Archives: Movies

He knows if you are sleeping, or drinking a Big Gulp

December 3, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on He knows if you are sleeping, or drinking a Big Gulp | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Crime, Democrats, GOP, Guns, Humor, Kevin, Law, Movies, politcs, Politics.

He knows if your gun’s ok, so be good for 5 bills’ sake. Baltimore to offer $500 if you squeal on your neighbor’s illegal guns. In an effort to reduce violent crime, Baltimore officials and Metro Crime Stoppers are giving $500 rewards for tips that lead to illegal gun forfeitures. If a tip leads to • Read More »

Oh Captain! My Captain!

August 11, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Oh Captain! My Captain! | Filed in: Art, Entertainment, Film, Kevin, Movies, Television.

In 1989, I was attending Mesa Community College, pursing a degree in Journalism. I was a photographer on the student newspaper and for the first time in life, part of the cool kids crowd.  I had spent the last ten years wrapped up in the world of role-playing games, hanging out with geeks into the • Read More »

Neither saint nor devil, but rather somewhere in-between.

December 5, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Neither saint nor devil, but rather somewhere in-between. | Filed in: Culture, Current Events, International, Kevin, language, Movies, MSM and New Media, politcs, Politics.

The Magical Negro is typically but not always “in some way outwardly or inwardly disabled, either by discrimination, disability or social constraint,” often a janitor or prisoner. He has no past; he simply appears one day to help the white protagonist. He usually has some sort of magical power, “rather vaguely defined but not the sort of thing one • Read More »

Matt Damon is just as smart as you think he is.

August 7, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Matt Damon is just as smart as you think he is. | Filed in: Business, Democrats, Entertainment, Humor, Kevin, Movies, politcs, Politics.

Cry me a river, Mr. Movie Star.  “People feeling preached to by privileged actors. I get that totally. I don’t want some Hollywood actor finger-wagging at me, telling me what I should and shouldn’t do.”  “You know, I lost money last year.” What does he mean? “Well,” he says, looking perfectly relaxed, “I earned less money • Read More »

Hit ’em where it hurts

February 26, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Hit ’em where it hurts | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, computers, Crime, Culture, Democrats, Economics, Entertainment, GOP, Kevin, Law, Movies, MSM and New Media, politcs.

The current push to ban the best-selling rifle in America began as a reflexive response to the tragedy in Newtown. It’s not an appeal to common sense, it’s a play on emotions, because “even if it saves just one life, it’s worth it”.  Two can play that game.  Hollywood, academia and big media have been • Read More »

Wedge issue. Maul. Some assembly required.

November 20, 2012 | By KevinC | Comments Off on Wedge issue. Maul. Some assembly required. | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Culture, Democrats, Entertainment, Film, Kevin, Law, Movies, MSM and New Media, Music, Politics, Technology, Television.

Are the Republicans smart enough to figure out that opposing perpetual copyrights is a big, big win for them?  I hope so.  I agree with a whole bunch of other people that the liberty and freedom that conservatism offers is better and cooler than the statism of the left. It ain’t conservatives that are telling you • Read More »

I agree with… The New Republic?

November 3, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on I agree with… The New Republic? | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Business, Entertainment, Film, Kevin, Movies, MSM and New Media, Music.

I actually enjoy reading The New Republic because they’re one of the few lefty sites out there that respects intellectual integrity. I may not (and usually don’t) agree with what they say, but they usually come to their conclusions by way of logic and not polemics.  And they’re certainly spot-on with their takedown of John • Read More »

On Colorado

July 20, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on On Colorado | Filed in: Culture, Current Events, Guns, Kevin, Movies, Politics.

More than a dozen people are dead more than 4 times that number are wounded.  Me? I grieve for the loss and demand justice for the shooter, as do the conservatives I follow on Twitter. Tragedies are not opportunities.  The professional left and the media (but I repeat myself) have no hesitations about capitalizing on • Read More »

I’m not a captain, but I play one in the movies

May 29, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on I’m not a captain, but I play one in the movies | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Culture, Kevin, Movies.

A friend of mine posted this on Facebook earlier this month.  Pro or anti-gay marriage feelings aside, why do people think that celebrity status immediately conveys political gravitas? Do people REALLY think that the opinion of the actor who portrays a comic book character in the movies (talk about meta…) matters more than any other • Read More »

Spread a little hate our way, please

October 14, 2010 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Spread a little hate our way, please | Filed in: Culture, Democrats, Humor, Kevin, Movies, MSM and New Media, Music.

The Streisand Effect finds a home with the Obama campaign.  American Crossroads, a Republican organization founded by Karl Rove and former RNC chief Ed Gillespie, is reaping the benefits that come with receiving criticism from an administration polling below 50%. Since the White House began attacking the conservative group last week for not disclosing their • Read More »

Saturday Movie Blogging – The Return of the King

January 9, 2010 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Saturday Movie Blogging – The Return of the King | Filed in: Kevin, Movies.

Ok, admit it. When you heard they were finally turning The Lord of the Rings, either you started humming “Frodo of the Nine Fingers” to yourself, or you thought “Gosh, that’s nice, but they’ll never do it justice and just who is this Peter Jackson guy anyways and what gives him the right to make • Read More »

Quote of the Day, 01/07 Edition

January 8, 2010 | By exurbankevin | 4 Comments | Filed in: Kevin, Movies, Quotes.

“In the sequel, directed by Paul Verhoeven, the ‘Star People’ (dressed in leather trench coats and knee-boots, to the dulcet strains of Wagner) return to Pandora, drop tactical nukes from orbit as the ultimate in daisy-cutters, spray the 26th Century’s equivalent of Agent Orange on the rest of the planet, and strip mine the place • Read More »

Saturday Movie Blogging – Master And Commander

January 2, 2010 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Kevin, Movies.

The #1 conservative movie of the past ten years, and it’s easy to see why, with dialogue like this: Capt. Jack Aubrey: Do you want to see a guillotine in Piccadilly?Crew: No!Capt. Jack Aubrey: Want to call that raggedy-ass Napoleon your king?Crew: No!Capt. Jack Aubrey: You want your children to sing the “La Marseillaise?”Crew: No! • Read More »

Calling out in transit

January 1, 2010 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Calling out in transit | Filed in: Humor, Kevin, Movies, MSM and New Media.

Strangest thing: I just got a tweet from some guy named “@HAL_In_Orbit” that said, “ALL THESE WORLDS ARE YOURS EXCEPT EUROPA. ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE. USE THEM TOGETHER. USE THEM IN PEACE.” I wonder what that means …

Silver Screen, Hot Lead

December 31, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 8 Comments | Filed in: Guns, Kevin, Movies.

Shooting USA and Arfdotcom have compiled a list of the Top Ten Movie Gunfights Of All Time, and it’s not half-bad. The bank robbery scene from “Heat” Master Sgt.Gordon and Sgt.1st Class Shughart’s final battle from “Blackhawk Down” The last fight scene in “The Kingdom” The Battle of la Drang Valley from “We Were Soldiers” • Read More »

This will do for now

December 29, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Guns, Kevin, Movies.

This will do until I get my M-613A3 or a real lightsaber. And it’s being made by a company in Tempe, too. Hmmmnn, I wonder if they’d be willing to trade one out for some website work…

Saturday Movie Blogging – Rio Bravo

December 26, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Saturday Movie Blogging – Rio Bravo | Filed in: Kevin, Movies.

One of my favourite westerns (and Quentin Taratino likes it, too). Here’s an interview of Howard Hawks talking about making one of his best movies. 

Saturday Movie Blogging – A Christmas Story

December 19, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Saturday Movie Blogging – A Christmas Story | Filed in: Kevin, Movies.

A bit of an odd duck, as this movie never did well in the theaters in it’s initial release: It became popular only when WTBS put it in heavy Christmas-time rotation during the mid-80’s. No matter how it happened, though, it’s a great movie for the whole family, and eminently quoutable, (“It’s a major award!”, • Read More »

Saturday Movie Blogging – Scrooged

December 5, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Saturday Movie Blogging – Scrooged | Filed in: Kevin, Movies.

Let’s spread a little holiday cheer! Scrooged is a wildly uneven movie: When it’s good (i.e. when Carol Kane, Buster Pointdexter, John Forsythe or Bobcat Goldwaithe is on the screen), it’s VERY good (“Oh, look, it’s a TOASTER!” *bwang*), it’s really, really good, but when it’s bad (whenever Karen Allen’s character is in-frame or is • Read More »

Saturday Movie Blogging – The Godfather

November 28, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Saturday Movie Blogging – The Godfather | Filed in: Kevin, Movies.

Quite simply, the best and most influential American movie of the last 50 years, and if it isn’t, then the sequel is. If you haven’t seen either, buy them now. P.S. People have told me that there was a Godfather Part III, but I don’t believe them: I think it doesn’t really exist, just like • Read More »

Saturday Movie Blogging – Desperado

November 21, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Kevin, Movies.

Aside from being the breakout performance of the patron babe of Exurbanleague, Desperado is a tight little action film that really shows off Robert Rodriguez’s chops as a director, and if you haven’t already seen it, go out and rent/buy a copy of El Mariachi as well. If writing good short stories is the ultimate • Read More »

Saturday Movie Blogging – Black Rain

November 15, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Saturday Movie Blogging – Black Rain | Filed in: Kevin, Movies.

A darn good little Ridley Scott movie. I’m a huge fan of how he lights a set. Not many directors have the guts to use directional lighting and deep shadows like Ridley Scott does, and it gives everything he does a unique look.