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Month: June 2011

[Plotting About] Twilight meets Fight Club…

I need to start recording our meet ups just for one liners like the subject of this post.

The core group of writers that have been going to the Rhody Writers Group Meetings has been coming along quite well.

A few months back I was worried about authors posting stuff but this month’s meeting went well. I have to remember to not schedule it opposite the Air Show next time.

The good news is that the current work in progress got some good reviews like: A big improvement from the previous version.

This is why writer’s groups and re-writes am yer fiend. 🙂

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[Movie Review] Super 8

Do not speak of this.”

When the trailer for Super 8 arrived, the trailer that hit enough notes to look like it was from the 80’s, I was happy to see JJ Abrams doing a movie with Steven Spielberg producing.

It has all the hallmarks of an Amblin movie from the 80’s, the families, the town, the idea.

The problem is, it works until the last ten minutes of the movie.

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[SDCC] Less movie studios is not the end of the world…

So, the current news from the world of Comic Con is: Movie Studios will not be showing much this year at Con and Cowboys and Aliens is premiering on 7/23 at San Diego Civic Theater for a lucky 2000.

This isn’t so bad in the long run. The gawk factor is less and then hopefully so will be the lines.

I think the lack of Movie Studios at Hall H will be welcome relief for all those involved. Now, instead of having to ninja your way up to the front row for the movie panels you’ll be doing it for the television panels and probably have half the line.

I do hope the static displays continue. The giant displays are not nearly as traffic stopping inducing as the line for the celebs.

The news article reports that many companies were burned last year by the con and several examples are given. I hate to tell them but it’s not Con that’s burning them it’s the craptastic movies they put out.

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[Movie Review] X-Men: First Class

Peace was never an option.

Here’s the good news.

I do not need to whip out The Memorial Paul F. Chabot WTF Movie Award for X-Men: First Class.

Instead, I can highly recommend X-Men: First Class and say X3 and Wolverine are a long forgotten memory that Fox Studios is trying to atone for and so far, so far, they’re moving in the right direction.

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