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Summer Movie Box Office Fantasy Draft

Annoyed by March Madness? Baffled by Fantasy Football? Hate sports of all kinds? Then here’s a fun pastime for you and your ilk: a Summer Movie Box Office Fantasy Draft! But hurry – you don’t have much time!

The game is about using your Box Office predicting skills to select which summer movies will earn the most money. Then, …

I Saw Moon on Friday

I was excited to see Moon. Moody, cerebral thriller set on hyper-realistic one-man lunar base. Starring Sam Rockwell, apparently all by himself. It’s Cast Away meets Solaris! Except maybe good!

My excitement was slightly tempered when I found out that the director, Duncan Jones, is David Bowie’s son, because presumably if you’re David …

THX 1138: Watching the Unwatchable George Lucas Movie

It is the shame of contemporary medicine that people can still get strep throat. I feel like it should have been stamped out already. Like polio. Perhaps my children will live in such a world. I was born too early.

Because I had strep all weekend, and I also had a huge repetitive-labor task to perform, I watched a lot of movies, …

J.G. Ballard, 1930-2009

J.G. Ballard died on Sunday in London, aged 78.

I’m a little surprised when I think about how much J.G. Ballard I’ve actually read. Like most people my first contact with him was through the movie of Empire of the Sun, which starred — trivia moment — a 13-year-old Christian Bale. Eating grubs. It was a truly, truly great …

Ultimate Final Secret Crisis Wars: The Crisisization

You may not have been aware of it, but DC’s Final Crisis mini-series mega-event wrapped up last month. That was it. No more crises after this. That was the final one.

I usually avoid this kind of continuity-wide mini-series. I’ve just read too many of them that are all, ‘this will change everything,’ and then nothing ever changes, …

It’s an Embedded Video Friday: Moon, Bioshock 2

First up, the first fully fledged Moon trailer:

I kind of … want this. It looks like Total Recall meets Eternal Sunshine. I’m trying not to think about the fact that the director, one Duncan Jones, is apparently David Bowie’s son. If you look on YouTube you can find a set of five clips from the movie, but I’m not linking to them …

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