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Game of Thones: “Kissed by Fire” (ep. 3.5) Episode Recap

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**full spoilers for Season 3, Episode 5 “Kissed by Fire” below** For the night is dark and full of terror… Season 3 of Game of Thrones really seems to be shaping up! Whereas… Continue reading

Oblivion in Brief

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How did Oblivion open? I was going to start this review with a quick summary of some of the images from the opening. I think they were pretty to look at, but I… Continue reading

Game of Thones: “And Now His Watch is Ended” (ep. 3.4) Episode Recap

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**full spoilers for Season 3, Episode 4 “And Now His Watch is Ended” below** One of the really infuriating / intriguing things that’s always been present in the Game of Thrones story is… Continue reading

“Admissions” from the Eyes of Someone Who’s Worked in the Field

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Once upon a time during the best summer I’ve had to date, not only was I fortunate enough to live with my Snippets co-blogger, but I also had the great pleasure of being… Continue reading

“Perks of Being a Wallflower”: Charming, Endearing, and Every Other Wholesome Word that I Know

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A quiet, awkward teenager is the last student in the classroom.  His favorite teacher is seated behind his desk.  The man smiles and says a quick goodbye as the boy walks past.  The… Continue reading

Three Hobbit Films?

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My immediate thought after seeing The Return of the King for the first time was something along the lines of, “wow”. That thought was quickly followed by, “When is The Hobbit going to… Continue reading

The Dark Knight Rises Review

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There was a game I played quite often as a child. I would don my very own cape and cowl and pull on a black shirt, emblazoned with a yellow oval surrounding the… Continue reading

Not Much Love for Woody Allen’s “To Rome With Love”

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I adored Woody Allen’s last film, “Midnight In Paris”. You can read me ranting and raving about it a year ago on this very blog. It was a film rooted in a warm,… Continue reading

Some Brief Thoughts on Pixar’s “Brave”

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Who doesn’t love Disney’s Pixar? Between the unbearably cute short films that introduce their larger stories and the delightfully peculiar yet heartwarmingly touching feature-length films, Pixar pretty much has the 3D animation game… Continue reading

Andrew Garfield Delivers, Swinging into Action as “The Amazing Spider-Man”

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You can only love Superman so much, because being a virtually all-powerful boy scout, he can get kind of boring. And Batman’s dark and brooding personality is a bit too grave for my… Continue reading

“Prometheus Unbound: What The Movie Was Actually About”

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So I strongly considered writing a full-blown review of Ridley Scott’s brand new sci-fi flick “Prometheus” that just came out last weekend. While a little lacking on the drama and character development, I… Continue reading

Thoughts on “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” – From Novella to Film

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“What I found does the most good is just to get into a taxi and go to Tiffany’s. It calms me down right away, the quietness and the proud look of it; nothing… Continue reading

“Ishmael” by Daniel Quinn – Book or Revelation?

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“Teacher seeks pupil. Must have an earnest desire to save the world. Apply in person.” Imagine if you saw that ad in the personals section of the newspaper. What might you think? How… Continue reading

Prometheus – What is Prometheus? – IGN Video

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The more I see about this movie, the more excited I get for it! In this IGN Video, they interview a number of cast and crew members about Prometheus (without giving much of… Continue reading

Some Reactions to “The Great Gatsby” Trailer

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The trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of the classic Fitzgerald novel The Great Gatsby went live mere minutes ago. Set to be released sometime this Christmas, the film has many literary folks skeptical and lower… Continue reading

“The Avengers” Hulk-Smashes Box Office Records, and It’s Awesome!

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Superhero movies sure have come a long way since the day’s of Tim Burton’s odd Batman movies in a time when superheroes were still treated like they were taken right out of the… Continue reading

A Book Review of “Norwegian Wood” – Way Too Sad

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Some of my favorite books I’ve ever read are some of the saddest ones out there. Brideshead Revisited, Franny & Zooey, The Great Gatsby. They give you a hero or narrator who is… Continue reading

“The 5-Year Engagement” Is Decently Funny

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I talk a lot about how much I love realism in movies. I also talk a lot about how much of a man crush I have on Jason Segel, but I never thought… Continue reading

“Cabin in the Woods” is Horror-Comedy Gold!

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Sometimes I have a very twisted sense of humor, especially when something terrifyingly serious instantly turns ludicrous and hysterical. Case in point: genius sharks are out to get Samuel L. Jackson and some… Continue reading

A Book Review of “The Art of Racing in the Rain”

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Once upon a time, I took a creative writing class in fiction. We’d rotate writers each week and spend our weekdays reading each others’ stuff. Then every Friday afternoon we’d all curl up… Continue reading

Sifting Through Netflix: Apparently “13 Assassins” is Just Enough to Take Down an Evil Warlord

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With Sifting Through Netflix, we give you an opportunity to hear our thoughts on some popular movies available on Netflix Instant. Are they worth your time to stick on your queue or should… Continue reading

Sifting Through Netflix: “Nice Guy Johnny” is Not So Nice!

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Sifting Through Netflix is a new feature where we drop a few thoughts on films that are available to anyone with access to a Netflix Instant account. Because let’s be real, how hard… Continue reading

Sifting Through Netflix: Thoughts on “Brick”

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Disclaimer: I’ve had a growing list of movies on my Netflix Instant Queue (I pronounce it “qway” by the way). Recently, I’ve taken to plodding through them, and rather than doing a full,… Continue reading

“21 Jump Street”: A Bromance for Bros

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Isn’t it strangely tragic that only once high school is all over, you finally get it?  You finally understand all of the social structures, clique politics, and the subtle nuances of teenage interaction. … Continue reading

“John Carter” Review

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It is sort of a shame that so few people are going to see John Carter, because it is actually pretty good in a fun, goofily earnest sort of way. Adapted from the… Continue reading