Tag Archives: movies

Have You Seen Too many Movies?

June 15, 2015


A co-worker tells you he’s 3 days from retirement. Your first thought is “Wish I was retiring” “Hm, wonder who’ll replace him? “You’re totally a dead man.” You go to unlock a door – car door, apartment, whatever. As you reach for the lock, you drop your keys at the last second. As you bend […]

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Please Hire Me To Be Your Movie Superhero

May 25, 2015


Wow, all these superhero movies. They’re everywhere aren’t they? And they just keep being wildly popular. But these superhero movies… they’re lacking something… a certain je ne sais quoi… well, actually, I do sais quoi: they’re lacking me! Yes, the time has come for a Byronic Man superhero movie. And not just because the name […]

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Thank You, Mr. Ebert, For Introducing Me To One Of The Loves of My Life

April 5, 2013


When I was a teenager, there was the massive tome Roger Ebert’s Movie Home Companion.  It made me want to see Taxi Driver, and Casablanca, and The Godfather, and It Happened One Night; not because it seemed like you had to if you wanted to claim to like “great” movies, but because he made them […]

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3 Movies That Are Better If They Take Place Entirely In The Protagonists’ Minds: Spoiler Space

February 12, 2013


This is the Spoiler Space for today’s examination of 3 films made better if they take place in the minds of the protagonists.  If you’ve come here first, you might want to read the original discussion first. And, as should be painfully obvious at this point, these addenda will give away the endings of the […]

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3 Movies That Are Better If They Take Place Entirely In The Protagonists’ Minds

February 12, 2013


(This page will overview only the general plots, but not reveal key events. Be sure to visit the Spoiler Space page if you’ve seen one or more of the films – or don’t care about having the ending revealed – and want to discuss specific, key elements of the films) The Grey (2012) – Liam […]

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Wait, We Hate This Now? – The Matrix

February 3, 2013


The whims of pop-culture taste can be cruel and impulsive.  Fashion, music, television… nothing is guaranteed to last for any length of time.  Today’s “Gangnam Style” is tomorrow’s “Macarena” (literally – I mean, they’re basically the same song).  But sometimes the victims of culture shift seem to come out of nowhere.  In response, I present […]

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The Future Of Disney-Owned Star Wars: Revealed!

November 2, 2012


Now that Disney has purchased LucasFilm for 4 billion dollars and announced the planning of indefinite new Star Wars installments, everyone’s wondering what they have in mind.  Basing things off of the books that have been written, or will they go in new directions?  Well, in a Byronic Man exclusive, I am pleased to present, […]

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Your Monster-Survival Essentials

October 31, 2012


Yesterday, you tested your Halloween readiness by trying to identify movie monsters. If you didn’t read yesterday’s post, you may be dangerously unprepared for Halloween, so if you want to take a moment and do that, now would be a good time.  It’s okay, we’ll wait. Hm hm hm… I wonder if we’ll get very […]

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