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What Happened To The Reality In Reality Television?

It is this planetary hold on the countless that tells us all that we need to know – there is no reality in reality television. We have no electron beam scanners or superheated charged gas combustion chambers that are capable of scanning, back-lighting or flickering even the remotest nuances of the feelings and sensations of the really-real real. When content is chugged like cheap brew and the next generation of t.v. dinner aficionados look for their GMO heartburn solutions in every other ad, celebrity mundanity and pop-appealists encourage idiot box prophets to stock the snack food aisles of our dwindling standards with Kool-Aid and golden sponge cakes oozing with the promise of creamy sustenance. Continue reading

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Lady Gaga’s Applause: Sanzen the Master Rings the Bell

When I staggered over the Kewpie Doll of Pop’s latest wizdom I was instantly compelled to object, no matter how much I might fall victim to her sticky web of sensationalism. I don’t know if a pop singer can ever be enlightened as such or even should strive for such purposeful independence – I mean it is from this sustenance of others that the cult of personality grows exponentially – the frothy romp of response to fans and critics stirred up. Continue reading

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Why Write About The Movies We Hate

Apparently I’m not alone. We hate our movies and love them for all sorts of reasons. People hate theaters and theater people, they hate other movie goers and especially critics; that goes for bloggers who are equally hated by the stodgy officials of film criticism, teachers and theorists and other bloggers too. We even hate the movies we love. Continue reading

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Filmmaker and Film Critic makes Movie Blogger Efforts

Writing about movies is about as close to making them as I can get right now and I think it puts me in a unique position to share my thoughts as a bridge for others to fall in love with the how as much as the possibility of movies. Continue reading

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Some Safety Glass Distance (2013)

Writing is in my blood, it makes me feel connected to an often overwhelming sense of disconnectedness. Continue reading

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