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Star Wars: Why It Is Personal

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I’ve often written of my love of Star Wars. If you’ve known me for longer than 5 minutes then you know this about me. The original 1977 film changed my life. Star Wars is a very personal thing for me but I know no one really knows fully why so I figured it was time I said. When I was 3 going on 4 I saw Star Wars in the theatre and it was the first time I became fully aware of the moving image. I immediately became invested in what was happening on the screen. The profound images of a galaxy far, far away with characters and visuals unlike anything I could imagine. In those moments I fell in love with movies and with visual storytelling. Everything was different for me. I became much more interested when I watched other movies or even TV shows on television. The way […]

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30 Day Horror Movie Challenge Part 2 – Day 4

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30 Day Horror Movie Challenge Part 2 – Day 4 – What is your favorite Sci-Fi Horror film? INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978) d: Philip Kaufman I know there are a lot of choices for this one. And a few I decided not to go with as they are picks for other things (I’m trying not to repeat titles in this). One science fiction horror film I do love a lot is ‘Invasion Of The Body Snatchers’. I do love the original but the 1978 version has always stuck out to me. I find it quite chilling and very effective. Aliens coming to Earth to turn into us by consuming our bodies while we sleep. Out comes a copy only devoid of emotion. Featuring a great cast with Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, and Jeff Goldblum and an atmosphere filled with creepiness and paranoia. Where the common seems strange. I […]

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30 Day Horror Movie Challenge – 4

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Day Four- A horror movie you thought you’d love and didn’t? DEATH PROOF (2007) d: Quentin Tarantino My pick for today’s question isn’t exactly accurate. I actually enjoy Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Death Proof’. The problem is only half of it. I should have loved every minute of this. I am a huge Tarantino fan and him doing a horror film was right up my alley. The whole ‘Grindhouse’ film was right up my alley. I love Robert Rodriguez’s ‘Planet Terror’ and I do love the first half of ‘Death Proof’. It is quite brilliant and suspenseful and I think it really is pure Tarantino. My problem lies in the second half which, for me, is where the film falls apart. The characters we are introduced to are not interesting. Actually I find them a bit annoying. And the final car chase, while technically done well, isn’t really suspenseful. And with no […]

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Countdown To Star Wars Blu-rays 4

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Despite some people’s feelings on the romance part of the prequels (it’s supposed to be innocent) I enjoy it and the “Across The Stars” love theme John Williams did for Episode II is one I find incredibly beautiful. Here is the video from the ‘Star Wars A Musical Journey’ DVD.