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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Nobel laureate and poet Seamus Heaney dead at 74

My dear readers, this is a sad day for writers, poets and lovers of both literature and poetry everywhere, your humble narrator especially so, as one of the world’s foremost wordsmiths died earlier this morning. Seamus Heaney, arguably the world’s best known living poet, and

The World’s End

In the last few years, few films have had a bigger comedic impact then the Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy, a loosely connected trinity of films directed by Edgar Wright and starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Kicking off with 2004’s Shaun of the Dead,

Hanoi Jane, Never Forgive, Never Forget

My dear readers, it’s very rare that I will openly refuse to watch a film for any reason, but one such film was the recently released film, Lee Daniel’s The Butler. Please understand, I have nothing against the film itself – by all accounts, it’s

Fan Request 15: Battle for Terra

You might not remember it today, given we live in a world where there are more news stories about being suing James Cameron than there are about the rumored upcoming sequel, but there was a time when questioning that Avatar was anything less than a

Elysium

Few names in cinematic science fiction carried as much weight after just a single film as Neill Blomkamp, whom at the ripe age of twenty-nine, took the world by storm with the movie District 9. Despite a small budget and next to no exposure, District