Sam Sykes: In The Tombs of Poets

Posted on Fri 20 March 2015 in Dispatches • Tagged with art, movies, writing • 1 min read

Sam Sykes has published a reflection on the life of Shin Sang-Ok, and on an artist’s need to create.

The idiot ninja action film I watched as a kid was the last legs of a man who was being denied his needs for a final time. The stupid movie …


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Review: Super Doesn’t Pull Any Punches

Posted on Tue 14 June 2011 in Dispatches • Tagged with movies, reviews • 6 min read

Super

Shut up, crime!”

I just finished watching the film Super, written and directed by James Gunn. I’m having a hard time characterizing how I feel about it. Normally, if I were going to write something about a film, I would spend some time trying to develop the best way …


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Review: “Let The Right One In”

Posted on Sun 05 April 2009 in Dispatches • Tagged with books, movies, reviews • 5 min read

Let The Right One In is a novel from Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist, and also now a film from Swedish director Tomas Alfredsson. I’ve consumed both now, and while they each should be judged on their own merits I’m going to attempt to review both the novel …


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Watchmen: A Brief Review That Is Not Very Brief

Posted on Sun 08 March 2009 in Dispatches • Tagged with comics, movies, reviews • 7 min read

I went to go see Watchmen opening night, and I thought it would be worth my while to jot down some of my thoughts, now that I have had a couple to days to think about the film.

First, a disclaimer, the comics have been out for 20 years, and …


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Original Star Wars Trilogy Coming To DVD

Posted on Thu 04 May 2006 in Dispatches • Tagged with assorted geekery, movies • 2 min read

Via /.:

Be still my beating heart!

Due to the enormous pressure and demand from fans, LucasFilm is going to be releasing the original unedited versions of the Star Wars trilogy on DVD. Each movie will be released indivdually in a two disc set containing the tainted remastered version (that makes …


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Cthulu the Movie?

Posted on Mon 01 May 2006 in Dispatches • Tagged with movies, weird • 1 min read

Via Warren Ellis:

Here is a trailer for Cthulu: The Movie, with none other than Tori Spelling performing in it. From the looks of the official site, the production appears to be some sort of indie flick. It looks so monumentally bad that I wonder if it is part of …


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Not Really A Review Of Silent Hill

Posted on Mon 01 May 2006 in Dispatches • Tagged with movies, reviews • 2 min read

Against my better judgment, I went to go see the movie adaptation of Silent Hill this weekend. While I’ll agree with the guys at Penny Arcade that I should not pretend this was a good movie by any stretch of the imagination, I will say that I enjoyed it …


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Review: V for Vendetta

Posted on Wed 22 March 2006 in Dispatches • Tagged with comics, movies, reviews • 2 min read

As usual, my review is being written somewhat late.

This Saturday, I went to go see V for Vendetta at the local IMAX. I have to admit that despite my excitement, I was very worried. I am a big fan of the comic and have read it countless times, and …


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Hollywood Refuses To Dance With The MPAA, Chooses Common Sense As Partner Instead

Posted on Tue 28 February 2006 in Dispatches • Tagged with drm, movies, politics • 1 min read

Via Boing Boing and Digg:

Recently, Brad Hunt of the MPAA presented their plans for requiring DRM technology that would effectively close the “analog-hole” to prevent movie piracy. Unexpectedly, the rest of Hollywood showed some reason and reacted very negatively to the proposal. Thank god some folks in Hollywood are …


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Review: MirrorMask

Posted on Fri 11 November 2005 in Dispatches • Tagged with movies, reviews • 3 min read

Just about every fan of the creative team of Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean has heard of the new movie MirrorMask, and just about every fan waited as impatiently as I for it to reach the theaters. In fact, I was beginning to fear it wouldn’t reach many cinema …


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