Category Archives: Pop Culture

The Life of Pi: Allegory in 3D

Yann Martel’s book club darling Life of Pi was long considered unfilmable because of the esoteric nature of the storytelling–and the starring role of a big tiger. But Taiwanese-born director Ang Lee not only took on the challenge, he did … Continue reading

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More Sappy Holiday Movies on Basic Cable

You know it’s that special time of year again when TV ads start appearing framed by ribbons and bows of your favorite stars in Yuletide dilemmas. Hallmark, Lifetime, Ion, and others keep up a steady stream of sap from now … Continue reading

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10 Great Movie Soundtracks

Lately, I’ve been bagging on movie soundtracks. Didn’t like Prometheus, didn’t like the Hunger Games. I thought I’d spotlight some movies that did get it right. The Harder They Come (1972), Jimmy Cliff and various artists This was the first … Continue reading

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Great Cheekbones in History

In honor of Halloween and that great horror actor Peter Cushing, whose cheekbones could slice cheese, here are some more seriously high ones.     Young, hot and cut             Pirates of the Caribbean Cheekbone … Continue reading

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Scary Movie Marathons 2: Son of Scary Movie Marathons

Back with even more obscure categories, I got your scary movie marathons for the month of All Hallows right here. Watch them with a friend. A friend you really trust. I’ve rated the movies on a Scary Scale, one being … Continue reading

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Turner Classic Movies Does Halloween

Yet more reasons to love TCM, the best network ever.   Year-round, TCM features kitschy, wacky horror films from off the beaten path on Fridays and Saturdays late night. They’re going overboard in October, as they should. (All times are … Continue reading

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Okay, This is Really the Final SD Comic Con 2012 Post, For Real This Time

I just had so many more photos and so had to send them into the Cloud of eternal images in space, for posterity’s sake. (Has posterity ever thanked anyone for everything we do for it?)           … Continue reading

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