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Visual Arts: John Purlia

Oh! This is cool! As a photographer myself, this looks like fun.

October 25, 2011 at 9:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Teen Review: 'The Town'

I saw this and did not want to, but I had a cousin in town who loves these types of movies. I went and it was a bit better than I had expected. Like the reviewer said, the ironic humor is what won it over. But, still...not by much.

It seemed like that the filmmakers were trying to rehash some of the elements in HEAT. And the ending...well, Shawshank Redemption did it so much better.

That being said, I did not dislike the film. I just felt like I did not gain much from watching it.

October 1, 2010 at 4:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Review: 'A Film Unfinished'

This makes me think of a Belgium film I saw a while ago I should rent again called Man Bites Dog.

September 29, 2010 at 9:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Trailer: 'Devil'

I do want to see it, though...simply because I giggle with sadistic delight that so many people are frightened of elevators. But, I can understand why...

Anyway, about M. Night, I once said on Twitter that I think he is comparable to Communism: looks great on paper, but once put into practice it just falls apart.

Which, to me, is sad, because I think he has a great imagination. It is his execution of it that makes me roll my eyes. I think his movies (directing) are too conventional for his ideas. What I would like to see M. Night do is direct a movie he did NOT write and did NOT create. I think that movie would work.

September 3, 2010 at 1:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Review: 'The American'

Yes, wonderful film. It was a delight to see it at The San Diego Film Festival.

September 3, 2010 at 10:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Review: 'The American'

So...it's like a dramatic version of the very funny Matador?

September 2, 2010 at 3:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Review: 'Machete'

Thanks for the review and the exposure of Danny Trejo, of whom I have always called That tough-looking guy with the Senorita tattoo across his chest.

I am most definitely gearing up for this movie.

September 2, 2010 at 3:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Review: 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice'

I saw it this weekend. It's not my favorite Evil Wizard vs. Good Wizard film, but it did have some strong points. For one, I thought the special effects fit well with the fantasy element; even though they were over the top, they did not become hokey (except maybe the adorable electrical sockets...but, they were adorable!).

There was accuracy in the Tesla Coils making music (though, they never sound as great as that). Here's a video of two Tesla Coils doing the Darth Vadar theme: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_YSF7...

Oddly enough, the explanation as to how magic exists appealed to me: it's more about the conductive properties of the human body rather than something sillier like the alignment of planets and stars. Notice that the end of days was not because of a particular date in time, but a utilization of technology and electricity?

Anyway...entertaining at best; at worst, terribly contrived.

Oh, I'm a fan of Depeche Mode, so I liked the gag ;-)

July 19, 2010 at 9 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Your Favorite Board Games: What Are They?

Hero Quest was a fun pseudo D&D game that allows enough interaction and creativity for loads of fun. http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgam...

June 18, 2010 at 12:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Review: 'Sex and the City' and 'Survival of the Dead'

It is films/TV Shows like SATC that make me question and/or reaffirms back to me the the constant enforcement of so-called gender roles and the expectations of.

I won't slam the television show entirely simply because I do find gender politics somewhat entertaining in a "been there/done that" sort of manner. However, as a film, it is fluff and escapism. But, if it is escapism, to where and why?

Of course, that's just my opinion, I could be wrong ;-)

May 28, 2010 at 4:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )