Movies: Rubber Defies Reason and Entertains

By Aaron Thies Trying to explain the movie Rubber is like trying to lead a pep assembly full of teenagers in a cheer: it’s going to be messy, so bear with me. The central point Rubber revolves around is the cinematic element of “no reason,” which is basically writer/director Quentin Dupieux’s way of saying, “I don’t get it either.” This movie would be extremely hard … Continue reading Movies: Rubber Defies Reason and Entertains

The Movie Buff Looks Back on Ghost Dog

by: Alan Smithee Why does everyone love ninjas so much? They are ruthless. They kill whatever they want for their own gain. But why does everyone seem to look at them as the good guys? “They were rebels against the system” yeah, yeah, cool, cool. But most of them were dirty rapists, thieves, and they terrorized people. Samurais, on the other hand, go by a … Continue reading The Movie Buff Looks Back on Ghost Dog

The Movie Buff Looks Back on: Nails

by: Alan Smithee What do you consider horror? Spooky atmosphere, creepy music, messing with your head? No, modern people don’t see horror as that. They see gore, they see people being eaten, they see shaky cameras. That’s not the same. If you want to find some good old creepy horror films, look to lower budget movies. Think about it like this. They barely have any … Continue reading The Movie Buff Looks Back on: Nails

A Movie Buff Modern Masterpiece: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

by: Alan Smithee Remember the film Tron? Back in 1982 there was no film to compare it to. Before 2010 when they made the second film, there was still no film to compare it to. It took the video game world and translated it into film; it looked as if the people making the film jumped inside an Atari game and filmed everything they saw. … Continue reading A Movie Buff Modern Masterpiece: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

The Movie Buff Looks Back on My Bloody Valentine

by: Alan Smithee Love is in the air people! Cupid has been shooting off some arrows! But some of those arrows have gone right through the heart . . . literally. Remember The Prowler that was a part of the hit 80s sub-genre of horror “slasher” films? Did you know that there were a lot of holiday slashers? True story! Films like the oh so … Continue reading The Movie Buff Looks Back on My Bloody Valentine