Category Archives: Ramblings and Musings

General, possibly aimless, thoughts on movies and media, usually without a focus on any particular work.

Oscarama Stats: Same Actor, Same Role

It’s awards season again, and this past week brought out the nominations for the 2015 Academy Awards. As always, there’s a lot that people are discussing, from the racial makeup of the nominees to the fact that the third sequel … Continue reading

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Samhain’s Sanctum

I fiddle around with 3D graphics — as long-time readers will have noted in the blog headers — but I don’t usually post my art here on the blog. After all, the blog is here to discuss other peoples’ creations, … Continue reading

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On the Origin of Jokers

If there’s one trope that superhero stories love the most, it has to be the origin story. Whether it’s in the movies, on television, or in the comic books themselves, if somebody’s wearing a costume and either committing or stopping … Continue reading

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Digital Downsizing

I am no prophet. I don’t see into the future, and if I make any prognostications that turn out to be correct, it is only because I have looked at the existing situation, connected the dots, and extrapolated ahead. I … Continue reading

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Why Horror Movies Tend to Get Negative Reviews

Note: I wrote this essay a few weeks ago in response to a poster on Reddit asking why scary movies always seem to get low ratings and bad reviews. Although I think my Halloween Haunters reviews have been more evenly … Continue reading

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Oscarama Stats: Ratings

For today, another simple look at the statistics of the Oscars. This time around, I’m looking at the MPAA ratings assigned to the movies — just to see what sort of films get nominated for Best Picture, in terms of … Continue reading

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Oscarama Stats: Release Month

I remember back when 2008’s Oscar nominees were announced, and I was a regular visitor to a few different comic book forums. There was, of course, a lot of discussion on whether or not The Dark Knight should have been … Continue reading

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