Short Ends and Leader

March 2009

Short Ends and Leader’s ‘Watchmen’ Compendium

It’s finally here - after months of hype and numerous pre-release publicity pushes, Watchmen arrives in theater today. For those looking to go beyond


‘Watchmen’ is a Work of Visionary Wonder

The end of the world. The extinction of mankind. It is humanity that has brought itself to the brink, and it will take superhumans to


Psycho Smackdown: ‘Watchmen’‘s Rorschach vs. ‘The Dark Knight’‘s Joker

This time next year, if there is any justice left in this baffling business called show, Jackie Earle Haley will be reaping the same kind


Who Will Watch ‘Watchmen’?

Right now, it’s the studio’s only concern. The film has been completed, the marketing has been revved up, the press has been invited


Squid Quibbles

It is bound to be the biggest issue debated come Friday. It will be far more contentious than how big the box office will be,


February 2009

Lake City (2008)

The secret that has torn apart a once close knit family. A room in the brooding clan’s farmhouse that no one ever goes in.


Fidel! (1969)

He remains a symbol of defiance and revolution in a world that’s (supposedly) moved on from his type of gung-ho, guerilla tactics. He’s


Protégé (2007)

Drugs. The Golden Triangle. The villainous and violent Triads. The undercover cop losing his identity in a sea of competing personalities and passions. The boss


Giuseppe Andrews’ The Check Out (2009)

Mortality is the last great mystery to man. It’s the final clue as to why we are here, the last link in an ever-present


Blaxploitation & ‘Slumdogs Can’t Have Dignity’ - A Critical Response to Indian Media Coverage

Unlike comic book superheroes, Slumdog hit a bit closer under our bellies with our eyes wide shut. Yet, now that “we” have had our eyes opened, will “we” place Third World poverty into another, more entertaining box?


January 2009

December 2008

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It's Not Easy Being Yellow

// Moving Pixels

"In which we consider the challenges of and the reasons for making the “wrong” color choice in Pokemon Go.

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