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Four films I wish I could see on DVD

INT. VIDEO RENTAL SHOP VASCO, accompanied by a SMALL CHILD, walks up to the counter looking lost.  Two of the EMPLOYEES take a step backwards before he says a word, the third is transfixed to the television set, watching reruns of “Friends”. VASCO Excuse me, do you have Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. One of the employees […]

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How is character related to plot?

Character and plot are two different words.  So why do so many self-proclaimed experts say that “character is plot”?  (Are they just copying F. Scott Fitzgerald? Or do they have a point?) The extreme film where character “is” plot is The Muppets Christmas Carol.  (this post contains spoilers.)

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Are you a street artist on the Internet Superhighway?

Remember that “professional” photographer who took a polaroid of you on the beach without asking? Then he had the nerve to ask you for five bucks (when the dollar was the international currency)? Well, today he’s been replaced by the MySpace musician who has emailed you a link to his song. You listen to it, […]

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Why is there so much bad career advice on the Internet?

There’s an old saying that “if you pay peanuts, you get monkeys”. Most “free” resume advice exists to make you feel like you can’t write one yourself. That attitude sells the resume writer’s services. Good advice can also be used as a sales pitch for more good advice, but in that case it can be […]

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Contest: reject a character

Winners were announced on Saturday.

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An ode to the recruitment process

Three men were sentenced to death by firing squad: a retired sabre tooth hunter, a perpetual job seeker, and a head hunter.

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Alvin and the Chipmunks, the Squeakquel

The only thing worse than a movie based on a tv show is a sequel to a movie based on a tv show.    It’s doomed to have bad jokes, endless references… wait a minute, this one was actually fun to watch! “My favourite part is when Alvin was on a mini motorbike when he was […]