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When a Movie Crosses over from Predictable to Unpredictably Predictable

I watched a lame, by-the-numbers DVD movie the other night, and something unexpected happened: I observed and catalogued a brilliant new cinematic phenomenon. Basically, the movie, The Purge (starring Ethan Hawke), was so outrageously predictable, Iit crossed over into the unpredictable. Let … Continue reading

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11 Things That Would Happen If Everyone Wore Their Pants High

The other day I got to wondering what would happen to our country if everyone wore his/her pants super high like Clint Eastwood. At first I figured nothing much would change. Just a lot of people walking around looking like Clint … Continue reading

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Splinter Taught Them to be Ninja Teams

So I’ve completed my Month of Real Blogging. Yesterday was the first day I’ve gone post-less in 30 days, and I must say, it felt weird. I’d definitely gotten used to the idea of busting out a new post every … Continue reading

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The Amazing Netflix Exercise Plan

Netflix helps you get more fit. Did you know that? Let me explain… I pretty much jog two miles every day. Any more than that—three, fours miles—and it becomes too much; I start not wanting to do it anymore. Two … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Unwind After a Stressful Plane Flight

You just got back from a long, stressful plane flight. The stewardess spilled orange juice all over your shirt. The plane slipped into a barrel roll to avoid colliding with a second plane. You got fired from your job via the … Continue reading

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Television is a Vampire That Feeds on Writers

Today, as usual, I procrastinated quite a bit before sitting down to do this post. I ate a bagel, watched a few shaky, grainy teaser trailers captured via fans’ cell phones at San Diego Comic Con (one of them was … Continue reading

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The Wake-Up Song From Hell: Maroon 5’s “Maps”

I’ve got some beef with the new Maroon 5 song, “Maps.” Before I get into it let me just say I’m not a fan of the band. I would never let that happen, though I suppose there’s a little bit … Continue reading

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Why “Easter Island Head” Would Make a Better Batman Than Ben Affleck

Don’t get me wrong. Ben Affleck as the new Batman totally makes sense to me. Mainly because I believe, like the brilliant producers of the upcoming film Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, that “he’s got the chin for it.” Which … Continue reading

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The One Huge Flaw in 1968’s “Planet of the Apes”

I’m going to follow up on my glowing Dawn of the Planet of the Apes review with just a little more ape talk. There’s something I’ve been needing to get off my chest regarding the classic 1968 film starring Charlton … Continue reading

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“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” Overachieves, Big Time

There was a moment early on in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes where an army of horse-ridin’ chimpanzees march through the ruins of San Francisco as a calculated show of power. It was a brilliantly composed shot, accompanied … Continue reading

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