Oscar Biases and Tendencies

Admittedly, I’m not a fan of the Academy Awards or any awards show. These ceremonies are designed to bring in more cash for the studios as well as be a love-fest for its employees. Most of the time, as is the case with the Oscars, the wrong people are honored for their work and the […]

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The Help (2011) Review

I approached The Help very skeptically.  In fact I probably would have never decided to watch this movie, under my own volition (plane rides and romantic entanglements aside), if not for it being nominated for a Best Picture this year.  It seemed like the tried and true nomination.  A movie Hollywood loves because it deals […]

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Real Steel Review

Just a note, my first viewing was not in theaters but at home. Real Steel wasn’t bad, until it was.  Let’s be honest here, when you go into a movie like Real Steel you aren’t expecting tour de force acting performances.  You aren’t expecting multi-leveled characters, intricate and beautiful sets, or any sort of gripping […]

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Drive (2011) Rereview

After my first viewing in the theater these were my initial reactions:  A really solid action movie, better and very different from most of the action genre, had a lot of 80s flair, pacing (both story and editing) was off, pretty intense. Drive is a movie that tries too hard.  It tries too hard to […]

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Back to the Future Trilogy Rereview

The three Back to the Future flicks have been on hbogo.com and I felt compelled to watch them. Here are the big things I remembered about each flick and how I feel about them now having re-watched them: First Skateboard while holding on to cars — still makes me want to do it. McFly playing […]

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An Introduction, of Sorts

Before I begin posting, I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Will Templin. I currently live in Los Angeles, CA but I was born and raised in Chicago, IL. I earned my BA in Film and Political Science from the University of Iowa and my MA in Film Studies from Chapman University. I wrote […]

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