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HAPPY PRANKSGIVING!!! from DARK SIDE…

HAPPY PRANKSGIVING!!! from DARK SIDE…

Posted on November 26th, 2009

While I eat me some delicious, delicious slaughtered turkey, I figured I’d remind my fellow clowns about the finer things in life. The things we are all thankful for. Like Muppets…

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THE BLIND SIDE (2009) ***** movie review by COOP

THE BLIND SIDE (2009) ***** movie review by COOP

Posted on November 23rd, 2009

I’ll wager movie theaters in Mississippi and parts of Tennessee are selling out screenings of this movie all opening weekend. Ole Miss fans and South Eastern Conference followers have watched the exceptional football career of Michael Oher and have been touched by his inspiring life story. Those same fans (myself included) have eagerly awaited the release of this film. I had a feeling I’d enjoy the movie regardless of its merits. To my shock, I was completely blown away. “The Blind Side” is indeed THE feel-good movie of the year.

Based on a true-life story, large and good-hearted African American teen Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron) lives a solitary life of poverty and hopelessness on the streets of Memphis. A twist of fate…

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NEW MOON (2009) **1/2 movie review by COOP

NEW MOON (2009) **1/2 movie review by COOP

Posted on November 23rd, 2009

I gave last year’s “Twilight” a fair pass because it pulled off some original and compelling storytelling despite the backlash by non-fans who found the whole phenomenon silly and far too juvenile for mainstream audiences. I went so far as to read the New Moon novel and while I found it uneven, soapy and poorly structured, I understood and enjoyed the way it made a cliché subject readable. I also respected the direction it was heading and was looking forward to seeing the film adaptation and the next sequel (“Eclipse”). That good will has expired because…

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THE FOURTH KIND (2009) ***1/2 movie review by COOP

THE FOURTH KIND (2009) ***1/2 movie review by COOP

Posted on November 10th, 2009

High on the heels of the runaway box office hit “Paranormal Activity,” another “found footage” scare flick has entered the scene just shy of the Halloween season. Touting itself as a dramatization of supposedly real taped hypnosis sessions that reveal alien abductions, the creators of “The Fourth Kind” made a sizable gamble. “The Blair Witch Project” was ten years ago and found footage films had not regained a foothold in the genre until “Paranormal Activity” came around. Add to the fact no one expected the escalating hype and sudden wide release of “PA” and “The Fourth Kind” gets the lucky boost it needs for box office success. There’s one major difference between these two films…

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