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March 14, 2017

Crouching Tiger is Bad

So I wanted to share with you all a story that didn’t make it into the podcast.

Back in the year 2000 I was 13 years old.  These were prime, formative years in my movie watching career.  I’m trying to remember why exactly everyone was so incredibly excited to see Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, but it was the first martial arts epic movie that I can remember getting a wide release.  I was at that age where I NEEDED to start picking out media that would signal to my peers that I was a subtitle-reading, foreign-film-digging renaissance teen. However, I hadn’t aged past the point that I mainly just wanted to see swords being whipped around.

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October 4, 2016

Jaws – The Shark with a Thousand Faces

By Chris Page

It’s hard to imagine how impactful and unique Jaws was when it was released. I was born eight years after that fateful summer when Jaws dominated the box office in an unprecedented manner and terrified viewers to the point of keeping them out of the ocean, just in case. By the time I came of age, summers were already full of tent-pole popcorn adventure films, spattering each corner of the frame (more…)