Tag Archives: Wreck-It Ralph

A Week Later: Obligatory 2013 Oscar Nominations Post

Estimated time: 9:05 AM, CST, Thursday morning (January 10, 2013). My cell-phone alarm jolts me awake with a blast of smiley ska-pop, Reel Big Fish’s Average Man, piano chords skipping faster than my heartbeat. I see lavender walls, gravy-gray in … Continue reading

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Three Friends and a Movie

(Foreword: My heart goes out to the victims of the Connecticut shooting. Please send them your empathy, prayers and love. They need it.) Like an Illinois winter, when weeks of unseasonable warmth plummet to sub-zero in an hour, then revert, … Continue reading

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Trailer Thrash 1: Looking at the “Next Big Things”

Trailers, or “previews” as they’re now more aptly called (“trailer” is a vestigial term from when ads followed a movie, rather than preceded it), have been with us for most of film history. From the folksy, star-centric skit that introduced Hawks’s The … Continue reading

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