Short Ends and Leader

August 2008

Goodbye, Woody

The divorce has been coming for some time now. We’ve been separated for years, but it’s only recently that I’ve even considered


July 2008

The Wackness (2008)

For filmmakers, nostalgia is a double edged sword. Pick the right era, and audiences are with you and your cinematic wistfulness. Dress things up in


Corpse Grinding

It’s never pleasant when something that was lightweight (albeit cheesy) and fun is forced into profit sharing mode. Put another way, when a franchise


Critical Confessions: Part 10 - Noise Annoys

Someone in marketing must have thought it was a good idea. After all, it was a concept that went together with the theme and main


Surround Sound: Pomp and Cinematic Stances (Wanted/Prince Caspian/Wall-E)

As an aural rule of thumb, the bigger the film, the broader the score. Very few epics are accompanied by acoustic guitar or solo piano.


Batmassive: The Meaning of $300 Million

It only took 10 days. Less than two weeks. It remains a stunning accomplishment. It took Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest 16 days to


The Deal (2003)

While it’s not novel to say so, politics remains a truly unique animal. While typically set up to give all sides a voice in


Tai Chi Master (1993)

It’s incredible when you think of it, but Jet Li’s first Hollywood film (as a villain in Lethal Weapon IV) was a mere 10


Doomsday: Unrated (2008)

Some films commit the cardinal cinematic sin of being too smart for their own good. They smugly announce their importance, challenging you to hate them


Friday Film Focus - 25 July, 2008

After last week’s Bat-mania, it’s time for Hollywood to trek on, unveiling yet another array of tent pole titles. For 25 July, here are


June 2008

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The Moving Pixels Podcast Discusses 'Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2'

// Moving Pixels

"Our foray into the adventure-game-style version of the Borderlands continues.

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