makes a person ill but […]