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Boondoggle Maneuver

by DJ on December 29th, 2011 at 8:04pm

Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol — yeah, it’s a weird name for a sequel. Besides having too many colons, it looks like somebody just opened up a thesaurus and randomly coupled some unrelated words together.Can you imagine? Wow, that would be really idiotic for somebody to do! Ahem. But the nomenclature actually follows a top-secret naming formula, one that will apparently be used in all upcoming sequels of this title. Luckily for you, I have obtained this cryptic algorithm via unnamed channels — and after running it simultaneously for the past 72 hours on seventeen desktop computers each employing the latest version of a 64-bit Linux operating system, I am now prepared to share with you my…


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One Stake, Well Done

by DJ on December 24th, 2011 at 10:37pm

Just caught the movie Stake Land — a zombie-inspired movie that’s not about zombies, but vampires. However, it’s different than any zombie OR vampire movie I’ve seen. Definitely has an “indie” feel to it. Would recommend it to fans of either horror genre, or just to independent film fans who are curious about seeing a thoughtful film about such a scenario, which is still full of great action scenes that you would expect and want from such a film.

Loved that its writer was the star, that the producer also appeared in it, and that most of the cast were unknowns. Hooray for independent film!

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A Holiday Tradition Like You’ve Never Heard It…

by DJ on December 17th, 2011 at 1:47pm

From @ebertchicago on Twitter:

You’ve seen the movie. Here is Jean Shepard himself reading his “A Christmas Story.”

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