The Last Guy in the World to See Star Wars

He was the last guy in the world. To say I went into the movie clueless, though, wouldn’t be accurate. You can’t have lived in this world for as long as I have without being exposed to some of the fallout from this pop-culture phenomenon. Just like you can’t avoid being exposed to radiation from […]

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Film Review: SlipStream (1989)

Interesting speculation on what happened to this film. Cold Fusion Video Reviews: Slipstream Here’s what I like to imagine happened: Producer Gary Kurtz (of American Graffiti, Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and The Dark Crystal, plus others) came to director Steven Lisberger (who also directed Tron, and who hasn’t been in the director’s seat […]

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Lovecraft: Credentials are a tricky thing

Lovecraft Story Translates to Acclaimed First Film. Did I go to film school? No, I was actually finishing up a BA in political science when I made my movie. Do I have a job in the film industry? Not unless video rentals count. I work full-time at Videoport, an independent movie store in Portland, Maine, […]

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Cool list of MacGuffins in film and TV

This is neat. A list of MacGuffin examples from various films and TV shows. What’s a MacGuffin/McGuffin, you ask? Well … It’s something really important… A MacGuffin (sometimes McGuffin or Maguffin) is a plot device that motivates the characters and advances the story, particularly one whose importance is accepted completely by the story’s characters, yet […]

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