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Second Night of Madness

Started this day at 1PM with a veggie burrito and then continued into four blocks of shorts and a thought provoking talk by Charles Stross, yes, that Charles Stross. But let’s start with the shorts: “666 sq. ft.” Directed by … Continue reading

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The First Night of Madness

So I have awoken from the first night at the 20th Annual HP Lovecraft Film Festival, something that I have been attending since 2003 (I think?). So far I’m having a excellent time. Road down from Jet City with a … Continue reading

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Nasty, Gluey Chest Cold

So since the weekend, I got hit with a chest cold, which I’m pretty sure I caught either from my board gaming friends or a grocery store clerk Wednesday last week. It didn’t manifest in full force until the weekend–anyway, … Continue reading

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Narnia for Atheists?

A few hours ago a friend sent me mail about Philip Pullman’s fantasy series His Dark Materials. One of the novels in this series was recently made into a movie called The Golden Compass. Apparently there is some controversy over … Continue reading

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Well–at least it's about movies.

The B-Movie Comic was recommended to me by the folks of the In Sect. B-Movie is pretty funny! Imagine archeologists, dodering professors, plucky Chinese orphans, goths, a doomed family of Egyptians, jocks and ancient priestly mummies wearing t-shirts all suffering … Continue reading

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Primer

A few months ago I rented Primer on DVD. Primer is deeply elusive movie about time travel. More exactly, it’s a story about what would happen if someone really invented a time travel device. I suppose some people may find … Continue reading

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Computers in the movies

Computers in the movies are much more noisy and visually exciting than in real life. The truth is that computer crime is visually very boring to watch. The criminal just sits there switching between prompts and editors typing in cryptic … Continue reading

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Grumble, i, robot, grumble

Well, I’m not surprised. The movie, I, Robot, apparently lacks depth. It’s impossible for any project that large, involving that much money, to have any depth. But it’s still disappointing. Here we are on the edge of an explosion in … Continue reading

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Disaster Movies and the Electric Power Grid

So let’s assume it’s the End Times, the Wrath of Gods has descended upon us heavily in the form of flesh-eating ghouls rampaging in the streets. The question is asked, “If zombies attack, how long before the power grid fails?” … Continue reading

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A four syllable Matrix Revolutions review

Watch TRON instead.

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