Short Ends and Leader

July 2009

While You Were Out - A Week of DVDs and Indie Delights

It’s been a hectic week here at SE&L, and before we climb the mountain of theatrical reviews coming this week (with Bruno,


Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XV

There are literally dozens of fanboy feuds in the realm of MST3K, fights as futile as Joel vs. Mike, Sci-Fi vs. Comedy Central, Crow


Cinemad Almanac 2009

Consider the short film. Actually, consider the concept of the short film first. When people hear the label, they automatically think of a couple of


12 Rounds - Extreme Cut (2009): Blu-ray

What, exactly, happened to Renny Harlin? How did he go from hotshot newbie with an entire career before him to a cinematic afterthought left to


Giuseppe Andrews’ Long Row to Hoe

As writers, we are taught to avoid clichés. Avoid them like the plague. Avoid them like red-headed step-children at a reunion. As a literary


Zabriskie Point (1970)

Legend has it that when Italian maestro Michelangelo Antonioni came to America to make his second English language film (after the monster success of Blow-up),


The Unborn: Unrated (2009)

Sometimes a movie makes a decision so dumbfounding, or takes a narrative path so peculiar, that it can’t fully recuperate from such a lame


10,000 AD: Legend of the Black Pearl (2008)

Most independent filmmakers lack balls. Oh sure, they think that by tackling their lingering interpersonal issues, traumas tripped by memories of failed potty training and


June 2009

The Midnight Blue Collection: Volumes 6 & 7 - Porn Stars of the ‘80s/‘90s

In the world of adult films, the word “star” is used loosely, not literally. There are very few names within said bulging billion dollar industry


Hungry Years (2009)

We all have our causes. Animal rights. Kinky sex. Health. Gay and/or National pride. Religious zealotry. Artistic expression. Self-actualization. And within said philosophies are


May 2009

April 2009

//Mixed media
//Blogs

'Cube Escape' Is Free, Frustrating, and Weirdly Compelling

// Moving Pixels

"The Cube Escape games are awful puzzle games, but they're an addicting descent into madness.

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