Tag Archives: Samuel L. Jackson

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A writer of horror stories writes a horror story about a writer. An obvious idea, perhaps, but just because it’s obvious doesn’t mean it’s a bad idea. Naturally, the horror writer in question is Stephen King; a little less expectedly, … Continue reading

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

When I reviewed Captain America: The First Avenger, I noted that the big lead-ins to The Avengers all do a little bit of genre-blending rather than being “pure” superhero movies (if such a genre could be considered pure in the … Continue reading

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Morbid Curiosity Files: The Spirit

Even in the Morbid Curiosity Files, where the acknowledged purpose is to watch films that I expect to be bad, there are sometimes different viewing reasons that come into play. In the case of 2008’s The Spirit, it comes down … Continue reading

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News Bites: Turtles and Transformers

This week’s assortment of news bites largely consists of superhero movie news and other adaptations. There are a few denials of things, a few rumors, and a few confirmations. There’s also a distressing amount of Michael Bay news. Such is … Continue reading

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Trees Lounge

Trees Lounge is the 1996 directorial debut of actor Steve Buscemi, who also wrote and starred in the picture. Buscemi is a quality, respected actor, and I was sufficiently curious to check the film out, especially as another Buscemi-helmed film, … Continue reading

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Rock Liebster

So there’s this meme going around called the “Liebster Award”; it’s basically a way to pass around questions and draw attention to other blogs. I’ve been tagged by three people (that I know of; if I’ve missed one, sorry!), so … Continue reading

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Weekly Weblinks: Conventions and Cyborgs

This week’s dose of the Weekly Weblinks is coming a day later than normal, due to yesterday being Friday the 13th and thus having a film that demanded to be seen and reviewed. Fortunately for me, I didn’t title this … Continue reading

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The Avengers

Six Marvel Comics superheroes, four of whom have had their own film franchises, come together in one great big action adventure movie. Hulk. Iron Man. Thor. Captain America. Black Widow. Hawkeye. Brought together by Nick Fury, head of S.H.I.E.L.D. Ever … Continue reading

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