Tag Archives: No Value for the Money

Striking Blue Thunder – Episode 8: Payload

The Plot: APEX is assigned to protect a shuttle mission which develops a vaccine that could end the possibility of biological warfare.

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The Longest Lie

It’s the one that says that Hollywood only cares about getting  money. It’s the one where all you need to do is show success at a high enough level for Hollywood and its associated industries to “follow your example.” It’s … Continue reading

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Striking Blue Thunder – The Preamble

Coming off of the heels of the Blue Thunder movie, ABC commissioned a spinoff TV series which was to begin soon after the Blue Thunder movie hit the theatre circuits. The Plot: In the aftermath of the events of the … Continue reading

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Fantasy vs. Reality in Storytelling

This is an outgrowth from the discussion at Ars Marginal about the Chosen One motif found in televised and printed media.  Some of the discussion moved towards using more historical references for developing better characters of color OR telling their … Continue reading

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Movies That Hate You: Elektra [2004, Jennifer Garner]

Note:  This is not the Shannon Tweed Cinemax Softcore Movie of the Same Name. Sliced Summary: An assassin is chased by a clan of Japanese Ninjas when they discover the whereabouts of a young girl who holds the key to … Continue reading

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Just Read Supergirl #2

This is not going to be a full-fledged review. Just highlighting something that has been going on since Loeb’s “Dark & Gritty™” reboot of Supergirl many years ago. This now marks the 4th time that the Superman character has been … Continue reading

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Movies That Hate You: Superman 2

Synopsis: Kal-El must battle three Kryptonian villains who escape from the Phantom Zone and now have powers far beyond those of mortal men.  But how can he do so when he has given up his own powers for the sake … Continue reading

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