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June 20, 2016

The Strange Social Satire of “The World Sinks Except Japan”

The World Sinks Except Japan.  How could I NOT check this movie out, with a title like that?  And then there was this poster…

This is a movie that does live up to its title.  Indeed, all the world sinks except Japan.  However, the movie doesn’t follow the course of the world sinking and Japan emerging victorious.  Everything sinks right as the movie begins and the story told is how Japan carries on being the only civilization in the world.  The result is a sci-fi comedy that has [...]

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May 27, 2016

The Beautiful Misogyny of “Cruel Intentions”

Create a picture in your mind of a perfect world – without all these squabbles about intersectionality and the portrayal of women in the media and in society.  Imagine a world where people had consensual sex and if they regretted it, as people often do, they moved on with life.  Envision a time and a place where girl that acted in a conniving and spiteful manner could be called a “bitch” without anyone jumping to shouts of sexism.  Can you perceive a time and place where we didn’t have [...]

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February 5, 2016

GeekJuice livetweets (& dissects bad comedy with) PIXELS

The collected storify of Alex Jowski and mister X‘s rifftweet of Adam Sandler’s PIXELS, where we don’t just slam it but explain why it isn’t FUNNY in our charming assholish way…

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January 30, 2016

If tumblr Existed in Star Wars

A long time ago on a tumblr far, far away…

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January 21, 2016

Spike Lee and Oscars So White

We get this every year it seems: an outrage over the lack of representation by black actors and filmmakers in the nominees for the Academy Awards.  There is always the outrage over subbing any film or performer; but, when it comes to race, the shouts and tweets are louder.  This outrage takes many forms and has many voices but what we see, almost annually, is a pundit (or few) that claim to speak for their entire race in decrying the racist motives of the Academy Awards.  It’s not new, [...]

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January 15, 2016

“Room”: A Brief Look

Room, from 2015, not to be confused with the 2003 cult film The Room.

A couple years ago I happened across the novel Room by Emma Donoghue and avidly read through it in a day. When I heard that there was a film adaptation in the works I was dubious. As much as I loved this novel, I couldn’t envision how it would look on the screen. The novel is from the point-of-view of a five year old boy with the vast majority of it being his own, childish, inner-monolgue. It’s [...]

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