An Open Letter to James Cameron

The following article was originally published on 12ftdwende.com on 19 March 2010. Dear Mr. Cameron, Firstly: big fan. Seen most of your movies (have yet to track down Piranha II: The Spawning, but will most definitely get around to it) and have enjoyed all I have seen. I know I am a lowly community college … Continue reading

Fright Night (1985 & 2011)

This article was originall published on 12ftdwende.com on 19 August 2011 I think remakes get a bad rap. It’s true that the sheer volume of remakes out there indicate a lack of originality in the film industry (or, more aptly, a lack of will to finance originality), but they’re not all bad. Three movies were … Continue reading

If I had my own damn Award Show…

Well, the Oscars are coming up in a couple days. I’ll get my picks and predictions and whatnot posted Sunday morning and then try to do some sort of real-time reaction thing like I tried doing with the Emmys a while back… In the meantime I figured I’d chime in with what I actually thought … Continue reading

Like Crazy (2011)

Like Crazy (2011) – So this is a movie I was looking forward to that ended up just sort of leaving me cold. In movies like Star Trek, Fright Night, and even the otherwise lousy Terminator: Salvation, Anton Yelchin has proven himself to be a very charismatic young actor and I was looking forward to … Continue reading

New York, I Love You (2009)

New York, I Love You (2009) — A sort-of sequel to Paris, je t’aime, this is several short films edited together.  It’s not as good as its Parisian counterpart, but that one had the Coen brothers, Alfonso Cuaron, Gus Van Sant, Christopher Doyle, Wes Craven, Walter Salles, Tom Tykwer, and Alexander Payne.  New York, I … Continue reading