Monthly Archives: September 2010

Superheroes: From Supermen with Super Powers to the Well-Equipped Everyman to… Vampires?

With the flood of vampire movies & TV shows featuring people with superpowers who don’t really act like superheroes, and TV/movies featuring vampires who act like extremely angsty super-anti-heroes, one is made to wonder if they’re all sub-genres within the superhero genre. Continue reading

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Is There an Easy Genre of Film to Write?

Although, like any form of writing, easy is purely subjective; it seems like some genres are easier to write than others. I don’t know about most people, but for me relationship-based melodramas and horror stories are the easiest. Continue reading

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Are the aliens in The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008) Intergalactic Eco-Terrorists?

The violent invaders in the new Day the Earth Stood Still are certainly a far cry from the essentially pacifistic aliens of the original version, but are they really eco-terrorists from space? Continue reading

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Announcing The Movie Nerdity Quiz!

What is your movie nerdity quotient? Take the quiz and find out! In addition to the “Home” and “About” pages of this weblog, there is now a new page containing a 100 question quiz that will tell you just how … Continue reading

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The X-Files and Kolchak: The Night Stalker (part 2)

Now, where was I . Ah, yes. What elements of The X-Files made it more appealing to the more modern viewer of the 1990s? Several things, actually. Continue reading

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The X-Files and Kolchak: The Night Stalker (part 1)

The X-Files began largely as a modernized take on the 1974 series Kolchak: The Night Stalker – or so it would appear. Both shows focus on a character who is investigating paranormal phenomena (although Kolchak does so only whenever he happens to come upon such situations while Mulder usually seeks them out), but the parallels don’t end there… Continue reading

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