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The Force Awakens Q&A

It’s time for my first, and presumably last, Q&A blog post about all things Star Wars. Without further ado, today’s question, which was sent in from a reader all the way over in Portland, OR. Q: So how was [The … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Jurassic World (And Its Inevitable Sequel)

Is Jurassic World a perfect movie? Not by a long shot but I haven’t had that much fun in a movie theater since I saw….uhhhh….OK, Mad Max: Fury Road last month. I loved every totally ridiculous fan-servicing second of this … Continue reading

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The Goonies Was Released 30 Years Ago? Crikey!

I wound up in a discussion on Facebook earlier this week that consisted of various people discussing the merits of The Goonies versus Stand By Me. Both movies were filmed in the ’80s and focused on foul-mouthed Oregon kids going off on … Continue reading

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A Quick Look at Tim Burton’s “Long Lost” Hansel & Gretel

Back in the early ’80s, Tim Burton directed a short adaptation of Hansel and Gretel for The Disney Channel. It was considered so weird and disturbing that it aired only once; late on Halloween night in 1983, or so the … Continue reading

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Showgirls is a serious drama!

This morning, one of the Dutch channels was airing a chat with John Wilson, the founder of the Golden Raspberry Awards. The interviewer decided to grill him about Showgirls, the super-campy film directed by Netherlands native Paul Verhoeven. The interview couldn’t … Continue reading

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Attention Vampire Fans and Appreciators of Overdressed Ghouls in General!

Are you tired of what passes quality vampiric entertainment lately? Do you find True Blood impossibly dumb? Do the tedious antics of the Twilight twits make you want to drive a stake through their heads? Then I’ve got the movie for … Continue reading

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Snapshots From the 44th Edition of IFFR

I made it to the final night of International Film Festival Rotterdam (AKA “#IFFR” on Twitter) over the weekend. Wikipedia tells me that the fest is “approximately comparable in size to other major European festivals such as Cannes, Venice, Berlin, … Continue reading

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Oscar Predictions, 2013 Edition

This is my third straight winter in the Netherlands and the third straight winter that I won’t be able to watch the telecast of The Academy Awards. If there’s a station that airs it live over here, the show won’t … Continue reading

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An Interview With Neil Gaiman

Way back in the winter of 2009, I had the opportunity to interview author/geek legend Neil Gaiman while he was in Portland to promote a film adaptation of his creepy novel Coraline. I later posted it on Another Portland Blog, the … Continue reading

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Toy Story, er…Typewriter Story

Overlooking all the social cliques, there were two types of kids in my elementary school: those with cable and those without. I don’t know what your thoughts are when it comes to kids and exposure to violent movies. My parents … Continue reading

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