Five Movies: The First Ten Minutes

In every screenwriting book, they tell you that by the end of the first ten minutes you have to know and empathize with the main characters. Blake Snyder calls this the “Save the Cat” moment wherein our hero/anti-hero does something good/admirable and helps us make the connection to the character. The Incredibles did this quite […]

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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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the social network.

You know what this is: the Facebook Movie (motherfucker). You don’t know what this is: a smart film that’s less about Facebook and more about the current generation of 20-30 somethings–a generation which I am a part of. I can remember when, in high school in 2005, I tried to sign up for Facebook only […]

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