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Infographic: The Collaborators of Christopher Nolan

The folks with Hark.com recently reached out to me to ask if I’d be interested in helping create content for them. I put together an infographic for them, and it ran yesterday. With the theatrical release of The Dark Knight Rises just around the corner, it’s officially time to get excited about the film. And you can be sure that you’ll see a lot of familiar faces. Like most directors, Christopher Nolan has a troupe of actors and a production crew that work with him on many, many films. This infographic illustrates just how many collaborators Christopher Nolan has, and how many times these collaborators work with him. Continue reading

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Character Equivalents: Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out vs. The Fighter

I grew up in the 80’s. I spent way too much time playing Nintendo, with more time wasted on Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out than any other game. So when I settled in to watch The Fighter the other day, it was somewhat inevitable that the comparisons would flow freely inside my skull. Which Punch-Out characters correspond to the various characters in The Fighter, and why? You’ll note that nobody from Punch-Out corresponds to Charlene Fleming/Amy Adams. To be as succinct as I can be, there weren’t any Punch-Out characters that looked like that.

Micky Ward

Little Mac was undersized, an Irish guy, and an underdog. For almost two full hours, David O. Russell might as well have put an arrow pointing at Micky Ward with some text floating around him that said “UNDERDOG!!!!”. The whole movie screams MICKY WARD WAS AN UNDERDOG! Even his own mom didn’t like him best.

Fun Fact: Mark Wahlberg is one more good acting performance away from forcing me to never mention Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch ever again. Continue reading

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