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November 2008

Fashion (2008)

Every era of affluence has an account of what has gone wrong amid the wealth and decadence: Scott Fitzgerald’s novels and short stories, Evelyn


Ten Memorable MST3K Moments Revisited

This week really marks the 20th Anniversary of Joel Hodgson's seminal show Mystery Science Theater 3000. In that regard, let's go back to a commentary piece from January 2008 outlining SE&L's favorite in-between bits.


The Stendhal Syndrome (1996): Blu-ray

For fright fans, Dario Argento’s career as a movie macabre master started going downhill right after the release of his spectacle splattefest Opera. With


Cannibal! The Musical: 13th Anniversary 2-Disc ‘Shpadoinkle’ Edition

Living down a legacy can be hard. For Trey Parker and Matt Stone, it’s almost impossible. Long before there was South Park, Comedy Central,


Friday Film Focus - 21 November 2008

As we near the end of the year, and the ongoing glut of award season entries, some smaller films are flying under the radar and


Let the Right One In

When was the last time a vampire was truly scary? No, not gory, or gross, or given over to fits of faux romanticized rage and


Splinter

When Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez made From Dusk ‘Til Dawn back in 1996, critics predicted a run on genre-melding movies where established types (the crime


House

It’s unique among fundamentalists - the decision to take Christianity into arenas where it previously could find little or no purchase. After all, musical


The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

As a cinematic foundation, the Holocaust has just about run its course. Certainly there will be other examples of stellar filmmaking - i.e. Schindler’


Vamp-Ire: ‘Twilight’ vs ‘Let the Right One In’

Blame Anne Rice. Blame her for being the literary stake in the original vampire’s heart. If it wasn’t for her spinster prose take


October 2008

September 2008

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Gaming As Corporate Team Development

// Moving Pixels

"Completing the puzzles of Trapped in a Room With a Zombie makes you feel like you know your teammates much better than you did before -- at least in terms of working together and problem solving.

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