Why I’m no longer on the “(New) Whose Line” train

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When I first heard that “Whose Line is it Anyway?” was headed back to television, I smiled. I smiled because I, like many other Americans, loved the show during its run on ABC (and sister station ABC Family) and was sad to see it end. Continue reading

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A rant against “Man of Steel”

supermad_tileThe amazing things the movie could have done if the casting only went this way…

By Brandon James Smith

So I think I figured out what happened with Man of Steel. At least this is what I think what happened…. Continue reading

Pacific Rim: Bringing me back to my childhood

Pacific_Rim_Main_Trailer_32Everyone stop! I’ve got water in my shoe.

When I was eight, I wrote a story about an oversized chimpanzee that attacked our nation’s capital. The ape was relatively successful in its conquest, leveling much of the city, before it was felled by a rather supplied resistance…and an unfortunate fall from the Washington Monument.

Was I aware at the time I essentially copied “King Kong?” No, I was eight. And had not seen the movie by that point, but that’s neither here nor there. I was very creative in my youth.

When I first heard about “Pacific Rim,” I immediately thought back to that story. Not so much the similarities, but because the story seemed like something only a child could create. Continue reading