Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Universal Language of Comedy Pt. 1

It’s currently essay season at school and I need a laugh. What? You, too? I have a hard time believing The Office has been off the air for almost a year. I actually got into the series because my brother-in-law introduced it to my family one evening. Oddly enough, the two characters that maintained my […]

Lights, Camera, ACTION: National Treasure

Okay, laugh all you want, but I honestly could not think of another action movie that I enjoy as thoroughly as National Treasure. When I told a friend I was writing about this movie for an action film blog, she said, “Don’t you think it’s a little far fetched?” And cars turning into robots isn’t? […]

Lights, camera, ACTION: North by Northwest

For the next couple of weeks, I will be focusing on topics related to the television show, On Story, airing every Sunday at 5:30 on Panhandle PBS. The parameters for my blogs become challenging, especially when I am presented with a topic that is practically foreign to my filmic lexicon. I sense this Sunday’s topic […]

Comedy: What Works? (Pt. 2)

Anyone remember a show about a coffee-loving mother and daughter with a comedic delivery that rivals Katharine Hepburn? I know it’s hard, but if you can stretch your mind back seven years you may recall Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel) living in the quirky small town of Stars Hollow including other oddball […]

Comedy: What Works? (Pt. 1)

Since the beginning of the semester, my film society at school has been assembling every other week to discuss an agreed upon film and share our opinions. The topic for the meetings circle around films you tell others to watch, but they never do, e.g. “You should watch Gone with the Wind. What? You don’t […]

Academy Awards Postmortem

Ahh, the Oscars… so predictable, so typical. Even though some of my guesses were incorrect, none of the awards surprised me. None of the jokes were surprising either. In fact, the only shocking part of the evening was the negligence to cut off people for yammering on in their acceptance speeches and I know we […]

Road to the Oscars: Conclusion

To wrap up my Road to the Oscars blog series, I watched two of the top contenders for different reasons. The first being American Hustle which seems to have a mixture of acclaim and outright boredom upon viewing. I went in with a narrow perspective based on the reviews I’ve heard and it may have […]