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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Review: DRM-less Online Media Store Offers Hope To Consumers

Posted on Wed 02 November 2005 in Dispatches • Tagged with linux, movies, music, reviews, tech • 4 min read

I recently came upon a Boing Boing post regarding a new online store serving up digital media for the public. The store is Common Media, which has been supplying free fair-use media for a while now, but as a commerce site it comes in two flavors: Common Tunes and Common …


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“Uncle” Orson Tells It As It Is

Posted on Sat 08 October 2005 in Dispatches • Tagged with movies • 1 min read

Follow the magic link to Orson Scott Card’s review of Serenity.

Click the magic text!


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Only Because I Am Bored

Posted on Thu 06 October 2005 in Dispatches • Tagged with movies, quizness • 1 min read

You scored as Cultural Creative. Cultural Creatives are probably the newest group to enter this realm. You are a modern thinker who tends to shy away from organized religion but still feels as if there is something greater than ourselves. You are very spiritual, even if you are not religious …

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Help The Browncoats Out

Posted on Thu 06 October 2005 in Dispatches • Tagged with movies • 2 min read

If you have not seen Serenity yet, please consider going to see it this weekend. Or if you have seen it, please consider seeing it again this weekend. Sources at Universal indicate that this weekend’s ticket sales will determine whether they greenlight the next two movies in the Big …


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Whoo-hoo!

Posted on Fri 30 September 2005 in Dispatches • Tagged with assorted geekery, movies, reviews • 1 min read

I just got back from the midnight showing of Serenity, and it kicked my ass. I really really enjoyed it. I was a bit worried going into it, and I hope that the emotional impact of the film is as significant for those who haven’t seen the series, but …


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Serenity Is Imminent

Posted on Mon 26 September 2005 in Dispatches • Tagged with assorted geekery, movies, personal • 1 min read

For those of you sci-fi fans who may have been living in a cave, the movie Serenity comes out this Friday. As I am sure you know, this film is based off of the wonderful, if short-lived television series Firefly. I am so excited for this movie. If it is …


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“Why exactly do you own this again?”

Posted on Thu 08 September 2005 in Dispatches • Tagged with movies, personal • 2 min read

Okay, I have an embarrassing confession to make. I actually own a copy of The Craft. Yes, that teen movie about the four witches. You must understand that it has sentimental value because my friend Dan and I saw that movie (in the theater no less) quite a few times …


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Real Genius and Attribute Exchange

Posted on Mon 29 August 2005 in Dispatches • Tagged with assorted geekery, movies, personal • 1 min read

If you haven’t figured it out yet, I am a huge dork.

There was a time in my life where I could have quoted the entirety of the movie Real Genius to you on demand. I watched the movie constantly in middle school and high school and loved the …


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