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The Villain Checklist: Kick The Dog

Blake Snyder’s seminal work Save The Cat! is considered the bible of Hollywood screenwriting and its backbone is the titular plot point. In the book, Snyder describes the “Save the cat” moment as a relatively small but very important instance … Continue reading

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The Villain Checklist: Introduction

We have to start somewhere, so let’s start right at the beginning. The other week I outlined my checklist, divided into five sections, the first being “Meeting The Villain”[i]. A wise man once said “You only get to make one … Continue reading

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Film Rankings And Awards 2016

And so, another year in film comes to a close. This December 31st, rather than list out some thoughts on every film that I saw during the last year, I thought that it would be better for me to keep … Continue reading

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Serenity: Leaves On The Wind #2

Let’s continue. Page One #2 begins with a nice exhibition of what the Alliance is: an opening shot of the Tahoka class, that city in space, and then the interior, where Jubal Early and the two Alliance officers enjoy a … Continue reading

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Serenity: It’s Never Easy/The Warrior And The Wind

Before we move on to the very later Serenity comics release, I’d like to take a look at two more of the short-form comics that have been released over the years on Free Comic Book Day, with two very varying … Continue reading

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Review: Storks, Mascots

Two shorter reviews this week, in lieu of anything more headline-grabbing (that’ll be next week’s return to the wonderful world of the MCU). Birds that deliver babies and people dressed up as…things. A nice mix for late October. Storks Trailer … Continue reading

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Review: The Big Short

The Big Short Trailer Another I missed from earlier in the year – it was actually a late 2015 release in the States I believe – that Netflix has let me catch up with. The Big Short was a surprise … Continue reading

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