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90′s Preservation Society: Mighty Ducks Fantasy Draft

  This is a post that originally appeared around two years ago at the now-defunct 90′s Preservation Society. Since we’re deep into the first round of Stanley Cup Playoffs, I figured it was appropriate to repost. In it, Pedro and I conduct a Mighty Ducks fantasy draft. In retrospect, we probably should have done it [...]

Either the Internet Is Wrong About Skyfall or I Am

I returned from the movie theater last night, having just seen Skyfall, the most recent outing in the award winning James Bond movie franchise, and the first thing I did was load Rotten Tomatoes.  Upon loading it, I confirmed what I already knew: the movie had a 91% approval rating from a conglomeration of diverse [...]

The Hunger Games Are Stupid (And So Can You!)

On the advice of a friend, I read The Hunger Games, book one of the eponymous trilogy (the movie will be released this Spring), by Suzanne Collins this past May.  The story centers around the questionably-named Katniss Everdeen, who lives in a future dystopia (this is basically redundant.  Is there ever a book about the [...]

Basket Case and 80′s Philadelphic Cinemas

The best part about being home for the holidays is staying up late, taxing my parents liquor cabinet and watching Netflix streaming all night.  Recently, about 90% of my Netflixing has involved watching episode after episode of critically acclaimed TV like Breaking Bad, Friday Night Lights or Parks & Recreation (not getting the fuss, so [...]

Drive vs. Drive

(See here for my review of Drive, the film.) It’s pretty much a rule in Hollywood that when you adapt a book for a movie, you’re going to fuck it up.  That’s not to say that the movie is necessarily going to suck (although it’s a pretty safe bet – see Dune for the classic [...]

Review: Drive

After having it recommended to me no less than half-a-dozen times by various people, I finally saw Drive this past Friday with a few friends.  My instant reaction, both during viewing and immediately after, was that this movie was “cool.”  This is a word that you’ll likely hear critics or your friends use when discussing [...]

Andrew Klavan @ City Journal

When Hollywood Hit Rock Bottom One of the common conservative refrains of the past ten years is Hollywood’s apparent treachery with respect to depictions of the US military effort.  This apparent forsaking of duty is what Andrew Klavan, author of various mystery novels and young adult thrillers, frequent critic of Hollywood, deems to be Hollywood [...]