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Movies steal from other movies. It’s the nature of the art form, taking ideas developed from a previous piece of celluloid and adding a different slant. Genre films are particularly guilty of this technique.

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Posted Apr. 23, 2014 | Comments: 0

Costner’s ‘Draft’

Obsessive NFL draft nuts and diehard football fans are the prime audience, and honestly, the only audience, for Draft Day. In particular beleaguered Cleveland Browns fans would do almost anything — even sell their soul to the Devil ala Damn Yankees — to make the fantasy draft in Draft Day come true.

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Posted Apr. 16, 2014 | Comments: 0

Darker Captain

Of all the Avengers in Marvel’s universe, Captain America is the hero who wants to avoid the cynicism that the other superheroes embrace including Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Thor. For some, this makes him a little perfect and slightly dull. But me, I’m glad he strives to hold onto his “Greatest Generation” World War II honor.

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Posted Apr. 10, 2014 | Comments: 0

Garden State Film Festival Reviews

After viewing countless interviews with Jayson Blair, the writer who fabricated his stories for years as recounted in Samantha Grant’s relentless documentary A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at the New York Times, I was both shocked and relieved.

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Posted Apr. 6, 2014 | Comments: 0

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You, The People, Choose the Song
By rschweibert

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