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The Cabin in the Woods – The Safe-to-Read Review!

Posted by Gabriel von Grünbaum April 19, 2012
The latest from M.C. Escher's architect.

Don’t watch the trailers.  Don’t read any reviews (except this one).  If you’re a fan of horror movies, or if you’re not but a some good natured gore doesn’t bother you terribly – and if you enjoy being delighted (my audience was squealing, giggling and applauding) – drop any expectations or preconcieved notions, good or [...]

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The Hunger Games – Don’t Eat a Big Meal Beforehand

Posted by Gabriel von Grünbaum April 3, 2012
Roasted Mockingjay!!

Thanks for the headache, jerks.  I was pretty sure that the near dystopian future would not only be plagued by evil reality television show producers (is there another kind?) and a sadistic government (ditto?), but who knew that it would also suffer from perpetual earthquakes.  Poor Katniss Everdeen, the camera shakes as she battles baddies, [...]

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What Could Inception’s Success Mean for Hollywood?

Posted by Gabriel von Grünbaum July 23, 2010
Is It Real, or is It Memorex?

Inception made $62.8 million domestically on opening weekend.  Not bad at all.  But as time marches on, we could find that that weekend will end up marking a turning point in Hollywood; fingers crossed.  What?  How?  Why?  Let’s start at the beginning of this experience. My favorite trailers give me a hint of the broad [...]

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The Trailer Park, No.004 – The Green Hornet

Posted by Gabriel von Grünbaum June 27, 2010
Seth Rogen, Unleash Your Inner Hornet!

Hey!  Whoa!  Very first The Green Hornet trailer has just come out.  I don’t know about the rest of you, but to me it seemed to suddenly jump from “forgotten in development turn-around” to “coming soon” right outta nowhere.  Of course “coming soon” means January 2011. So what’s the story here?  What’s going on with [...]

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Movie Review – A for The A-Team

Posted by Gabriel von Grünbaum June 17, 2010
He Pities You, Fool!

Okay, so maybe you enjoyed Shrek in three dimensions with the kids, but getting dragged to Sex and the City 2?!  (Once wasn’t enough!?)  Or (hopefully not, and) were you dragged to either of this year’s newly minted most-specific-movie-genre-ever flicks?  Hopefully you have no idea what I’m talking about.  The new genre is romance about [...]

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The Trailer Park, No.003 – Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Posted by Gabriel von Grünbaum May 23, 2010
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Okay, this trailer is all flash bang boom.  Me likey.  Looks like high octane almost summer fun.  No, really.  Popcorn adventure in a cool dark cavernous room while the sun starts sizzling outside the theater?  Marvelous.  Sign me up and take my money.  If you like staring at Mr. Donnie Darko himself, Jake Gyllenhaal, this [...]

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The Trailer Park, No.002 – Robin Hood

Posted by Gabriel von Grünbaum May 13, 2010
Robin Hood 2010

Robin Hood.  Nope.  No thanks.  I’m good.  I’ve seen it in black white.  I’ve seen it as a cartoon.  I’ve seen it played by an American.  I’ve seen it parodied.  I think I’m good.  This is nothing against director Ridley Scott – love the man.  Love Alien (giddy about his just announced prequels!), Blade Runner [...]

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The Trailer Park, No.001 – TRON Legacy

Posted by Gabriel von Grünbaum April 7, 2010
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Okay, this TRON Legacy teaser trailer is some cool shit.  I’m totally stoked and nothing’s going to keep me from standing in line on opening day (unless one of you hooks me up with a private screening – in which case you’ll have earned yourself a love slave or a Dr. Pepper). The first teaser [...]

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Seek Out This Legend

Posted by Gabriel von Grünbaum April 6, 2010
zedd legend seeker

Hello, viewers!  How you liking all those legal procedurals on TV?  Exciting right?  Lots of lawyers and cops being all legal and justicey – mmm, good stuff.  Every now and then you can mix it up with one of them medical procedurals too!  Lives are on the line!  What’s the procedure?!  Wow, so much variety, [...]

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All is Not LOST… Yet?

Posted by Gabriel von Grünbaum February 12, 2010
LOST What?!

I’m scared of Lost.  I know that there are a lot of you out there who feel like I do.  I’ve been hurt before, and fearing the pain of past disappointments I enter into each new relationship with caution – watching for the signs.  Yes, when you’re a fan, you have a relationship with your entertainment.  [...]

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