Tag Archives: Movies

F8: Why I love the Fast and Furious Franchise

F8: Better than Furious Seven, still not as good as Fast Five. But #Letty and #Ramsey are my new favorite #dynamicduo. Continue reading

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I hope your lack of understanding of cultural appropriation is a passing fad.

A buddy of mine shared this article with me. Lionel Shriver’s full speech: ‘I hope the concept of cultural appropriation is a passing fad (The Guardian, Sept 13 2016) Here is a brief sampling of the article: I am hopeful that … Continue reading

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Making Movies with Dustin Sweet

Dustin Sweet, Independent Animation Producer and Artist, joins my COM107 class to talk about his experiences in navigating the entertainment industry and words of advice for students who want to make movies.

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This Week in Unnecessary Censorship on Delta Airlines

I flew from JFK to LAX this week and, instead of doing work, decided to watch movies that were available for free in my Delta In-Flight Entertainment. I watched the new Riddick (2013) starring Vin Diesel, and Pain and Gain … Continue reading

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Race and Gender in the Fast and Furious Franchise

I wrote this after watching Fast & Furious 6. I never posted it. I suppose now is a good time. RIP Paul Walker. Fast and Furious (F&F) is the only film franchise with a majority non-White cast to have an … Continue reading

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My Moviegoing Experience Comes Full Circle: Django Unchained in 35mm

In short, I really enjoyed the movie. I love Quentin Tarantino’s screenwriting, directing, and overall approach to filmmaking. I own Natural Born Killers, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill (I & II), Jackie Brown, and the soundtrack to Four Rooms. I was not concerned with the … Continue reading

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