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Miguel Rodriguez ( migueldavidr )

Comments made by Miguel Rodriguez

Book Review: 'Step Right Up: I'm Gonna Scare the Pants Off America'

I guess it all depends on one's definition, of course. I don't think PERCEPTO necessarily helps to elevate human experience to a higher plane, but I do think Castle was sincere in his desire to entertain audiences. That sincerity went a long way toward his success. Also, he was good enough at those gimmicks and knowing what the public wanted that one could use the phrase, "he turned them into an art form."

October 26, 2011 at 3:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Screening: '13 Ghosts'

Great interview! William Castle is my hero :)

October 26, 2011 at 10:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Book Review: 'Step Right Up: I'm Gonna Scare the Pants Off America'

Scalawag,

What a fantastic comment, and how apt to draw the comparison to PT Barnum! Thank you so much for adding such a thoughtful quote and comment. I do think it is human nature to suspect the worst in people. Let's lighten up!

October 25, 2011 at 4:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Book Review: 'Step Right Up: I'm Gonna Scare the Pants Off America'

Thank you, sir! I actually plan on seeing your performance next week!

October 25, 2011 at 12:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Book Review: 'Step Right Up: I'm Gonna Scare the Pants Off America'

Thank you Beth for letting me discuss this fun book! I highly recommend it for fans of film--it's quick and really enjoyable.

October 25, 2011 at 11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Rants and Raves: A Note About Horror

Also, I know it was released by Rialto because that's how I'm screening it this year :)

October 14, 2011 at 3:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Rants and Raves: A Note About Horror

Missionaccomplished,

I think you may have mentioned this on my website, and responded to you there. I don't think it emailed you when I responded though.

I'm very confused. I never mentioned on the episode you commented on, in this article, on my website, or in any of the posters, fliers, programs, or posters I've printed that this was the first time it played in San Diego. I'm not sure what you are correcting there or here since it was never put into print. It's certainly not mentioned at all in this article, so it looks a little strange to correct information that doesn't exist.

Can you please direct me to where I made there error and I will certainly retract the information. Thank you.

Miguel Rodriguez

October 14, 2011 at 3:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Preview: FilmOut 2011

Bite Marks is screening on Friday, August 26th at 8pm with an introduction by yours truly! I hope to see you all there!

August 19, 2011 at 12:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Rants and Raves: Filmgoers Talk About 3-D

Still reeling from Conan's 3D conversion. Ugh.

August 18, 2011 at 7:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Review: 'Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon'

"As far as you saying all she did was "pose", perhaps that could be because its her job to do that, and it has been for years."

beth182--I don't disagree with you, but I also think she was chosen because all they wanted was a woman who could just stand around, and as Roger Ebert said "(in two hilarious scenes) stare thoughtfully into space as if realizing something." Of course that is indicative of the empty and valueless thought that was put into the casting by the filmmakers.

The biggest problem with that in this film is that it was so long and bloated and so much time was devoted to her lack of character that it was painful to sit through. Sitting through so much of that can feel so grating that one can not help to report it as such.

Of course, I personally fault that with the filmmakers and not on the model personally. She was written and directed to be porcelain husk of a person.

June 29, 2011 at 2:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )