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The amazing galactic toy empire: the story of the original Star Wars action figures.

If you grew up in the late 1970s or during the 1980s in America or many other countries around the world, chances are very good that you had Star Wars action … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 4 Comments

My open letter to Hollywood: enough superhero movies! Stop it!

Dear Hollywood: You and I have been friends for a very long time. Since I was born, really. Movies have been such a huge part of my life, and although … Continue reading

August 13, 2014 · 4 Comments

Going both ways in Mexico: Y Tu Mamá También and bisexuality.

Not long ago I re-watched Y Tu Mamá También, the wonderful 2001 film by landmark Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón. This film has always been one of my favorites since the first time I … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

Hale-Bopp: the Great (and terrible) Comet of the 90s.

Nineteen years ago tonight, on July 23, 1995, a curious coincidence occurred. Two men, unknown to each other but living in the same country and actually not that far from … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

Mashup Storypitch: “Annie Hall, Episode IV: A New Hope.”

This is the fourth in a series of blogs I’m calling “Mashup Storypitches,” where I take two or more stories from popular culture–movies, books or TV shows–that share a trivial commonality, … Continue reading

June 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dennis Hopper: The Man Who Went Looking For America…

Originally posted on A R T L▼R K:
On the 29th of May 2010, American actor, filmmaker, photographer, and artist Dennis Lee Hopper died in Venice, California. Known in…

June 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

The organic blockbuster: the original release of “Star Wars.”

Today, May 25, is a hallowed day for science fiction geeks everywhere. On this day in 1977, 37 years ago, the original Star Wars premiered. After nearly 40 years of rereleases, … Continue reading

May 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

‘Heart of Darkness’ in ‘Citizen Kane’

Originally posted on A R T L▼R K:
On the 1st of May 1941, the American drama film Citizen Kane, had its premiere in New York City. The film…

May 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mashup Storypitch: “Amadeus on the Bounty.”

This is the third in a series of blogs I’m calling “Mashup Storypitches,” where I take two or more stories from popular culture–movies, books or TV shows–that share a trivial commonality, … Continue reading

May 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Remains of Judgment Day: the epic 20-year battle for my favorite movie.

Not long ago I watched Remains of the Day on DVD. A quiet, sad but profound Merchant-Ivory picture filmed in England, I’ve seen this movie probably 50 times or more over … Continue reading

May 4, 2014 · 6 Comments
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