Short Ends and Leader

March 2014

‘Journey to the West’ Is Pure Chow

While we don't get to see him personally up there amongst the heroes and demons, (Chow's) stamp is all over Journey to the West. It's what makes this flight of fantasy so much escapist fun.


‘Grand Piano’ Manipulates the Previous Masters of Suspense

Thanks to a script that finds witty ways to make the seemingly impossible work, the otherwise unbelievable nature of this narrative manages to support the stylistic choices being employed.


Battles, Beefcake, and Buckets of Blood: ‘300 Rise of an Empire’

Even with all the man meat in evidence, 300: Rise of an Empire belongs to Eva Green.


The 10 Best Traps in Movie History

Whether inspired or indicative, the 10 snares suggested here have kept many a moviegoer on the edge of their seat.


Why the Oscars Will Never Matter Again… Ever.

So instead of taking a stand, instead of separating it out from the various guilds and journalistic organizations to be its own entity, the Oscars have become much more like the competition, and nothing turns a specialty into a generality quicker than conforming.


Harold Ramis (1944 - 2014): Empathy for the Rebel

Harold Ramis’s oeuvre comprised a Hall of Justice for the nerds; people old enough to know there are no super heroes, but young enough to realize we could use them from time to time.


February 2014

Hildegarde Withers Mystery Collection

Withering lines, dithering cops.


I See Wacky, Weird Dead People: ‘Odd Thomas’

Odd Thomas is a hoot - a half-baked hoot but a hoot nonetheless. It's fun, occasionally inventive, and infused with the teeming good nature of its actors and its maker.


‘Hairbrained’ Has Its Quirk in the Right Place

(T)here is something sweet and satisfying about this underdog dramedy, especially when it's brains, not brawn or beauty that ultimately wins the day.


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Searching for Wholesome Online Fun: LDS Gamers

// Moving Pixels

"While being skeptical about the Church ever officially endorsing video games, LDS gamers remains hopeful about the future, knowing that Mormon society is slowly growing to appreciate gaming.

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