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Kinsey Pushes Science and Sex


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(impawards.com)

I recently saw an episode of the late 1950s show Naked City, where the protagonist is invited to witness the execution—by electric chair—of a man he helped imprison. Apart from the startling idea of being invited to witness someone’s death, the mere notion of showing such an episode on television during such a conservative time dumbfounded me. Granted, we only see the reactions of the spectators and not the writhing chaos of the execution. Yet, I still found it amazing something so morbid would be allowed on television, but anything that would even hint at sexuality—particularly female sexuality—faced the wrath of the masses. Continue reading

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Site Update


As you may have noticed, I was gone for a month and a half. I’m back but not in full. I’ll try to post as often as possible but it’s not likely—impossible—for me to watch a movie on a daily basis nowadays. The Django one I just posted was written months ago and I thought I’d just toss it up here. It looks a little different from my other posts and this will likely be a normal occurrence since I am trying out new aesthetics for the posts. Let me know if you have any thoughts or suggestions.

Thanks for sticking with me!

-Michael

Django Unchained


Courtesy of badassdigest.com

Courtesy of badassdigest.com

Two recent articles detailed the possibilities of a single universe for all of the Pixar films and all of the Tarantino films. While they are interesting and plausible—in varying degrees—a world with Jamie Foxx’s Django would be incredibly different.

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Upstream Color


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The human brain’s capacity for memory is far beyond anything we have thus far imagined. Smells. Sights. Sounds. Feelings – physical and emotional. All of these trigger neurons that dig into the depths of the database that is our mind. As Upstream Color shows, even hypnotic drugs cannot prevent our brain from recognizing our actions. Continue reading

Why Sharknado Should Be Taught in Film School


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I’m doing something a little different today since the grade for Sharknado is obvious…If that grade is anything but an F in your mind, I’ll pray to the Lumiere brothers for your immortal soul in the cinematic afterlife. But I do feel that Sharknado can play a crucial role in the world apart from reintroducing us all to Ian Ziering and Tara Reid – something we weren’t aware we needed. Continue reading

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