Tag Archives: cinema

The Force Awakens – Plagiarism Edition (SPOILERS!)

And so, of course I joined the zeitgeist. I went to see The Force Awakens. It was a movie that I went to, not because of any prickling expectation of dazzlement (though dazzlement would have been welcome), but out of a love of the original trilogy and a good faith desire to see this new trilogy […]

Watched in 2013: 100 Reviews of 100 Movies in 100 Characters (or less)

While I fell short on my goals for reading this year, my movie watching was out of the park! In the end, I watched exactly 100 films this year; some were good, some were bad; a lot were middling, mixed, and mediocre. Most of them weren’t released this year, but this year marks the first time […]

Teen Films 2014: Rebels Without A Cause (a.k.a. Future Nazis of the Western World)

I started this wanting to experiment with writing in a philosopher-style voice; as a result, here’s ~1,250 words of self-important navel-gazing. Sorry. -Management I recently tweeted a commonality I had noticed between several of the teen-focused films releasing next year, and I wanted to elaborate on my thoughts a little. First, a quick look at the […]

The Tides of Change and the JoCo Effect

While reading “So You Want To Be A Horror Writer?” on Dark Echo, I started thinking about the digital self-production model for publishing. Here’s a quote that was particularly relevant to my thoughts: Publishing has become a profit-oriented industry that is no longer extremely concerned with what was once the “average” genre author — the […]