Hunger Games at Cultural Weekly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you were interested in what I had to say about The Hunger Games, you can read it again and a lot more cool stuff over at Cultural Weekly.



 

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The bizarre website Kosmix has a page for “Opinions and Discussions” about me.  I have no idea what Kosmix’s brief is, because the articles cited on the page all seem to begin coherently, then spiral quickly into word-salad gobbledegook.  But I draw your attention to the above bio, which is presented there with calm authority, in spite of the fact that, past the first sentence, the entire thing is a complete fabrication.


The next time someone asks me for a bio, I’m turning this in.

Nota Bene

 For my readers who enjoy crappy puns and entertainment-related jokes, I now tweet a lot more regularly than I used to.

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Television Zombies

Long-time WADPAW reader , for those unaware, has an entertaining podcast, Television Zombies, where he and his like-minded cohorts discuss the most pressing issues of our day TV shows.  Chris has been following my Venture Bros analysis and asked me to contribute a little something to his show, and I was happy to oblige.  The podcast can be heard here or through your nearest iTunes thingy.  My contribution, where I gas on about how I go about my VB analysis, is toward the end, but the whole show is certainly entertaining enough to listen through, and features a guest-opening from Rusty Venture himself.

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I now tweet every now and then. I can’t guarantee I’ll tweet anything interesting, but I do tweet.

Blog fever — catch it!

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Kriota Willberg, choreographer, anatomist and creator and co-director of The Bentfootes, now has a blog, in which she painstakingly analyzes movies from a medical perspective, with an accent on the fantastic. Could the events of Face/Off really happen? If so, how? What are the realities of the science of Fantastic Voyage, Young Frankenstein or Mr. Sardonicus? Only The Cinematologist knows.

¿Qué el protagonista desea?

I was pleased as punch that What Does The Protagonist Want? was been linked to by the popular Spanish-language comics blog La Carcel de Papel.free stats

I admit I was a little confused when I discovered the reference to me the other day — it’s exceedingly rare that anyone confuses me with an authority on comics, much less someone from the Spanish-speaking world.  I read the piece with great interest, but alas, my Spanish is no better than what I have picked up by watching Dora the Explorer with my daughter.

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Programming note

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Due to a rather pressing assignment, I haven’t been able to spend as much time watching movies as I have intended this week. I am working my way through the tricky, labyrinthine plot machinations and Bergmanian psychological drama of the 1966 Batman, and will post my analysis soon.

Then, at the request of jacksonpublick , I’m going to analyze Steven Spielberg’s Munich before I move on to the rest of the Batman movies. Fair is fair, it’s the only Spielberg movie I have left to analyze and it doesn’t seem fair to keep it hanging like that.

Last night, Urbaniak came over, as well as LA theater maven Lee Costello, and we watched The Miracle At Morgan’s Creek, about which I may have something worthwhile to say when I have time. In the meantime I beg your patience.

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I am now on Facebook. Whatever that is. Continuing my brave march into the 21st century.

UPDATE: If you make a friend request for me, please do mention that you know me through this journal, otherwise how would I know?

Metablog

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It’s that time of year again, when I ask my readers to step forward and introduce themselves to me, and each other.  This should be an ongoing communal celebration, and we should all know something about each other.  Who are you people, where are you from, what do you do, how did you find out about this journal, what makes you come back, what do you like, what do you dislike, what would you like to see more of.  This goes double for my anonymous lurkers.  My intent is for this journal to become much more purely about screenplay analysis, but God knows my mind wanders, and my kids won’t stop doing cute things.  Many thanks for your continued attention, I am in your debt.

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