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'Inception' as seen through the eyes of Mom

Posted November 5, 2014, 4:11 PM

Let's face it. We've all been there with our parents. I know that I've certainly had those moments when we watch a film and then later when we discuss it, it's almost like we've seen two different films.

I'm not just talking about personal taste and whether one of us liked it while the other hated it. No, I mean like despite sitting next to each other, my mom will have literally seen a different movie.

What is that you say? The Twilight Zone? Nope, I thought it was just a weird phenomenon that only happened to me and my other, but then I saw the below video from pixelspersecond. Apparently, my mother isn't the only one who sees a film, but doesn't truly "see" the film.

Still confused? Well, watch the video below and it will all make sense. As if Inception...

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South Africa represents in sci-fi trailer for 'Chappie'

Posted November 4, 2014, 5:11 PM

Like any of us, Neill Blomkamp is proud of his native country. It just so happens that the District 9 director was born and raised in South Africa.

Obviously District 9 was set in South Africa, but his followup Elysium wasn't so straight forward. It could have been set in South Africa as the dystopian future really made the setting irrelevant. You were either on Elysium or on Earth. It's been a hot minute since I've seen the film, so I'm sure one of you can enlighten me in the comments.

Regardless, Blomkamp returns to South Africa in a big, bad way for next year's Chappie. Not only does this film appear to be set in South Africa, but Blomkamp features South Africa's leading Zef group Die Antwoord.

What's that you're not familiar with Die Antwoord or the Zef scene? Well then, allow...

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'Tusk' DVD/Blu-ray latest to forego bonus features

Posted November 4, 2014, 10:11 AM

The film that was literally born thanks to a Twitter hashtag, #WalrusYes, is making its DVD and Blu-ray debut on December 30. However, it seems that #SpecialFeaturesNo won out when it came time to decide on what to include on the DVD and Blu-ray.

Tusk, the newest film from Kevin Smith, is a definite departure from his comfort zone, yet it still keeps his unique flair that is all Kevin Smith. A horror film through and through, I was fortunate to peep the film on its theatrical run and it is definitely a film that will stick with you and make you think. In the end, that's a pretty good judge of a film's worth in my eyes. Of course, the film isn't for everyone, but it should really find its wheel house for those fans of low-budget, Hammer-style horror films.


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Monday Mixer: 'Clerks III' is taking shape

Posted November 3, 2014, 1:11 PM

Is it just me or have we evolved into creatures dictated by seasons?

It's no longer just OK that it's November 3. It's now Christmas season. I was in a Walgreen's over the weekend and I was deeply saddened when I walked down their promotional aisle. You know the one. It's smack dab in the middle of the store and it's main purpose, besides guilting you into making terrible rash buying decision, is to remind you what season it is.

I was sad because one side of the aisle was a messy mishmash of discarded spider webs and pumpkin theme items while the other side was an impeccable display of wreaths and Santas. Somehow we were stuck in a limbo that mixed up Halloween and Christmas. Tim Burton would be pleased.

As I sat there with visions of Jack Skellington running through my...

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It's not too late! Last minute Halloween costumes

Posted October 31, 2014, 11:10 AM

OK, so I know that time is of the essence. It's Halloween and you've procrastinated your Halloween costume as long as possible, but here it is the day of the big show and you've got nothing.

Don't worry, it happens to the best of us.

Fret not, we are here to help. I've scoured the Internet in order to save you some time. And better yet, these costume ideas might actually help you look like you didn't just do an Internet search at 5:00 for ideas.

If you have a newborn, then you're in luck. In fact, I'm sort of ticked that I didn't think of this idea last year when I did have a newborn. All you really need is a baby carrier contraption that you probably already have lying around and an extra pair of sunglasses.

And voila, you're Alan from...

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Check out the fabulous art from Brent Schoonover's 'Horror Movie Viewing Guide'

Posted October 30, 2014, 12:10 PM

Until recently, I never really enjoyed horror movies. Life is too short and I'd rather be entertained with a comedy. That was my misguided approach until I found a significant entry point to all those scary movies.

I found an opening via my lifelong passion for art. Specifically, comic book art. There's a vast world of horror comic book art. Tremendous stuff from all-time great artists like Jack Davis and Steve Ditko to creators like Bernie Wrightson and Frank Frazetta who are icons within the horror comic genre.

I stumbled upon the work of modern artist Brent Schoonover on Instagram. His style has such a retro feel that it melds well with the aforementioned masters. Each day in October, Schoonover has been posting an illustration for his "Horror Movie Viewing Guide." The images are tremendous but also serve as a road map...

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'Mockingjay' burns in final trailer

Posted October 29, 2014, 4:10 PM

I wonder how many people out there have seen the Hunger Games films but haven't read the books. I mean that has to be someone out there, right?

There's probably millions of people out there like that, well, maybe thousands. The point is if you haven't read the books and you're going into the final book/films blind then buckle up because you are in for the ride of your life. Having read the books, I knew that Mockingjay was going to be a tough book to adapt.

The books are told from Katniss' perspective and only her perspective. So, many of the scenes in the final book, well many of the scenes necessary to move the film forward take place off the page as it were, so the adaptation would have to create a lot of new scenes to make the film...

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