Category Archives: Movies

Love in the Time of Scurvy; As You Wish

Whenever a book is adapted into a movie, people always say, “The book was better.” At first glance, that’s exactly what happened to The Princess Bride. It bombed in ticket sales at the theaters. Continue reading

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Simpsons in Mourning: Bell, Forman, Ermey (updated, Barbara Bush)

If you don’t have a hero in your life, you at least have someone distant that you look up to. We hope that our heroes never grow old, that they stay strong, vibrant and important forever–just as they are in … Continue reading

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Twin Peaks: The 1990s Return

TWIN PEAKS is probably the most important television show of the 1990s, its byzantine exposition and use of dream logic made it the most watched TV show week-after-week for the better part of a year. Even after the series’ decline … Continue reading

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Non-Giving Up Future Robot Guy 2: Judgment Day

Movies are self-contained environments. Everything you need to know for the story in a film to work should be revealed over the course of its running time. The Terminator, made in 1984, is a pretty simple sci-fi story: Bad guy … Continue reading

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We The Purple: Recasting Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

We’re recasting our second Jimmy Stewart movie, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, just in time for the 2016 Federal election! ­ Stewart made a lot of films, across a handful of well-trod genres. Mr. Smith though is his most civic-minded, … Continue reading

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12 Angry Men: How many S’s in “innocent?”

12 ANGRY MEN is a hell of a film. They really don’t make ’em like this anymore. The story is told approximately in real-time, over the course of 2 hours, in a single room. The limited cast is one thing … Continue reading

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RIP Rowdy Roddy Piper, star of THEY LIVE

I just got word that Rowdy Roddy Piper has passed away today, at 61, from a heart attack. Not much to say about this, it doesn’t have a real Simpsons connection, but we did recast his awesome movie, THEY LIVE, … Continue reading

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