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TV Review: Friday Night Lights (2006-2011)

I’m not really into sports. But Peter Berg‘s 2004 high school football movie Friday Night Lights is one of my favorite sports movies. Its even distribution of small town pressure and college hopes gives the characters realistically high stakes, making for a suspenseful and even heartbreaking movie experience. The score, prominently featuring the music of Explosions in the Sky, sets […]

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The Month in Movies: April 2013

After consulting my movies watched lists from previous years, I’m happy to announce April 2013 was my best April since I start tracking my viewing habits in 2007. That makes it the 4th consecutive “best month” this year. This time of year I usually get bogged down with TV shows wrapping up and, occasionally, nice weather. Despite that, this year […]

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Trailer Tuesday: Pacific Rim (2013)

Pacific Rim (2013) Release Date: July 12th, 2013 Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman in a Guillermo del Toro movie about humans fighting aliens with giant machines? I’m definitely going to be seeing this one in the theater! I know nothing about this movie. In fact, this is the first trailer I’ve actually watched for it. I have been aware of the […]

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Streaming Saturday: The Faculty (1998)

Streaming Saturday comes a little late this week. This week’s recommendation is 1998’s “teenvasion of the body snatchers” (I can’t believe I just said that, either) movie The Faculty. Directed by Robert Rodriguez and written by Kevin Williamson, the movie is a slightly dated, very silly, hour and a half that, despite its best efforts, doesn’t leave you feeling like you’ve […]

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Streaming Saturday: Side by Side (2012)

I just finished watching the amazing documentary Side by Side on Netflix and deem it very worthy of a Streaming Saturday recommendation. Keanu Reeves interviews many heavy hitters of the industry to get their take on the celluloid vs. digital filmmaking debate. It’s a really fascinating look at the evolving artform of filmmaking. There are a lot of things I […]