Posts Tagged ‘ed’

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[Posted by: Martin Keller]

I’ve been contributing to Dorkosphere since the summer, first doing a review and a news piece, but then wanting to do a column. Something I could come back to every week with a specific focus and something that would give me a deadline. This worked for over a month, and now I return without a new entry for the Action Stars column in over three weeks. I have offered assurances to the site editor that I would have something shortly, but my ability to write anything has been severely hindered. It’s not real life that has hindered me, you know, work and a girlfriend and obligations and things unforeseen. Nor have my hands been broken, nor my brain extracted. I have certainly been within reach of computers: I work at a library! No my inability to produce work, to be reliable, to put even the smallest effort into being creative has been usurped by one thing and one thing alone: The Wire. (more…)

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[Reviewed by: Alex Miller]

“Computers and the programs will start thinking and the people will stop."

As we all know the next big thing to hit theaters will be “Tron Legacy”. So I thought it would be a good time to revisit the original. Many people today have never seen it or don’t remember it. I definitely remembered it but it had been awhile and it deserved another look. This movie is visually spectacular. In fact, even today, while some aspects look dated, the “wow” factor still rivals that of modern movies. No film before it, or since, used these exact techniques. But despite all of its technological wonder and originality, it is a flawed masterpiece. Although I didn’t notice it as a kid, this film borrows heavily from many films before it. It also may not even be as good at telling those stories. But even though it borrows from other films, likewise, many films have since borrowed heavily from “Tron”. Let’s take a look! (more…)

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[Author: Danny Moltrasi]

"Stupid People!"

Plan 9 From Outer Space is a very, very special film. It is the creation of a very, very special film maker. Directed, produced and written by the legend himself, Ed Wood, it is as good…or as bad… as you ever imagined. (more…)