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Movie and Music Analysis from One Lacking Any Credentials to Provide It

Month: July 2014

  • Movie Review: “Begin Again” (John Carney, USA 2013)

    One thing I should get out of the way immediately: This is a music movie, and I absolutely detested the music. It’s everything I hate–vapid, radio-friendly wuss-pop filled with “delicate” piano lines, far too many people singing in falsetto, and horrible over-loud simplistic drums. The best part of the music was the dirty, feedback-filled mess…

  • Thoughts on the Previews: July 25, 2014

    Guardians of the Galaxy (James Gunn, USA 2014) Okay, I’m getting a little tired of the hype at this point. Only a week to go. “Spirit in the Sky” is still awesome. This Is Where I Leave You (Shawn Levy, USA 2014) Look, another “strained family stuck discussing sex” comedy! It’s funny because family can’t…

  • Movie Review: “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” (Matt Reeves, USA 2014)

    Planet of the Apes (Franklin J. Schaffner, USA 1968) was a naked political allegory, like much of what Rod Serling wrote. As such, it was a creature of its time even more than most films. However, its basic plot is easily adaptable to making all kinds of points–it is, after all, not at all dissimilar…

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