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    G-S-T Review…The Hobbit

    Nine years, eleven Academy Awards, and two massive cinematic disappointments. Since wowing the world in 2001 with The Fellowship of the Ring, the first entry in his adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy series The Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson has amassed an impressive tally of goodwill and squandered the lion’s share; as a consequence, his return to Middle Earth, a similar treatment of Rings precursor The Hobbit, has been speculated over with alternating degrees of trepidation, iconoclasm, anticipation, and blatant excitement. Given Jackson’s previous artistic and commercial success playing in this particular fantasy sandbox, as well as his subsequent failures (2005’s King Kong, 2009’s The Lovely Bones), it’s difficult to imagine a scenario where…

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    Greatest Movies That Made Going to the Movies Suck #17 – 'Garden State'

    Masterminded by Mike at You Talking To Me?, the multi-blog-a-thon entitled 27 Greatest Movies That Made Going to the Movies Suck asks fellow bloggers to identify the singularly great and iconic films that have created nothing but disappointing, and god-awful impersonators. Ultimately causing the film in question to remain famous for being original and ground breaking but at the same time infamous for creating doppelgängers we wish we could “un-see”. I was asked to contribute my thoughts on one of my favorite movies Garden State, which I believe to be a neo-classic. Unfortunately (for the purpose of this post anyway) Garden State did more to inspire and help the success of…

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    Greatest Movies That Made Going to the Movies Suck #17 – ‘Garden State’

    Masterminded by Mike at You Talking To Me?, the multi-blog-a-thon entitled 27 Greatest Movies That Made Going to the Movies Suck asks fellow bloggers to identify the singularly great and iconic films that have created nothing but disappointing, and god-awful impersonators. Ultimately causing the film in question to remain famous for being original and ground breaking but at the same time infamous for creating doppelgängers we wish we could “un-see”. I was asked to contribute my thoughts on one of my favorite movies Garden State, which I believe to be a neo-classic. Unfortunately (for the purpose of this post anyway) Garden State did more to inspire and help the success of…