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The Movie Weekend That Was


My next two weeks are going to be very busy, mostly thanks to work and baseball, which includes a trip to Milwaukee to watch the Cardinals play the Brewers. In preparation, I took Friday off for an extra long weekend of movies. This round of The Movie Weekend That Was includes a recent box office smash, an indie classic, a forgotten Disney film, a 70s comedy, and some of the finest that world cinema has to offer. This is the movie weekend that was. Continue reading


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Trailers, Trash


It’s the magical time of year when awards films are out in theaters. If you’re like me, then that means you’re going to see more movies in the next two months than you will during any other two-month period of the year. The theater trips are great, and so are most of the films. However, one particular aspect of the theater experience is giving me burnout. Trailers have become trash. Continue reading


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It’s (Almost) the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

August might be a dead time of year for movies, but my favorite time of year is coming soon. Oh, it’s coming, my friends. And I can’t wait. Awards season starts picking up steam in a month. September through December is when all of the good stuff is released. In the last five years, there have been 39 Best Picture nominees for the Oscar. 27 of those were released between September and December (one other, There Will be Blood, was released in January). This year is no different. The rest of this year (and the early part of 2013) is packed with great film choices.  Continue reading


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