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Next Year Jerusalem

Next Year Jerusalem

| May 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Let’s see, there is 91-year-old Helen who has never been out of the United States and is excited to see the Dead Sea. She is committed to journaling the trip so she won’t forget things. She has cast to the side the reality that she is due to undergo heart surgery. Her world for now […]

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Godzilla (2014)

Godzilla (2014)

| May 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

In preparation of my viewing of the new Godzilla, I indulged in the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode for Godzilla vs. Megalon, in which the famous giant lizard teams up with a giant robot to battle fearsome creatures on the aptly named Monster Island.  This turned out to be the perfect appetizer for this newest […]

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Rifftrax Presents:  Cool as Ice (1991)

Rifftrax Presents: Cool as Ice (1991)

| May 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the not too distant past Around 1990 There lived a guy named Joel Not too different from you or me. When Joel Hodgson created Mystery Science Theater 3000, I doubt he imagined the phenomenon he was giving the world.  If you’re unfamiliar, MST3K was about an ordinary guy who was shot into space and […]

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Farmland

Farmland

| May 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

The limited theatrical run of the feature length documentary, Farmland, has caused quite a stir amongst pundits. Directed by Academy Award winning James Moll and funded by the United States Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA), an agribusiness interest group made up of corporate giants like Monsanto and Dupont, the film presents a sanitized exploration of […]

Devil in My Ride

Devil in My Ride

| May 1, 2014 | 1 Comments

While a popular route for first-time feature filmmakers, the horror comedy is an extremely difficult balancing act. Many filmmakers lean too far in one direction or the other– too much comedy and not enough scares and you risk looking goofy. Too much gore and not enough laughs can easily look mean-spirited. Many independent filmmakers try […]

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Tribeca Film Festival 2014: Loitering with Intent

Tribeca Film Festival 2014: Loitering with Intent

| April 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

They say you should write what you know. That is what writer-actors Michael Godere and Ivan Martin did with Loitering with Intent, which made its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival last week. Having written a film with roles tailor-made for themselves, and their more famous real-life actor friends, Godere and Martin churn out a […]

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Shatner’s World

Shatner’s World

| April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

William Shatner walked onto a stage tonight to tell us stories from his life.  Thanks to Phatom Events, Shatner’s World was broadcast to movie theaters across the nation to allow its larger than life host to walk us through his childhood, his career as a stage actor working for the Stratford Shakespeare Company in Ontario, […]

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In Your Eyes

In Your Eyes

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

I don’t pretend to know what type of project Joss Whedon is going to take on next.  Any writer who goes from a teenage drama about slaying vampires, to a western set in outer space, to a horror parody, to the highest grossing super hero movie ever, to a low budget Shakespeare adaptation clearly defies […]

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Shatner’s World

Shatner’s World

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Canadian actor William Shatner, who is best known for his portrayal of Captain Kirk on the original Star Trek series, brings his critically acclaimed one man show to cinemas across the country this Thursday.  A charismatic and energetic storyteller, Shatner promises to bring his long and varied career to life through anecdotes, humor, and heartfelt moments. I […]

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Draft Day

Draft Day

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

When I first saw the trailer for the film Draft Day, directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner, I was less than enthused.  Although I love the NFL and am a hardcore Chicago Bears fan, I have never watched, nor have I ever had any interest in, the NFL draft.  I wasn’t […]