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Columbus Day

Columbus day has long been ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผcelebrated๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ in the ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain and throughout Latin America.๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanadaย celebrates Discovery Day, which is the same in principal.ย ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง While Columbus Day was not made “official” until President Roosevelt made a proclamation in the late 1930s, its history goes back centuries. Although the Renaissance and the age […]

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film review

Aliens in the attic

Why is Aliens in the Attic a masterwork? Okay, first of all, it’s poster sucks.ย  Probably the worst movie poster I’ve seen that wasn’t for some kind of bad video game adaptation.ย  The first impression you get from this film is that it’ll be a really cheap video game movie, or worse still, a knock […]

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Evan Almighty

Religion has a huge element of why people don’t like this film.ย  Some people like religion, but it’s often hard to like a film about it, especially a comedy.ย  Is it making fun of your religion?ย  And at the same time, criticising you for not being religious enough. “I go to church every week.”ย  they […]

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review

Benchwarmers (2006)

The second in our series of underrated masterworks is Benchwarmers. Why critics hate: Benchwarmers. Reminds them of their own lack of skill at sports.ย  And, rather than gaining the skill to win a game through some crazy routine, they kind of stay mediocre.ย  Ouch.ย  As the film title says “reality bites.” Rather than getting revenge, […]

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review

Underrated masterworks

What is a masterwork?ย  It’s like, a really good film, right? I started to debate the meaning of masterworks at university.ย  In the essays titles to choose from, one was, “The Greatest Masterworks are also some of the most immoral.” Something like that.ย  I didn’t necessarily agree with the films chosen in “Masterworks of the […]

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film pitches

The Sorrows of Deirdre

So, I had a film called “The Sorrows of Deirdre.”ย  I noticed something interesting.ย  Depending on who I pitch it to, my pitch changes. LinkedIn Pitch: It’s called “The Sorrows of Deirdre” and it’s based on Celtic mythology. Deirdre has been cursed with such beauty, that men’s desires her threatens to divide Ireland. To settle […]

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editorial

Advancing Aberystwyth mathematics problem

You may have seen flags up this summer for “Advancing Aberystwyth.”ย  These flags say there are events “supported” by local businesses.ย  Well, by taxes on local businesses. Did these events get you shopping more?ย  Did the chance to see The Goonies on the big screen bring you over from Birmingham, Boston, or Berlin?ย  Or even […]

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editorial

A note to all domain squatters

Sometimes I accidentally check my spam box, or I look there for a client’s email that seems to have gotten lost. ย Here’s one message I get again and again.

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Why I don’t review short films

Hi Vasco โ€“ thanks for sending me your review. I deliberately chose mediocre films, because thatโ€™s more of a challenge than describing excellence. While your review was fun to read, and very well written (actually the best of all the submissions), its tone was far too negative, to the point of sourness, for what I […]

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Vote Attila: Pitch

Logline: A debate shakes the colosseums. Who should take over the Roman Empire? Then, a new candidate emerges: Attila the Hun. Fantasy High Budget Short Synopsis Most people know Attila the Hun was a warrior, called the scourge of Rome. Attila has featured in novels as a villain or a hero.ย  ย but he’s sometimes confused […]