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Blu-ray Tuesdays: 4/1/14 Recommendations

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Joel & Ethan Coen: An Appreciation Part One

Joel and Ethan Coen are two of the best American filmmakers ever.  I’ve enjoyed their films over the years; they’re offbeat, humorous (especially at unexpected times), and noirish.  One of Joel’s early credits was working as an assistant editor on … Continue reading

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‘Monster House’ & ‘ParaNorman’

Halloween is almost upon us.  It was tough finding the eight appropriate animated films for these Halloween-themed installments of Animation Corner, but I managed to not only find the eight I needed but several more.  Some weren’t used this month … Continue reading

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Monsters University (2013)

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“I’ve been waiting for this my whole life!  I’m gonna be a scarer!” exclaims Mike Wazowski. Having seen 2001’s Monsters, Inc. this past January in 3D at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, I was curious how its prequel Monsters University … Continue reading

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‘Monsters, Inc.’ & ‘Up’

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Pete Docter is an animator, screenwriter, producer, and director who, inspired by Chuck Jones and Walt Disney, created flip books and homemade animated shorts while growing up.  He studied philosophy and making art for a year at the University of … Continue reading

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Quentin Tarantino: An Appreciation Part One

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2012 marks two occasions for Quentin Tarantino.  First, tomorrow marks the release of Tarantino’s 8th feature, Django Unchained.  Second, 2012 marks 20 years of Tarantino-directed films.  His debut feature introduced what would become hallmarks of a Tarantino film: pop culture … Continue reading

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Big Fish (2003)

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[Note: This was an assignment for my Basic Reporting class in the Fall 2003 semester.  I wrote it on November 19, 2003, after attending a preview screening at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, NY (which was part … Continue reading