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Notes on MAN OF STEEL (spoilers)

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As it looks like I’m probably not going to be able to record a proper Spoiler Show episode about Man of Steel, the new Zack Snyder/Christopher Nolan Superman movie, I decided to get a few of my thoughts down here, before I forget. One the whole, I’d rate the film 3/4 stars. There were quite a few things I really enjoyed about the film, a few I found a little concerning, and a few I […]

The Evil of Banality: Spring Breakers and F. Scott Fitzgerald

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It was serendipity, I guess, that brought these two topics together. I’d been very excited to watch the new Harmony Korine film Spring Breakers after seeing its critical reception and its exciting trailer. In the interest of full disclosure, up until this point, I’d never seen a film by the director that I’d actually liked, so this was kind of a departure for me being into this. And, being as how I live in Edmonton […]

Sitting in the Dark With Strangers 2012: Part Three – The Big Finale!

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Long after anyone cares, in true This Nerding Life fashion, here’s my top ten movies of 2012. If you look around you can find tons of stuff written about most of these movies, so I won’t elaborate much. I’ll probably follow up with a wrap-up article in a couple of days. I will say though that Kill List wins the inaugural Bellflower memorial award for “awesome movie I found waaaaaay after the fact”. Parts One […]

Sitting in the Dark With Strangers 2012: Part Two

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film / sitting in the dark with strangers / the spoiler show

Continuing on with the big list of movies I saw this year (Part One here). There’s a few here I might not be able to summon up a lot to say about, so please bear with me if that’s the case. 30. Ted I was over Seth MacFarlane by the time Family Guy came back from its initial cancellation on FOX umpteen years ago. This didn’t really do a lot for me, even though it […]

Sitting in the Dark With Strangers 2012: Part One

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Hey there folks, it is once again time for the fifth (!)¬†installment¬†of my annual movie review post! The first few were on facebook, and I actually had to hunt around for them in preparation for this year’s list, because facebook is dumb. If you’d like to check out the previous years’ lists, here’s 2011 and 2010. The list is entirely subjective and somewhat mercurial. Each movie could probably shift around a spot or two as […]

Thoughtprojektor – Film Noir Emotion Game

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film noir / role-playing games / thoughtprojektor

One of my longtime interests has been film noir and its predecessor hardboiled crime fiction. It’s something I wrote about many times while I was at school, and I even went back there a couple of years ago to lecture about it for a class in Comparative Literature. There’s something about the seamy world of double-crossing dames, obsessed detectives and greasy gunsels that just makes me happy, which is kind of strange considering how shitty […]

The Resolution Project Season Two, or A Kind of Manifesto

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books / comics / film / film noir / graphic content / resolution project detours / the resolution project

Hey everyone, I’m sorry that I haven’t been posting very much here, but things have been crazy this month. Between Graphic Content screening The Rocketeer, interviewing Atomic Robo creators Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener, being interviewed on podcasts (more on that coming soon…), trying to catch up on movies I missed last year, the absolutely frigid temperatures we had here a couple of weeks ago, end of the month comics ordering, and everything else, I […]

Sitting in the Dark With Strangers 2011 – The Rundown

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First off, here’s the entire list of films watched this year. 1. Attack the Block 2. Drive 3. The Adventures of Tintin 4. Hugo 5. Rango 6. Submarine 7. Troll Hunter 8. 13 Assassins 9. The Muppets 10. X-Men: First Class 11. Captain America: The First Avenger 12. Rise of the Planet of the Apes 13. Hanna 14. Hobo with a Shotgun 15. Midnight in Paris 16. Real Steel 17. Harry Potter and the Deathly […]

Sitting in the Dark With Strangers 2011: Part Four

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And here’s the last part of my 2011 movie reviews, parts one, two and three can be found by clicking their respective numbers. As I’ve stated before, this is my completely subjective and fluid opinion, and especially in these top 10 they might shift around in order depending on my mercurial mood. HERE IS THE FINAL SPOILER WARNING FOR SPOILERBABIES DON’T GET MAD. 10. X-Men: First Class This was so close to being higher up, […]