Independent Productions and How They May Be the Survival of the Future

Over the years, there has been a tendency to avoid the big budget productions of numerous fields and focus on independent producers. This has helped us find some really innovative creators out there in numerous areas, including film, writing, software development and music. But part of the problem has always been twofold: First, an independent producer has very little money … Read More

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The Road–a movie that shows that they can still make decent films

Last night, I finally got around to seeing The Road. For those of you who don’t know, the movie is about a dystopian future that stars Viggo Mortensen (best known for The Lord of the Rings) as a man who has survived some type of holocaust with his son. Together, they are trying to reach the coast where the father … Read More

duaneThe Road–a movie that shows that they can still make decent films

Why E-Readers Just Won’t Take Hold in America

There’s been a lot of hype over the last couple of  months because of the emergence of the IPAD, which has been predicted to usher in a new age of reading. This has caused all of the other e-reader makers to ramp up their business models, each one of them vying for the ultimate control of this incoming market. But … Read More

duaneWhy E-Readers Just Won’t Take Hold in America

Some updates, cause you know you can’t live without them….

1. Blizzard changed its mind. I wrote recently about game companies jumping the shark, and how Blizzard Entertainment was making a seriously, horrible mistake by intituting REAL ID on its customers. The customers went nuts and protested until they practically couldn’t do it any more. The CEO of Blizzard wrote a Blog Post in which he stated, “um, sorry, we … Read More

duaneSome updates, cause you know you can’t live without them….

The Hurt Locker…an interesting peek into the abyss and shopping for cereal

I finally got a chance to watch Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker over the weekend. It was interesting to see a movie that covers the military in a way that doesn’t seem like it’s a miltary advertisement (I’m looking at you Transformers 2) or a condemnation (I’m looking at pretty much every Iraqi movie that’s been made so far). The … Read More

duaneThe Hurt Locker…an interesting peek into the abyss and shopping for cereal

I Want a Hollywood Romance…or an East Berlin one at least

Every now and then I put a movie into my Netflix queue that leaves me wondering months later, what was I thinking? That happened last night when I finally got around to watching a movie that was in my queue called Wings of Desire. To be honest, I don’t know how that movie got into my queue because it certainly … Read More

duaneI Want a Hollywood Romance…or an East Berlin one at least

The Demise of the Dedicated Movie Critic

There’s an interesting article at CNN’s site, titled, “Is social media killing film criticism?” And it’s an interesting question. I mean, one might wonder if social media is killing film criticism when everyone has an opinion, and people constantly have something to say. I’m no different than anyone else here as I’ve reviewed a couple of movies here recently as … Read More

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Thoughts on Movie “2012” and the Concept of Bad Writing

I finally got a chance to watch the movie 2012 over the weekend, and it served to remind me that no matter how much money you put into a production, how great the actors are, and how big the premise, bad writing will continuously destroy a movie no matter how much other effort is put into the film. 2012 is … Read More

duaneThoughts on Movie “2012” and the Concept of Bad Writing

Kick-Ass definitely delivers

There was a lot of hype coming behind the superhero movie Kick-Ass, about a young kid who decides he wants to be a real-life superhero. This concerned me that maybe the hype might be overdone, but I can honestly say that the movie was well worth the viewing. Unlike a lot of other superhero movies that generally don’t take themselves … Read More

duaneKick-Ass definitely delivers