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Walkey Talk: It's Not Binary. Films Can Be Popular AND Ambitious

Posted by: Mike Walkey  •  January 3, 2016 @ 1:50pm

Part One: Ambition

I hate writing traditional movie reviews. I hate having to express myself within the confines of a structured checklist. Here's the plot summary. The acting was strong. The writing was confident. The sets were pretty. The music was loud.

Worst of all is having to rate films though some kind of metric: numbers, letters, stars, thumbs, tomatoes, etc.

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Walkey Talk: What is Popular is Not Always Right

Posted by: Mike Walkey  •  July 18, 2011 @ 7:32pm

Congratulations to Harry Potter, the boy wizard who just scored the biggest North American opening in motion picture history this past weekend. In another time, this kind of news would have the showbiz world at a standstill. But in today's showbiz society, it's just another day at the office. And that's too bad, because the numbers are impressive.

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Avatar Revisited

Posted by: Mike Walkey  •  May 22, 2011 @ 10:38pm

Popcorn flicks. Escapist fare. Event films. Summertime is the time of the blockbuster.

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Pictures in an Empty Room: The Shameless Double Dip

Posted by: Lawrence Lee  •  November 13, 2010 @ 3:01pm

Earlier this year, Avatar was released on DVD and Blu-Ray. The release was as bareboned as it could be, as it only contained the movie. In a few days, Avatar is going to be released again, but as an extended collector's edition version.

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Review: Piranha 3D

Posted by: Andrew Burns  •  September 2, 2010 @ 9:27am

I know what you're thinking. This guy is giving a movie with man-eating fish as its main characters a 4 out of 5 star rating, and therefore must be an idiot and/or he doesn't know what he is talking about?

Well you're wrong, because this film is so GD entertaining it might just be the most fun you'll have at the movies all year.

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DVD Review: Avatar

Posted by: Lawrence Lee  •  May 15, 2010 @ 7:36pm

White man gets sent to spy on the savage enemies. He earns their trust and falls in love with the chief's daughter. White man's army attacks the savages. The savages, and the chief's daughter feel betrayed, and want nothing to do with the white man.

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Oscar nominations: Avatar and The Hurt Locker lead the way with 9 nominations each

Posted by: Paul Little  •  February 2, 2010 @ 7:38pm

For the first time in over half a century, there are ten films nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Many thought that this may dilute the prestigious category, while others hoped it would open up the door to certain types of films that deserved nominations but are often ignored by the Oscars.

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Avatar takes home two trophies in a largely predictable (or at least safe) Golden Globes ceremony

Posted by: Paul Little  •  January 18, 2010 @ 6:02am

Amongst a largely unexciting group of winners, Avatar stood as the only feature with multiple Golden Globe victories, winning for Best Picture (Drama) and Best Director (James Cameron).

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