Accents in Movies or Why Jude Law Sucks Ass

The whole idea of acting is to be a part of the great conspiracy to suspend the disbelief of the viewer. So, when one can't act, it chips away at whatever illusion is being created. Sometimes even destroys it. Picture me, watching the movie, Cold Mountain, starring Nicole Kidman, Rene Zellwegger, Jude Law, and directed... Continue Reading →

Iron Man, of course . . .

I just saw Iron Man this past weekend. The movie was pretty good. I'm not alone. Not that I need my opinion to be buttressed by others. I've been very much alone in my cinematic preferences -- Karate Kid Part II was my favorite movie of ALL TIME until Good Will Hunting came along. Now... Continue Reading →

30 Rock and Intertextuality

If you need to really find out what intertexuality means, check out Wikipedia. The way I learned it, it means anytime a text/work makes references to another text/work. How that's different from an allusion, I dunno. And I'll refrain from using the term "trope" in this entry. Whoops, too late. But intertextuality is a $5... Continue Reading →

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