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Twenty Signs That You’re a Movie Geek

When I was in a fraternity, we had a secret handshake. It was straight out of Animal House (1978). We actually made fun of it a lot. And yet, to this day, I can identify other people who have been in my fraternity by following that same ridiculous ritual. The same sort of rules apply to identifying a fellow movie geek. None of us can keep a poker face when certain topics arise. Here are just 20 signs that you’re a movie geek.  Continue reading

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Fake Criterion Covers

I’ve done this before, here and here. Some fake Criterion covers… Continue reading

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Illustrating the Critical Failure of Season of the Witch

Nicolas Cage’s latest movie, Season of the Witch, hit theaters this week. It was greeted by a resounding critical response. That response? “This is a humongous pile of feces”.

In the interest of full disclosure here, I haven’t seen the movie. I might not ever see the movie. For all I know, it might actually be a decent movie. But, boy howdy… the critics sure don’t think so. As of right now, it’s coming in at 1% on Rotten Tomatoes. That means that 1 out of every 100 reviewers gave it a positive review, while the other 99 folks called it a stinker. Even the one positive review wasn’t particularly kind to it. Here’s what Tom Huddleston of Time Out said. Keep in mind, this is the positive review:

It’s creaky, predictable and frequently idiotic. But for a tipsy Saturday night, this should tick all the right boxes.

“Creaky, predictable, and frequently idiotic”. With friends like this, right Nic? Just how bad is a 1% on Rotten Tomatoes? What kind of company is this movie keeping in the RT slums? Here’s a list of some notoriously craptastic movies and how they’ve fared on Rotten Tomatoes: Continue reading

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Movie Parties I Wish I Had Attended

As Fatty Arbuckle could tell you, nobody knows how to party quite like film stars. And there’s been one example after another in the entirety of film history. Which movie parties would have been the most interesting and/or fun to attend? Continue reading

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Anthropomorphizing Things in My Home as Movie Directors

Help us out here, Wikipedia:

Anthropomorphism is a term coined in the mid 1700s[1][2] to refer to any attribution of human characteristics (or characteristics assumed or believed by some to belong only to humans) to animals or non-living things, phenomena, material states and objects or abstract concepts. Examples include animals and plants and forces of nature such as winds, rain or the sun depicted as creatures with human motivations, and/or the abilities to reason and converse.

In other words, which stuff in my home has the same characteristics as some of my favorite movie directors? Continue reading

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