Monthly Archives: March 2014

A Tale of Two Cities: Rebuilding a Metropolis

Really proud of this new essay I wrote on Movie Mezzanine. It regards the original 1927 silent epic, Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, notes its heavy influence on sci-fi over the years, and then brings it all full circle with an analysis on how it pertains to Rintaro’s 2001 animated film of the same name. Click here for the full article.

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CinEffect Podcast Episode 37


In the beginning, there were no podcasts. Then came podcasts. All of this culminated into the what currently represents the humanity of today: two idiots talking to each other about movies and games and stuff.

To listen to this week’s episode, click here.

You can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes and a traditional RSS feed, as well.

EPISODE TIMELINE

(0:00) La Vie En Rose by Edith Piaf (Burial At Sea OST)

GAMES
(0:52) Oculus Rift/Facebook
(10:17) Bioshock Infinite: Burial At Sea Episode 2

TV
(24:41) Hannibal

MOVIES
(32:17) The Raid 2
(49:55) The Grand Budapest Hotel
(1:01:11) Noah

(1:32:19) Coming Soon To Theaters…
(1:39:59) Links/Outro
(1:41:00) Noah OST by Clint Mansell

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CinEffect Podcast Episode 36

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Believe in the podcast that believes in you!

To listen to this week’s episode, click here.

You can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes and a traditional RSS feed, as well.

EPISODE TIMELINE

(0:00) Here’s To You Nicola and Bart (Ground Zeroes OST)

GAMES
(1:02) GDC Talk
(13:43) Chris’s Fancy New PS4
(16:41) Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
(28:33) Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes
(40:35) Demon’s Souls

TV
(55:42) Mushishi
(1:10:22) Gurren Lagann (Plus Kill La Kill)

MOVIES
(1:31:51) Muppets Most Wanted

(1:48:44) Links
(1:49:27) Coming Soon to Theaters…
(2:00:32) Sorairo Days (Gurren Lagann OST)

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The Lars von Trier Retrospective

Movie Mezzanine decided to honor the release of Nymphomaniac with a retrospective of the films of Lars von Trier. I was able to write little blurbs for both Breaking the Waves and Melancholia, two of his most depressing films. Click here to read my blurbs, and more from other talented writers.

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CinEffect Podcast Episode 35


Sorry for the wait! Here’s a long, thick, meaty episode of, oh god, oh god, I’m so sorry we used that wording, please forgive me.

To listen to this week’s episode, click here.

You can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes and a traditional RSS feed, as well.

EPISODE TIMELINE

(0:00) In the Pines (The Walking Dead Season 2 OST)
(0:38) Intro

GAMES
(8:01) Tomb Raider (Original)
(23:17) Resident Evil 4 (PC Release)
(29:08) The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 2
(33:06) South Park: The Stick of Truth
(46:45) Titanfall

TV
(1:08:22) True Detective
(1:17:37) Mushishi
(1:21:40) Space Battleship Yamato 2199

MOVIES
(1:31:04) Grand Piano

(1:43:20) Coming Soon To Theaters…
(1:49:07) Links
(1:50:19) Space Battleship Yamato 2199 Theme

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‘Enemy’ Movie Review

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Enemy is a really strange and creepily mysterious psychological thriller. Read my full thoughts on the film on Movie Mezzanine.

 

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The Studio Ghibli Retrospective: ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’

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The Studio Ghibli Retrospective continues with this look at Miyazaki’s somewhat divisive but still hugely successful and rapturous Howl’s Moving Castle. Click here for the full article on Movie Mezzanine.

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