Short Ends and Leader

March 2009

Watchmen: Tales from the Black Freighter/Under the Hood (2009)

As it continues to underperform at the box office, it’s obvious now that the entire Watchmen phenomenon was one magical adventure that few were


Of ‘Mice’ and ‘Blind’ Men

The sailor on shore leave - is there another war-time tenet as stereotypical and suspect as that. We all understand the basics of those enlisted


Flash Keeps ‘Zift’ From Feeling Familiar

One of the most valuable aspects of foreign film is getting to see the world - and the motion picture equivalent of same - through


This ‘Medicine’ Can’t Cure It’s Own Ills

The disconnect between two people from similar cultural backgrounds. The pain of relationships breaking up and/or never happening. The wonders of a city lost


‘Man’ Made Out of the Same Old…Stuff

Imagine Manhattan with the post-modern existential quips removed and fart jokes added. Visualize an ‘80s or ‘90s sweet as sugar RomCom with all the subtlety


Johnny Got His Gun (1971)

While it's not a work of real visionary power, Johnny Got His Gun's ideas will literally blow you away. This is not a mess or misstep. This is a minor masterpiece.


Surround Sound: Action & Angst (The Unborn/The Uninvited/Street Fighter/Underworld 3)

As we’ve stated before (yes, we know you’re sick of it by now) action and horror get a bum rap, mostly for some


Critical Confessions: Part 15 - Movie Critics, Nu-Media Style

We all know what the media thinks of women. Let’s just say that you can’t be too skinny, too slutty, or too bitchy


The Return of Raimi

Imagine if, right after A Nightmare on Elm Street, Wes Craven took a directorial detour and started making animated sci-fi video game adaptations. Or what


Work Pig: Bringing Home the Bacon

We’ve been moved out of the pigsties, perhaps, but maybe the joke is on us. Possibly, people will look back at our moment in time and ask how we outsmarted ourselves into being even busier every day.


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In Defense of the Infinite Universe in 'No Man's Sky'

// Moving Pixels

"The common cries of disappointment that surround No Man’s Sky stem from the exciting idea of an infinite universe clashing with the harsh reality of an infinite universe.

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