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This New Form of Entertainment, Fantasia

January 30th, 2011 · 2 Comments

“Portmanteau” is French for “coat rack”. Lewis Carroll appropriated the word in 1871 for Through The Looking Glass to explain two words merged into one; “chortle” is a portmanteau Carroll invented, while “Internet”, “blog” and “sexploitation” are three he did not. In the month of January, I’ll take a look at portmanteau films, where we […]

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Tags: Animation · Beasts and monsters · Concert · Dreams and visions · Drunk scene · End of the world · Golden Age of Hollywood · Master and pupil · Music · No opening credits · Supernatural

Caution: Rogue Robots

November 1st, 2010 · 3 Comments

Logging in to Netflix Instant for a movie to watch is like being hungry and shown to a food replicator. It doesn’t solve my problem — it introduces one thousand new ones. Luckily, I can see which genres are rated higher in nutritional content, in this case, 4 or 4 ½ star ratings out of […]

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Tags: Alternate universe · Animation · End of the world · Man vs. machine · No opening credits · Road trip · Surprise after end credits

Good People Were Scared of the Left Bank

October 19th, 2010 · No Comments

As days get shorter, nights get longer and All Hallow’s Eve beckons, I can say that I won’t be wandering the streets dressed as Chewbacca begging for candy. What I can’t say is whether or not at my age, horror movies still have any surprises left in them. In the search for originality, it’d be […]

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Tags: Ambiguous ending · Beasts and monsters · Dreams and visions · Drunk scene · End of the world · Forensic evidence · Mother/daughter relationship · Murder mystery · Paranoia · Psychoanalysis · Supernatural · Woman in jeopardy