By the Numbers, 10/29-10/31

Saw 3D: (Thank God It’s) The Final Chapter debuted at #1 this weekend with $22.5 million. Right behind it was Paranormal Activity holding steady with $16.5 million. This is the seventh year in a row to have a movie from the Saw franchise in the top 10 during this weekend. This weekend next year will […]

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Malick + Bay = …Kanye…?

I just finished watching Kanye West’s 34 minute music video called Runaway. It features nine songs from his upcoming album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” and the video lives up to the title of the album. This is what happens, in a nutshell: a phoenix falls to Earth, becomes Kanye’s girlfriend (or kidnap victim, it’s […]

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Watching Citizen Kane Naked

Home video is an incredible blessing for cinephiles. It allows us to see films as old as Edison’s first tests or any movie from last year. We can sit there, naked, watching Citizen Kane. Or fully clothed watching the Dark Knight. We can put a movie on and promptly ignore it while we check our […]

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Burning Down the Trailer Park

These movies are upcoming, and ones that I can’t wait to see. And maybe one or two that I’m confused about how they ever made it into production. Click the titles to go to the trailers. Black Swan — December 1, 2010. You’ve probably seen this trailer. It’s the one where Mila Kunis and Natalie […]

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IMAX is still trying to fuck you in the butt (but at least they’re honest about it)

In the summer of 2009, Aziz Ansari, of Parks and Recreations fame, posted this. He’s pissed because he got duped into paying for IMAX when the screen clearly wasn’t IMAX-sized. Then, all of a sudden, everybody made a stink, calling out IMAX, AMC, and Regal for basically robbing customers of a surcharge. Around this same time, […]

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captain’s edit: Post number 100! Let’s make a cake! This is the end of Jackass, of Wild Boyz, of Viva La Bam. There will be no more piss and shit and blood and sweat for your viewing pleasure. On the bright side, it’s the best sendoff these shows could ever get because there’s a little […]

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paranormal activity 2

There is something about these movies that absolutely scares the shit out of me. To wit: I’ll be the first to admit that I’m more likely to cry during a movie than scream. I didn’t scream during the first one, but it was a well metered thriller that kept its high levels of suspense until the […]

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Poorly Planned Timing.

Turns out I’m going on a sort of vacation tomorrow so instead of just holding off on the last of the 9x9x9, I’m gonna hold off on the last two, then maybe just post them together. Oversaturate and shit. After that, I’ve got a film shoot to attend to. So expect output to drop from […]

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