Movie Review: The Artist

I was afraid The Artist would be a pretentious piece of crud, partly because it had won so many awards, and partly because it was both in black-and-white and almost without sound. After all, using black and white now can seem gimmicky or simply too precious and cutesy. It’s not used a lot for full…
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The New Oz Movie

Well, after 28 years they’ve finally come out with a new Oz movie, and the critics already seem to be jumping all over it with hobnailed boots. Fair enough. I haven’t seen it yet, so I have no idea whether it’s any good. What I do question is the critics’ seeming universal claim that the…
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Candidates For Worst Movie

Some of the folks on Facebook have some suggestions for the worst movies they’ve seen. TB: The Sweetest Thing. “I normally like that genre, but it was drivel. Went nowhere.” ML: Anything with George Clooney in it. CT: Lady in the Water. “Painfully strange and annoying.” Sucker Punch, a close second. “A noisy mess.” AW:…
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Worst Movies Ever?

I watched the infamous “Birdemic” over the weekend. Yes, I did this on purpose. No, I’m not a glutton for punishment. The movie was probably one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen, even though I’ve seen “Gor” and “Battlefield Earth.” So let’s take a look at some bad movies. Birdemic “Birdemic” is pretty much…
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Real Klingons Wear Pink In Star Trek: The Animated Series

Giant pink tribbles. Spock casting magic spells. The crew turning into babies, growing gills, or shrinking. Is there no weirdness that failed to occur on Star Trek: The Animated Series? No. No, there isn’t. And that’s why the show, which ran from 1973-74, is pure, unadulterated awesome. Though it occupies a dubious position in Trekkie…
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