Brass City Comic Conning

Ah, Naugatuck Valley Community College. Nestled between the Naugatuck Valley Shopping Center, the Waterbury Plaza Shopping Center, and the Mattatuck Plaza Shopping Center, it’s the mid-Connecticut shopaholic’s center for science, arts, nursing, physical education, technology, engineering, mathematics, and business. And on Sunday, July 28th, from 10am to 6pm, it’s also the home of the Brass
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Wolverine Interrupted

The Wolverine is okay. I’m not really sure how okay it is, since it follows Man of Steel, The Lone Ranger, and the 2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie – all of which were awful. It certainly isn’t awful, and, while I was watching it, I thought it was pretty cool, albeit agonizingly morose. That’s only
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The Conjuring Conquers

The Conjuring is the horror film I’ve been waiting for, for decades. First of all, it’s actually a horror film. Horror is defined as “fear of the unknown.” Most, if not all, modern horror films are slasher films or murder films or torture porn films. In fact, the director of The Conjuring, James Wan, helmed
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Comedy Film Nerding

They said it wouldn’t happen, but it did. Not just the 16th annual San Diego Comic Con Superhero Kung Fu Extravaganza … not only Comedy Film Nerds Graham Elwood and Chris Mancini being promoted to co-host status … but my third annual appearance on their beloved Comedy Film Nerds podcast … which plopped (as Doug
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SDCC KungFuExtravaganza 2013 Playlist!

Thanks everybody for maybe the best San Diego Comic Con Superhero Kung Fu Extravaganza ever. It was a real sweet sixteen(th anniversary) party! The mix of clips, guest stars, premieres, laughs, gasps, and cheers seemed to be on an optimum level … to the point that even I stopped worrying about how it was going
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Pacific Rim (Good) Job

I’ll be honest: I came up with this title before I saw the movie. All I had to do was put the proper word within the parentheses. If I didn’t like it, the title would read Pacific Rim (Bad) Job. But I liked it. I REALLY liked it. Like Fast & Furious 6 before it,
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Martial Arts in Media 7/13

As you may remember last time, my review of Saving General Yang was tragically interrupted by the death of cinema’s greatest kung fu filmmaker, Liu Chia-liang/Lau Kar-leung. While the genre may not recover, martial arts in media trudges on. Saving General Yang is the latest in a long line of films (not to mention plays
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SanDiegoComiCon KungFuExtravaganza Lives!

Sixteen years. And that’s just the Kung Fu Extravaganza. I seem to remember attending the San Diego Comic Con for several years prior to that. Any veteran visitor to this site knows, from last year’s post(s), that the powers-that-are have not made attending the SDCC, in this second decade of the 21st century, particularly pleasant. Seemingly,
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The Lame Ranger

Never did I think that anything as bad, or worse, than Man of Steel would appear in cinemas so quickly. But The Lone Ranger (or Once Upon a Time in the Little Big Wild Wild West Caribbean) is that travesty. Tragically, had they (producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Gore Verbinski, and star Johnny Depp) played it
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Monsters U & Despicable 2

The superiority of Pixar really gets put into perspective when you see any one of their features back to back with animation from any other studio. In this case I spent my Independence Day taking in the fireworks of Despicable Me 2 right after Monsters University. DM2 is a production of Illumination Entertainment (distributed by
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