Category Archives: Movies

The Comic Con Diaries, Final Chapter: Joss, Joss, and more Joss

Yes, San Diego Comic Con 2012 ended months ago but the images are still fresh in my mind, and also in my camera. So here’s my last report. Missed: Adam and Jamie of the MythBusters. (Stupid Comic Con iPad app.) … Continue reading

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The Comic Con Diaries Two: You’re Not Fan Enough

Can you guess from the above shot (I call it “Dinklage Hall”) who my favoritest guy on Game of Thrones is? Confession: I don’t even watch Game of Thrones. But, hi Peter!) No, I didn’t get to see him live, … Continue reading

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The Comic Con Diaries One: Smells Like Comic Con

Day one: I forget to wear deodorant-twice. I SMELL LIKE COMIC CON. A friend of mine described his first CC experience exactly the same way. I feel like I’ve arrived. While buying the first of many, many pretzel dogs, I … Continue reading

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Turner Classic Movies Tenth Annual Summer Under the Stars

It’s August and that means TCM, one of the greatest television channels that ever lived, is throwing its annual Summer Under the Stars extravaganza. Every day of the month all month, TCM features the movies of some great film stars, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Dark Knight Rises

Director Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Rises is one seriously crowded movie. There are numerous references to characters and storylines from the previous two films. There’s a broken Batman. A weepy Alfred. Catwoman. A new villain named Bane. (Bane? Really? I … Continue reading

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A Denver Moviegoer Sees The Dark Knight Rises, July 20, 2012

I wasn’t at the midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises and even if I had been, I wouldn’t have been in Aurora. I would have been at Pavilions downtown, or Dave and Buster’s, maybe Cherry Creek. My theatres of … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Ted; When Stuffed Animals Attack

In movies, kids toys that come to life can go many ways. Cuddly (Labyrinth). Creepy (Chucky). Wise and creepy (AI). Seth MacFarlane decided to combine all of them in the new movie Ted. Marky Mark Wahlberg plays John Bennett, who … Continue reading

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Review: Dark Shadows, the Movie

I don’t know what it is about my generation, the one that comes after the Boomers, that our pop culture is so thoroughly mined by current Hollywood. Maybe because we were the first generation born with TV sets in the … Continue reading

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Prometheus: Not Exactly Fire Stolen From the Gods

I get it. It’s hard to come up with anything new in sci fi, let alone drum up something revelatory out of an iconic movie franchise like the Alien series. (Well, the first two were iconic. The fourth, Alien Resurrection, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Avengers

  Confession: I’m not a comics fan. It’s not a value judgment, I’m just not a visual reader. But I hope I can regain my lost geekchic-atude by being a huge movie and TV fanatic and an even hyooger Joss … Continue reading

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