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The Spoiler Experiment pt. 1: Draft Day

content discovered on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Draft Dayseen @ Jamaica Multiplex Cinemas, Jamaica NY4.11.14In a sense, what I'm doing with this Spoiler Experiment isn't terribly new for me. There have been movies in the past that I've seen knowing either (almost) everything or (almost) nothing. This, however, will be the first time I've made a conscious effort to pay attention to whether or not it makes a difference either way.I'm writing this section on April 10, the night before I go to see Draft Day, the first of my two case studies. To reiterate,... read more »

Draft Day

content discovered on Monday, April 14, 2014

Draft Dayseen @ Jamaica Multiplex Cinemas, Jamaica NY4.11.14In a sense, what I'm doing with this Spoiler Experiment isn't terribly new for me. There have been movies in the past that I've seen knowing either (almost) everything or (almost) nothing. This, however, will be the first time I've made a conscious effort to pay attention to whether or not it makes a difference either way.I'm writing this section on April 10, the night before I go to see Draft Day, the first of my two case studies. To reiterate,... read more »

All-american links

content discovered on Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Last month, I was quite saddened to see that one of the last neighborhood movie theaters from my youth, the Jackson Cinemas in Jackson Heights, was closed for business. The movies on the marquee were Thor: The Dark World, Catching Fire and Frozen, so based on that, I'd say it's probably been at least three months since they closed their doors.I've written about this place many times in this blog,mostly positive but sometimes negative. As much of a beloved hot spot as it was for me growing up, those days ... read more »

Muppets Most Wanted

content discovered on Friday, March 28, 2014

Muppets Most Wantedseen @ Jamaica Multiplex Cinemas, Jamaica NY3.27.14The superb movie site The Dissolve wrote a piece recently about Muppets Most Wanted from the angle of how a movie like this can't help but recycle certain themes from past Muppet movies because these days, that's the safest way to guarantee that people will actually go see it:...Is there an inherent limit to what talking, singing animal puppets can do in a movie? Or are studios simply too timid to push those limits? On the big screen, ... read more »

Links and an Oscar recap

content discovered on Monday, March 03, 2014

Oscar winners:Best Picture: 12 Years a SlaveBest Director: Alfonso Cuaron, GravityBest Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers ClubBest Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue JasmineBest Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers ClubBest Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a SlaveThe rest.They got it right. Can you believe it? The Academy actually got it right for once when it comes to bestowing their Best Picture Oscar. Color me amazed; it would've been easy for them to award a less challenging movi... read more »

Links and a remembrance

content discovered on Monday, February 03, 2014

Wow, what a weekend, huh?The first time I recall really noticing Philip Seymour Hoffman was in Happiness, a mind-blowing movie that shows ordinary, everyday people at their most depraved. This was during the period when I was beginning to get a taste for independent cinema, so you can imagine how disturbing it was to see a character like Hoffman's on screen for the first time. I had studied acting in college for a semester, and I had taken classes outside school as well. I thought I was on my way to full... read more »

Would you prefer the 1925 Oscars?

content discovered on Thursday, January 16, 2014

'The Big Parade'So now that we've gotten over the pissing and moaning over who got snubbed and who got nominated that shouldn't have in this year's Oscars, allow me to present an alternative. Le from Critica Retro has put together a super-sweet video (made for the recent Classic Film History Project Blogathon) of a make-believe Oscar ceremony for the films of 1925, which was a pretty awesome year: Chaplin's The Gold Rush, Battleship Potemkin, the original Phantom of the Opera, the original Ben-Hur, a sil... read more »

Links and a NaNoWriMo recap

content discovered on Monday, December 02, 2013

So as I mentioned back in the end of October, I spent the month of November participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), in which the goal is to write a manuscript for a novel in thirty days with a minimum of 50,000 words. I feel I should stress the fact that the goal is to make a manuscript, a first draft. There's absolutely no way that what I wrote is ready to be sent to a publisher right now. That would be way too embarrassing, to say the least.Nonetheless, I did make it to the 50,000 ma... read more »

Links, a book review, and blog news

content discovered on Friday, October 25, 2013

Last things first: I have decided to take part in National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo) this year. For those of you unfamiliar with it, it's a literary event in which a bunch of writers around the world get together and attempt to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. Well, 50,000 is the minimum, anyway; I'm told that this number is a relatively small one for the average novelist, but the challenge, obviously, comes in putting together a draft of a novel in such a constrained time period.I'm gonna... read more »

Gravitational links

content discovered on Tuesday, October 01, 2013

October is sure to be an exciting month. Lot of potential Oscar-caliber movies will unfurl for the people, and while some may think the race is already over thanks to Twelve Years a Slave, well, all I can say to that is a lot of people thought the race was over with The Social Network a couple of years ago, and look what happened. I may not be any kind of Oscar prognosticator, but I know this much: the Academy will pick what it likes regardless of what the media or the public or anybody else says they sh... read more »

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