The Digital Age

Professor and information law scholar Susan Crawford, author of Captive Audience (hardcover, paperback, Kindle e-book) was invited to speak at UC San Diego for the annual DeWitt Higgs Memorial Lecture. The topic of her nearly an hour long lecture was on the focus of what we would refer to as Net Neutrality in the realm […]

The new cast of Star Wars Episode VII gather together for a read through of the script.

The Star Wars team is thrilled to announce the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the […]

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Craig Ferguson will step down as host of CBS’ “ The Late Late Show” in December when his contract with the network expires after nearly a decade as David Letterman’s companion in the 12:35 a.m. slot. Ferguson broke the news to his studio audience at the 5 p.m. PT taping of…

A video hybrid with Hugh Jackman singing "Who Am I?" as if he was the Wolverine.

We all should know by now that Hugh Jackman is the Jack of Artistic Trades with the action movies, romances films, and singing til his heart’s content. Yes, singing. For those who were unaware of his singing capabilities prior to the film adaptation of Les Misérables were in for quite a surprise. I knew of […]

The Digital Age

Net Neutrality is dead! Or so many people might encourage you to believe that statement. The concept is in a crippling stage at the present moment, as it is an ever changing practice without a definitive end game that has been set to a particular completion date. The idea of the Internet being a vast […]

There are three films that I have recently watched that I thought would be in the best interest to write about their commonality. These three comedy films are best associated with the artistic nature and history of the directors who have helmed each one. These four directors, listed alongside their respective film titles, are Joel […]

It is only on the rarest of occasions that I am able to arrive at a movie theater that is playing an independent film in its initial run. This is a problem for me for a couple of reasons, because I used to leave thirty-five or forty miles away from the nearest independent theater who […]

With a little bit of help from the very useful internet film directory IMDb.com there is an article that I have stumbled across that I think serves as a very helpful list of ethical guidelines for film critics from all walks of life. The article was written by Chicago’s most famous newspaper writer, film historian […]

Emil Jannings portrays the hotel portier in the 1924 silent film The Last Laugh.

The invention of the technology that is used to create the movies as we know it today has dated back to the late 1800s, and the Lumière brothers have captured the attention of the audiences at the time with their short non-fiction films such as The Arrival of a Train (1896). The dramatic and fictional […]

Around six years ago there was a writing prompt given to me with a sole purpose of inspiration: Create a “Top Ten” list of all time favorite fictional movie characters. My list of characters was created and the names were placed in no particular order. Upon a recent review of the material I do not […]

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