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

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Mad Men season finale review part one: Don Draper hits bottom, really loves chocolate

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By Brandon James Smith

Sunday night's sixth season finale was the beginning of the end for Mad Men.

Creator Matthew Weiner has said the seventh season will be its last and that he's well aware of how it's going to end. After watching the appropriately titled “In Care Of,” I realized there's no reason for anyone to doubt him. The stage has been set. Much like the real-life psyche of the country back in 1968, every major character find themselves lost, at a crossroads, or both. As a country though, even in turmoil, we're resilient. And so are the characters of Mad Men.

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Review, “The Dark Knight Rises”

Christopher Nolan, you beautiful bastard.

To the man who definitely knows how to make a movie, sir, I tip my hat to you. “The Dark Knight Rises” was an amazing spectacle of backgrounds, plot twists, character development, intense action scenes, and pretty much whatever you can imagine. Nolan definitely knows how to use the prestige of a movie (ehhh? get it? you get it.) Continue reading

Movie Review, “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World”

How would you spend your last month on Earth?

For me, it would probably be rekindling the flames with old friends, seeking the loves lost and enjoying the time I had left with my family. For the fictional residents of the world in the movie “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World,” it was essentially that. Continue reading