Daily Archives: May 23, 2011

Science Fiction Movies on a Modest Budget

Sadly if you ask most people what defines a “science-fiction” movie, they’re likely to say “special effects and action” rather than “intriguing ideas.” But in the non-stop race at the Hollywood box office, it’s nice to sometimes step back and … Continue reading

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Movie Trailer: Fright Night, Starring Colin Farrell and Anton Yelchin

At first I was hesitant to write about the Fright Night trailer, seeing as how I’ve never laid eyes on the 1985 original and therefore wouldn’t be able to provide any compare/contrast-type commentary. It’s a horror film, after all, and … Continue reading

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The Freeze Frame Winners and Answers, Featuring the Music of Sir Elton John

Some interesting things went down in this weekend’s Freeze Frame challenge. We had last week’s second-place winner, Paul N, claim victory for the first time since August 2010. I hope his aluminum foil trophy-making skills aren’t too rusty… Paul was … Continue reading

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Pirates’ Tides are High at U.S. Box Office, Even Higher Overseas

1) Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides — $90.1 million Anti-Pirate naysayers point out that the fourth installment launched well below POTC 2 & 3′s openings (especially when adjusted for inflation and considering that half of POTC 4′s loot was in … Continue reading

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Blackbeard, the Fountain of Youth, and other Real Pirates of the Caribbean Facts

The Pirates of the Caribbean movies usually exist free from time, space, and historical accuracy–as if they were actually written by a rummy Jack Sparrow-type scribe who couldn’t be bothered to keep the facts exactly straight. Though many of the … Continue reading

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