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In praise of the Jason Bourne film franchise

Over the past week, I rewatched the entire Jason Bourne film franchise and I feel like the greatness of this series needs to be celebrated. Some random thoughts: 1. Overall, this is the best spy movie franchise IMO. Whoa, Matt, what about James Bond? I hear you saying. Look, I get that Bond is iconic […]

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Monsters U ID Cards

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the marketing around Pixar’s upcoming Monsters University is pretty brilliant. The university website is pure genius, for starters … and happens to be done by a college friend of mine! (Super smart guy. Super creative.) The Twitter account is also very well done (and also done by my […]

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What’s the big deal with Citizen Kane?

You know how sometimes things get built up so big that they have no shot at meeting expectations? Well, that’s happened with me and Citizen Kane. Never watched it. But for years I’ve heard friends, family and movie gurus talking about what an amazing movie it is. So, I finally got the DVD from Netflix […]

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Movie Review: Avatar

You really should go see AVATAR. Preferably in 3D. It’s probably the most stunningly gorgeous movie I’ve ever seen, certainly one of the top 3-4 in that category. Just, when you go, pay no attention to the storyline. It’s really dumb and predictable and basically a rip-off of Pochahontas or Dances With Wolves. And it’s […]

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UP and the Academy Awards

Just like they did last year with WALL-E, Disney/Pixar is pushing UP for “Best Picture” at the Academy Awards. They even have a nice web site pimping UP and all the other Disney/Pixar movies they feel are deserving. Only thing is, unlike last year when WALL-E was robbed, I don’t think UP deserves it this […]

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